702 Tasting Notes

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drank Karigane #22 by Tea Wing
702 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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74
drank Cantaloupe Watermelon by 52teas
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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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Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: ~500ml at 212°F
Tool: Mesh basket strainer in mug
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes https://www.teaity.com/
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet strawberry, wood
Steeped Tea Smell: strawberry, rhubarb, summer
Flavor: sweet strawberry, then tart, then a hint woody
Body: Full
Aftertaste: tart and woody
Liquor: Cloudy dark orange brown

Summer in a cup!

Post-Steep Additives:
sugar, just sweet, more like pie, no overall flavor change

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/01/52teas-loose-leaf-honeybush-tisane.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Cran-Grape Shou Mei by 52teas
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Steep Information:
Amount: 6tsp
Water: 1000ml at 185°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cranberry, grape, sweet,hints vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet cranberry, grape, vegetal, floral
Flavor: sweet, then sour with a floral finish
Body: Light
Aftertaste: vegetal
Liquor: Translucent light orange brown

Yummy. A Co-Worker asked to take the rest of the bag he liked it so much.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

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

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

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Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: alcohol, strawberry, cream
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, strawberry
Flavor: sweet, vegetal, hints of berry
Body: Light
Aftertaste: tart, grassy
Liquor: translucent light orange green

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

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
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Hey Morgana, i use it pretty much daily and am sad on weekends when it is at work and I am home! i wish i had the cash for two :) never have had an issue and still love it to death

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51
drank Sugar Plum Shou Mei by 52teas
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Steep Information:
Amount: 6 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 185°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: floral, lavendar, sweet, fruity
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, sweet
Flavor: floral, lavendar, slightly soapy, sweet, hint vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: soapy
Liquor: translucent light yellow green

Rating: 2/4 leaves

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

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

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51
drank Rum Raisin Ice Cream by 52teas
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Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2014/01/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-rum-raisin.html

Steep Information:
Amount: 5 tsp
Water: 1200ml at 200°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes 30seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet raisin, rum
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, bakey, raisin, perhaps a hint of vanilla
Flavor: sweet, bakey black, hint of vanilla
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: toasty, slight astringency
Liquor: translucent dark orange brown pantone ® 491c

Post-Steep Additives:sugar

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Star Spangled Chai by The Devotea
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Autumn Chai Swizzle
Ingredients:

2 ounces Baileys Original Irish Cream 3 ounces brewed Star Spangled Chai Raw brown sugar Cinnamon stick

Preparation:

Brew a pot of chai tea Add 2 teaspoons of raw brown sugar and stir until dissolved. Fill a coffee mug with chai tea and Baileys Original Irish Cream. Stir with cinnamon stick.

buy chai http://us.the-devotea.com/store/products/star-spangled-chai-usa-only

drink blog post http://the-devotea.com/autumn-chai-swizzle/

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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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