Mad Hat Tea Company

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drank Mad Paris by Mad Hat Tea Company
563 tasting notes

T&C TTB Round 2

The packaging is good. Nice and thick. I could actually smell the tea in the package despite having been in a TTB. This is very vanilla. The black currant may be making the bergamot seem sweeter. Either that or this isn’t a terribly strong bergamot. Regardless, it is a very nice blend. Very similar to H&S Paris, which is probably what they were going for. :) Overall, I prefer H&S but this is very tasty.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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88

I bought a bag of this a while ago and drank it up quickly. Very minty, but not overly strong. Slightly sweet, just like a Moroccan Mint should be! One of my favorites at Mad Hat.

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88

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70

Small Big Traveling Tea Box

After my last superly amazing creamsicle-esque cup from Della Terra, this tea has to just floor me to make much of an impression (but after their La Pina Colada blew my socks off, I know it has a fair chance!) Plus, I have to try them back to back in a taste-off :D

This tea is alright. A bit more rooibos and honeybush than orange or cream:P I can taste the orange coming through more towards the end and it tastes like orange soda pop more than anything else.

Flavors: Orange, Rooibos

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 g 2 OZ / 59 ML

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95

Small Big Traveling Tea Box

Okay, who stole me from Seattle and put me on a tropical island?! This tea is sooo pineapple-y and coconut-y, I can hardly handle it. Seriously, I feel like I am drinking a Pina Colada. So delicious. And something even more awesome, this tea is from a tea shop not too far away from here! Thank you, EvaGrimm for including this tea, you’ve introduced me to a new semi-local tea shop:D

Preparation
1 g 2 OZ / 59 ML
TheTeaFairy

Mmmm, sounds like a vacation tea :-)

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drank Mad Paris by Mad Hat Tea Company
250 tasting notes

I enjoyed this tea, the currant added something different to the Earl and vanilla and was a great anytime of day tea for me. At first I was only adding a teaspoon until I realized it was better and adding a heaping teaspoon. Thank you EvaGrimm

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90

Great everyday tea. Well balanced coconut, oolong with floral and earthy notes.

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A bit too rooibos/honeybush for my tastes, but I can almost taste the creamsicle.

Thanks EvaGrimm!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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T&C TTB#7: I get non-specific nuts at first. Then walnut for sure, which is odd since walnuts are not listed as being in this blend. It goes well with shortbread. :)

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

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93

This is a delicious black tea with prominent notes of vanilla and currant. It has a slightly floral aroma. I had to pick something up in Tacoma today so decided to stop in The Mad Hat tea shop. I purchased 2 cups and picked up a few teas to try later but of the two that I tried, this was my favorite.

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66

This tea has an extremely inviting caramel aroma. Once brewed, it tastes a little caramel-y and smoky with slight sweet undertones. I may have oversteeped it, since I detected some bitter notes occasionally. Good with milk and honey. After brewing, I noticed that there were these little balls mixed in with the leaves, and discovered that they were tiny little pieces of caramel candy – delightful!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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79

This smells nicely floral. The flavour is more sweet and fruity. It’s not overwhelming like similar teas I’ve had either.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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93

Thanks T.C.!

This is definitely my new favorite coconut oolong. It’s absolutely delicious. Oh man I’m going to have to get some more of this.

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80

Delicious. Incredibly tasty tea, and a new favorite. This is only my second oolong (gasp), but I’m already finding myself taken in by the flavor, and the coconut in this tea is very noticeable and creamy. The nice, slightly astringent, feel of the oolong is making this almost a competitive morning tea (FLAVOR!), and I’m loving it.

When I looked at the liquor once it was done steeping, I nearly scoffed that this could taste like anything, it was so delicately yellow, how could it have infused any flavor? How glad I am to be wrong. I won’t doubt another oolong strange mystical powers…

1.5 teaspoons in 8 oz. of water.

Oh, and I almost forgot! Thank you T.C.!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec
yappychappy

This stuff sounds amazing. Coconut bao zhong? yes please!

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82

It has a nice citrus scent. The flavour reminds me of a mild orange spice tea. Not enough almond, but pretty good.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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92

I only have one tsp left of this after I finish drinking this cup. Makes me sad because I LOVE this one! Must savor it…

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92

Wow! Coconut and oolong were MEANT to be together!

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63

Loose
Appearance: olive brown green grey large curled leaf
Aroma when Dry: coconut pound cake
After water is first poured: desserty, sweet (western) powdery coconut
At end of first steep: nutty, buttery slight chestnut notes
Tea liquor:
At end of first steep: clear
Staple? Possible
Preferred time of day: afternoon, evening
Taste:
At first ?: buttered popcorn and chestnuts, creamy finish
As it cools?: notes open, coconut notes surface, fragrant close on palate
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? Yes, nutty coconut notes

Second Steep (4min):
At first: light coconut nutty notes
As it cools?: buttery, nutty, odd metallic note close

Third Steep (5min):
At first: sweet coconut
As it cools: coconut and mineral, metallic notes

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

Sounds yummy

Kasumi no Chajin

It is. I’ll be glad to send on the rest of my sample to you, if you like.

T.C.

Glad you enjoyed it. That’s my little local tea room I hang out at occasionally :)

Kasumi no Chajin

cool! I already bookmarked the site for samples. My local equivalent company is primarily about coffee (they have some great blends) but offers some basic teas too.

T.C.

They are really cool…it’s a literal tea bar (you pull up a stool to the bar) that only serves tea. They have a million kinds (some not even listed on menu) and they will happily mix you anything you want if you got a specialty you like.

tattooed_tea

That would be fantastic!

Kasumi no Chajin

If I get up that way, would love to drop in!
@tattoed…np, done!

T.C.

LoL at your ratings. 92, then a few minutes later 90, then 15 minutes later 63 :D

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81
drank Mad Campfire by Mad Hat Tea Company
63 tasting notes

Picked this up the other day at my local shop to compare with a previous rooibos blend I’d purchased there and really enjoyed. I’m trying to figure out if I’m just a big rooibos fan or if that blend is what did it for me.

Anyway, this actually isn’t even on their menu. But the unpaid intern (slash bored college student helping out) claimed it was a favorite of hers so I picked up 50g to try.

Smell? Citrus and a hint of cinnamon come through.

Taste? Earthy,not bitter at all….maybe a bit bland really. I was expecting to get popped in the mouth and didn’t. I can taste the orange well but not the other flavors. It’s mellow and easy to drink…it just seems like it’s missing some “pop”. I may ise a bit more then my 1.5tsp next time I make a cup and see if that gives me what I’m looking for.

Still, all in all, not a bad blend. I feel line the almond and cinnamon get lost in the shuffle though. I can certainly drink it though.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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93

Back to the Moroccan Mint today. Brewed it a shorter time (1 minute flat) which is shorter then I normally do blends (2 minutes). I think I like it more this way. The mint is still present but it’s much more in the background. I’m also thinking this would make an awesome iced tea (something I’ve yet to attempt with any tea). Anyway, yum yum yum!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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93

I’m a sucker for mint. This guy has just the right amount for me. I can smell and taste it but it doesn’t overpower me when sipping. Love that fresh saste in my mouth after drinking.

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