702 Tasting Notes

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: hot spigot water, 6-8oz
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes (http://steep.it)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, herb-like
Steeped Tea Smell: grassy
Flavor: grassy
Body: Full
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: translucent dark yellow

too hot water? too long? anyway, grassy

Thank you TeaEqualsBliss!

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/12/two-leaves-and-bud-teabag-green-tea.html

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 5g
Water: 750ml 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: fresh, vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: vegtal, light, floral
Flavor: smooth (but not silky) vegetal, sweet
Body: Light
Aftertaste: nutty?
Liquor: translucent yellow-green

Resteep: 195°F 2 min
same quality, slightly darker, odd stronger on steep two, i guess the leaves being open made a difference

Resteep: 195°F 2 min
same quality as the second

Resteep: 195°F 2 min
same quality, touch weaker
refrigerated – BLEH not good cold

At this point I gave up
The leaves could have probably done another cup

Not the best I’ve had but a good iron goddess, slight nuttiness, smooth vegetal, just keep it hot.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/12/teavivre-loose-leaf-oolong-tea-tie-guan.html

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

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drank Chrysanthemum Tea Drink by Yeo's
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Served: Cold

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: Chrysanthemum
Flavor: strong cane sugar, Chrysanthemum, sugar
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: cane sugar

It is hard to describe, if you have never had chrysanthemum
I would have liked a bit less sugar, but was happy it was real sugar

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/11/yeos-can-of-herbal-tisane-chrysanthemum.html

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drank Hazelnut Truffle by Tea Forte
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: boiling, 2 mugs
Tool: my grandmother’s Bee House Ceramic Round Teapot (like this one)
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Strong hazelnut, hints of dark chocolate
Steeped Tea Smell: hazelnut
Flavor: black tea, hints of chocolate and hazelnut
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent dark brown

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/11/tea-forte-loose-leaf-black-tea-hazelnut.html

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Bai Hao Silver Needle by Teas Etc
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 5.8g
Water: 750ml 185°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes 30 seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal
Flavor: vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: floral
Liquor: translucent green-brown

Too light to taste at 3:30, so I tossed the leaves back in for another 1:00.

Too vegetal without anything else for me, but a smooth cup of tea. Have it with some cookies or snacks.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/11/teas-etc-loose-leaf-white-tea-bai-hao.html

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank True Love Flower Tea by Teavivre
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 ball
Water: 12 ounces, boiling
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal, fruity
Steeped Tea Smell: jasmine, vegetal
Flavor: green tea, jasmine
Body: Light
Aftertaste: none
Liquor: translucent honey yellow-brown

Like most flowering teas I feel the flavor is sacrificed for the beauty. It’s an OK cup of tea but nothing exceptional. On the other hand you can tell it was made with high quality tea as it is drinkable and pretty as opposed to many flowering teas which are for looks only.

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/11/teavivre-loose-leaf-green-tea-true-love.html

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Zen by Tazo
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: boiling, let sit 1 minute, 12 oz
Steep Time: a little over 1 minute (http://steep.it/)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: mint
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal
Flavor: lemongrass, mint, vegetal
Body: Full
Aftertaste: mint
Liquor: translucent brown-green

not really exciting or delicious, a lemon-grassy green tea.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/11/tazo-teabag-green-tea-zen.html

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec

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drank Candy Apple Tea by TeaGschwendner
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 7.4g
Water: 500ml 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 10 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: candied apples
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet apple cider
Flavor: like caramel apple spice drink from Starbucks
Body: Light
Aftertaste: sweet, apples
Liquor: translucent orange-yellow

Delicious! A sweet treat, without sugar, probably even better with!

Steepster Secret Santa gift from Infusin_Susan.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/11/teagschwendner-loose-leaf-herbal-tisane.html

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Jasmine Silver Needle by Teas Etc
702 tasting notes

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

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, fruity, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, light, jasmine
Flavor: sweet, jasmine
Body: Light
Aftertaste: vegetal
Liquor: translucent yellow-green

delicious, light, refreshing, lovely

Resteep:185°F 500ml 4 min
med body, still delicious!

Resteep:185°F 500ml 4 min
3rd steep is too bitter and astringent

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/11/teas-etc-loose-leaf-white-tea-jasmine.html

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 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
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