714 Tasting Notes

drank Jade Oolong by Panama hotel
714 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Prepared by staff
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: Sweet, vegetal, floral
Flavor: Silky, vegetal, sweet
Body: Light
Aftertaste: Sweet
Liquor: Translucent honey golden yellow green

The tea was well prepared, no astringency or bitterness.

The store itself was roomy, bright, full of people quietly talking or working on laptops. There was a nice large selection of teas. I ordered a butter cookie and the oolong tea and sat for a few hours while reading my book and waiting to go to dinner and then the airport.

I never felt rushed, and the staff was friendly and helpful.

I highly recommend you visit this location if you find yourself in Seattle. I would like to thank Prashanthi of Makeda Coffee for this fabulous recommendation.

Resteep: When I pour the last of the tea the waitress promptly asked if i would like a resteep, the resteep was just as flavorful as the first steep. I wish I had more time to try another steep of the leaves they were large and only partially unraveled.

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White chocolate then a creamy spiced center – cinnamon, cardamom, clove…not sure I can pick the spices out of the melody of spices but I think this is delicious. The crunchy dark chocolate topper is delicious as well and I enjoyed the nice crunch. Not a strong tea flavor, but a strong spice flavor.

After the Jasmine I was hoping this would be my favorite, surprisingly the Lapsang Souchong won out as the best.

If you know anyone who loves chocolates, I recommend these as a unique and delicious gift (the entire set) – however they don’t carry a strong tea flavor so you might be disappointed if you want tea with chocolate favor instead of chocolate with tea flavor.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/arbor-teas-tea-infused-chocolate_14.html

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drank Winter Chai by Tea Forte
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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag / silken pyramid infuser
Water: hot water spigot, 6-8 oz
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon, clove, red tea, woody
Steeped Tea Smell: cinnamon, clove, woody
Flavor: cinnamon, woody
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: spicy
Liquor: deep reddish-brown

Last year’s winter chai review http://amazonv.blogspot.com/search/label/winter%20chai

Resteep: 6 minutes or more, not as strong but drinkable.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/tea-forte-teabag-red-tisane-winter-chai.html

5 min, 0 sec

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AmazonV: Pretty. Sweet white chocolate, mellow firm chocolate center. I think I get hints of grapefruit, I don’t get jasmine :(

I was hoping this would be the best as I adore jasmine.

MilitiaJim: Is this jasmine? White chocolate shell works well with the inside of this one. Jasmine is subtle and would have been overwhelmed by a different shell.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/arbor-teas-tea-infused-chocolate_09.html

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Very pretty swirl of glitter on top.

Dark chocolate, toasty, smoky, delicious interplay, smooth but not creamy.

A favorite thus far.

Images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/11/arbor-teas-tea-infused-chocolate_2627.html

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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.



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.


….oops my GTL are also no classic

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drank White Blueberry by Adagio Teas
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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

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Brambleberry by Tazo
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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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drank Organic Iced Black Tea by Tazo
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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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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.



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


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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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).

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


Blacksburg, Virginia



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