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76 Tasting Notes

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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100

I wasn’t quite sure how to brew this tea since I didn’t feel like pulling out a gaiwan. Using an infuser basket and ceramic pot worked pretty well just the same though. Boy is this stuff green! Definitely a lot more cloudy that regular genmaicha. It was sweet but the nutty taste I love was still there.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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88

This was an unusual find but I actually quite liked it. It was smooth and mellow with just a hint of a citrus aftertaste. My boyfriend even liked it and he sweetens everything he drinks :p

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec
LissaMarie

Just tried this the other day. I really enjoyed it and I usually don’t ‘love’ pu-erhs, but maybe I just haven’t tried the right pu-erhs.

Cofftea

LissaMarie, what kind have you tried? Cooked? Raw? Amber?

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44

Where is the coconut? Certainly not here. Really not crazy about this blend.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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100

Yum. I LOVED this tea. I am a big mint and vanilla person so it exactly my tastes. I was a bit scared of the licorice but the flavors are really well balanced.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I’m deathly afraid of the licorice…

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100
drank Genmai Cha by Tavalon Tea
76 tasting notes

I finished off the last of this stuff. It’s definately a staple for me. Sweet green tea with a rich nutty aftertaste. Gotta love “popcorn” tea :)

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

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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.

Location

Bayonne, NJ

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http://www.teaformeplease.com

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