702 Tasting Notes

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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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75

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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drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
702 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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drank Mango Pineapple by 52teas
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 200°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: strong chemical, alcohol, a little fruity
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, tropical, fruity, pineapple,
Flavor: bitter, dry leaves, chemical
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: slight vegetal and very bakey
Liquor: translucent dark orange brown

Post-Steep Additives:
sugar
slightly more fruity and less dry fall leaves

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/05/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-mango.html

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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drank Raspberry Black by The Devotea
702 tasting notes

tart, but lovely hot and iced – I like it with a spoonful of honey

(not rating as this is my tea, I am The Devotea USA blender)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
Ysaurella

ah seems interesting as a raspberry lover I am still looking for my perfect raspberry

AmazonV

Ysaurella if you are not a hibiscus hater maybe give this one a go? try code STEEPSTER at (USA) checkout

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Just a warning to those who love this tea:
@The_Devotea_USA / @The_Devotea teas are on the firing line http://thedevotea.teatra.de/2014/02/24/im-sorry-let-you-go/

Liquorice White Tea, TWO TIGERS, PERSIAN PRINCESS

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drank Two Tigers by The Devotea
702 tasting notes

Just a warning to those who love this tea:
@The_Devotea_USA / @The_Devotea teas are on the firing line http://thedevotea.teatra.de/2014/02/24/im-sorry-let-you-go/

Liquorice White Tea, TWO TIGERS, PERSIAN PRINCESS

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drank Persian Princess by The Devotea
702 tasting notes

Just a warning to those who love this tea:
@The_Devotea_USA / @The_Devotea teas are on the firing line http://thedevotea.teatra.de/2014/02/24/im-sorry-let-you-go/

Liquorice White Tea, TWO TIGERS, PERSIAN PRINCESS

TeaBrat

oh no, I should have tried it when I had the chance!

__Morgana__

Wow, sounds like a lay off lol.

AmazonV

it sort of is a layoff, taking the under performers to streamline and maybe make room for new hits. There is an attempt right now to #SaveThePrincess and Robert and I still have some in stock and could save one or two if they are near and dear to anyone.

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drank Orange Spice by The Devotea
702 tasting notes

Disclaimer – I am The Devotea USA

mom orders one packet a month, every month, she’s gone and given up her normal daily earl grey in place of this

__Morgana__

Is this a new gig for you? Maybe I just missed it?

AmazonV

@ Morgana we kept it quiet the first year, but for the last 2-ish years I have been The Devotea USA operation :)

TeaBrat

Ahhh – how very cool!

Robert Godden

Nicole (AmazonV) has done an amazing job representing The Devotea for the last two years and we hope will do so for many more.

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drank Star Spangled Chai by The Devotea
702 tasting notes

Disclaimer – I am The Devotea USA

mom orders one packet a month, every month, along with Aussie Ginger Chai and Orange Spice.

We both do adore chai

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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

Location

Blacksburg, Virginia

Website

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