714 Tasting Notes

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag, 2.8g
Additives: none
Water: 6 ounces boiling
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: not getting much smell, and MilitiaJim agrees
Steeped Tea Smell: orange black tea
Flavor: smooth strong black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent, briefly bitter
Liquor: dark brown

This was my free gift when I ordered using a twitter code.

This tea would likely do well with a bit of sugar and splash of cream.

It’s a smooth quality black tea in a convenient bag, nothing WOW but certainly better than most bagged blacks I have encountered.

Post-Steep Additives: none

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/two-leaves-and-bud-teabag-black-tea.html

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank gunpowder by Life In Teacup
714 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: a bit under 1 tsp
Additives: none
Water: 6 ounces / 8 ounces boiling filtered water let cool to 175 then steeped in cup with mesh basket
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: AmazonV: Nothing / MilitiaJim: Faint green tea
Steeped Tea Smell: green tea (slightly vegetal)
Flavor: green tea (slightly vegetal)
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet
Liquor: translucent green (MilitiaJim: de-neon-ed mountain dew)

This was a sample from Life in Teacup

I was very pleased that this tea is not bitter! I tend to over heat or steep greens and get bitter tea. This is a nice mellow green tea and I am enjoying it. I wouldn’t mind getting it again, although I know I am more a black tea / red tea person than green.

Post-Steep Additives: honey = sweetened green tea

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/life-in-teacup-loose-leaf-green-tea.html

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

Resteep: 2 minutes, with honey, was similar to first steep only had more particulate (i don’t mind) and slightly more astringent and bitter (briefly) at the end.

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drank Cozy Almond by Premium Steap
714 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Additives: none
Water: 1 full cast iron teapot of filtered boiling
Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet and nutty (almond biscotti or cookie to AmazonV)
Steeped Tea Smell: almond cookie, or almond sweet breakfast cereal (Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds)
Flavor: not sweet almond black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent and bitter briefly (MilitiaJim says it doesn’t do that when hot)
Liquor: cloudy translucent reddish brown

Steepster Traveling Teabox Tea, grabbed because MilitiaJim loves almonds

MilitiaJim: It tasted more almondy than it smelled which is a good thing.

AmazonV: The smell was so sweet, I think the tea needs sweetening to match the scent. I also think a splash of almond milk would do it well. This was a great tea.

OMG this is near me, I can go there!!!!

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: 8+ minutes, fail, watery almond water

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/premium-steap-tea-store-loose-leaf.html

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Wow… I can’t believe it went from tasting good to watery by the 2nd steep even though you increased the steeping time by 4 min.

JacquelineM

It’s a wonderful shop!!! And I agree – I think it tastes just like Honey Bunches of Oats!! They don’t really do pots of tea there, but if you ever want to get a pot of tea at Tbar let me know :) It’s great that we are both in the same area!

AmazonV

@Cofftea I was surprised too because it smelled so much like almonds when i sniffed

AmazonV

@JacquelineM I love Tbar! i don’t go much unfortunately because i work too much :(

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tried 3 bags, 12 ounces, 1 tsp german rock, 8 min – 2 bags is better

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more
AmazonV

and that finishes that!

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50
drank Lemon Calm by Flavia
714 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Hot from the Flavia machine, about 8 ounces (it’s a mystery)

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: lemon head candy
Flavor: lemon, but slightly sweet (apple) and floral
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: apple, slightly sour tang
Liquor: bright yellow

I am at work, the flavia is free, this one is enjoyable (please note i enjoy lemonheads and other similar candy), and great when you aren’t feeling well (scratchy throat)

Post-Steep Additives: none

Rating: 1.5/3

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 teabags
Additives: none
Water: 16 ounces hot spigot
Steep Time: a little over 6 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:
Steeped Tea Smell: sour, berry, floral, defiantly getting hibiscus and blackberry, if i sniff and think hard i get the citrus note at the end lightly. Not getting the apple or rose at all.
Flavor: delicious apple berry hibiscus punch! a little tangy, starts sweet, then sour/tang, then sweet again. I love it, it’s like a fruit cocktail.
Body: Full
Aftertaste: sweet berry with lingering apple
Liquor: deep dark opaque purple-red

See my company review here.

I love this tea, it’s delicious and full of flavor, and the flavors and a blend, you can pick them out if you try (well i can’t find the rose) but not the weird teas that the flavors seem to be separate and not mesh.

I need to cut back on my caffeine so there will be plenty more herbals coming up.

This packaging is excellent for at work, the individual packs keeps it fresh and i don’t need to keep the box when it gets low (and my drawer will still be clean). Also teabags are just so convenient at work.

Post-Steep Additives: none

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/two-leaves-and-bud-teabag-herbal-tea.html

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec
AmazonV

resteep fail, bleh colored water

Meghann M

I never seem to get a good resteep out of herbals, unless they are minty herbals, but then I don’t usually want the 2nd cup!

AmazonV

i know :( but i keep trying, sometimes i am pleasantly surprised

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per last notes
2 teabags
1 flavia cup hot spigot water
7 minutes
honey

i was forced to stir as all the color and flavor were on the bottom
smell is strong cinnamon and apple spice (mulled cider)
taste is juicy cinnamon apple, much better with 2 bags

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 7 min, 0 sec
AmazonV

and that finishes that!

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2 bags, honey, boiling water 7 minutes
it’s a fine red tea, but the hibiscus isn’t strong enough for me
and i was getting a weird minty flavor? usually it’s more of a lemony floral
resteep fail as usual

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drank Vanilla by McNulty's
714 tasting notes

sugar brought it up to 50%

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50
drank Vanilla by McNulty's
714 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teaspoon
Additives: none
Water: 6 ounces filtered boiling
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Vanilla
Steeped Tea Smell: Vanilla, black tea
Flavor: bitter black tea, but creamy
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: slightly sweet vanilla
Liquor: deep translucent brown

A Steepster Traveling Teabox Tea

I was expecting more vanilla flavor, and less bitterness.

Post-Steep Additives: 1/2 tsp German rock sugar, bring out the vanilla, and of course makes it sweeter. still a bit bitter

Resteep: 2 minutes, 1 tsp German rock sugar, very sweet, vanilla, same dark coloring, and bitter black tea

kinda feeling ‘meh’ about it, if it were a cheaper bagged tea i would find it acceptable, but I have higher expectations for loose leaf teas.

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/mcnultys-tea-and-coffee-loose-leaf.html

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 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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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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