249 Tasting Notes

85
drank almond cookie by SereneTeaz
249 tasting notes

The aroma is fantastic. The taste is a little bland on my first try. Luckily I have a full 2 oz. so I can play around with it a little. First steeping was only 2 min. I made a new pot and steeped for 3 min. I also put just a little more leaf. I wish the amount section below let us put in half teaspoons. I would say I did 1.5 for 8 oz. Just a bit of stevia and I have all I wanted in an almond cookie tea! I’m really glad I re-made this tea before rating it. The almond really comes up to the front with a burst of taste.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80

A nice black tea for the morning. Light lemon taste peeks out like a bit of spring sunshine. I wonder what this would taste like if cold brewed? I think the lemon would become more prominent. Thanks Zwi for this sample.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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95

I’m still loving this tea! The taste is almost as good as the energy it gives me. I have a Breville so I have to make a minimum of 2 cups. If I resteep I suddenly have 4 cups. OH MY! Today I vacuumed and steam cleaned all the carpets, washed all the tile and wood floors. Amazing how much energy I feel. Not bad for an old lady! I will definitely have to keep lots of this in my cupboard!

Flavors: Chocolate, Earth

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 500 OZ / 14786 ML
Cheri

Wowzers. Wanna come help clean my house?

TeaBrat

lmao, you can come to my house too ;)

__Morgana__

Me first, me first!

carol who LOL You wish! My back is already killing me!
Cheri

Have some more of this Yerba Maté Chocolatté and you’ll never even notice.

carol who

LOL! You could be right! I may never sleep tonight! Maybe I should do more cleaning!

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85

I ordered some samples from Design a Tea. Super cheap, pick your own flavors and base. I received them today… awesome. My first is a rooibos base with rum and almond. The aroma when I first opened the sample practically made me swoon. The rum and almond aroma go so well together. I added just a bit of Monk’s Fruit to sweeten it. Yummy! I might have to actually order some of this blend for my cabinet.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

I love my pineapple teas even though they often seem to disappoint. After trying it once I decided to try another cup with a longer steep. It brought out the pineapple which is what I wanted. I added a little monk’s fruit. It’s quite yummy! This will be a great bedtime tea and I think it will be good cold brewed. I love it that Lipton’s is stepping up their quality and choices.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML
TeaBrat

I like the Pineapple oolong from Lupicia, have you tried it?

carol who

I’ll have to try it! Thanks!

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75
drank Almond Oolong by Adagio Teas
249 tasting notes

Not getting enough almond to call this almond oolong. It’s not bad but it’s a little nothing. I added some almond flavoring and now it’s right on target. Apparently I like my flavors a little over the top. But I am enjoying this.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sami Kelsh

There’s something about this one that reminds me a bit of oatmeal, which is what I like about it. There are definitely a few out there that are more full-on almondy, though.

carol who

Luckily it was just a sample, so I can get through this. :)

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70

I wanted to love this but some how I can’t. This is the second time I’ve had it and it just not what I expected from other people’s notes. Maybe under leafed? I taste the EG but I’m not getting the berry taste. However, I maybe having a bad tea day. I’ve had several tea samples today that just didn’t hit the right note.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80
drank Dreamsicle Puerh by 52teas
249 tasting notes

I have never tried any puerh teas before. With the dreamsicle flavor I still don’t know what puerh really tastes like. I do however enjoy the dreamsicle aspect of this tea. It has a slight creaminess that makes the orange so smooth. The end of the sip is a little astringent leaving my mouth slightly dry but not interfering with the dreamsicle flavor.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90

Yummy! The aroma is intoxicating! It smells so much like the brioche I remember from the pastry shop near where i used to work. The taste fulfills the promise given in the aroma. For me, the beginning of the sip has the strongest of the brioche taste. If I drink again right away it seems to be less prevalent but if I wait between sips the taste is right back where it should be. I’m probably am just imagining it. Very tasty cup of tea. I am definitely going to put this on my wish list.

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65
drank Mom's Apple Pie by DAVIDsTEA
249 tasting notes

I often wonder if I’ve over/under leafed or over/under steeped when I am not as excited by a tea as others. I sense some apple and cinnamon. Nothing overly interesting. I’ll drink what I have but won’t bother with it again.

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Retired first grade teacher. I tend to like dessert type/herbal teas as a substitute for sweet treats. Flavored 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 31 years. Waiting til August ‘14 might put me over the edge.However if I lived through the 14 year hiatus (1989-2003) with only reruns and 1 DW movie, I guess I’ll live until August. Luckily I have 312 episodes. :) 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.

I only put teas of 1 oz. or more in my cupboard.

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