59 Tasting Notes

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The dry leaf smelled a lot like the chewable vitamin tablets, which is a bit off-putting. I’m hoping the tea will taste better. It’s not too bad, with the adjusted steeping times. I got the water boiling, and steeped for about six minutes this time. I had to add a little sugar to correct the crazy amount of hibiscus in this tea. I can still taste a little tang of it, in the middle of the blueberry flavor. The rooibos really took a backseat to the fruit flavor. I’m so glad I salvaged this; I really wanted to like it, but it wasn’t doing anything for me. It’s not the greatest tea, but it tastes quite nice.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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74

On opening the package, I could smell a lot of the citrus, which was nice. I noticed that there was hibiscus in it, so I was prepared to take the infuser out a couple minutes into the brewing. There really weren’t many tea leaves, which kind of disappointed me. On tasting it, I got hints of fruits other than hibiscus and grapefruit, but not much. It’s a little better at two minutes of steeping time and a little sugar. I might buy some more of this; if only to chill it and drink it iced; it’s quite nice that way

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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92

I have to admit; I really love this tea. Usually, I’m not a big fan of teabags, but I had some of this left from a present last year and decided to give it a go. It has a strong raspberry smell when the package is torn open; a promising sign. I used two teabags for my teapot, and it seemed to be able to infuse into 24 ounces of water pretty well. The smell when it brews is a bit straw-y and I could smell the raspberry over the white tea. I added a tiny bit of sugar, since white teas are light, and so they shouldn’t need very much. It enhanced the raspberry flavor in a nice way. I could still taste the white tea, but it took a back seat to the raspberry. I liked it, and it’s not bad if that’s what you’re looking for.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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89

I needed chamomile today. It was very stressful and I had been on campus for 12+ hours. The boyfriend prepared my tea for me today. Very sweet of him. This chamomile seems to be a prototypical chamomile tea. Soothing and light. I do like to add a little sugar to sweeten it up and take the edge off any potential bitterness. There was some really nice maltiness on the finish. Mmm. Today was a good day for chamomile.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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44

Well, my sister bought this one for me for Christmas, and I love a good chai, so I tried it. The smell is quite nice; the spices really come out while it’s brewing. On tasting it though, I was a little disappointed. The wonderful spices just sort of mellowed and disappeared inside of the black tea flavor. There are some hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, but not enough to redeem it. I wanted to like it more than I did.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Jumpy Monkey by DAVIDsTEA
59 tasting notes

On opening the package, I could smell the grassy elements in the tea for sure. I was a little wary about the grassiness, as rooibos, in my experience, tends to smell similar to this. I took my infuser out at about the five minute mark. I could taste the coffee, which was predominant, with undertones of chocolate. The finish was a little grassy though. Not sure if I’ll buy it though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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92

This is the most delicious oolong I’ve ever had. I was a bit nervous about the basil, but it was only present at the end, and even then, it wasn’t overpowering. The oolong definitely came through, and the lemon took a backseat to the wonderful flavor of the oolong. Some sugar really enhances the contrast between the lemon and the oolong. It’s a shame I wsa only given two ounces; it’s one of my favorite teas.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Secret Weapon by DAVIDsTEA
59 tasting notes

This is an interesting tea. Opening the package released a really unexpected nutty smell. On tasting it, I was mostly overwhelmed by the almond flavor. There was a little hint of the white tea, and I did get some licorice at the end. It was very nice. I added some sugar and I think that made it taste a bit weird. Next time, I’ll drink it without sugar and see how that goes. It was nice, but I probably wouldn’t buy it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Citron Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is delicious. It has a really smooth, light flavor, despite the incredibly strong lemon aroma in the dry leaf nose. It has undertones of lemon on drinking, but it doesn’t overpower the oolong at all. It helped to add a little sugar, I think. It brought out the oolong a little bit more. I got this as a sample. I wish I had more.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I’m a third-year senior studying linguistics and horticulture. In my free time, I like to enjoy a cup of tea with my friends. I’ve always loved tea, but now I’m starting to appreciate the culture. My favorite teas so far are oolong, white, green and rooibos.

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