650 Tasting Notes

2021 Sipdown #58:
April Sipdown Alphabet Challenge: “M” Tea
This sample was kindly sent to me from AmandaStory
I like this one but the blueberry in this seems hidden as I’m pretty much just tasting maple from it. That being said the maple flavor is really nice and I did add a splash of soymilk to this cup as the website suggested. With the milk, it’s a nice and creamy maple tea. I do wish this tea had a stronger base though. It’s a nice dessert tea but not one that I feel the need to repurchase. I’m curious to see how this compares with the Blackberry Maple Waffle tea.

Flavors: Maple, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I made a cup of this after seeing CameronB describe this as tasting like banana candy. I definitely get the banana runts now and don’t know how I never made that association before. This is Still one of my favorite boxed teas along with the Melon boxed tea from Stash.

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April Sipdown Alphabet Challenge: “M” Tea
This is one of the “M” teas I chose since it’s one of the older teas in my cupboard. I had 4oz of this to start with and probably have about half left? still to finish off.
It was definitely one of the nicer cups of this that I’ve had recently. I didn’t oversteep it and it was just a nice somewhat mindless cup I sipped on while working on papers. I had the worst procrastination week that I’ve had in a long time this past week. I’ll be happy when this is gone though and I can pick up a higher quality milky oolong that checks all the boxes.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Banana Flambe by Curtis
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National Haiku Day
Luscious break of day
A wild, smooth banana sip
out of caramel

Reviewed this one before and still really enjoy it. At some point maybe once this box is gone I’m planning on ordering their grape flavor to try. (:
(full disclosure I used a haiku creator)

AJRimmer

I like how day rhymes with flambe. Makes it even more satisfying to read.

Lexie Aleah

I didn’t even notice that until you pointed it out!

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April Sipdown Alphabet Challenge: “L” Tea
This was another tea in my box that I was really looking forward to. It’s a raspberry herbal tea without hibiscus! I like this one though I do wish they had used real raspberries here instead of natural flavoring. The natural raspberry flavoring does come across as a tad medicinal. Always happy to have another caffeine-free tea in my cupboard to balance it out more. Short notes in between working on my 3 essays that are due soon.

Flavors: Medicinal, Raspberry, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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April Sipdown Alphabet Challenge: “I” Tea
So I finally have an “I” tea now for the challenge. I’ve never had a yellow tea before as far as I can remember at least. I’ve always wanted to try one though so this a nice surprise!
The description of this tea compares it to a green tea but I’m not sure I agree with that?
Don’t remember much about it other than I liked it and it resteeped well. I’ll have to write another tasting note on it with more details.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

I’ve had some yellow teas that remind me of green teas and some that remind me of Yunnan black teas…

derk

My experience as well.

Lexie Aleah

Interesting

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drank Jardin Bleu by Dammann Freres
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April Sipdown Alphabet Challenge: “J” Tea

So I don’t have an “I” tea for some reason so on to “J”. I added a splash of soymilk to this cup but think I prefer it without. It actually was really good with a bit of milk very rhubarb heavy and creamy tasting. Maybe I just prefer my rhubarb teas without cream? I don’t know. I’m glad I snagged this off of amazon fresh when I got the chance because I don’t think it’s on there anymore. I’m gonna have to try this one iced at some point this spring or summer. I think it would be really nice.

Flavors: Rhubarb

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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National Peach Cobbler Day! Sipdown Challenge
I’ve reviewed this one before so not much else to say about it other than I think this teabag has started to lose some of its flavor. This is the first cup I’ve had that wasn’t super peachy from this tea. This was an office grab teabag but I really need to find out where I can get a box of this.

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National Peach Cobbler Day! Sipdown Challenge
I opened this before I even realized it was Peach Cobbler Day to have during my class this morning. I woke up late and didn’t have time to brew anything other than a matcha teabag. The peach was pretty mellow here compared to the stevia. I think this is my least favorite I’ve tried of their bottled iced teas so far. I really liked the raspberry one and the blood orange earl grey was good too. They are very stevia heavy in flavor so definitely not the best option if you don’t like stevia. I actually had quite a few peach teas I’d been meaning to drink today but want to limit my caffeine. So I’m gonna just stick to a few likely.

Flavors: Sweet

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2021 Sipdown Count: 58
College Student
21 years old
Lover of Animals and Books~
I’ll try any tea at least once. I drink tea all day.
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Favorite Flavors:
-Green Tea
-Sweet/Dessert
-Peach
-Mango
-Pineapple
-Banana
-Smokey
-Black Currant
-Red Fruits
-Rice
-Raspberry
-Pear
- Eucalyptus
-Herbs/Medicinal
-Spearmint
-Turmeric
-Floral
-Fruity
Least Favorite: Hibiscus heavy, lemongrass heavy, red hot cinnamon teas.

I drink tea for many reasons: For pleasure, health benefits, mindfulness, to help with anxiety, hydration because I have always struggled with drinking plain water.

0-23 Rating Means I couldn’t finish the cup
50- Undecided on a rating or don’t remember enough about it to rate the tea.
90-100 Absolutely Love and would always want to keep in my cupboard

Favorite Companies:
-DavidsTea
-August Uncommon
-Jasmine Pearl
-The Tao Of Tea
-Lupicia
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