784 Tasting Notes

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drank Garden Aria White Tea by Teavana
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Steep Information:
Amount: 3 tsp
Additives: none
Water: 2 zarafina c
Tool: Zarafina white-loose-medium
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Sweet, fruity, berry
Steeped Tea Smell: Smells like leaves and fruit, papya maybe, sweet
Flavor: sweet, berry, tart, bitter
Body: Light
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: Translucent orange

I think this is being discontinued as I got it on 50% off sale, no return stamped from Teavana.

I saw such positive reviews on Steepster I decided to try it.

I think I should have chosen mild not medium.

Post-Steep Additives: German rock sugar, sweeter but still bitter.

Resteep: same as the first.

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/teavana-loose-leaf-white-tea-garden.html

Ricky

Agreed, I think mild would probably of have been a better choice. I can’t seem to get that acai blueberry one right. It’s always so tarty…

AmazonV

i think the reason i never love greens and whites is they are so finicky – it’s hard to make them right, but when you do they rock

__Morgana__

Confirmed that it is discontinued. I wrote to Teavana to ask.

They said that Emerald Bamboo Forest is “quite similar” — which is interesting considering it doesn’t contain any berries.

AmazonV

i HATE when they “re-work” a recipe and say it’s similar, it never it! well that and mom is still bitter over the loss of mrs. earl grey but we might have that fixed soon

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Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Additives: none
Water: boiling tap water
Tool: New teapot, poured through strainer into cups
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes we kept messing up the timer
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: black tea
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea
Flavor: strong astringent black tea, bitter when oversteeped
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: bitter when oversteeped
Liquor: translucent dark brown

We got the chance to use this new and beautiful, but very hot, tea pot. Charu had just returned from India with some tea (not this one, another one) and some pretty wine glasses and tea service set. We rummaged through the cupboards at MilitaJim’s parents place for tea and had some lovely english breakfast. We should have tried it with a splash of milk as well, oh well.

Post-Steep Additives: honey
It was much sweeter, and enjoyable, with some honey

Resteep: 4+ minutes, weak and watery but drinkable

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank MateVana by Teavana
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my last tea for the weekend, i’ll be in NYC this weekend visiting friends, no tea for me

Steep Information:
Amount: 1.5 tsp
Additives: none
Water: 6 oz filtered boiling
Tool: Mesh basket strainer in cup
Steep Time: a little over 6 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: nutty, chocolate
Steeped Tea Smell: nutty
Flavor: nutty, then slightly dark chocolate
Body: Full
Aftertaste: sour
Liquor: opaque dark brown, like light coffee

Post-Steep Additives: 1 tsp German rock sugar=much better no sour note, chocolate more prominent

Resteep: 7 min, weak
put in for….until i forgot about it, got a medium bodied nutty chocolaty (it had sugar dregs in it) drink, i don’t have the patience but if you do it is resteepable.

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/teavana-loose-leaf-mate-tea-matevana.html

I can’t wait to try it mixed with my morning mate!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Bring some! Buy some! Go out for some! Drink tea!=D

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag 1.8g
Additives: none
Water: hot spigot water, 1/2 mug (6 oz?)
Steep Time: a little over 1 minute
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Mango, fruity and floral, honey
Steeped Tea Smell: Floral, something else…
Flavor: Light, weak, watery
Body: Light
Aftertaste: none
Liquor: Translucent yellow green

Free sample included in the mail order catalog they send out.

Post-Steep Additives: none

gave another 1 minute (2 total) and it got very bitter

it was not grassy though

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/republic-of-tea-teabag-green-tea-honey.html

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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drank Velvet Tea by Art of Tea
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Steep Information:
Amount: 5 tsp
Additives: none
Water: filtered boiling 1 cast iron teapot full
Tool: Cast Iron Teapot with Mesh basket strainer
Steep Time: a little over 7 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:
AmazonV: Wood and chocolate
MilitiaJim: Cake
Steeped Tea Smell: Rooibos, Mint
Flavor: mint
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: sweet, woody
Liquor: Cloudy dark reddish-orange-brown

Swap from Meghann M

Hmm

Mint, rooibos, none of the chocolate

Luckily I wasn’t expecting much from you tea, because your just managing minty. I mean if i wanted mint tea with a sweet undertone to keep it from being 100% mint, I’d want you. Just not in the mood. Not really impressive.

