55 Tasting Notes

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Savoring this lovely tea this morning and now pondering the need to get some Golden Earl from Brenden.

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drank Genmaicha by DAVIDsTEA
55 tasting notes

I’m owning up to the fact I have not been making the best food choices lately. I must avoid the teachers lounge! My stomach is the first one to tell me “time to get it together girl!”.
Anyways, this one is surprisingly good and it is settling my stomach at the same time.
I just made my first order with 52Teas and included the marshmallow genmaicha so I am really looking forward to that one! I hope all your cuppas runneth over today! =)

Flavors: Burnt, Popcorn, Seaweed, Toasted Rice, Vegetal

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Hooray for a yummy sample. Thank you AQTT.
This one redeemed the peach crostata I had yesterday which I honestly did not care for. The name fits perfectly. It tastes exactly like a maple vanilla eg blend.
Just a nice way to start the day.

Flavors: Bergamot, Maple, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This is much different than I expected. It definitely does not have an artificial taste to it which is nice. The peach is understated. It tastes mineraly. I don’t pick up much anise or pastry flavors. I was happy to have bought a sample size and also glad that I did not buy more. It’s just ok for me.

Flavors: Mineral, Pastries, Peach, Pepper, Seaweed, Spices, Wet Earth

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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87

Delicious way to start the day. It did not hurt that blueberry bagels & blueberry cream cheese were in the lounge this morning. Twas meant to be. Next time I am dying to try this as a latte—I saw someone made one with eggnog and that combo sounds phenomenal.
Have a great day everyone.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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76

My friend gave me a sample of this to try. Interesting and imo worth a try…this is my first smoky tea. It is dreary and rainy in Chicagoland today so it seemed the perfect day to pull this out. Most definitely takes like a campfire. I actually would venture to try another lapsong souchong with higher ratings given the opportunity. So fun to try.
I had this with a naughty piece of dove peanut butter chocolate and it really complimented the tea =)

Flavors: Campfire, Earth, Pine, Smoke, Tobacco, Wood

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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94

Well… hello lovely. Currently enjoying steep #2. Delicious, balanced & complex.

Flavors: Chocolate, Dates, Malt, Orchid, Stonefruits, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
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Yeah, this one is great.

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92

Yep, it’s a SS kind of morning. Always good. Happy Friday teaple.

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76

This is a tad too vegetal for me but still quite good. This was a sample included in a recent order. I really enjoy Verdant Tea offerings.
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Flavors: Vegetal

Preparation
2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Delicious…yummy in a cup. A nice balance of flavors. One of the better dessert teas I have tried. It does not have a nutmeg flavor so much as a custardy flavor. I actually made this in my travel press this morning.

Flavors: Cake, Cinnamon, Cream, Custard, Eggnog

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

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Tea lover…quite recently more on the obsessed side.
Nurse. Vintage Kitchen Glass Collector. I’m a wife, a mom & a Gram of 2 sweet lil’ babes.
Faith. Nature. Music. Baking. Gardening. Mid Century Modern Art. Love dogs. Love my old farmhouse.

Black and Oolong teas have my heart. I prefer high quality loose straight teas. I like a well done flavored tea. I enjoy a good tisane (especially in the evening) or a blend as long as there aren’t too many artificial flavors that come thru, stevia, yogurt, or chocolate bits added.
I am solidly NOT a fan of rooibos and honeybush blends no matter how many I try.

How I rate: IMHO all of our ratings are pretty subjective…Keep in mind I am in no way an expert…but I am an enthusiast for sure! I love the experience.

95-100 Bliss, nirvana, a slice of heaven, I need this in my cupboard
90-94 Excellent, hands down would stock up…love in a cup
80-89 Very good- Would probably purchase again without regrets…delicious
70-79 Decent. OK. I would not refuse a cup if offered but I also would not go out and purchase.
60-69 Meh. Definitely would not purchase
59-50 Not for me, eew/icky, would never purchase
<50 Just say NO. Can not fathom finishing the cup.

My usual teapot steeping (western) method: 30 oz teapot, 3-4 perfect spoons of tea, freshly boiled filtered water, 1-6 minutes depending on the type of tea. Occasional milk or cream but I prefer straight with no sweeteners/additions.

My usual mug steeping method: 16 oz mug, 1-2 perfect spoons of tea, freshly boiled filtered water,1-6 minutes depending on type of tea.

Teaware I use:
I am loving the Tea Press from DavidsTea. I use it daily on my way to work and admit to having more than 2.
I heart my Japanese Iwachu Tetsubin cast iron teapot. It stays warm, it’s beautiful, and it adds to the experience.
DT’s Nordic mugs are awesome. I need to stop buying them hahaha.
I use the Perfect Steeper from Teavana.
I also have a Princess Heritage Glass teapot. I love seeing the beautiful colors of the tea thru the glass. This is especially nice for when brewing up a big batch.

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