2542 Tasting Notes

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Back from my job interview and I thought it went well, but I’m happy to be back at home in my yoga clothes typing notes on Steepster. :))

I didn’t realize I had bought a puerh tea until I added this concoction to the database just now. It is about 1/2 puerh and 1/2 other things like fruit and flavoring. I didn’t think I would like this but it’s actually pretty tasty. There’s a strong apple and elderberry flavor along with the pistachio and cinnamon. The puerh gives it a nice earthy flavor which is very grounding.

I did try adding a bit of soymilk to see what would happen, but I think this is one tea I prefer plain, the soymilk curdles. Never had an apple flavored puerh before and I like this a lot. It doesn’t taste a lot like toffee, but that’s ok. I also picked the fruit bits out to eat as a snack, he he. This is a good blend.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Sil

ooh this sounds really tasty! and it’s a puerh!

TeaBrat

I like it :)

Yvonne

This sounds wonderful!

Fjellrev

Nice, I"m always leery of pu-erh but I guess when it’s mixed with enough things, it adds a nice accent. Great to hear your interview went well!

TeaBrat

Personally I like puerh but I haven’t been drinking much of it lately…

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93

This is the best decaf tea ever, I don’t know what Harney and Sons does to make theirs so much better than the competition but it’s so worth it… I feel like I should order some of their others!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Tulsi Lemon Ginger by Organic India
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Tired of working and tired in general… I have a job interview to prepare for tomorrow and I haven’t had much fun all week because I’ve been so busy. I’m not even sure I want to work with these people so I’m grumpy just thinking about it all. Hoping this cuppa will revive me, herbaly, lemony, gingery. It’s one of my more favored tulsi teas.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
OMGsrsly

Fingers crossed!

TeaBrat

thanks :)

Yvonne

Best of luck on your job interview. I hope you get it! ♥

Sil

oooh good luck!

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76

Thanks to Indigobloom for this sample.

I don’t know why I think chocolate teas will really taste like chocolate, I guess i could just go for hot cocoa instead. :)

This is a nice black tea with cocoa notes but nothing truffle like about it. I added Splenda to see if I could perk it up a bit. It’s okay but not really what I was hoping for… glad I got to try it though!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Silver Needle by thepuriTea
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Backlog – I had this with my lunch yesterday, it is nice as a cold brew tea. I will need to do that with all of my white teas from now on…

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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85
drank English Breakfast by Adagio Teas
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Although Adagio is not one of my favorite tea vendors I got a few things to try when I ordered my electric kettle. This is a nice, no nonsense type of English breakfast. The keemun gives it a slightly smoky, bitter taste but it’s good with soymilk and a bit of stevia. It has a really lovely aroma that reminds me of burnt hazelnuts. Do the English ever drink their tea without milk and sugar? I think this will be a welcome addition to my morning teas.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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65

I’ve had this a few times now and to me it tastes more like plain rooibos than anything else, I’m not getting much caramel or anything that can be described as candy. Yesterday I inspected the wet leaf and the caramel bits were not quite melted so maybe that’s why the flavor didn’t come through? I know I will drink this quickly but I was disappointed in the flavor. It was better with some stevia, however.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Yvonne

Sorry to hear you don’t like it. The name makes it sound so good :P

TeaBrat

I know!

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76

Tea of the morning here. This is a darker style oolong and the flavor is very much like that of a second flush darjeeling. I’m getting a lot of fruitiness in addition to some “woody” type flavors. There’s a slight astringency in the finish which I am not totally loving but would be good with a bit of sweetener. It’s ok but not anything I would feel the need to keep around on a permanent basis. Used the filtered brita water and my Adagio kettle which was very enjoyable :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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88

I got home and wanted to try out the electric tea kettle I just got. I love it so far! Anyway I like this tisane still, it’s very lemony but delicious, not sure if the BF liked it as much as I do. see previous notes if interested. :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Silver Needle by thepuriTea
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Another sample tea from the now defunct puriTea (boo).

I’m not really super excited by most white teas and this is no exception. I’m sure it’s fine but I can’t seem to find the “sweet spot” that brings forth the promised flavors. I get a bit of nuttiness and something that reminds me of clover but it needs something, it’s far too mild & benign for my tastes. I think I will try cold brewing the rest of this.

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

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

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