7 Tasting Notes

75

1st steeping of this was pretty nice. It’s not my favorite Green I’ve ever had, but it’s got a nice, woody, smokey taste, along with some strong vegetal notes. I don’t have much to say about this tea other than it’s nice, but maybe a second steeping will help with that.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 28 OZ / 828 ML

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94

This is one of my VERY favorite white teas. It was the first Teavana tea I had, and it’s still my #1 there. Very light white tea, accompanied with tart strawberry. The popcorn helps cut some of the tartness which is nice. You can also taste the papaya a tiny bit if you happen to get a piece when you steep your tea. I do however usually add a little extra of this tea when I brew, because I love a slightly stronger flavor.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec 7 tsp 28 OZ / 828 ML
Anna

Strawberry! Tartness! Popcorn! Papaya! That does sound like Teavana. =)

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88
drank Mango Rose by Tea Guys
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I’m really torn by this tea. I think it’s beautiful and delicate tasting. I absolutely love the flavor. The mango, for me, comes more as an after taste on the exhale, and the rose is the initial flavor I pick up. I really, really love floral teas, and this one is right up my ally. Just a little funky smelling out of the bag. I’m noticing that with a lot of Two Tea Guys Teas, not sure I’ll be ordering from them again, but this tea is worth trying for sure!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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50

When I ordered all my TeaGuys samples, this was the tea I had the most hope for. Much to my surprise, I did not get any spice from the ginger OR the peppercorn in this tea, making it a bit of a let down. It just tasted like a mediocre strawberry white tea. I’ll definitely be sticking with Strawberry Paraiso for a similar flavor. If there was more, or any spice to this tea, I probably would have liked it more.

It’s good tasting, but not what’s advertised.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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87
drank Oolong Wu Yi by Tea Guys
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Nice medium range oolong. Very sweet and clean taste. Great for multiple infusions, I did 5, and still had a nice flavor. Great for iced tea as well. Comparable to Teavana’s Six Summits Oolong before they added all the artificial stuff to it.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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33
drank Green Walnut by Tea Guys
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I was pretty excited about this tea, because I absolutely LOVE nutty teas. It did smell fairly artificial when I got it, and sadly MUCH more like coconut than the description led me to think.

Once brewed the tea smelled much more natural like walnuts, however, I after taking one sip, I dumped the cup, because there was a copious amount of oil sitting on the top.

Resteeped it after, still a little oil, but not as much. Got through the cup, but I won’t be using the rest of my sample. Too bad, as this sounded promising.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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87

I’m really a fan of Gyokuro, and this is not version of it from Teavana. The tea is a nice bright yellow-green color, almost fluorescent looking. It’s got a strong green smell, that of artichoke or spinach with a hint of sweetness.

The flavor is more robust than other green teas I’ve had, nice astringency. Tastes lightly of fresh grass and earth.

I really love this tea, it’s very calming, and has a tendency to uplift my mood more so than other green teas I have currently in my collection.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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