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58 Tasting Notes

93
drank Jasmine Pearl by Teany
58 tasting notes

To date, possibly the most perfect jasmine tea I’ve ever had. I need to get more in my cupboard, as sadly it’s empty right now. Proof that “floral” absolutely does not have to be cloying.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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78
drank Mango by Harrods
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Not overly fruity, quite strong and good in the morning. Sometimes fruit-flavoured teas can be overwhelming, or seem like the fruit flavouring is masking the quality of the tea leaves. Not so this one; it’s quite nice, especially with a little milk and sugar like Earl Grey.

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78
drank Earl Grey (Tomurcuk Tea) by Caykur
58 tasting notes

A well-balanced Earl Grey, not too bergamot-y, and not too flat. Quite rounded and nice on the tongue. Also very reasonably priced for how good it is, at least, in my area. One of the few really reliable teas I can easily obtain in shops within mere minutes of my house. :)

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88
drank Cache-Cache by Lupicia
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This tea lives up to its company description. If you get the loose variety, it’s easier to examine the various components visually—-one of which is pink peppercorns. However, if you get the bagged version, it comes in delightful, silky, pyramid-shaped teabags that almost feel like the nicest sort of lingerie. The aromas pre-brewing are intoxicating, and post-brewing, the flavors fairly explode in your mouth.

(Yes, I did just say that, and no, I didn’t write any of the English subtitles for Ryori no Tetsujin. ;) )

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79
drank Loke Lani by Lupicia
58 tasting notes

If you like fruity tisanes, this smells like heaven. If you don’t, you’ll be sorely disappointed. Light and dancy on the tongue, very playful. Delightful. :9

takgoti

Slightly late, but just as an aside, welcome to Steepster! I’m enjoying your reviews!

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Good, and ridiculously smooth (even smoother than normal Yorkshire Tea, which is a strange thing to consider!). Not sure if I like it more or less than YT—-think maybe they’re just two teas for two different moods.

However, you absolutely HAVE to make sure you don’t leave this tea to steep unattended! I tend to drink tea in large quantities; usually I’ll pour a travel-sized mug even when I’m at home, just because I like to take my tea and drink it while I write (I write for a living). Therefore, in some instances, I’ll steep tea a little longer than I otherwise might because I like my tea strong.

With YT Gold, to do that is to invite extreme bitterness. This tea is NOT forgiving if you overbrew it. As long as you brew it for a short amount of time, you’ll have a remarkably smooth experience. Very caffeinated, as others have mentioned.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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62
drank Organic Apple Red by Tazo
58 tasting notes

Good after-dinner tea, as others have noted…because I drink a lot of tea over the course of a day, I like to drink something decaf if I’m going to have tea in the evening. (TBH, sometimes I skip it at night and just go straight for hot chocolate instead.)

The flavor is good, but there’s something that catches in the back of your throat if you drink a lot of it at once. Small sips don’t result in the tickling sensation about which I’m talking, but downing a whole lot at once does—-almost like your throat’s being attacked by a curious ostrich. I’ll finish the box, but I’ll drink it s-l-o-w-l-y.

takgoti

HAAAA! Curious ostrich! That’s a new one!

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89

Can’t properly start a morning without it.

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