Subtle Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

93

Oh my god.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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94

I felt like I was transcending my human form.

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51
drank Vanilla Cream by Subtle Tea
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Prepared in store

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: It smelled like vanilla
Flavor: It tasted like black tea, hint of vanilla
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: Aftertaste was slightly vanilla
Liquor: translucent brown

Post-Steep Additives: simple syrup, not much change

pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/07/subtle-tea-loose-leaf-black-tea-vanilla.html

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51
drank Almond Cookies by Subtle Tea
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Prepared in store

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: It smelled just like the almond cookies you get at Asian bakeries
Flavor: It tasted like a sweet green tea with light almond flavoring.
Body: Light-Medium
Aftertaste: Aftertaste was a sweet cookie taste that reminded me of celestial seasonings “sugar cookie sleigh ride”
Liquor: translucent green

Post-Steep Additives: simple syrup, a little sweeter

pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/07/subtle-tea-loose-leaf-green-tea-almond.html

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71
drank pumpkin spice by Subtle Tea
58 tasting notes

I’m a fan of almost anything involving pumpkin. Still, I’m wary of pumpkin-flavoured teas. They usually only disappoint.

This smelled really good in the package, though. More like pie than I was expecting.

The steeping turned out the same…like raw pumpkin mixed with the spices before you mix in any milk or sugar. Or like filling for tortelli di zucca before you add ricotta.

Next time, I’m trying it with milk. This is the best pumpkin spiced tea I’ve tried so far. It’s not perfect, but it’s a lot better than most of the others. Stash’s is just a world of no. Peet’s as well.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Janni

Forgot to mention that yes, this came out of the TTB! :)

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92

Love this tea, great way to start the morning out instead of coffee. I like that it is sort of sweet and earthy tasting.

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75

I brewed this at 212 degrees and steeped it for 5 minutes and it was perfect!

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15
drank pumpkin spice by Subtle Tea
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: ~1.5 tsp
Additives: none
Water: filtered boiling 6 ounces
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: I practically snorted it and still got no scent
Steeped Tea Smell: spice, cinnamon, pumpkin pie
Flavor: bitter black tea
Body: Full
Aftertaste: bitter, spicy
Liquor: nice deep reddish-brown

Steepster traveling teabox tea!

I didn’t really know what I was expecting, it sounded nice (who doesn’t like pumpkin pie?) and I figured it was worth a try.

So after the nice spicy scent of the steeped tea…I got a mouthful of bitter tea water.

Disappointing.

I certainly could have used to hot of water or steeped too long (I try to follow package directions the first go round). since I only get one go at each TTB tea I’ll have to wait until someone else takes a crack at it.

Post-Steep Additives: lactose free fat free milk, didn’t help

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
wombatgirl

A lot of these pumpkin teas seem to be turning out to be busts. So disappointing.

AmazonV

@Wombatgirl this reminds me of my October quest for a good pumpkin beer, we tried many and they were all busts, perhaps pumpkin is a hard flavor?

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56
drank Formosa Fine Oolong by Subtle Tea
11 tasting notes

A bit on the light side, but still quite tasty! I tend to like my oolong teas nice and strong, so this doesn’t quite hit the spot for me.

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67

lots of work, lots of work to do…

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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67

Just did a shoot outside in 20°F (“feels like 5°F”). Boy do I need this.

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81

I felt like this did not have enough Earl Grey and seems to rely more on the black tea for flavor. This is a fantastic tea regardless! The flowers add a very subtle undertone to the taste as well!

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77

I mixed 1 tbsp of the China Pai Mu Tan with 1/2 a tbsp of the Pomegranate fruit mix (SubtleTea). Terrific pink/orange color and a light fruit scent, not overpowering. Still a very clean taste.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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75

Great tea to start my day off with. Tastes delicious and has a rich color.

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It is a very mellow delicious tea.

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25
drank Manhattan Earl Grey by Subtle Tea
16 tasting notes

way too much bergamot. Completely kills the taste of tea

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drank Manhattan Earl Grey by Subtle Tea
2 tasting notes

Woah. I’ve had earl grey’s from all over. This one blows my mind. At first I thought there was too much bergamot flavor, but after switching back to my go-to (Adagio earl grey) I found the adagio to be bland and the Subtle Tea to be…more delicious. Regal, gourmet, bold, wonderful.

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75

Le thé vert, c’est la vie, mangez en !

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77

Nice way of starting my Sunday morning. Very clean flavor.

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75

Was not expecting to taste the popcorn and it was a really nice note. Sweet taste and I love the strawberry scent/taste.

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75

Great tea to start off my morning. Very full flavor and color.

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75

Beautiful golden color and “tea” scent – can be easy to oversteep, 3 to 4 min is key. Great to start my day with.

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