2607 Tasting Notes

71

This is not a bad tea but I can’t help but compare it to the chiffons. It has the subtle citrus flavors of the chiffons but lacks the creaminess that I enjoy so much. As I sip away I can’t help but feel like something is missing. If I were to place a Della Terra order, I don’t think this would be included as I would rather stock up on the chiffons instead but I will still enjoy the sample that I have.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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88
drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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Sipdown!! (177)

I never thought I would get through what I had of this but then I learned how amazing it is cold brewed and now it is gone and I am sad. This will be a restock for sure especially for when the weather gets warmer.

Flavors: Cream, Lemon Zest

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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72
drank Mardi Gras Vanilla by CaesarsTea
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Sipdown!! (178)

I had this a couple of times and when I initially made it, it was deliciously vanilla tasting. The next time, it was way too rooibosy. This time I cold brewed it and the result is a creamy vanilla drink. Delicious and sadly, gone.

Flavors: Cream, Vanilla

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100
drank Nina's Japon by Nina's Paris
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Mmmmmm. Never disappoints :)

Flavors: Caramel, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TeaTiff

I keep seeing this EVERYWHERE. I need to try it!

VariaTEA

Haha. I am running low right now but I plan on getting more when I go to Florida in March. I can send along a sample then if you like :). Although, being in the US, you can contact Nina’s directly and get samples from them as well.

Plunkybug

Same here…one day I will try this. It looks so awesome.

VariaTEA

In March, when my stash is replenished, I will continue to be the Nina’s Japon dealer. I feel it should be tried by all.

Courtney

I’m drinking a resteep of this one now!

VariaTEA

I saved the leaves so I could do just that.

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88
drank Banana Pudding Black Tea by 52teas
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Once I was making Butterscotch Banana, I decided it would be fun to compare my other 52 teas banana tea. Having the two side-by-side, I think I can confidently say I prefer this one. Both are good but I enjoy the combination of banana and coconut more. Plus, this is not astringent which is definitely helps make it more enjoyable.

Flavors: Coconut

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75
drank Butterscotch Banana by 52teas
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Sipdown!!

Thank you Roswell Strange for sending some of this my way. I recall really enjoying my first cup but this second cup, though tasting very much like banana and butterscotch, is really astringent.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Plunkybug

I don’t like atsringent either.

Plunkybug

astringent

VariaTEA

It really ruins a whole cup.

Plunkybug

It sure does. I’m not a huge fan of smoky either.

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78

Surprise sipdown!!

I thought I had more of this than I actually did. I was sad to see it go until my roommate asked if I was drinking Birthday Cake tea, which I have a lot of in my stash. As I sipped, I realized the two are basically the same so this is not much of a loss.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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85

Thank you Cavocorax for sharing this with me. I am really enjoying this genmaicha. I think the use of a roasted hojicha base helps to emphasize the toasty rice flavor. Yum…

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Dexter

I think I would like this, why do I think I might have this? I have to get my cupboard under control
Happy you are enjoying a genmaicha that’s not Japon… was worried it had spoiled you for all the others…

VariaTEA

haha I do love my Japon. Though I can still appreciate other genmaichas (although maybe not as much as I would have if I never tried Japon)

VariaTEA

And if you don’t have this, I can pass along what I have left so you can give it a try.

Dexter

Thank you, but I have it – I thought so, not sure where it came from Amoda box maybe…. Uggg I HAVE to get my stash under control, I don’t even know what I have or where it came from :))

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73
drank Carrot Cake by Della Terra Teas
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When I first tried this tea I was in love. I thought it was the greatest tea in the world. Now, I can’t find the cream cheese icing I really enjoyed in my first few cups and the rooibos is stronger than I remembered. It is still tasty but not the carrot cake tea I fell in love with.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Suziqzer

Funny how our tastes change. Maybe try lowering the temperature next time? I tend to on my Della Terra rooibos blends.

VariaTEA

I tried lowering it a bit but I will try lowering it again. I don’t mind it but something tells me I won’t get through the 4 oz I bought as easily as I anticipated.

Suziqzer

Ouch.. 4 oz is a lot if your not liking it. I hope you figure out how to get it to taste how you remembered.

VariaTEA

I like it, just don’t love it like I did when I first had it. Luckily it is caffeine free and since my options in that department are lacking, I am sure I will get through it eventually.

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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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