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11 Tasting Notes

67

This was one of the prettier tea balls I’ve tried, with a delicate string of several jasmine flowers. The first steeping had more body than I would expect from a white tea. On first taste, I got caramel-y notes. As the label described, there was a slight sweet taste lingering on the tip of my tongue. Not as much floral taste/smell as I was expecting from “Jasmine Lovers.” At the end of the day: tasty, kind of interesting.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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34

This is not my favorite tea. Like previous reviewers, I find the chamomile distracting and the green tea flavor underwhelming. I’m completely missing the matcha, which I expected to be similar to Stash’s Ginger Peach Green with matcha. Not so. The tartness is not overwhelming; I usually gag on very acidic teas, but this one I can sip. I like it better iced and when I forget that it’s supposed to be green tea.

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77

Certainly an earthy and pleasant green tea. Something about the scent reminds me of waking up early after camping, stepping out of the tent, and taking that first whiff of clean air with a hint of last night’s campfire. Many cups of tea from one tea flower.

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90

I got a giant box of this tea for Christmas. It’s in bag form, not full leaf, so it’s good for at the office. (I drink most of my tea at my desk!)

This oolong is light, but substantial enough for several steepings. It has a pleasant floral aftertaste and is never bitter. I always look forward to drinking a few cups of this oolong.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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98

My first observation: fantastic orange scent! The tea is darker in the cup than other white teas I’ve tasted, but the taste is still light. In keeping with the pleasant orange scent, the orange flavor is very subtle. It tastes like real orange oil, not overwhelming fruitiness found in other teas. Really nice and enough brightness for late morning (first cup of tea after arriving at work!). I suspect each tea bag could be re-steeped with good success.

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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90

This oolong is mellow with a little floral touch. The peach flavor is subtle. Overall a really tasty tea.

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drank Snowbud by Adagio Teas
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75

Irish Breakfast has a great roundness and presence without being too bitter or strong. Great with milk, but I usually drink it without.

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75

More delicately spiced than other chai, this assam is definitely “golden” in the cup. This tea is great with or without milk.

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drank Luzianne by Luzianne
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This makes a great pitcher of iced tea. Drinking it makes me feel like I’m back home in Louisiana.

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