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drank Rum Raisin Biscotti by Tea Forte
1476 tasting notes

Oh, I’m rather surprised by all the low ratings for this one.
Not sure why it ended up a bit bitter since I used my family’s temperature controlled kettle and only brewed it a few minutes. After it cooled completely, for some reason, my last few sips were free from bitterness. Weird. Anyway, this one is pretty good. It reminds me a lot of a Teavana tea I used to like, toasted nut brulee. But I feel this one is rather accurately named. The leaf has nice big raisins and flowers in it. The second steep is okay, but most of the flavor is gone except for the black tea. It’s difficult to point to specific flavors I taste in here – black tea, sweetness, and rum maybe, but I’d say it’s a fun desserty flavor that I wouldn’t mind having again occasionally.

Kittenna

I’ve noticed bitterness disappear in cooled teas on occasion. One, recently, was unbearably bitter hot/warm, but when I tried it again the next morning before going to toss it, it was fine. Very strange.

AJRimmer

Huh, now I’m wondering if instead of adding tons of milk and sugar, my usual method for combatting bitterness, I should just use patience instead. I’ll definitely have to experiment with various teas in the future!

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Kittenna

I’ve noticed bitterness disappear in cooled teas on occasion. One, recently, was unbearably bitter hot/warm, but when I tried it again the next morning before going to toss it, it was fine. Very strange.

AJRimmer

Huh, now I’m wondering if instead of adding tons of milk and sugar, my usual method for combatting bitterness, I should just use patience instead. I’ll definitely have to experiment with various teas in the future!

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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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