507 Tasting Notes

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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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drank Banane Chocolat by Lupicia
507 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
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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
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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
507 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
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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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drank Napa Blanc by Lupicia
507 tasting notes

May have over steeped my first cup a bit. It’s sweet with a bitter kick. But not too bitter to drink. It’s quite sweet. Not really sure that it needs the sugar. Maybe I’ll take out the sugar and try it again later in the day. I love a good sweet white wine but I don’t know that I can really taste…hmm well maybe… I had a taste of wine grapes there for a moment.

Preparation
3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp

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Where to being… well, I’ve been drinking jasmine tea for a long time. It still remains a favorite of mine but I’ve now added any more.

Green teas are my favorite. I like black tea but generally prefer it flavored. I’m finding a new love for oolong. Especially the type that leans more toward green. Whites are nice. Rooibos can be a hit or miss, but honeybush is better. (Golden Honeydew by Lupicia is the best). I don’t mind herbals but it really depends on the ingredients.

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