702 Tasting Notes

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drank Royal Courtesan by Zhi Tea
702 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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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
702 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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75

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot
Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: lightly vegetal, sweet
Flavor: vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: sweet
Liquor: translucent green-yellow
smooth but not silky. Good, but not exceptional.

Resteep:
500ml at 195°F for 3 minutes

still smooth and delicious

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2013/03/arbor-teas-company-loose-leaf-oolong.html

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 1 minute
Served: Hot
Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: earthy
Steeped Tea Smell: fall leaves, dirt
Flavor: earthy yet smooth
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet
Liquor: translucent dark red-brown
Resteep:
500ml at 212°F for 1 minute 30 seconds
Exactly the same as the first steep

Resteep:
500ml at 212°F for 2 minutes
Exactly the same as the first steep

This tea could have kept going, but the work day was over

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2013/03/arbor-teas-loose-leaf-pu-erh-tea.html

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 750ml at 185°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Apricot danishy
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, fruity, vegetal
Flavor: apricot, floral, sweet, vegetal, smooth
Body: Light
Aftertaste: tangy, floral
Liquor: translucent light orange brown

getting hints of apricot, no real cheesecake-ness, but a very beautiful white.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/02/06/52teas-loose-leaf-white-tea-apricot-cheesecake/

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

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81
drank Four Seasons by Samovar
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 750ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, toasty
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal
Flavor: toasty, silky
Body: Light
Aftertaste: nutty
Liquor: Translucent yellow brown

Not as nice as when made in the store.

Resteep:
750ml at 195°F for 2 min 30 seconds
floral, vegetal, sweet, tangy aftertaste

Resteep:
750ml at 195°F for 3 min

I believe the leaves could have gone a few more times, but time to leave work

Rating: 3/4 leaves
Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/02/06/samovar-loose-leaf-oolong-tea-four-seasons/

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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51
drank Anastasia by Kusmi Tea
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 750ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: citrus, perfume
Steeped Tea Smell: bake-y
Flavor: lime, bakey
Body: Full
Aftertaste: citrus, bakey
Liquor: Translucent dark red-brown

Not digging the lemon lime earl grey mash up.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/02/06/kusmi-tea-loose-leaf-black-tea-anastasia/

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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51
drank Earl Black by 52teas
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 4-5 tsp
Water: 750ml at 185°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: currant, lemon, floral, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, vegetal, sweet currant, hint lemon
Flavor: vegetal, floral
Body: Light
Aftertaste: lemon
Liquor: translucent light yellow-green

Smells delightful, pretty standard white.

Post-Steep Additives:
White sugar
more current flavor comes out

Resteep:
750ml at 185°F for 3 minutes
Light, floral, delicious

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/02/06/52teas-loose-leaf-white-tea-earl-black/

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °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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