290 Tasting Notes

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drank Almond Biscotti by Teaopia
290 tasting notes

it’s been over 6 months since I had this tea. I don’t normally write more than one note about the same tea, however my opinion of this one has changed.

This was almondy, slightly chocolatey a little bit bakey. This was quite good and either my tastes have changed or this tea having sat for 6 months has improved the taste.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Toffee Dream by Steeped Tea
290 tasting notes

I got this one off of a friend who hosted a Steeped Tea party, it’s one I didn’t order. & one I regret :(

This is really good, creamy, toffee, caramel. So delicious, with the nice refreshing white base. Totally in love with this one. YUM!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
BoxerMama

I just heard about this company and I was wondering what they were like. I’m already addicted to pampered chef and tupperware. . . What’s one more?! lol

tattooed_tea

Exactly. I want to become a consultant, just need the extra funds to buy my kit.

BoxerMama

My husband’s cousin sells pampered chef and does amazingly well! Plus they have crazy incentives. She goes on elaborate trips every year for free. I’m not a people person, so I would suck. lol NOW, if they had a company like that for dog supplies. . .

Nicole

I wish they had this for the US!

Sil

Tatooed…I have a toffee dream from another company I can share with you..add it to our swap list if you want to try it out lol

tattooed_tea

Haha sounds good Sil.

Boxermama, I use to sell for passion parties, my upline does so well she was able to leave her actual job & only do the parties. It’s crazy.

BoxerMama

Yeah, same with the lady I know! in a matter of 3 years she’s making twice what she used to working a 9-5 and she only does two shows per week. She just recruited a whole bunch and moved up quick!

bethssteepedtea

I’m a steeped tea consultant, it costs about $160 for a kit. And they are in the USA now.

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drank Gooey Butter Cake by 52teas
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Received this one from kittylovestea.

I’m not exactly sure what gooey butter cake is suppose to taste like. But it sounds & looks good.

I’m only getting a nice lemon taste from this with a nice black base. No butter, no cakey goodness. I do have more to give it another go. But right now just a plain old tea that you would turn into iced tea.

ETA: I had this again yesterday. I went & oversteeped it… ok next weekend I am investing in a real tea timer!!
So I was still getting only lemon & some astringency because of the over steep. Once it cooled I did get some of that delicious bakey flavour. I do have enough for one more cup, so I will try it again!

ETA 2: Finished this off this morning, some strange smell coming from the pouch. No astringency this time, but not much flavour. Still lemoney, maybe a hint of cake this time around. Definitely DID NOT over steep this time, no astringency to be found.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
BoxerMama

3 minutes is perfect for 52teas. I murdered a tonne of their caramel cheesecake serving before figuring it out.

tattooed_tea

I’ve started doing all my blacks at 3 minutes, but without a time I have been butchering SO many teas :(

Kittenna

I actually even go for 2.5 mins with 52teas blacks. That’s usually the sweet spot for me.

And yeah, nearly all blacks I steep for 2.5-3 minutes now. Except DavidsTea and Della Terra, which are much better with 4 minutes.

Sil

52 teas is 2-2.5 for me on their blacks. 3 and it’s too atringent

Cavocorax

When I started I steeped everything for 5 min because I figured I’d get the most flavor, then I’d be upset about bitterness. Now I have a tea timer app on my phone, and I add my own so I can remember to steep 52 teas less than DavidsTea etc. Hearing what others do is also useful.

tattooed_tea

Cavocorax, I was the same. All blacks got 5. Greens & whites 3 & herbal/fruit/rooibos about 10.
Some teas I really need to check other people’s notes for steeping times.

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oh my bloody he’ll. Steepster at my note.

anywho, I’ve had this forever and am now trying it in hopes of cleaning up my stash.
I don’t hate this like everyone else, I don’t love it, but quite enjoy it. it reminds me of those pop bottle gummies.

I put the rest in the fridge to try it cold.
as my cup cooled to room temp, it wasn’t quite as good as it is hot.
Also there is a kind of strange taste at the end of the sip. maybe the stevia?

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec
jessiwrites

I had the strange aftertaste thing with Blueberry Jam, and also blamed it on the stevia. I think perhaps I am not a stevia fan.

Indigobloom

sorry you lost your note! that happened to me the other day :s

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87
drank Sakura Allure by Teavana
290 tasting notes

Received this one from babble

This has a slight medicinal smell.
This brewed up a dark red, it’s got a nice cherry flavour, with just to say a bit of a medicinal taste. I’m getting the green tea base at the end.

I’m also getting a slight tobacco aftertaste?

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec
teataku

Try it iced. Doing that knocked up the rating a LOT for me. It’s not too special as a hot tea, but iced, it’s delectable. :) Kind of sad that you have to do that to it, but there it is.

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Another I received from Artp

I looove looove looove blueberries & anything acai flavour has tasted like blueberries.
I guess I over steeped this because it was a bit bitter, it did have a nice light blueberry flavour & I was getting some white tea flavour. I’ll have to try this again & steep it properly.

Alphakitty

The hibiscus & rosehips can definitely make this one a bit bitter, which is a shame because the blueberry really is nice here

Artp

I didn’t find it to be bitter in the 1-2 cups I tried, but I’m overcautious with lighter teas, so I may have understeeped.

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drank Main Squeeze by DAVIDsTEA
290 tasting notes

I’m not generally a fan of mate, when I requested this in a swap from Artp I didnt realize it was a mate. but this morning I need my boost of energy, I’ve got a photoshoot this afternoon which I am so nervous about.

the dry leaves smells so fruity & juicy, something I would enjoy in smoothie form. as it steeps you can smell the mate, but as it sits beside me it smells like a cup of orange juice.

taste wise I mostly get the earthy mate, followed by some delicious juicy fruits.
however that mate comes out too much in the front for me.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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drank Prairie Berry by DAVIDsTEA
290 tasting notes

Vanilla Beans sent me 4 generous samples of some DT blends 3 I’ve never owned/had only once & one I love. I’m determined to drink/at least try any new teas I get.

So I had this one today.
Well it’s lightly berry like, but just generic berry. I am definetly not getting any maple syrup.

Overall just not liking this one. I’ll finish my mug but that’s it. It’s rather bland.

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

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drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
290 tasting notes

Received this in a swap from Vanilla Beans
I’ve been wanting to try this for a while, alas I have no nearby store. But when I get to one, watch the f out!!!

I didn’t realize this was a white blend (or rather I forgot) until I read the reviwes. I used boiling water & it steeped much longer than I usually would. I was in a rush to get to work & it steeped all the way there.

Anyways… babbling
This is super yummy. Chocolate but not overly so, I’m thinking the other flavour I am getting is the coconut, but I’m not sure. Eitherway everything works really well together. I loved how the chamomile flowers perked back up after steeping. Very pretty.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Cavocorax

I’m surprised but the directions from DavidsTea tea basically tell you to steep it like a black tea.

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another sample from my online order.

Given that pomegranate & blueberry are 2 of my fav fruits and I love white tea, one would think I would love this one. alas I do not love it.

This tastes generically fruity, but artificially so. I do get some earthy vegetal, hay like quality from the white base. but overall nothing I would have again.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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