168 Tasting Notes

85
drank Negroni by August Uncommon Tea
168 tasting notes

I steeped for longer this evening and this is much better. The orange is actually standing out now. Its also increased the sweetness as well.

I’m really liking the orange, but wow, its pretty sweet. I likely won’t drink this frequently, but I can see wanting it now and then.

I’m curious how this will be as cold brew. If I have some of this left come warm weather, I may give it a try.

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80
drank Coffee Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
168 tasting notes

Yesterday was a complete failure. Things went so poorly here at work that as of this morning, we’re still a little behind where we were supposed to be yesterday morning. And because of “The Great Revert of 2022” (ONE day before our deadline for release) today is going to be hectic to see if we can still meet our deadline.

And so this morning I went straight for this tea and its exactly what I wanted. As I’ve said before, its not something I want all the time, but when I do it really satisfies.

The flavor can seem to vary a little between times and orders, as would be expected. Some times I can detect the pu’erh more than others, but its never overpowering. The scent is divine and the flavor has been working well for me.

I’ll most likely pick up some more with my next order.

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85
drank Negroni by August Uncommon Tea
168 tasting notes

The smell when I opened the packet was delightful. The smell of orange peel was so lovely. Its something I enjoy so much.

After steeped its not so much. The smell is much less and I’m just not getting much flavor. Maybe i needed to steep this for longer.

Not rating until I have a chance to try it again after giving it more time.

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80
drank Eventide by August Uncommon Tea
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This turned out to be uneventful. I could taste a little roasty toasty, but it was rather mild. Otherwise it seemed to be nothing special but also nothing bad either.

I’ll definitely finish the sample I got, but I’m not currently interested in getting more.

Lupiressmoon

I did a second sample of this one yesterday and agree with you that it’s not that….eventful :)

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60

I knew from the outset that this would be chancy. I’m not a fan of floral flavors, but I’ve never tried violet before so I thought what the heck.

The smell of the dried leaf reminds me of cool-aid packets with a tinge of soap maybe? Steeped, its not so much cool-aid though there is still a hint of a generic fruity scent/flavor.

What gets me the most however, is usually what happens with floral teas. Its very reminiscent of what i refer to as old lady perfume. You know, those ones that say they are of some floral scent, but the scent smells more like it came out of a chemistry lab than a flower. Even just smelling it leaves that chemical like taste in your mouth. Black Metallic reminds me very much of that, including that odd taste in the mouth.

I may try this again later, as I have found its always best to try things twice. You never know. But I don’t have high expectations.

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85
drank Biarritz by August Uncommon Tea
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As soon as I opened the packet, my first thought was, WOW! ameretto! Its really there in the flavor as well. I can detect a little anise, though its not overpowering, just nice and subtle.

Not sure if I can detect any of the other ingredients, but wow, I am liking this tisane. Actually the description mentions flavors of muddled cherries and I can see that as well.

There is a nice subtle sweetness to the flavor that is not a dominating and I think I am enjoying that as well.

This seems perfect to curl up with on a cold night. I’m sure I will be buying more.

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85

Recently picked up some more just in time for our temps to be hovering around freezing.

Oh how I have missed this. It just seems so warm and comforting and perfect for when you’d rather remain curled up at home instead of outside braving the cold.

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75

Picked up a sampler size with my last order. Again, not something I would drink frequently, but once in a while its a nice change.

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60
drank Golden Lily by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m actually surprised on how roasted this oolong smells. I guess I was expecting something more floral or grassy given how green this is, so I am surprised.

Sadly roasted is a flavor that doesn’t seem to agree with me and I am having a lot of problems discerning any flavors other than roasted.

Its not bad, but I don’t really see myself choosing this over other teas I enjoy more.

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75

I made a mistake of sharing this tin with my coworkers. Its almost gone and this is just my second time trying it.

I’m not a big fan or bergamot, but the addition of orange peel helps tone down the elements I’m not fond it. I’m enjoying the hint of ginger with it all as well.

I am not a fan of the vanilla, especially with citrus. Makes me think of those orange and vanilla ice cream push pops. Yuck! But, its been popular in the office.

I’m not detecting the rose or any floral components.

Without the vanilla, I think it would be one of my staples. With the vanilla, its something I might have one in a while if it were available, but not something I’d go out of my way for.

ashmanra

Hmm the vanilla and the push pop descriptors are making me want to try it!

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100 – Amazing!
91-99 – Love it
76-90 – Staple
61-75 – If I’m in the right mood
46-60 – If it’s what is available
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0-30 – Gave or threw away

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