464 Tasting Notes

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Should have realized this was an oolong that brewed closer to black tea qualities when I looked at the leaves. Not a big deal I’m just not as big of a fan of black as I am green. BUT! This is good! Definitely taste the cacao and caramel. The honeysuckle …hmm kinda, maybe?

My daughter seems to like it too.

Preparation
1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp

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84

My first two tries with this tea were failures. My problem? I didn’t rinse the leaves. Its amazing how much of a difference that makes!

1st steep. Vegetal flavors. Nothing milky. Kinda more of a green then an oolong. Also some hay and grass notes.

2nd steep. Getting smoother. Still more vegetal though.

3rd steep. Bam! Nice and silky. Milk qualities and flavors coming out. If it wasn’t 10pm I would keep going but I want to sleep tonight.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp
TheLastDodo

#teamrinse!

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Red Leaf how do you make it smell so good?! The color of the matcha tells me its a bit of a lower grade. Going to do my usual where I’ll mix the matcha with some hot water while the almond milk is warming. Then froth the almond milk while it mixes into the matcha. And i think i broke my frother. Arg. Anyway.

First sip all foam. Not my best foam. I want to really like this but thus far it’s just meh. It tastes a bit too artificial. Not bad just not what I thought. Might taste amazing in a drink or smoothie though.

Red Leaf Tea

Please note that color of flavored matcha teas changes when mixed with natural flavor. There seems to be a reaction of some sort that affects the color of the final product to more yellow-green. At this point it can only be changed if we start using artificial flavor, which will not happen anytime soon.

Skysamurai

AH ha! That is good to know! And thank you for not using artificial flavor. That is why I love buying your matcha! Don’t worry even if I dont like a flavor I will still remain a fan =]

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84

Not a Fan TTB. I am very much a fan of this tea. Some really great vegetal and grass notes. I’d really like to do a cold steep and see how it turns out. It’s more of a green then an oolong I think. It has more of a green flavor then an oolong flavor but it definitely has some of those smooth oolong qualities.

Flavors: Grass, Vegetal

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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Not a fan TTb. You really have to be a fan of smoky teas in order to enjoy this one. And I am not a fan so I can only say that all I taste is smoke. Actually I feel like I am sipping on a campfire. It tastes exactly like the smoke that follows you around a campfire and makes your eyes water and throat burn. I can’t finish this…. Campfires do not belong in my mouth…

treadlightly

Ok, I wanted to try this from the box but now that I’ve read this, no.

Skysamurai

Not a Lapsang Souchong fan either? hehe yea I definitely think out of all teaas this one is definitely a required taste and then some.

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drank Rhubarb Green by Adagio Teas
464 tasting notes

Ok last tea for the night. Not a fan TTB. This one is either stale or … I dont know… I feel like I’m just drinking hot water. Hot water with a lil flavor. Its not even getting that bitter and its been at least 3 mins. Rhubarb in tea doesn’t usually bring out rhubarb flavor.

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drank Chocolate by Adagio Teas
464 tasting notes

Not a Fan TTB. It’s been a hard day for me. I need a bit of a pick me up. And those fruit snacks did nicely. Not quite sure of what to think about this tea though. It has chocolate flavor to it; and the smell is actually quite good. But it’s somewhat artificial. The flavor that is.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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67

Not a fan TTB. On a layover and its raining outside. So I’m just going to drink tea and watch anime.

Vegetal notes mainly but also grass and some marine notes. I feel like there isn’t much to say about this one.

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drank Not So Vanilla by Tippy's Tea
464 tasting notes

Not a fan TTB. This doesn’t pair well with mac and cheese. Really a unique vanilla tea. for some reason I keep thinking of bourbon. Something about the woodiness of the base. The vanilla flavor doesn’t really hit until the after taste.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp
TippysTea

I love this review! That’s too bad that it did not work well with the mac and cheese and you did not enjoy this tea as much.

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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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