113 Tasting Notes

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62

An all right tea; I brewed mine much longer than the recommended two minutes (I think more like 6 minutes), because I prefer a stronger tea. It was a lightly flavored and lightly scented tea, not bitter even despite the apparent oversteeping, and it was okay with milk, but doesn’t seem to be “made” to have milk and sugar added. The tasting notes (caramel and sour cherry) were very light, and I barely tasted them.

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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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100

VERY nice hearty cup of tea, pleasant finish, no bitter aftertaste, very good with milk / creamer / sugar. Well-rounded Assam, smooth tones.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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87

A tea with an absolutely gorgeous aroma, it’s a bit on the sweet side. I would add cream (or unsweetened non-dairy creamer, which I had initially added, but which made it much too sweet) but would not add sugar. Layers of different flavors – just lovely!

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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67

What a nice-smelling tea: all toasty and nutty with tiny mini-marshmallows! I wish it were just a hair stronger; I added half-and-half and a dash of sugar to mine, and it had a slightly sweet, nutty flavor.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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93

Such an interesting tea! I brewed it on the strong side, and added half and half and sugar, and thought it a really good-tasting tea. Good caramel aroma, tiny hints of salt that brought out the sweetness of the caramel. Really delicious!

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Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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67

Tried with a small amount of sugar – quite nice, lightly sweetened on its own, not a heavy tea.

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205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Spice of Life by Teavana
113 tasting notes

Not my favorite tea – very light flavor, and very easily made bitter if over steeped; however, it smells WONDERFUL: nutty and almond-y and sweet, a little like marzipan, but a bit floral and herbal as well. Worked well for me with a half teaspoon of honey.

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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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99

Tried this tea for the firs time this afternoon – amazing (although I will admit a certain bias and love towards anything strawberry)! Lovely rounded strawberry aroma (both loose tea leaves and once it’s brewed); slightly sweet finish, brought out well by the addition of half-and-half. I brewed mine a bit longer than the recommended 5-7 minutes, but the strawberry flavor was well-rounded, and was not diminished by having added my half-and-half; had a creamy, strawberry finish. Just lovely.

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Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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93

It’s possible I oversteeped this tea – I generally tend not to drink white tea; I thought this chai was really lovely but very slightly bitter. (Full disclosure: Aside from oversteeping it, I also mostly drink black teas that I would add milk and sugar to, so drinking tea without is not usual for me.)

This white ayurvedic chai has spicy, peppery overtones, and a bit of that pepper stays with you, yet a taste of sweetness that I attribute to cinnamon stayed on my tongue as I sipped. I added a tablespoon of honey for one cup, and not for the other; the hone did mute some of the bitterness, and I think some of the pepper as well.

It has a very pleasing aroma: slightly grassy, peppery, but slightly sweet – a really interesting combination, nothing inherently overpowering but blended well such that every time I smelled the tea, I detected a different bouquet.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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