852 Tasting Notes

96

Mm I love this :] Overtime on paycheck.. excuse to order more? Well, duh :P

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80

I don’t know why I didn’t review this the first time I drank this. But this is good :) I got this as a sample but it lasted a while! To me the flavor is a bit weak but it’s still enjoyable. Kind of earthy and sweet. Glad I got to try it but I think I will stick to my other company :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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57

I was cautions when I bought this tea. Cherry teas can either love me or hate me. This one… Slightly dislikes me. I want to say it’s kind of a fake cherry taste, like cough syrup… But in a strange way I kind of like it. It’s mellow though. There is a hint of rose.. but maybe it’s not my favorite… Mm no.. maybe play around with the steeping times?

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100

Mmm this tea is delicious! I’ve only had one other companies dragon pearls, but these are probably my favorite. They have so much flavor to them! They are sweet, malty, and with a slight hint of dark chocolate. Mmmm my new favorite black tea. :D

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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100

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93

I got this tea in a sample pack. Today I thought I’d give one a try. The color of the tea turns kind of a murky green, which made me nervous about the taste. But it’s actually really good! The orange flavor is not fake at all. I feel like someone squeezed a slice into my cup. It’s sweet but also a little bitter. It has a very, very light floral note to it, but it’s still hard to notice. I was actually impressed by this tea :)

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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93

Thank you to Amanda for sending me a sample of this tea! You can definitely smell the grape when you open the package. The taste is more of a candy/bubblegum grape. But it’s not strong at all, it’s more of a mellow grape flavor that kind of hangs out in the background. I really like it :) and I’m happy I got the chance to try it! Thank you again, Amanda!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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93

Thank you to The Tea Merchant for this generous and delicious sample! When I smelled this tea for some reason I thought it was going to be tart. But it is actually quite mellow. The first sip I was wondering where the fruit was, but as it cools the apricot/pear taste shines! It reminds me of apricot jam. It makes such a lovely cup too with a peachy, pinkish color. It is just as delicious cold too :) I’m happy I got to try this! I will definitely be ordering more (Plus I LOVED the packaging. I felt bad opening it..).

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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93
drank Cocomint Green by Adagio Teas
852 tasting notes

I have so much of this tea I decided to make a HUGE bottle of iced tea. All I can say is that it makes such a great iced tea. It’s minty and has a bit of a chocolate after taste. It’s really good hot too when you’re in the mood for it. That’s all really. The name pretty much explains it all. Chocolate mint goodness.

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec

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100
drank Cola Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
852 tasting notes

I saw this in a fellow steepsters cupboard and went.. “wait…what..?” I had no idea something the awesome could exist. I had to have it. So of course I went to redleaftea.com and looked through their matcha. I seriously couldn’t believe how many flavors they had. I didn’t even know there was such a thing like flavored matcha. Tea just got THAT much better.
Honestly I was afraid to order it. I didn’t know if it would be good or completely disgusting, but some reviews I read had really made it sound amazing. I finally got up the courage and ordered some of the Cola Matcha waited… and waited.. (Red Leaf actually shipped it pretty quickly. I ordered it Monday and received it Friday :D)
This morning I thought I’d give it a try. I opened the package and smelled it immediately. It smelled like those gummy cola candies you get at gas stations. YUM. So I mixed it all up, nice and frothy and took the first sip. Oh.. my.. goodness.. It actually does taste like cola. The thing I love is that you can still taste a matcha base after the cola. I feel like I can even get a little bit of the fizziness feeling like real cola.
Finding a matcha like this actually makes me really, really happy. I LOVE the flavor of cola but have trouble actually drinking it. The carbonation gives me tummy aches so to find something this good for you AND flavored like cola makes me one happy girl! If you like cola this is a must try for you! Here is a link to it :
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/coca-cola-matcha.html

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Red Leaf Tea

I’m really glad you like it. Next I recommend getting “2in1” matcha, pick Cola and Cherry flavors. Some say that this combo is even better :-)

KallieBoo!

Oo that sounds so good. I think it’d even go well with some vanilla too!

momo

I like it with orange! I’m gonna have to get cherry too.

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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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