90 Tasting Notes

I should probably stop buying minty teas if I’m hoping to get any chocolate taste. Didn’t really taste any chocolate, but the mint was nice & refreshing. Has a cool, creamy body (granted I did add creamer), with a slight note of vanilla.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
drank Blue Hawaii by Remedy Teas
90 tasting notes

My first non-floral flavored white. The coconut is definitely the main flavor; I didn’t really taste any vanilla, but it may have been the underlying bit that tied it all together. Overall a nice tea, the flavor didn’t dominate to the point where I couldn’t taste the tea. Has more body than a straight white tea, but not bitter. I didn’t follow the steep instructions on the label because 4-5 minutes seemed a long time for a white tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

Interesting green. It smells wonderful! Lovely toasty white chocolate/vanilla aroma, both dry & steeped. At first I thought the green tea taste was oddly separated from the rest, but as I finished the cup it blended together nicely. Sweet, slightly creamy, but I might try this with creamer next time to bump it up. However, it was fine without any additions.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
drank 99 Red Satin by Remedy Teas
90 tasting notes

Very minty, not tasting much cocoa in this. I could smell the honeybush more than I could taste it, but the blend is nice. A bit creamy, but also “clean” feeling, which I think is due to the mint.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

65
drank Florence by Harney & Sons
90 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

73
drank Smoky Chocolate by 52teas
90 tasting notes

Wow, smoky! Not sure I taste the chocolate in this one. Not bitter or too sweet, but very smoky which is throwing me off. Not sure this one is going to be a keeper for me.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

73

Hmmm. The honeybush has a bit of a sickly sweet honey smell in this blend, both the dry leaves & the brewed tea. It tastes fine, but this seems more like a honey-mint combo. Not really getting a chocolate taste. I may have to play around with blending this with another chocolate base.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

83
drank Bai Mu Dan by Teas Etc
90 tasting notes

Has a very grassy/alfalfa smell dry. A lovely, light, vegetal taste. Some astringent bite to it, but I found it lessened as the tea cooled.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

83

Lovely, has a great nutty aroma & taste. Slightly sweet, not astringent, Dragonwell may be my favorite green tea. I don’t get a real buttery mouth feel, but maybe I just don’t know what to feel for yet? Second steep introduced a bit of an astringent taste.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

83

Got this as a sample. I really liked it, reminded me of Harney & Sons Snow Dragon even though that one’s technically a green. Jasmine scent was lovely but not overpowering. Taste was very light, no real bite of astringency.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

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.

Location

Seattle

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer