714 Tasting Notes

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Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 500ml 200 °F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 6 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:
MilitiaJim: That’s a lot of fruit. The strawberry is kinda takin’ over.
AmazonV: It smells like strawberry and cherry. Now that I’ve dug in a bit more I’m maybe getting the lemongrass?
Steeped Tea Smell:
MilitiaJim: fruit
AmazonV: strawberry, fruity, hint of lemongrass
Flavor:
MilitiaJim: They mixed everything together enough that its a hot fruit punch, not any fruit in particular.
AmazonV: A melody of fruits, hard to pick them out individually
Body: Full
Aftertaste: strawberry, apple
Liquor: translucent dark pink

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/01/persimmon-tree-tea-company-loose-leaf_16.html

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Did you make a purchase!? :P I LOVE this company!

AmazonV

i actualy got 4 to try and blog, so far they are all pretty good! def thinking about getting some for my sweetea (if they like flavored)

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80

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 750ml 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 4 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:
AmazonV: vanilla bean ice cream
MilitiaJim: Yup, vanilla, a bit of bean in there
Steeped Tea Smell:
AmazonV: vanilla bean ice cream
MilitiaJim: tea with some vanilla
Flavor:
AmazonV: vanilla, black tea
MilitiaJim: Wow. Oversteeped bitter. Nice vanilla flavor though.
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent dark brown

Next time it needs to be steeped on the lower end of the parameters.

Post-Steep Additives: cream, sugar

Much better, less astringent, more of the vanilla flavor comes out as well.

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/01/persimmon-tree-tea-company-loose-leaf.html

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Schizandrae Rooibos by TeaSpree
714 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: boiling
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes (http://steep.it/)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: rooibos
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, spice
Flavor: pepper
Body: Full
Aftertaste: woody
Liquor: translucent red-orange

It was a nice and spicy rooibos! For those who don’t like hibiscus you can’t taste it.

Gift from TEB, thank you, that was mauled by the post office.

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaspree-teabag-rooibos-tisane.html

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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58

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: boiling
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes (http://steep.it/)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: raspberry, hibiscus
Steeped Tea Smell: hibiscus, raspberry
Flavor: hibiscus
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet, vanilla
Liquor: opaque dark pink

Not really getting raspberry or vanilla. I was a fine cup but not something I want more of.

Swap with oOTeaOo , Thank you

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/01/taylors-of-harrogate-teabag-herbal.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78

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

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon, hibiscus
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, plum, cinnamon, generally sweet and spicy
Flavor: sweet, cinnamon
Body: Full
Aftertaste: cinnamon, hint of ginger
Liquor: barely translucent dark red-purple

Swap with Meghann M, Thank you!

Very festive, pretty yummy, the plum is weak and the cinnamon dominates. It has a sweetness to it, not sure what from, but I am glad I taste before sweetening.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/01/celestial-seasonings-teabag-herbal.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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51
drank Club-Mate by Brauerei Loscher KG
714 tasting notes

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: honey and green mate
Flavor: bubbly, fizzy, acidic, fermented honey
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent, bitter
Liquor: translucent yellow-green

I think it tastes better hot than cold (left it in the car in the summer).

Got this drink at “The last hope” and “The next hope” and on various visits to NYC Resistor.

At first I wasn’t happy about it, but I needed the caffeine for the convention, and it is true you get used to it. I drink it for the caffeine and for the memories.

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/01/brauerei-loscher-kg-bottled-mate-tisane.html

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49

Steep Information:
Amount: ~3 tsp (plastic lunch spoon)
Water: hot spigot water (usually ~160°F)
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: 4+ minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: floral, sweet, fruity, a little coco (smell cross contamination?)
Steeped Tea Smell: apple, hibiscus
Flavor: bitter and sweet berry hibiscus, apple
Body: Full
Aftertaste: sour
Liquor: opaque red-purple

I got this in a swap with Mel.

A bit more bitter than I would like.

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/01/walnut-street-tea-company-loose-leaf.html

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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64
drank Fleur de Grey by Mad Pots of Tea
714 tasting notes

with a bit of milk, 195F, 3 min, 2 tsp, 500ml -floral mostly

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

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80
drank Champagne & Berries by Teas Etc
714 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 12 oz hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 1 minute (http://steep.it/)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: amazing, delicious! sweet, berries, hints of champagne and vegetation
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, vegetal, berry
Flavor: vegetal, berry, sweet
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: translucent murky olive green

I think less time cooler water or less time? and a touch of sweetener, really enjoying this berry green though.

Yes, let the spigot water cool and keep it to just a minute and it’s a sweet vegetal with hints of berry. I wonder how this would fair as a tea cocktail?

This was a surprise gift from Newman who had read about my trip to the tea and champagne bar in NYC. Not only did it have a nice note but it was the most observant gift I’ve received in a long time!

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/01/teas-etc-loose-leaf-green-tea-champagne.html

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

What an incredibly thoughtful gift!

AmazonV

very :) talk about a day brightener!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Wow, those are my favorite type of gifts.

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Steep Information:
Flavia machine

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: lemon head candy
Flavor: lemon, but slightly sweet (apple) and floral
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: apple, slightly sour tang
Liquor: bright yellow

It appears Flavia has been re branded THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY.

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/12/bright-tea-company-fresh-pack-herbal.html

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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
75-100=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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