378 Tasting Notes

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
378 tasting notes

1:30 min steep. Floral flavor. Roses. Not much of a black base like I’m used to with straight black teas. As it cools down the normal woodsy flavor starts to appear. This is good with brownie brittle. The leaves have a very interesting aroma. Slightly dark chocolate, slightly woodsy almost oaky. The way the wet leaves look kinda creeps me out.

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If you are looking for a good caramel apple/apple pie tasting tea then you’ve found it. Hints of cinnamon, apples, and cream pair very well with the rooibos and honeybush. This is quite tasty. Gets better as it steeps longer.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Cream

Preparation
8 min or more

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72
drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
378 tasting notes

Surprisingly I am enjoying this quite a bit more then I thought I would. Yes …yes it is a bit hibiscusy but if you can get over that it has a great nutty flavor to it. Though I don’t think the name Sleigh ride quite suits it. Figgy nutty pudding …or something like that. Also, it is much better when it’s a bit colder.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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So I have to be honest… I needed to get to a certain monetary amount in order to get the Timolino and this tea that came along with the ornament set helped me get there.

It has a smooth, flavorful texture. Surprisingly the peppermint isn’t as strong as I thought it would be. It’s more of an after taste that leaves you with a bit of a clean feeling. The tea base seems like it would be a bit woodsy. But with the added ingredients it’s creamy. If Santa drank tea this is probably what he would drink.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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drank Eggnog by DAVIDsTEA
378 tasting notes

Not gonna lie the ingredients kinda scare me. Egg is an odd one for tea. Despite all the craziness with the ingredients it’s not bad. I steeped it until the white chocolate chips disappeared. There is alot of… something floating in there. Kinda chemically looking. This is much better with some almond milk added. But that chemical look still floats on top.

albertocanfly

Blech! I was not a fan of this one, either…

Skysamurai

Rooibos is usually the main and only thing you can taste but I couldn’t even taste it!

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Got this one for Christmas. Not impressed. I’ll admit I oversteeped it a bit but even so the Ceylon jumps out way too much and I don’t even taste any cranberry…. I’ll try this again at some point to double check but…. I really doubt it will improve even at a lower steep time.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
378 tasting notes

Clear amber color. Woodsy. Earthy. Some malt. I thought I tasted a slight peach flavor on the first sip but now it’s gone. Kinda heavy. This would be good for people looking to switch from coffee to tea. I’m not really a fan of plain black teas.

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Definitely an oolong. I wasn’t sure at first because the package doesn’t say so but based on the leaf and the taste… yea it’s an oolong. What an amazing oolong! Hints of coconut. A slight sweet flavor I can’t quite define. Grassy, earthy goodness! Second steep with same leaves. Each time I smell and then sip I think of a green house. Different floral scents and flavors

Ost

Love this one!!

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Accidentally opened package B first. The smell of roses and graham crackers hit my nose as soon as I opened the sample. Bit of an odd combination. The flavor is somewat floral as well. As far as graham cracker goes though…. I’m not really tasting it. This is probably going to the bottom of my list.

Preparation
1 tsp
Cameron B.

Graham cracker flavor? Sounds interesting, to say the least. :)

Skysamurai

I know! I was actually hoping it would taste like it but i don’t think it really does. Hopefully sample a will be better.

Red Leaf Tea

I’m sorry I did not send the follow up email where to post the reviews. I will send it within a day.

Cameron B.

Thanks for the link, I just got my samples as well! :)

Skysamurai

Thanks i will do that!

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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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