1121 Tasting Notes

Sample taken from GCTTB5
A bit artificial in my opinion. It also turned a bit bitter, but that was my fault. The timer went off (I always set a timer or else I forget about the tea), and I got distracted by the kids. So, I oversteeped—-maybe 5 minutes or so instead of the 3 minutes the website recommends. Oops, I have enough for one more cup, so I will try some other time.

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1000th tasting note! I probably should have chosen something a little more stellar, but c’est la vie!

The tin recommends a little less than boiling water which seems a little hot for white tea don’t ya think? Maybe next time, I will try 90 degrees and see what happens. I would also like to try cold brewing it.
This tea is getting really old though, so I better hurry up. I feel that it has lost some vanilla flavour. It is still a decent bagged white tea though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Daylon R Thomas

I almost tried that one when I was first getting into Steepster. I’ve always liked Zhena’s anyway, but vanilla looked like a good combo with white tea. I didn’t cause a few others caught my attention, but I still really wish that there was more vanilla white teas out there since they are so creamy. This is also why I really want to try Gold Rush.

tigress_al

Gold Rush is one of my favourites! You should certainly give it a try

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I took a sample of this out of the GCTTB5.
I really enjoy peach teas, but I found that the tangerine kind of took over in this cuppa. I didn’t really get any floral notes, but that’s alright. I think I would have preferred the peach alone rather than paired with the citrus. Oh well, I’m glad I got to try it. I have a teensy bit left, so I will try a cold brew sometime.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Browncoat Genmaicha by 52teas
1121 tasting notes

I took a sample of this out of the GCTTB5.
I have been eyeing 52teas Genmaicha for a long time, but never wanted to commit to a whole package because I was sure that I probably wouldn’t like it. I think I did try the marshmallow treat one way back in the day, but I don’t even remember now.
Well, this tea is just not for me. It just tastes like vegetal green tea and toasted rice…duh…lol. The chocolate was nonexistent for me, but maybe I didn’t get any in my teaspoon. Oh well, just not for me. Glad to have satisfied my curiosity though.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

this is pretty old to i think.

tigress_al

That could also have something to do with it

52Teas

Yeah, please don’t judge our Genmaicha by this particular variety. I like to think our genmaicha teas are better now.

tigress_al

52Teas ok, maybe I will give it another try in the future!

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drank Fake Mead by Liquid Proust Teas
1121 tasting notes

I had taken a sample of this out of the GCTTB5 to try later since I didn’t want to have the box for too long.
This was an ok tea for me. There was slight notes of malt and honey. I read through the other notes, and now I feel like there was a hint of beeswax as well like Lala and Sil mentioned. To be honest, I find that kind of weird. Oh well, I’m glad I got to try it. I guess I can’t like every tea!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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93

Sipdown today.
I finished this one off as a cold brew and it was so refreshing. Sweet lemon, with hints of that macaroon and pastry.

VariaTEA

I don’t think I have cold brewed this yet. I will have to try it out.

Fjellrev

It is freaking amazing cold brewed.

tigress_al

Let us know what you think of the cold brew!

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drank Lattakoojan Assam by Butiki Teas
1121 tasting notes

Sipdown. This wasn’t the most stellar Assam out there, but I did enjoy it while I had it.

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drank English Toffee by DAVIDsTEA
1121 tasting notes

Just ok. The toffee is fairly good but the chocolate is…not in this cup. I might have overstepped at 5 minutes. Next time I will try 4.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C
Evol Ving Ness

I had this as a latte in store the other day and it was fab. Bought a wee bit to take home. I’ll let you know how that goes.

tigress_al

Yes, let me know what parameters you use!

Indigobloom

I’ve had some version of this tea type so many times. They all started to taste more or less the same to me.

Indigobloom

(David’s had a few that were similar, but I can’t recall where else I’ve had toffee/puer combo)

tigress_al

A pretty common combination I guess

Indigobloom

Sadly yes! probably a metropolitan blend to boot haha

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I didn’t pay close enough attention while drinking this tea last night, but from what I remember, I really enjoyed this rooibos. I also drank this while eating a macaroon, so that could have affected the taste. It was sweet and the strawberry was certainly in the forefront. Sorry, better notes next time.

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100

This a such a silky smooth tea. It makes a nice afternoon treat

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I am a nurse. I have numerous hobbies: reading, crocheting, crafting, card making, scrapbooking, photography, shopping, and of course drinking TEA!

I started drinking loose leaf tea in Dec. 2010 when I went into a DavidsTea for the first time and have been hooked ever since! My favourite is probably white tea, but I also love black and oolong. I also like a nice relaxing rooibos or herbal in the evening. On Sundays, I like to treat myself and make a tea latte.

My favourite flavours are nutty, vanilla, chocolate, jasmine, tropical, fruity, earl grey.
My dislikes are lavender, rose, hibiscus, banana, and straight green or overly vegetal teas.

I am admittedly fairly generous in my rating scale. Most of my teas I rate at 90 and above, and would re-stock these teas.
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