15 Tasting Notes

18

Although I tried this many times, People’s Green was too grassy for me (as in I went to my yard & mowed some for tea). I have a couple of traveler’s tins of this and when stuck away from home and mistakenly taking only these, haven’t been able to find the taste that I can enjoy in this tea.
I’ll try it with some of my stronger teas to see if it can be moderated; otherwise it’s going in my swap pile. #tea

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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28

Trying this for the first time was quite a shock — way too much cinnamon & cloves to the nose, so strong to the point I questioned whether I wanted to make a cup with it or not. Alas, the taste is just as overpowering. There is too much cinnamon & cloves to let the nutmeg, ginger & cardamon shine in harmony with them. It’s like someone slapped me upside the head with a branch of that cinnamon tree instead of singing the the flavors of chai.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m a big fan of cinnamon & cloves (and the rest of the spices), in fact I’ll add them at the drop of a hat to most recipes. In comparison, I really enjoy the RoT White Chai but this Stash tea goes into my swap pile. #tea

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec
Janefan

you’ve explained the problem with this tea very well! I’m sadly still stuck with 6-8 bags of it. Getting hit upside the head by a cinnamon tree is no fun :(

JustDuckyInNE

Too true! ;-)

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87

This is one of my favorites as well. I love the cardamon & cinnamon scents and flavors. Unfortunately, I find this is one I cannot re-steep for the same taste as the first cup. Still love the first though.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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92

I find this delicate white tea a great pick-me-up in the morning, if I have enough time to enjoy rather than toss back a mug and run. #tea

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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91

Drink this straight all day when working. Can taste the cardamon & other flavor notes clearly. One of my favorites. #tea

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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I’m 57, used to be I/T project & program manager and live with a pug (Rhumba). I drink white- and green teas almost exclusively to cut down on caffeine.

I enjoyed black tea in college when I drank gallons all day long. Unfortunately the only tea available then was Lipton & Nestea. sigh What a difference now, in the stores and with the Internet.

I’ve been inspired by all of your taste notes to try different manufacturers, URLs, and flavors, so thank you Steepers.

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