9 Tasting Notes

84

Solid daily drinker is right! I am not a fan of black tea but Sugar Glider might make me a convert! Sweet and bright, this tea stands up to repeated brewings and doesn’t seem to be drastically affected by temperature or steep time (though there’s definitely a sweet spot).

The tin I received was a bit dented, but I am glad to have it as it makes storing this tea easier! Plus the sticker is too cute. When I share, people are always delighted by the design!

Flavors: Earth, Sweet, Yams

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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95

I’m glad I went for the full cake on this one and skipped the sample. This tea is gorgeous to look at, the contrast between the leaves making it an absolutely delight to behold. Unwrapped you can already smell the sweetness and steeped there’s nothing more glorious than the warm honeysuckle and nutty flavor that lingers on your palette.

I may need to buy a second cake to age because this one isn’t going to last very long I fear.

Flavors: Hay, Honey, Honeysuckle, Nuts, Nutty, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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62
drank Aria by Custom-Adagio Teas
9 tasting notes

Aria is sweet and spicy and really doesn’t need any sweetening (if you don’t oversteep). I love the warm cinnamon and cardamom flavors accented with the ginger. The coconut, orange and lemon grass help keep this blend from becoming overwhelming, cooling and brightening this tea.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Coconut, Ginger, Lemongrass, Orange

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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63

Received a sample from teavivre! I was surprised at how small the flower was – I certainly expected it to be more than 1inch in diameter. However, the tea brews up light and floral with warm honey notes. Definitely a very relaxing a calming flavor. I would be curious to try the cheaper, lower quality versions to see how they compare.

Flavors: Floral, Honey, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60

Received a sample from Teavivre of this! I enjoyed this tea but have other oolongs that I enjoy more. The first couple steeps are very nice, fruity and floral with nutty undertones. But with each steep the tea progresses into a tangy and slightly astringent taste and gets a very sharp smell. It’s not bad, but I prefer the more mellow front steeps!

Flavors: Astringent, Floral, Grass, Nutty, Sweet, Tangy, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec 4 g 2 OZ / 63 ML

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94

A very rich amber brew with a heady earthen aroma and a surprisingly sweet and clean taste filled with a sharp mineral tang and foresty palette (wet earth/leaves, mulch, tree bark). The best way I can think to describe the taste of this tea is like having the ability to drink petrichor.

Highly recommend and need to get more!

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Earth, Mineral, Molasses, petrichor, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 88 ML

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59

Delicious alone but a very weak tea so I advise steeping longer. The lemon /acid makes the tea change color which is AMAZING but it also kills the tea flavor a bit and the lemon becomes predominant. (Still good though!) I’m not sure if there’s a way to up the flavor without removing the blue color.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Lemongrass

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 5 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80

Love this tea! The anise seed is a perfect compliment to the earthier notes. The whole thing has a very dark, smokey flavor to it. Very strange but very delicious.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cameron B.

Anise and smoke sound as if they would be quite good together. What an interesting thought…

TeaBooksArt

@Cameron – it’s really quite lovely. On hot days I add a bit of sugar and ice it for a delicious chill treat!

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Tea Rating Scale:
90-100: Outstanding! Absolute favorite teas! Always keep it in stock
80-89: Delicious. Try to keep stocked
70-79: Great – a possible cupboard staple
60-69: Good enough to buy again!
50-59: It’s decent I guess, may not purchase again, would accept as gift
40-49: Meh… I may or may not have finished the cup
30-39: Ick. Would rather not finish it.
20-29: Repulsive, did not finish.
00-19: Disgusting, please die in a fire

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