702 Tasting Notes

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drank Red Robe by thepuriTea
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 5.8g
Water: 750ml 180°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 4 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chocolate
Steeped Tea Smell: chocolate
Flavor: bakey, lightly vegetal, smooth, a little malty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet
Liquor: translucent light orange brown

Resteep: 5 min, 750ml 180°F
The same, but fuller

Did not have time for a third steep.

Delicious oolong, not as loved as I love my Zealong, but a nice runner up.

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/12/thepuritea-loose-leaf-oolong-tea-red.html

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Fleur de Grey by Mad Pots of Tea
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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: lavender, bergamot
Steeped Tea Smell: lavender, bergamot, floral
Flavor: floral, bergamot, black tea
Body: Full
Aftertaste: bergamot
Liquor: translucent light brown, amber

Too much lavender for me, but i like how the chrysanthemum plays into the earl grey.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/12/mad-pots-of-tea-loose-leaf-black-tea.html

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Citrus Spice by Revolution Tea
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Brought out in a nice cast iron teapot and coaster
Amount: 1 teabag
Tool: Cast Iron Teapot with Mesh basket strainer
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: Orange with cinnamon, clove
Flavor: Orange with cinnamon, clove
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: none
Liquor: translucent orange

A very festive (orange and clove) holiday drink.

The water and teapot were not hot enough to start sadly.

I ordered this when my mother and I went out to dinner at P.F. Chang’s.

If I had to guess, after googling, I think that P.F. Chang’s uses Revolution Tea

Resteep: Weak, water, undrinkable

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/12/pf-chang-teabag-herbal-tisane-citrus.html

ipackerfan

I love this tea, but just went to restock my supply from the Revolution tea site and found out that they only have it in the really expensive single packs. Does anyone have a recomendation for a tea that tastes similar?
Or I could just wait till they put it back into the multi packs (that cost much less).
Thanks for the opinions!!

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml filtered water 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: banana runts, hint of walnut
Steeped Tea Smell: walnut, banana runts, black tea, butter
Flavor: bitter black tea
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent dark brown

(1/4)

Try 2

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml filtered water 280°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: banana runts, hint of walnut
Steeped Tea Smell: walnut, banana runts, black tea, butter
Flavor: astringent black tea, walnut
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent, bitter
Liquor: translucent dark brown

(1/4)

Try 3

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml filtered water 205°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: banana runts, hint of walnut
Steeped Tea Smell: walnut, banana runts, black tea, butter
Flavor: astringent black tea, walnut, banana, bake-y
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent, bitter
Liquor: translucent dark brown

(2/4)

Try 4

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 750ml filtered water 205°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: banana runts, hint of walnut
Steeped Tea Smell: walnut, banana runts, black tea, butter
Flavor: astringent black tea, walnut, banana, bake-y
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent, banana
Liquor: translucent dark brown

So try 4 was the best, I got walnuts and banana and black tea, and it was a nice cup, however no butter!

Thanks Rachel for the prep tips.

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/12/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-hot.html

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes (http://steep.it)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: grassy, smoke
Steeped Tea Smell: roasty, molasses
Flavor: gritty, thick, roasty, smoky, woody
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent and bitter
Liquor: opaque dark brown, like coffee

A gift from TeaEqualsBliss.

I enjoyed this, I have found I only like roasted mate and not green mate.

I think a bit of cream and sugar would go well in this.

pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/12/mate-factor-company-loose-leaf-mate.html

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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drank Pomme d'Amour by Dammann Freres
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enjoying a nice cup of tea after a homemade breakfast this morning 1-2 tsp tea for 2 minutes, boiling water, a spoonful of honey in a large coffee mug

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: ~ 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: malty, the leaves have a disappointing CTC look.
Steeped Tea Smell: roasty, smoky
Flavor: astringent, malty, smoky, nutty
Body: Full
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: translucent dark orange brown

TeaEqualsBliss Gift!

Unremarkable, and slightly unpleasant.

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/12/mcnultys-tea-and-coffee-company-loose_22.html

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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drank Sweet Orange by ESP Emporium
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 12 ounces hot spigot water
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes (http://steep.it)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: orange, grassy, a little mint (cross contamination?)
Steeped Tea Smell: grassy, hints of orange
Flavor: grassy
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: grassy
Liquor: translucent olive green

I like it better than most mate I have had, didn’t get much orange, but i got a green tea flavor as opposed to the overpowering flavor i usually get from mate.

This was a gift from TeaEqualsBliss, Thank you!

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/12/esp-emporium-loose-leaf-mate-tisane.html

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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65
drank Strawberry & Vanilla by Lupicia
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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: ~150°F hot spigot water 12 oz
Steep Time: a little over 1 minute (http://steep.it)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: strawberry, vanilla, hints of vegetation
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, matcha, slight hints of berry
Flavor: mild vegetal, slightly floral, smooth
Body: Light
Aftertaste: vegetal
Liquor: translucent light green

Not a bad tea at all, but too floral for me. I also am not a huge green tea fan.

I am not getting the berry or vanilla in the taste, only the smell.

This was a free item included in my order.

pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/12/lupicia-teabag-green-tea-strawberry.html

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

This tea reminds me to make a matcha strawberry (or matcha strawberry chocolate chip) ice cream.

AmazonV

from scratch, or mixing it into ice cream?

Cofftea

Making actual ice cream. If I was gonna be lazy I woulda said so LOL:) Lazy way is good, but I’m sure the real way would be better. I’d actually make frozen yogurt though, not ice cream.

AmazonV

wow i haven’t done that in ages! since i was tiny, not even sure we have a ice cream maker anymore

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having a kati cup, boiling water, 2 min + 1 stick of honey
lovely! i think this is the best of 3 steeps i’ve done so far
orangy, cinamon smell and a smooth black tea taste with a follow up of cinnamon citrus on the tounge

Preparation
Boiling 2 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
75-100=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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