278 Tasting Notes

69

My mouth is so confused by this tea. Sweet and tart like fake strawberry but slightly bitter with the green tea and then the smoothness of the brown rice. This is a very interesting tea and we just don’t quite know how to handle it. I love genmaicha and I love strawberries. But this tea perplexes me. It’s good but its a bit too fake? It’s like having my treat and drinking my favorite cuppa all at the same time.

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46

This one excited me. Maybe I was overly excited and that’s why its not as good as I thought it would be. I honestly think it’s too sweet. I can barely taste any tea.. Think I also might have over steeped it because there is a slight bitterness in the sweetness.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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46

This reminds me of something at my grandmas house. Something that is not a sugar cookie. Or maybe its a store bought day old weird sugar cookie. Whatever the case… this doesn’t taste like a sugar cookie. It has a bit of vanilla and a cakeish flavor but… I’m just not diggin it…

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Banane Chocolat by Lupicia
278 tasting notes

After having a chocolate covered banana in Orange County, CA, I now have to try banana chocolate tea whenever i see it. This is a very smooth tea. Its lightly flavored, but you can still taste the essence of both flavors. The other versions of this tea have used rooibos and they are good but I’m liking the use of the black tea more. This is a sample in the Pass the stash ttb so I can’t quite get a good smell from this sample but i imagine it would smell good.

Preparation
1 tsp

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61

It’s good. but not quite as good as I was hoping. It’s very light in all aspects including chai. Though the caramel and vanilla are light they do have a nice supporting flavor.

Preparation
3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp

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drank Raspberry Macaron by Fauchon
278 tasting notes

Pass the stash ttb. Was excited when I first saw this one. But as soon as it started steeping, it smelled like rose petals and I know it wouldn’t it tastes like it sounds. I don’t mind rose teas but this doesn’t taste of raspberry or macaroons too me…

Marzipan

Did you go pretty low temp? It’s finicky.

Skysamurai

Yea. I tend to not like steeping my tea in water that’s too hot regardless but all I could taste was rose.

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drank Blueberry Merlot by Tea Forte
278 tasting notes

Blueberry is tricky. Easy in pie tough in tea. I feel like most of the time it’s not strong enough compared with the other ingredients. The first flavor to hit my tongue is blueberry but it immediately gets sucker punched by sage and then kicked in the groin by the hibiscus to make it be just a henchmen. Never had sage in a tea before. It’s interesting but to me it just doesn’t quite fit. This also doesn’t remind me of merlot but of some type of fruity side dish.

Preparation
1 tsp

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drank Coconut Custard by Teas Etc
278 tasting notes

Coconut Custard. Well… its kinda like that I guess. The rooibos isn’t quite as strong as I thought it was going to be. It’s smooth but for some reason I can’t quite pick up on the coconut. I know its there but its subtle.

Preparation
8 min or more 1 tsp

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80

Pass the stash ttb. What a delightful tea! It smells wonderful and the flavors balance so nicely. This one is better hot.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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drank Sencha "Matsuri" by Lupicia
278 tasting notes

From the Pass the Stash TTB

I’m a lil obsessed with Lupicia right now after visiting their store in San Francisco. Which was awesome. Such a lovely store. So one I spotted this one I knew it was the first one I wanted to try. And it doesn’t disappoint. Green tea can be very hard to get right but I must have steeped this for the perfect amount of time because the grassy notes are gorgeous on my tongue. That sounds weird… It was good hot but I’m also enjoying it slughtly chilled at the moment.

Preparation
145 °F / 62 °C 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp
TeaBrat

I love that store too :)

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Tea. Like coffee and many other things, is basically just flavored water. But don’t you tell any tea or coffee drinkers that.

I’m willing to try out any type of tea, except of course the ones they suggest nursing mothers to not drink. (Like ginseng tea… and I love ginseng sadface)

The cute little baby in the picture is my daughter, Athena. She loves to stick out her tongue.

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