164 Tasting Notes

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drank English Breakfast by Harney & Sons
164 tasting notes

Sweet and mild with some light malt and woodiness. No noted smokiness. An easy, tasty tea to drink by the potful.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
caile

haha! I was finally able to post from my tablet, which has been impossible lately!

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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I have been drinking this all morning, and it is really a favorite. As delicious as ever – with sweetness, potato, orange and spice.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
caile

And, comforting me with my terrible migraines.

keychange

Oh no! I hope you can get some rest.

caile

Thank you, I’m going to try.

MissLena

I’ve had bad migraines this week too! I should try some of this tea for them, I have some at home

caile

Well, I can’t say it helped my head but at least it tastes good, and that doesn’t hurt. ; )

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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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I tried to like rooibos but have decided that it isn’t something I want or reach for even when it is in fun flavours like this. I had a bit left in my cupboard that I wasn’t drinking and when I saw reviews recommending cold brewing, decided to give it a try.

Well, it turned out better than I expected. None of that overly woody rooibos taste and mainly a sweet mapley refreshing drink. I probably have enough to make another batch this way and that is how I’ll use up the rest – much better than hot in my opinion.

VariaTEA

Yay! I am glad you liked it cold brewed! Roswell Strange was the one who brought it to my attention and that is how I have been enjoying this tea ever since :)

caile

I saw both you and Roswell Strange drinking it this way and am glad I tried it also! It turned out good! :)

VariaTEA

I was pleasantly surprised by it. I did not expect it to be bad but I also didn’t expect it to be as tasty as it was.

caile

haha, I know!

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drank Le Digestif (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m glad to have this in my cupboard, as it is just what I need. Mostly mint and fennel flavor with a bit of sweet, soothing spiciness.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Laoshan Genmaicha by Verdant Tea
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I have been drinking this all morning (a pot and a re-steep) and am now all out of it. :(

I love this tea. A bit fruity and floral, and smooth and so delicious. Will need to re-purchase soon!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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When I first opened my sample package and took a whiff, I had to close it back up as the bergamot aroma was really strong and something that I have developed an aversion to lately. So, I left the rolled up package in the cupboard for a couple weeks until I decided to take another try. This time the bergamot didn’t hit me quite so strongly but perhaps it is because I knew not to sniff it too much.

Once brewed, the distinctive Laoshan black aroma was foremost (yay), and there is a hint of rose and very slight bergamot which isn’t perfumy at all (yay again).

Taste is laoshan black with rose and a bit of the citrus/bergamot. Actually better than I thought and I’ll finish my sample easily, but wouldn’t repurchase as I still don’t care for bergamot much.

Note: I tried re-steeping and forgot about it for about 15 minutes which was a mistake, as the result was so bitter and undrinkable.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Next time you oversteep, try diluting with some added water. It has worked for me on occasion and is better than wasting tasty tea! :)

caile

Thanks! I have done that before with other teas but this one seemed beyond that. :(

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Love loose-leaf tea. My favorite right now is black, both straight and some flavoured. I mostly drink black teas with a small dash of milk or cream but sometimes just clear.

I am enjoying finding favorites and what I like to keep in my cupboard.

Recently I discovered that I enjoy green teas so am exploring those a bit also.

Likes: cacao/chocolate, coconut,
Dislikes: rooibos, bergamot, seaweed, licorice

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