1594 Tasting Notes

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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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89

This tea is pretty delicious. I don’t notice any puerh, thankfully. I taste a deliciously desserty flavor, maybe like marshmallows and graham crackers? It’s so good! I’m enjoying it sweetened with milk. It’s like s’mores without the chocolate. This is definitely my favorite tea I’ve tried from Brutalities so far. I’d consider ordering it again.

Cameron B.

I think I might try the Brutaliteas advent this year… We’ll see! :P

AJRimmer

I’ve only tried a few from their advent calendar so far, but I’m having a decently good time! I’m trying to finish all my advent calendars from last year before this advent season starts.

Cameron B.

Ha ha good plan, I still need to finish all of my Fortnum mini tins from last year! >.<

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76
drank Momo Vert by Lupicia
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Do you ever take a sip of a tea and then kind of step back and give it a look because you’re so impressed? That was me and this tea the first time I tried it. The mango is so clear and fresh. It’s like tasting a mango that’s not quite ripe. According to the website, it’s supposed to be peach, which I guess also works, but before I knew that, I really tasted mango. The green tea itself isn’t quite my favorite, and it takes over most of the flavor as it sits. I’ve had a few cups of this over the past few months, and I’ve been unable to recapture the magic of the first time. I love the flavoring, but I unfortunately find the green tea to not really be to my liking. It’s a little too harsh and loud. Thanks to my Reddit TTB Secret Santa for this one!

Cameron B.

This one has a higher quality sencha base, so it definitely has a stronger taste than their other green teas! I remember loving it, I’ll have to refresh my memory sometime soon… :P

AJRimmer

If you’re after me on the TTB, I could throw in the rest of my package of this for you!

Cameron B.

Aww you’re so sweet, but I actually have some! I just haven’t tried it in a while ha ha. One of the many downsides of having waaaay too much tea. XD

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70
drank French Toastbusters by Brutaliteas
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This uses a similar maple flavoring to the one Adagio uses, which has just never worked for me for some reason. It tastes a little smoky and like that flavoring, and that’s all I taste. It’s not bad, but I wish they had used the maple flavoring that 52teas uses instead.

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72

This is pretty typical for a mint green tea. Nothing bad, but nothing new. The green tea adds a bit of intrigue to the mint, but I prefer both green tea and mint paired with different things over this combination.

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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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