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58 Tasting Notes

18

This is sour, as the name claims. I’m not a fan.

I think I actually made the red Steepster face when I took my first sip.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

At least I wasn’t the only one…altho…I think I was overly generous with the review I posted…lol…yours is more on the mark!

Mandy Bee

lol Yeah, you’re definitely not the only one. I still haven’t figured out the appeal of these hot kool-aid teas.

TeaEqualsBliss

I think I have one infusing at the moment…I’ll try nearly everything at least once…lol…doesn’t mean I have to give it a 2nd try…lol…am I right!? :P

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38

Wow – this was supremely smoky and I couldn’t take but a few sips. To be fair, I’m sick right now, so that may explain my aversion. (Stuffed up nose + smoky fire wood = Sad panda) Not sure if I’d try another Lapsang Souchong… Who knows. I really thought I’d like this one.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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73

Got this sample from Jennifer B – thanks! Like she said, the flavors are light but this tea is really good! It has just enough flavor without overpowering the tea.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Lemon Ginger Snap by Teas Etc
58 tasting notes

I wasn’t sure if I’d like this tea because ginger and lemon can both be very strong flavors and sometimes I just can’t handle them. This one is mellow with that nice zing that ginger adds to the back of your throat. It has just enough flavor for me to wake me up but doesn’t get to be too much halfway through the cup. I used really hot water on this because I thought it was black tea (woops). Didn’t seem to hurt it much though. Yummy!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Tiramisu Mate by SensibiliTeas
58 tasting notes

This is going well with my strawberries and Cool Whip dessert. This blend feels kind of heavy on my tongue, almost as if it were gritty. There’s a lovely coffee note to this. I’m a coffee-lover as well as a tea-lover, so this satisfies both cravings. I think I taste a little nuttiness and a little bit of chocolate. There’s some vanilla in there somewhere.

Also, I looked up “crocant” because I had no idea what it was. Somehow, Google has been of very little help to me but I’m thinking, based on search results, that “crocant” is derived from the French word “croquant” meaning crispy and that “crocant bits” are little crispy… bits. They seem to be used in chocolates and with nougat. :9 (Can anyone clarify??)

With little crispy bits in mind, I think there’s a puffy, wafery kind of undertone to this tea. All around, this tastes like dessert – a puffy, chocolate-dusted, coffee dessert. Oh. That’s what tiramisu is, isn’t it? Well done, SensibiliTeas. Well done.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Tankha by The Simple Leaf
58 tasting notes

This tea is very subtly floral. It’s really nice and I just sucked down a whole mug in ten minutes. Guess I liked it!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec
silvermage2000

Hi nice review theres a tea in your cupboard that I would like to try are you open to swapping or anything?

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97
drank Kokeicha by Tantalizing Tea
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Backlog: Love this tea! It’s so unique and tastes delicious. Whenever I want “green”, I get some of this. Read my review: http://mandybee.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/kokeicha-from-tantalizing-tea/

Cofftea

Wow! A Japanese green I’ve never heard of:) I must try:)

Cofftea

(this comment is after reading your review.) Ohhh… “this reminds me of matcha”. Now I’m absolutely sold=D I hate general “this is how you brew green tea” directions! I go to www.denstea.com for my Japanese green parameters, but they don’t sell a Kokeicha.:( Did you find your parameters just by experimentation or do you have a source?

Mandy Bee

Just experimented! :)

Cofftea

Now I’m on a search for Kokeicha parameters- they’ve gotta be out there somewhere:)

Mandy Bee

Use 1 level teaspoon per 6 oz cup. Heat water until steaming. Steep for 1-2 minutes.

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59
drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
58 tasting notes

First, I have to admit that my sample of this has been sitting in its little tin for almost three years now. (Yikes!) I hate to waste, so I thought I’d give this another try. I remember my first run with this being a bit unpleasant. I think I decided at that time that I just didn’t like chestnuts (I’ve never actually eaten one before so I can’t judge this tea based on the actual taste of a chestnut).

For being so old, I think this tea has held up pretty well. The flavors are a little light – possibly due to a short steeping time or the age of the tea – but I actually kinda like the tea this time. It’s nutty (duh) and I can still taste the tea. It blends together very nicely and is nice and mellow.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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60
drank Amor by The Simple Leaf
58 tasting notes

I think I brewed this a little too long today. It’s a bit bitter. I love the underlying flavor though and it’s still drinkable. I can’t find the words to describe the flavor at the moment though. I feel like a tea review failure. :P

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