709 Tasting Notes

51

Steep Information:
Water: 185°F
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:sweet, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, vegetal
Flavor: vegetal, sweet
Body: Light
Aftertaste: grassy
Liquor: translucent yellow brown

Blog: http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=4732204343630518234#allposts

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

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77

Steep Information:
Amount: 7 balls
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Tool:Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: coco
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, coco, toasty
Flavor: toasty, sweet
Body: medium
Aftertaste: coco, toasty
Liquor: translucent dark orange brown

Resteep:
same as first

I enjoyed the nice toasty and coco notes!

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/08/10/teavivre-loose-leaf-black-tea-fengqing-dragon-pearl-black-tea/

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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52

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

Note: added water until 1 gallon

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: berries, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: iced tea
Flavor: iced tea, slightly sweet
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: slightly sweet berry
Liquor: translucent medium brown

Post-Steep Additives: agave nectar, sweeter but the flavoring is still a background

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/08/10/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-plum-flavored-black-tea/

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51
drank Cotton Candy Black Tea by 52teas
709 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, berry, black tea
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea
Flavor:black tea, slightly berry sweet
Body: Full
Aftertaste: black tea
Liquor: dark brown

not sure what I was expecting, much better with sugar but still just a sweet berry black…

Post-Steep Additives: rock sugar

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2012/08/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-cotton.html

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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51

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

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: root beer, perhaps a hint of sarsaparilla
Steeped Tea Smell: root beer, black tea
Flavor: black tea
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: dark brown

The flavor was more of a smell.

Post-Steep Additives:
agave nectar, bring out the root beer but it is still not a strong flavor

In the end a plain iced tea with a little root beer flavor.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/07/08/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-root-beer-flavored-black-tea/

Preparation
Iced

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90
drank Thai Iced Tea Blend by Arbor Teas
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 8oz at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: approximately 3 and a half minutes
Served: Cold

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cardamom, spice
Steeped Tea Smell: bakey black tea
Additives: 2 tsp sugar, ice, 4 tbl sweetened condensed milk
Flavor: heavily spiced black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet, astringent
Liquor: nearly opaque dark brown to a cloudy light brown

Delicious! Very much like the many thai teas I have had while dining out. I zipped through this sample in the hot weather and was sad to find I had no more sniff

I tried the next batch hot and cold, both were good
(4 tsp 500ml at 212°F – 3 minutes, 2 cups 1 tsp sugar each, 4 tbl milk each 2 hot and 2 cold)

I even did a resteep, and it worked out fine

Note: breville had lots of grit in cups / teapot – suggest using tsac method

Rating: 4/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/06/24/arbor-teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-organic-thai-iced-tea/

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
T.C.

I love the blog post, by the way. Totally perfect!

AmazonV

@T.C. I have never before easily found Thai tea not at restaurants, BAM problem solved :)

ScottTeaMan

Sounds like a fantastic Thai tea! Nice blog photos too! :))

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51
drank Sea Breeze Green Tea by 52teas
709 tasting notes

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: citrus, chemical tang, vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: citrus, vegetal
Flavor:fruity, vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: a little bitter
Liquor: translucent light orange

Not bad, but not great, dislike the after taste

Post-Steep Additives: agave syrup – increased fruity flavor, decreased (bu still present) after taste

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2012/06/24/52teas-loose-leaf-green-tea-sea-breeze/

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

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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
709 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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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
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