702 Tasting Notes

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Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 500ml @ 180°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: mint, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: mint, floral
Flavor: minty, lightly vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: tingly
Liquor: translucent nearly clear, slightly yellow

It was a nice mellow mint tea, but nothing remarkable. If you are looking for a delicate floral tea without overpowering mint you’ll enjoy this.

pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/02/persimmon-tree-tea-company-loose-leaf_08.html

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Fireside Glow by TeaGschwendner
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: boiling 12oz
Tool: kati loose tea system
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon
Steeped Tea Smell: apple, cinnamon
Flavor: sweet apple, cinnamon, hints of rooibos
Body: Full
Aftertaste: hibiscus (tart)
Liquor: opaque purple-red

Steepster Secret Santa gift from Infusin_Susan.

Good but not anything unique enough to get a whole tin of.

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

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Christmas Tea by TeaGschwendner
702 tasting notes

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

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: apples, cinnamon
Steeped Tea Smell: apple, black, cinnamon
Flavor: apple black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: cinnamon, astringent
Liquor: Translucent dark brown

Steepster Secret Sanata gift from Infusin_Susan!

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

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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90

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 16 oz 195°F
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: a little roasty, hints vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: buttery vegetal
Flavor: roasty, lightly vegetal
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: roasty
Liquor: translucent light yellow-brown

2 Resteep:
Water: 16 oz 195°F
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes

a bit astringent

3 Resteep:
Water: 16 oz 195°F
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes

yummy

4 Resteep:
Water: 16 oz 195°F
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes

MilitiaJim says weak, I agree

5 Resteep:
Water: 16 oz 195°F
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes

weak, no more after this

Favorite Zealongs: Aromatic, Pure, and then Dark.

I don’t love dark enough to swoon over it, but I do swoon over pure and aromatic.

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/02/chicago-tea-garden-loose-leaf-oolong.html

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Don’t worry I will swoon over it enough for the both of us. :-)

AmazonV

hehe :) good to know we can split the swooning duties

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80

Steep Information:
Amount: 4.3g
Water: 500ml 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot/Cold

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: jasmine, floral, sweet, a little vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, jasmine, sweet
Flavor: vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: perfume
Liquor: translucent light brown

It’s a very light tea, i think additions would overpower it.

2 Resteep:500ml 195°F 4 minutes
I like this better, stronger, closer to an oxidized oolong. Less perfume aftertaste and more sweet.

3 Resteep:500ml 195°F 4 minutes
Weaker, should have gone 5 minutes.

4 Resteep:500ml 195°F 10 minutes
Weaker, last cup

Now, since I love bold flavor I shared this with my co-worker who enjoys mild teas, she LOVED it (4/4).

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/02/persimmon-tree-tea-company-loose-leaf.html

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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reviewed zarafina by Teaware
702 tasting notes

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/02/zarafina.html

It was a very nice first “EZ” tea maker
I could set it as
loose / teabag
strong/medium/mild
white/green/black/herbal

so little fussing needed just set the settings and when it’s done it pours the tea into the teapot

downside – tea gets cold fast, you can’t see exact parameters

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reviewed Kati loose tea system by Teaware
702 tasting notes

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/04/kati-review.html

It’s great for work, a nice fine mesh catches most little particles

you can rest the strainer on the lid when you are done steeping

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reviewed ingenuiTEA by Adagio Teas
702 tasting notes

I like mine, it works well for oolongs and pu-erh (easy and quick resteeps) – it also works well on rooibos / honeybush because of it’s fine filter

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: boiling
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: hibiscus
Steeped Tea Smell: vanilla, berry
Flavor: hibiscus, rooibos, berry
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: vanilla, woody
Liquor: dark translucent pink

A nice berry rooibos, nothing amazing.

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/01/republic-of-tea-teabag-rooibos-tisane.html

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