Deckan Coffee Co.

Recent Tasting Notes

84
drank Silver Needle by Deckan Coffee Co.
352 tasting notes

I really like this tea. A lot. I’ve moved to this for the afternoon and hopefully these leaves will get me through. I get multiple infusions from this one, and that makes me very happy.

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78

My stomach was bothering me this morning, so I thought this sounded like a good one to have of what I have at work. I really like the balance of the chamomile, mint and citrusy flavors. None seems to overwhelm the others. After drinking, my stomach was settled down and I was much better able to concentrate on work.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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70

I had this one in my travel mug this morning. It’s disappointing that some of the leaf pieces seem to slip through the infuser basket. Too many broken leaves. Today, it actually wasn’t too bad, and mostly they stayed at the bottom and didn’t irritate me. (I didn’t get a chance to clean the basket out this morning, just a quick rinse, but it’s got several pieces stuck in it that I’ll have to work to get out tonight.)

I do enjoy the flavor of this one. It’s a nice floral jasmine, very well balanced with the green tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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83

I did another cold steep of this one in my new ForLife Mist tea pitcher. The pitcher works really well. (I’m very excited to have this.)

The pearls didn’t open as much this time as they have previously when I did a cold steep. I may try another infusion with them to see what happens. The tea itself has a delicious jasmine taste that I’m just loving right now.

Cheri

Also, Penny (the cat in my profile picture) apparently really likes this as I just caught him drinking from my glass.

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75
drank Pu-erh Aged by Deckan Coffee Co.
352 tasting notes

This is the first pu-erh I’ve tried, and the second time I’ve tried it. The first (before I found steepster) I had Western style. It wasn’t bad.

This time, I tried it in my gaiwan. I enjoyed it much better this way. I wish I’d written down notes (I know to do this next time.) I started with a rinse, and then 20s, 30s, 45s, 1m, 1:30, 2m, 3m, 4m, 5:30 and 7m. I did this with my husband. He liked it best at about 4 and 5:30, but I liked it a lot starting at about 1-3min. I liked how I could taste the difference between the infusions. It was very earthy feeling in the first few infusions, which I liked, but I enjoyed it more as it mellowed but was still strong. Other flavors came through better then.

Preparation
2 g 2 OZ / 50 ML

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77

I enjoy this tea. Today it’s tasting better to me than last time I had it. I’m not sure why. It’s comforting. Feeling nice and toasty this morning.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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70

I like this tea, but it’s really not the best jasmine on the market. The base tea is only so-so, although the jasmine itself is quite nice. It is fair trade, so that’s cool.

Hot, gets me moving.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML
Cheri

Oh, and I rinsed my mug well, but this morning it still tastes smokey. Oops.

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70

I had this one cold steeped with my lunch today. I should have pulled it out of the fridge sooner. I’m not too happy with the flavor this time. I put some more in the fridge to try again, only I’m only going to let it go for a few hours this time.

Preparation
Iced 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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84
drank Silver Needle by Deckan Coffee Co.
352 tasting notes

I quite like this one. Light, delicate flavor, but complex, especially on later infusions.

I’m drinking at work where I really don’t know the water temps. I put cold water from the tap (just a little bit) in my mug and then add hot from the coffee maker. This one I count to about 14 in my head for the cold water – the faucet has very little flow due to a flow restricter in the faucet.

Preparation
1 min, 30 sec 5 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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78

I love the color of this one. It’s just rosy. A little bit minty, a little bit citrusy, a little bit floral, but not too much of any one. Nice and relaxing. I need to try this one iced.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 4 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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I hope this one grows on me more. I wound up getting distracted and oversteeped this. I hope that’s what it is. It’s not bad, but it’s not as good as I hoped it would be. It was just kinda okay. It bloomed beautifully as soon as water touched it, both on my nose and in the infuser. It overflowed the infuser on me, actually.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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83

I’m drinking this one hot today. I love the jasmine in it, that I feel becomes more pronounced with each steeping. 1:15 to start, increased by 15-30 seconds each additional steeping. I only did 5 total today because I’ve got too much to do.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec 4 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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83

I did a cold steep with this, about 4 hours. It turned out beautifully. Very pale green in color.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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77

It has a nice, nutty flavor that I enjoy. Today I have steeped it several times from 1:15 for a first steep to 2:45, upping by about 15 seconds on the first few and 30 on the last one. There’s more rice in this one than in the picture, although I think that has varied from purchase to purchase of this one. Deckan is a local company that sells to my local, family owned grocery store in bulk, and then I buy it there to support two local companies.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec 4 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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86

Thank you LiberTEAS for sharing a sample of this with me.
Its a solid english breakfast that is helping me shake the fog brain this morning.

