294 Tasting Notes

57

I received this as a prize at the tea party I went to last weekend, basically as a thank you because I spent the most money.

It smells very strongly of rooibos, but I am also getting a strong salted caramel smell.
I find the rooibos comes out at the forefront, which really isn’t my thing. and then you get the salted caramel taste.

not what I was expecting, but decent.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
Sil

haha these guys were at the toronto tea festival. Now i know where i’d thought i’d heard of them.

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86

I have received so many swap packages in the past week or so, that I can’t remember who this is from.

As we all know Della Terra has quickly become one of my favourite tea companies, if not my favourite. And this tea is no exception.

Chocolate teas can be hit or miss, but this is yummy. It’s better hot than after it cools, you really get the strawberry flavour when it’s hot. Very sweet & juicy & the nice touch of milk chocolate.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Jackie T

I sent you that one, I’m glad you like it :)

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I received this from fiddling

I have determine Teavana can’t do chai or cinnamon. BLECH! It always tastes like liquified cinnamon heart. I love those, but not in liquid form. This one is however less offensive than the others.
Glad I didn’t waste money on this, especially since there is hardly any oolong in it. I looked at it as I was scooping it out of the pack & thought to myself “wasn’t this suppose to be an oolong?”

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Fiddling

I like chai and oolong, but for some reason I’m not really a fan of this tea. Something about it just tastes off… maybe it’s the ginger. I feel obligated to not let it go to waste since I received it as a gift, but I’m glad I saved you from buying something you don’t like.

Alphakitty

This was way way too cinnamony for me too, blurgh

tattooed_tea

See I LOVE cinnamon, but not when it tastes like liquified candy.

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drank Weeping Angel Tea by 52teas
294 tasting notes

I received this from alphakitty

I dunno what happened but I am getting mainly some astringency with the faintest hint of caramel goodness. Had to toss it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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81

I think this is tea #9 of my iceday sipdown (I want another one tomorrow)

I don’t know what happened but all I got was bitterness, never experienced that with a rooibos before. must be what I ate before it.
it smells so yummy though, creamy delicious goodness

ETA: brewed up what was left & it was much better, slightly creamy, a touch of spice. Really I wish it was as creamy as it smelt. But over all very good.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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97

Tea #8 of iceday sipdown

Got this one from Jackie.

The dry notes are fruity, but not bananaey, a slightly chocolaty.
Steeped it smells banana like but also metal like. Which I often get from herbals.
This is delicious, very banana, slightly sweet, a touch of chocolate. So flippen good. It tastes like a milkshake.

I hope this wasn’t seasonal or anything… I haven’t seen it in my store.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Jackie T

They didn’t have it out at my store, they still don’t, I asked them for it and they pulled it from the back, your store might be hiding it too

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93

Tea #7 of iceday sipdown

I’m not sure who I got this one from.
Whoa does it smell Spicey.
Oops waaaaayyyy over steeped this, like 25-30 mins, trying to clean my daughters’ room & completely forgot about it.
It ended up being very tart & very spicey, like overkill in both aspects. Yikes.
This is a tea that could use less leaves than I usually use & a proper steep time.

I have enough left to try this again, so once I do, ill give it a numerical rating then.

ETA: Got to resteep this & decided to make a whole pot to use it up. Way better this time! Definitely a tea where you can use far less leaves. This time nicely spicy and a bit tart with a nice berry flavour.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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35

Tea #6 of iceday sipdown

I think I got this one from Jackie

This tea is weird. I get the chocolate scent in the dry notes, but once its steeped it tastes floral like. Definetly no chocolate & no cream.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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86

tea #5 of iceday sipdown

I received this one from alphakitty, hmmm yea pretty sure that’s who this one was from.

this smells mostly vanilla like with a hint of mint.
it tastes the opposite mostly mint (although lightly) with a hint of vanilla.
this is a very light puerh, it would be great after a meal, most likely lunch, cause if I drank it after supper I’d be wired all night.
I really like this one, light & delicious. definitely want to add this to my cupboard.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
Alphakitty

yup, this one was from me! Glad you like it

tea-sipper

I wish I could add MOST of Zentealife.com’s teas to my cupboard!

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drank Sakurambo by Lupicia
294 tasting notes

tea #3 of iceday sip down

also received this one from kasumi
I forgot to smell the dry leaves, but as soon as the hot water hit this I could smell pine needles. really? in a Chinese/ Japanese tea? oh but yes, the smell & taste reminds me of camping, I can smell it sitting here next to me.
it tastes like choke cherries, so delicious, tart & dry. yum! as this cools in tastes just like wintergreen leaves I would pick from the forest floor, yet sweet & tart. this is Devine!

I think this is my first Lupicia tea. I must get more, but I think the green would be even better. although this is quite the light flavored black.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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