1640 Tasting Notes

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drank Beach Reads by Call Me Sweetea
1640 tasting notes

I don’t usually go for coconut teas, but this one smelled absolutely incredible, so it’s the first one I tried from the TTB. Unfortunately the flavor doesn’t quite match up. I taste a lot of oolong, but it doesn’t taste the freshest. The coconut and fruit are there too, but again, not too special. The added flavors are too light, and the oolong isn’t a great one. It’s still always nice to try a new brand!

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75
drank Pineapple Sencha by 52teas
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I don’t personally prefer this sencha. I just find it too grassy and loud compared to other green teas that blend more smoothly into the background. I steeped this for two minutes as recommended, but it still tastes a bit bitter. This tea smells absolutely amazing. The pineapple flavor is probably the most authentic I’ve ever encountered in a tea – just like biting into a fresh juicy pineapple. I only wish it were paired with a base I enjoyed!

52Teas

I would recommend maybe either steeping it a little less time – or perhaps use an even lower temp to steep it. It’s a Japanese Sencha so it has a more pronounced flavor (not so sweet and creamy as a Chinese Sencha, it’s more of a distinct green note). I tend to like that about Japanese Sencha, I like the well-defined vegetal note of Japanese Sencha but I do know that not everyone does. My brewing suggestions are developed based upon what I tend to prefer, but you may find that you enjoy it more if you were to go with a slightly lower temperature (I’m not sure what temperature you used here) or if you steep it at 1 1/2 minutes or even 1 minute.

AJRimmer

I’ll definitely give these things a try, thank you!

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75
drank Winter Sonata by Smore Mermaid
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I’m usually good at remembering, but I have no idea where I got this tea bag. This flavor is mulled wine inspired, and I feel like they capture that vibe pretty well. I can clearly taste the tart fruit and some mild spices on top. I liked it better cold. This company only sells a few tea blends, and I’m not sure I’m motivated to try the other ones, but I had a decent time with this one.

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69
drank Cinnamin Flames by BrutaliTeas
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The flavor here was a bit muted and basic. I taste red hot-style cinnamon along with a bit of fruitiness. But the base tea adds no flavor, so it’s sort of just those flavorings on top of nothing.

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80

I don’t know what Irish cream is supposed to taste like, but this turned out to be a delicious chocolate teas. I really like how 52teas balances chocolate teas. It’s almost as satisfying as a hot chocolate with a pleasant black base and a very authentic chocolate. The second time I had this wasn’t quite as amazing as the first, but still quite pleasant sweetened with milk. This one also resteeps super well.

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76

Got this from a Sips By box, but it looks and tastes so familiar that I think I’ve had it from another company before. I steeped for only three minutes so it wouldn’t get too sour. The flavor ended up quite pleasantly tart with a nice jammy berry quality. The cold brewed resteep was very flavorful as well. I don’t think I’d seek this one out specifically, but if I come across it again, I won’t be disappointed.

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77
drank Sweet Potato Pie by DAVIDsTEA
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I definitely don’t taste sweet potato, but I have to say that this is quite sweet and tasty. It’s mostly fruity, lightly spiced, and a little starchy. I like to add milk. I removed all the marshmallows (there were tons!). The black tea is mild, so this one ends up light, but enjoyable.

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70
drank Enlightenmint by BrutaliTeas
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This is a pretty standard mint herbal tea. I enjoy mint tea cold, so it’s refreshing, though it could be a bit lighter/brighter. It’s a tiny bit murky, but not bad. It’s definitely one of the less exciting blends from the advent calendar.

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77
drank White Apple by BrutaliTeas
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I enjoyed this tea a lot more than I expected. I couldn’t really taste the white tea (there was a lot less of it than in the picture on the website). It mostly tasted like a light apple juice. I think the chamomile was a great choice and perfect pairing. I only tasted a hint of the cinnamon. It’s not special enough to order, but it’s definitely refreshing. I preferred this one hot – it was comforting and well-balanced. Once it cooled, I tasted more white tea, which I don’t personally prefer. I made a cold resteep of the leaves, which ended up with almost a caramel apple flavor.

gmathis

I love apple and chamomile together. (Although, based on the Brutaliteas reviews I’ve read, that sounds like a very mild-mannered flavor and name choice — unless there’s a pop culture reference I’ve missed!)

ashmanra

I just noticed that Harney has a Disney line now, and the one I am most interested in is a white apple….Snow White Tea, of course!

LuckyMe

Apple and chamomile sounds like a delicious combination. I always have straight chamomile but this inspires me to blend it with one of my apple flavored teas.

AJRimmer

I didn’t previously love apple in teas, but I’m very converted to apple chamomile combinations!

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70

From a TTB. This one doesn’t really stand out from other breakfast blends. I found it decently strong the first time I had it, but the second time, I found it a little thin and lacking. It wasn’t bad, but not exciting, just a plain unexceptional tea.

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I’m an event planner who always has multiple mugs of tea beside me. Hobbies other than tea include board games, video games, cooking international dishes, science fiction, hiking, jigsaw puzzles, tap dancing, reading, listening to podcasts, and playing with my troublesome kitties.

Favorite flavors: dessert flavors, nutty, melon, mint, strawberry, anything rooibos-related.

Don’t prefer: Smoky, rosemary, savory flavors, floral (other than lavender), plain tea.

I always drink flavored tea, and preferably caffeine-free or black. I’ll try just about anything though! Let me know if you’re interested in a swap!

My ratings are kind of meaningless, but basically
90-100 pretty perfect
80-89 really good
70-79 good, but not the best
60-69 okay, but probably not for me
1-59 varying degrees of dislike

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