571 Tasting Notes

drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
571 tasting notes

Hmmm… I’m not a huge fan of salted desserts. Chocolate is ok caramel…. I don’t know. It has a caramel undertone. I sense just a bit of salt. Which is good. It would be so gross if you could definitely taste the salt. A bit of vanilla now too. The main black tea is earthy. Overall it’s a good tea just not my cuppa.

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Taking a quick break while doing my recurrent. Thought I had had enough tea already this morning but apparently not. I pulled this one out of my bag first and was surprised to find it not on steepster yet. I was thinking this one would be sweet or at least sweeter then it is. I’m really tempted just to eat the candy corn… I ended up just throwing it in the cup cause I knew it would sink to the bottom to flavor the tea more. It’s a woodsy tea. Slight marshmallow and caramel hints.

Preparation
1 tsp

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WOW! What a sweet smell! I’ve never smelled such a sweet smelling tea before! As soon as I stepped it it punched my nostrils. In a good way. This is quite good. Though it’s too hot so I gotta wait a bit more…

The flavor isn’t quite as in your face as the smell is. It’s kinda mellow. But still good. IT would probably be weird if the flavor was as strong as the smell.

Preparation
8 min or more 1 tsp

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drank Tamarind Pop by Butiki Teas
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With all the high ratings I had high hope but I’m honestly not that impressed. Perhaps it’s because my sample doesn’t contain enough tamarind. Regardless I’m getting mainly earthy / woodsy undertones calmed by a smooth caramel / vanilla flavor.

Trying this one again for a second time as I am sitting here doing my taxes. I feel that the earthy tones are coming out even more when it’s warm. I think it’s better around 2 mins of steep time. Both times I’ve gone past that I feel that the tea has too much of a twiggy …woodsy flavor. Which I don’t really like.

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drank Peach Tranquility by Teavana
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This is much better then I thought it was going to be. It’s a name and flavor that really match each other. I feel quite at ease while drinking this. The longer it steeps the sweeter it gets, which I don’t really think makes it any better. It seems to be best around the 5 min mark.

Preparation
1 tsp

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drank Sour Apple by Adagio Teas
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What a great aroma! It’s so tangy! The flavor is also tangy but it required at least 10 minuets of steep time to get to this. At 5 mins it was way too light. The color was a light red. But now after 10 mins it’s much better. The color is a deep, rich red and the flavor is much better.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp

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drank Sour Apple by Adagio Teas
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Spicy smell, spicy taste. Kinda looks spicy too. Actually when I saw that there was oolong in it I got excited because Verdant has good oolong. The flavor is very much like the scent. Though I’m not really sure of the use of Tulsi. It’s like hibiscus, its overpowering. The smoothness and flavor of the oolong are pretty much none existent.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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Why do you call it cranberry when there is no cranberry in it!?!?! Doesn’t even really remind me of cranberries; just hibiscus. It’s better cold but even so I’m still mot enjoying drinking this… I’m gonna go make some matcha.

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Picked this one up from Tjmaxx. You can always find an odd assortment of tea there. I’m actually tasting truffle! It’s quite a good mix of flavors but at end you get a distinct chocolate truffle flavor. It kinda sits in your mouth and makes you want a chocolate truffle.

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Where to being… well, I’ve been drinking jasmine tea for a long time. It still remains a favorite of mine but I’ve now added any more.

Green teas are my favorite. I like black tea but generally prefer it flavored. I’m finding a new love for oolong. Especially the type that leans more toward green. Whites are nice. Rooibos can be a hit or miss, but honeybush is better. (Golden Honeydew by Lupicia is the best). I don’t mind herbals but it really depends on the ingredients.

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