745 Tasting Notes

85

Nice balance of spices, though I wish the pancake aspect were amped way up. I’d really just call it a gingerbread tea. Good with and without milk. It’s quite nice, but I would have loved some more bready/cakiness in the base. In my large mug of this, I only really tasted a maple/pancake note once. But it is distinctly gingerbread rather than just ginger or chai, so that aspect was done well.

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60

I ordered this tea because the list of ingredients sounded unique. Unfortunately, during my first cup with only sugar added, I really, really didn’t like it. It’s an unpleasant flavor, and it’s so strong. The pineapple is super acidic and the chilli is harsh and not great in tea. Those are the only two flavors, and they’re way too much. With milk, it tastes fine, but then it’s basically just spicy milk with a bit of pineapple. So it’s perfectly fine to drink like that, but it feels like it could be accomplished another, better way. I was considering getting rid of it, but since it’s fine with milk added, I guess I’ll keep it, but certainly not repurchase.

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77

The fruit flavor is quite light and pleasant. As usual, I’d prefer a different base, but it’s pretty nice. Lightly fruity and gentle.

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65
drank Pumping Pomegranate by T2
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This is one of those teas that you have to have cold. Even then, though, it’s quite tart and cidery. I can’t tell that it’s pomegranate clearly either. I really didn’t like my first two cups of this, but I found my third one tolerable. I’m now using this up by brewing large pitchers of it since I’ve finished all my rooibos that I was using for that purpose. Brewing such a large amount and having it sit for days seems to tame it a bit. Really couldn’t recommend though. Just tart and not that interesting.

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60
drank Pitaya Power by DAVIDsTEA
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This one is light and a little floral. At first, it’s a bit soapy/cleanerish, but you sort of get used to it. After 3-4 mugs of it, I’ve unfortunately grown tired of this one. The main flavor is peach. The peach flavor is similar to other peach teas, so I’d probably just choose an herbal version of this. That weird extra flavor just got to be too much for me. Also I think this isn’t even supposed to taste like peach.

White Antlers

FYI-pitaya or pitahaya is in the cactus family. If it’s from Asia and it’s the genus Hylocereus, then it’s called ‘dragon fruit.’ Either way, pitaya has a taste like earthy watermelon, not peaches, so you were correct in your surmise.

AJRimmer

I just tasted so much peachiness, it was confusing! And I was wondering what the name meant, thanks for enlightening me!

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57
drank Pumpkin Latte by 52teas
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I was really looking forward to trying this tea I got from amandastory516, but unfortunately there’s a weird flavor in here that I can’t get over. The spices are too mild. I don’t really notice a clear pumpkin flavor. The main thing I taste is the weird flavor I can’t place.

amandastory516

I’m sorry this one didn’t work out for you! I strongly disliked it as well. All I could taste was the chicory, which I generally don’t enjoy.

AJRimmer

That’s okay! I noticed another review mentioning the chicory too. I’ve had so many teas with that as an ingredient, but I actually don’t know what it tastes like! But that’s probably what I’m tasting also.

Mastress Alita

To me, chicory has a slight coffee-like taste.

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67
drank Heritage Blend by Plum Deluxe
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This blend had maple as an ingredient, so I was really hopeful. Unfortunately, the flavor is only of plain black tea? And it’s a bit on the dry side, not really malty, deep, or special. Just an average plain black tea. Milk helped, but it was just so plain.

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95

Am I freaking out here, or does this taste like mint chocolate? checks ingredients Yep, I’m just going crazy. Maybe I’m tasting the licorice. Regardless, this one is quite good. It tasted good without milk, but it tastes even richer and fuller with some milk. I don’t usually love B&B’s chocolate blends, but I’m pretty impressed with this one. It tastes like thin mints to me – it just does! But I love the way this tea is balanced and flavored. Nice black tea, chocolate, and flavors. Thanks for the share, tea-sipper!

tea-sipper

Mint?! I don’t think there was any flavor contaminating from here… Also, we both just wrote tasting notes for chocolate teas we sent each other. haha

AJRimmer

I’m sure it was just my brain fooling itself, but I enjoyed the results! Oh yeah!

Martin Bednář

A mint? Indeed weird. But I am happy you liked it, as I do as well :)

derk

Cardamom might be the culprit.

AJRimmer

Aha! That could definitely be it.

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85

Thanks to amandastory516 for this tea! I can’t tell that it’s pumpkin specifically, but I can definitely taste the toffee bits in this one. I’m drinking it as a latte, and it’s so desserty and good. So not really a pumpkin tea, but a really nice dessert blend. And definitely no spice. Really it should be titled toffee black tea, or something like that.

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88

The apple flavor is quite delicate. I definitely see where this tea is going. Mild spices, but mostly just sweet apple. It’s really light and refreshing. This is the way I wish more apple teas could be!

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Steepster is glitching for me, so I can only access it using my laptop, which I don’t use very often, so I unfortunately will not be as active on here as I prefer to be.

I’m an event planner who always has two 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, and listening to podcasts.

Favorite flavors: Almond, strawberry, nutty, dessert flavors, melon, mint, 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. 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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