2392 Tasting Notes

81
drank Rum Raisin by Lupicia
2392 tasting notes

According to Steepster I have had this tea for 2 years and it is finally starting to lose some of its flavor, but still holds up very well as a black tea. It’s nice with soymilk and a bit of sweetener. I still detect a bit of rum raisin, but it’s kind of faint.

I’m going to work today even though I could probably use a few more days at home with this cold. Tea has been my life saver!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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77
drank Genmaicha by Kusmi Tea
2392 tasting notes

This is a sipdown for me, I only bought a sample size of it a while back with the “afternoons” set from Kusmi, I believe.

A very light and floral genmaicha. I definitely would not buy the large size of this as I actually prefer the cheap genmaicha I can get in Japantown. Still I’m glad I had the chance to try this.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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75

Purchased this with my last order from Steven Smith. They aren’t lying about this tea being sweet. Licorice is plenty sweet enough for me, but there is also stevia. The sweet element really jumps out at me, followed by the mint and then the ginger. There’s also sarsaparilla in here which I had a difficult time detecting (never got the chocolate flavor they mentioned either). When I first tried this I thought it was way too sweet, but it’s kind of nice when you’re feeling under the weather. This is the second licorice blend I’ve had today (after Yogi Tea’s version) and it’s supposed to be good for sore throats, we shall see! This is okay for an herbal but not sure I will be buying it again. I tried it when I first got it so impressions of flavor are recorded from a healthier time… ;-)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Tea of the afternoon here. I decided to have kung pao tofu for lunch in the hopes that spicy food would help to knock out the cold that I have. Lunch was great and I decided to come back home and try this sample tea I got from the Jasmine Pearl.

I’m not rating this today since I’m so congested but it does have a wonderful roasted fruity aroma which was the first thing I noticed about it. The tea flavor itself seems to be chocolatey with some roasted barley notes and a slight bittersweetness in the finish. Of course I can’t really write a proper tasting note today.

I was really into puerh teas for the two winters prior but I haven’t been drinking much of it lately, maybe that will start to change soon. I wonder if any of my puerhs are aging well and how the climate in my apartment is helping out (or not). I have steam heat and it can get pretty humid in here. Anyway this seems like a really nice shu and the 5 oz. cake is only $17. Might have to pick some of this up in the future.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Love the name. Make me think of Radio Flyer toy wagons :)

TeaBrat

me too, it’s fun!

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67

I’m drinking this because I’m still fighting off this stupid cold, didn’t do much today aside from eating and lying around, well that’s ok. We all need a break sometimes….

This seems like a mix of immune enhancing herbs combined with herbs that make you sleepy I taste a lot of chamomile in this blend and it’s very minty. There is something bitter in here I don’t quite like, I think perhaps it’s the linden flower?

Anyway I wasn’t expecting a whole lot from this and obviously am not going to drink it solely for the flavor but am pleased to report it goes down fairly easily.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
MissB

Feel better soon! I’ve been drinking a lot of Throat Coat and Clari Tea myself these days for the same reasons.

TeaBrat

thanks :)

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97

Gah, I can’t believe some of the negative reviews of this tea but I guess we all have our preferences. I think this is lovely, vegetal but also sweet with a silky like quality, I was thinking vanilla. Sweet and fresh are definitely adjectives that top my list. Oh, how I wish I had picked up some of this with my last S. Smith order (this is only a free sample), I think I need more. I don’t have time to write more but this is so lovely…

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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79

Just in time for the weekend I feel like I am getting a sore throat, how aggravating. I hope I get to go to the gym later and hang out in the sauna, maybe I can sweat it out.

Anyway this is a sample I’ve had for months now. I figured maybe I would drink green tea for the rest of the day to the antioxidants. This is assertive and vegetal but not as smoky as some gunpowders I’ve had.

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

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75

Sipdown – this was part of the Upton Assam sampler and not really my favorite of the bunch but pretty good with sugar and soymilk. See previous notes if interested.

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90

I was listening to Jay Z this morning before brewing this up and am wondering if “Lord Bergamot” would be a good name for a rapper – he he he. Anyway this is one of my favorite bergamot based teas.

Preparation
Boiling

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90

This is a sipdown for me… however I might be getting more if they still have it at the bulk department in Whole Foods. I really like the cardamom in this blend.

Terri HarpLady

I don’t think they carry this one at my local whole foods

TeaBrat

maybe it’s because Portland is closer to us? could be a local thing.

Terri HarpLady

I’ll have to look next time I shop

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