702 Tasting Notes

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drank Wild Sweet Orange by Tazo
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: hot spigot water
Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: orange, lemongrass
Steeped Tea Smell: orange, lemon, floral
Flavor: sweet, citrus, tangy
Body: Full
Aftertaste:
Liquor: translucent orange-red

A fellow Steepster member was kind enough to mail me this and I am sad to admit I forget who it was!

Tangy, bitter, not very orange, not very sweet either!

Bleh :(

I couldn’t finish my cup.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/tazo-teabag-herbal-tea-wild-sweet.html

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Vienna Cinnamon by Tea Forte
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: hot spigot
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes (and then I went to have a discussion in another cube, not sure how long)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon, natural barky
Steeped Tea Smell: natural cinnamon, sweet
Flavor: black tea and natural cinnamon
Body: Full
Aftertaste: barky, sweet
Liquor: translucent dark red-brown

Delicious, reminds me of Harney and Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice.

It came as part of the Tea Forte “Holiday Spice” set of 20 silken infusers black and herbal teas. I purchased it specifically for the Winter Chai. The set listed on the website includes 20 pyramid infusers with Five infusers each of: Winter Chai, Sweet Orange Spice, Ginger and Vienna Cinnamon. Apparently this box does not have Sweet Orange Spice and instead has Winter Spice.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/tea-forte-teabag-black-tea-vienna.html

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Woody, pumpkin, cinnamon
Steeped Tea Smell: Pumpkin spice (but not pumpkin)
Flavor: Pumpkin spice not pump w/wood
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: After sweet wood
Liquor: Translucent Reddish orange brown

I had this tea at my mother’s, sorry I forgot to get pictures of the tea itself!

It was enjoyable, but I was expecting pumpkin pie, not pumpkin spice (despite the name). A nice rooibos, but nothing unique.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/zhenas-gypsy-tea-teabag-rooibos-and.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 heaping 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: light slightly vegetal black
Steeped Tea Smell: delicate citrus, floral, black
Flavor: sweet, toasty black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent, toasty
Liquor: translucent orange-brown

Too delicate for a morning tea, but simply delicious for sipping. It has this light, sweet quality to it that is refreshing and relaxing. I am very glad I was able to pick this tea up.

I am surprised by how little the leaves unfurled during the steep.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/perennial-tea-room-loose-leaf-black-tea.html

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 bag
Water: 6? ounces hot spigot water from Keurig
Steep Time: 5+ minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Tart, fruit, passionfruit
Steeped Tea Smell: Tart, fruity, Not sweet
Flavor: Tart, fruity, Not sweet
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: tart
Liquor: translucent red-orange

I had this tea this morning in my mom’s office.

I didn’t taste mango at all, I tasted tart passionfruit.

I didn’t really like it, but it wasn’t bad enough to make me want to not finish it. I think it would have been better with some sweetener.

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/stash-tea-company-teabag-herbal-tea.html

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Coconut Custard by Teas Etc
702 tasting notes

drinking the last of this today, sweetened it is an excellent dessert pie, i mean drink

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Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: Peach, citrus, lemon, black tea, sweet
Flavor: sweet black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: lemon, sweet, black tea, clean
Liquor: cloudy opaque light orange-brown

I purchased this while at the airport, it was a very good bottled iced tea, you could taste the quality tea and it was not overpowered by sweeteners or juices.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/10/harney-and-sons-bottled-black-tea.html

WomensVoices

Harney & Sons is one of my favorites – you’ll have to try their loose leaves too.

http://womensvoicesforchange.org/tea-talk-a-conversation-with-brigitte-harney.htm

AmazonV

@WomensVoice I have tried many of their loose leaf teas: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/search/label/Harney%20and%20Sons%20Company

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drank Highland Coca Tea by NovoAndina
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: 8 ounces hot spigot water
Steep Time: 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon, spice, chocolate, fall hay
Steeped Tea Smell: hay, grass
Flavor: hay, grass
Body: Full
Aftertaste: sweet, grassy
Liquor: translucent yellow-brown

Obtained in a swap with Mel, thanks!

Despite the strong chocolate scent it was a surprisingly hay like taste. I enjoyed it for it’s light sweet flavor.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/10/novoandina-loose-leaf-herbal-tea.html

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 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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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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