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698 Tasting Notes

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drank Citrus PILEDRIVER by 52teas
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 16oz at 212°F
Tool: Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes http://steep.it/5%20minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: citrus, vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal, hints citrus
Flavor: green, vegetal, bitter, BLEH
Body: Full
Aftertaste: dirty grass
Liquor: translucent dark yellow-green

do not want, blah

Rating: 1/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/13/52teas-loose-leaf-herbal-tisane-citrus-piledriver/

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 12oz at 212°F
Tool: metal filter basket
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: mint, coco nibs
Steeped Tea Smell: peppermint, hints of coco
Flavor: watery, mint, hint of more
Body: Light
Aftertaste: peppermint
Liquor: opaque dark brown

I always find chocolate teas disappointing

Post-Steep Additives:
1 spoonful honey
splash almond milk

thicker, minty, more hint of coco.

Now that’s yummy.

Add some tapioca balls, YUM, Mint chocolate boba tea

Don’t look at me like that

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/13/52teas-loose-leaf-honeybush-tisane-mint-chocolate-chip/

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 400ml at 212°F
Tool: metal mesh strainer
Steep Time: a little over 7 minutes http://steep.it
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chemical, orange, cranberry, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: woody, orange, cranberry
Flavor: woody, cranberry, orange
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet
Liquor: opaque dark red-brown

Post-Steep Additives:
1 spoon honey
butter, sweet, orange, cranberry, aftertaste woody
better with sugar

not getting the scone flavor

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/13/52teas-loose-leaf-honeybush-tisane-buttered-cranberry-orange-scone/

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Graveyard Mist by 52teas
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 4 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: mint
Steeped Tea Smell: minty, vegetal
Flavor: mint, vegetal, rooty, like licorice root but sweeter (never ate raw mallow root)
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: tangy aftertaste, bark
Liquor: translucent yellow-green

two co-workers both like it, my mom loves it

I think the aftertaste needs tempering

Post-Steep Additives:
white sugar
more fluffy marshmallow peep-ish if peeps were minty, cuts back on the barmy aftertaste

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/13/52teas-loose-leaf-green-tea-graveyard-mist/

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Melange Rooibos by 52teas
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 12oz at boiling
Tool: kati loose tea system 12oz
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon, orange, wood
Steeped Tea Smell: cinnamon, pepper, orange
Flavor: cinnamon, woody, orange
Body: Full
Aftertaste: bark
Liquor: nearly opaque dark red-brown

This is delicious!

Rating: 4/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/13/52teas-loose-leaf-rooibos-tisane-melange-rooibos/

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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22
drank Flaming Chocolate Mate by 52teas
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 16oz at 212°F
Tool:Adagio IngenuiTEA 16 oz
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes http://steep.it/5%20minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: spicy chocolate
Steeped Tea Smell: roasty, hint coco, hint spice
Flavor: watery, hint of chocolate, roasted
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: spice
Liquor: translucent red brown

I don’t like mate or spice, so this was a loser to me.

Rating: 1/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/13/52teas-loose-leaf-mate-tisane-flaming-chocolate-mate/

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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51
drank Butterbeer by 52teas
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Water: 500ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: root beer barrel candies, ginger
Steeped Tea Smell: toasty, root beer
Flavor: sweet, black tea, root beer, black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent, barky
Liquor: translucent dark red-brown

Not buttery :( I was expecting butterscotch?

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/13/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-butterbeer/

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: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chemical, cigar tabacco, potpourri
Steeped Tea Smell: fall, toasty
Flavor: toasty, floral
Body: Medium/Full
Aftertaste: astringent, floral
Liquor: translucent dark orange-brown

A strong black, followed by a mouth full of petals, but not in the bad way.

Post-Steep Additives:
Sugar
smoother, citrus and floral

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/09/kusmi-tea-loose-leaf-black-tea-bouquet-of-flowers-n108/

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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51
drank Houjicha by Rishi Tea
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount:3 tsp
Water: 500ml at 185°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:vegetal, burnt/toasted
Steeped Tea Smell: toasted vegetables
Flavor: toasted..vegetables
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: vegetal, gritty
Liquor: translucent dark brown

meh.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/09/rishi-tea-loose-leaf-green-tea-houjicha/

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

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51
drank Jasmine Green Tea by Kusmi Tea
698 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 7
Water: 1200ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: toast, floral, jasmine
Steeped Tea Smell: floral (jasmine), vegetal
Flavor: minty, vegetal, bitter
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: bitter, burnt
Liquor: Translucent yellow-orange-green

mint? where did the mint come from? needed less leaf or less time, was going with 1.5tsp/8oz

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/08/kusmi-tea-loose-leaf-green-tea-jasmine-green-tea/

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

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Bio

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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