81 Tasting Notes

88

The neem gives this strong black tea a subtle sweetness. The flavor is hard to pinpoint but it reminds me of chocolate. From a distance it smells slightly fruity or cake-like. It has a cooling aftertaste too. I’m glad I went with a short infusion time, it seems like other people had some trouble with bitterness.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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88

Uncharacteristically in the mood for a mellow tea today. This one was sweet, vegetal and roasty. Everything a dragonwell should be.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I bet that looked so pretty in your big, clear, Breville!:)

LissaMarie

Dragon well is one of my favorite mellow teas!

Nicole Martin

You bet it did :)

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76

I picked a tin of this up at the NY Coffee and Tea Festival. It has become my go-to tea for a morning pick me up. It’s sweet and just astringent enough. I don’t even need to add milk or sugar.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Morning pick me up that’s preprogramed? :)

Nicole Martin

But of course, hehe

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100

Wow…just wow. This is probably the best oolong I have ever had, and that says a lot because I’ve had A LOT of oolong. Short steeps in a gaiwan are best. I think I may need to treat myself to this one.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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88
drank Mint Oolong by Naivetea
81 tasting notes

Mint + Oolong = Happy Nicole

Creamy and refreshing, I think I’m in love :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
LauraR

I liked this one too….liked that creamy mint thing.

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Took me a couple of steeps to get this one right. It wasn’t outstanding but still tasted pretty good. I’m not such of a strawberry person anyway.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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76

Brewed this in a gaiwan. It’s amazing how much it really does smell and taste like sticky rice. The first steeping was a bit too astringent but all of the other ones (I think I must have done around 6 or so) were very nice.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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76

I really like this one. Just a hint of lavender. The second infusion had the best balance of flavors. A little too sweet after drinking six cups of it :p

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

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76

Jasmine Dream is a staple for me. It has a nice balance between the vegetal green and the jasmine. A lot of blends are overly sweet or floral but I like this one a lot.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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67

Definitely needed a light tea like this on such a hot day. It’s sweet and refreshing but not overwhelming. I always keep a tin of this on the tea shelf.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Did you make it in your new Breville?

Nicole Martin

It hasn’t gotten here yet but I’m sure I will once it is in hand :)

Cofftea

Oh, I thought you were able to take it home w/ you yesterday. Sad day!

Nicole Martin

Lol, Jason from Breville had some problems with his flight so he couldn’t bring it but it is probably just as well. Lugging that 12 blocks and then on the crowded bus home would have been quite a challenge.

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My name is Nicole. I’m a New Jersey Native with a passion for tea and teaware. I don’t claim to be an expert (by any stretch of the imagination) but I love learning and expanding my knowledge of tea.

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