17 Tasting Notes

10

Tried it again using a full tablespoon. Ugh, it was even worst. It was so bitter, and not in a good matcha kind of way. I don’t understand how most of the review are so positive. Never again.

Kirkoneill1988

i feel the same way too. try their almond matcha

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75

I like this tea best cold brewed. The fruitiness and maltiness of the tea really comes out when cold brewed. It’s nice when hot too, but I just enjoyed it more cold.

Kirkoneill1988

im not sure if i tried this one yet

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80

Third time’s a charm. I cold brewed this one overnight with the wet leaves after brewing it with hot water. I wasn’t in the mood for re-steeping, but didn’t want the tea to go to waste.

It cold brews beautifully. It came out a lovely light yellowish green tint and had that bitter quality I like in greens.

Flavors: Bitter

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 5 g 24 OZ / 709 ML

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80

Second time trying this tea. I upped the leaf and steeped for a shorter amount of time with cooler water. I’m getting a more umami and savory flavor out of the tea. Must tastier than last time. I have a ton of wet leaf left over since my boyfriend wanted a cup, so I’m going to cold brew the rest.

Flavors: Umami

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10

This smells amazing, but the taste leaves little to be desired.

I used 1 teaspoon to 2 oz of water, then added steamed milk to make a latte. This had no flavor whatsoever.

This was a free sample I got from the company and the packet I received actually said to use 1/2 a teaspoon. When I looked on their website later, it calls for 1 Tablespoon.

Maybe I’ll try again using a full tablespoon to see if that makes a difference.

Preparation
1 tsp 2 OZ / 59 ML
Kirkoneill1988

the only tea of theirs i have tried that i liked was almond matcha

i cannot remember if i tried this one

Kirkoneill1988

found some of my reviews for this tea

(from newest to oldest)

it tastes a tad bit better with sugar :) sugar sticks that red leaf tea sells works too (no need to measure sugar) —→http://www.redleaftea.com/sugar/sugar-stiks-box.html#.U6X9L0A0-Vo


An ok tea :) i expected better. tastes kind of bland and a bit like oranges :P

Flavors: Caramel, Orange Zest

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70

Cheap tea!

I don’t mean that in a bad way. I got a half pound box of this for $1.99 in China Town.

I’ve tried this tea so many ways. Iced, cold brewed, hot, mixed with stuff and in the end, I prefer it hot with mint (like a sort of Moroccan Mint without the sugar) or cold brewed with fresh fruit (straining the fruit and tea leaves out after). The gunpowder green is robust enough to not be overpowered by the mint or fruit.

By itself, the tea is pretty good. A little bit smokey. It’s not the highest quality tea, but for $1.99, I’m not expecting it to be. For the price point, it’s a really good deal.

One negative is it’s very dusty, so even after straining, there is a bit of sediment on the bottom of my cup.

Flavors: Smoke

Mister The Pigeon

Pigeons like sediment. I might try it just for that.

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75

I made this as a London Fog Latte using 6 oz of water and 4 oz of steamed and frothed milk.

I got this tea as a Secret Santa gift as I really like tea and Star Trek.

This is really heavy on the Bergamot. It’s perfect on those days that I want a flavored tea. You can’t really taste the tea base on this one. The dry leaf looks really pretty with orange peels (or is it begamot peel) and little blue cornflower petals dispersed throughout, although I’m not sure the flowers actually contribute anything to the tea.

I’ve heard that tea used for this brand is also sold by Adagio as Earl Grey Bravo. The picture on their website looks the same and it’s a lot cheaper than the Think Geek Brand.

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 1 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

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80

First time trying Dragon Well. I started off with 2 grams of leaves to 4 oz of water. Steeped for 30 seconds using 175 degree water. The wet leaves smelled vaguely sweet and a little spinach-y. The tea itself had a light yellowish green color and also tasted spinach-y. A little bit astringent at the back of my throat. A second steeping, the spinach flavor went down and the astringency went up. Somehow, I don’t think I’m brewing this right.

So far, I’m not digging it. I like my greens to be either more sweet or more bitter and this tea is neither. Since this is my first time trying it, I’ll try out different ratios/steep times.

The wet leaves are beautiful, however. They look like fresh leaves that have just been plucked. You can tell this is a high quality tea.

Flavors: Spinach, Vegetables

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 g 4 OZ / 118 ML
Kirkoneill1988

I had to redo this comment. Silly typos. Anyhow I like uptons dragonwell. Quite sweet to me. I got some on the way from yunnan sourcing

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96

I have no idea how or why, but this tea both smells and tastes like sugar cookies to me. I didn’t add a speck of sweetener to this. Delicious.

Flavors: Cookie, Sugar

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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34

I knew this is a smokey tea, but it’s a little too smokey for me. I couldn’t finish my cup, but it makes a good brine for chicken! The smokiness is really subtle in the chicken, so okay for brining…not so okay for drinking.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Kirkoneill1988

this is a wonderful tea :D

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Hi, I’ve just discovered the wide world of tea. I’m still trying to find out what my preferences are, although I’ve discovered I enjoy Chinese teas more than Indians. I love ripe pu-erhs; I haven’t tried any raws yet, but would love to. Never tried oolongs before (hope to take care of that very soon). I like the flavor of plain teas, so I tend to avoid anything mixed with stuff. I do love those jasmine scented green though.

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