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1011 Tasting Notes

88

This tea is seriously helping me get over a severe case of “It is Saturday, but can’t relax because I have homework” blues.

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77

Wow, this is one intense Jasmine! I love Jasmine Pearls and I didn’t expect this to be very strong because I have not typically had good experiences with non-pearl Jasmine Greens. I think I would take this down to a 2 minute steep next time, 3 minutes is verging on a bitter edge for my tastes. Overall, pretty good and I’m looking forward to another infusion at a lower time and possibly lower temp. Thanks to threewhales for my supply of this tea!

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88

Thanks to threewhales I have my own little tin of this beauty. I like it both plain and with milk/sugar – this is one versatile blend! It really did help me to perk up a bit and now I’ll hopefully be able to get something productive done.

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79

I was really wanting an oolong session, but I grabbed this one and unfortunately it just isn’t doing it for me. There is a toasty, honey-like flavor, but it feels like something is missing from the flavor. Mmm.. maybe just a shower and then to bed.

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94

This tastes really great today!

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93
drank Jasmine Pearl by Rishi Tea
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This is the perfect relaxing tea to accompany my leisurely bath while reading P.S. I Love You. I’m looking forward to several cups of this tonight!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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83

Finishing up the last of this tonight! I really like the strength of this tea and it is just so smooth. Mmmm, this might have to go on my shopping list.

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drank Gingerbread Man by Timothy's
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This was a tea bag that my husband brought home from who knows where. It sounded like a pretty good flavor so I thought I would give it a try. Honestly, there is nothing about this tea that says gingerbread or chai in my opinion. It really, really reminds me of the rose tulsi I had a month ago. It is okay in flavor, but disappointing since I was expecting a chai type experience. I’ll probably finish the cup, but will definitely not look for this tea in the future. My rating is based on the fact that the tea tastes nothing like it should – it is perfectly drinkable though.

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83

Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sharing some of her stash with me! This tea is really malty and very smooth. It is a “basic” black flavor overall, but comforting and interesting in that usually super malty teas like this have a bit of astringency – but not this one! I would definitely order some of this! It seems to have quite a caffeine kick to it also!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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79

This tea has a very full flavor that is quite nutty for this first infusion. I’m looking forward to see what other flavors I get in coming steeps.

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Formally known as mrawlins2

I am a former coffee drinker turned tea lover.

Black tea is probably my favorite type of tea, but I rather enjoy most types… I’m even developing a taste for pu-erh.

Rating Scale:
0-10: This tea is either flavorless or just plain undrinkable. I will avoid these teas in the future.

11-20: I was only able to make it through a few sips before pouring the tea out.

21-30: I may have been able to make it through the first cup but the thought of having another has me cringing.

31-40: Teas in this range are not horrible, but nothing I would seek out in the future.

41-60: Would drink if offered, but would not purchase for myself.

61-70: Okay, nothing special

71-80: Enjoyable, but I have to be in the mood for these. Probably would purchase if I found a really great price.

81-90: Pretty good tea, will probably be one of my favorites.

91-95: These teas are really excellent. I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy more of these (just because there are so many teas out there that I haven’t tried), but I would miss this tea.

96-99: Terrific, very impressive.

100: This special rating is reserved for teas that are absolutely perfect in my opinion. I will only give out a rating of 100 to one tea per category (Earl Grey, unflavored black, dessert tea, Irish Breakfast, etc). These are teas that I really want to have around.

Perfect Teas so Far:

Earl Grey: Saint Isaac’s Blend (Russian Earl Grey) from Upton

Dessert Tea: Marco Polo from Mariage Freres

Unflavored Black: Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap

Location

Texas

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