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drank Blueberry Rooibos by Rishi Tea
1926 tasting notes

Snagged the last of this from MissB this evening. So happy I did. I iced it. I love this tea. It’s so freaking good, and the one place I know that sells it is just over an hour away… so not really a place I can just pop into to pick more up.

Thank you SO MUCH for this evening, MissB!!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Wuyi Oolong by Rishi Tea
2048 tasting notes

I thought I had added this to my cupboard. It is too late now as we just finished this. This was the first tea of tea party, and my guest said, “Pour it out.” It is only the second time that has ever happened, the first time being a puerh. Having had tea time together for years now, she knew it wouldn’t hurt my feelings.

I thought it was just all right, a typical though lackluster rock oolong. Youngest didn’t care for it and poured her cup into mine. I didn’t mind it, but I won’t be buying it again. Glad to be rid of one more package, even if it turned out that I had never added it to my cupboard here!

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drank Bancha by Rishi Tea
242 tasting notes

This is a fairly mild, vegetal green—I get light spinach notes from it, mainly. It’s not outstanding, but it’s very drinkable.

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drank Bao Zhong by Rishi Tea
10 tasting notes

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drank Bao Zhong by Rishi Tea
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drank Bao Zhong by Rishi Tea
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drank Bao Zhong by Rishi Tea
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drank Bao Zhong by Rishi Tea
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drank Vanilla Black by Rishi Tea
10 tasting notes

Vanilla Bean Black—sounds absolutely delicious in theory. In actuality, it tastes like I’m drinking straight vanilla. Maybe this would be good with cream, but I take my tea black, so for me, it was completely undrinkable. I took two sips and poured the cup down the drain. Now I have a bag of tea I can’t even give away (I tried).

Flavors: Bitter, Vanilla

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90

This is easily my favorite tea, and I drink it every day. It’s a great Earl Grey with a full-body flavor, but the bergamont isn’t overpowering. Good, solid staple.

Flavors: Oak wood, Spicy, Whiskey

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

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It is 7:00 pm and I was telling myself that it’s time for a cup of tea. Matcha seemed like the best idea and I do like this one. The manufacturer, Rishi, says that it should be brewed using 1 tbsp. per 8 ounces of tea but I like my tea to be strong, so I added a bit more than that. However, I may have overdone it because this time the tea tastes a tiny bit bitter and the last time I had it there was no bitterness at all.
I added a little stevia (being diabetic I don’t use sugar) and this made it better. There was a time when I would never have sweetened green tea, but I have changed. A lot of the old rules have gone out the window and I am a freer, happier person as a result.
Back to the Matcha Super Green. I can understand why they call it that because it IS very, very green and there is a super quality to it.
The bitterness was my fault and I love this tea.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
Kirkoneill1988

Have you tried sweet matcha from red leaf tea? They sell great matcha!

I don’t own the buisness. But if you check them out at www.redleaftea.com I’m absolutely sure you will find something you love! Feel free to search my tasting notes of their teas. I love their starter matcha and almond matcha. I just yesterday ordered 8ounces of their sweet matcha, a sample of their cheese cake matcha, a sample of their delux matcha and a sample of their caramel (which I will give another chance) :) I’ll be looking forward to your reviews and hopefully, you, mine :)

White Rabbit

I just placed an order with Red Leaf Tea. Their oolong sampler package (I love oolong) and the starter matcha. Thanks for the suggestion. Looking forward to them!

Kirkoneill1988

i cannot promise you will like/love them, but its always a good thing to try things. but the starter matcha is good made into matvha smoothies and matcha pancakes. and to me is good in hot water too

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drank Emerald Lily by Rishi Tea
23 tasting notes

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100

good tea

Flavors: Banana, Brown Toast, Citrus Zest

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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90

This was the first Oolong that I have ever tried, and probably my first stone for comparison. The name sold me, and my taste buds freaked out when I first tried it. Was it a green tea? Black tea? Was I smelling a plumeria, or an orchid? And that roasted smell, that taste. What-is-this? From there on, it became one of my favorite teas.

Pretentious story line aside, this is a good clean tea with staying power. It’s lighter with a paradoxical full body, smelling and tasting like a floral forest. I’ll definitely have to try this one again, and do another review to see if the experience is different. I’d say it’s probably for some one who likes Oolongs and green teas, maybe for a newbie.

Flavors: Creamy, Flowers, Green, Roasted, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Genmaicha by Rishi Tea
19 tasting notes

Tasting #1 – Steep Time 1 Minute
Very mild flavor, no hint of toasted rice at this point. The color of the tea is just a shade or two different from the original water.

Tasting #2 – Steep Time 4 Minutes
Good flavor from the tea, not too strong. The toasted rice is starting to permeate but the two flavors aren’t quite balanced yet.

Tasting #3 – Steep Time 6 Minutes
Finally, the tea and toasted rice is balanced in flavor. Very smooth and easy to drink.

Tasting #4 – Steep Time 8 Minutes
The tea hasn’t overwhelmed the toasted rice yet, maintaining its smooth flavor. No hint of astringency yet.

Flavors: Sweet, warm grass, Toasted Rice

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 8 min or more 3 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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drank Kukicha by Rishi Tea
19 tasting notes

I know this tea requires a much lower boiling point, but I prefer to steep all my teas at boiling and to leave the leaves in the pot until I finish drinking. I do multiple tastings to determine my preferred time to taste.

Tasting #1 – Steep Time 1 Minute
The tea has a slightly bitter flavor that I can barely taste over the heat.

Tasting #2 – Steep Time 4 Minutes
The tea has a mild grassy flavor, still a bit over powering but the tea is also just slightly too hot at this point.

Tasting # 3 – Steep Time 8 Minutes
The tea has a light grassy flavor and the temperature is just right. There is a definite sweetness in aroma and almost one in flavor. Easily my favorite steep time for this tea.

I did continue tasting after this point, but the flavors got stronger after this point from sitting in the pot for so long.

Flavors: Cut grass, Hay, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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drank Pu-erh Vanilla Mint by Rishi Tea
211 tasting notes

I think the London Tea Room uses Rishi? Someone told me that, I cannot verify that it is true but I could not find a Vanilla MInt Pu-Erh from The London Tea room in the database so I am going with this one.

I definitely get the mint, which is appreciated. Still looking for the vanilla after a few sips. The addition of sweetener makes this even better. I still can’t really find the vanilla but my palate is not refined in the least bit! I think I am getting a little at the back of the sip. Somehow I am getting cinnamon too? I wish this had more vanilla but it is a tasty cup!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Pu-erh Vanilla Mint by Rishi Tea
211 tasting notes

Tea Latte, kind of strange as I don’t get the vanilla but I definitely get the mint. Mint with Milk? Don’t think I’ll do that again.

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