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1011 Tasting Notes

87
drank Maple Sugar by Tea Guys
1011 tasting notes

I’ve had a few cups of this tea, but haven’t logged it yet because I couldn’t find the words to describe this tea. BUT, I have finally figured out what this tea reminds me of: Adagio’s Cream tea – except this is the older, more sophisticated version. Although this is the weakest flavored tea that I’ve tried so far from Tea Guys, I really adore this tea. There is a definite maple syrup aspect to the tea that comes through primarily in the aroma of the tea. The maple flavor IS present in the taste of the tea, but it is a bit more subdued and creamier than I would have expected. 3 out of 3 winners from Tea Guys!

ashmanra

Squeeee! Definitely placing it on my order!

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83
drank Carrot Cake by Tea Guys
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Okay, I pulled myself away from the super rich and delicious Chocolate Delight to give this tea a try. I am definitely glad that I ordered a bit of this! I really, really like Carrot Cake and this actually lives up to its namesake. This tea is creamy, a bit spicy, slightly sweet and cakey. I never thought this would actually remind me of the texture of Carrot Cake, but for some reason it does! I also love that it is caffeine-free because I could see this being a nightly indulgence for me. So far I am really LOVING the selections from Tea Guys!

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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96
drank Chocolate Delight by Tea Guys
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Ok, just wow. Not only does this tea smell amazingly rich, it IS amazingly rich! It is like drinking a nice, sweet chocolate syrup. I’ve never had a tea that had so much of a chocolate taste and I love that you can still find the tea underneath the richness. I was planning on trying the other 2 teas that I received today from Tea Guys, but I may just have to stick with this gem for awhile. It is blowing my mind! Chocolate without the guilt? Yes please!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Isn’t this one delicious? Doulton sent me a generous portion and I invited a friend over for some. She got hook on it and loved to so much that she cst aside her Coconut Truffle…fortunately, to ME! I probably need to order another bag or two.

mpierce87

I ordered this primarily based on your reviews, but I could never have guessed just how great it would be before I tried it! I also bought their Carrot Cake and Maple Sugar – I think those two definitely show promise after trying Chocolate Delight.

ashmanra

I have Maple Sugar on my wish list! Let me know how you like it!

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94

So I was looking through my cluttered tea cabinet for some Silver Needles (which I think I am out of) and found this gem! I did not realize that I still have some of this! Aww, this is excellent. I think it is even better than I remember – perhaps it has had time to blend a bit more over the past couple of months. Oh, and the best part? I not only found this tea, but I have almost a full pouch of it!

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73

I haven’t had this is ages, but it sounded really awesome tonight! The berry flavor is very natural and juicy and just plain awesome. Plus there is none of the weird rooibos flavor that I’ve found in other rooibos blends. I might have to make another pot of this, Berry Twist is rocking tonight!

gmathis

I’m really liking everything I’ve tried from Boston Tea. I agree; their flavored stuff tastes absolutely authentic.

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94

I added a healthy spoonful of spearmint to a pot of this tea and the combo is pretty good! I could use a bit more chocolate flavor, but I haven’t yet met a tea that couldn’t use more chocolate.

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98

Mmm! This was definitely the perfect late afternoon breakfast tea for me! It was remarkably pancake-esque and went quite well with the unusual combination of spicy pizza. I am really going to be bummed when I finish my pouch of this tea, but for now I’m loving this delightful tea!

KeenTeaThyme

I’m not a big pumpkin fan myself, but I love the regular pancake brecky variety from Frank. Maybe I’ll try this one…broaden my horizons? ;)

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92
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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Deeply satisfying and excellent with a splash of eggnog!

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84

I haven’t had an oolong in awhile, but not because I don’t enjoy them. It is just unusual for me to commit to such an extended tea session with the same tea. I usually switch it up and drink several different teas over the course of a day or evening. However, I woke up craving an oolong session today! I picked out this Da Hong Pao from my generous sample box that I received because I was in the mood for a truly roasty, toasty experience. I remembered to do a quick 5-10 second rinse before settling down into my first 3 minute infusion with this tea.

The liquid from the first infusion is very light in color, but holds a sweet aroma that reminds me of good BBQ sauce for some reason. The flavor has a bit of a toasty/woody thing going on but there is a good amount of a natural sweetness hanging out. This infusion is pretty enjoyable, but I’m looking forward to the consecutive ones more. The first infusion from an oolong is never my favorite. I’m leaving this unrated until I progress more through this brewing series.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Elyse's Blend by Harney & Sons
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This tea was just the thing to help me wake up on a lazy Saturday morning. The robust, yet honey sweet flavor went remarkably well with my egg and bacon breakfast. I was out of milk this morning so I added a bit of eggnog in its place and this is a pretty great combination.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Eggnog! I never thought of that as an additive. Like it! (Especially as the weather cools and my supply of Bigelow Eggnogg’n is down to just a couple bags.)

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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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