127 Tasting Notes

50

Leaves: bag
Measuring Spoon: no
Steep: 5 min
Aroma: none
Color: medium reddish brown
Clarity: Great

Taste: I was excited when I came across this tea on youtube so I had to give it a try. The packaging said to use cold water but for a first steep I wanted to try it with room temperature bottled water for 5 minutes. The first thing I did was detect the aroma but to my surprise there really wasn’t anything I noticed. As for the taste it wasn’t that great the first words that came to mind was sour citrus water. I understand it’s supposed to be tangy but I can see it probably being improved by adding some sweetener. I also want to give it a fair try so I will also be steeping using cold water (bottled or tap) so see how it comes out then. Using cold water first awakened the aroma citrus & the color was also darker. I didn’t dunk the bag as I did before steeping the first cup. The flavor this time was weak hot sour oranges. Overall I didn’t find this tea enjoyable.

Preparation
Boiling 8 OZ / 236 ML

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73
drank Blueberry Acai by Tea Drops
127 tasting notes

Leaves: heart shaped cube

Measuring Spoon: no

Steep: instant

Aroma: not sure

Color: burgundy

Clarity: Good

Taste: Unlike the other teas this one had much better clarity as I could see the sediment at the bottom of my cup. As for the aroma I’m not sure exactly what it smells like. As for flavor it was very light and bland this time around even the sweetness wasn’t really there either but imo I feel it had more flavor than the matcha drop. This is the last of my Tea Drop flavors I had to review. Overall, I think the company concept is really cool & makes it easier to have a cup of tea anytime. But in terms of the taste within the varieties is where it’s lacking. Also sometimes you might want that last sip of tea but might not be able to have it due to the sediment settling at the bottom of the cup. For ease of use and visual (shapes) 5/5, Taste overall 2.5/5 with citrus ginger being the best flavor

Preparation
Boiling 8 OZ / 236 ML

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74
drank Rose Earl Grey by Tea Drops
127 tasting notes

Leaves: flower shaped cube

Measuring Spoon: no

Steep: instant

Aroma: classic earl grey

Color: brown

Clarity: Cloudy

Taste: When I first opened this tea I immediately noticed the aroma of earl grey before it even made it into my cup! Upon adding hot water the aroma remained but I didn’t notice the floral note from the rose. For the taste it was like a mild earl grey with a hint of sweetness. Overall not perfectly good or bad just somewhere in the middle. The sediment also make it more gritty if swirled, so it’s best to let it settle at the bottom. A better experience than the previous two teas

*update upon finish the cup, my mouth has a dry feel that I didn’t get with the others. I had to adjust the rating

Preparation
Boiling 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60
drank Matcha Green Tea by Tea Drops
127 tasting notes

Leaves: square shaped cube

Measuring Spoon: no

Steep: instant

Aroma: matcha

Color: murky swamp green

Clarity: Cloudy

Taste: The matcha aroma was there but as for the taste it reminded me of sugar water with a pinch of matcha. So far this one has the least flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70
drank Sweet Peppermint by Tea Drops
127 tasting notes

Leaves: heart shaped cube

Measuring Spoon: no

Steep: instant

Aroma: peppermint

Color: murky swamp green

Clarity: Cloudy

Taste: I had made this one before with 10oz of water & it was too much so this time around I decided to go with 8oz. The aroma wasn’t strong like other peppermint teas I’ve tried in the past I found it to be quite faint. The first few sips I found it to be bland & watered down, with little peppermint flavor. Overall, It’s alright & lacking. I couldn’t see myself purchasing it in the future, giving it more stirs didn’t help the flavor profile as it did w/ the citrus ginger.

Preparation
Boiling 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Citrus Ginger by Tea Drops
127 tasting notes

Leaves: flower shaped cube

Measuring Spoon: no

Steep: instant

Aroma: ginger & citrus 

Color: dark golden yellow

Clarity: Cloudy

Taste: Upon making this one I immediately noticed the scent of ginger with a hint of citrus when I poured over boiling water, giving it a stir. As for the flavor it’s sweet as it does already have sugar within the flower cube. I noticed more of the ginger then the citrus notes there was even some spiciness from the ginger. Giving it another stir to mix the sediment at the bottom of my cup, it awakened the citrus flavor! This was my first time trying the flavor and I could see myself buying it in the future! I also found the sediment to be more drinkable compared to the other flavors I’ve tried where I would just leave it at the bottom of the cup. Overall, I haven’t had many new teas in a while and thought why not write reviews again. I won the Blueberry Acai in a giveaway & they surprised me with some extras I haven’t tried!

