92 Tasting Notes

85

Got this as a sample &…whoa. It’ll be on my next order for sure. The butterscotch is strong but blends so well with everything else. I put too much creamer in, but I don’t care. This is sinful.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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83

Got this on a whim and I was pleasantly surprised. I was a bit leery since I don’t like overly floral teas, but for me this was floral scent-wise but not overpowering in taste.

I get a bit of flowers, the almond, and the coconut in a sip. Not really tasting the pineapple; I get more of a lemony taste.

My absolute favorite white teas is still Cantaloupe & Cream, but this is a nice change of pace.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Butiki Teas

Yep, you are correct no pineapple just lemon and tangerine for citrus.

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85
drank The au Chocolat by Lupicia
92 tasting notes

Sipdown. Not super chocolatey, but a nice black tea. Added a few pieces of rock sugar, about a teaspoon of soy vanilla creamer, and I’m good to go. Not sure I’ll restock this since I’m so wishy washy on flavored blacks these days, but definitely recommended.

Preparation
3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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82
drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
92 tasting notes

Backlogging from last night. Wow, this is sweet! Has a very strong sugary/mapley smell. The taste is pretty close to the description: vanilla icing and sugar. Substituted this instead of some sorbet for dessert last night and it definitely quelled the sweet craving.

2 teaspoons and a little vanilla half and half.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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78

Cold brewed overnight. It’s full of fruit bits so there’s not a lot of the mix in the bag given the weight. The mango and pineapple are most noticeable, and there’s a very fruit punchy flavor all around. I think I prefer Tropicalia, but this was still a nice and refreshing cold brew.

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85
drank Fig Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
92 tasting notes

Sipdown, but I’ll restock this again. Nice and fruity, strong smell but a more sedate taste.

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83

Backlog from yesterday: the smell is spot on for this and the taste is pretty close too. Has a wonderful caramel scent mixed with a slightly buttery popcorn taste. I don’t think I’d try this one cold and I prefer hot matcha lattes anyway.

Royal grade matcha, distinctive flavoring. 2 chasaku scoops to 8oz light vanilla soy milk.

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I finally got around to turning in my recalled glass tumbler so I picked up 2oz of this herbal while I was at Teavana. it smells sweet and banana-like, and tastes along those lines but wow is this sweet. I like sweet things and this is reaching the overpowering stage for me; I feel like I should brush my teeth after. Not surprising for a Teavana blend, but it’s also pretty heavy with all the chunks of fruit and whatever so I don’t think I’ll get very many cups out of the 2oz.

Had this with a little vanilla half and half.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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65

Had this again with different soy milk, still no dice. The mint is overpoweringly minty to me & I got zero chocolate taste. Not even the weird chemically chocolate taste I got with the Belgium Chocolate matcha. This also had a cloying sweetness to it that didn’t balance well with the mint for me.

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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
92 tasting notes

OMG, Chocolate Cake replacement have I found you? The orange is strong in smell, & in the first cup I had of this it was oddly present, but that chocolate taste I love & miss so much from the discontinued Chocolate Cake is present here! First cup started out orangey, then had the pu’erh taste, then chocolate notes, then orange again at the end. Today it was pretty much all chocolate pu’erh with maybe a hint of orange. No sugar, but did add about 2 teaspoons of french vanilla half & half.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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After getting sick for the third time within about a three-month period I decided to try and drown it out with tea. I never liked tea growing up, but in my early twenties my taste buds had finally changed enough to find the flavors.

Started with flavored blacks from Teavana (gasp), and now am primarily a white/green tea drinker. I’ve recently fallen in love with matcha.

I love teapots, tea cups, and tea sets, but mainly use my Timolino or Contigo travel mugs because they’re leak-proof and hold the heat for so long! Drinking a cup of tea before it gets cold usually doesn’t happen as I set it down and get distracted with something else only to return to it when it’s (if I’m lucky) lukewarm.

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