Culinary Teas

Recent Tasting Notes

87

straight up oolong and lovely! Mouth watering and refreshing! Very nice!

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70

Smooth…not as hefty as I wanted for my first cup but it’s not bad!

gmathis

I love “heft” as a tea adjective.

TeaEqualsBliss

“Hefty! Hefty! Hefty Wimpy! Wimpy!”…

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70

A nice basic English Breakfast…a bit on the smoother side…

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64
drank Earl Grey by Culinary Teas
6770 tasting notes

Well, not terrible but I find this a little soapy. Thankfully not overly so…but there is that taste that I am picking up. I’m sure it’s the smoothness of the actual tea along with the Bergamot flavor. I prefer Culinary’s other flavored EG’s better, however, I was able to finish the entire cup.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Soapy? That doesn’t sound appealing at all. No bubbles right? LOL :-)

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80

WOW. This one is odd…but sometimes odd is GOOD, right!? Well, let’s see…

The dry smells like toasted peanuts with a slight woodsy smell hiding underneath. The wet leaves and post infusion liquid smells like soy sauce. Yes…It reminds me of soy sauce. The color of the liquid is a medium drab brown. The taste is surprisingly good. It has a nutty taste to it but also a roasted or toasted flavor as well as a little like mocha but oddly smoother than I anticipated.

Yeah…this one is odd but good. Not bad at all. Fairly Complex. Makes you think…

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60

Thank you Doulton for allowing me the opportunity to try this tea.

Slightly bitter and a bit creamy. The maple is there but it is almost like a bully forcing him/herself into a situation that they are not invited to. I found this tea to be rough around the edges. I do see potential if the blend percentages were tweaked a bit.

Extra points were given for potential.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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96

Backlogging from earlier this morning! VERY Strong! Very bold! See my other notes!

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96

2nd infusion…lighter but still flavorful…still yummers!

Cofftea

This tea makes me miss my best friend… :(

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96

This is excellent! I like the trade of orange instead of the chemically or fake bergamot I have been tasting in eg’s lately. I like the lemongrass addition as well! Bold yet smooth finish!

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91

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91

I’ve been wanted to try a Watermelon Tea!!! Woot! Here it is…

This smells lovely a little more watermelon than kiwi. It just intensifies as you infuse. Ahhhhh! Awesome and flavorful aroma! It looks like a typical green tea.

The taste is wonderful! Incredible juicy and thirst quenching. You can still taste the mouth-watering green tea but it’s almost equally paired with the watermelon/kiwi tango-dance of goodness! YUMMY!

Caitlin

That sounds uber yummy!

-Jessica-

What?! Watermelon AND kiwi in a green tea!!?? Ooooooh I must try this one!

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76

This hit the spot earlier this morning…keep the tea infusin’ – mama’s COLD and sick of winter!

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76

First cup of the day – fairly strong…earthy but nutty…

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76

This has a chewy-nutty-earthy-manly type taste and scent. It’s slightly astringent. Pretty good as far as Darjeelings go!

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85

This has always been one of my favorites. Currently I am drinking it iced and the flavors really shine in the cold – I do the cold brew in the fridge method. Used about 7 teaspoons for 1 1/2 quarts, about 7 hours. Really good, refreshing stuff!

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95

This is truly incredible! :)
If you are looking for a pear flavored tea – this is IT!!!!

This is highly scented and highly flavored! I don’t think it would get any more PEAR than this!

LOVING this!!!!

Melanie

Hi there TeaEqualBliss! Long time no see!!! I see we tasted the same tea – and had quite the opposite opinions. That’s Ok… I saw somewhere else that someone hated one of my favorite Ceylon teas :-) Nice to see you!

TeaEqualsBliss

Hiya! I totally see what you mean about the Jolly Rancher. At the time of logging this I was looking for a HIGHLY flavored pear so I was jazzed! LOL

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88

I’m not tasting the Jammy-ness today but I am getting a strong, burly, peppery punch and those ‘boxed’ raisins – passing the rest of this on to a friend.

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88

BOLD. I was looking for a Bold one this morning and this is the first bold one in my stash that I found. It did the job!

gmathis

This is one of my favorite Assams, and definitely my favorite from Culinary Teas.

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88

When I first smelled the dry leaves I was thinking it smelled like those Raisins in the lil red boxes…just a tad tho.

Post infusion it smells like bakey black tea.

The taste is a BOLD black tea taste a little sweet at first but then turns a bit jammy. This is a good strong tea, indeed! I like it!

gmathis

This is my favorite Assam from Culinary Teas. Good call.

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82

This is a VERY Creamy Earl Grey…emphasis on the cream and black tea a hint of the bergamot. Nice twist on the EG…decent flavored cuppa! :)

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87

This was the tea for today’s virtual tea tasting via Skype with Sandy. It was more vegetal than I remembered. I like darjeeling tea much better now that I know to only steep for 3 minutes!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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87

Wow! Thanks to TEAEQUALSBLISS for this generous sample! I had tried two darjeelings in the past and didn’t care for them much, but I didn’t know I was supposed to cut the steeping time for darjeelings. We often do side-by-side teas in the afternoon when we have new kinds to try, just for the fun of comparing all the aspects of the teas. Our choices today were this one and Supreme Breakfast by Harney and Sons. My first impression was…holy cow! This smells VEGETAL! It reminded me of my beloved Ruby #18, also known as Sun Moon Lake. The taste….quite good. Less astringent than my early attempts at darjeeling when I oversteeped. Also, it is very light, but not without flavor like a decaffeinated tea, just light and refreshing. I hadn’t read the description yet, but I served Raspberry Pim’s with this tea and they went together well. So they were right on with their serving suggestion! :) The astringency always kept me from making it through a whole cup of darjeeling before, but I had two cups of this one, even though I knew we had another pot of tea to try.

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

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79

This is a good strong Breakfast tea. It’s not superb but I liked it well enough. As Randy Jackson might say, “It was just a’ight”. I like this type of tea in general, but nothing here “popped” specially for me and nothing said “You must buy me again.”

On the other hand, I would be perfectly proud to serve this to anyone at all. I just would not be likely to think of it instantly if asked to select my favorite English Breakfast brew. But I cannot think of any other I would name first. I guess I have not found my English Breakfast to die for; my English Breakfast that I would be devastated if it were not at my finger-tips; the English Breakfast I would call a romantic fervor.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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