521 Tasting Notes

80
drank Root Beer Float by 52teas
521 tasting notes

I am amazed, but this smells exactly like root beer if root beer were hot. I don’t think I would necessarily make this cold unless I sweetened it, because the lack of fizzy and sweet upon sniffing something so similar might confuse and shock my poor brain. The flavor isn’t quite as spot on as the scent, but very very close. This one is a must sniff, if not a must sip.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75

This is light and fruity and tasty – I am a fan of fruity greens, and this one is simple and flavorful.

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

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30
drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
521 tasting notes

This will be amazing if you like coconut. I think coconut is gross in tea.

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

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82

This is tasty – it definitely reminds me of fall with the hint of cinnamon, but is still fresh and juicy. I could see enjoying this hot or iced. Next time though, I will use more than one teaspoon for my cup, as I found the flavors to be just a hair weaker than I prefer.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95
drank Gui Hua Oolong by Tealux
521 tasting notes

This was phenomenal. I know I adore peachy flavors, and this one is definitely very juicy and peach reminiscent, but peach mixed with floral is killer. And oolong is my favorite tea base, pretty much ever. I want a perfume that smells like this stuff, dry or steeped. I want a candle of it. I want to smell it all day long.

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

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65

This was alright, it was flavorful enough, but for whatever reason it didn’t really impress. It was a hair more astringent than I prefer (and I steep pretty much all black teas except chai now at 200 degrees to avoid the bitterness), but not bad at all. Most would probably enjoy it. It has a bit of a sweetness too. No idea why I am not the biggest fan. Recommended because of that odd quandary.

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

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70

I normally do NOT like smokey teas. At all.

This is one that has a hint of smoke but doesn’t overwhelm the taste of the tea at all, and is perfect for this 40 degree fall morning. I don’t think I enjoy it enough to buy a lot of it, but I will enjoy what I have very much.

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

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70
drank Black Dragon by The Tao of Tea
521 tasting notes

This tastes toasty and mineral-y. I think next time I will steep it longer to give it more flavor, but I am glad that it wasn’t astringent at all. The lack of astringency is why I tend to prefer oolongs to blacks. I think I will have to play with this one a little longer.

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

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70

This was really smooth, and really didn’t remind me of most blacks I drink. It was light in color, and had no bitterness at all. I think it would be great for a person who finds a lot of black tea to be too bold, though it didn’t quite have enough flavor for me to want to purchase.

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

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