545 Tasting Notes

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drank Black & Blue by 52teas
545 tasting notes

Backlogging. 13 days ago. Monday morning.

First cup of the day. Tart berry yum.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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Backlogging. 14 days ago. Early Saturday afternoon.

Still muddled and not getting white chocolate strawberry from it. Will have to try again soon, maybe with more leaf.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Backlogging. 14 days ago. Saturday morning.

A rich first cup of the day. An on purpose extra long second steep mimicking my accidental extra long second steep of DFT R29 ceylon yielded again a much more enjoyable cup than my traditional second steep times.

2nd steep: 20+ mins

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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70

Backlogging. 11 days ago. Friday morning.

I wanted to go with a chocolate tea this morning and this one sounded good even though I haven’t tried it yet. Honestly, I’m really not getting white chocolate strawberry from this tea. As it cools because I’m looking for it I think I get a texture that reminds me of white chocolate more than tastes like it and as it cools further I think I get some strawberry. Not a bad cup by any means, just not getting the intended flavor.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Backlogging. 12 days ago. Thursday morning.

Another tasty cup indeed. Made with the more leaf method. lol

The second steep I forgot for about 20 minutes and omg was it good. This I will have to do again sometime too.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Backlogging. 9 days ago. Wednesday late night.

A nice soothing cup of tea after I got home from my Labor Day weekend dog sitting.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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Backlogging. 13 days ago. Friday morning.

Quickly consumed a cup to wake me up before I had to get ready to leave. What’s notable about this session is that I steeped a second cup to drink post shower then completely forgot about it and was sad to have to abandon it. =(

2nd steep: 8 mins 30 sec

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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Backlogging. 12 days ago. Last Thursday morning.

Needed a second black tea. This hit the spot quite nicely.

2nd steep: 6 mins

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

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Drank with a splash of milk after a breakfast of honey wheat toast with chunky peanut butter and strawberry conserves. I’m going to need more black tea this morning, a lot more black tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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Okay so. During The Great Unlogged Period, I also had this one several more times. The grape instead of raisin flavor diminished some over time but not greatly. But I have not tried it in quite some time.

So this was my second cup of tea yesterday. And it was just weird this time. Something that I think was the oatmeal flavor came out more. But it tasted like fake something that was not fake oatmeal but also not fake plastic but reminiscent of a fake plastic taste at times but at other times tasted like oatmeal or grains. The raisin is still verging on grape-ness but I can get it raisin if I think about it. I’d had hopes this might get better.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
90-100 Awesome
80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
30-40 Meh
0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no

Location

Charleston, SC

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