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21 Tasting Notes

96
drank Lychee Oolong by Naivetea
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This tea is just absolutely delicious! This is my fifth flavored/scented oolong I’ve tried from Naivetea and it certainly did not disappoint. The lychee flavor is spot on and tastes just like the real fruit. Compared to the other flavors, I think I like this one just as much or more than their white peach oolong (previously my favorite). This tea is great both hot and cold and I especially enjoy it with a touch of honey.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Passionfruit Oolong by Naivetea
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This is the fourth scented/infused oolong I’ve tried from Naivetea and like the others I quite enjoy it! The passionfruit flavor is spot on, not too much but not too little, and the scent is heavenly. To compare this flavor with the others, I’d rate it higher than strawberry but not quite as delicious as lychee or white kyoho grape!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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30
drank Peppermint Rooibos by Rishi Tea
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I love Rishi Tea’s organic peppermint tea and also its organic rooibos tea so I thought that this would be a perfect blend of the two. However, I was most definitely wrong. The tea doesn’t have a strong enough peppermint flavor and honestly the blend tastes “off” and a bit bland (even the first steep). I will not be drinking this again and I wouldn’t recommend this tea to others. You’re better off making a hot cup of their peppermint tea!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Strawberry Oolong by Naivetea
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This is the third infused oolong I’ve tried from Naivetea and I quite like it. The strawberry flavor is subtle yet refreshing and the tea tastes great both hot and chilled. There is a natural berry sweetness to the tea.

I tried this tea with some Hawaiian lehua gold honey and it was delicious!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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69
drank Masala Chai by Rishi Tea
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I was gifted this tea by a friend and fellow tea enthusiast for my birthday. I mostly followed the stove top recipe on the back of the tin except I stirred in 3 tablespoons of honey instead of sugar. I also found to be better tasting when I tried the recipe with all (reduced fat lactose free) milk instead of 1 cup water and 1 cup milk. When I tried the cafe method and I found it to be not nearly as robust and delicious as the stove top method.

This chai is quite strong, with the cardamom packing quite a punch! Try making some tapioca boba and putting it in the tea – I found that it helped balance the strong, spicy flavors.

I probably will not buy more of this tea when I run out because I found it a little too time consuming to prepare on the stove top with boba and I don’t like the fact the tea cannot be infused multiple times.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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25
drank Strawberry Kiwi by Teavana
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I found this tea to be too tart for me to enjoy. Even adding tablespoons and tablespoons of sugar didn’t seem to make this tea any more palatable for me. There wasn’t much of a kiwi taste although the hibiscus really came through.

I tried this tea twice and unfortunately I don’t think I will be making more in the future.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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94
drank Wen Shan Bao Zhong by Naivetea
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I am very happy I received it as a sample from Naivetea…this oolong tea is so incredibly light and delicious! It has flowery notes and a buttery smoothness to it. The tea is not bitter at all and leaves a great aftertaste.

I will be reaching for this tea when I have a sore throat! I was able to steep this 6 times.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Kyoho Grape Oolong by Naivetea
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This is the second infused oolong I’ve tried from Naivetea and I enjoy it too! The grape subtle flavor has both concord and muscat notes and is reminiscent of these japanese grape gummy candies that I enjoy.

Compared to their white peach oolong, I believe I like the white peach more…but that might just be due to the fact that I generally like white peach flavored foods and beverages more than grape flavored foods and beverages.

I was able to steep this tea six times.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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96
drank White Peach Oolong by Naivetea
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I was told by Lawrence of Naivetea that the oolong tea that they use in their infused oolongs is Golden Lily aka Milk Tea or Jin Xuan. High quality Golden Lily grown at high elevations tastes great by itself so I had high expectations for this tea.

I wasn’t disappointed! The flavor is really amazing. I didn’t use any honey today so I could experience the natural sweetness of the tea. The white peach flavor is reminiscent of these Chinese hard candies that I would enjoy as a child.

I think the best thing about this tea is that the peach notes do not overwhelm the creamy flavor of the oolong tea. I will be purchasing this again and I highly recommend it to others!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec
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Ahh still very delicious, each steep tastes different. It’s buttery and smooth…I think lightly oxidized flavored oolongs like this one are now my favorite kind of tea. I can’t wait to try the rest of the flavors in my sampler!

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82
drank Rooibos (Red Bush) by Rishi Tea
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This tea is delicious and great for any health conscious individual. Not only do I like the fact that Rishi’s rooibos tea is organic, but red tea is caffeine-free and usually the price is pretty low! It is naturally sweet and has an earthy, nutty flavor.

I like to drink this tea by itself with a little bit of honey or mixed in with others. It can add a little extra rooibos flavor to anything you mix it with. The downside though is that rooibos tea does not hold well when steeped multiple times.

However, because it won’t get bitter if steeped for a long time like green, black, or oolong tea, you can let the 2nd or 3rd steep infuse for a lot longer than you normally would.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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I’ve been a loose tea drinker since 2006 and I really started getting into tea during my college years. My favorite types are oolong, scented green, white, peppermint, and rooibos.

My husband and I drink it on a daily basis and we love our trusty Zojirushi water dispenser. Some of the tea we drink hot, and the rest we chill.

I enjoy tea with honey or german rock sugar. I also try to seek out unique honey for my tea. My favorite so far is unprocessed Hawaiian white gold honey.

If I’ve rated a tea over 90, it’s something I will definitely be drinking again in the future.

Lately I’ve been enjoying a lot of authentic Chinese tea that was gifted to me from my mother after her last trip to China. Unfortunately I won’t be able to write notes for those teas on Steepster.

Location

Cambridge, MA

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http://grrkat.yelp.com

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