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drank chocolate zinger by Amitea
429 tasting notes

I am not rating this tea now. I had a cup with a friend last night and I did not like it. It was a bit bitter and astringent. However, I may have over leafed it and over-steeped it. So I will try it again another time and see if I like it better. It sure sounmds good.

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drank Caramel Toffee by Amitea
615 tasting notes

This came as a sample in my order. It’s a nice enough black tea with a hint of sweetness, but I do not taste caramel, and honestly, I never do taste caramel in caramel teas. I don’t know what they’re going on about. The only tea I’ve ever had that tasted caramely was Je T’Aime from Nina’s Paris, but it wasn’t really billed as a caramel tea, per se. And then they went and messed up the recipe, so that one’s out too now.
Caramel: The Phantom Flavor

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Rosehips

You know, now that you mention it, I have almost the exact same problem. Its so rare to get any caramel flavor in things billed as caramel, that your description is apt.

Tamarindel

The weird thing is, shouldn’t this be an easy flavor? If all else fails, put in some chopped-up candy bits.

Rosehips

I know! It should be a no-brainer. A mystery, indeed.

Evol Ving Ness

Hmm. I will reflect on this.

Have you tried Salted Caramel Oolong, ie. Oolong Caramel au Beurre Sale by Damman Freres? To my mind, that one is caramel.

Evol Ving Ness

But in terms of black base teas, still reflecting.

Tamarindel

No, I haven’t tried that one, I tend to drink my oolongs plain. It sounds really intriguing, though, I’ll keep it in mind!

Indigobloom

Caramel comes across as sour to me, in teas. and coffee. I always hope… though there was one from Citizen tea that was close (Teaopia)

Tamarindel

I know the sourness you mean! It’s especially strong in the coffees. Such a bizarre interpretation of the flavor though, because who ever ate a piece of caramel and thought “this tastes sour”? It’s like whoever makes the caramel flavor for all the tea and coffee companies never tasted caramel at all.

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drank Luscious Lemon by Amitea
615 tasting notes

Pretty basic lemon tea, but I do like this one a lot better than the Devonshire Cream. Still experimenting with the steeping parameters.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Devonshire Cream by Amitea
615 tasting notes

Just got my first order in from Amitea. I think I’m going to try this again with a shorter steep time, because right now the base is way overpowering the flavorings. I get just a little hint of vanilla and cream. It’s pleasant enough, but I’m getting astringency far more than I’m getting the richness and smoothness of Devonshire Cream.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Pina Colada by Amitea
45 tasting notes

This was spectacular. It really hit me right. Caffeine free which I like because I can drink it any time without worrying about going to sleep. I had it hot, although I think it would make a great iced tea. Really reminds me of pina colada with the smell and taste. It’s a lighter taste. I prefer herbal and green teas so this is really nice. If you like a strong black tea this won’t be your taste. You can smell the coconut and taste it but the flavors come together well. This is a esty tea blender and is a wonderful source. Great customer service and great seller. I have had several of her teas and really enjoyed all of them.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank peaceful blend by Amitea
45 tasting notes

yum. I was looking for a yummy chamomile to replace my chanomile tea bags from celestial seasoning. this fit perfectly. great balance of flavor without the chamomile being too strong. slightly sweet i needed no sweetener. its organic and loose leaf. shipped fast and good seller.

Preparation
2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Being a huge fan of green tea, I was excited to dive into this one. I really liked it. Sweet green tea with hints of a more veggiel/earthy finish. And I got to break out my gaiwan. Too fun!

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/05/27/organic-curly-hyson-green-tea-from-amitea-organics/

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2nd sample I had from my order from Amitea Organics. This one is perfect for the spring weather. Lemon herbal goodness with a honey twist. Super happy with this.

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/05/24/lemon-meringue-organic-green-rooibos-from-amitea-organics/

Flavors: Honey, Lemon

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I brewed this up while watching Scooby Doo with the kid last night. He loves Scooby Doo and so do I. I accidentally let this one oversteep a bit but you couldn’t tell. This is great. When brewed hot, such a delicate subtle lightly flavored pear green tea. When brewed cold, you have some fab pear iced tea. Very versatile tea. Super happy with this.

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/05/22/tea-of-the-day-pear-organic-green-tea-from-amiteaorganics/

Flavors: Pear, Sweet

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drank May Jasmine by Amitea
2 tasting notes

Lovely! Nice, delicate tea with just enough jasmine. Very relaxing to sip. Managed five steepings before I lost the jasmine and thus interest.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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Maybe it’s me not getting the temp right, but after playing around with different temperatures, I doubt it.
This comes across flat at best, astringent at worst. I can clearly see blossoms in the blend, but cannot taste them at all. I’ll continue fiddling with this, but my hopes aren’t exactly high.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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91

This Tea is a gunpowder from Sri Lanka. I like that it has ooomph ( is that a legitimate term?) I have tried steeping it twice with great success. It has a very good green color and strong flavor.

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

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