Louisville Tea Company

Recent Tasting Notes

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This came my way from AlexaK, so thank you!

It reminds me a lot of the Creamy Caramel Oolong from Tealish. The first sip was very much tea-ja-vu to me.

The oolong is a little nutty and just a touch toasty, and the caramel adds a small amount of butteriness and sweetness. It suffers from the same issues as the Tealish one, though. While the oolong pairs well with the flavors the caramel was offering, I wish the caramel aspect was louder. As it stands, this could almost be an unflavored oolong with caramel/burnt sugar notes and not a luscious buttery caramel flavored oolong.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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72

Last cup of the sample, and by sole virtue of eating some lemon Starbursts (not my favorite flavor, but there really isn’t such a thing as a bad flavored Starburst), I realized this is incredible with a burst of citrus.

Lemon (or orange oil worked well too) pairs extremely well with the chickweed (presumably) and really lifts and brightens the flavor.

I’m not certain I’d seek this out again, but it was satisfying and unique.

Thanks again :D

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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72

This is a strange blend, but I think I like it. I’ve never had chickweed, so this is a new experience. I also read up on it before making this. It’s a curious little plant that gets it’s name because of how much chickens love it!

The cinnamon and chickweed pair together to create a simultaneous sweet and savory flavor, where the cinnamon is a candy-like sweet cinnamon and the chickweed adds a savoryness, a little like earth and spinach, to the green tea (which I can barely taste).

Thanks AlexaK! This was neat to try.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
AlexaK.

No problem! I thought it was really different too. I’m still not quite decided on it, honestly.

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91

I’ve had this tea 3 times now. It honestly took that long before I decided how I felt about it. The first cup was very disappointing and I thought about putting it in a swap pile. It was watery and tart and dried my mouth out, which was weird. I gave up on it that night and tried something else. My second cup was better, having over-leafed it by about half again as much. I also let it steep to the high end of the bag’s recommendations, 5 minutes. This was much better. It was still pretty tart but I at least got the fuller flavor I was chasing after. A re-steep of it, again letting it sit for 5 minutes, provided the best cup yet. The spices were very prominent, it was smooth, it almost tasted like a cookie. I’m glad I didn’t give up on this little guy. In fact, I’m pretty sure that we have a date again tonight.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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86

I don’t like licorice. That being said, I would’ve NEVER picked up this tea had I read the label past Root Beer. As it is, I’m glad I did. The dry leaves smell so strongly of licorice that my first thought was “What have I done?” But I decided to forge on through, to expand my tastes if nothing else. Luckily, something else. I really enjoy this tea. My first time having it there were loads of little floaties everywhere. I didn’t dig that. This time, I brewed using a Tsac instead of my infuser mug and I think it worked beautifully. Very enjoyable.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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