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237 Tasting Notes

64
drank English Breakfast by Tea Forte
237 tasting notes

Doesn’t seem to stand up very well to a second brew. So bland. :(

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54
drank Ginger Lemongrass by Tea Forte
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The first half of my pot was underwhelming. Nice smelling, but kind of bland tasting when steeped 5 min per the label…. The second half, which had been left with the tea leaves, was pretty darn tingly! Seems to take a bit more than 5 min for the ginger to really come out. It already has a kind of sweet taste, and I did not like it with sugar added.

Brewed the leaves a second time, the ginger dominates now but with a mellower, cooked flavor, not the harsh raw version from the first brew’s second cup. This time the sweet flavor was missing, so a little sugar was nice. The lemongrass is nearly undetectable.

I’d taken out the basket of leaves when the second pot had brewed 5 min, to avoid another gingery punch in the teeth, but after tasting the first cup I dropped that basket back in. Second cup did manage to get some lemongrass without the ginger getting overwhelming.

I enjoyed looking at the leaves, both dry and wet. It’s a pretty little potpourri.

This is kind of what I wanted the chamomile citron to be like. Definitely want to try it again, but I need to experiment with brew times to get a better balance.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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64
drank English Breakfast by Tea Forte
237 tasting notes

A pleasant no-frills black tea. A tiny bit of bitter edge.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Earl Grey by Tea Forte
237 tasting notes

Forgot and oversteeped—but the tea took it well, and didn’t get very bitter. Tasted more flowery than I like, but the tea flavor is nice and rich.

Gave my bag a second brew (for five min this time), and that came out even more flowery. The tea itself wasn’t as flavorful. Aww.

Preparation
8 min or more

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66
drank Chamomile Citron by Tea Forte
237 tasting notes

I’m not usually big on chamomile, but I found this surprisingly enjoyable. The lemongrass and mint gave it a pleasant bit of zing, and a touch of sugar brought out some happy licorice flavor.

Brewed a second time—more licorice, less lemongrass.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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34
drank Green Tea by Trader Joe's
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34
drank Green Tea by Trader Joe's
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