1794 Tasting Notes

91

Finished off the last of my sample by oversteeping it. Result? Still excellent and not astringent. Definitely recommending this tea and adding it to my future purchase list.

Full review from this past Tuesday, here: http://www.createwritedrink.com/2015/02/tea-review-tuesday-review-of-andrews.html

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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83

Oversteeped the first cup of this. Still delicious. I love pulling the strainer from the steeped tea and just breathing the aroma coming off the leaves.
The second and third cups were also delicious.

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drank Blueberry Red by Vital Tea Leaf
1794 tasting notes

Going for a second cup. Added some new leaves and kept the old ones. Bit of a darker brew, slightly more “black tea” flavor with a touch more astringency.

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drank Blueberry Red by Vital Tea Leaf
1794 tasting notes

Just a sweet cup for the morning.

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drank Butterbeer by 52teas
1794 tasting notes

Having never tried real butterbeer, I can only imagine what it must taste like. Since the blend here is butterbeer tea, I think 52teas has done a great job of melding the two drinks into one. On my personal enjoyment scale, I would rate 52teas’ Butterbeer a 74/100. Cheers!

My full review can be read, here: http://www.createwritedrink.com/2015/02/tea-review-tuesday-review-of-52teas.html

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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72

While I like the initial flavor and most of the body, the finish disappoints. It tastes thin and weak. Yes, I did mention it was smooth, but as I work my way through the cup, the aftertaste seems like I drank this an hour ago, not just a few seconds. I wonder, if this has to do with the freshness of the ingredients. While my teabag did say to enjoy by August of 2017, I have had other blends that used both lemongrass and ginger root together, and the ginger, at least, was a powerful flavor throughout the tea. That said, I did enjoy this cup, and I would rate it a 72/100 on my personal enjoyment scale.

My full review is here: http://www.createwritedrink.com/2015/01/tea-review-tuesday-review-of-stash-tea.html

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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The morning’s caffeine kick, following espresso.

gmathis

Did they have to pull you off the ceiling with a lasso? :)

Spencer

Nothing quite so extreme, thankfully!

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95
drank Coconut Honeybush by One Love Tea
1794 tasting notes

Delicious, sweet (but not cloying), and rather balanced in flavors! Highly recommend this one.
Full review on my blog, here: http://www.createwritedrink.com/2015/01/tea-review-tuesday-review-of-one-love.html

Flavors: Coconut, Honey

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Starting the morning with some good green tea.

Grassy and nutty notes combine for a cup with some slight natural sweetness.

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drank Honeybush by Numi Organic Tea
1794 tasting notes

A coworker brought me a bag of this, this morning. Naturally sweet. Not a bad taste!

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Will gladly talk all day about tea.”

The above was my bio when I joined five years ago, and I felt it needed to be updated. I still love pu’erh, though I have begun to take preference toward cooked, shou. Oolongs are certainly still a go-to tea for me, but I have expanded my horizons to begin including greens and blacks based upon the weather and how I am feeling.

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My ratings, this “personal enjoyment scale” about which I talk, are just that – based on how much I enjoyed the tea. I might have enjoyed it immensely, yet do not keep it stocked for various reasons. On the flip side, I have a few teas that are “good” but not “great,” which I keep stocked for various reasons.

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