702 Tasting Notes

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drank Butterbeer by 52teas
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: root beer barrel candies, ginger
Steeped Tea Smell: toasty, root beer
Flavor: sweet, black tea, root beer, black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent, barky
Liquor: translucent dark red-brown

Not buttery :( I was expecting butterscotch?

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/13/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-butterbeer/

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chemical, cigar tabacco, potpourri
Steeped Tea Smell: fall, toasty
Flavor: toasty, floral
Body: Medium/Full
Aftertaste: astringent, floral
Liquor: translucent dark orange-brown

A strong black, followed by a mouth full of petals, but not in the bad way.

Post-Steep Additives:
Sugar
smoother, citrus and floral

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/09/kusmi-tea-loose-leaf-black-tea-bouquet-of-flowers-n108/

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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51
drank Houjicha by Rishi Tea
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount:3 tsp
Water: 500ml at 185°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:vegetal, burnt/toasted
Steeped Tea Smell: toasted vegetables
Flavor: toasted..vegetables
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: vegetal, gritty
Liquor: translucent dark brown

meh.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/09/rishi-tea-loose-leaf-green-tea-houjicha/

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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51
drank Jasmine Green Tea by Kusmi Tea
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 7
Water: 1200ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: toast, floral, jasmine
Steeped Tea Smell: floral (jasmine), vegetal
Flavor: minty, vegetal, bitter
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: bitter, burnt
Liquor: Translucent yellow-orange-green

mint? where did the mint come from? needed less leaf or less time, was going with 1.5tsp/8oz

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/08/kusmi-tea-loose-leaf-green-tea-jasmine-green-tea/

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: ml at 212°F
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes http://steep.it/3%20minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: paper, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, bakey
Flavor: paper, bakey
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent brown orange

Meh, it’s a bagged tea. I got it as a sample at NW tea fest, so it’s old, to give it some slack, but still that means better packaging needed?

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/12/19/choice-organic-teas-teabag-black-tea-estate-blend-darjeeling/

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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51
drank Jade Green by Choice Organic Teas
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Water: ~500ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes http://steep.it/2%20minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet floral, hint of vegetation
Steeped Tea Smell: paper, floral
Flavor: paper, vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: sweet, floral
Liquor: translucent green

Perhaps because I let the teabag set a year it tastes like paper?

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/12/19/choice-organic-teas-teabag-green-tea-jade-green/

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

I have begun to notice more and more paper flavor in bagged teas. And they aren’t teas that have been sitting around for a long time, either.

AmazonV

@LiberTEAS I wonder if we’re getting better at it, or the paper is getting more potent?

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Steep Information:
Water: 12 ounces hot water from coffee machine
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes http://steep.it/3%20minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet fall leaves
Steeped Tea Smell: toasty
Flavor: earthy
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: slight astringency
Liquor: translucent orange-brown

Rating: 3/4 leaves

blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/12/19/choice-organic-teas-teabag-black-tea-english-breakfast/

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Water: ~500ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes http://steep.it/2%20minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: slight jasmine, vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet jasmine
Flavor: jasmine (floral), sweet, end of sip is vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: slightly perfume/chemical
Liquor: translucent light green

Not bad, not the best jasmine green I’ve had, but a good teabag choice.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/12/19/choice-organic-teas-teabag-green-tea-jasmine-green/

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Water: ~500ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: a little over 6 minutes http://steep.it/
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: peppermint
Steeped Tea Smell: peppermint
Flavor: licorice (root), peppermint, sweet
Body: Light
Aftertaste: licorice root
Liquor: translucent murkey yellow-green

Let it sit at 6 for another minute or so, as it was mostly peppermint then

Usually not a huge fan of licorice in tea, although I love chewing the roots directly, but this was a nice blend!

Post-Steep Additives:

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/12/19/choice-organic-teas-teabag-herbal-tisane-sweet-liquorice-mint/

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Water: ~500ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes (was aiming 3 and got distracted)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: floral, paper
Steeped Tea Smell: paper
Flavor: paper, chemical
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: vegetal, floral
Liquor: translucent yellow-green

bleh

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/12/19/choice-organic-teas-teabag-green-tea-oothu-garden-green/

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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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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50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
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