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18 Tasting Notes

79

Honestly, with the cold I’m still fighting off, I can’t truly go into the flavour this morning, but it’s hot, wonderful on the throat, and the mango is sharp even through a head cold. Great, but I’ll have to rescore once my nose is operating at 100%.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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84

A second meeting with the countess. I don’t know what it is; I used hotter water and a longer steep, and bingo, I like it. Maybe I just have an unrefined palete, and have to have my tea steeped to within an inch of it’s life. Or maybe I’m just in a better mood. No matter, the orange is nice and tart today, the green smooth underneath, the smell heavenly, and the orange peel not quite as bitter. There’s those extra points I was thinking this would get. Still not quite up to my current favourite, Kyoto Cosmo, but very, very good.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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84

Well, I tried out my new tea and my new tumbler. It’s a pleasant green with a strong orange flavour. I found my first brew to be a little on the sour side; I like my citrus teas a little sweeter. It’s still very good for a green, though, and I wonder if it was this spoonful and a half or the tea. I can see me moving this up. Good, but not my favourite.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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87

I think I can see the bottom of the can. I need to go tea shopping soon…

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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87

Back to the good stuff today. I’m going to be slightly sad when I empty my tin of this…

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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56

Finally tried this yesterday. I’d give it a lower number, but really, it’s not the tea’s fault. It seems that someone who likes coconut would probably like this tea. I don’t. My least favourite of the three pack, but it’s all because of personal taste. If you like coconut, then certainly don’t listen to the fact I don’t like it.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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87

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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76

My stomach was pretty unsettled this morning; there’s a stomach flu going around the town. Chose this one for my work tea today. I really appreciate the smoothness of the tea now, the smell relaxing too, and no bitterness despite three hours of my tea ball in the cup. I feel much better now. Somedays are just made for a basic green, and this was one of them.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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87

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Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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74

Well, for me it wouldn’t be a daily tea, really. It does smell nice, and tastes pleasant. I like it, and drank two cups, and will drink it again. It just doesn’t get me excited about drinking, or craving it like some other teas. Good, but not stellar for me.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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