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27 Tasting Notes

44

okay black tea. I can taste the other flavors in there but still kind of an overall mediocre tea.

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

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53

was okay. has a faint cinnamon-line smell behind it. otherwise rather unremarkable but not bad.

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

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70

a new oolong from a new shop :D yay.

I like it. very light and slightly buttery. much lighter than other oolongs I’ve had.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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61

was okay. a little weak for my liking but a nice little cuppa to have with the lunch I was having.

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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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5
drank genmai cha by enrich
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I found this to be rather foul-smelling and repugnant. the green-tea taste was barely there and it tasted like something had gone bad.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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34

this has struck me as pretty meh-tastic. I don’t taste caramel at all. the strong notes are almond and cinnamon and I find the whole taste to be a little weird and not living up to all the hype that the employees at teavana kept playing up about it. I probably won’t be buying it again. might not even brew the rest of what I have. meh.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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86

I liked that the steeping instructions on the box literally says to play some opera in the background. I played “the Diva dance” from the fifth element because that totally counts.

I like it. dark tea without the bitterness, nor an overwhelming taste of bergamot like so many earl grey teas have. very smooth and easy to drink. love it. will definitely try with some honey next time.
I steeped it to about 200 degrees Fahrenheit and steeped for 3 minutes rather than the 5 minutes recommended on the box and it tasted perfect for me. I would definitely drink this tea again. :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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67

I picked this up today with my 30% off starbucks discount :D

I’ve become a bigger fan of black teas over the past few months so I picked this one up. I brewed it at the recommended time and temp with a little german rock sugar.
the color was way lighter than any black tea I’ve ever had,looking closer to a green tea. the initial taste was very light and tasted more like a black tea/green tea mix than a dark black like I was expecting. it was very flowery and maybe a little hint of oat. I was a little disappointed as I was expecting a dark strong tasting black tea whereas all the flavors of this tea are all very subtle but I grew to enjoy it during the following cups.
this is my first experience with any sort of darjeeling. Overall I liked it but I will try experimenting with it more with different steep times or maybe icing it before deciding to try it again.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Marcel Duchamp

Do you get discounts at teavana with a starbucks employee discount?

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50
drank Earl Grey Tea Latte by Tazo
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as an employee of the ’bux i will be the first to say we stock some lousy tea. The earl grey tea latte is actually okay if the teabag is steeped for no more than a minute as after that the bitterness sets in. though today I snuck in some EG from teavana and had them make me a latte out of that before my shift started and it was delicious as fuck.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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75
drank Gyokuro Imperial by Teavana
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I haven’t had a green tea in a long time. this one has renewed my appeal to green tea. it’s subtle in it’s grassy taste which is usually a turnoff in other brands. it goes down very smooth with an almost buttery taste though without a whole lot of aftertaste. I find this to be a very solid green tea that I would probably buy again.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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