341 Tasting Notes

I’ve tried it a couple times. I keep thinking from the spices it going to be like a chai but then there is the lavender. The lavender overwhelms the other flavors. I actually had to toss it out. You may have guessed lavender is on my list of evil flavors.

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75

This is from the TTTTB 2.0. I’ve had a lot of caffeine this a.m. and decided I needed to back off a little. This is an oolong so there is some caffeine but not as much as Chocolate Rocket and My Morning Mate (This mornings caffeine of choice). I’ve got most of my ‘chores’ and exercising done ( walked 4.5 miles).

The tea has a mild orange and almond flavor. It’s quite soothing. It’s not one I personally would buy but I certainly would enjoy a cup of this occasionally. I’m enjoying drinking it while the kitchen floor dries and watching the most recent Doctor Who episode.

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90

Interesting. I added the tea but never wrote the tasting note. Oh well.

I haven’t had much experience with genmaicha. I know that it’s a brown rice and green tea blend. What I’ve had before may have been old because I didn’t get much flavor.

This is a whole different things. It’s truly a wonderful drink.
There was a nice roasted brown rice scent. When looking at the leaves you could see the brown rice as well as little bits of popped popcorn in with the sencha.

When brewed the liquid was light yellow and there was a light brown rice scent. I taste the brown rice and a little bit of the popcorn. When taking a drink there is a light after taste with kind of an astringent lingering flavor. More of a crisp astringency not an annoying astringency.

It is very calm and refreshing. I think I will have to delve into genmaicha a bit more.

Flavors: Toasted Rice

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank coconut oolong by David's
341 tasting notes

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drank Maple Sugar by DAVIDsTEA
341 tasting notes

Isn’t it funny how different the tasting notes are on the same tea? People seem to love it or hate it.I was sort of reluctant to try it but I am really glad I did. I am really enjoying this tea. :-) I do tend to like sweet and flavored blacks. I was all set to have to add maple syrup but I didn’t need to.

Flavors: Maple Syrup

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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80

Thank you The Cookie Lady!
I love the H&S teas. Rarely am I disappointed. This is one of the few tea companies that make sachets that I like. They really seem like loose-leaf.

Dry has a light bergamot scent. I am not a white tea drinker in general so I certainly can’t pick out specific white tea flavors.

Brewed I am enjoying the gentle white tea blended with the bergamot.It’s not a strong bergamot. I love bergamot and Double Bergamot tea is a favorite. However, this lighter level of bergamot works well in this tea. This is a relaxing light tea that would be enjoyable while sitting reading or watching a favorite TV show.

Flavors: Bergamot, Citrusy

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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85
drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
341 tasting notes

When I had this before i rated it pretty high. Well, I don’t fell the need to change that rating. I added a bit of unsweetened almond milk. I don’t usually add any milk/or substitute but this was quite tasty.

Thank-you TTTTB!
I’m going to miss this one :-(

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Ost

Can’t imagine what it will be like when I finally run out of this one. D: Don’t wanna think of it…

Lariel of Lórien

Another reason I should have ordered from there sooner.

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50
Karamell from Qualitastee. I couldn’t find this tea company or tea on Steepster or online so I don’t really know who this is from. Not as much caramel as I would think from a tea called Karamell. More of a burnt sugar. Drank it, won’t bother drink anymore of it.

This is from the TTTTB.

Flavors: Burnt Sugar

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Chocolate Chai by Adagio Teas
341 tasting notes

As far as the chai, nice medium spices. I’ve been having too many overly spiced chaos lately. The chocolate, not bad. I taste it… enjoy it, am glad to have it. I really like chocolate teas lately. Not that it really needed it but I added a couple drops of chocolate stevia. Yum, yum!

I was surprised to see that 2 tsp. were recommended for 8 oz. Really quite a nice cup. I’m glad that the Teeny Tiny TTB had a large sample. Definitely a tea I will be keeping from the box!

Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Ginger

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90

Can I get this by the pound without breaking the bank? What lovely flavors of chocolate and vanilla. There is also a melange of other flavors but I can’t really pick out the individual flavors. The dry scent is lovely, almost better than the flavor but the flavor is awesome. I can picture this in a daily rotation of favorite teas. Unfortunately, I don’t have more :-(

Thanks to The Cookie Lady!

Flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla

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Retired first grade teacher. I tend to like dessert type/herbal teas as a substitute for sweet treats; Fflavored black teas and mates to get that energy that I am often lacking :-p
My husband of 42 years thinks I’m nuts regarding the whole tea thing… but he bought me a Breville for Christmas, so what can I say.
My other interests are reading (books go well with tea :D) and beading.

I have been watching Doctor Who for 32 years. It’s new DW time!!!! In case you can’t tell my avatar is two daleks drinking tea! I am always open to swapping Doctor Who books for tea. I have about 120 Doctor Who books that I am eager to send them to a fan. :D Let me know if you would like any books! I love that so many people have begun watching DW!

Also I love swaps, pm me if you’d like to do a swap.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is; will keep this stocked until the cows come home

90-94 First rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Excellent; likely to become a favorite, will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again if in the mood for this particular one or a better, similar version not available or it’s on a really good sale :-)

50-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again unless craving this particular flavor

Below 50 Meh! Wouldn’t bother drinking it again.

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