Distinctly Tea

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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
25 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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76

Honey, roasted grain, and roasted nut flavours. Yellow to orange liquor, depending on steep time. This tea can take relatively long steep times for an oolong, developing more body with a bit of bitterness. Doesn’t have the flavour complexity one would get from a higher grade of ti kuan yin, but still quite pleasant.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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84

A tasty, flavourful lightly oxidized oolong. Sweet, with a strong floral aroma and some honey and nut flavours. Pale yellow liquor.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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This tea is a pretty nice mango blend, but I think I’m oversteeping it; I find it’s hard not to make a bitter mango tea! Until I can master brewing this baby properly, I’ll leave off on any in-depth reviews! ;~;

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Full review’s posted here: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2685/tea-review-distinctly-tea-hers-womans-herbal/

There’s been a recent thread on discussion board about herbs/tisanes for all things female; I think this one could be added to the “pretty effective” list.

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Trying to attack my little sample packet scientifically for a complete review for medicinal effectiveness at www.itsallabouttheleaf.com later on, but first impression is that it tastes a lot less nasty than I had braced myself for. Black pepper in a tea—that’s a new one, and on this raw day, it feels good.

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In today’s pairing of fine tea with a junk food breakfast, we’ll select Pear Cream Supreme (which, if anything, just keeps getting better and better in my estimation) to go with Pillsbury lemon cinnamon rolls out of a tube. Not too bad! The cream flavor is such a mellowing agent to the fruit … mmm!

gmathis

Incidentally, it’s great iced, too! Just finished a tumbler.

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This one’s in the queue at www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, but it’s good—really good! The word ambrosia was used in the review. And rightfully so. :)

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great concept ………………ladies it is all about me ………..correct

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