286 Tasting Notes

90

Of all the Upton black teas I sampled, this one stood out. It brews to be crystal clear, makes for an amazing iced tea. Refreshing, brisk, no bitter, lush. I actually bought it with the intentions of making Hong Kong milk tea, but brought it to work to drink up. This is my first Uva Ceylon, I am very interested in what else the area provides.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Pure Joy by TeaGschwendner
286 tasting notes

This is everything I want in a herbal tea. It’s such a wonderful mix. Applemint is the main ingredient, which is a mild mint. I love drinking this iced in the morning, or after work. It’s just a perfect mix with thyme and chamomile. There’s a very light floral background which works well with everything.

Flavors: Floral, Mint, Sweet

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60

I was interested in the blending of these two teas. The outcome? I prefer these teas as their own. It didn’t stand out. I didn’t see it was great for iced tea, either. Just wasn’t my taste.

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55

This wasn’t what I thought it would taste like. It’s peachy and has alittle lychee like flavoring…not the passionfruit flavoring I was seeking. It’s ok, but I wouldn’t buy again.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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33
drank Java BOP by Upton Tea Imports
286 tasting notes

I bought this thinking it would make for a nice, brisk black tea in the morning. It’s far too astringent for my taste. I brewed it 3-4 minutes, and still bitter with no other notes to make it drinkable for me. It is bland, like the other reviewer mentioned.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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80

The more I am drinking it, the more it reminds me more of houjicha than a sencha. There’s some of the smokiness.

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80

When I opened the bag, the tea didn’t appear as green as I thought it should of been. This is my first type of kamairicha, so I didn’t know what to expect. The look of it reminded me of some Chinese greens I’ve had. I read on the description it’s higher flamed, which was to produce more juicy flavor, I am interested.

I followed the instructions given by Yuuki-cha on how to brew. This tea is freaking amazing! So much depth, unami, savory like quality. The dry leaf smell is soooo yummy, reminds me of a bowl of buttered greens or potato chips.

I can’t really compare it to anything else I’ve tasted. Reviewers on the Yuuki-cha says their taste of coconut, too. I agree.

Preparation
145 °F / 62 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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50

I bought this thinking it would taste like something else. I drank it iced, and it has a nice punch like taste, sweet. It reminds me of a glogg verison of tea. I’m not super in love with it, nothing out of this world.

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drank Coco Chai Rooibos by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

I loved all what was in the tea, I just didn’t like how it all tasted together. I brewed a 10 oz cup with 1 tablespoon of leaves, and I thought it was very weak still. I brew my own chai blends very strong, so my palate is always wanting that. I wanted to love this tea, but just couldn’t.

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64
drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

I drank this iced. It has a nice real orange flavor, little floral honey cream flavor there. It’s naturally sweet.

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