435 Tasting Notes

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Lovely. There is something truly addicting about this tea. So smooth. Some say it has a mineral flavor and it does but I don’t like thinking about that because I feel like I focus more on that then the buttery flavor. Though the mineral flavor does really seem to come out the longer this one is steeped.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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drank Mahalo by Fava Tea Co.
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Aloha! When I drink this tea I think of the island of Oahu
Not my favorite island but good for first time visitors. The earthy black base is very well masked by the tropical flavirs. Kinda makes ne think this would be good with rum in it.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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drank Strawberry Oolong by TeaSource
435 tasting notes

Don’t smell the wet leaves unless you like the smell of cigarettes. Yuck. Luckily the dry leaves smell good. Maybe I’m imagining it but I thought it smelled like a strawberry rollup. Light amber color. Flavor of strawberry, some floral accents and not a whole lot of oolong flavor. This is a hard flavor to mix into tea. My first steep was hot at 3 mins. Second steep cold still not getting much oolong flavor.

Preparation
1 tsp

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drank Strawberry Oolong by TeaSource
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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
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Hmmm… I’m not a huge fan of salted desserts. Chocolate is ok caramel…. I don’t know. It has a caramel undertone. I sense just a bit of salt. Which is good. It would be so gross if you could definitely taste the salt. A bit of vanilla now too. The main black tea is earthy. Overall it’s a good tea just not my cuppa.

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Taking a quick break while doing my recurrent. Thought I had had enough tea already this morning but apparently not. I pulled this one out of my bag first and was surprised to find it not on steepster yet. I was thinking this one would be sweet or at least sweeter then it is. I’m really tempted just to eat the candy corn… I ended up just throwing it in the cup cause I knew it would sink to the bottom to flavor the tea more. It’s a woodsy tea. Slight marshmallow and caramel hints.

Preparation
1 tsp

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WOW! What a sweet smell! I’ve never smelled such a sweet smelling tea before! As soon as I stepped it it punched my nostrils. In a good way. This is quite good. Though it’s too hot so I gotta wait a bit more…

The flavor isn’t quite as in your face as the smell is. It’s kinda mellow. But still good. IT would probably be weird if the flavor was as strong as the smell.

Preparation
8 min or more 1 tsp

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drank Tamarind Pop by Butiki Teas
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With all the high ratings I had high hope but I’m honestly not that impressed. Perhaps it’s because my sample doesn’t contain enough tamarind. Regardless I’m getting mainly earthy / woodsy undertones calmed by a smooth caramel / vanilla flavor.

Trying this one again for a second time as I am sitting here doing my taxes. I feel that the earthy tones are coming out even more when it’s warm. I think it’s better around 2 mins of steep time. Both times I’ve gone past that I feel that the tea has too much of a twiggy …woodsy flavor. Which I don’t really like.

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drank Peach Tranquility by Teavana
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This is much better then I thought it was going to be. It’s a name and flavor that really match each other. I feel quite at ease while drinking this. The longer it steeps the sweeter it gets, which I don’t really think makes it any better. It seems to be best around the 5 min mark.

Preparation
1 tsp

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drank Sour Apple by Adagio Teas
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What a great aroma! It’s so tangy! The flavor is also tangy but it required at least 10 minuets of steep time to get to this. At 5 mins it was way too light. The color was a light red. But now after 10 mins it’s much better. The color is a deep, rich red and the flavor is much better.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 8 min or more 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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