106 Tasting Notes

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drank White Tropics by Adagio Teas
106 tasting notes

So I drank some loose leaf yesterday (backlogging again) just because I hadn’t in a while, and this was one from Azzrian I hadn’t tried.

This was…okay, I guess. It wasn’t what I was expecting.

Smell: The coconut is definitely there. No Pineapple, and the coconut almost smells burnt and a little weird. But I like coconut, so I figured I’d try it.

Taste: The coconut is there, but it isn’t a strong, sweet taste like I was expecting, and the pineapple was kind of in the mix but to me it mixed wrong. So it was a weird sweet/burnt/kind of tasteless at times tea.

I finished it, but it wasn’t that great.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Earl Grey by Bentley's
106 tasting notes

Did a latte with this one, too, and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

The Earl Grey flavor is smooth and rich, and the milk gives it such a wonderful creamy taste. I added a bit of honey, but I can’t exactly taste that, now that I think of it. All yummy, and a short note. :-)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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100
drank Masala Chai by Wissotzky Tea
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Backlog from yesterday.

I HAVE BEEN AWAY TOO LONG! I’m sorry, Steepster peeps! It’s funny though, I’ve gained a few followers in my absence. So I guess there’s a plus.

Updates on me: Graduated, which I already put in my last tasting note, but it can’t hurt to repeat it. And now I’m prepping for college and moving into a dorm August 23rd. Still drinking all my bagged teas, so my notes may repeat for a while, but as I go back and re-taste I love or hate those teas more. So far, no hating though. :3

This time around, with this tea I made it in a pot on the stove and actually steamed vanilla soy-milk in the tea after it had steeped well enough, so I was able to fully mix the milk in, and it was—AMAZING. My friend made something like this a while back, which she called a Chai Latte, despite it not being that frothy, but instead of using an actual Chai tea bag, she used regular black tea, and then mixed in the spices. Either way, I guess you could call this a latte, but it’s missing whip cream and a bit more frothiness!

Either way, it was amazingly yummy, and I have finally found a way to properly mix Chai and milk to get the perfect taste.

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

HAPPY GRADUATION!!!

Ninavampi

Congrats!!! :)

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96
drank Cucumber Mint by Tea Forte
106 tasting notes

Wow. I am actually lucky to say that I seem to find all the GREAT mint teas, even though I am NOT a big fan of mint. But all the mint teas I have tried are wonderful!

Smell: Minty-cucumbery. And the cucumber is calming and not icky.

Taste: A smooth, mellow mint, kind of in mouthfeel (that cold feeling, you know?) but also mid-swallow and after taste. The first taste/hint is the cucumber, but again, it’s just this subtle taste and it isn’t, well, “vetegable-y.” Not a word, but best thing I had for the moment. So yes, I am very pleasantly surprised on this one. I really do like it. :-)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

This is such a nice refreshing summer tea! :)

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I am re-visiting this one, because I was walking downstairs to make tea, hadn’t decided on what, and the smells in the air were mixing, somehow, someway, to remind me of Earl Grey. And I immediately was like, “I have to have Earl Grey!”

However, this Earl Grey has a twist to it, this time! For my 18th birthday party in April, I had a nice sized tea party, and we went all out. We also had coffee there, for my coffee loving friends (and me, since I can do coffee every once in a while) and my mother bought a lot of coffee creamers, all with a certain flavor. Well, I have been using some in my regular black teas, and they are all great.

But we have some mini Almond Joy creamers, and I put some in this Earl Grey, and OH MY GOOD GRACIOUS IT IS AMAZING!! Of course, you have to like slight almond, and lots of coconut. Best part is, even though the coconut is very strong in this cup (I’m using a teacup, so small oz size, anyway) you can still taste the Earl Grey. It’s a very sweet, smooth mix and I am really happy with it! :-)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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92
drank Green Ginger by Tazo
106 tasting notes

I re-visited this one yesterday, and liked it, though I overdid the sugar/honey factor.

With about one spoonful of sugar, a drop of honey, and 2 minutes steep time, this gives a nice, gingery taste with a pear kick, mainly in the aftertaste. It’s very good, kind of light, definitely a tea best for a refresh. Milk actually goes well with it, and may help lessen the pear for those who think it is a bit too much. Just don’t over do the sugar! :-)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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This is a backlog from days/weeks ago. I have mainly been doing one of two things recently: Either drinking my bagged teas, all of which so far I have reviewed, or, unfortunately, drinking no tea at all. I just always forget, or don’t feel in the mood for tea, or any beverage. Or even food. I’m just lazy. :P

But I DID drink this tea! I am just winging it on the steeping time. I don’t remember what I put it as. Sorry.

Taste: Simple and quick. It was a bit too sweet/mapley for me, but I could drink it occasionally, and I’ll be able to finish what I have. Personally though, it was just…not my thing. My reviews are sucking now. Great. I need to drink more of my tea.

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

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97
drank Berry Earl Grey by Joy's Teaspoon
106 tasting notes

Thank you so much Naomi from Joy’s Teaspoon for sending these along! You have been wonderful!

Smell: Very berry. (Berry berry!) And I like that. I like that it is labeled and smells the way it is labeled, you know? I want to smell berries in my tea if that’s what flavor I’m supposed to get. I didn’t look over what type of berries, but I’m going to guess blueberries and blackberries.

Taste: Ooh, yummy! I could taste lots of berry flavor, definitely blackberry. But what I loved is that I could still taste the classic flavor of Earl Grey, but it was very smooth and subtle enough that it let the berries shine. I really loved this tea, and I want more!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

I think this sounds delicious!

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82
drank Wissotzky Classic by Wissotzky Tea
106 tasting notes

Backlog from yesterday evening. I got home from traveling, and was extremely tired, but as it was early evening and not yet bedtime, I didn’t want to sleep. So, I needed a nice and strong caffinated tea, and quick.

On to the note!

Taste: For some reason, regular black teas, or mixtures kind of like English Breakfast always remind me of honey for some reason. I guess it’s just the bold, slightly sweet taste of tea. This tea delivers a nice, rich taste, and gives a sweet aftertaste. All in all, it was a nice tea, not too plain but not too jazzy.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Maybe the malt translates as honey to you.

Violet

Good point!! It does have a grainy taste to me, too, sort of malty when I think about it. That’s weird though, that I’d get honey out of the mix. LOL But at least I have something to describe as far as the taste.

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97
drank Berry Earl Grey by Joy's Teaspoon
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