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33
drank Fruit Kiss by Teekanne
13 tasting notes

The fruitiness is felt only through first couple of sips. It loses scent and savour very fast, and when cold, all that is left on your tastebuds is plain hibiscus.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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94
drank Zen Chai by Teekanne
13 tasting notes

This tea is a real treat. It’s refreshing and citrus-y smelling, the taste reminds of mango and kiwi. It’s astringent and has a cotton-smooth quality on the palate.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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49
drank White Tea by Teekanne
13 tasting notes

This tea is of shallow body and bears no resemblance to a white tea. The colour is gray and it has no scent. Only good for blending with some other tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Another bag chosen at random from my lot of one off’s. This pre bagged tea stipulates to use boiling water and leave to steep for 5-8 minutes.

The colour is a lovely blood red colour.
The smell is subtle and slightly spicy yet floral and very strongly hibiscus.

Honestly I am not a hibiscus fan so I am not sure this will be a tea for me but with having only one bag it’s worth a try. Hibiscus tends to smell stale and dusty and tastes too tort, as is the view of a lot of tea drinkers.

Alright imagine a raspberry tea without the raspberry flavour and you have this tea taste and look wise. It tastes tangy like raspberry does in the after taste and ever so slightly sweet with it. It’s also tort and despite the steeping time is not over poweringly strong but is strong enough. The full taste is not unpleasant nor pleasant but very middle of the road. I suppose it’s similar to cranberry as well in taste but just not as tasty.

I don’t think I would buy this tea for my own collection but if I saw this in a cafe I may be tempted to order it as something different.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec

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76
drank Rotbuschtee by Teekanne
1680 tasting notes

Not bad for leaving it overnight by accident. I decanted it into a glass over ice, and it was quite tasty.

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Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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40

Nope, still not my cup of tea.

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79
drank Granny's Finest by Teekanne
3 tasting notes

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Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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100
drank Peppermint by Teekanne
5 tasting notes

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66
drank Pomegranate Delight by Teekanne
111 tasting notes

Well, I tried steeping it longer and it actually tastes better. It’s still a bit too mild, but it seems to be growing on me. Who new!

Preparation
7 min, 15 sec

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59
drank Teefix by Teekanne
42 tasting notes

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Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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drank White Tea Jasmine by Teekanne
76 tasting notes

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70
drank Green Tea Opuncia by Teekanne
67 tasting notes

This one is from Teekanne Green & White 6×5 pack. I almost never buy tea bags, but this was a nice opportunity to try out few different teas for decent price.

I did google search on opuncia, an it seems to be an edible kind of cactus (genus Opuntia). Aroma rising from cup reminds me of Aloe Vera with slight touch of sweetness to it. But then on second thought, it resembles rum punch as well.
With first sip that Aloe note refreshed my mouth, followed by a mild burst of astringency, but nothing overpowering nor long lasting. I never tasted anything like it. It’s kinda funny, but I enjoy it.
Sipping some more… hmm, I think opuntia flavor could fit well as iced tea. In fact, I might look for some loose leaf blend of this sort.
All in all, I quite enjoyed this one, but I don’t think it could be my everyday cuppa, maybe occasionally or when having cold.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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47
drank Green Tea by Teekanne
67 tasting notes

This one is from Teekanne Green & White 6×5 pack. I almost never buy tea bags, but this was a nice opportunity to try out few different teas for decent price.

I’ll make this one short.
This cuppa is somewhat disappointing, it really goes with cheap brands’ dust & fanning. Although, if I had to choose between Zen Chai and this one, I’d chose the later. Astringency is key repulsing factor with this one, and I think I won’t be drinking this again unless I’m out of options.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Green Tea Lemon by Teekanne
67 tasting notes

This one is from Teekanne Green & White 6×5 pack. I almost never buy tea bags, but this was a nice opportunity to try out few different teas for decent price.

