68 Tasting Notes

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drank Cotton Candyman by Brutaliteas
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The color is fabulous but sadly all I taste is water with a tiny hint of cotton candy flavor.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Krampistachio by Brutaliteas
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I really enjoyed this one. I liked the flavor combination of almonds, pistachios, and cranberries. I don’t detect the rose petals at all, which is good as I don’t usually care for rose teas.

Flavors: Almond, Cranberry, Marzipan

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank LemongrassJaw by Brutaliteas
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This was a light, bright tea. Definite citrus and lemongrass flavor and scent. I didn’t detect any mango which was a tad disappointing. I enjoyed this one though.

Flavors: Citrusy, Lemongrass

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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drank Crepeshow by Brutaliteas
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I generally worry about how any bready type food is going to translate in a tea. This tea was tasty and I wish I hadn’t taken it in my travel mug to work so I could have focused on the flavors. In between writing reports, I seem to recall hazelnut, chocolate, and a hint of banana. Maybe it was the name leading me there but it triggered memories of Paris in 2001. Paris crepes are so much better than Mall Food Court Crepes.

Tea was tasty. Would get this one again.

Flavors: Chocolate, Hazelnut

Preparation
1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank White Apple by Brutaliteas
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I loved the scent of the leaves but I didn’t find that the pre steeping apple and cinnamon smells carried over into the tea. My cup tasted more like a basic Chamomile which was disappointing after my excitement from the opening sniff test.

Not a bad tea but I wanted more apple and cinnamon.

Flavors: Chamomile

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp

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2021 Advent Calendar

I’ve been wanting to try BrutaliTeas for a while and when I saw there was an advent calendar, I ordered as soon as I could. The calendar is a clear box with tiny samples inside. They list the teas on the back alphabetically and when you take out the sample your tea name is revealed.

Day One is a new blend The Toffman Prophecies. I’m not sure that I’ve had a Pu Erh Tea in the past but I will say I will definitely try again. This tea has a strong woody taste and is very smooth.

Good start to advent/December craziness.

Flavors: Wood

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Michelle

I was gifted a whole bunch of ripe puerh if you are interested in samples.

Jen vB

Wow! That’s very generous of you Michelle! I would love that!

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drank Japanese Gen Mai Cha Sencha by T2
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This was my first time trying Gen Mai Cha due to a tea fairy earlier this year. The toastiness of the rice was an interesting flavor and delightful scent to experience. The green tea itself was bland, but the roasted rice flavor made the tea enjoyable. The sampler was enough for 2 mugs of tea, so I tried it on different days about mid day.

Flavors: Rice, Toasted, Toasted Rice

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 9 OZ / 266 ML

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I’ve been drinking this one for the last two weeks. My first cup I did not care for it. I had my last cup today and I’ll say, it’s improved but probably still not one I would purchase again.

The leaves are neat to look at with bright colored berries mixed in. This probably should have been a sign to me that it might be a bit to sweet for my tastes. There is a strong berry taste with a very very very small hint of smoke if I concentrate hard.

Flavors: Berries, Blackberry

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Starting to get in the holiday spirit a bit early with some holiday crafting. I pulled this sample out of my shelf to take a cup with me to paint night. I really enjoyed this. Licorice is not a flavor I gravitate towards but it blended really well. I definitely would put this one on my buy again list.

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec

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drank Snooze by Teapigs
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I picked this up at a local farm last summer but already had too many other chamomile blends open. I decided to try it out tonight after a long dog walk.

I am in love with this blend. It’s smooth and soothing and a new favorite.

I’ve not had any other Teapig products and I’m impressed with the environmentally friendly packaging. I was looking over their products and might be thinking about the advent calendar.

Flavors: Apple, Chamomile, Lavender

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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In the early 2000’s, my brother worked for a grocery company that removed items from the shelves and I ended up with a cabinet filled with random tea.

After I finished that cabinet, I started trying new things and exploring the world of tea. Still exploring, still learning, and loving this community.

I tend to take my tea with no additions and quite hot. Though often I find myself having to reheat my mug due to distractions. I’m partial to herbals, white tea, green, and blacks. But I really will try anything once.

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