709 Tasting Notes

67

Very sweet, creamy, gritty matcha filling goes well with the chocolate shell.

Delicious, a little gritty, reminds me of a Starbucks green tea frappuccino but with chocolate, maybe I can get pumps of chocolate in my green tea frappuccino!

MilitiaJim: The matcha is creamy and sweet. The chocolate is smooth and well done. The two are not improved by their addition. 2 + 2 has come out to 3.

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/arbor-teas-tea-infused-chocolate.html
http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/arbor-teas-tea-infused-chocolate_08.html

Cofftea

RE: “maybe I can get pumps of chocolate in my green tea frappuccino!”… That would be SO good! I can’t stand frappucccinos of any kind, but I do get the green tea latte if it’s ordered 1 of 2 ways: tall, non fat, 2 pump chocolate, 2 pump peppermint, no water green tea latte w/ whip and mocha drizzle or switching peppermint for raspberry- but I think it would be good in addition to as well- also adding vanilla and white chocolate.

Cofftea

….oops my GTL are also no classic

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drank White Blueberry by Adagio Teas
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 6g
Water: 750ml 185°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal, lightly sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: light, vegetal, sweet
Flavor: smooth, vegetal, sweet
Body: Light
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent green-brown

Meh, sweet light tea….not bad, not memorable.

This was a swap with LENA. Thanks LENA!

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/adagio-teas-loose-leaf-white-tea-white.html

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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43
drank Brambleberry by Tazo
709 tasting notes

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, fruity
Flavor: sweet, hibiscus, cinnamon, apple, berry
Body: Full
Aftertaste: tart
Liquor: translucent purple

Tart fruit juice. Not bad, but not something I think I’ll get again.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/tazo-company-bottled-herbal-tea.html

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67
drank Organic Iced Black Tea by Tazo
709 tasting notes

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea, sweet, lemon
Flavor: black tea hints of sweet and lemon, but not strong at all
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: black tea and lemon linger
Liquor: translucent orange brown

Very good bottled tea. I would happily select this while out.

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/tazo-company-bottled-black-tea-organic.html

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75

Sweet citrus (bergamot) dark sweet chocolate ganache that melts in your mouth, the milk chocolate shell gets lost with the stronger flavors.

The truffle melts away in your mouth, and the bergamot of the tea shines through.

Images:
http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/arbor-teas-tea-infused-chocolate.html
http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/arbor-teas-tea-infused-chocolate_8642.html

Cofftea

Last time I checked they were out of stock- thanks for posting these!

AmazonV

they’re back! i’m betting they’re a get them till their gone for the year kind of deal, apparently they are a holiday only item

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68

The first thing I tasted was smooth delicious dark chocolate, followed by the creamy center which was a mild green tea with a hint of sweet pineapple.
Good chocolate truffle, but not a strong tea flavor.

Images:
http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/arbor-teas-tea-infused-chocolate.html
http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/arbor-teas-tea-infused-chocolate_07.html

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drank Berry DeTox by Yogi Tea
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: hot spigot water
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Licorice, Ginger, Berry, Lots of dust
Steeped Tea Smell: Spice, Orange, Berry
Flavor: Fruity, berry
Body: Light
Aftertaste: spice
Liquor: translucent light pink

I had this at work, I believe I had recieved it for free through a sample promotion held on facebook.

I don’t think I like licorice in my tea, despite liking licorice. I do not want this tea again.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/yogi-tea-teabag-herbal-tea-berry-detox.html

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
gmathis

I’ve pretty much given up on Yogi….they over-licorice everything. I always feel like I have rubber cement on my tongue after drinking them.

Cofftea

gmathis, their (yogi’s) kombucha is good!

AmazonV

@gmathis ok it’s not just me! i want to like their teas, they have so many flavors…

gmathis

I keep trying, because I like the medicinal thought of many of theirs, but …. bleccch!

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6
drank Wild Sweet Orange by Tazo
709 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
709 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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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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