307 Tasting Notes

77
drank Blueberry Rooibos by Fava Tea Co.
307 tasting notes

I had this iced last night and liked it much better this time than last time. Last time I brewed it cold overnight. This time I brewed 3 tsp of tea in a little teabag in about 1/4 cup of boiling water for 5 min and then poured it over ice and added a little water. Much better.

I think I might like the quick brew method better than the overnight method. But, I did use 2 pyrex measuring cups, a spoon, and a glass to achieve this. That’s a lot of dishes for a glass of iced tea. I used the pyrex cups because I was worried about breaking a glass by pouring boiling water over ice in the glass.

Anyone have a better quick brew method that uses less dishes?

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I am in serious need of some soothing tea today. Having an annoying day and don’t feel so great. This tea hits the spot. I always expect the lemon to be too lemony but it’s not. It’s somehow a mellow lemon flavor, like pie or lemon cookies. It’s consistently better than I expect. I have a big bag of it in the drawer which I always avoid… never understand why. I must forget how tasty it is.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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93

Hello there, old friend. Whatcha doin’ hanging out in the back of the tea drawer!?

Perfect for today. Light, mellow, fruity. I accidentally let the water get too hot, but it tastes great anyway.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

Have you tried this one iced? I really like it iced!

Kristin

I did try it iced, but prefer it hot. But, I prefer most teas hot.

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75
drank Nuts for Cookies by SpecialTeas
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I had a 1/2 cup of this sample left and a 1/2 cup of the Special Teas Vanilla Rooibos, so I decided to just mix them together. The effect is interesting. All the flavors are kind of muted now. I taste less cinnamon cookie flavor now and I think I might taste the vanilla. I guess I should have expected that effect. In any case, it worked well enough. I’m trying to clean out the samples to make room in the drawer for the ginormous 52teas order that is on its way.

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77
drank Blueberry Rooibos by Fava Tea Co.
307 tasting notes

I normally like this tea well enough. But today, it tastes medicinal to me. Weird how it can taste great one day and then meh another day. I’ve only been drinking that Choco*Late from American Tea room since I got that one (already almost out)… maybe that has ruined me.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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66

Backlogging – I had this tea as a cold-brewed iced tea and I think it might have lost something. It tasted fine but mostly just tasted like a peach tea. No saffron flavor, not much black tea flavor. I probably need to try it hot to compare.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
American Tea Room

This is a fine Ceylon tea and it needs to steeped in hot water as directed on our label. We really cannot be faulted for you not liking our tea if it is not prepared properly. You’ll find the tea is extraordinary if you prepare it using a 4 – 5 minute steep at water just under a boil. This also makes the absolute best iced tea…so we are saddened to hear you had a lackluster experience due to not properly infusing the tea.

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94

Nom!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Rooibos Vanilla by SpecialTeas
307 tasting notes

I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to drink so I decided to finish off a sample. This tea is alright. Nothing special. Nice when you want vanilla.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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96
drank Choco*Late by American Tea Room
307 tasting notes

I’ve decided the right proportions on this are:
3 tsp/11 oz steeped for 5 min.

And you definitely need some sweetener if you want it to taste like hot chocolate.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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68
drank Blue Unicorn by Shanti Tea
307 tasting notes

2nd steeping. I’m still meh on this tea. This time I steeped it for 9 minutes. It does have more flavor this time, but maybe it’s just too delicate for me. I dunno, maybe the allergies are preventing me from tasting anything without a punch. But, I am just getting a little peachyness and not much else. The scent is pretty strong and has an odd strong earthiness to it (for it’s lack of taste). It’s thankfully not grassy or spinachy. I think I’ll send the rest of this to my friend Jim and see if he likes it any better than me.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more
TeaEqualsBliss

Sorry you didn’t like it! :(

Kristin

Not that I didn’t like it… just didn’t love it like everyone else :)

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Rating Scale:
90-100 – Love it. Must order this one again.
75-90 – Pretty good. Maybe I’ll order it again.
60-75 – It’s ok. Drinkable. It’s not my thing, but someone else might love it. Won’t order again.
50-60 – Meh. I wish I hadn’t ordered it, but i’ll finish this cup.
30-60 – Barely drinkable. – Throwing away/giving away the rest of this one.
0-30 – Went down the drain. Too sad to even pass along to friends.

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