I’m almost done tasting all six teas from this pack. This one has a nice natural, a bit zesty lemon aroma. With first sip it reminds me of certain blend from local tea house, which reminds me that I’ll have to add those to my cupboard later… Now back to this cuppa. This one has decent body, with lemon notes lingering few moments after swallowing. I’m quite surprised since it lacks any astringency, which wasn’t the case in previous bags from this pack.
I’m getting the idea that this cuppa could achieve 85+ with few lemon juice drops and spoonful of honey. Alas, I drink my teas as is most of the time, and frankly I’m lazy right now to test my theory.
To wrap it up, it’s quite nice cuppa, I’m going to enjoy few more bags that I have.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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This one is from Teekanne Green & White 6×5 pack. I almost never buy tea bags, but this was a nice opportunity to try out few different teas for decent price. I tried steeping it by instructions (100C, 3-5 min), but it was horrid, now I’m doing it my way.

It isn’t a rare for green tea aroma to be described somewhat peach-y, and flavoring it with the same might be a bullseye…or not…we’ll see.
I got used to tea bags giving murky liquor, so I won’t complain much about it. Actually I’m going to say that pleasant peach aroma rising from this cuppa makes me eager to sip it.
Seconds later… I get a bit surprised with green note, I really didn’t expect it here. It feels dry as it lingers and boosting overall impression with tobacco-licorice finish. You do get a bit of astringency if you slurp it, but all in all it’s a decent green cuppa for tea bag.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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45
drank Zen Chai by Teekanne
67 tasting notes

This one is from Teekanne Green & White 6×5 pack. I almost never buy tea bags, but this was a nice opportunity to try out few different teas for decent price. What confuses me with this one are steeping instructions: 100 Celsius, 3-5 min. I tried it their way, was terrible, now I’m going to do it my way.

This tea is rather murky with dull note to it. Aroma is better part though, I can sense something between mango and fermented watermelon. With first sip I feel its thin body ended with hint of astringency after swallowing. There isn’t much more to say about this cuppa, it doesn’t please nor punish my senses for sipping it, but it’s definitely better brewed on 82 rather than 100 Celsius.
I also note that as it cools it gets less astringent but it also gives you that dry mouth sensation, including tongue and throat. I think I’m pretty much finished with this one,.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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72
drank White Tea by Teekanne
67 tasting notes

Here I go… This is my first tea note on steepster. I want to start with something simple, tea bag that is. My loose leaf teas will have to wait a bit.

This one is from Teekanne Green & White 6×5 pack. I almost never buy tea bags, but this was a nice opportunity to try out few different teas for decent price. Instructions for steeping make more sense to me than other greens in the G&W pack (100C, 3-5m).

Tea seems a bit murky, but it has a longer steeped Bai MuDan hue to it. Aroma is more appealing, actually even surprising since I didn’t expect much from this tea bag.
With first sip you get that robust tobacco taste that lingers a bit and transforms to floral notes with exhaling through nostrils. After few sips there is a short sweet sensation in throat ended with that particular grapefruit peel note on the palate that rests for some time, along with moderate mouth dryness.
All in all, this is quite good cuppa for a tea bag, but I’m not sure if I’ll be restocking it, but hey, you never know… I still have four tea bags to go.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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75
drank Punschfix by Teekanne
42 tasting notes

all right than, time to try this one with orange just as i promised myself i would.
well, i have to say, it really brings the punch out :D not the way i thought it would, but it’s rather a good surprise. i would definitely recommend Punschfix with orange on a cold winter afternoon. it can take you away.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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51
drank English Breakfast by Teekanne
1680 tasting notes
Jillian

It’s amazing how much meaning one three letter word can contain. XD

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40

“meh” seems like the appropriate word here.

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76
drank Rotbuschtee by Teekanne
1680 tasting notes

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drank Pomegranate Delight by Teekanne
111 tasting notes

Well, this was a bit… disappointing. From the colour and the smell I was expecting something different – a stronger pomegranate flavour maybe, not as “metallic” as it turned out to be.
Me thinks a little honey might be in order to finish the pot.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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76
drank Rotbuschtee by Teekanne
1680 tasting notes

Backlogged from this weekend.

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