744 Tasting Notes

Gah, so much disappointment. I know very well the aroma of pikake. Plumeria. The aroma of Aloha. I miss it so much. I was hoping that somehow they had scented the tea with pikake. But no. The pineapple flavor… is not much of pineapple flavor. It’s not bad. It’s drinkable. The website does not exist.

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drank Happy Camper by Aera Tea
744 tasting notes

Ah, campsite. This embodies the earthiness of a pu er leaf while still holding to the slightly brisk features of a black leaf. IT is reminiscent of mahogany and damp wood. Rinsed once and then steeped with 140 F water. The wet leaf smell like wet twigs. Which I enjoy.

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80

The initial smell was good. Filled with deep earthy notes. The wet leaf smells so heavy! Slight black licorice along with heavy rain notes. The storm approaches! Tastes of compost filled with decaying leaves and twigs and clean dirt. (Apparently, I had a penchant for dirt when I was younger so my palate must know it well). It is smooth on the palate with a unique sweet earthy aftertaste.

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72

When you wake up in the morning what drink do you reach for? Many reach for coffee but coffee will give you a big slump when it wears off. Tea doesn’t do that. This morning I’m starting out with an unassuming Ceylon BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe).
It has the qualities of a good Ceylon tea but to be honest it doesn’t beat what I tasted at teakruthi. Still. It is nice to drink something that can be tasted over eggs and toast. Without fear of missing the finer notes.

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69

Looks like green tea. But is too sweet for green tea. Oh, apples. That makes sense. Tastes like an iced green tea with an apple sliced in. Perfect for a hot summer day. I like it warm and the apple came out just a bit sweeter than it is when it’s cold but something about cold tart apple and crisp green tea on a hot day sounds nice. We are also in the middle of a cold snap. I don’t mind above 30 but when it gets below and the air that I breathe hurts my face…

Cameron B.

I agree that this one seems like it would be delicious cold brewed or iced. I’ll have to try that sometime!

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drank Skinny Sip by For Tea's Sake
744 tasting notes

It’s probably a good thing I can’t find their website because this is appalling. It doesn’t smell good. It does not look good. It does not taste good. I could at least tell it was an oolong so I got my hopes up a little thinking that maybe it would have an interesting oolong flavor. No. Nope. Tastes like my compost pile. Maybe slightly better. Full of old grass clippings that were left in the bag. Tree bark that’s turning but not quite. Why am I still drinking this? To the plants it goes.

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My first Brutaliteas review. I cracked up every time I see the title. Imagine a pear in a dark alley with a knife. Menacing yet amusing. I don’t usually do tea with any flavoring (I’ve been noticing some give me headaches) but I wanted to see what this tasted like. It is a swirling tornado of flavors. Rooibos hits first and then the caramel beats it to a pulp and completely takes over. I don’t really taste much of the pear though within the first minute of steeping it was a bit more pronounced. The white tea is too muted for my liking.

VariaTEA

“Imagine a pear in a dark alley with a knife. Menacing yet amusing.” haha brilliant

Martin Bednář

Now I will dream about a pear in a dark alley with a knife. Thanks Skysamurai

The tea seems okay.

Dustin

A lot of the names for their teas make me laugh.

Skysamurai

Martin Bednář Hopefully you wake up laughing and not screaming

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79

Edit: I’m dumb. I missed sage in the ingredients. it’s definitely there. And I definitely saw it. Derp. If you like sage like I do you’ll enjoy this tea.
Disappointed but this will not affect the score. 1. When I read Wight I was extremely excited thinking this was a prelude to an interesting description using the Lightbringer Book Series that I am absolutely loving.

Strangely there is a slight flavor of sage, though that could also be the magic of impression. Say a tea tastes like almonds and it’s highly likely you will taste almonds. The lemongrass and rose mix to make a light herbal flavor that is difficult to define but still delightful. Not sure I would call this buttery as the website describes but it could just be a difference in the time since I received it to when this bag was filled. One must also remember that each persons buds are also different so even you may taste something different than I. Lastly, the aroma. It started off like a rose garden had suddenly bloomed in front of me. But within a minute it was gone. Replaced with something strange. Now it’s soft sage with evergreen underbrush.

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78

I was quite pleased with this one despite what I smelled from the dry leaf. The orchid is incredible but you still get plenty of grass and a bit of vegetal flavor from the base. I highly suggest trying this one gong fu style as I think mug style would be too overwhelming.

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Tea is a way of life. The more you drink tea, the more you learn about tea. I’m mostly a purist but also a bit of a tea adventurist. If there is a new tea or brand to be discovered I will try it out. I love every type save for dark teas which I just can’t seem to take a fancy to. The only ones I usually refuse to try are green tea and citrus mixes. Just nope.

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