702 Tasting Notes

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I had this at Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon
http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/06/lady-mendls-tea-salon-place-review.html

Steep Information:
Steep Time: 5-7 minutes (per the waiter)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: Vegetal, floral, toasty
Flavor: Nutty, toasty
Body: Light
Aftertaste: Toasty
Liquor: Translucent pale green (not: lighting was candle light)

I think it needed to steep longer.

Second cup I added the sugar cube, the tea was overpowered.

Third cup I added a piece of candied ginger, which made no difference.

Fourth cup over the same piece of ginger brought a tang that went well with the toasty vegetal oolong.

I drank two pots of Wood Dragon Oolong through the five courses.

I purchased some to bring home, I think it was a nice light oolong.

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/06/lady-mendls-tea-salon-oolong-tea-wood.html

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: 12 ounces hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: grassy, green
Steeped Tea Smell: smooth , buttery vegetables
Flavor: vegetal, not as smooth as it smells
Body: Light
Aftertaste: grassy
Liquor: translucent honey brown-yellow

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/06/zhenas-gypsy-tea-teabag-green-tea.html

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: 12 ounces hot spigot water
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: peppermint
Steeped Tea Smell: peppermint
Flavor: peppermint, vegetal
Body: medium
Aftertaste: peppermint
Liquor: translucent yellow-green

Mild peppermint, green background flavor. Refreshing hot tea but nothing special.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/05/healthy-tea-store-teabag-green-tea.html

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Nice to see you reviewing again!

AmazonV

Thanks – sadly I’m working through my backlog, on vacation, still too busy to keep up :(

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: 12 ounces boiling water
Steep Time: a little over 2 minute (http://steep.it/)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: floral, and fruity?
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, vegetal, toasty
Flavor: sweet, smooth, floral
Body: light
Aftertaste: slightly bitter
Liquor: translucent yellow-brown

Rating: 2/4 leaves

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/05/healthy-tea-store-teabag-oolong-tea.html

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: 12 ounces hot spigot water
Steep Time: a little over 1 minute (http://steep.it/)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Grape, Cherry
Steeped Tea Smell: mostly floral
Flavor: sweet tea
Body: medium
Aftertaste: hints to grape
Liquor: translucent dark brown

Rating: 2/4 leaves

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/05/healthy-tea-store-teabag-black-tea.html

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec

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drank Berry Rooibos by Samovar
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: Boiling
Tool: Bee House Ceramic Round Teapot
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: berry, perfume, rooibos (woody), sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: strawberry, blueberry
Flavor: Strawberry, Blueberry
Body: medium
Aftertaste: woody (rooibos)
Liquor: translucent dark red-brown

Post-Steep Additives: 1 tsp honey, brought the berry out more as a sweet berry

Resteep: 10+ minutes, weaker, but still a good cup of tea

Recieved from JacquelineM in the Hoppitea swap

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/05/samovar-loose-leaf-herbal-tisane-berry.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Cherry Cosmo by Tea Forte
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 packet
Water: 12 ounces hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes (http://steep.it)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: alcohol, cherry, hibiscus
Steeped Tea Smell: hibiscus, cherry
Flavor: sweet fruit then tart
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: tart
Liquor: translucent dark purple-pink

It smells alcoholic! I found it a bit tart and would add sugar next time, but it was a fun cup of tea (not often you can drink at work!).

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/04/tea-forte-loose-leaf-herbal-tisane.html

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: 12 ounces hot spigot water
Steep Time: a little over 1 minute (http://steep.it/)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: floral, peach, something artificial
Steeped Tea Smell: peach, floral
Flavor: peachy, slight toasty tea background note
Body: medium
Aftertaste: sweet
Liquor: translucent dark brown

I was afraid from the smell it would taste artificial, but it tastes smooth and fruity. It is a pretty good tea, subtle flavors but they are there. A good go to teabag.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/04/healthy-tea-store-teabag-black-tea.html

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec

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drank Chai Chi by Compass Teas
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 12 oz
Tool: kati loose tea system
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes (http://steep.it/)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: not much (old sample)
Steeped Tea Smell: cinnamon, spice
Flavor: black tea, cinnamon, pepper, woody
Body: Full
Aftertaste: sweet spice
Liquor: translucent dark brown

This was a gift from TeaEqualsBliss.

This is a different kind of chai, I like the rooibos and black mix. I need to try with honey.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/04/compass-tea-company-loose-leaf-black.html

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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drank Apricot Amaretto by Tea Forte
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 single steeps packet
Water: 12 ounces hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes (http://steep.it/)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: nutty, apricot
Steeped Tea Smell: amaretto, fruity, rooibos
Flavor: rooibos, fruity
Body: full
Aftertaste: sweet
Liquor: translucent orange-brown

I love amaretto, so this tea is right up my alley! A sweet afternoon treat.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/04/tea-forte-loose-leaf-rooibos-tisane.html

Preparation
5 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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