302 Tasting Notes

81
drank Wild Strawberry by Adagio Teas
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57
drank Thai Rooibos by Harney & Sons
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Meh. I really wanted this to taste like the Thai tea I got from Atticus Tea in Park City, but it does not. It is one dimensional and all I can taste is watery cinnamon. Don’t like this one.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

“Atticus Tea”! I love the name of that tea shop. It’s like an homage to the main character in the series I’m reading—a 2100 year old druid named Atticus O’Sullivan (from “the Iron Druid Chronicles”). He brews potent herbal teas in his bookshop/apothecary.

Kristin

I think they named it for Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. Sadly, because the shop is on Main St in Park City, their tea is priced about double what it should be. Rent is high there. Alas, I might wind up shelling out some cashola when I am up there next week to get the Thai Tea that I wanted.

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80

I guess it’s winter that makes me do it, but it seems like every cup I make nowadays is some sort of mint chocolate. I’ve had ‘Read my Lips’ A LOT lately. It’s late tonight so I didn’t want the caffeine so I went with the Mint Chocolate Rooibos. It’s definitely not as good as ‘Read my Lips’ but it hits the spot. It makes me happy but when I am done, I won’t remember it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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97

I seriously love this tea. I love it so much that I keep moving the pouch to work and then home and then back… but then I forget where I left it last. I was very excited to find it hiding in the back of the tea drawer today. I swear it wasn’t in there the last time I checked. Anyway. Love.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec
The DJBooth

This one looks amazing….sad I missed it. Hopefully a reblend happens.

Kristin

This one really should be in the permanent collection! I’d offer to share, but I don’t think I can. ;)

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86
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
302 tasting notes

Had a cup of this one today. It’s so nice on a winter’s day curled up with a book.

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97

I am a big maple freak and I love this tea. When I opened the bag it smelled like those maple leaf shaped cookies. I was worried it was going to be too much. But, it’s awesome. Once brewed the maple is just a nice compliment to the oolong. The ooling tea is still fully present in the cup and the two flavors go together very nicely.

I also would like to see this one in the permanent collection because when I run out of this one I might cry.

TeaBrat

I liked it too!

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96

I blended this tea when Ovation tea offered some of us a chance to blend our own with their ‘create your own’ blend tool for free.
http://www.ovationteas.com/custom-tea-blend/create-your-own-tea-blend.html

I actually ordered the honeybush but was accidentally sent the black tea. They are super nice and are going to send me a corrected batch. So, look for another review of this same blend but made with honeybush soon.

This tea is sooo good. It smells great in the bag and brews up just as nice and tasty. The black tea seems to be of a high quality with little astringency. I was working and didn’t even pay attention to how many minutes I steeped it and it still came out great. The predominant flavors in this are brown sugar and cinnamon with a touch of apple flavor. The apple doesn’t overwhelm it like a lot of apple flavored teas. It really does taste like an apple pie. Last winter I was trying really hard to lose weight and all I wanted was apple pie. I could never find a tea to fill that craving and I would have killed for this one. I love it. Can you tell? I did good, if I do say so myself. :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C
Uniquity

I’m curious which apple teas you’ve tried that came out too appley (I have the opposite problem…I want a good cider style apple tea, but I end up with ones with a hint of apple and loads of cinnamon or other artificial taste). Glad this worked out for you though, sounds delish!!

Kristin

This one was definitely not cider-like. :) Pie. :)
I’ll have to look though my list to see which apple ones I liked and didn’t.

Uniquity

I’m okay with pie too, luckily. : ) Really just anything with good and authentic apple taste. : )

SimplyJenW

I would love to know what you did for this blend! It sounds lovely!

SimplyJenW

Never mind…..I see you put it in the description.

TeaEqualsBliss

MISS YOU!!!!

Kristin

Sorry. I’ll be back soon. It was so hot this summer and had no AC. Then I was travelling for work, and then I moved this last weekend. So… I’ll be back any day now. I ordered that maple cheesecake oolong from 52 teas which will hopefully be here today.

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95
drank Cinnamon Roll Honeybush by 52teas
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This tea is great Frank! Cinnamon can so easily overwhelm but it’s just right in this tea. And it does taste like a cinnamon roll. Its mellow and has a touch of yeasty bread flavor with a nice warmth from the cinnamon. I added a little agave nectar to bring out the sweetness of a cinnamon roll.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 30 sec
Jenn

I can’t wait for my order to arrive!

Jessie

Same here! I’m really looking forward to this one.

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85

I picked this up at the local Chinese Grocery store today. It was $2.10 for almost 2 oz. How could I pass that up? This is actually pretty good. I gave it a quick wash in hot water and then steeped it for a couple of minutes. It’s floral, a little complex, and has some of that toasty chinese restaurant oolong flavor that I like. There is also some fruity background flavor I haven’t identified yet. For $2, I’m pretty impressed.

Oh, and the container is gorgeous too.
http://img.chinaa2z.com/uploadpic/AboutChina/20070921/200709210828597052/200651816483652284.jpg

Update – getting a little grassy flavor as it cools.

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

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90

Ok, NOW I am tasting it. I accidentally added too much sweetener (agave) to this and the pancake and maple flavor really popped out. Of course it is sugary sweet now, but I suppose that is how pancakes are supposed to be. Bumping up my rating.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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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