702 Tasting Notes

51

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water:500 ml at 185 °F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet grape
Steeped Tea Smell: Grape jolly rancher, hint vegetal
Flavor: Vegetal, sweet
Body: Light
Aftertaste: none
Liquor: Translucent light brown

Post-Steep Additives: Add sugar, slightly more grape…meh

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/06/24/52teas-loose-leaf-white-tea-concord-grape-bai-mu-dan/

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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51
drank Milk & Cookies 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: chocolate
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, bakey-black tea
Flavor: sweet black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent dark red-brown

not getting the cookie or chocolate or milk

Post-Steep Additives: german rock sugar, chocolate coming out, a little bakey for cookie, no milk

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2012/06/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-milk-and.html

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

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75

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 packet
Water: 3Qt
Tool: Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker
Served: Cold

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: natural coconut
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea, hint of coconut
Flavor:very strong, mostly black tea
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: dark brown

it’s for 4q i had 3q

Post-Steep Additives: sugar, water – delicious! smoother, medium bodied, stronger coconut flavor, great summer drink (see what you get for following directions)

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2012/06/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-coconut.html

Preparation
Iced

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75
drank Pot O' Gold by 52teas
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 12oz boiling
Tool: kati loose tea system 12oz
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, floral, black toasty tea
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, floral black
Flavor: smooth, sweet, slightly toasty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: floral
Liquor: slightly opaque dark brown

good, not remarkable

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2012/06/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-pot-o-gold.html

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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70

Steep Information:
Amount: 3tsp
Water: 500ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Peach, orange, sweet, vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: peach, orange, pineapple, fruity, sweet, slight vegetal
Flavor: orange pineapple, vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: citrus tang
Liquor: translucent yellow-green

good! I am enjoying this for breakfast

Post-Steep Additives: touch of agave make it fruiter

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2012/06/52teas-loose-leaf-green-tea-virgin.html

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

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96

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 500ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: floral, light, toasty
Steeped Tea Smell: Floral, fresh vegetal, slightly roasty, sweet
Flavor: Sweet, toasty, smooth, almost silky
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet, toast
Liquor: translucent honey yellow brown

Lovely, light, sweet! In addition it have this beautiful sweet floral fragrance that I could not stop sniffing. It is not a morning wake you up cup of tea but a slightly floral sipping tea. It is delicate on the tongue, but with enough presence to make sure you know it’s delicious.

Resteep:
500ml at 195°F for 3min

Just as good, slightly less smooth mouthfeel

Third steep was too weak at 4 minutes

I thoroughly enjoy this black! I don’t love it as much as the oolong

Rating: 4/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2012/03/zealong-loose-leaf-black-tea-zealong.html

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

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drank Cranberry Cobbler by Teas Etc
702 tasting notes

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

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: hibiscus berry, fruity
Steeped Tea Smell: berry, fruity
Flavor: cranberry, smooth sweet black tea, berry end
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: hibiscus
Liquor: translucent dark brown

It is a nice not overly sweet fruity black tea, where the tea is smooth and present. Not fabulous, and being they have lots of nice teas I can see how this might have got cut.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2012/02/teas-etc-loose-leaf-black-tea-cranberry.html

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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74

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 12 ounces, boiling
Tool: kati loose tea system 12oz
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal, toasty
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, slight toasty
Flavor: toasty, vegetal
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: slight astringency
Liquor: translucent dark brown-green

I know I should not use boiling water, but I am at work and busy / lazy / distracted

Resteep:
2 minutes+, boiling, 12 ounces

Usually a little better (less astringency)

This tea puts up with 2+ steeps, boiling water, irregular steeping times and is still consistent and a great drink at work.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2012/02/teavana-loose-leaf-oolong-tea-phoenix.html

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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52

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

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: strong sweet passion fruit
Steeped Tea Smell: hints of sweet passion fruit, slight toasty tea
Flavor: toasty tea, with a slight sweet passion fruit at the end of the sip
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: slightly toasty
Liquor: barely translucent dark brown

Post-Steep Additives:
agave nectar, brings out the sweet fruit a bit more

Resteep:
500ml at 195°F for 2:30minutes
tastes like a light black tea

Unremarkable, tastes fine but not novel or extremely well done

Gift from a friend.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2012/02/ching-ching-cha-loose-leaf-oolong-tea.html

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

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51
drank ROOIBOS PROVENCE by Totalitea
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 7 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: berry, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: peppercorn, berry, fruity, floral, woody
Flavor: spicy, woody, sweet
Body: Full
Aftertaste: berry, lavender
Liquor: opaque dark red-brown

Good flavorful rooibos, a bit woody for those who don’t like that, nothing too remarkable.

Gift/Swap from chana karma

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2012/02/totalitea-loose-leaf-rooibos-tisane.html

Preparation
Boiling 7 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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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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