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79
drank Limonello Fruit by Distinctly Tea
35 tasting notes

Wonderful! a unique tea, with a nice bit of acidity and sweetness that reminds me of honey. This was perfect not only becasue it was delicious, but it soothed a sore throat that I have had. It was so good I had to add the tea to Steepster just to rate it :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 450 OZ / 13308 ML

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72

Was a tasty treat, but I think I might have to add a little extra tea, or lengthen ther steep time! A very nice fruity sweet aftertaste on this one.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 500 OZ / 14786 ML

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72
drank Bamboo Sprouts by Distinctly Tea
35 tasting notes

Pretty good, a nice subtle fruitiness, that reminded me of a monks blend tea, only lighter, since its green, and with a bit of nice sweetness.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 450 OZ / 13308 ML

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84
drank Blood Orange by Distinctly Tea
35 tasting notes

Probably one of the nicest smelling teas i have ever had. Though smelling mostly of oranges, the taste is slightly sweet, and the other flavours come out to play. Could do without the apple in place for more orange, but overall this tea is delicious, and probably will aspire to be one of my favorites.

Flavors: Orange

Preparation
2 tsp 500 OZ / 14786 ML

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85

Big bold raspberry flavour, very tart and oh so tasty. I oversteeped my first cup and the rose overpowered the whole cup. The second however was delightfully fruity. What can I say other than it tastes just like raspberries?

Flavors: Hibiscus, Raspberry, Rose

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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65

It’s ok. The coconut and almond flavour is pleasant enough, but I’m not in love with the black tea base. It’s not bad, just a bit dull.

Flavors: Almond, Coconut

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80

This tea was a bit of a let down after trying some other, more flavourful, teas from the same company. All I could really taste was strawberry, I couldn’t detect the kiwi, not even the hibiscus. Next time I think i will need to up the amount of tea, cut in some more hibiscus, or just use this to add flavour to white tea.

Flavors: Strawberry

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90
drank Lapacho Mango by Distinctly Tea
59 tasting notes

I have never tasted Lapacho before today. It has a bark/woody flavour that on it’s own may not appeal to me, but paired with mango is rather pleasant. If you like mango, I imagine that you would be well pleased with this tea. The only downside it that there is a lot of debris so fine that it goes right through my strainer.

Flavors: Bark, Mango, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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95

My husband and brother-in-law agree, this tastes like Ponche Navideño, the traditional Christmas punch made in Mexico. They couldn’t get over howclose it tastes to their grandmother’s recipe.

It comes out a pretty pink color. The most distinct flavours are the apple and cinnamon, but i can also pick up the papaya and coconut. it tastes nothing like what I would expect a gingerbread house to taste like, but that doesn’t stop it from being delicious.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Coconut

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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95
drank Morello Cherry by Distinctly Tea
59 tasting notes

A delightful rose and cherry tea with an apple background and just the right amount of hibiscus to round out the flavour. It has a strong floral perfume scent.

Flavors: Apple, Cherry, Hibiscus, Rose

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80

A lovely breakfast tea that’s more smooth and creamy than the standard and has a lovely hint of vanilla.

Flavors: Vanilla

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

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80
drank Pu-Erh Chai by Distinctly Tea
35 tasting notes

Rather tasty, and though I usually dont add sugar and milk in teas, it simply tastes too good with it (and without)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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72

A pleasant tasting, sweet (but not too sweet) tea that has a lot of flavours giving it some character. I though it was good, but my girlfriend di not like it so much, so I ended up with it all.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp

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74

Added 1t of sugar. The blend of spices, chocolate, and tea make a very nice flavor profile, somewhat similar to the idea of chai.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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78

This is my first time trying a Korean tea, and as far as I know, this is the first one Distinctly Tea has had in stock. It is a bit different from what I’ve tasted in Chinese and Japanese green teas, which is what I was hoping for. It tastes like a sencha but without much astringency and a strong nori seaweed flavour. I imagine that might turn some people off, but it really is quite drinkable.

Flavors: Seaweed, Umami

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

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80

I loved this tea – I can’t get enough of chocolate, and of course chocolate flavoured tea is right up my alley! However, it can be hard to get it right… This gets it pretty right. I find it to be rich and smooth – with delightful chocolate undertones, making a great dessert tea!

Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon

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This one came in the Hapa-tite swap I signed up for via Nicole.

First off, look what a pretty colour it is! The camera didn’t quote do it justice, but you get the picture.
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This one smells just like Forever Nuts, Brioche Free, etc. I have a pretty good feeling it will taste similar. Although, it does have popcorn as an ingredient.

What a shock – IT DOES! Haha. I do enjoy the taste of all these teas, but I can’t drink them all the time. This was nice surprise though, since I haven’t had Forever Nuts in ages. Probably close to a year. This is a great herbal in between my matchas.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML
hapatite

So glad that you got some good teas in the swap!

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75

Grassy and vegetal, with a more savoury acidic, almost salty flavour I can’t put my finger on. Not quite my thing, but tastes good. Yellow liquor.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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73

The sweet, roasted flavour of the puffed rice dominates the taste of this tea. Not bad, but some more tea leaves or less rice would have made for a more even flavour. Pale yellow liquor.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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79

Dark, malty, and sweet, although not as malty or flavourful as higher grades of Keemun. Still, very pleasant for an everyday Chinese black tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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77

I don’t taste the darjeeling flavours myself, but there’s definitely some maltiness. Other than that, it has the body of an Indian or Ceylon black, with a bit more sweetness. Tasty, for what it is, but I was expecting more flavour given the tea’s grade.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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45

Poor grade of pu erh. Some earthy flavours, but they’re overshadowed by a strong fishy stench. Distinctly Tea doesn’t seem to have a good selection of pu erh teas, and after trying this one, I think I’ll try a store that has a wider range for pu erh.

Edit: Over the past year or so, Distinctly Tea’s selection of pu erhs has been expanding. No sheng pu erhs yet, unfortunately, but I think there are some better shou pu erhs there now.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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