55 Tasting Notes

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Made a cuppa this one this morning. I do get a tiny touch of orange and smoke, but the oolong base just seems very blah to me. I’m not sure if sugar would help liven it up or not, but I’m not going to bother trying.

TeaWings

I’ve noticed a huge range from hit to miss with TeaGschwendner teas, which I am just starting to try since this past weekend.. the flavors are really muted on a few of them, but then you brew a cup of marzipan and caramel blend and wowza!

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I received this in a swap long ago but had forgotten about it! It had a nice smooth jasmine flavor without the tea base overpowering it. I prefer my jasmine a bit stronger so I won’t purchase it personally but would definitely give as a gift if trying to introduce someone to jasmine.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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drank Organic Jasmine by White Lion
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Couldn’t wait to try this “new to me” jasmine tea. The fresh leaf smells vegetal but I do not get any jasmine from them. There are beautiful flowers mixed in with the tea.

I steeped this for 3min at 175. I did not get any bitterness from this steeping. This tea has a nice smooth vegetal flavor. However, Iam not happy that I get NO jasmine from this tea! I’m not sure why there is no jasmine. Maybe they sent me an old batch?

Good as a green tea but a waste of my money being there is no jasmine flavor, the main flavor in the title!

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drank The Skinny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Got this in a swap but can’t remember from who! I’m sure it was a northern Canada friend.

I’m a ginger lover in food so this tea was perfect for me. I’ve had it awhile so it tasted a bit “light” probably just from age. I only have one more cup to make but I’d love to order some and mix it with other teas!

I found the ginger smooth and not too overpowering/hot. I didn’t get as much of the tea base shining through but that’s not what I was looking for it to do..so yay!

Thanks swappie!

TeaWings

Heyyy if you like a bit of ginger in your tea we’ll have to do a swap & I’ll send you some THÉ DES SIGNESCHEVAL I just got from MF.. Will post a tasting note for that in the next few days, one of the first ginger teas I’ve enjoyed..

darby

Great! Thanks! I haven’t tried that one yet or even heard of it!

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Thanks ifjuly for this sample in our Fall Exchange! I was quite surprised by this tea. Upon opening it smelled very sweet and like dessert. Turns out to be a bit smoother than expected and does not need sweetener. It smells way sweeter dry than brewed, so don’t be scared. I didn’t expect the coconut to shine thru but it did! Not too much thou, just right. I’m tempted to try the Golden Moon that ifjuly mentions too.

If I was ordering from American I’d add some on this in.

ifjuly

Aw, I’m really glad you like it! (:

ifjuly

oh, and i’m sure i’ve said this a zillion times, but the golden moon is good too if you like coconut, but different—it has a cleaner, brighter/fresher coconut flavor, less creamy.

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drank Raspberry Truffle by White Lion
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Wow! This is the first chocolate tea that I’ve had that actually tastes like chocolate! The raspberry doesn’t taste fake and the tea is just SMOOOTTH……

This is my first White Lion tea and was a sample sachet even! I’m thinking I might need to place another order before their low shipping minimum ends for June.

I love everything about this tea and could have it everyday for a nice dessert tea.

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90

Purchased this when I traveled to Austria in 2010. The tea is still as good as day one. It is a nice smooth black tea with chocolate and vanilla flavors. This tea tastes just as good as it smells. Since I only had about 10 minutes before the shop closed that day, I had to make very quick choices…..I think I did pretty good! Definitely a good after dinner dessert tea. I’m possibly going to go back the end of 2014 so now it’s my goal to finish off all I bought there before I go back.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Yum Yum Yum! I am NOT a mint in tea person. I received this as a sample and it just smelled so good! The taste is just as fulfilling. A nice creamy smooth mint flavor. I will definitely be buying more!

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drank Strawberry by Lupicia
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Got this in the March newsletter. I’m quite shocked at the reviews because I loved this! The dry tea smells of heavenly sweet strawberry. The brewed tea has the same flavor as the scent. I didn’t even need sugar! I brewed it in a 16oz cup but I think I’d prefer it stronger so using 8-12oz next time.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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My Grandma served this to me last night (in bag form). I was completely amazed that it was this good! I’m going to order some loose online now to compare. I loved that the orange and lemon had a nice light balance. In the meantime I picked up some bagged from Target and have made 3 cups already.

BTW – has anyone seen that Target now carries Harney and Sons in tins!!!

Josie Jade

Oh my goodness, I haven’t seen that Target has Harney’s, but I will check the next time I am in Target. I hope my small little town has it, that would be wonderful!

darby

It’s so cool…they had like 6-8 different ones! I got green tea with Thai flowers

Claire

Woah, Target has Harney?! I wonder what the SF store has…

fermataleaf

Yep. I bought a ginger tisane from Harney a while back at Target. I couldn’t believe it either.

Kasumi no Chajin

Another road trip is in order then…

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