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290 Tasting Notes

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I received this a long time ago from someone, who I am pretty sure I still owe tea till.
I had it store in less than optimal conditions.
I wasn’t getting much caramel, or much sweetness to this, however it was AMAZING. So good, possibly the best oolong to date. I can only imagine how good it would be if it was fresh.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
BrewTEAlly Sweet

Sounds so good! U have the caramel oolong from della.terra want to try this!

Tea Sipper

ah! I have ONE teaspoon of this I haven’t tried yet! Must soon!

CHAroma

Hey, long time no see! Welcome back!

tattooed_tea

Thanks CHAroma, life has been insane & I needed to get some things on track. Hopefully I’ll be able to get back to being a good stepsterite!

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drank Coconut Grove by DAVIDsTEA
290 tasting notes

Received this quite some time ago with an order. Made a small mug because, those little sample pack don’t have enough for a regular me size mug.
First off, I love coconut flavoured anything. Although haven’t had much luck with them, except for one I received during the 12 days swap last Christmas.
This is gross, it tasted like sun bathing lotion. BARF! Although I love the smell of that stuff, it’s not something I wanted to taste!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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55

Sipdown-

finished this one off as an iced tea on Saturday. It was good, but not something I feel the need to restock.
Pretty sure I had this hot as well, but I don’t see a note on it. oops.
It’s definitely citrusy & a bit creamy.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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Ok, so I bought this & a bagel to kill time while I was waiting for a store to open this morning. Bought myself a new bathing suit, for my birthday pool party! woooooooo

I got a large, 2 bags in. I let it steep for a couple of minutes. All I got was artificial blueberry taste. UGH ok Tim Horton’s, you are a Canadian company, you should know good blueberry. BLECH!
I ended up tossing the cup.

The water temp scale cannot go high enough for how hot this stupid crap was!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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I stopped by the store today, looking to try something iced.
Let me tell you I smelt a lot of nasty smelling teas. YUCK! This one was off putting in scent. But I tried it anyways because I love cranberry & I love Singapore slings.

This is freakin nasty! So much cough medicine taste!

Preparation
Iced

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drank Chocolate Cake by Tealux
290 tasting notes

Received this from Dexter in our swap.

It definitely smells like chocolate. However taste wise I find it very lacking, I’m not getting chocolate or cake, not even rooibos. It’s just really boring, I didn’t even finish the mug.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 45 sec

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92

Not sure why this isn’t logged because I have definitely had it before.
I way over steeped this.
Surprisingly given the long steep this tea holds up really well, no astringency or bitterness.
This may be better than I remember it to be the first time. Last time I drank it out of a clear mug & it looked very unappealing because it steeps up very murky. Today I drank it from my travel mug so I thankfully couldn’t see it.
Looks aside this was quite good, I found it tasted like a chocolate chai, maybe the best chocolate chai I’ve had. It was a really nice tea to sip all day, a lot of teas get bitter over time or change flavour, this one stayed really delicious all the way through.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 15 sec

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I bought this when I had my first cold in over a year, but by the time I got this tea it was over.
So right now I’ve got some type of cold/allergies going on, my throat is super scratchy & a bit sore & I’m so congested its ridonculous!

So I brewed this up, it definitely helped while I was drinking it and for a bit after. It’s really not pleasant tasting, but I never expect anything for illness to taste good.
It tastes like a slightly sweet spaghetti sauce, quite strange.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 45 sec

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This note is from a long time ago.

This tastes foul, down right like I am eating leaves. YUCK!
I did use it to treat my cramps & as an effective cramp suppressant this gets 100! As a tasty, I want to drink you all the time, a big fat 0.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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67

Alright so I got the re-blend of this last week. & right from smelling the packet this morning, there was something off. It had an almost fruity scent to the dry leaves.

Much the same once steeped, it’s almost fruity & only slightly pancakeish. I did add a touch of maple syrup, which maybe is what really threw the cup off for me. But it was not the yumminess I remember

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
tattooed_tea

ahhh yes I remember reading this. Going to try it with this one & my S’mores.

CHAroma

Maybe it’s also from being around all those fruity 52teas? I try to store all my buttery teas together, maple teas together, etc. That way if there is cross-contamination, hopefully it will just make it yummier. ;)

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