714 Tasting Notes

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drank Crimson Nectar by Tea Forte
714 tasting notes

hmm same as last time, i like it but not love it

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finished off my travelers tin (come on cupboard i need some space!) with a 7 minute 6 ounce steep, i feel this needs a long steep and sweetener, it smells peachy, and tastes like fruity roobois per my last note, but although pleasant i think i have other favorite reds I’d rather stock.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Jillian

Would say that it had an effect on you in regards to medicinal qualities?

AmazonV

they said you need to have 2-3 cups a day, for days in a row, which i didn’t (the sampler then would have been gone in one day) so i can’t it did – but i also didn’t follow directions. Based off having their other “get” series I would say it’s more aromatherapy than anything else (it smells summery adn happy)

Jillian

Good point, also I think they had to use extremely low does of a lot of the herbs to avoid getting into trouble with the FDA. Some of those herbs can be nasty is you overdose or if it interacts with certain medications.

AmazonV

Very good point, then again I’ve tried all sorts of OTC herbal pills as well (primrose oil? etc) for various things and I didn’t notice a difference, but i think for a lot of things you might need to be taking a more scientific approach to see anything – small changes and changes to you are harder to spot. so for now, vitamins and comforting tea will do, maybe a sun lamp too?

Jillian

I usually just stock up on Vitamin C & D supplements and pray for spring – at least the weather seems to be obliging this year! :D

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84
drank Baked Apple by Radiance Tea
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Finished this off today, making room for more tea.
it id much better when it has sweetener, and it smells more apple than tastes, the taste is a fine black tea but nothing i really want to buy again (it didn’t wow me)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 compressed tea ball 3.5g
Additives: none
Water: 1 teapot filtered boiling
Steep Time: a little over 6 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Smell: Jasmine, earthy
Flavor: jasmine, vegetal, light and smooth
Body: Light
Aftertaste: slight bite, followed by a floral lingering taste
Liquor: medium honeyed brown

This was another gift from a co-worker, I can’t believe I got a pu-erh!
I first did a 15 second rinse and soak (where the rinse was discarded).
Next time, as it is a green I want to try less than boiling water.
I tried 2 minutes, 3, 4, 5, and finally at 6 I thought it was strong enough. I am not sure I have the patience for pu-erh tea!

Post-Steep Additives: none

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

re-steep: 1 minute, 12 ounces water – just as strong as the first steep

AmazonV

Resteep #2: 12 ounces, 2 minutes – just as strong as the first brew, kind of getting mad at it b/c I am bored and want something else!

AmazonV

tried adding honey, bleh!

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Additives: none
Water: 12 ounces filtered almost boiling, between 170-175
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Smell: Jasmine Flower, grassy
Flavor: light grassy smooth and delicately subtle
Body: Light
Aftertaste: floral
Liquor: light honey yellow-green

This is a strong smelling tea with a very delicate flavor, and the grassy is a very very light flavor so I don’t mind. I enjoy this tea, and as far as greens go I rate this one very high among those I have tried. I like this as Much as the Aloe Serenity and iced Peachberry Jasmine Sutra . Keeping in mind green is not one of my favorite types.

This is more water than the 6 ounces it should be, but i don’t think it was hurt by it at all. I also find it easier to believe most people have 12 ounce mugs and less use 6 ounce cups outside Steepster.

I purchased this as part of a sampler pack from Mighty Leaf.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: 5-6 minutes, too bitter, tried at 3 but it was a little bitter and weak. It’s drinkable but not as good as the first steep.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Passion by Tazo
714 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 teabags
Additives: none
Water: 20 ounces hot spigot from Starbucks store
Steep Time: a little over 15+ minutes, walking time from store
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Smell: hibiscus, citrus, sweet fruity berry?
Flavor: tart-lemon, fruity hibiscus, floral-a wonderful blend of summer garden
Body: Full
Aftertaste: tangy, tart, sweet
Liquor: deep dark reddish purple

I adore and inhaled this tea, please note i also love eating hibiscus flowers.

Preparation
8 min or more
fcmonroe

Always good to know another hibiscus lover! It’s one of my favorite flavors for an herbal tea.

Gingko (manager of Life in Teacup)

This makes me want to get some hibiscus tea too! I’ve never had hibiscus tea, but I love eating hibiscus flower. I used to get hibiscus flower snacks from Trader Joe, but they no longer have it. Any suggestions where else I can get the preserved hibiscus flowers?

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67
drank Apple Pomegranate by Tea Forte
714 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Additives: none
Water: 6 ounces filtered boiling
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Smell: apple, fruity, tangy
Flavor: citrus, tangy
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: apple, tangy
Liquor: red, almost pinkish

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
AmazonV

Resteep:
over 10 minutes, no patience left for more
weak, but not water weak
light spiced? apple odor
slightly citrus tangy flavor
aftertaste of apples then tang

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teaspoon in a finum tea filter
Additives: none
Water: hot spigot, 1 tea mug full
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Smell: dried leaves, fall, tea
Flavor: plain tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: a little bitter but very short lived
Liquor: nice reddish brown

Got this as a gift from a coworker, it’s a nice basic black tea

Post-Steep Additives: none

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec
Jillian

So is it a Russian Caravan?

AmazonV

I wish I knew…It’s mystery tea as far as my best guess

AmazonV

Anyone know character based languages? It was made in hong kong but i can’t say for sure where it is marketed twoard. I could post the non-English bits pictures

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56
drank Egyptian Mint by Novus Tea
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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag / 2.2 g
Additives: none
Water: 12 ounces boiling filtered
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Cold

Tasting Notes:
Smell: mint
Flavor: mint
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: mint
Liquor: medium brown

Iced is a much nicer, refreshing cup of tea. I think it may need a bit of sweetener when chilled.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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56
drank Egyptian Mint by Novus Tea
714 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag / 2.2 g
Additives: none
Water: 12 ounces boiling filtered
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Smell: mint
Flavor: tingly mint
Body: Full
Aftertaste: warm sweet mint
Liquor: medium brown

OMG overwhelming mint, too much mint for me. However we both agree the tea itself is very well done. Not that we’re gonna buy it again. Well maybe it depends how it turns out as iced tea, this could be a wonderful summer iced tea.

Post-Steep Additives: honey, lots of honey, and it was now sickeningly sweet mint

Resteep: 5 min, 16 ounces, yea still one heck of a minty brew, value for your money right here.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 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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