287 Tasting Notes

76

Not as impressed with second brew. A bit weaker and lackluster

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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75

A strong, robust tea. Would work well for a breakfast tea as well despite the afternoon name. Matches summer heat here in Florida. A satchet for the cup at 5 minutes. Buries a cube of sugar so not naturally sweet. Flirts with borderline bitterness. I think next time I’ll try a four minute steep due to that buried in the background.

On a visual note, the collectable tin is lovely.

ashmanra

I have been curious about this one. Might try it when the cupboard gets much, much lower.

Lupiressmoon

I know the feeling! I am trying to go through so many tea orders and samplers again before black friday sales in case I have new “keepers” to order :/

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80

It’s a basic black tea blend. It’s good. Got the satchets during a recent sale. It sweetens easily if you have a sweet tooth and lack bitterness thankfully.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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84

I couldn’t’ resist some Disney tins and others in a recent Harney and Son sale. If I hate the tea, at least there’s the tins I suppose. I got Mickie, Minnie, Peter Pan, Disenchanted, and Snow White.

I’ve only had one cup of this one. Reached for a satchet for a nightly cup of decaf the other night, not expecting much honestly, but it was surprisingly good. I could taste the hibiscus but it wasn’t overpowering, and the tea was strong with fruity flavors. I was not, as they say, disenchanted. You never know with Harney’s blends, so it was a pleasant surprise

It does say mint is in there, but I couldn’t really sense it other than adding layers to the tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
Cameron B.

I want to try the Peter Pan & Wendy blend, it sounded interesting. Might have to make its way into my next Harney order he he.

Lupiressmoon

The tins are absolutely adorable! I havent tried the others yet but want to soon.

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80
drank Psychocostick by BrutaliTeas
287 tasting notes

Not sure if it is a keeper yet or not but I enjoyed this one. Been having the best of luck with all these samplers lately! It is a bit more candy than other but I think it’s a good tea with a nice blend of tastes that work together well.

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84

Another one I like! I’m hitting gold lately with all these samples. I love almond if done right, and that’s the predominate with this one. It’s better when piping hot rather than cooled. Do like enough to buy more of it. And of course the name rocks.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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74

This tea is not a bad tea, but it’s not to my taste. It is tannin heavy and becomes a bit more brisk and drying the more I sipped. The sage is interesting and they did a great job with balanced fruits as backnotes – but it flirts with borderline bitterness and it’s not something I find desirable to drink again. Not a keeper, but not an awful tea – some enjoy heavy tannins compared to me.

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83

Says – Tastes like strawberry, ginger, lemon verbana
Feels like: Strawberry field dreams

This tea did not help me sleep but I adored the name and love ginger when done right. Same for lemon verbana. The strawberry makes a nice note – a strawberry tea background touch, not the tart jam. The main ingredient is chamomile, which I am super picky with, but there are many ingredients in this one that definitely balances it out, including turkish apples, fennel, blackberry. Natural licorice root adds some natural sweetness but nothign artificial that licorice tends to do if applied too heavily

Another keeper – this one for “Nightfall” and caffeine free modes

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84

I’m having such luck with my samplers this week!

This tea has mini marshmallows, adorable, roobios with black tea, cocoa and almond with natural chocolate. It turned out to be a very fun chocolate black tea. I have a hate relationship with Roobios but all of this blends together. Delish and will be another keeper!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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I have a drink obsession in general – daily lattes and coffees, and of course teas of many varieties. I mainly drink hot tea in Florida, but still enjoy the occasional southern sweet iced.

My preference is black tea, although I’m open to trial and error with others. I like the old fashioned English style tea cups, tea parties, food pair-ups, mini desserts and pies, cubes of sugar, small collection of Rose Red tea pets, you get the idea. I will always have an old fashioned tea kettle on the stove, but have recently purchased an electric tea kettle that I absolutely adore. I’m lazy by nature, so I have switched to stuffing tea bags for the loose teas to save on clean-up and disposal with other strainers.

I love smokey teas, non-bitter, not overly astringent, strong tea background mixed with flavored teas, no artificial sweetener tastes, balanced florals IF there must be a floral. I used to love spice, but it has to be done right. A former chai fan – now it reminds me of colored pencils. Cinnamon sounds good but so many teas have it artificial or odd tasting. Same goes for chocolate, some things have to be done just right to work.

Primary Tea Companies currently in 2022 – Harney and Sons, August Uncommon, Simpson & Vail, Fusion, Tea Spot, English Tea Store for odds and ends, The Tea Table

Most missed tea place and tea: Plum Brandy Cheesecake by Butiki

Very picky with anything Roobios, and Darjeeling/Oolong are hit or miss depending on the blend and my taste buds. Mint works in a mood but I’m not a big fan. Gravitate toward good name blends and fall themes when doing yet more sampler orders.

I like adding a cube of sugar to almost all teas, not usually milks. I don’t like stevia or any artificial sweetener taste. I adore honey, but to me it doesn’t suit tea unless I have a sore throat as both the tea and the honey change their flavor profile quite a bit if I mix them.

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Lakeland, Florida, United States

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