248 Tasting Notes

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Brewed with the Ingenuitea with 12 oz of boiling water, 5 pearls(4g), and steeped for 3 minutes. I think I’ll try for another infusion as well…

The dry leaf has a bit of an earthy scent, but I can’t pick up much. I did a rinse on these to help open the tea up, and I think because one time I brewed these and got a bit of dustiness in the tea. It’s fun to watch the pearls slowly unfurl.

Really pretty burnt orange/brown color and nice smell. Cocoa, earth, and smoke I think.
I pick up the smokey taste, which I love, and black tea-ness. Still getting this whole tasting thing down. :) I think some astringency because it does leave my mouth a bit dry. Tasty though!

Edit: second infusion is just as good, if not better!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Rooibos Vanilla by Adagio Teas
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Hot brewed and then iced. Yum yum.
Very strong vanilla smell out of the tin, but it mellows out nicely in the cup. Used about a tablespoon of tea for 8 oz. of water, then added ice. May do a longer brew/use more tea next time. Wish it was a bit stronger. Also added a bit of simple syrup to sweeten it up.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Sakura Sencha by Wegmans
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Ew. Maybe I just don’t like green tea or maybe I haven’t found the right one. Couldn’t really pick up any of what the sakura was supposed to add, just vegetal/grassy/something that I didn’t care for.

Wegmans teas are very hit or miss and I think this is a miss. I have a bit left still, so I will give it a second chance with a hot brew though.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Azzrian

Sakura Sencha is one of my favorite greens. Sakura means Cherry and it is supposed to taste LIGHTLY like cherry / cherry blossom.

Kiaharii

I think I’ll have to find a better one to try then.

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So I’m trying to get rid of these and used about four up last doing cold brew iced tea. This steeped at a little over 48 hours.

Still a very light taste, the peach is not quite as overwhelming. I can’t even taste the mangosteen (possibly not even sure what that tastes like).

Pretty much a “bleh” tea. I had bought these bags when I didn’t know much about tea, so it’s about time to use them up and never think of them again. ;)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Peppermint by Adagio Teas
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Bam. In your face pure, delicious peppermint flavor. I drink this straight, usually for upset stomachs. Super refreshing.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Very pretty tea!
Light taste, fruity and sweet. Perhaps a little heavy on the peach, it’s hard to pick out some of the other flavors. Definitely going to try it iced next.

Steeped as advised by Adagio, with a bit more leaf.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Yerba Mate by Guayaki
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160 °F / 71 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I’ve had this in the cabinet for a while, and feel this need to drink everything I can’t give away. It’s alright. I don’t have a super refined palate (yet!), but the mangosteen and peach are pretty indistinguishable, just a light “fruity” flavor.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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