331 Tasting Notes


Sipdown by giveaway. I could never get this as perfect as it was the first time. I quickly got tired of the hazelnut flavoring, though the chocolate component was still very good.
I gave the rest away to a novice tea drinker who I hope will enjoy it.

Flavors: Chocolate, Hazelnut

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1 dragonball, 200F, western.
I steeped this 3 or 4 times. Smooth, thick, dark fruit?, slightly sweet with a slightly green under taste. I had a hard time picking out what the dark fruit and green underlayer reminded me of. It all came together in a pleasant cup of tea.
I want to try this grandpa style as it is a giant ball that looks like it could give flavor forever. I let the last steep go for 5 min or so and didn’t notice any off or odd flavors.

Flavors: Green, Smooth, Thick

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
331 tasting notes

Sipdown – If you can call threw the whole tin away.
Flavor – disgusting. The only time this ever tasted okay was when I was sick and couldn’t taste much. I took it to work, but I couldn’t stomach it there either. The flavor just didn’t work for me. Lupicia’s flavors don’t really work for me overall.

Flavors: Artificial

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drank Coconut Chai by Zen Tea
331 tasting notes

I’m going to call this a sipdown – never liked this tea much. I don’t really care for chai all that much. Basically, I recognized that I wasn’t going to drink this again and got rid of it.

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Sipdown. 180F
Delicate green tea with a short steep time – even western. Soft and vegetal, sweet.

Flavors: Sweet, Vegetal

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drank Taiwan Ruby by Zen Tea
331 tasting notes

Sipdown. Cinnamon malt. Always pleased with the quality of this tea. Guess I’ll just need to get it from somewhere else as Zen tea is teaware only right now.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Malt

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Backlog -
Smells of honey and looks roasted
I rinsed it and gave it a 2 min rest.
Creamy honey and smooth with a faint hint of roast. This roast was not a strong as the other tea I have from them. I like it.

Flavors: Creamy, Honey, Roasted, Smooth

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drank Nostalgia by Liquid Proust Teas
331 tasting notes

Backlog 20May17-
Vanilla, woody, cocoa, 6g at 200F
3 min – vanilla, wood, smooth, comforting especially on this cold and rainy day.
3 and 4 min – vanilla staying power.
A nice comforting cup of tea during unseasonable weather.

Flavors: Cocoa, Smooth, Vanilla, Wood

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4.5g/gravity steeper/195-200F
2 min – floral, clean – no off flavors, gets sweeter and thicker as it cools; 2nd and 3rd steeps were repeats of first steep.

Flavors: Floral, Sweet, Thick

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drank Anji Bai Cha by teasenz
331 tasting notes

Sipdown. I have to say for a blindly purchased green tea, it’s been pretty good. It’s not a repurchase, but holds up to several western style steeps.
Sweet, long needles – sweet grass hay.

Flavors: Grass, Hay, Sweet

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I started my tea journey with Stash/Celestial Seasonings tea bags years ago. All loose leaf, unless I’m sick.

I like black, oolong, white, and herbals. Green tea is hit or miss.

I play video games, read, and do pottery. My current favorite tea mug is one I threw and glazed.

I generally review teas twice – initial and final steeps.

I try to keep my cupboard to what I have available. Though I haven’t updated in a while.

85-100 are teas that I loved and want to keep in stock.
71-84 are teas that are good. I may or may not get them again. Source for daily drinkers/work teas.
60-70 are teas that I didn’t like. I’ll finish what I bought.
Anything less than 60…nope.



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