Preparation
Boiling 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

Leaves: medium thin green leaves

Measuring Spoon: no

Steep: 8m

Aroma: typical green tea, although it is a yellow

Color: pale yellow almost clear

Clarity: Great

Taste: It has been soo long since I’ve brew a cup of loose leaf tea. After having a nice conversation this afternoon I though why not make a cup of tea? Deciding between a green & yellow, I have never had a yellow tea till now. I was surprised that the leaves were still green yet the brewed color was a pale yellow. As for taste and aroma it reminded me of my typical green teas I’ve had in the past with nothing to really separate it from the others. It was a very nice cup, having great clarity.

In terms of tea experiments I’ve been playing around with Twinings english breakfast tea bags – trying to make it in a British way with milk (soy) & sugar (brown).

Listening to: BTS – 134340 (Pluto)

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75

Water: 8oz

Leaves: tea bag

Measuring Spoon: no

Steep: 4m

Aroma: typical black tea, maybe fruity?

Color: Coppery, Reddish

Clarity: Great

Taste: I’ve had this tea before in the past & enjoyed it. This time it was a surprise from my mother when she went grocery shopping. I steeped it according to the package instructions. When finish the aroma was difficult to pinpoint exactly. The clarity of this was perfect although its a deep rich coppery red color I could easily see the bottom of my cup. Taking a sip I noticed that this is a very smooth with no dry mouth feel. There is quite a bit of bitterness that lingers on the tongue in between sips. Overall I found this to be an okay cup. I really want to try it with milk/cream + sugar to see how it is then b/c it’s something I don’t do.

Listening to: Daniel Caesar – Get You ft. Kali Uchis

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85

Water: 12oz

Leaves: 2 slices

Measuring Spoon: no

Steep: 8m

Aroma: lemony

Color: very pale yellow

Clarity: great

Taste: I’ve always wanted to try dried lemon slices & this was my first time using them so i was excited! Taking the slices out of they bag they were perfectly cut so I added 2 pieces to my cup as recommend. Since I wanted a strong flavor I stepped for 8 minutes. As for the taste it wasn’t as sour as I thought it was going to be, actually quite nice and it didn’t need any sweetener. Overall a very mild sourness a great drink for the afternoon or anytime of day. I was going to try it with the stevia I steeped earlier but I made it to weak to add any sweetness.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Water: 12oz

Leaves: 1 leaf

Measuring Spoon: no

Steep: 3m

Aroma: n/a didn’t notice

Color: Light green

Clarity: Great

Taste: This was my first time working with stevia so i played it safe by only using 1 leaf to test if it would deliver any sweetness. I got a pretty light green color but it tasted nice but lacked sweetness lol. I’m going to try again with more leaves to see how I can make a nice sweetener.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I really got into tea early(2013). I’m happy I stumbled upon Steepster because I’ve been able to learn soo much more! Before I drank my tea from tea bags never really venturing out to try loose tea.

I’m apart of Teavivre Free tasting activity,I joined after making my first purchase with them.
Thank you Angel & Teavivre

Tea Ratings:
90-100 = Very Good
80-89 = Good
70-79 = Okay
60-69 = Didn’t like
50-59= Avoid

*I may adjust ratings depending on when the tea was brewed again & if i liked it more or less.

Companies
Teavivre
Verdant Tea
Single Origin Teas
Little Red Cup Tea
Red Leaf Tea
Persimmon Tree Tea
Tealated
Nepali Tea Traders
Good Earth (Tea Bag)
Teasenz

Favorite:
Green Tea

Brewing Notes: (for 8oz water)

200,195,190 Cool for 1 minutes
190 Oolong Cool for 2 minutes
185 Cool for 2 minutes
176 Cool for 2m 50s (80c)
160 Cool for 3 minutes
158 Cool for 3m 20s (70c)

*Currently on influenster as neonvoices (Nov. 2020)

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