713 Tasting Notes

75

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 packets
Water: 2 QT room temperature
Tool: Takeya flash chill
Steep Time: overnight in fridge
Served: Cold

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: green, fruity, sweet, sour finish, citrus, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: very faint floral and fruity
Flavor: sweet, fruity, finish is floral then vegetal
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: perfumy
Liquor: translucent orange-yellow-green

Very enjoyable iced tea, bonus for not needing to measuring and being easy to make

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2015/05/takeya-usa-loose-leaf-black-tea.html

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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50
drank coconut lime rooibos by Takeya
713 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 packets
Water: 2 QT room temperature
Tool: Takeya flash chill
Steep Time: overnight in fridge
Served: Cold

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: hint of coconut, strong lime
Steeped Tea Smell: lime, fruit
Flavor: fruity, tropical, lime finish
Body: medium
Aftertaste: lime, woody
Liquor: cloudy orange green

pretty tasty

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2015/05/takeya-usa-loose-leaf-rooibos-tisane.html

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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75

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 1 minute
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: fall leaves, fishy
Steeped Tea Smell: hints of sweet, and dry fall leaves, citrus
Flavor: sweet, bakey, woody, tangy finish
Body: Full
Aftertaste: sweet, barky, and slightly citrus
Liquor: dark, translucent, red brown

Resteep: 2
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 1 minute

more fall leaves, less woody, still tangy finish

Resteep: 3
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 1 minute 30 seconds

sweet, citrus, a little floral, still leafy and woody

Resteep: 4
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 2 minutes

sweet, floral

Resteep: 5
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds

sweet, very light, woody finish

i think it might handle another resteep, but I never drink that much of a tea during work!

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2015/03/golden-moon-tea-company-loose-leaf-pu_19.html

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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75

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 1 minute
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: fall leaves, mud, acidic
Steeped Tea Smell: hints of sweet, and dry fall leaves
Flavor: sweet, bakey, tangy finish
Body: Full
Aftertaste: sweet, and slightly citrus
Liquor: dark, translucent, red brown

Resteep: 2
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 1 minute

still good

Resteep: 3
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 1 minute 30 seconds

citrus and floral

Resteep: 4
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 1 minute 30 seconds

paler – should have done 2

Resteep: 5
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 2 minutes

pale

Resteep: 6
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Steep Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds

still pale, weaker

Stopped due to time constraints (leaving work) so not sure if i could coax another few out or not.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2015/03/golden-moon-tea-company-loose-leaf-pu.html

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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50
drank Cinnamon Pear by 52teas
713 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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75

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
713 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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75

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
713 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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75
drank Tiramisu Oolong by 52teas
713 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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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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