However very drinkable.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: 7 min, weak, still tingly mint

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/art-of-tea-loose-leaf-rooibos-tea_26.html

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 tsp
Additives: none
Water: 1 zarafina cup filtered water
Tool: Zarafina Black-Loose-Medium
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: coconut, chocolate, nutty, roast
Steeped Tea Smell: coconut meat and flesh
Flavor: black tea and coconut shell, the shell WTF?
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: none
Liquor: translucent dark brown

Steepster Traveling Teabox Tea

A very smooth and enjoyable tea. Although the coconut isn’t a very strong flavor (it’s more of a strong after taste and smell) it is there, in an odd way. The coconut shell was what I was picking up.

Not sure if I’d trudge through snow for it, but I will enjoy a cup from time to time.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Resteep: Zarafina Black-Loose-Medium
Beautiful! Just as robust as the first cup.
I added a touch of sweetened coconut milk, which brought out the coconut meat flavor.
I think it could easily have done another steep, only I had to leave and get my train into work.

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/premium-steap-packaging-black-tea.html

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75
drank Joy by Tazo
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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag, 2.6g
Additives: none
Water: 8 ounces hot spigot water
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: roasty leaf
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea
Flavor: black tea, astringent, bitter
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: grassy green tea, bitter
Liquor: translucent dark brown

Steepster Traveling Teabox Tea

I can see having this tea again if it were free and I could drown it in sugar and milk. This tea might have been better if I went to less steep time, but as I only have the one and am at work there is not much room to experiment and play.

Post-Steep Additives:
+1 packet white sugar=slightly sweeter, still a very bitter finish
+1(2) packet white sugar=palatable, wish i had a bit of cream to toss in

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/tazo-teabag-black-tea-joy.html

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag 2.6g
Additives: none
Water: hot spigot water, 1 mug (12 oz?)
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: chai-like, spicy
Steeped Tea Smell: chocolate, nutmeg, vanilla
Flavor: chocolate, nutmeg, rooibos, earthy
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: nutmeg, cinnamon, warm spicy
Liquor: dark cloudy reddish-brown

Steepster Traveling Teabox Tea

It doesn’t have quite enough kick to be a chai. With all the rave reviews I was expecting something a bit more amazing. It is a nice spicy chocolate tea, but not something I am going to go out of my way to try. I am very glad I got the opportunity to give it a try via the teabox as I am not sure I would have been pleased to end up with an entire box of this tea. There are so many teas out there I want to try that i don’t want to be stuck with good tea, I want to only stock up on amazing tea.

Post-Steep Additives: none

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I drink it w/ half as much water… maybe that would help? No, it is definitely not a chai, it’s not supposed to be. I wish it would just be chocolate + pu erh.

SoccerMom

Hmmm and I have this as one of my next purchases. I’m glad you tried it before as we seem to have a very similar taste in tea.

LiberTEAS

I like this one too, which surprised me a lot because normally I don’t care for pu-erh.

Cofftea

LiberTEAS, I agree- I am not a cooked pu erh fan (but LOVE raw pu erh), but I’m completely in love w/ this one so I can’t wait to try other flavored cooked pu erhs.

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drank Orange Dulce by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag, 2.9 g
Additives: none
Water: hot spigot water, 12 ounces? in mug
Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: orange, bergamont, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: vanilla, black tea
Flavor: smooth black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: floral
Liquor: translucent dark brown

I purchased a sampler and this was included.

The smell was amazing, the tea was a quality black tea but what happened to the orange and vanilla flavor?

Post-Steep Additives: +1 packet white sugar – not much change, a slightly artificial aftertaste
+1 (=2) packet white sugar – very artificial aftertaste bleh!

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/mighty-leaf-tea-teabag-black-tea-orange.html

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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drank White Orchard by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag, 2.9g
Additives: none
Water: hot spigot water, 160° 1 mug (12 oz?)
Steep Time: a little over 2 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: peachy, floral
Steeped Tea Smell: barely there, floral, sweet
Flavor: slick, it’s made my mouth smooth, and there is a flavor a light flavor i can’t place b/c it’s barely there
Body: Light
Aftertaste: fruity and floral
Liquor: translucent honey yellow-brown

Steepster Traveling Teabox Tea

Well I am going to finish this mug but I don’t like it.

Note: I am not a white tea fan, it’s too delicate and subtle for me.

Post-Steep Additives: none

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/mighty-leaf-tea-teabag-white-tea-white.html

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