285 Tasting Notes

Sipdown! This tea has really grown on me. It’s also been nice to have an herbal tea around. May need to reorder this one!

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I forgot I had this tea! I found it underneath a larger tea package in the tea drawer and it’s perfect for my mood. Sadly, it’s a sip down! This is one I wouldn’t mind keeping around.

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While on a trip through Colorado I had to stop at this tea house that Bonnie mentions frequently in her tasting notes! Thanks for the recommendation Bonnie- I enjoyed my visit with them!

Since I was there rather late, I ordered this herbal tea that another customer was drinking. It’s very fragrant- their whole shop smelled like this tea! It’s a perfect sleepy time tea too. Put me right to sleep!

Boiling 8 min or more

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Sipdown! I have had this tea for a very long time, and it tastes more roasted than I remember. A good thing!

Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This chocolatey, roasty, spicy blend is AMAZING this morning. Simply amazing. I think this tea is even better when it’s sat for a few months. I would buy this again!

Boiling 1 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Peach Brulée by Tea Forte
285 tasting notes

I’m not really into flavored tea, but this tea was surprisingly good. Very promising, since a friend gave me a gift box of Tea Forte teas for an anniversary gift, all flavored. Hoping they’re all this good!

Happily, this is one of those teas that tastes like it’s name, and even resteeps very well, for 2 more steeps at least. Creamy and peachy, this tea is good!

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I received this tea as a free sample from Teavivre. Thanks again Angel! You rock!

This tea isn’t on the Teavivre site, so I’m not sure what that means. As of yet, I am still experimenting to get the steeping parameters right, but I can already tell it’s going to be very fresh, sweet, and rather buttery. Will try to remember to report back once I have the parameters nailed down!

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The tea leaves are long and twisty, varying from dark to light green. This tea smells like tomato (especially the dry leaves- I find them extremely fragrant) and brewed it even tastes a little tomato-y. I am really enjoying this tea! This flavor holds well through at least one more steep.

I received this tea as a sample from Teavivre. Thank you again, this tea is super fresh!

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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The dark, twisted leaves smell fruity and roasted. I’m looking forward to trying this tea!

The flavor is different than I was expecting. It is fruity, but not sweet. The roasted quality is more like a roasted asparagus taste than a roasty bread taste. None of t these things are bad, just different. I also notice quite a bit of astringentcy, which so far hasn’t bothered me.
For this first steep I used boiling water and steeped 2 tsp for 1 minute.

Second steep is sweeter and less roasty, with the same astringency. This is a mild steep.

This isn’t a favorite for me, but I’m happy I ordered this sample.

2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I love tea. I first tasted loose leaf when my grandpa brought some back from Russia and I remember just savoring it. Not sure what kind it was; all I remember is that it was loose leaf and it was good. =)

I really enjoy oolong, jasmine tea, and white tea. I especially love those black teas with chocolate notes! Also, chai is a constant favorite. I enjoy green tea, but need to be in the mood for it to actually want it.

As far as tisanes go, I enjoy chamomile and occasionally a mint. I am interested to try rooibus and honey bush. I do prefer teas without artificial flavoring but I’m willing to try most things.

I know next to nothing about puerh, but I like what I have tried so far.

I am consistently amazed at the flavors contained in one leaf. I am on a quest to discover all of them! Slowly, though. Good tea is expensive. :P

Other things I enjoy: Books. My family. Truth. Campfires. Animal Rescue. Gardening. Sushi. Mountain biking. Documentaries. Trees. Music. Culture. Sour cream raisin pie. Not necessarily in that order. :P


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