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38 Tasting Notes

94

Wow. WOW. Definitely my favorite straight black tea. The flavor is strong, malty, and very unique. The smell is kind of smoky, but the taste isn’t. Filling too. I will definitely be buying more than this!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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86

Drank this a few days ago and forgot to log it. I much prefer this to the Lover’s Leap. The leaves are bigger and the taste is more complex. It’s naturally sweet and delicious with milk.

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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87

This tea is basically the liquid version of York Peppermint patties. At first sip, the mint does tend to overpower the chocolate, but the very chocolatey aftertaste makes up for that.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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I think I put a little too much honey in this; I could barely taste the tea itself. I’ll have to try it again.

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195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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85

Had some to keep me awake while finishing a term paper (procrastination is never worth it, kiddies). The flavor was simple and straightforward, not too bitter, malty, or sweet. Just a simple, no-nonsense black tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Peppermint by Teavana
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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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94

I wanted some tea before bed, but didn’t feel like using my Teavana Perfect Tea Maker (which is a pain to clean) or even a filter bag, so I pulled this out. As always, the quality was excellent for a bagged tea and the taste was delicately sweet.

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180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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38

Really malty for a white tea. Just not for me.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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53

I think I may have oversteeped it; it had too much bite and I could barely taste the peach and ginger. Fortunately, it was drinkable after I added milk. Maybe I’ll try it again and steep it for three or four minutes.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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91

Another one from my cousin. A pleasant surprise! I’ve tried English Breakfast tea before and found it quite bitter and hard to drink. Granted, the tea I tried was cheap, bagged, and probably stale. This one was very strong and rich, but not in an off-putting way at all. Just wonderful with milk and honey. A good staple.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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“It’s always four o’clock somewhere in the world, so it’s always teatime.” -Emilie Autumn

I grew up with bagged tea. While neither of my parents were tea enthusiasts, we usually had at least some Constant Comment, Wild Berry Zinger, or Snapple in the house. I liked tea and would drink it if it was offered to me, but I was hardly a connoisseur. Up until recently, I honestly didn’t know the difference between black, green, and herbal tea, and had never even heard of white tea or rooibos.

After my boyfriend first took me to Teavana in January 2010, thereby introducing me to the wonderful world of loose tea, I fell in love instantly. Ever since then I’ve been buying loose tea obsessively and trying to introduce my family to it. I’m just starting to get into “real” tea, so I have a lot to learn and a lot to try.

I use the Teavana Perfect Tea Maker to steep my tea and almost always add a teaspoon of honey. I also add milk to most straight black teas. I am currently in need/want of a better water heater, teapot, and a big pitcher to make iced tea.

Current Favorites:

Straight Black Tea- Nilgiri Frost from Elmwood Inn
Flavored Black Tea- Indian Chai from Elmwood Inn
Straight Green Tea- I have yet to find one I like. They’re either too weak or too bitter.
Flavored Green Tea- Cherry Rose Green from Elmwood Inn
Straight White Tea- I have yet to find one I like. Too tasteless.
Flavored White Tea- Organic Peach from Rishi
Oolong- I haven’t tried many, but the few I’ve tried were pretty disgusting.
Herbal- Peppermint by Teavana
Rooibos- Rooibos Sweet Amore by Teavana
Bagged- Constant Comment by Bigelow and White Mango Peach by Lipton
Bottled- Peach Snapple

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Warwick, Rhode Island

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