516 Tasting Notes

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This is nice. I had just enough for one mug of it, and tonight was the night. I hate drinking boiling hot teas, so I let this one sit some to cool, and wow, it is perfect. It’s nice and chocolaty. it’s not something I would want all the time, but on occasion, this would be a nice treat.

I decided to add some milk to see if that would make it more like a hot chocolate, since it’s really chocolate, but I’ve decided that it was better without. Ah well.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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drank Organic Long Jing by Steepster
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I don’t know why, but this tasted bitter to me. I followed the directions on the packet exactly, so maybe I need to try a lower temp or less time….or both. I didn’t like it, but I could tell there was potential.

TheTeaFairy

Cheri, what temp. did you brew it at?

Cheri

I forget. Whatever the packet said to do it at. I’m pretty sure it was 180° but I don’t remember for sure. I have a nice bonavita at work now, so I know the temp was right.

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drank Berber by Tay Tea
516 tasting notes

This is a nice tea. I like spearmint a lot. This tea is a good spearmint and green blend. I’ll try this one iced to see how it is, but it’s good hot. I do have to say that I like The Tea Spot’s Moroccan Mint better, but that’s just me.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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drank Da Hong Pao Red Robe by Steepster
516 tasting notes

Other people seem to really like this one, but I don’t really. It kind of tastes just…meh….to me.

Well, it was free in a free Steepster Select box, so I’m not going to complain too much. I tried it. This one just isn’t for me.

Stephanie

Free is good.

Cheri

Yep. And I don’t feel guilty or like I’m wasting my money when I decided I’m not going to have any more of this one. Since other people have liked this one, though, I’ll probably add the other packet of this to a TTB I’m in and hopefully it will find a good home.

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92

This tea is great for the drive into work. The biggest problem for me is that I have to get the water boiling to start, and then 6 minute steeping. Right when I’m trying to get out the door. Really, what I need to do is get it going well before then, and then it’ll have a little time to cool off before I run out as well. Ah well.

Otherwise….I love this tea. The lime is spectacular. The blackberry is delicious. The base guayusa tea is perfect. And it helps wake me up i the morning. So wonderful!

Cheri

You came up with a great idea and Stacy executed perfectly. I love it when a plan comes together. =D

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82

I decided I wanted this tea as an evening tea. I hope the little bit of caffeine doesn’t mess me up, but I don’t think it will.

I like this tea. I like this tea a lot. Until the very last sip. Both times the last sip was really blah. I thought the first time it was just me, but it happened again. Weird.

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drank A Day in Provence by Tay Tea
516 tasting notes

I apparently didn’t write the tasting note I thought I did last night. Maybe I never saved it? I don’t know.

This was the end of this tea from my May tea box. I will miss this tea. I will miss this tea a lot. So much so that I looked at ordering it from Tay Tea even though I’m kinda not supposed to be buying more tea. Of course, this isn’t a cheap tea. It’s $16 for the tea in a tin, plus $4.95 shipping…. You do get a pretty good amount of tea, and a tin (I love when tea has its own tin) but…I’m not supposed to be buying more tea right now.

So I will wait a little while. We’ll see how long that lasts.

But, I really liked this tea a lot. I didn’t even think I liked lavender until I tried this tea. Wow. I really liked this tea. Thank you so much Amoda!!!

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drank Grapefruit Dragon by Butiki Teas
516 tasting notes

Delicious!

I decided to add just a touch of sugar this time, and that made this amazing. It’s still got this amazing grapefruit flavor, but it actually is even juicier and grapefruity bitter than without the sugar. I don’t know how that works, but it’s true. I think the sugar opened my tastebuds more or something. Who knows. So good.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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drank Inca Elixir by The Tea Company
516 tasting notes

Another sample I’m trying to see if I happen to like it or not.

Which is more not than like, although it grew on me.

I will say that dry this smells heavenly, and the liquor actually also smells delicious. Unfortunately, this tea didn’t do much for me on its own. I eventually added some non-dairy creamer and a touch of sugar, and it helped make it something I liked. I think my problem is the cinnamon. I like cinnamon, but it was just a little too much. Cinnamon and chocolate is something that I really just don’t like together. Others may really like this, but it wasn’t for me. I’ll probably put the rest of this sample into one of the traveling tea boxes I’m in, because I’m sure it’s in someone’s flavor wheelhouse.

Suziqzer

I’m finicky when it comes to chocolate and cinnamon together, although I’m coming around to it more and more. The only time I won’t tolerate it for sure is in the kind of chocolate cake my mom used to make when I was growing up. Some people put cinnamon in it to make it better… No thanks! It’s pure rich chocolate that needs no addition of spice.

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drank Orchid Oolong by The Tea Company
516 tasting notes

I actually really enjoyed this tea this morning. I will be honest, I wasn’t expecting to, but I decided to take a chance on some more samples I have from the Tea Company because I got a coupon for 25% off plus free shipping and I’m very glad that I did.

This is a pretty nice oolong. It’s the right amount of creamy and the right amount of floral. Of course, while I was enjoying this one I was working, and I can’t remember too much about it. It was just nice and natural and I like that it’s unflavored. I need to try more unflavored oolongs.

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Still relatively new to drinking teas, or so I feel, even though I’ve been at it for several months now.

I’m drinking more and more of different varieties of tea.

It’s been a few months that I’ve been on here. I’ve expanded from greens and flavored teas to now I’m all about the oolongs and some unflavored blacks. I’m mostly drinking unflavored teas now, but there are a few of those flavored ones that have a special place in my heart.

Pu-erh is also something I’ve recently found that I enjoy.

I have four kitties and a spouse.

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