1588 Tasting Notes

75
drank Blueberry Fruit Tea by Doğadan
1588 tasting notes

This is very tart and fruity. The blueberry tastes more interesting than it sometimes does in blends like these. Cold, it’s really quite refreshing.

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65
drank Psychocostick by Brutaliteas
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I don’t really like this base tea. It’s just thin and has an almost metallic weirdness that I usually associate with decaf black teas. On top of that, I may taste a little fruitiness, but just a little. I’m sure I’d appreciate this flavoring more on a better base. I just saw that this was supposed to be spicy chocolate flavored?? Wow, I wish I had tasted any of that, but I didn’t for some reason.

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75
drank Krampistachio by Brutaliteas
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I sort of get pistachio here, but it’s more fruity than nutty. Sweetened with milk, it’s pretty creamy and tasty. It almost gains a boba-type flavor as it sits. The flavors are dulled when I have this cold or hot. It definitely shines most at room temperature.

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75
drank Holiday Pudding by 52teas
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The first time I had this, it didn’t make too much of an impression, so I’m trying it again with some extra leaf this time. The flavoring is a little non-specific, but it still tastes nice. I get some really mild spices, and the black tea is pretty mild too, but pleasant. It’s not one I’m in a hurry to have again, but I enjoyed it.

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69
drank Sanctuberry by Brutaliteas
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This tastes like a typical tart red fruity tea. It’s sort of non-distinct and more mildly flavored than I expected. It honestly reminds me of the goat cheese I had on my salad at lunch? It’s pretty unremarkable except for a little tang.

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78

Grabbed this sample from a TTB. I’m liking this more than I thought I would based on the leaves (not that I’m an expert). The flavor has a nice depth, and though it’s almost starting to become floral, it doesn’t quite reach that. It’s not quite malty either, but somewhere in the middle, if those were the two ends. I’m bad at describing straight teas. I like but don’t love this one.

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65
drank Black Mango by The Tao of Tea
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Sample from a TTB. Compared to some other flavorings I’ve had recently, it’s not as impressive, but it’s okay. The black tea is decent, if a little weak. It comes together in a satisfying enough way, but I’ve seen this combination done much better.

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82

Hot, I didn’t get a ton of flavor from this, but cooled down, I totally taste some spicy gingerbread. I really enjoy this flavor combination. I think the rooibos/black base works really nicely here. I wish I had a larger amount of this to play around with because this flavor is really fun. It’s best sweetened with milk at room temperature. It’s sort of like liquid ginger snaps.

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55
drank Heartea by Twinings
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This tea isn’t great. The combination of hibiscus and other flavors didn’t really work for me. It’s not too tart, just a weird combination of fruit, flavoring, and stevia. It needed more delicious flavor and intricacy instead of flat strangeness. Glad I only had the single bag from a TTB.

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73
drank Black Currant Tea by Serendipity
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I like this one much more than I expected to. It’s best cool with milk. It tastes like berries and cream. I taste what I would guess to be blackberry, but black currant makes sense. It’s an interesting and hearty enough one. The second time I made this, I must have oversteeped it, because the black tea was a little harsh and took over too much. Still a nice find from a recent TTB!

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I’m an event planner who always has multiple mugs of tea beside me. Hobbies other than tea include board games, video games, cooking international dishes, science fiction, hiking, jigsaw puzzles, tap dancing, reading, listening to podcasts, and playing with my troublesome kitties.

Favorite flavors: dessert flavors, nutty, melon, mint, strawberry, anything rooibos-related.

Don’t prefer: Smoky, rosemary, savory flavors, floral (other than lavender), plain tea.

I always drink flavored tea, and preferably caffeine-free or black. I’ll try just about anything though! Let me know if you’re interested in a swap!

My ratings are kind of meaningless, but basically
90-100 pretty perfect
80-89 really good
70-79 good, but not the best
60-69 okay, but probably not for me
1-59 varying degrees of dislike

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