Dots and Loops

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Ingredients
Apple, Clove, Fennel Seed, Flavor, Indian Black Tea
Flavors
Baked Bread, Brown Sugar, Citrus, Clove, Fennel, Floral, Fruity, Green Apple, Malt, Mineral, Pepper, Red Apple, Rye, Spicy, Tannic, Tart, Sweet, Anise, Apple, Smooth, Green, Tannin, Citrus Zest, Cloves
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Caffeine
High
Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 15 sec 3 g 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “This tea is so good! The dry leaf, wet leaf, aroma and taste all stick to the same palette with no surprises. That doesn’t mean it’s a straightforward tea. This blend of savory, sweet, tart,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Silly me ordering tea when I have barely been touching the stash I have as it’s been collecting dust over the past while. But once I saw that August restocked on Passage, I just had to do...” Read full tasting note
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  • “365 Days of Tea Challenge – Day 24 Sample Sipdown! (55) This is absolutely my favorite so far from August Uncommon. The base tea is smooth and a bit malty with some bread notes. The apple is crisp...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Previously, I gave this one a rating of 30. Now I’ve decided to not include a number since I don’t like savory teas, and this tea is decidedly savory. I liked the flavor of real apple in the black,...” Read full tasting note

From August Uncommon Tea

Bright black tea with green apple and fennel

This is a crisp black tea blend made by marrying mild black tea, tart green apple, and herbaceous fennel. Milk brings out its natural sweetness. It makes a super refreshing iced tea, and an exciting tea latte

INGREDIENTS: south indian black tea, egyptian fennel seed, turkish apple, caraway, flavoring, clove

TASTES LIKE: baked green apple, fennel bulb, lemon zest
FEELS LIKE: melodic sonic modulations

VEGANGLUTEN FREENON GMO

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14 Tasting Notes

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506 tasting notes

This tea is so good!

The dry leaf, wet leaf, aroma and taste all stick to the same palette with no surprises. That doesn’t mean it’s a straightforward tea. This blend of savory, sweet, tart, fruity-floral and spicy has a load of depth.

The apple aroma and flavor is unique; I wouldn’t say it’s green apple but very close — almost sweet like candy but very floral, somehow reminiscent of both crisp and tart fresh green apples and the deeper, comforting aroma of some kind of heritage red apples baked with brown sugar. Clove, fennel and caraway create a sweet, herbal, citrusy, almost peppery and pungent rye-like taste, of which the perfume lingers as an ether after the swallow. All of these flavors are layered into a black tea base that’s malty and somewhat bready with cleansing tannic and mineral qualities.

The tea is actually pretty refreshing for a liquor so savory. I think I’ll keep sipping on this with today’s 95-100F temps. I’d love to try it in the fall since it reminds me of Oktoberfest but the remainder of this gift from Mastress Alita won’t last more than a week. August Uncommon has some interesting teas. Maybe I’ll suck it up and place an order later this year. Thanks, MA :)

Edit: 2nd infusion is watery but still has the flavors of added ingredients. Going to try with higher leaf, shorter steep next time in hopes of pulling out a more substantial resteep.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Brown Sugar, Citrus, Clove, Fennel, Floral, Fruity, Green Apple, Malt, Mineral, Pepper, Red Apple, Rye, Spicy, Tannic, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
gmathis

Sounds perfect for summer!

Mastress Alita

I still haven’t even gotten around to trying this one yet. And now it’s buried deep in a moving box with all my other teas. Le sigh.

derk

You’ll probably be sorting that box just in time for that crisp autumn air :)

Mastress Alita

Finally close this Thursday, I can’t wait to finally get all my shit out of boxes! I’ve had everything boxed up for pretty much two months straight now. Ugh!

tea-sipper

I’m glad it worked out for you, Mastress Alita!

derk

Ah, that’s so close! Congrats!

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1785 tasting notes

Silly me ordering tea when I have barely been touching the stash I have as it’s been collecting dust over the past while. But once I saw that August restocked on Passage, I just had to do it.

Sample size of this. The fennel is the most prominent note here, tannins quite strong, but the apple is on the faint side, which I don’t mind. I’m at the very least glad it isn’t a fake, strong candy apple flavour you get from other companies (I think we all know…). The mouthfeel is thin and I’m left with astringency.

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365 Days of Tea Challenge – Day 24

Sample Sipdown! (55)

This is absolutely my favorite so far from August Uncommon.

The base tea is smooth and a bit malty with some bread notes. The apple is crisp and refreshing – definitely a green apple but not the candy sort. And then the fennel just adds a nice unexpected savory anise flavor that somehow pulls the whole thing together.

It’s like some sort of interesting seeded dark bread, pumpernickel-esque, with thinly sliced green apple on top. Admittedly, that doesn’t even really sound good, but the tea is really good!

I will it’s somewhat savory, and there’s quite a bit of fennel, so not a good choice if you’re not a fan! I’ll definitely be picking up a pouch of this sometime in the foreseeable future.

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Flavors: Anise, Apple, Baked Bread, Fennel, Green Apple, Malt, Smooth, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Kawaii433

I know I’ve said it before, but I love your pictures. I’m never on instagram but you give me a reason to hang out a little bit more on there lol.

Cameron B.

