709 Tasting Notes

80
drank Oriental Beauty by thepuriTea
709 tasting notes

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/23/thepuritea-loose-leaf-oolong-tea-oriental-beauty-tea/

Steep Information:
Amount: 4-5 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: toasty, floral, sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: floral, toasty, woody
Flavor: toasty, woody
Body: Light
Aftertaste: sweet
Liquor: translucent light yellow-green

true to the description it is reminiscent of a Darjeeling.

Post-Steep Additives:
1000ml at 195°F for 2 minutes and 30 seconds
slightly fuller body
still smooth and woody with a floral smell

Rating: 3/4 leaves

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

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51
drank Cucumber White by Tazo
709 tasting notes

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/23/tazo-teabag-white-tea-cucumber-white/

Steep Information:
Water: ~500ml at 185°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chemical, cucumber
Steeped Tea Smell: lime, cool, vegetal
Flavor: lime, cool cucumber, tangy
Body: Light
Aftertaste: vegetal
Liquor: translucent yellow green

It’s a mojito in need of alcohol.
Nice and refreshing, seems like it would be great iced.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

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

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Steep Information:
Amount: 7 tsp
Water: 1200ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal
Flavor: smooth, but only very faintly vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: none
Liquor: Translucent yellow green

translucent, water tasting

+1 min

translucent, water tasting

+1 min

translucent, slightly vegetal, very very weak

Rating: 1/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/23/the-path-of-tea-loose-leaf-oolong-tea-organic-high-cloud/

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

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50

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/23/52teas-loose-leaf-honeybush-tisane-blueberry-streusel-honeybush/

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

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: blueberry, woody honeybush
Steeped Tea Smell:woody, sweet, hint berry
Flavor: woody, sweet
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: berry
Liquor: opaque dark red-brown

It’s honeybush, with a hint of berry, not cake-y, no butter, no lemon

wait that is not true, a hint of lemon you need to look for, that’s a nice touch

Post-Steep Additives:
agave
more berry, still mostly honeybush

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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50
drank Six Summits by Teavana
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 7 tsp
Water: 1200ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: berry, toasty
Flavor: berry, bitter, toasty
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: berry, astringent
Liquor: translucent orange-brown

It seems to have had it’s recipe altered over time and then gotten discontinued.
I believe I purchased it because it was nice iced. It’s not bad, but not remarkable.

Resteep:
1200ml at 195°F for 6 minutes
slightly bitter raspberry, still nice and toasty, smooth, a little nutty

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/23/teavana-loose-lea-oolong-tea-six-summits-oolong/

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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50
drank Lemon Cardamom Chun Mee by 52teas
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 750ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chemical, citrus
Steeped Tea Smell:vegetal, citrus
Flavor: calm spice, lemon, vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: astringent, lemon
Liquor: translucent yellow-green

maybe more leaf? maybe more time?
mild, warm, citrus…it’s nice but not great

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/18/52teas-loose-leaf-green-tea-lemon-cardamom-chun-mee/

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

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Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chemical
Steeped Tea Smell:strawberry, kiwi, hint of lime
Flavor: vegetal, kiwi, hint of sweet
Body: Light
Aftertaste: sweet, hint of lime
Liquor: Translucent yellow-brown

Needs tequila, and salt.
Lime is a hint, major players are the kiwi swelled by the strawberry.

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/18/52teas-loose-leaf-white-tea-kiwi-strawberry-margarita/

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

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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: lime, chemical
Steeped Tea Smell: bakey black tea, hint of lime
Flavor: bakery, hint lime
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: translucent dark orange-brown

got getting much lime…to it’s credit it’s a tea I have kept around too long.

Post-Steep Additives:

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/18/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-key-lime-flavored-black-tea-032/

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

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52
drank Gooey Butter Cake by 52teas
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 750ml at 195°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 4 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chemical, sweet, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: cake, lemon poundcake, floral
Flavor: sugar shortbread cookie
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: astringent
Liquor: Dark red brown

Weak for black, but not bad, not buttery?

Post-Steep Additives:
milk, sugar (1 tsp)

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/18/52teas-loose-leaf-black-tea-gooey-butter-cake/

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

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51
drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Water: 500ml at 212°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 7 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: no smell?
Steeped Tea Smell: coco, roasted
Flavor: roasted
Body: LMedium
Aftertaste: roasted
Liquor: translucent dark brown

Meh
not a mate fan
but this was drinkable
hints of coco in small, and after taste but just hints

Rating: 2/4 leaves

Blog: http://amazonv.teatra.de/2013/01/18/52teas-loose-leaf-mate-tisane-malted-chocomate/

Preparation
Boiling 7 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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