92 Tasting Notes

85

Made this in a matcha bowl today. Added a tablespoon of creamer which gave a creamier mouth feel but didn’t overpower the matcha taste. I may have over-whisked this as there’s a more distinct bitter taste today.

Two heaping chasaku scoops, little bit of 175 degree water to make a paste, then 6oz more added.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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85

Tried mixing this in a wine glass because I don’t have a matcha bowl (or anything very wide at the moment) and it didn’t work so well. Changed to a short/squat mug from Starbucks and that worked moderately better. I also need a sieve!

Made straight the first time with something like two chasaku scoops (hard to tell how much was left in the thing I used to “sift”) and an eyeballed amount of water. It has just a touch of bitter/astringent taste towards the end, but was surprisingly mild to me. This is my first matcha so I don’t have anything to compare it to.

Second taste was with three chasaku scoops, enough water to make a paste, then mixed in 6oz warm milk to make a latte. It was a bit too milky so I’ll fiddle with the liquid amounts next time.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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86

Interesting white tea. The leaves are soft and velvety. Lightly astringent, vegetal, and fresh tasting. I’m a big fan of the Canteloupe and Cream white tea by Butiki but this is a nice straight white. Recommended steep time is way longer than I usually steep white teas though so I usually alter it to somewhere in between.

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

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81

Have had this tea a couple of times. I don’t think I’ll re-buy it again as there are so many other teas out there that I want to try, but I recommend you give this a sip if you’re curious.

I think the recommended amount, 1/2 tsp per 8oz is a bit weak, so I usually double that. Adding a sprinkle of rock sugar and dash of cream enhances the silky feel to me. Light taste of blueberry and to my mouth a slight bit of astringency.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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93
drank Chocolate Cake by DAVIDsTEA
92 tasting notes

I adore this with cream. I think it tastes most chocolatey after it has cooled off, so I think I’ll try steeping it at 200F instead of boiling next time. Ordered a large quantity today because it’s all gone sob. Bumping up the rating bc I’ve fallen even more in love.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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94

Lovely. Nutty, vegetal but not overly so, mildly grassy, lovely smell, slightly sweet. Everything a Dragonwell should be.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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94
drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
92 tasting notes

Wow, this is great! Pineapple & coconut mixed together beautifully. I love this with a bit of cream, hot or iced it’s great both ways! It smells very strong, the flavor isn’t as powerful as the smell but that’s alright. It’s still delicious. My first attempt at iced tea & I think it turned out pretty nice. Will buy again in large quantities.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Mamma Mia by DAVIDsTEA
92 tasting notes

Wow is this tart! My friend loved this tea straight, & so it will be her birthday present this year. I cut the recommended amount in half per instructions from another Steeepster here, & added a little rock sugar. Much better. It’s a weird mix due to the cinnamon at play with all of the floral notes, but it works out alright for me if sweetened. Probably would make a nice iced tea, but again I’m not sure how the cinnamon would affect it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Chocolate Cake by DAVIDsTEA
92 tasting notes

The first chocolate tea that I actually think tastes chocolatey! I mean, it’s not going to be the same as taking a bite of real chocolate, but this is good! Had it without cream or sweetener & it was lovely, but I’ll probably add creamer next time for the mouthfeel.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Jumpy Monkey by DAVIDsTEA
92 tasting notes

I’ll admit that I was majorly turned off by the smell, both dry & steeped. It had a weird coffee-y smell, & I don’t really like coffee unless it’s a mocha. However, this tastes nice. I guess it’s what coffee tastes like without the bitter kick. Very mellow, the coffee beans & mate blend nicely. Has a coffee/green taste, which sounds weird, & it is, but it works. Not sweet, but I didn’t need to add sweetener to drink it either.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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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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