1908 Tasting Notes

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drank ButterBeer by Custom-Adagio Teas
1908 tasting notes

I steeped it longer and tried adding milk but I still got nuttin’ in terms of flavour. It isn’t really what I’d call caramel OR creamy, nor is it sweet like I sort of expected this tea to be. In fact there really isn’t much to distinguish this tea from a say, a normal, malty Assam.

Oh well, can’t win every time. :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Whenever I see this one I think of a butter + beer flavored tea… although maybe I shouldn’t say that or Frank may actually do that as a Tea of the Week lol!

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76
drank Orange Dulce by Mighty Leaf Tea
1908 tasting notes

Apparently this tea is good either plain OR with milk. The milk seems to enhance the vanilla and give it a lovely creamy taste and mouthfeel – and it also makes the tea taste sweeter (no sweetener required!). The orange is at a good level where you notice that it’s there but it doesn’t make the tea bitter, and the jasmine is subtle enough to give the tea some pleasent floral notes without making the tea smell and taste like jasmine soap.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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66
drank Toasted Rice by Numi Organic Tea
1908 tasting notes

It has a nice, prominent, bakey/malty flavour from the toasted grains, but the sencha base is somewhat lacking. Maybe I’ve become spoiled on decent, loose-leaf senchas, but to me this doesn’t have much flavour or depth.

However, to put it into perspective, it’s still quite decent for a bagged green tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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52

I look at the box and it says that the tea is orange chocolate-flavoured, but the smell and taste I’m getting from this tea is neither of those things to me. Instead it’s almost spicy with green, grassy notes. Actually I can pick up a little bit of citrus, but it’s not what I’d called readily distinguishable. And where the heck is the chocolate?! I want my chocolate fix dammit!

Maybe I need to work on the steeping parameters a bit, so my rating may be subject to change.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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69
drank Dreamsicle Darjeeling by 52teas
1908 tasting notes

I hadn’t intended to open this one quite yet, but I decided to send some away in a swap so I figured now would be as good a time as any to give this a try.

I’m not too fond of the smell – it’s creamy and orangey but it smells a bit spoiled to me as though the cream part has started to go off. Not that I think the tea is actually spoiled, but that’s how my nose is interpreting it.

The flavour is more likable – the astringency and mild sourness of the orange goes quite well with the natural muscatel flavour of the Darjeeling. It’s not too drying like I found my last (plain) Margaret’s Hope tea to be. I noticed that it also has a nice sweetness that doesn’t block the other flavours so everything is pretty well balanced.

The scent’s still a bit off-putting though. :(

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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71

Noticeably less sweet when I reduce the steeping time. It doesn’t seem to get rid of the murky colour though so I guess that’s just a product of kukicha tea.

I’ve also noticed that my tea seems to foam slightly when I add the water – maybe it’s rabid. ;)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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70

I was right – it’s much better with milk, but still a little bit on the bland side for an Assam. It doesn’t taste quite as malty with milk but instead the bake-y/biscuity flavours comes to the fore a bit more.

It’s a decent wake-me-up tea I think, but it doesn’t strike me as anything particularly special or engaging to the senses.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80

I’m leaning towards liking the resteep (@4 min) of this tea more than the initial steep – it still has a bakiness to it but it’s much sweeter and it has sort of apricot or peach-like notes that come out – ‘stone fruit’ notes I think I’ve heard some people describe the taste.

By the third resteep (@5 min) I am noticing the flavour starting to taper off, however.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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70

Sweetening this tea doesn’t seem to really do much for it – if anything it seems to emphasis the sour/acrid aftertaste slightly. So taking this tea with plain milk and nothing else seems to be the way to go.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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67
drank Gunpowder Green by Numi Organic Tea
1908 tasting notes

This is a surprisingly good-quality green for a bagged tea, but then Numi is generally a cut above the normal teabag manufacturers. The tea has a green, grassy flavour with some interestingly savory, almost smokey notes on the end of each sip. I’m not picking up any bitterness though I did steep this pretty conservatively. Not bad at all.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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