1120 Tasting Notes

Thanks for the sample Evol Ving Ness
I am not really a fan of spicy things, but hey I like chocolate!
This was just ok for me, it was spicy enough, but the chocolate was too faint. The oolong and black base was a nice combination IMO.

I am happy to have tried it but not likely something I would order.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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74

Thanks for the sample Evol!

For some reason, nothing stood out in this tea for me. The pineapple was really subtle, and there was some sweetness that must have been the marshmallow, but it wasn’t particularly exciting for some reason. Just a little underwhelming I guess. It was still enjoyable, but not likely something I would purchase.

Oh well, I can’t love EVERY tea!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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90

I know I just reviewed this tea yesterday , but I saved the leaves from yesterday and brewed them up this morning. I wanted to resteep yesterday but I ended up out of the house most of the day.

I was surprised to taste this today and find that it was just as good as yesterday. That deserves an increase in rating!

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drank Banana Split by A Quarter to Tea
1120 tasting notes

Thanks Evol Ving Ness for the sample!

I really enjoy white tea, and this one was good. I didn’t find that banana was very prevalent which is ok with me because I am not a huge fan of hot banana. I found the most prominent notes to be custard, strawberry and caramel.
I am going to cold brew the leaves as well because I think these flavours will be good cold.

UPDATE: I cold brewed the leftover leaves and the flavouring was mostly absent and it just tastes like cold brewed white tea. I will likely cold brew the rest of the sample.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
gmathis

I don’t mind banana flavor, I just hate the slimy-fibery feel when I eat the fruit…so this sounds pretty tasty to me!

tigress_al

Lol, I love the fruit but I don’t like it hot!

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90

I got this in a fantastic package from Evol Ving Ness! Thank you so much!

Normally, Ceylon isn’t generally my favourite base but pair it with vanilla and it’s delicious! I detect slight cocoa and cherry notes in here too or maybe I am just crazy. The vanilla is smooth and tastes natural.

Capital Teas is now on my list to order from! Thanks Evol…;)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp
Evol Ving Ness

That was fast! Glad for the joyful beginning—yay!

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95
drank Caramel Apple by Butiki Teas
1120 tasting notes

Sipdown. I am slowly finishing up my Butiki teas.
I enjoyed this one. The flavours meld well together, it is a fairly common flavour combination. This tastes like more of a fall tea for me though.

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85

I like that this tea isn’t over the top sweet.
However, it does get astringent pretty quickly as it cools.

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

Maple seems to be a tricky one to get right.

tigress_al

Yep, most of the time it’s way too sweet IMO

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88

Sipdown. It’s a crappy morning here for weather, snow in April….yuck. Seriously winter, we are done with you :(.
I really enjoyed this tea, the pumpkin wasn’t as “in your face” as a lot of other pumpkin blends.

Lala

Definitely a tea morning here :P So gross out.

Teatotaler

Oh my! We had frost here in Virginia last night. Unusual for us this far into April. I can’t even wrap my mind around snowfall this time of year!

R.F. Hill

We’ve had rain, then snow, then rain, then snow….So lately it has been a large tumbler full of tea kind of time.

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95

Sipdown. I really enjoyed this flavour profile. It also held up well to resteeping

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95
drank Sweet Coconut Island by Zen Tea
1120 tasting notes

I needed another tea to cold brew without the dreaded hibiscus. I don’t mind hibiscus when it doesn’t overwhelm the tea, but it gets a little tiring when it is in EVERY fruit tea. Anyway, there’s none in this one so yay!
And really, I couldn’t pass up the 50% off sale they had in March. I have so much tea already, so what’s a little more right ;p. I picked up 100g of it because it was so cheap!

I cold Brewed this tea for about 20 hours. This tea is sweet coconut and pineapple. It tastes very tropical and almost like a pina colada, which is my favourite alcoholic drink. Yum

Mookit

Wow, that’s a long cold brew! Did it end up pretty strong in flavour?

Kristal

I totally agree on the hibiscus thing. I’m thinking in the summer I may go to a bulk store and buy dehydrated fruit pieces and make my own fruit blends without hibiscus. Also, I was looking around at a local tea shop and they sell individual herbs/ingredients including elderberries and orange peel, which may be fun to experiment with :)

tigress_al

Mookit— I usually cold brew my herbals for that long, I don’t find that they are super strong in flavour when brewed this way.
Kristal— keep me informed how your experiments work out! I was thinking of trying that too the other day!

Kristal

Will do! But it’ll prob be a couple months til I get to that- it’s still snowing here in my hometown and often under 0 Degrees Celsius :(

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Hello,
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.
Anything under 90 I probably wouldn’t re-stock unless I found a great price.

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