485 Tasting Notes

94

This was a really delicious black tea with a full sweet fruity flavour. I love it. The only question that remains is do I restock this one, or instead pick up some of the green version of this blend? Only have a couple weeks before our Tea Party trip to the Tea Haus to decide!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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88
drank Simply The Zest (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I enjoyed this, it was a little bitter and a little tart but that may have been the steep time.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Coconut Oolong by Rishi Tea
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God, this was tasty. It was a very nice earthy oolong, not too floral, and the coconut added a sweet note to it without taking over. I was expecting more of a coconut tea with an oolong kicker, but it was the other way around, which is awesome. This was just delicious. I wish I had more!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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73

Ooops, forgot to log this one! Drank it Sunday morning.

This was a sweet and tasty cuppa, with a strong cherry flavour that I find is lacking from a lot of cherry teas. As it cooled, it brought out more of the tart and perfumey floral tastes, so I finished it off quickly. Don’t think I’ll reach for it again, but I enjoyed this cup.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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62
drank Three Wishes Tea by DAVIDsTEA
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95
drank Sweet Orange by The Tea Haus
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I’ve tried this both sweetened and unsweetened, and I think I agree with Tina that the flavour really shines with a bit of sweetener – which, unfortunately, makes it too sweet for me. Oh the ironies.

Anyway. This is a very delicious black tea nonetheless, and without any sugar or milk it has a mellow flavour with a bit of an orange and citrus taste.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Tina S.

So this is what you were up to while you waited for me to wake up, lol!

De

No, I had this last night!

Tina S.

I meant the review ;) <3

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93

Yum! This is the orange tea I was looking for. A big orangeade flavour which pairs nicely with the earthy smokiness of the pu’erh. Very sweet and tart and citrusy.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cattibrie

How long did you steep this for? Got this one tonight and I am not getting a ton of citrus to my tea. Still enjoying it but it could be a little better.

De

Three minutes, maybe a little bit longer.

Cattibrie

Thanks. I think I did 5. Maybe I will try a shorter steep. Or give my bag a good shake before I do my next one.

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96
drank Mao Feng by The Tea Haus
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Still as yummy as the first time I had it. Smooth and sweet, but I need to work on my brewing technique because a couple cups were a little bitter. Got five resteeps out of two pinches of leaves.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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34

I have been craving an orange black lately, so I reached for this sample we got in a swap. I was unfortunately disappointed. It was an overwhelmingly average black tea with a faint hint of bitter orange peel at the tail end of the sip. Sadface. This calls for a gaiwan of something wonderful.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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80
drank Orange Marzipan Rooibos by Tealish
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Someone from the Toronto Tea Party shared a sample of this with me (Tina? Adrienne? I don’t even know any more.) and I finally got around to trying it. First thing I got hit with was the orange, a very sweet and creamy orange, but with the heavy aftertaste I get from most rooibos teas. Tasty experiment, but I don’t think I’ll reach for it again.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec
Tina S.

Twas me :D I have to revisit this one soon . . . I’ve only had one cup so far. gasp

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