255 Tasting Notes

70

This was pretty good – it was definitely lemony with a hint of ginger. I don’t like ginger much except as an accent, so I was glad for that. I liked it hot and iced, but I thought it was better iced.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85

This one smelled SWEET dry and for the first steep, was just as sweet. It was very fruity but smooth. I steeped it once more, and it was a lot more floral, which was interesting. The strength was about the same each steep, and I imagine if I had enough hours in the day I could get a few more out of this no problem. I definitely recommend it.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95

This was a really awesome tea drinking experience. I got this sample and saw the date picked and realized it is almost certainly the freshest tea I have ever had. There is just something SO cool about that. But, other than novelty, this was delicious. I am not particularly good at describing detailed flavor nuances, but to me it was a bit sweet and very fruity, but still having the hearty black tea taste. I steeped it twice, and it was a bit less sweet on second steep, but still very flavorful. I often have issues with black teas and bitterness so I kept this one at 200 degrees.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Marzipan

That’s funny, I’m drinking this exact one right now!

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80

Another iced tea win!! I hot brewed this one, and I normally cold brew my fruity black teas for iced tea, but I am realizing that is only something I really have to do when the black base kind of blows. I love Adagio, it is very accessible and affordable and they have a great rewards program, but the black base for iced tea leaves a bit to be desired.

Not so here. The black tea flavor is delicious and present, but the watermelon flavor balances out well. It isn’t too strong which is good because it doesn’t taste too artificial. So far, two for two with this brand’s iced options.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

This is pretty tasty – it smells and tastes very smooth and sweet, as the name would suggest. It gets a bit more floral for me in the third steep and beyond, and I got tired of resteeping after 5, so I can’t say how long this one would last. I have tried a few milk oolongs now and I enjoy them.

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

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80

This is super duper tasty. I was completely terrified when I saw the dry leaves looked wet…yet I sniffed them and they smelled like chai and seemed a bit more oily to the touch than water damp, so I brewed it up anyway. I would totally risk my health for a cup of chai.

I am glad I did, as the sample came from LiberTEAs, and noted the same textural oddity. And I also really enjoyed this. I made it with almond milk and a bit of honey and it was on the milder side, but not in a bad way. Just not a punch-in-the-face of cinnamon and spice that I do often enjoy, but like a break from sometimes.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank SBT: Cherry Limeade by 52teas
255 tasting notes

I really love this – I was expecting it to be sort of meh, for some reason. Wrong – it really did taste like limeade…less cherry than I would like in theory. I cold steeped it and after taking a few sips, squeezed half a lemon into it for a super refreshing, lemon/limeade-esque drink.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70
drank Dreamsicle Puerh by 52teas
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70
drank Dreamsicle Puerh by 52teas
255 tasting notes

This was oddly weak tasting to me. I liked it, it was refreshing, as the puerh was very green tasting and didn’t have the typical aged flavor, and there was the dreamsicle flavor on the back of my tongue, almost as an aftertaste. I was hoping for a bit more flavor, but it was still very enjoyable.

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

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70
drank Dreamsicle Puerh by 52teas
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I am a 29 year old return-to-college student working on my certification in Early Childhood Ed, who discovered the (incredibly vast) world of tea about 3 years ago. In that time, I have learned so much, and am hoping to learn even more by joining the steepster community.

In my non-tea times, I am usually watching netflix while writing lesson plans, cuddling my two kitties, or trying to find new things to do in a town that is sometimes a bit limited!

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