709 Tasting Notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 13.8
Water: 1000ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: slight vegetal, slight roasty
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, roasty
Flavor: seaweed, salty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: malty and slightly astringent
Liquor: translucent light orange brown

Resteep:
1000ml at 175°F for 2 minutes
Light at first, but as it sat it darkened, interesting
grassy, astringent, metallic, tingly

I re-sell this product.

Blog http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/02/lochan-tea-loose-leaf-oolong-tea-doke.html

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 14 g 1000 OZ / 29573 ML
Jason

Looks like all your tasting notes are coming in as 1000 OZ / 29573 ML for the water amount. I’m assuming you didn’t put that in? Might be a bug…what was the value you meant to input?

Jason

Oh, looking at your tasting note i realize you listed it as 1000ml. Be sure to adjust the unit when you add your tasting note. Right now it default to oz, so all your amounts are being input as 1000 oz.

AmazonV

@Jason yup keep forgetting to click the thing for ML

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Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp / both sample packets
Water: 1000ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, floral, slightly minty
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, lightly bakey
Flavor: sweet, woody, hints of floral. Silky mouthfeel
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: mint, bakey
Liquor: translucent dark orange brown

Really lovely, smooth, flavorful. it’s a bit light so I’d avoid additives.

Resteep:
1000ml at 212°F for 3 minutes
slightly more roast

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/02/in-pursuit-of-tea-loose-leaf-black-tea.html

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 4 tsp 1000 OZ / 29573 ML

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drank Wuyishan Black by Steepster
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp (2 sample packs)
Water: 1000ml at 205°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, malty
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, caramel
Flavor: light vegetal, malty, carmel finish
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: malty, fruity
Liquor: translucent very dark red brown

From the Steepster Select tea subscription.

Company or farm obtained from unspecified. Listed as sold out

Resteep:
1000ml at 205°F for 2 minutes 30 seconds
smooth, almost silky, malty, less sweet

Resteep:
1000ml at 205°F for 3 minutes 30 seconds
Dark color but very light flavor

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/02/loose-leaf-black-tea-wuyishan-black.html

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 1000 OZ / 29573 ML

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Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 1 minute
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: malty, sweet, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: malty, sweet, i get a melony-scent
Flavor: sweet, smooth, vegetal with a slight bakey finish
Body: Light
Aftertaste: sweet, almost a sumer melon
Liquor: translucent light orange brown

Resteep:
1000ml at 212°F for 2 min
very dark brown liquor
much maltier
i think i should have done 1:30

Resteep:
1000ml at 212°F for 2 min
malty, vegetal, less astringent, better (prior really ought to have been 1:30), nice and smooth, almost silky

Resteep:
1000ml at 212°F for 2 min 30 sec
good, vegetal

Resteep:
1000ml at 212°F for 3 min
weak, but drinkable i think it could handle another steep but it’s time to go home

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/02/golden-moon-tea-company-loose-leaf.html

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 1000 OZ / 29573 ML

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Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp (2 packets)
Water: 1000ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: roasty, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, coconut, slightly roast
Flavor: smooth, roasty, nutty, slightly sweet
Body: Light
Aftertaste: roasty, floral
Liquor: translucent light yellow-orange brown

Resteep:
1000ml at 195°F for 3 minutes
darker, roastier, less sweet, still slightly floral and coconut?

Resteep:
1000ml at 195°F for 3 minutes 30 seconds
lighter, still roast

Resteep:
1000ml at 195°F for 4 minutes
roasty, sweet watery this may be the end

From the Steepster Select tea subscription.
Listed as sold out

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/02/loose-leaf-oolong-tea-guiyuan-roasted.html

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 4 tsp 1000 OZ / 29573 ML

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drank Green Apple Watermelon by 52teas
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 6 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal, reminds me of a sencha, hint of watermelon in the finish
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, hints of sweet
Flavor: vegetal, sweet fruity, finish of a little tart but buttery mouthfeel
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet, grassy
Liquor: Translucent light yellow green

Post-Steep Additives:
sugar slightly more apple in the flavor and sweeter (faux) watermelon in the finish

good, drinkable, not bad but not great

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/01/52teas-loose-leaf-green-tea-green-apple.html

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 5 tsp
Water: 750ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: roasty
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, roasty, maybe even a little dirt (like puerh)
Flavor: nutty, floral, roasty, slightly gritty mouthfeel, sweet finish
Body: Medium
Aftertaste:
Liquor: translucent light orange brown

very light and yet complex for this first steep

Resteep:
750ml at 212°F for 2 minutes
roasty

Resteep:
750ml at 212°F for 2 minutes 30 seconds
lighter flavor

Resteep:
750ml at 212°F for 3 minutes
lighter flavor

7 is a lie, no way

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/01/golden-moon-tea-company-loose-leaf.html

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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drank Karigane #22 by Tea Wing
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 samples
Water: 1000ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: fresh, vegetal, sweet, even a hint floral
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, vegetal, hint fresh grass
Flavor: floral, sweet, vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: thick, slightly gritty, mint
Liquor: translucent light yellow green

I like this, it is a very refreshing green

This was from me free Steepster Select box

Resteep:
750ml at 175°F for 2 minutes
very watery, minty, slightly nutty

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/01/tea-wing-loose-leaf-green-tea-karigane.html

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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drank Cantaloupe Watermelon by 52teas
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 6tsp
Water: 1000ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: CANTALOUPE, sweet, yummy
Steeped Tea Smell: cantalaoupe, fruit salad, sweet, lightly floral & vegetal finish
Flavor: vegetal, fruity finish
Body: Light
Aftertaste: catalaoupe and fuzzy mouthfeel
Liquor: translucent light orange brown

Resteep:
500ml at 175°F for 3 minutes 30 seconds
very dark orange brown
a little bitter, but a nice white with hints of fruit still

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/01/52teas-loose-leaf-white-tea-cantaloupe.html

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 200°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: roasty, vegetal, hints sweet and floral
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, floral
Flavor: sweet, floral, with a nutty,roasty and vegetal finish
Body: Light
Aftertaste: roasty, slightly astringent
Liquor: translucent light yellow green

From the Steepster Select tea subscription.

Very nice oolong, i prefer a silky mouthfeel to this slightly gritty one, but the flavor combination (sweet, floral and roasty) is what i love and expect from oolongs.

Resteep:
1000ml at 200°F for 3 minutes 30 seconds
more yellow brown than yellow green
less sweet, still delicious

a bit silkier actually

Resteep:
1000ml at 200°F for 4 minutes
now a light brown orange color
nuttier, roasty, hints of floral

Resteep:
1000ml at 200°F for 4 minutes 30 seconds
light brown orange color
nuttier, roasty, hints of floral
A little washed out, not sure how many more steeps it can do, but work day is almost over so i may not find out.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/01/in-pursuit-of-tea-loose-leaf-oolong-tea.html

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 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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