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698 Tasting Notes

51

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 750ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: fruity, floral, vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, floral, slightly vegetal
Flavor: fruity, slightly floral, vegetal finish
Body: Light
Aftertaste: slightly grassy, should have used cooler water
Liquor: translucent yellow-green

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2013/08/tiesta-tea-loose-leaf-green-tea-fruity.html

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

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51
drank Earl Pink by 52teas
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: ~500ml at 212°F
Tool: make your own paper teabag
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes https://www.teaity.com/
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: strong berry
Steeped Tea Smell: wood, berry
Flavor: sweet, berry, a little woody finish
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: citrus
Liquor: not sure in this blue cup

I like the way this melds together

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/08/28/52teas-loose-leaf-rooibos-tisane-earl-pink/

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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51
drank Aged Oolong by Zhi Tea
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 5g (packet said there should have been 6 in there)
Water: 500ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: none
Steeped Tea Smell: roasty, a little nutty
Flavor: nutty, roasty, toasted
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: roasty
Liquor: translucent dark orange-brown

reminiscent of a lighter puerh

Resteep:
500ml at 195°F for 4 min

Resteep:
500ml at 195°F for 5 min

Resteep:
500ml at 195°F for 6 min
too watery, still roast

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2013/07/zhi-tea-loose-leaf-oolong-tea-aged.html

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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51

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: floral, sweet, fruity
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, fruity, vegetal
Flavor: gritty. vegetal, slightly grassy, hints of fruit
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: grassy
Liquor: cloudy light yellow green

Not bad, very light on the cherry

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2013/07/arbor-teas-loose-leaf-green-tea-cherry.html

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

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51

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 2c at 212°F
Tool: make your own paper teabag
Steep Time: 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Cinnamon and Ginger
Steeped Tea Smell: bakey and a little cinnamon
Flavor: mostly ginger, and a bakey tea
Body: Medium
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent, and ginger
Liquor: translucent dark brown

I made some plain, and some I then kept on the stove and triple boiled (brought to a boil, then removed from the heat three times) with almond milk and one spoon of honey

The milk and honey version was closer to what I expect from a chai taste, but with no pepper.

Nothing remarkable.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2013/07/radiance-tea-house-and-books-loose-leaf.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Hashiri Sencha by Golden Moon Tea
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 6.2g
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL

Steep Time: 30 seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: fresh green, lush
Steeped Tea Smell: light, sweet, vegetal
Flavor: sweet, grassy, a little nutty
Body: Light
Aftertaste: toasty, slightly astringent
Liquor: translucent light green

Resteep:
500ml at 160°F for 1 minute
good

Resteep:
500ml at 160°F for 1 minute 30 seconds
good

Resteep:
500ml at 160°F for 2 minutes
very weak/watery

Co-Worker thought it smelled like a Chesapeake bay blue crab. Weird.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2013/06/golden-moon-tea-loose-leaf-green-tea.html

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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75
drank Royal Courtesan by Zhi Tea
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 750ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Strong toasty scent
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet (floral), toasty
Flavor: sweet, silky, toasty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: toasted, gritty
Liquor: translucent medium orange brown

Not the best oolong I’ve had, but a very nice one.

Resteep:
750ml at 175°F for 3 minutes and 30 seconds

Resteep:
750ml at 175°F for 4 minutes

It could have steeped more but I was headed home.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2013/03/zhi-tea-loose-leaf-oolong-tea-royal.html

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

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75

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 500ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chemical horror
Steeped Tea Smell: just like hot lime jello (from when you are making it and dissolving the powder)
Flavor: lime, vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: sweet
Liquor: translucent yellow green

not lime jello (need sugar?) but a nice lime green

Post-Steep Additives:
sugar
LIME jello salad (fruity)
sweet

Like it
Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/03/06/52teas-loose-leaf-green-tea-lime-jello-salad/

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

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75

Steep Information:
Amount: 10 tsp
Water: 1200ml at 185°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: spice (cardamom, pepper), vanilla
Steeped Tea Smell:apple, peppery, vanilla
Flavor: sweet, cinnamon, peppery
Body: Light
Aftertaste: spice (pepper, cinnamon)
Liquor: Translucent golden yellow

Too bad I don’t have a stovetop at work, I bet this would be nice made that way.
Nice this way as well though.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/03/06/52teas-loose-leaf-white-tea-apple-vanilla-white-tea-chai/

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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51
drank Strawberry Orange Scone by 52teas
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 12oz at boiling
Tool: kati loose tea system 12oz
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chemical, orange, strawberry
Steeped Tea Smell: orange, strawberry, slightly toasty
Flavor: orange, tangy, toasty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: orange, tangy
Liquor: translucent light orange brown
I don’t like that tang whatever it is.
Not getting the scone, the tea is more toast than bake.

Post-Steep Additives:
agave
sweet, less tangy, now the berry comes out

Rating: 2/4 leaves

BLOG: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/03/06/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-strawberry-orange-scone/

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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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

http://amazonv.blogspot.com/

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