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85

WOOO!!! It’s the weekend! Sorry for any of you who work weekends, but surely you get some form of weekend or time off or you atleast make alot of money because you work so much and your happy about your days off or all the money you make and I will be happy for you, but right now it’s my weekend…. A HOLIDAY WEEKEND, and so I’m elated, not to mention that I can finally do some tasting notes (deep breath of air), which I’ve been too busy to do all week.
Now that that’s out of the way…

I started a tasting note on this tea last night, but did not pay attention to the time and ended up having to shut the computer off and lose what I had started to go to work (boo hiss).

I want to thank LiberTEAS for this sample that I was very glad made it into my sample box. The dry leaf smelled like something I would eat for breakfast-sweet and syrupy. The color of this tea was a deep redish brown. I can’t seem to make out in my hand written note what the wet leaf smelled like though.

The first few sips I got a strong woody/walnut impression that leaned toward, but not quite, malty. Within a few sips I started to detect the buttery sweet notes that would end up being present throughout. I was second geussing myself as to whether it was a floral sweetness or not, so I won’t commit either way.Then came the malty! I’m not overly excited about malty tea, but this one has a great balance of malt/wood/sweet worth noting. There’s enough malt to give it more depth, yet still allow it to be a sweet gulper once it’s cool enough. It’s got a little dryness, but not bitter at all, and there’s a woody aftertaste with just a little sweetness mixed in.

All in all, a fine cuppa and a wonderful suggestion by LiberTEAS.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85

Thank you LiberTEAS for this sample!

This tea has plenty of great qualities. Its thick, savory and sweetly smoky. The aroma rising up from the wet leaves, is that of delicious collard greens (of which I LOVE). The liquid is thick and has only a slight dry astringent aftertaste.

The only other discovery after the leaves unfurl – several of the leaves are broken in half. This doesn’t seem to distract or diminish the quality of taste.

Very lovely tea!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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91

One last cup before sending the rest off to friends…tea friends ROCK :)

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91

Started my day with 3 cups of this! Very nice! See previous notes :)

Bonnie

That’s the castle in Victoria B.C.?

LiberTEAS

Craigmore is a tea estate in India.

Bonnie

Oops spelled the castle name wrong too!

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90

Wow! Loving this breakfast blend… although I don’t think it’s actually a blend … I think it’s pure Nigiri. It is rich and flavorful, smooth, malty and absolutely delicious. A lovely tea that manages to find the balance between invigorating-get-up-and-go-ness and slow-down-and-enjoy-the-deliciousness.

An outstanding breakfast tea.

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95

Oh yeah! My Lemon NuStevia Test worked! Check this out
http://blissfulyogajourney.blogspot.com/
The last two entries! AND the contest is up!!!! I will try to include this link with each post today for those who might see my occasional tasting note or two :)

I hope you’ll enter!

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95

This is really good! Like…REALLY good! I’m going to have several cups today!

It’s a bit smoky without being ‘gunpowder-esque’ I suppose but it’s incredibly smooth and pretty sweet even.

I’m going to try this one again with a little Lemon but with a twist! I’m actually going to blog about this lemon product HERE
http://blissfulyogajourney.blogspot.com/
Be sure to check it out because I’ll be running a contest, too!!!!

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91

Wow! This is remarkable. This is truly a unique green tea, quite unlike any other that I’ve tasted. It is perhaps the smokiest green tea that I’ve tried, and the smoke element gives this a pleasing savory quality. The union of rich green tea flavors together with the smoke is quite delicious, lightly sweet and very savory … Definitely a must try, in my opinion!

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