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464 Tasting Notes

Here’s hoping tea box

Yummy! Great vanilla flavor- definitely not fake! The chamomile was OK. It seemed a little stake to me. Overall, a nice herbal blend for the evening.

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Here’s Hoping Tea box

Korean Barley Tea

I’ve been wanting to try a Barley tea so here I go! Roasty and warming- I like it but it is reminiscent of coffee, so I may not be having it often.

Side note: I just got back from San Francisco so I’ll be having a couple great tax to add to this box.

greenteafairy

Oh, how was your trip? Did you enjoy SF? I definitely want to hear about your tea adventures there!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I really liked San Francisco! It was only part of my trip, so I was only there for a day and a half, but I managed to get to 3 tea places: Samovar, Crown and Crumpet, and Red Blossom. Red Blossom was the best. I got to talk with the manager about Tea Drunk. I walked into a few other tea shops in China Town, but none were as good as Red Blossom.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

And thanks so much for your suggestions! They really helped me out!

greenteafairy

Sounds wonderful! I so wish I’d known about Red Blossom when I lived in CA, but I was really only casually interested in tea at that point in my life… sigh.

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Thanks, Jason, for this sample!

Backlog from yesterday morning. Leathery smooth with a coppery brightness. It really hits me in the roof of the mouth and middle of the tongue. A silky metallic aftertaste hits me in the nose afterward.

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Thanks, Crowkettle, for this sample!

Backlog from Sunday. What a warm sweet tea! The mint and anise are sweet and the other elements add a warmth like a cordial or liqueur. It tingles and tantalizes me. it was a little odd at first to reconcile the coolness of mint and the warmth that I’m feeling, but once I let go of that expectation, it was a fantastical taste voyage.

Nicole Martin

One of my favorites. I was so sad when I ran out.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I know! I might need to purchase some of this

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Travelling Tea Box C

I felt like this tea had been contaminated by a lot of other teas in the box. What I could tell was it was a spring-like green with a little bit of seaweed taste. There were a lot of generic floral and perfume elements in the taste that came from the box methinks.

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Plum-like, crisp-tasting oolong with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Full-bodied, but still maintaining a light, spring-like freshness. I enjoyed about 5 or 6 short steeps of this this morning. I love the purplish hint to this tea! :-)

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Travelling Tea Box C

The raspberry is overpowering in this, so I don’t taste much of the base, except a mild butteriness. The raspberry itself is a little fake tasting, but pleasantly so. This tastes more like candy to me than Champagne.

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drank Root Beer Float by 52teas
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Travelling Tea Box C

Since I had luck with Smaug, I decided to try this blend even though I haven’t been overly fond of 52tea in the past. This one was ok. It did taste vaguely like rootbeer. The base was more smoky than what I was expecting and I could use stronger sassafras or wintergreen or sasparilla or something. It was just a little too mild for my root beer preference. Still better than the 52teas I’ve had in the past though.

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Travelling Tea Box C

Jinseng Oolong

The label didn’t say what brand/origin. I’ve had a ginseng oolong before and this one I felt was not as good. I like the ginseng a little bit stronger. The base was slightly more woody then I like as well. Still refreshing though for an office morning.

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Travelling Tea Box C

Backlog from yesterday. I really enjoyed this genmaicha! The base wasn’t too see-weedy and the roasted rice didn’t over-power the green base like in some genmaichas. I shared with my co-worker, but thankfullly no fights this time.

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I run, I sing, I drink tea. That’s the best description I have of me.

I’ve always enjoyed tea, but have just started trying out a lot more loose teas and varied brands. I’m really excited about a site like steepster so I can read about what people think about different teas.

Oh and I really hate Lipton tea. There’s something just awful about it and I can’t understand why nearly every local diner only has Lipton.

Also I’m on the search for a full-bodied, fruity blackberry tea. So if you have any suggestions feel free to throw them my way! :-)

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