1758 Tasting Notes

A friend gave this to me for Christmas. It smells like perfume, though not in an unpleasant way. Kindof intense. so much that the fruit seems to be overtaken by the floral aspect. Sadly, I’m not a big fan of the way the floral translates into taste. I might try underleafing it next time. Or steeping for less time. Witholding a rating for now. I have a ton of this. As well, over time I know the scent will dissipate so I’m sure it will mellow out!

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drank Snow Dragon by Citizen Tea
1758 tasting notes

Definitely vegetal with a nice soft yet delicate base. Not as crisp as white peony, but there is a slight clear mineralish tinge that I really enjoy. Definitely a mood tea. I quite enjoyed this. Only two infusions and I forgot to write down my notes.

Also, the leaves were made dragonwell style, super flat and long. Very pretty!

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A friend gave this to me for Christmas. Not bad!! I think I enjoyed it more without milk even though it has plenty of “chai” ingredients.
Oh and she brought me lava salt from Finland!!!

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drank Matcha Sample by Red Leaf Tea
1758 tasting notes

I don’t think this is where I posted my original sample note (can’t find it but then Steepster eats my notes often. I hope they’re tasty).
So I have a ton of this left over, and had promised my friends a tea mocktail. It was easy enough to do! Matcha, OJ, and some fizzy water. Perrier, but I used no-name last time, at home, and it was fine.
I was worried that they would all hate it. But to my surprise, everyone asked for more!
My friend’s boyfriend is Japanese, and knows matcha well enough to offer a true critique… I was most concerned about his opinion haha.
In the end, he delivered kindof a compliment. Apparently the tea was how you would expect OJ and Matcha to taste, only far better. Hey, I’ll take that as a win :D
This was a brunch event, so a few people added prosecco, and they said it was pretty good. I added some bluberry wine and that was a great pairing as well, though the berryness dominated the blend somewhat.
Ahhhh. Tea shared makes for a happy day!!

Also? I now have a giant tea thermos courtesy of the gift steal. Oh and my gift caused the recipient to literally squeal, which made me pretty gleeful heheeee (a micro drone. $25 at walmart!!)

Evol Ving Ness

The day sounds like a total win for you and everyone involved! Yay!

mrmopar

You did well for yourself!

Indigobloom

@Evol It really was a win!! I’m still riding the high :P

@mrmopar Definitely agreed on that one. I won the good day lottery it seems

mrmopar

:) indeed you did. I bet the BF was happy! Matcha is hard to prepare.

Indigobloom

@mrmopar, it was definitely a pain to make so many small bowls of it and pour it into the jug. Or maybe I just need a bigger whisk :D

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drank Coconut Green by CitizenTea
1758 tasting notes

Very intense on the coconut. and a bit floral. I enjoyed the cup. However I felt the balance was off. Not scratchy at all, like many coconut teas. However… other coconut teas I’ve tried had more of a green tea presence, and I miss that here. Still very good. Maybe I’ll make rice with it one day :)

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I needed comfort tea today. On a whim I gave this a little rinse, and steeped it for maybe three minutes and added milk, a splash of coffee and some sugar. Now this is what a coffee puerh blend should be! SO GOOD. David’s tea, take note. No fish note or overly strong flavours. Perfectly creamy cocoa coffee. Mmmmm. Will see what I do with the next infusion…

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drank Apricot Peach by CitizenTea
1758 tasting notes

Thanks for the sample CitizenTea!
This was tasty. I Definitely peachy, and rather tart in some sips and super sweet in others. A little fake tasting. I’d buy a cup to go maybe or keep a sampler around

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drank White Cranberry by CitizenTea
1758 tasting notes

Hmmm definitely a white tea. and there is something reminiscent of cranberry, though more like the dried fruit, not the juice or fresh fruit. The bamboo is hanging around as well and offers a nice body to the blend, however I would have preferred it without, so that I could taste the crispness of the white.
Once the cup cools, a fresh sweetness emerges, almost like honeysuckle. It lingers for a long time in the aftertaste!!
High marks given for a much deeper level of complexity than I anticipated

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drank White Strawberry by CitizenTea
1758 tasting notes

I swear I’ve reviewed this one before.
Funny, I looooove this tea, and yet a rather similar tea, albeit from a different company, is one I find overly cloying and thick tasting. Main differences are that the other one is an herbal and has artificial ingredients. Now, I’m not generally a huge white tea person (lately, that can change!). But I’m wondering what would happen if I added white or green to the other one. I’ve got tons in my cupboard so need to use it all up. Hmmm!
Or blended these two together.
Anyhow. I really love how this one is so reminiscent of tart strawberries, and pairs so perfectly with the white base. It isn’t the first time I’ve fallen in love with a white strawberry tea, though the first time was organic, and had a much more delicate feel to it. Oh how I miss that tea!!

Dexter

I really miss White Strawberry Sassafras….. so yeah I understand. I hope this one helps to fill that void.

Indigobloom

the original from David’s was incredible. I don’t think I’ll ever find one that compares. I can certainly make do with this one though!

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drank Rocky Road by 52teas
1758 tasting notes

I drank this yesterday with milk, which made it much more like the icecream. Oddly, same as last time, I wasn’t interested in a second steep. Rare that I find something so satisfying, with no desire for more… Odd, for me! Still, I’m glad I have another sampler of this coming my way.

Fjellrev

Oh man, she NEEDS to reblend this.

Indigobloom

Definitely agreed on that!!

Arby

It should be a regular

Indigobloom

Yep, I think so too. Except I really miss the Blueberry Creamcheese Danish, so kinda want that as a regular first…

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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