399 Tasting Notes

65

I am trying to drink up the assams, because this subscription is really letting me know that assams aren’t my thing. I do enjoy them with milk…but that really kills any nuances in flavor. I enjoyed this very much with milk, and it was undrinkably strong and astringent for me without.

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

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65

Thick, strong, and somewhat astringent. I am beginning to realize that I can’t drink assams without milk to help ease the bite. I imagine coffee lovers would love this.

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

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80

I am so glad this isn’t bitter. But I am surprised at how light the flavor is. It is definitely floral, but they let it stay a delicate floral, so this wouldn’t offend anyone who normally cringes at the jasmine scented teas. That said, it might actually be a bit too light for me many times. But then I can also see myself reaching for it during certain other times I might be seeking something more subtle. I imagine it would be very refreshing iced, too.

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

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75

This is very tasty – it is definitely sweet but I don’t get a lot of fruity notes. It is a little like musty apples almost, with how earthy it tastes. I enjoy it, but I always enjoy oolongs. I did two western style steeps and it kept me up long enough to finish my portfolio. Tomorrow I turn it in, and hopefully this time next month I will be a certified teacher. :)

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

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79

This is tasty, though I don’t get much in the way of mint from it so much as fruit. It smells fruity even, though it isn’t super sweet oddly enough. I am glad to be on a run of these that I really enjoy – I was getting nervous about this subscription, finding so many of them to not be to my taste. I guess the ones I like just floated to the bottom of my samples box :)

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

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75

I enjoyed this, though I’d be curious to know the herbs in it. It was very fresh, which was expected as it is green tea, but the rose was very soft and muted. It definitely had elements of other flavors which also tasted very fresh to me, but I cannot place them. It is a very smooth and easy to drink tea, but not quite “wow” enough to be a big love for me.

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

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85

This is super flavorful – it is primarily fruity, but has some floral notes too. Methinks it is rose, given how much I love rose. I imagine this would be phenomenal iced, but I am happy drinking it hot too. I like how this brand doesn’t skimp on the flavor.

The black/green base is fairly light, but not wishy washy in flavor either. I think I like it, and I think it works best for not competing with the other flavors too much.

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

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85

This is really, really good. Very naturally sweet and juicy tasting. This makes me happy – it is clear to me that I prefer teas that are either very nutty and warm, or very sweet and fruity, with no astringency.

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

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65

I like this best iced, even though I think the flavor is stronger hot. It is admittedly pretty weak, but I think that is why I like it better iced. It still feels refreshing to have a light, slightly fruity flavor. I wouldn’t purchase this, but I am happy to finish off what I have and if I ever came across more I would be content using that up too.

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

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84

This is fantastic – I LOVE peach, and rose, and this is fresh and juicy. The green tea makes it nice and light, and I imagine it would be just as good iced as it is hot.

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

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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.

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