464 Tasting Notes

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Giving this another go-around and finishing up the sample packet I have at work. After 3 minutes of steeping I am at least getting a hint of fruitiness, but the flavor is still lacking.

I decided to keep the strainer in and steep this for a ridiculously long amount of time to see if I could coax out some more flavor. 6 minutes in and there are some slight green bean and chocolate notes. At least it does not get astringent.

9 minutes in and this tea actually gets a flavor! The chocolate becomes a stronger and the green beans last into the aftertaste. Still pretty smooth in the mouth and only a teensy bit of astringency.

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I was in the mood for a fun tea this afternoon because it’s Friday! This is definitely fun- It tastes like key lime pie!

Now that I’m done with my work in preparation for next week, I can sit at my desk while I answer phone calls, drink tea, and contemplate buying a slinky dress. According to my co-workers I “don’t dress sexy enough” for a bachelorette party. :-P

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66

This was so light and delicate that the taste from the paper cup I had from the store almost over-powered it. I didn’t taste much except for a bit of creaminess.

I steeped this a second time in my mug at work. I needed to let it steep for a while to be able to taste anything but the milkiness, which was pleasant, but kind of bland. I eventually tasted a light vegetal quality almost like lima beans and a very faint floral scent.

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drank Korean Sejak by DAVIDsTEA
464 tasting notes

A very smooth green tea with a little bit of a grassy taste and a little bit of a seaweed taste. It has a really nice mouthfeel and doesn’t give me drymouth like a lot of greens that have a similar taste. Pretty creamy in the aftertaste.

Just got a call from my vet saying that I can pick up my cat! Hurrah!

Stephanie

I bet you missed the kitty :) YAY

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Oh I did! But he missed home more. He wouldn’t eat at the vet’s and kept trying to hide from the vet at the back of his cage, but now he’s gobbling everything down. And his breathing is so much better! :-)

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This tea is growing on me. Finished off the 7g sample packet I brought to work with me.
Still very simple- Creamy greenbeans!

Edit:
Well maybe there is a little more going on than I first thought. As I keep drinking it, I’m picking up a dark, baked almost ashy taste- very smooth, so it blends well into the vegetal aspect of it. That’s probably why I didn’t pick up on it at first. Now I see why people mention cocoa or baked tones.

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So this tea may have been stale because my brother bought this about two years ago and just let it sit there. I decided to try to cold-steep it since peach would make a good iced tea.

The peach flavor was even stronger than I was anticipating- very sweet, but natural. The base was stronger than I expected from a white tea. It tasted more like a dark breakfast blend and was not as smooth as I would have liked. Then again I don’t really know how old this tea is, so it could have been better if drunk sooner. Oh well!

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90

Still my favorite work tea. Today the sweet aspects of the flavor are coming out- probably because I’ve had so many sweet, creamy teas today. See other notes for details.

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80

I taste dark green beans with an extremely smooth creamy aftertaste. I pick up on some faint florals when I hold the liquor in my mouth. Not very complex, but a very pleasant cup and I wouldn’t mind having it again.

So far out of the 4 blacks from teavivre I’ve tried, I’ve like the Black Dragon Pearls the best. That tea had the most complex flavor and I loved the chocolate tones.

ashmanra

Glad to hear it! I have been toying with the idea of ordering this one, but I already have the pearls and just drank a pot of it at tea time today. I love it! I guess I will stick with the pearls.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

For the price that they are charging, the teavivre teas are pretty good. I’ve been enjoying the samplers. But I’ve been spoiled by Verdant!

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I needed a comfort tea this morning. Waiting on news to see how my asthmatic cat is doing at the vet’s- he had to stay there all night because of breathing problems.

I added a little honey to the tea this morning for some extra sweetness. It hit the spot. I finished the travel mug of it before I even got to work.

Skulleigh

I hope your kitty is feeling better.

Stephanie

Poor kitty!

Josie Jade

I hope the kitty is feeling better. Our little Chihuahua has asthma too, and it can be so scary!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Thanks for your concern everyone! My cat will be in the vet hospital for a few more days. He is not responding well to the usual asthma treatments this time. And also the shots they gave him made his blood sugar spike, which made the breathing even worse for a while. Hopefully they’ll find out if there’s anything more urgent than that soon.

JustJames

argh… mine is in transit and everybody keeps writing about it! lol.

JustJames

oh, and hope your kit cat is on the mend! does it have allergies at all?

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I love that Butiki is in NJ, which is right next door to me. I get my orders within a day or two!

Yup, my cat has allergies on top of asthma.

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I’ve had this many times hot, but this is the first time I cold -steeped it. I like it better this way. It cuts down on that menthol-like taste I find in a lot rooibos and brought out the creamier aspect of the tea. Also the blackberry flavor seemed much stronger. I will have to make it again soon .

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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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