Perennial Tea Room

Recent Tasting Notes

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I think from looking on Perennial’s website that this is actually from Silk Road but since my tasting experience was so different from the one I had with the Silk Road sample I thought maybe I should enter it is another tea.

The first thing I thought of when smelling this freshly steeped brew was “funnel cake.” It smells like a county fair – hot oil and fried dough. There is a dryness at the tail end of the sip but the overall flavor is very mild. It’s buttery fried dough until the dry hits. A nice tea, but not one that I’d keep around. My tasting of this was so different from my Silk Road sample tasting I’d wonder if they were the same batch of tea. At least I have a good bit of it to experiment with steeping parameters. :)

I have been so busy that while I have been drinking plenty of tea I haven’t been logging much of it. Plus, a lot of what I’m drinking is simply repeats of things I’ve logged before. So I’m still here and reading all your notes – sometimes the likes stick and sometimes they don’t. Still working on some tea news for you – should be after mid-November and it will be ready for public announcement. :)

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

Are you on Instagram? I think I spend more time there. I love teaporn

Nicole

LOL… no, I’m not very social media active, I’m afraid. And it’s probably good. I don’t need any more temptation than Steepster provides! :)

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89

This is a lovely tea! Huge, wiry leaves.

It smells very strongly of wild rice! But the flavor is very light with honey notes. It’s actually very unusual. Very good.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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70

Dunno why this is called cappuccino anything, it’s just a caramel rooibos. A nice one at that, but I was hoping for a coffee replacement in a decaf tea when I grabbed this. Nothing wrong with it, just… not as described.

Flavors: Caramel, Cream

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Lime by Perennial Tea Room
1144 tasting notes

Was thinking of this for an iced tea when I grabbed it, and I think I’ll need to try it as such to really give it a decent rating. It’s a very smooth, subtle cup, with only a hint of lime in it for me, along with something that’s not reacting well to my lips/tongue. I’m finding myself itchy/feeling like there’s an allergic reaction happening on a smaller scale.

Flavors: Lime

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Thai Tea by Perennial Tea Room
1144 tasting notes

Had my first cup of this today, from a tea-buying spree in Seattle this past weekend, where among other things I attended The Film School, and ran into Kevin Smith and Jason Mews in my hotel elevator. It’s a nice, solid Thai tea, although I had to oversweeten it (like a traditional Thai iced tea) to have it taste authentic. I can see myself really enjoying this!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Flowers

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Nicole

You ran into Kevin Smith & Jason Mews? Soooo jelly…

MissB

It was so surprising, and exciting! Kevin didn’t seem social (I found out later they’d just come from a show), but Jay was all sad/quiet until he was recognized, then he lit up and chatted a bit.

whatshesaid

So cool!!!

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Wooo! I do not know if this tea is actually from Perennial Tea Room, as where I got it, the shop owner prefers to not reveal the origin of the teas.

1st Smell: Mmmm. Lovely. Bergamot with the sweet light smell of roses.
1st taste: Just as lovely as the smell. I love the smell and taste of roses in tea. I think the next time I make this, (Which probably should be in a pot.) will be with a splash of vanilla syrup, as I’ve gotten used to EG cream, and miss that, to slightly blunt the intensity of the Bergamot.)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Strong smell and flavor (from the marsala wine). Next time I should try steeping it for a shorter time. Not sure if I like it.

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drank Ruby #18 by Perennial Tea Room
18 tasting notes

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85

Excellent Rooibos tea! This tea is smooth and sweet with caramel flavors. Personally, I don’t think it taste like coffee, but is an excellent choice for a sweet dessert type tea. Steep time doesn’t seem to matter

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 45 sec

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86

This is winter in a cup! The bold peppermint is mellowed by the sweet vanilla; all evened out by a great black tea. A great cup to keep you warm while you stroll through the snow… (Also, I tried uploading a picture of the tea, but it wasn’t working. To see a picture, the Perennial Tea Room has a nice website.)

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drank Spiced Pear by Perennial Tea Room
26 tasting notes

Mmmmm, mild pear notes with a hint of cinnamon combined with a smooth black tea. A very nice cup on this cold winter evening…..

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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89

Great chai, well rounded taste and delicious with cream or without. I love it with a splash of honey.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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88

Backlog 9/10

See previous notes!

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88

Another major backlog!

I got this one from LiberTEAS! This is a really nice, traditional breakfast blend. I’ve only had one cup from the generous amount sent to me by LiberTEAS and I had it black, but I can say almost positively that this one would be equally as nice with milk and sugar. It has a nice, smooth, bold taste. There’s definitely some Assam in there, which gives it a nice bold and somewhat malty taste, but it is smooth too. Overall a very nice breakfast blend!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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71

My cousin gave me this tea after exclaiming it was too “Bergamont-y” for her (it is double Bergamont. The amount of Bergamont is just right for me and I like how the tea doesn’t have too much of a floral taste to it (too floral = soapy for me).

Though the tea is a solid in flavor, I feel as though the flavor flies out of the tea quite fast and for me to get a richer tasting tea, I have to leave the tea in longer but that ends up with a very watery tea at the second steeping. I wouldn’t even attempt steeping it for a third time.

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97

I’ve never been to Seattle, but after having a cup of this before work (thanks to LiberTEAS) I felt like I was there. It was just the boost I needed to get my day started on a Monday. It tasted a bit malty which is becoming a new favorite flavor in morning teas for me. This tea was also VERY smooth and bold. I could have easily had another cup, but I had to head off to work. I really need to make an order when I’m out. This really needs to be a staple in my tea cabinet!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Gotta get some!

The Purrfect Cup

Yes, yes I do! :)

Cofftea

lol Actually I was talking about me.

The Purrfect Cup

Ha! Oopsie! I highly suggest picking some up.

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90

Backlog:

This morning, my hubby and I left EARLY (5:00 am) to take our soon to be son-in-law to Olympia. I brewed the last that I had of this tea to take with me on the journey. Still just as rich and full-flavored as I remember. I really enjoyed it while it lasted.

Bonnie

Yo Hubby…get hunny some more!

Dylan Oxford

Yay, Olympia!

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90

An excellent chai. There are exciting notes of spice as well as hints of fruit in this blend. The black tea is strong and delicious. The spices are well-blended, and add warmth and a pleasant sweetness to the cup. The fruit tones are vague but add a delicious dimension of flavor to the cup. A very well-rounded cup of chai!

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