Thank you dear! I’m very inexperienced at it, but it’s fun to do it every day. I think I’ll run out of new ideas soon… XD

Kawaii433

I doubt it. You creative people, sheesh! <3

Kittenna

Pretty sure that the next time August Uncommon has a sale, I’m doomed…

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438 tasting notes

Previously, I gave this one a rating of 30. Now I’ve decided to not include a number since I don’t like savory teas, and this tea is decidedly savory. I liked the flavor of real apple in the black, but the fennel killed me. My family members make fun of me because I try to pawn off teas I don’t like on them, and they’ll ask, “Is it savory?” Because they don’t want to be tricked into a savory tea either. I mean, I saw the ingredient list before I bought it, so I should’ve been ready, but I was not. Now I don’t buy a tea if it includes savory herbs in the ingredients.

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I didn’t expect to like this one so much, but it is actually one of the most unique and delicious blends I’ve had in a long time.

This is very heavy on the clove, some nice fennel, some vegetal but fruity notes (green apple). The black base is absolutely perfect for this blend. I used 2 tsp leaf in 500 mL cold water, 45 min steep. I appreciate how refreshing this is iced, but I wanted to comment how much I like the apple flavour. It is present, but it isn’t like green apple candy/apple skin from most green apple teas. I’ve always disliked green apple flavour, so I was pleasantly surprised at the flavour in this blend.

Flavors: Apple, Clove, Fennel, Fruity, Green, Tannin

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
CrowKettle

I’m with you on the love for this one. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

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104/365

This one came to me free from AU’s recent “try for a dollar” promotion. In the event, it went through the checkout without asking me to pay anything, and it arrived a week or so later. I’d been curious to try this one, so I was stoked to see it in my mailbox!

It smells wonderful. The apple and fennel are both really clear, even from just the dry leaf. Brewed, it takes on a slightly candy-like vibe – one of my colleagues said she could smell bubblegum, and it is a little like that. It reminds me slightly of apple Hubba Bubba, in the best possible way. It’s more nuanced when it’s actually brewed up – the apple is the main flavour; a touch sharp and acidic initially, with a slowly-developing sweetness. It’s definitely green apple! The fennel comes through second and helps with the sweetness, while adding a licorice-like note all its own. There’s a hint of clove in the background, making this a little less like candy and a little more like apple pie, plus a touch of malt from the black tea.

It’s delicious, and I love it!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp
Lexie Aleah

Nice to see that someone else took advantage of that deal as well. That one was my second choice. I ended up going with Golden Arrow.

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The last few months have been a bit of a struggle both mentally and healthwise, but the better weather here on the West Coast seems to have given me back some energy. I’m looking forward to drinking teas besides Cold 911 (maybe iced tea is in the cards?).

This one more than makes up for my poor experience with (cue Twilight Zone music) the Black Lodge. This easy steeper had such a lovely balance of sour-sweet green apple, fennel and citrus zest that I ended up never drinking it with milk- the cloves and strong herbs make me mentally group it as a chai but I’ll have to order more if I want a latte or iced cup now!

The description on the back makes me laugh though. “Melodic sonic modulations” what now?! This is a pretty happy tea drinking experience and it got me through quite a few sick days, so I’ll go with it. This will be on the reorder list when I eventually run out of Psychocandy.

Flavors: Citrus Zest, Cloves, Fennel, Green Apple

Fjellrev

Aww, I’m sorry you’ve had a rough few months, CrowKettle. I really hope 2018 will improve for you to the max.

Lexie Aleah

I’m pretty sure this one is on sale right now and they are trying to clear it out. I’ve been wanting to try it myself. Hopefully the rest of the year goes better for you.

Sil

hugs

CrowKettle

Thanks everyone. Things seem to be going more smoothly now.

I appreciate the heads-up, Lexie Aleah :)

Evol Ving Ness

more hugs to you, CrowKettle.

It sucks to be less than 100%.

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Sipdown (603)!

Another sipdown that definitely hurts. However, if AU releases a new collection of teas any time soon and this is still up on their site I’ll definitely order a tin worth of it for myself since I greatly enjoyed this one – and haven’t seen anything comparable from any other company.

This cup was more cooked/baked green apples with a touch of cinnamon/malt from the tea base to strengthen that comparison. Then plenty of fennel/anise deliciousness! Man, I freaking love this tea. It was so tempting to just hoard the last cup of it for forever…

Sil

They brought back a bunch of teas they’d prvsiouly sold the other day so it could come back also.

Lexie Aleah

They either just released some new teas or just brought back some old ones. (:

Roswell Strange

The ones they just released as “new” are actually all returning teas they’d had before @lexia aleah – which is cool and all, I’m just craving something completely new from them.

Kittenna

Do they ever have sales? (I’m assuming yes.) I have a shortlist of companies to order from, and now I’m getting an itchy trigger finger hearing of what sounds like a restock… >.>

Roswell Strange

They do have sales – pretty decent ones, actually.

Sil

dots and loops is on sale atm lol

Roswell Strange

Yeah, I saw – crossing my fingers it doesn’t sell out. I’m just not willing to place an order for ONLY the one tea. I’ll either wait until there’s new stuff or just suck it up and go without…

Kittenna

Crap crap crap… haha.

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