1595 Tasting Notes

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drank Shizuoka Black Tea by Den's Tea
1595 tasting notes

So I know I wrote yesterday that I wanted to try this tea with additives, but after taking a sip, I couldn’t taint this tea. This tea is perfection alone! It is not bitter at all! I am not used to black teas being this smooth! So good! :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

How intriguing!

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drank Shizuoka Black Tea by Den's Tea
1595 tasting notes

So I dug through my sample basket and found this laying in there! Wow I can’t believe I haven’t tried it. So I ripped it open and steeped it up! The leaves were exactly like the picture. Small, black but not ground up. It smelled almost metallic like a yunnan. The liquor was a nice ambery brown. The scent was warm and toasty. It didn’t taste metallic, but there was some astringency in the back of my mouth. Even with the astringency, there was no bitterness!! Woo! The taste was malty and slightly nutty and fruity, almost like berries. The feeling in my mouth was also smooth. Delicious! I was surprised that I didn’t need additives!! It tasted good without any milk or sugar.

I am glad I left a little for another steeping session. I want to try this with milk and/or sugar next time.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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57
drank Citrus Whammy by SBS Teas
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I received this in a swap and used the whole tin to brew up a pitcher of iced tea. I saw that this product may contain some hibiscus and lavender, which don’t fare too well, in my opinion, in hot water. There may have been too much lavender in this mix as it tasted a little bit soapy. Nonetheless, it is a good, juicy iced tea. I don’t think this would be good warm. Iced, it is strong, and I didn’t even have it steeping in the fridge for 12 hours when the brew was already a dark red color. I took it out after that. This is just okay.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Jillian

You’re a lot more generous rating this one than I was. :D

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54
drank Afternoon Tea by Lupicia
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This is a pretty basic and nice Assam/Darjeeling mix. A nice black tea, and that is pretty much all I can say about it. It is smooth and nonbitter.

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96
drank Royal Golden Safari by Butiki Teas
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I took the day off to run errands and relax today. I am so happy I did. I get to enjoy teas as well! This tea is so good! It gives me a soft but nice caffeine kick. The nutty notes definitely stand out, as well as the cocoa and slightly tobacco-ish notes. Good tea. The leaves look like yunnan leaves with its brown to light brown, soft, fuzzy waves/curls. It smells and tastes almost like yunnan as well!

TeaBrat

I love a relaxing day with tea. :)

Ninavampi

Relax and Tea should be synonyms… ; )

Charisma

Exactly! :)

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96
drank Royal Golden Safari by Butiki Teas
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I took the day off today to run errands and relax. I am happy I did that! I’m getting to drink lots of teas! :)

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76
drank Star of Africa by Teaism
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I asked my husband to make me some tea this morning, and he grabbed this one. It is always a surprise when he makes tea. He even added sugar to it! That is definitely a new one for me. Sugar and rooibos! It was very sweet but tasty too! :)

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This one was not like I expected it to be. There wasn’t a smell to this tea, but I think it was because this package was mixed in with the other samples. After I steeped it, the leaves smelled very vegetal and delicious and buttery. In the cup, however, the taste didn’t translate in quite the same way. It tasted almost like…. floral-y, slightly sweet, slightly creamy, cardboard…. yes… cardboard. I don’t know why it tasted like that to me. Do I have to change my steeping parameters? Never has an oolong, especially a milk oolong, disappointed me. This may be the first. But I have more one more sampling session. Any suggestions?

On another note, I am upset about where I’m living. I’m on a 2 level apartment complex and I live on the first floor with my husband and 2 cats. Some strange person came to our window and banged on it REALLY hard and scared my husband. He didn’t do anything :/ But its frustrating that these things happen. He experienced racism from someone else here too. It is crazy, and this place is supposed to be a nice area…

Anyway, I’ll just drink more tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I also didn’t get what I was hoping for with this tea and was really hoping you would enjoy it more. At least I know it wasn’t just me but tea itself.

As for the home situation, I am really sorry that happened. It’s so ridiculous that anyone still has to deal with such behaviors. I remember having to deal with such as a child and they don’t go away as an adult but as an adult we should be able to make the decision to not harm any human as we are all just that, humans. I hope my daughter never has to deal with such behaviors. It’s not a conversation I am looking forward too, especially since it isn’t something I can really explain. I just don’t want her innocences lost. She still sees the world as everyone being the same. The way it should be. You keep drinking that tea.

Charisma

I really appreciate all the samples. I was jumping up and down like a little child when I got it! My husband was laughing at me! Thank you for your kind words. It is ridiculous to experience these things, but it happens. I hope your child never has to deal with these issues. :) Cheers!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

You are totally welcome and believe me I still jump up and down as a child when I get tea.

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80
drank Assam Calcutta Auction by Lupicia
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I think this is the perfect tea to make homemade chai! I love Assams! This one is a pretty basic one. I usually don’t steep them for a long time unless I want it strong. I added milk and sugar to this. Great tea overall. Pretty basic. :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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98
drank Pina Colada Honeybush by 52teas
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WOW!! This is fantastic! I had this after dinner, and the coconut scent is everywhere. I LOVE coconut! I love pina colada! I also sense the pineapple flavor in this as well. I love the shape of honeybush with all the little wood-like shavings, large white coconut flakes, and chunks of pineapple. This is a great blend! I will def be making a purchase in the future! WOO!! :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

This one is my youngest sisters favorite. She can’t get enough.

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I’m someone who happens have an addiction to tea! My tea collection keeps growing and growing, which just means that I’ve got to drink more tea! When life gets a bit too stressful, I love sitting down to a nice, warm cup of tea.

Swap: I am always up for swapping! Take a look at my cupboard and send me a msg! I always send extras since I have too much tea! :)

My cupboard contains all the teas that I own. The teas that are unrated but are in my cupboard are ones that I haven’t opened yet. :)

Likes: chai, all types of teas, dessert teas, Dan Cong & milk oolongs, dragonwell & kukicha greens, flavored rooibos, vanilla anything

Dislikes: bitter
Allergies: Chamomile, Jasmine, Soy

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