6 Tasting Notes


After a few months of gazing longingly at 3 Leaf Tea’s website, I finally decided to place my first order. I ordered butterscotch matcha (60g package) and this raspberry hot chocolate (1/2 Ib package with sugar, not raw cacao). The weather here was pretty bleak, so I decided to try the hot chocolate first…..and now I’m in love.
My first impression of powder was that it smelled divine. The biggest fear I had was that I wouldn’t be able to taste the raspberry, but I was pleasantly surprised. The raspberry was definitely there, but it didn’t over power the taste of the cacao itself. I also think the amount of sugar in the hot chocolate is just the right amount, it takes the bitter edge off the cacao, but not so much that it tastes like your eating a chocolate bar. I definitely look forward to trying 3 Leaf’s other flavors!!

Flavors: Cacao, Raspberry, Sweet

180 °F / 82 °C 6 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

I still need to try these.

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This was the first Darjeeling I’ve ever tried and I definitely don’t regret it! This tea is very sweet tasting. It had notes of peach and honey. It’s very smooth and the flavors were fairly mellow, but not in a bad way. I’m kind of sad I didn’t order more of it before Butiki closed.

Flavors: Floral, Honey, Sweet

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Be careful, Darjeelings are addictive!!


Thanks for the warning, but I think it may be too late!! Too bad I’ve already surpassed my tea budget for this month T.T

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I was given a sample of this tea by a friend. As a lover of mint, I was really excited to try one with green leaves instead an herbal mint tea.

The first sip I took, the mint was somewhat absent and I was a little disappointed. However, the mint gradually became more noticeable (but a little stale) without covering up the taste of the green tea itself (which was also a little stale).

I probably wouldn’t buy it myself, but it definitely helped my sore throat!

Flavors: Dust, Mint, Smooth

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Masala Chai by Crimson Cup
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I had this tea with dinner last night in the student union. I was really impressed with it! Smooth, spiced, but not too much, and a natural sweet flavor. I’m wary about chai teas, but this one is pretty good!

Flavors: Earth, Smooth, Spices, Sweet

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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This tea was a part of a Christmas gift I received. It sat on my tea shelf for a while, but one day I decided to give it a shot. I was not disappointed.

As someone whole generally steers clear from rooibos, I was somewhat skeptical. The rooibos flavor is quite light compared to many other blends I’ve had. This tea really does remind me of an orange cream-sicle! The vanilla almost overpowers the orange, but it’s not a disappointing combination in the least. Despite my normal habits, I did add almond milk and sugar as the tea is intended to be enjoyed this way. For blood orange lovers, this tea is definitely worth a try!

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I bought this Matcha on a whim. I brought it back and prepared it as recommended. I found that the quality was rather disappointing for the price. It was somewhat weak and watery compared to other Matcha that I have tried. It wasn’t quite as smooth or bold as many Matcha lovers would prefer. However, when the flavor is there, it is good. This would be good for someone new to Matcha, you’ll get the Earthy, full taste, but less bold than it is in higher-grade matcha.

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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I’m rather new to the tea scene, and I don’t have nearly as much time to dedicate to my new-found love of tea as I would like. I’m currently in my second year of college studying microbiology. I’ve been a tea drinker for about three years now; however, only in recent months have I been experimenting with loose-leaf teas.

My favorites are Earl Greys and Matcha.

Any kind of green tea will always hold a special place in my heart, particularly Matcha. I don’t normally add any milk, honey, sugar, etc. I prefer to appreciate the flavor of the tea on its own. I do like oolong, white, and black teas as well. Although, I usually avoid most herbal teas, I don’t dislike them (I’m especially fond of Chamomile or Mint herbals). I generally dislike teas with any overpowering flavors- especially cinnamon or most “spiced” blends, but I try to keep an open mind.

My other interests include reading, video games, anime, and hiking…in no particular order. I also follow The Walking Dead and I’m always open to new ways to procrastinate my coursework.


Columbus, OH

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