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698 Tasting Notes

drank Raspberry Black by The Devotea
698 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
698 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
698 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
698 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
698 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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drank Orange Spice by The Devotea
698 tasting notes

Disclaimer – I am The Devotea USA

Just popping in a note to say my mom is addicted! it may end up as a core blend just to keep her happy

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75
drank Jungle Monkey Chai by Tea Xotics
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 500ml at 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: pepper, so strong nothing else is making it to register as a small
Steeped Tea Smell: pepper, something sweet hiding under the pepper
Flavor: pepper! with a cinnamon sweet finish
Body: Full
Aftertaste: pepper!
Liquor: nearly opaque cloudy light orange brown

Post-Steep Additives:
added sugar
more cinnamon, hints of banana
chocolate coconut finish

I think this requires sweetening to bring out all the flavors.
Very fun!

I got this as part of my Amoda Tea subscription which i sadly can no longer afford. It was heat fun.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/02/tea-xotics-loose-leaf-rooibos-tisane.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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75
drank Pouchong Extra Fancy by TeaSource
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 6 tsp
Water: 750ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes

Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, floral, vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, floral, nutty
Flavor: silky mouthfeel, sweet, floral
Body: Light
Aftertaste: nutty
Liquor: translucent light yellow green

fabulous!

Co woker with the funny nose: must attic smell

Resteep:
750ml at 195°F for 4 minutes
more roasty and nutty

Resteep:
750ml at 195°F for 5 minutes
still beautiful, floral, honey

Resteep:
750ml at 195°F for 6 minutes
too weak

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/02/teasource-loose-leaf-oolong-tea.html

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 6 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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Steep Information:
Amount: 13.8
Water: 1000ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: slight vegetal, slight roasty
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, roasty
Flavor: seaweed, salty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: malty and slightly astringent
Liquor: translucent light orange brown

Resteep:
1000ml at 175°F for 2 minutes
Light at first, but as it sat it darkened, interesting
grassy, astringent, metallic, tingly

I re-sell this product.

Blog http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/02/lochan-tea-loose-leaf-oolong-tea-doke.html

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 14 g 1000 OZ / 29573 ML
Jason

Looks like all your tasting notes are coming in as 1000 OZ / 29573 ML for the water amount. I’m assuming you didn’t put that in? Might be a bug…what was the value you meant to input?

Jason

Oh, looking at your tasting note i realize you listed it as 1000ml. Be sure to adjust the unit when you add your tasting note. Right now it default to oz, so all your amounts are being input as 1000 oz.

AmazonV

@Jason yup keep forgetting to click the thing for ML

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Bio

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

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/

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