1689 Tasting Notes

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drank Golden Monkey Black Tea by Teavivre
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Golden Monkey, how I love you! I read my first tasting note. I can add nothing to it. I also noticed I was able to get 6 western mugs out of a single scoop of leaf. Simply an amazingly glorious tea.

kOmpir

Can you give us your steeping preferences for this tea?

K S

I fill my scoop, which is about 1/2 the sample packet. I almost never use as much leaf as called for on the instructions. Prepared with 12oz of heavily steaming almost boiling water and my press. The steep was a little less than two minutes.

K S

I went back to my notes and found I stayed around two minutes until the fifth cup @ 3 minutes and sixth @ 4.

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90
drank Earl Grey by Ahmad Tea
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Just got home from watching Monsters University. In the middle of the day. On a Monday. Just feels weird. There were several people in the theater, maybe a half dozen of which were kids. Good mindless fun.

I have maybe enough for a couple more goes at this tin that never ends (not complaining). I used less than boiling water and that really smooths out the Ceylon base. Really hitting my earl grey spot this afternoon.

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85

A nice simple sweet puerh. It is smooth with no harsh edges. Last time I had this I called it book leather with out the mustiness. Today it is more horse tack – which I like. A good start to Monday. Went well with my bagel.

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93
drank Candy Cane Lane by Celestial Seasonings
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I’ll probably get back to grown up teas soon but not tonight. This is just simply delicious. Got my happy face on.

gmathis

Growing up is highly overrated.

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95

A quick cup before bolting out the door. This is so good, I wish I had more time with it.

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68
drank Earl Grey Decaf by Bigelow
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I have a ton of high dollar tea. I wanted this one. The regular version was my first love. yeah, it’s an inexpensive grocery store bagged tea. It is also decaf. If you accept this for what it is, it’s pretty enjoyable. Oh, and I used a cup not a mug and left the bag in it for old times sake.

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drank Orange Pekoe by Mother Parkers
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Looks like Steepster is down again. who knows if this will really post. Anyway, I think the allergy medicine is actually working. I still feel stopped up but man o’ man this tasted so good today. Probably shouldn’t moan out loud in a restaurant but I did anyway. Multiple cups. It is just a cheap bagged tea but has more depth than most. Today it had a light earthy roastedness to it. I swear I was even catching some leather notes. So glad to taste again.

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89
drank Rainbow Sherbet by 52teas
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Tonight I steeped this again so I could have the first cup. My son took it last night. The flavor difference between first and second steep is pretty minimal. The biggest being I did not notice the black tea in the cup last night. Today it is very obvious. The fruit flavors are awesome. I can taste the lime, the orange, and the raspberry. The vanilla makes it kind of creamy. I notice on 52Teas site this is no longer available. Too bad for you guys because this is really good. Too bad for me as well as my son has claimed the bag. :)

CHAroma

They have an iced tea version that is just as good.

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89
drank Rainbow Sherbet by 52teas
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Ok my son saw this in the mystery box and said we are having tea. Now. My very first 52Teas. I got the second steep because he demanded the first. This is very good. Fruity flavors left and right, but not overdone. I am not going to rate it until I can get the first steep and can set quietly with it. But yum!

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Yesterday, after the storm moved through, my son went to the mailbox. He brought back a box that I swear had to be bigger than the mailbox. It must be a Tardis thing. It was the mystery box from Katiek. All I can say is WOW!

I grabbed this one first, as the packaging from the company is a ziplock baggie. The scent of this herbal blend can be caught through the bag, so I will need to move it into a tin. I do love the aroma. I don’t know my fruit smells but this reminds me of black raspberry jelly. It’s fruity, floral, and dark.

I used about 5g and heavy steaming water per instructions. I steeped a lot shorter than directed. The brew is very dark and purple tinted. This is tart when hot, even with Splenda added. Currant and hibiscus are what I recognize. I have no idea what elderberry tastes like. As this reached room temperature, I found it much more interesting. I want to try this again over ice. I think it could be quite refreshing served that way. Definitely not for you tart haters when hot.

K S

While I was having Rainbow Sherbet with my son, I made a cup of this for my wife. She is now on her second cup and I seem to have lost possession of the bag. :)

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