295 Tasting Notes

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drank Chocolate Cake by Tealux
295 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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I received this in a swap

I originally started brewing this to make it iced, so I used 4 bags, then I discovered I had no ice…. boo

So I ended up with 4 bags steeped in about 8 oz of water, with an additional 8oz of water added to my travel mug.
You can tell it’s over leafed, but it’s still really tasty.
It’s light, creamy, citrusy & a touch of spice (very minimal).
Next time I’m sure 2 bags will suffice in my 16oz mug.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Fuzzy_Peachkin

hmmmm… I have a couple of these left over. I should cold-steep them! Thanks for the idea!

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drank Rooibos Tropica by Teavana
295 tasting notes

This is really kinda gross.

It’s so strongly rooibos & not really much of anything else. You do get a touch of fruits, but it’s more of an artificial, chemicaly fruit flavour.
Oh well I used what was in my tin to fill my pitcher with it. So I guess I’ll just toss it, unless my youngest drinks it, which at the time she said she liked.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Fjellrev

It amazes me how Teavana are even in business.

tattooed_tea

I like a fair bit of their stuff, but then there is stuff like this which is pure garbage.

KeenTeaThyme

This is good when you add it to something else. That’s how I used mine up! I added mine to my Vampire Lemonade blend, but solely to use it up. I didn’t want to waste the tea after I paid so much for it!

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100
drank Sakurambo by Lupicia
295 tasting notes

Thank tea fairy Sil! :)

I tried to savour this, this morning seeing as it was a sample, but it was so good it went down a little quicker than I expected.

You know how some teas are perfect, & not a thing about them should be changed? Yes? well this is that tea for me…. mmmm the cherry flavour, but it’s not regular cherry it’s choke cherry, which I used to pick with my dad, grandma, uncles & cousins when we would go ATVing in the bush.
And the added hint of the pine takes this over the edge & reminds me of my childhood. So perfect!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

yay! I’m glad you enjoyed it. If i try the loose leaf version (this) and don’t like it, i’ll send you the rest :)

tattooed_tea

Here’s to hoping you don’t like it lol…. sorry

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67

I received this in a swap.
I seem to be the only who isn’t loving this tea. To me I find it tastes like a genmaicha. Until I have something creamy, then when I take a sip of this it becomes, pure creamy, nutty goodness. Mmmm I wish it tasted like this all the way through, because it would be near perfection.

I definitely want to try this again.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 45 sec
Fiddling

Stacy sent me a sample of this one with one of my orders, and I wasn’t too crazy about it either. I do want to try it out again, though! I usually don’t add milk to my tea, but I remember thinking that this tea would benefit from it.

CHAroma

Yeah, I found this one rather bland after all the hype. But some people love it!

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drank S'mores Genmaicha by 52teas
295 tasting notes

blech!
I don’t know if I over leaved & over steeped, but this is awful!
It basically taste like burnt pieces of food. No chocolate, no marshmallow, no graham…. just burnt!

Fjellrev

Oh no, I’ve read many others saying the same thing!

Cavocorax

Try airing it out for a bit maybe? I think Frank said something about the new blends needing to sit a bit before the flavours meshed right. I think he posted in the discussion area, but I’m afraid I don’t remember the post!

CHAroma

Yeah, I remember seeing his post about this too and I think it was exclusive to the genmaicha blends (though I may be wrong about that). Airing it out should fix it.

tattooed_tea

I haven’t had the chance to air this one out yet. I have with a few other blends, but haven’t tried them again yet.

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