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drank Cinnamon Pear by 52teas
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon, sweet, smokey
Steeped Tea Smell: cinnamon, bakey
Flavor: bakey, cinnamon, sweet fruity finish
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent, yet sweet
Liquor: beautiful red orange brown!

the smell originally had me feeling this would be much fruitier than it was.
It’s still good, but a subtle blend.

7th day of the 12 teas of christmas

Post-Steep Additives:
sugar
not much change

Rating: 2/4 leaves

blog http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/12/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-cinnamon.html

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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Steep Information:
Amount: 8 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Sweet. Ginger. Cinnamon
Steeped Tea Smell:Ginger. Cinnamon. Woody
Flavor: Woody. Cinnamon. Hint pumpkin. Ginger finish
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: Watery cin ginger after
Liquor: Translucent dark orange brown

6th day of the 12 teas of christmas

Post-Steep Additives:
sugar
More pumpkin and cinnamon

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/12/52teas-loose-leaf-honeybush-tisane.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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50
drank Frankenberry by 52teas
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 5 tsp
Water: 1200ml at 205°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: alcohol, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: sour, berry
Flavor: bitter, astringent, sour
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: bitter berry
Liquor: translucent dark orange brown

do not like

5th day of the 52teas 12 teas of Christmas

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 750ml at 200°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: alcohol, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: sour, berry
Flavor: astringent, sour, a little bitter
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: bitter berry
Liquor: translucent dark orange brown

better at 2 minutes, but still a bit too astringent and bitter without sugar etc

Rating: 2/4 leaves

blog http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/12/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea.html

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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Steep Information:
Amount: 9.5g
Water: 750ml at 180°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cucumber, sweet, floral, green apples
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, vegetal
Flavor: vegetal, floral, sweet, fuzzy
Body: Light
Aftertaste: green apples
Liquor: lovely dark orange-brown

I love My Little Pony! Sadly this tea isn’t very apple-y

Post-Steep Additives:
sugar
more apple-y and sweet, less floral and vegetal

I think this would make a great iced tea, however it is chilly out

also this is the 4th day of the 12 teas of Christmas

Resteep:
Water: 750ml at 180°F
Steep Time: 3 minutes

a little more vegetal and astringent

Resteep:
Water: 750ml at 180°F
Steep Time: 4 minutes

not much flavor, but lots of color

Rating: 3/4 leaves

blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/12/52teas-loose-leaf-white-tea-apple-jacks.html

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 9 g 25 OZ / 750 ML

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50
drank Peppermint Bark by 52teas
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 205°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/12/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-peppermint.html

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: peppermint!
Steeped Tea Smell: toasty, perhaps a hint of mint
Flavor: smooth, minty, toasty finish
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent, slightly toasty
Liquor: translucent red brown

Also the 3rd day of the 2014 12 Teas of Christmas

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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drank Tiramisu Oolong by 52teas
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 185°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: alcohol, hints of coffee and coco
Steeped Tea Smell: chocolate, coffee, hint of sweet vegetation
Flavor: vegetal, coffee finish
Body: Light
Aftertaste: coffee
Liquor: translucent light yellow green

Resteep:
1000ml at 185°F for 3 minutes
still nutty, coffee, vegetal

Resteep:
750ml at 185°F for 3 minutes
mostly vegetal now

2014 second day of the 52Teas 12 Teas of Christmas

Rating: 3/4 leaves

blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/12/52teas-loose-leaf-oolong-tea-tiramisu.html

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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Steep Information:
Amount: 6tsp
Water: 1000ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: pumpkin spice, CARDAMOM
Steeped Tea Smell: pumpkin spice, slightly vegetal
Flavor: vegetal, then pumpkin spice, finish cinnamon and clove, cardamom
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: clove, cardamom
Liquor: translucent light yellow green

Also the first tea of the 12 teas of christmas.

Post-Steep Additives:
sugar – much more toffee

Rating: 3/4 leaves

pictures
http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/12/52teas-loose-leaf-green-tea-pumpkin.html

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 6 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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Badamtam First Flush
fuzzy, floral, i like this
cup of Darjeeling

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: floral (honeysuckle), sweet, a little vegetal, fuzzy white tea
Steeped Tea Smell: slightly floral and vegetal, a little hay
Flavor: sweet melon, a little fuzzy and floral, sour finish
Body: Light
Aftertaste: bakey, vegetal, grassy
Liquor: translucent light brown-orange

as it cools i get grape (red)

My coworkers and I enjoyed this tea.

I guess i forgot to resteep?

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2014/07/15/golden-moon-tea-loose-leaf-black-tea-badamtam-first-flush-darjeeling/

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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fruity and spicy
Cinnamon Peach Apricot
like a nice dessert

#TeakuTuesday

Tea Information:
Tea: Cinnamon Peach & Apricot Honeybush
Type: Honeybush Tisane (Tea is technically only from the camellia sinensis plant)
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: 52Teas
Purchase: Here
Description: Apologies for the late post this week. I hope the blend we created was worth the short delay.
Here’s a blend of caffeine-free honeybush with freeze-dried peaches and apricots and cinnamon chips. This is one of those blends that is bound to make you happy inside whether you prepare it hot or iced.
Be sure to get yours now. I don’t think this one is going to last long.
Our Tea of the Week for the Week of April 21, 2014
Ingredients: Honeybush, cinnamon chips, freeze-dried peaches and apricots, organic flavors.

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 212°F
Tool: Mesh basket strainer in mug
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes https://www.teaity.com/
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon, fruity, yum
Steeped Tea Smell: woody, hints of spice and fruit
Flavor: woody, hints of cinnamon, very fruity finish
Body: Full
Aftertaste: fruity, then spice
Liquor: translucent dark orange brown

mmm like some kind of dessert!

Post-Steep Additives:
sugar
even more dessert cobbler like!

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/06/52teas-loose-leaf-honeybush-tisane.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp

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50
drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 212°F
Tool: make your own paper teabag
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes https://www.teaity.com/
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: strawberry cream
Steeped Tea Smell: woody
Flavor: berry, woody
Body: Full
Aftertaste: woody
Liquor: translucent dark orange red

a flavored rooibos, hits the spot if that is what you are looking for.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog http://amazonv.teatra.de/2014/05/07/52teas-loose-leaf-honeybush-tisane-walter-bishop-honeybush/

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I am The Devotea USA. I love caffeine! I prefer tea to coffee. I prefer my flavors to be in your face, not subtle. I plan to use this blog to keep track of the teas I have tried.

I get my daily dose of caffeine from Starbucks (Grande soy no water chai latte).

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0-25=Bleh! not again if it were free
25-50=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
75-100=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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