52 Tasting Notes

31

Hmm…I was just taken by surprise by the smell of this cup. It almost felt like I had gone back to the days of kindergarten. Why? Well it smelt almost exactly like Play Doh!!! It’s not that I really remember the smell of Play Doh from almost 20 years ago(there goes my age) but it definitely did seem to have some correlation. The smell might not be so bad for some people, but for me; I just can’t get the idea of drinking clay out of my head! Anyways, the taste of the tea wasn’t as bad, the almond was there although it’s not a strong roasted almond taste. Very subtle. I tried this with some milk the second time and it definitely killed some of the scent, so I will have to experiment with less tea and more milk to entirely kill the scent. What an experience :S

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
__Morgana__

Oh dear. I may have ordered a sample of this in my sample ordering frenzy (can’t now recall), but if it is playdoh-smelling… well just ugh. It is one of my least favorite smells, the only one from my childhood that is worse is the smell of comic book ink.

zeitfliesst

Comic book ink might come a close second in worst smells lol. The scent might be subjective though, so give it a try anyways if you did happen to order it.

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45

I have a test tomorrow, and I really must study for this thing arghh.
Well to make up for all the stress and pressure I just received my package from SpecialTeas. I’m just going to keep it brief and say that this tea is very very good. I’ll try and describe this tea in more detail later, but oh boy am I glad that I ordered this.

Preparation
1 min, 15 sec

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76

This tea is fantastic! I guess I could call this my introduction to black tea since I used to go for only green, although I’ve had black tea sometime before. This tea has a very full-bodied taste, which was not too strong nor too weak. I really couldn’t ask for more when it comes to a good basic cup of black tea. Oh, and I learned that I don’t really like milk in black tea either because it seems to mask some of the tea’s unique flavor and it brings down the temperature a little. Anyways, this cup was enjoyable enough to convert me to a black tea drinker from green!

Add: My initial taste note of this tea was full of praise, but now that I’ve had more experience with black teas, I just don’t think this is strong enough. I can visually see this after I’ve finished the cup and see that it doesn’t leave much of a stain as other strong black teas. It’s still good enough for what you can easily get at the supermarket though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Shanti

Yum, I just drank a cup of this a few minutes ago with milk, splenda, and honey…it was incredibly rich and sweet and hit the spot.

Harfatum

Oh man, I’d totally recommend The Simple Leaf’s Assams if you like this. Glad to see more black tea fans out there!

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10

I didn’t really purchase this for myself, but I gave it a try anyways. It was a pretty boring and dull tasting tea which almost tasted like medicine, so I didn’t really like it. It also has some kind of dryness to it since it makes my mouth dry after drinking it. I guess it wouldn’t be that bad if you tried using it primarily to make you sleep.

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44

Hmm wow, this tea is certainly growing on me. After some experimenting, I could steep it to my liking and I’ve come to appreciate its taste a bit more. The cinnamon is quite present and might even be a little too much, but it’s still a good tea.

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44

OK this time I didn’t add any milk like the first time, but added a few tsps of sugar. Steeped it for a bit longer than usual and it turns out that this tea isn’t that bad afterall.

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15

Second try. I’ve used 2 tsps to bring out the flavor a bit more. I still don’t like the bubblegum smell, but this time I could actually taste the green tea which is much better than last time when it felt like drinking colored hot water.

silvermage2000

Nice review I really want to try this if you have any left?

zeitfliesst

I think I only took out 5 tsps or so from the 3.5oz tin. Would you be willing to swap it for something you don’t want?

zeitfliesst

I live in Canada btw :P

AmazonV

what temperature are you using? perhaps tone down the heat and brew a bit longer?

zeitfliesst

I used water that is under boiling, tried steeping a bit longer but I just didn’t like it(especially the smell).

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15

This tea is not so good.
The tea leaves in the tin smelt very strong, but it wasn’t a pleasant one as it reminded me of cough syrup or some kind of medicine. When I steeped it, the scent remained the same but turned out a bit weaker, now reminding me of bubble gum. Well, I thought I could get pass the weird smell and at least enjoy what’s most important, the taste. It turned out that the flavor of the tea was overall very weak and I couldn’t really taste the caramel nor the apple. I might have expected too much, but this tea just didn’t work for me.

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44

The tea in the tin smelt pretty good, it actually did somewhat resemble a carrot cake. So far, I’ve tried this with different amounts of milk and some sugar and I’m not that impressed. I’ve used a tsp of tea for each cup, so I might have to use a little more next time because the taste was subtle and not enough for my liking.

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77
drank China Green Tips by Tazo
52 tasting notes

I didn’t like this one too much when I first tasted it. After drinking more and more of this, I think I’ve adjusted to its taste, but its still far from being my favorite as it has that “ricey” taste which might even be called earthy(not sure about this).

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Ratings:
1~10: Could not take any more than a few sips.
11~30: Could finish the cup, but would be strongly against my will.
31~50: I regret my purchase.
51~70: Average to alright teas.
Would buy again beyond this line
71~80: Could enjoy and appreciate the cup.
81~90: Savoured it to the last drop.
91~100: Could possibly be living on this stuff. Elixir.

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