2677 Tasting Notes

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drank S'mores Genmaicha by 52teas
2677 tasting notes

I picked this one up because I really enjoyed Marshmallow Treat Genmaicha and though I think I prefer that one, this is not bad. I am getting a vegetal base (though enjoyable), toasty rice, sweet marshmallow, and smooth chocolate. There is a lot going on and I notice different things at different times. Definitely an interesting treat.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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Sipdown!! (121)

Thank you Cavocorax! This is actually the last of the tea from our first swap and though I think it is a good EG, I just don’t love the taste of bergamot enough to order more. It is quite pleasant though for those that do like bergamot.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML
Sil

my sipdowns are envious of yours..

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Sipdown!! (122)

Thank you Cavocorax for this tea. The dry leaf smelled really great but it did not transfer into the taste for me. I followed Mariage Freres instructions and I am getting a fair bit of astringency. It is malty and astringent and just not for me.

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

i love watching teas travel from ppl to ppl…

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Sipdown!! (128)

Thank you Cavocorax for sharing this tea. It is certainly very interesting. It smells sweet so I was not expecting the little kick of spiciness I got in my first sip. However, when I took a second to think about it, “fireside” should probably have given that away. I don’t mind spice but I don’t particularly enjoy drinking it tbh so this tea is just not for me. It was fun to try though.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
2677 tasting notes

I have been craving this tea for a while but unfortunately this is tasting very watered down today :(.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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70

If I did not know any better, I would have thought this was English Toffee as it is quite buttery. I like it, but I just don’t think it will be a restock.

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Roswell Strange, you sent me SOO much of this tea! I made a mason jar full and I don’t even think I made a dent in the stash. On the plus side though, I am actually getting ice wine today which is making for a very light and fruity cup. It is quite enjoyable :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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Sipdown!! (129)

Thank you OMGsrsly for the chance to have another cup of this tea. It really is unique and quite good but I think I am content to see it go.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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70
drank Genmaicha by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown!! (130)

Thank you Roswell Stange! I am always happy to try a genmaicha and this one is not bad. I am not running to stock up on it but it is easily accessible and if I am dying for a straight genmaicha, this is certainly not a bad option to have. The base is present and just a touch vegetal but mostly this is toasty rice. Yum!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Cashew Turtle by 52teas
2677 tasting notes

Thank you Sil! I am always quite impressed when you can taste something other than Frank’s black base and you certainly can with this tea. There is a hint of dark chocolate and caramel but what I really taste is the cashews…nutty, delicious cashews. I am glad I got to try this one, though I don’t think I would get more in the future as there are other teas I would reach for first.

Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Nuts

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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