524 Tasting Notes

drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
524 tasting notes

Sample packet from cooking gift box. Sipdown.
Dry – smells of cocoa, candied raspberry, artificial sweetness
Wet- smells of raspberry, savory, coffee-esque, almonds
Tastes of raspberry and almond with raspberry coming back to linger. It was an easy drinking tea. Still, I didn’t care much for the flavor profile I was getting and didn’t end up finishing the cup.
Rating 73

Flavors: Almond, Cocoa, Coffee, Raspberry

Preparation
5 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90

Smooth chocolatey goodness.

Flavors: Chocolate, Earth, Smooth

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Sipdown. Added the rest of sample packer to my steeper. I got a lot of artifical taste from this previously, so I added milk to hopefully mask it. It’s still not a great tea.
I stopped drinking rooibos a few years ago and I am now finding that I don’t care for it. Giving me weird woody aftertaste.

Flavors: Artificial, Wood

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88

OMG! Dry leaf smells amazing! I could stand here and smell this all day. Tastes very like the name. I added milk to one steep which brought out more of the maple and pumpkin. It also smoothed out the spice, not that it was super strong to begin with.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Maple Syrup, Pumpkin

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76

17dec15
Interesting looking tea – leaf at the end of a long branch. I had a bit of difficulty measuring the leaf.
Wet leaves smell of lilacs at first then nuttiness. It looks like a bush exploded in my steeper.
At 3 min (1st steep) – taste is nutty then flowers kind of a lilac/violet chaser. Taste is soft. Neither flavor is very strong. When I was done, I had a very drying sensation in the middle of my tongue.
5 min (2nd steep) – still lilacs. I lost the nutty, just flowers. I feel like I’m eating them. I’m not sure the tea is improved with the longer steep. I didn’t steep this a 3rd time.
It was interesting to have tried this. I usually like floral teas, but I think their is just too much lilac taste in this tea for me.

Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Nutty

Preparation
2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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66
drank Blood Orange by Tea Market
524 tasting notes

Pretty broken leaves with orange scent. Orange scent reminds me of sunny delight. It tastes of orange. Flavors aren’t that strong. It’s decent. I feel like I need to try this again before I can rate it.

Flavors: Orange

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drank Bossa Nova by Zen Tea
524 tasting notes

Dry leaf smells nutty – hazelnut specifically. Wet I smell hazelnut, vanilla. I don’t smell the oolong base. I get hazelnut from beginning to end of sip with vanilla in the middle. The oolong underneath gives depth to the tea. The flavors appear more as tea cools which is nice. However, I also get more of an artificial taste like hazelnut coffee creamer thing as it cools. A decent desert tea.

Flavors: Hazelnut, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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Chai with a hint of cocoa. I’d really rather be drinking hot chocolate or chai. I should try this with milk. It’s not blending well for me. Though I think I’m not using enough tea for my water volume.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Ginger, Spices

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74

Dec 3rd. This tea is so good. And I’m low on it. Tea buying soul says buy more, but wallet needs to recover from black friday sales. So I’ll have to wait. Rating 95

Preparation
2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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I started my tea journey with Stash/Celestial Seasonings tea bags years ago. All loose leaf, unless I’m sick or traveling.

I like black, oolong, white, herbals, and raw/ripe pu’erh. I don’t drink green tea often.

I play video games, read, and do pottery. My current favorite tea mug is one I threw and glazed.

I generally review teas twice – initial and final steeps.

My cupboard is completely out of date. I have a spreadsheet (it’s current!!!) that’s over 300 teas. Pretty equal amounts of black, white, oolong, raw, & ripe with a little bit of green/herbal.

Ratings
85-100 are teas that I loved and want to keep in stock.
71-84 are teas that are good. I may or may not get them again. Source for daily drinkers/work teas.
60-70 are teas that I didn’t like. I’ll finish what I bought.
Anything less than 60…nope.

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