627 Tasting Notes

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drank Peach & Thyme by Fauchon
627 tasting notes

Super duper thyme-y, the peach really (surprisingly) takes a backseat on this one. I think the flavors could use a bit more balancing, as I do think peach could stand up to thyme a bit more equally and be delicious, but this is delicious too. I think it could make a very refreshing pot of iced tea in the summer as well as hot, like a friend and I drank it today. I was surprised I enjoyed it, as it is primarily herb taste and more a wisp of peach, but I totally did.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Veronica

Ooh, that sounds interesting!

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78

This is very apple-y, and beyond that and rooibos, I don’t taste a ton. I think anyone who likes red rooibos with fruit will like this. That said, I have been experimenting with having rooibos in many flavors and have been finding that across brands, I don’t know that I prefer red rooibos with fruity flavors. I’ve been preferring spicier blends with red, and fruity ones with green rooibos. Interesting, as it did not used to be so.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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84

This is super refreshing. It is fruity, but not berry fruity, more tropical. It was ok hot, but every time I forget a cup of fruity tea and it cools I remember how much I love fruity teas iced. It is like a taste of summer…never mind that there is snow on the ground right now.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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84

This was lovely. It is bergamot-y, but subtle. I enjoyed it with a little lavender honey and milk and I was a big fan. Lately I have been using almond milk because it doesn’t spoil quickly, but have also noticed it giving my tea a distinctive almond flavor that doesn’t always agree with it. Using regular skim milk today showed me that I should use skim milk when I have it, it does make a difference, and save almond milk for other things.

Today marks my first full year on Steepster. It has been an awesome one, and inspired me to reorganize and recommit to getting my stash (aka hoard) under control. Pictures and explanation in my blog post for anyone curious: http://myliferevamp.blogspot.com/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

hey! grats on a year here!

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86

Mmmm, cranberry. This tastes just like it, but isn’t too tart or sour. It also isn’t too sweet – cranberries aren’t sweet, so this is spot on. It is great hot, it is great iced. It isn’t bitter. I really have nothing negative to say about it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85

Yum yum, this is super tasty. Primarily raspberry, but the rich nutty flavor is there too. The second steep is significantly more tart from the raspberry and the nuts step back. This was lovely, I am glad to have gotten to taste it.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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82

I enjoyed this a lot. It was earthy without tasting rotten or weird like some puerhs can. I found it to be moderately sweet, getting sweeter with later infusions. I infused it for probably ten seconds, then the next couple fifteen, and the couple after that closer to twenty or thirty seconds. The flavors were all similar, they just took turns being center stage. It could have gone much longer, but I really tire of drinking the same tea all day sometimes. It does make dog sitting a little bit easier if I am going to be here all day, as I only needed to bring this one sample packet with me. Of course I brought three full sized tins as options and had ten samples here a few days ago. Because flavor ADD.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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81
drank Eggnog Yunan by 52teas
627 tasting notes

I had eggnog for the first time this year. This was pretty good, very reminiscent of what I had. Mine I think had more of a cinnamon taste, and adding a dash of milk made the cinnamon in this disappear. I was hoping for something a bit stronger in eggnog flavor, less black tea taste.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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82

This tastes like spring. Flowers and fruit. You’d never know it was supposed to snow tomorrow afternoon. I am a fan, though I can tell it doesn’t take well to oversteeping or overleafing, it gets a bit bitter. For now, I will think of it and not about the fact that it is 23 degrees outside and real winter is here and there are small amounts of snow predicted 3 times in the 10 day forecast. Snow season is here, and I have very mixed feelings about that.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80
drank Apple Brandy Assam by 52teas
627 tasting notes

This was pretty tasty – it was very apple-y, as I hoped and expected. I can’t say I’ve had enough brandy to taste it in a strong sense, but it did have what felt like a boozy must that was just a hint. I’d say it was more like apple brandy light on the brandy, but tasty nonetheless.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Now a certified teacher, beginning my first year in third grade this fall. I have been involved in the tea world about 5 years now. In that time, I have learned so much, and am hoping to learn even more by joining the steepster community.

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