702 Tasting Notes

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drank Blueberry Merlot by Tea Forte
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: Single Steeps packet
Water: 12oz hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes (http://steep.it/5%20minutes)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cherry, berry, hibiscus?
Steeped Tea Smell: berry, tart, floral
Flavor: hibiscus
Body: Full
Aftertaste: tart
Liquor: barely translucent dark purple-red

Too much hibiscus, and I like hibiscus.

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/03/tea-forte-loose-leaf-single-steeps.html

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 tsp
Water: boiling
Tool: Bee House teapot
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal, nutty
Steeped Tea Smell: buttery, sweet
Flavor: vegetal, nutty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent honey yellow

Re-Steep Information:
Water: boiling
Tool: Bee House teapot
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, roasty, nutty
Flavor: roasty, nutty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: nutty, astringent
Liquor: translucent honey yellow

Came as a gift with an order from Chicago tea garden.

I could have steeped this more, but after 4 cups of tea it was time for bed.

I really love this oolong, not as much as the new zealand oolong but it’s this nice nutty roasty, but not too dark, tea.

If you enjoy a little roast to your tea I highly recommend you try this!

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/03/chicago-tea-garden-loose-leaf-oolong.html

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Infusin_Susan

I have this tea as well – I bought it while I was at a tasting at Chicago Tea Garden. I love the roasted flavor and how it changes from one steeping to the next. I haven’t tried the Zealong Dark, I’ll have to get some and compare.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Hey Susan I think I was at the same tasting as you. I think you are in my neck of the woods too.

AmazonV

I hope you like the zealong, it’s my favorite, i do tend to like them lighter though, roasty i reserve for first cup of the day

Infusin_Susan

Yes, Rachel, I remember you! It was a fun afternoon, wasn’t it?
Amazon, I have the Zealong Pure but haven’t tried the Dark or Aromatic. I’m going to see if I can sample those with my next order from Chicago Tea Garden. I like roasty and non-roasty oolongs; actually, I like pretty much any oolong that isn’t full of fruit bits or fruit flavors.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Hi Susan yes very fun indeed. Also, I started following you. Maybe we will run into each other again. Btw, I LOVE the Ben Shan!

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 packet
Water: 16oz hot spigot water
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: walnut
Steeped Tea Smell: walnut, sweet
Flavor: walnut
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet
Liquor: cloudy opaque white

A tea loving co-worker shared this with me. I enjoyed it, like drinking mixed nuts.

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/03/kkoh-shaem-food-compant-powder-herbal.html

Atacdad

wow! is that tea or a drink mix?

AmazonV

it’s more drink mix, but called herbal tea

mostlymexican

“Like drinking mixed nuts”… that wrinkles my brain.

AmazonV

I am good at making brains hurt ;)

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 16 oz boiling
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Mint, chocolate
Steeped Tea Smell: Mint, wood, chocolate
Flavor: it tastes the same as it smells
Body: Full
Aftertaste: woody
Liquor: Muddy opaque dark brown

Too woody, Not enough chocolate, Still delicious

I got this in a swap with Jillian, Thank you.

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/03/52teas-loose-leaf-honeybush-tisane.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: 16 ounces hot spigot water
Steep Time: a little over 1 minute
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: blueberry, vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: green tea
Flavor: berry, vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent honey yellow

Gift from TeaEqualsBliss, Thank you!

Mellow, light taste, too subtle for me.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/03/bentleys-teabag-white-tea-blueberry.html

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec

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drank Acai Green Tea by Revolution Tea
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: 16 oz hot spigot water
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes (lost track of time at work, not exactly sure)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: aci berry, vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, hint of berry
Flavor: sweet vegetal, berry finish
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: didn’t note one
Liquor: translucent light olive green

Gift from fellow tea drinker at work.

It was a good, solid berry green, but not something amazing. I think with better steep time and a touch of honey it would be a great daily green.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/03/revolution-tea-teabag-green-tea-acai.html

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 2 cups
Tool: my grandmother’s Bee House Ceramic Round Teapot (like this one)
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: MINT
Steeped Tea Smell: mellow mint, a little floral, really mellow and lovely
Flavor: Sweet, minty, refreshing
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: fresh minty sweet
Liquor: translucent yellow-green

Refreshing yet mellow night time tea, the smell is a lot more minty than the taste (I don’t like very strong exclusively mint teas).

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/02/meaning-of-tea-loose-leaf-herbal-tisane.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp (entire sample)
Water: 2 c boiling water
Tool: my grandmother’s Bee House Ceramic Round Teapot
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vanilla
Steeped Tea Smell: vanilla
Flavor: lightly vanilla, full black tea
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent, a little bitter
Liquor: opaque dark brown

A basic flavored black tea, I got the vanilla but not really the cream flavor.

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/02/chi-of-tea-company-loose-leaf-black-tea.html

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Heyes

I really need to include brewing vessel information in my reviews too!

AmazonV

I haven’t found it makes a big difference yet, but i have so many i want people to know which i used :)

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75
drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: boiling, 2 cups
Tool: my grandmother’s Bee House Ceramic Round Teapot
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: citrus, cranberry
Steeped Tea Smell: orange, cranberry, black tea
Flavor: cranberry, black tea
Body: Full
Aftertaste: sweet orange, astringent
Liquor: opaque dark brown

Purchased at the tea lady booth at the NW tea festival.

It’s a nice solid fruity black tea, I am enjoying it.

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/02/harney-and-sons-loose-leaf-black-tea.html

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