865 Tasting Notes

91

I completely forgot I had this tea. I love, love, love the aroma of this blend. But sometimes I get sad because there isn’t as much oolong as there should be in this(surprise, surprise..) so I added some of the Six Summits oolong. The flavor is very soft. The strawberry is very natural tasting and the champagne flavors are very interesting but it works :]

Marcel Duchamp

That’s a good idea to add more Oolong because there isn’t enough in this tea. I do like the smell and taste of this one too.

KallieBoo!

Yeah, I don’t like how Teavana does this.

Marcel Duchamp

I’ve been blending English Breakfast tea to add more tea to some of their blends. It makes a big difference.

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90
drank Madame Butterfly by Gurman's
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Thank you Alphakitty :] Mmm this is a very nice green. The aroma of this tea is extremely juicy. The peach flavor is juicy and very sweet. I can catch a bit of a floral note along with the fruitiness. The flavor is definitely not overdone and fits with the sweet green tea. Overall I liked this one :] Thanks again!

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93

Thank you Ellyn! I love me some Moroccan Mint. I ordered some from Whispering Pines and the label said to steep it in 212 degree water for 30 seconds. I thought it was a bit odd and didn’t think it would turn out good but for some reason I find it more flavorful and bold rather than steeping it like a normal green. I pretty much chugged this down after a HUGE meal. I had a tummy ache :[ But it’s gone now :D
Thank you again :]

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Try it for 45 seconds or 1 minute next time. I’ve been playing around with the time on Moroccan Mint and have found that bitterness only starts to occur after 1 minute :)

KallieBoo!

I will try it :D

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35
drank Peach Tranquility by Teavana
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Thanks Alphakitty! I thought this would be a good one before bed. I have had too much sugar and caffeine today. The aroma of this herbal is pretty peachy and juicy. At first the flavor is ok. There is that peachy, juiciness I was smelling… but then it just turns to a bad sugary aftertaste like cheap peach candy. Maybe it’s all of the candied fruit? For some reason I don’t really do well with heavy fruit herbals :\ Even the really well done ones. Maybe next time I’ll go with trying it iced.
Thanks again!

Alphakitty

Sorry it didn’t work for you. :( It’s much better iced, but yeah, it’s pretty sweet. If you cold brew, though, it’s much much less sugary.

KallieBoo!

That’s what I was thinking :] I’ll have to give it another go before I completely give up on it.

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96

This is one of the most beautiful teas I have seen. The soft dry leaves are so pretty. The aroma is very light but the flavor is amazing. Soft notes of melon, peach, and honey. I can catch some slight vegetal notes but mostly a sweet, ripe honeydew flavor. I’m actually surprised with how sweet this is. Definitely one of the better whites I have had.

Edit: The second steep is still super sweet and almost reminds me of cotton candy. I’m not complaining of course :] MMMMMM

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100

Thank you Ellyn! This tea has sparkles in it… I love sparkly teas :] The aroma is very sweet and earthy. The flavor is extremely tasty! I love the mixture of fruity sweetness and the earthiness of the pu-erh. Such a lovely tea :] Thank you again!

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100

Still one of my favorite teas. It’s sweet and has nice earthy notes to it :]

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95
drank Rose Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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I’m still surprised that I’m the only one who has logged this matcha. The aroma of it is beautiful. The flavor is lighter than I remember but that’s ok with me. Oh, how I love rose flavored things :]

Dinosara

I (and I think also Alphakitty) have this flavor with the white tea base… It’s quite lovely!

KallieBoo!

It sounds lovely :] I have never tried any of the other bases.

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100
drank Top Leaf by Mellow Monk
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Thank you for the lovely sample Alphakitty! The leaves have a beautiful deep green color. The aroma is slightly vegetal and sweet with hints of butter. It’s sweet and has a bit of a buttery\vegetal taste to it. I want to say that there is a bit of a light(and I mean LIGHT) citrus flavor in the background. I reeeaalllllyyy enjoyed this tea. It’s been a minute or two since I’ve had a nice green :]
Thanks again!

Kittenna

A minute or two? :P

KallieBoo!

Yeah… It was a really long minute though :]

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67

I received this in a swap with Ellyn! The aroma of the dry leaf is quite unique. After I read Ellyn’s review on this tea I was kind of afraid to try it becuase…. you know.. pickles…
The flavor is interesting. I can definitely taste the lychee and the only way I can recognize the bamboo flavor is because I have tried just plain bamboo tea. The lemon and tangerine flavor really stick out. Everything just blends in an odd way. This is a very exotic tea and I think it’s ok. Not the best, not the worst. I think it would be pretty good iced. Thanks again Ellyn!

Alphakitty

Oh, bamboo and lychee? That sounds interesting!

KallieBoo!

Definitely an interesting one. I’m just happy I didn’t get pickles out of it :\ I dislike pickles…

Alphakitty

I had a tea that reminded me of pickles once, though I can’t remember what it was. It was… weird, to say the least.

Ellyn

I’m glad you didn’t get pickles! I was so weirded out by that..but everyone is different! Enjoy!

Ellyn

I figured someone else might enjoy it! :)

KallieBoo!

I could see how you could get pickles out of it. There is that odd flavor to it.

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My journey with tea started about a year and a half ago. Since then I’ve learned a lot and that my favorites include oolongs, pu-erhs, and silver needle. I love a good dessert tea but I have found recently that I’m craving pure teas more and more! I look forward to learning a lot more from my fellow Steepsters :]

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