2831 Tasting Notes

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drank Earl Grey Decaf by American Tea Room
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100
drank Pina Colada by Teavana
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Sad sipdown. I welcome this back to my cupboard any time.

Preparation
Iced

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80
drank Earl Grey Vanilla by Tetley
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This makes an excellent chilled tea latte!

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91
drank Bianca Chamomile by TeaTaxi
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As it turns out, it tastes great steeped hot as well. Fruity/berry, chamomile, citrus.

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drank Cease & Desist! by 52teas
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Thank you to VariaTEA for the sample! I still have a tsp left to make another cup.

I drank this hot, and enjoyed it. However, I still have no idea what it is supposed to taste like. I taste a very vegetal green base (also there is matcha in it). The toasted rice gives it a nice toasty grain flavour that I love genmaicha for. I can taste some spices and creaminess here. I can taste some spices (although not specifically cinnamon). A bit of bitterness in after taste, but still tasty. With a touch of milk, it is even better!

Flavors: Bitter, Creamy, Grain, Green, Rice, Spices, Sweet, Toasted, Toasted Rice, Toasty

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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73
drank Green Silk by Teafarm
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This green is roasted, which makes it slightly sweet. The vanilla and cocoa actually go well with such a savoury toasted base.

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80

4g, 90 deg. C water

Steep one: 30 seconds
Lightly fruity, distinctly oolong, some light toasty flavours

Steep 2:30 seconds
Less fruity, more buttery/creamy

Steep 3: 2 minutes
Wooow that got astringent/bitter fast

Steep 4: 30 seconds
Milk flavour is present, but the oolong isn’t much more than that.
Meh, I’ve had better milk oolongs. It isn’t as flavourful as I usually like, and I’m not impressed with any tea that can turn bitter/astringent.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Fruity, Milk

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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78

Sipdown! I only had one dragon ball…so it was going to happen once I steeped this

Steep 1: 70 deg. C water, 6 minutes
Ended up being a rinse because there was no flavour

Steep 2: 95 deg. C, 6 minutes
Beautiful white tea flavour, slightly sweet, notes of dry grass and lots of tannin

Steep 3: It kind of reminds me of a yabao, it tastes sun dried and aged

Steep 4: Still very tasty, but I guess I’m not much in the mood for white tea today so I\m going to stop here. This tea is fantastic, it deserves a good 6+ steeps.

Flavors: Dry Grass, Sweet, Tannin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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50

This is steeped in a small teapot (200 mL?) , I am gong fu brewing this with 4g leaf
Thank you to Mackie for the sample.

Steep 1: 70 deg. C, 10 seconds
Very light, jade oolong flavour is present, slightly buttery

Steep 2: 70 deg. C water, 45 secpnds
Stronger flavour, milk flavour is starting to come out, but this tea is extremely astringent

steep 3: boiling water, 8 seconds
hmm flavour is weak again but astringency is back, nothing really stands out (no floral, fruity, creamy notes), flavour is pretty unremarkable and generic

Steep 4: boiling water, 45 seconds
Astringency is back. Apparently short steep times give you little flavour, and longer ones are overpowered by astringency

I’m going to end things here. This is unimpressive and there are many better milk oolongs out there for a similar price. Don’t waste your time with this one.

Flavors: Butter, Milk

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drank Eggnogg'n Tea by Bigelow
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Sipdown!

Great green rooibos base, creamy rum and spices (finally, an eggnog tea with nutmeg in it). Really flavourful, especially for a bagged tea.

Flavors: Creamy, Eggnog, Nutmeg, Rooibos

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I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much of my time reading comic books. I’m a passionate keeper of spiders, cacti, and exotic plants. I eat a vegan, plant-based diet for moral and environmental reasons (I mention this only because it is relevant to which flavoured teas I drink).

I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

My cupboard is mostly up to date. For a more comprehensive list, see my stash spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-HjWKR3um-xEnj6HC9vMvKXOAyj_bpW5u_2ixEC20-k/edit?usp=sharing
Most of these are only tiny samples/I can’t always spare any, but feel free to ask.

Favourite flavours/ingredients:
Rum/alcohol, clove, cardamom, rosemary, pine, sage, moss/Earthy, lychee, floral, creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, desserty, cocoa/chocolate, decaf or no caffeine, very unusual flavours

Favourite tea types
Decaf teas (any variety)/no caf tisanes like honeybush and rooibos, yellow, jade oolong, white, Darjeeling blacks

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, tumeric mushroom/fungus,

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Animal products: [confectioners glaze, gelatine, marshmallows, , natural flavour, white choc chips, caramel bits, etc]
St. John’s wort (herb)

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