709 Tasting Notes

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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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drank Cran-Grape Shou Mei by 52teas
709 tasting notes

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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51

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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drank Sugar Plum Shou Mei by 52teas
709 tasting notes

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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drank Rum Raisin Ice Cream by 52teas
709 tasting notes

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
709 tasting notes

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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drank Special Earl Grey by The Devotea
709 tasting notes

Figa

Recipe from Charlie Hodge of the Clyde Common in the Ace Hotel in Portland, Oregon – located in Martha Stewart living magazine.

Figa

Ingredients

24 ounces fig vodka 12 ounces chilled Earl Grey tea (alternate suggestion: Lady Devotea lavender earl grey) 18 ounces tangerine juice ice fresh fig wedges for garnish

Method

Combine the fig vodka, Earl Grey tea and tangerine juice, stirring well. Cover and chill until ready to serve To serve, stir and strain over ice. Garnish with fig wedges and/or thin slices of tangerine floating on top

http://the-devotea.com/figa/

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Old-Fashioned Hot Toddy : A real winter warmer
http://the-devotea.com/old-fashioned-hot-toddy-a-real-winter-warmer/

Ingredients: 1 tbsp honey, 3/4 glass 1910 tea, 60ml shot brandy, 1 slice lemon.

Brew tea and fill a tall glass 3/4 full. Mix in honey. Mix in brandy shots. Add lemon slice and enjoy.

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drank Two Tigers by The Devotea
709 tasting notes

Orange Tiger
Mix
4 Parts chilled Two Tigers
1 part Contreau
1 part Simple syrup

http://the-devotea.com/orange-tiger/

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Bio

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

Location

Blacksburg, Virginia

Website

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