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10 Tasting Notes

58

Tried this in my local coffee shop. The first steep at 4 minutes was strong of mint and not much else, but still good. Second steep at 5 minutes had more green tea and floral notes, but the mint was still strong.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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74

The tea was very faintly colored, and the scent/taste was delicate as well. I didn’t dislike it, but I don’t think it’s something I would drink on the regular.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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30
drank Dragonwell by Wegmans
10 tasting notes

Somewhat decent green tea…not particularly complex and a slight oily taste. I think I’ll keep looking for my dream green tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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90

I love a strong cup of chamomile flowers brewed in a mug, with a few splashes of milk in it. Sipping it while reading a good book before bed helps me relax and I do feel noticeably sleepy after 3/4 of the brew is gone.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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93
drank Sweet Pu-erh by Wegmans
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I previously tried Wegmans loose-leaf ginger orange puerh and hated it, but this time I think I’ve found a puerh winner! No strong fishy taste or smell at all. Most of the nose/taste is roasted barley with slight undertones of hey and vegetal. No “sweet” taste at all. Overall, a delicious and comforting cup, but with subtle nuances that make it a delight.

I will try subsequent steeps to see how the flavors evolve.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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33

This is a beautiful looking dry tea. Vibrant green leaves accented with soft pink cherry blossom petals. I was expecting something an equally vibrant cup, but that didn’t happen. Maybe I should have steeped longer to draw out more flavor, but there was virtually no flavor in the cup except for some very mild green tea notes. Bland and blah overall.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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88

Tried this in a local bookstore/coffee shop and was pleasantly surprised. I love rooibus, but had never had it with masala spices. Sweet, with not overwhelming spice. Was able to re-steep the DIY teabag 3 times with no loss of flavor.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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13

First Infusion (I will try numerous): On the nose, a very distinct “barnyard” and “sea water” scent with hints of fruit. The taste is lighter and fruitier with ginger mildly in the background. I bought only .02lb worth, and right now I’m not sure I’d buy more.

UPDATE: After subsequent steeps, the aroma and flavor remained the same. And I have decided that the mixture of wet hay and fishiness is just not appetizing to me. I’ll try some other pu-erh, but this was not a winner for me.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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66

Although most decaf teas leave much to be desired, this is my go-to. My tummy doesn’t like caffeine first thing in the morning, so I like to keep a package of this at my desk, and a package at home.

Preparation
1 min, 30 sec

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100

Best masala chai I have ever tasted. So rich and highly spiced…completely delicious. Especially tasty with a splash of milk and tiny bit of sweetness added.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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