553 Tasting Notes

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drank Decaffeinated Hot Tea by Lipton
553 tasting notes

I’m sick with an ear infection and a cough that won’t stop. So I am all medicated up and under orders to actually rest. Sugared and hot for this tea to help me feel better with a handful of peppermint Hershey kisses.

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I decided that it was time for tea. I have been feeling better today which means I have been drinking less water, juice, and tea overall. I still need to drink more liquids though.

This is just what I was looking for. Slightly buttery and a tiny bit fruity at the end of the swallow. Nice and light and refreshing, but I can still taste what it is supposed to taste like.

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drank Earl Grey Decaf by Bigelow
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I forgot to say that I was feeling well enough to drink something that wasn’t sugared last night. My ears popped and I was so relieved that I sat down with a good mug of Earl Grey with milk.

So far, my ears are staying popped and that makes me happier. Now if only I can get my cough to go away.

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drank Decaffeinated Hot Tea by Lipton
553 tasting notes

I have a headcold so I can’t really taste any of my other teas. Staying with this (sweetened), water, and orange juice for a while.

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I broke into this one a couple of days ago to drink with my fiance. I brewed it for a minute and then poured out a glass for each of us.

I was expecting this to be overwhelmingly smokey, but this surprised me. There is a little hint of smoke and a slight sharp astringent quality. But there is this nice light sweet taste to it that was just calling to me. The taste is nice and grassy. Almost a little spinachy. It just tastes green.

I brewed another steep today for about a minute and a half and added sugar. Oh my! This is going to replace my hot chocolate cravings for a while with that extra sugar. It brings out the natural sweetness of the tea and the smoke takes on an extra quality to it. It reminds me of fresh vegetables. I bet this would be wonderful brewed up, sweetened, and then iced. Yum.

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drank Earl Grey Decaf by Bigelow
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Ok, this is going to be the last time I am going to steal one of mom’s teabags. But I’m helping her with her new smartphone so she said that I can raid her Earl Grey stash when my french press is dirty.

Hot with milk after a nice hot shower.

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drank Jumpy Monkey by DAVIDsTEA
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I was really tired this morning so I decided to brew some of this up. It did the job it was supposed to do. It woke me up, but the added milk brought the coffee flavors out more than when I drank it plain. I like tea and when I drink tea I don’t want it to taste like coffee. So no milk in this tea for me.

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drank Earl Grey Decaf by Bigelow
553 tasting notes

I had an earl grey craving, so I borrowed one of my mom’s teabags. Hot with almond milk for a relaxing evening at home.

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Holy smokes Batman! Strong tea is strong. Now that I got that out of my system, I have to say that I did only steep this for two minutes as per short steep suggestion via Indigobloom. I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect because I never heard of Ice Wine before I got on steepster.

When it was hot, it smelled so grapey, like the big, fat red seedless grapes. It tasted really tangy and a little overpowering. So I put a big tablespoon of sugar in my mug and then dumped the rest into a glass of ice. Voila! An iced ice wine tea.

It actually tastes pretty good iced. It is still tangy, but the sugar cut out the slight bitterness I was tasting. From what I can tell the black tea base is smooth. And instead of the overwhelming concord grape jelly taste, I am getting a light fruitiness out of it.

Yep, this would probably be a tea that the wine drinkers I know would adore.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

Iced!! now there is something to consider haha

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Now it is time for the Toffee Chocolate Deliight. Thank you again Indigobloom.

This is an interesting tea. Plain it tastes almost flavorless with a slight toffee taste. There seems to be some dust around the edge of my mug and a slight oil floating on top of my tea. Wasn’t sure what to think of that.

Since I was impatient, I dumped out a little bit of tea from my mug and added some milk. The tea is creamier now and tastes more like toffee. It doesn’t quite taste like chocolate, but there is something that reminds me of chocolate in there. I think I must have dumped out the oil on top of the liquid because the black tea base is there now.

All of the dessert teas seem to need either milk or sugar to really bring them out. I still have some of the sample left so I can see if not adding milk and just adding some sugar would make any difference.

I think I am starting to taste some hazlenut now. Hmmm. This is tasty. I will have to try a bit of sugar in it next time and see how that is.

Indigobloom

Glad you liked it! :)

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I like Steepster, but I find that I come and go as I please. I might spend months on here and then disappear for no apparent reason. It depends on how busy my life is.

I have been moving solidly into the loose leaf tea territory lately and loving it. I have a french press I like brewing my teas in and I have all of my teas straight with no additions the first time I try it.

I like to try everything and I am starting to like everything. I love black tea, green tea, white tea, oolong tea, yerba mate,and honeybush. I’m still not the biggest fan of roobios, but that is probably because I haven’t found the right brand yet.

If you are curious about more than just my tea selection, I am on multiple sites.

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