1090 Tasting Notes

Advent day 12. I’m loving on this tea! Opening the package, I was greeted with a bright rich scent of jasmine in the shape of cute little curled up leaves. I don’t know why balled up leaves is so adorable, but it is. When steeped I get a really smooth and strong floral flavor. It is buttery on the sip, slightly grassy at the end and has pure jasmine lingering in the finish. I remember getting jasmine teas as a kid at Chinese restaurants, but it was always over steeped and came with that bitter tang. Somewhere in the back of my mind that is always the expectation with jasmine teas, so it’s always a delightful surprise when I get a delicate yet bold and flavorful jasmine without those negatives.

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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Advent day 11. With this being herbal, I saved it for the end of the day and drank my caffeinated teas earlier. This has a nice blend of chamomile and verbena with a hint of fennel to sweeten it a touch. It’s nice, but nothing special. I feel like there are a ton of blends from other companies that are similar.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank My Last Lemonade by Brutaliteas
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Advent day 11. This seems less like lemonade and more like a berry with lemon kind of mix. The ingredients say hibiscus, but it seems to be just the slightest touch of it to round out the tart part of the flavors, no fateful red hue in my cup. It’s a little more tart and less berry like as it cools. I’m feeling like it’s just okay.

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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Advent day 11. If it wasn’t for the numbering system this company uses for it’s teas, I’d never have been sure if “Honeybush Emily” was the same as “Smooth Strawberry Dream”. It’s confusing. The tea it’s self is great! It has a bright baked strawberry flavor to it on a caffeine free base that is mercifully not rooibos. I was a bit awed by how tasty it was. It flattens out a bit when it cools, so drink this one hot!

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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Lapsang Souchong by THE O DOR
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This was day 7 of the Theodor advent, but I wasn’t feeling well and the thought of a smoky tea was nauseating. I’m glad I held off because this is a really nice cup that I’d hate to have a bad association with. This has a super strong smokey scent and flavor, but it is balanced so well which isn’t something I’ve found in other laps. The sip is perfect and the finish is the same. It has a depth to it that I can’t quite put into proper words. Smokey, leathery, slight bit of tobacco. I now regret not getting some of this while in Paris or in my order when I returned home. It will have to be on my next order for sure.

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Is this their Crocodile or do they have two lapsangs? I love Crocodile!

Dustin

Different one. It looks like they have three different smokey teas that come up when searching for lapsang. This one, Crocodile and Terry Souchong. I wonder how they differ from each other.

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drank Terrormisu by Brutaliteas
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Advent day 10. I love tiramisu tea, so I was super excited to try this. When I steeped it up it seemed really strong. A few sips in a I decided it needed some cream to mellow it out a bit. It has the right level of coffee flavor and some chocolate, but those mostly show up in the finish. The sip is kind of plain. It’s like my tastebuds don’t know what to make of this tea until after I swallow. I feel like I’ve had tiramisu teas that tasted really good in the sip AND the finish. :/

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Advent day 10. This has a really nice bright apple flavor. It has the same bright flavor once steeped. The rooibos flavor isn’t dominating, but it’s there. It’s not bad for a rooibos, but it’s not my favorite.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Je Ne Sais Quoi... by THE O DOR
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Advent day 10. The flavor in this is super light. I get some vanilla. I guess I get a hint of baked cookie, but I have to think about it. A little too delicate for me.

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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Place Saint Marc by THE O DOR
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Advent day…. what are we on? 9? This tea smells like red fruit. Strange that we can have a sense of what color fruit might be based on smell when we can’t pinpoint exactly which fruit it is. The steeping instructions suggested a lighter temp, which I went with, but I wonder if I’d get more flavor from a higher temp. I can taste the strawberries and a little bit of raspberries now that I’ve read which fruits are in there. I thought that adding a creamer would heighten the vanilla, but it kind of dulled the flavors in the cup instead. I’ll have to try a resteep at a higher temp.

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190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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This looks like a green rooibos/white tea blend. I don’t mind green rooibos as much as red, so I’m glad for that. When dry this tea has an intense blueberry smell, but that fades out pretty quickly once steeped. The blueberry is super light and almost not there. Same with the tea, which I saw only a small amount of. I’m getting a little bit of dry rooibos mouth, but not much. I don’t think I’m into this one. :/

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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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My name is Dustin and I like tea.

I’m an added flavor kind of tea fan, but have had a growing appreciation for plain. I want my tea to remind me of cookies and cakes with coconut and almond slices with a hint of chocolate drizzled on top. I want dancing ponies and flying monkeys shooting off fireworks! And no hibiscus. Hibiscus is the devil.

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