2501 Tasting Notes
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Not very impressed by this one. I get an earthy base with some coffee, but that’s about it. Supposedly there’s vanilla in here as well, but I don’t taste it at all. Which is a shame, because I think this could really use some sweetness or creaminess or something.
It’s just coming off as very one-dimensional to me. Meh!
Flavors: Coffee, Earth, Roasted, Smooth
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Okay, this one is really good. I feel like I’m finally getting the marshmallow notes that I’m always looking for in marshmallow treat-inspired teas, but never finding enough of. This tea is straight up a pile of delicately lemony marshmallow fluff. The white tea base has the perfect light and airy flavor to really complete the vision of marshmallow.
Very scrumptious. I’ll have to keep an eye out for the original green tea version as well…
Flavors: Candy, Creamy, Hay, Honey, Lemon, Marshmallow, Smooth, Sweet
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I was reorganizing my tea cupboard a bit yesterday and found a bit of this in a tiny tin, so I figured I’d put it out on the counter to be finished off. One fewer tin to organize, heh heh…
I quite like this tea. It has a lovely soft and sweet peach flavor that is delicate yet somewhat creamy-tasting. The raspberry is more of a raspberry jam flavor to me, as it lacks the tartness of fresh raspberries. But it adds a nice richness to the more ethereal white peach flavor. I’m not sure whether I get strawberry?
Anyway, it’s good. For some reason I don’t tend to crave peach teas, so I’m not sure it will be a reorder for me. But would definitely recommend it for peach tea lovers!
Flavors: Candy, Creamy, Jam, Peach, Raspberry, Smooth, Stonefruit, Sweet, Tart
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Yay, another oldest tea down! This tin was from November of 2017. I think I only have two more 2017 teas left! Granted, that’s not saying much, but still a nice milestone to see.
This is one of Lupicia’s lovely grape teas. It reminds me of a combination of grape Hi-Chew and Welch’s sparkling red grape juice. I love those sparkling juices at holiday meals, and will definitely be partaking at Thanksgiving time! So to me, this has a rich, almost slightly winey grape flavor with a sweet candy edge to it. I adore Japanese grape candy flavoring, so the somewhat artificial quality of it doesn’t bother me. The base is rather earthy, which I actually like as it cuts the sweetness a bit. Not a hint of bitterness here either, even though the leaf is somewhat fine.
A lovely tea! Happily, I still have a couple of other grape creations from Lupicia in my cupboard. :3
Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Earth, Grapes, Red Wine, Smooth, Sweet
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Found this one little lonely sample from Rishi Tea, yay easy sipdown!
The chrysanthemum is definitely at the forefront at the beginning of the sip, and it has that interesting soft floral-yet-peppery quality to it. The floral is a bit hard to describe, it does somewhat remind me of chamomile, but with a noticeable musty note that fades to tasting a bit like pollen smells. There’s definitely sweetness as well, and perhaps a hint of dill? The oolong comes forward mid-sip, and dominates the latter half with its sparkling mineral notes and nectarous florals, along with a slight dried fruit note in the aftertaste.
An interesting one to try for sure, probably not something I would reorder just because I would rather have a chrysanthemum blend be caffeine-free for the evening, plus this is rather expensive.
Flavors: Chamomile, Dill, Dried Fruit, Floral, Grain, Hay, Herbs, Mineral, Musty, Nectar, Pepper, Pollen, Smooth, Spring Water, Sweet
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This one sounds so good in name, but doesn’t deliver on the taste. The rooibos ends up being the main flavor, with just a bit of an herbaceous lemon note in the background. So really it’s sort of a boozy rooibos with a bit of sweetness and not much else.
Flavors: Alcohol, Herbaceous, Lemon, Rooibos, Sweet, Wood
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Lost the note that I had written to an accidental “back” button, and too lazy to rewrite it all, so here’s the Cliffs Notes version… :(
The banana here is lovely, as it always is in Anne’s teas. However, the base is exceedingly earthy and mineral, which is a rather strange combination with the banana IMO. It sort of fights against the banana’s natural creaminess. Also the cinnamon is quite barky/woody, which is another rather harsh note against the banana…
So not a bad tea, but not a winner for me.
Flavors: Banana, Bark, Cinnamon, Creamy, Earth, Mineral, Smoke, Sweet, Wood
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Over the few cups I had, I just couldn’t get this one to work for me.
I can smell a hint of something butterscotch-caramelly, and I can see the blood orange pieces, but I can’t taste much of anything. It sort of tastes like “flavoring” to me, and a decent black base. I don’t get anything remotely resembling butterscotch or citrus…
I’m perplexed, did this maybe need to settle longer before I drank it? But I think it was from a couple of months ago, so that doesn’t seem right… :(
Flavors: Artificial, Green Beans, Malt, Smooth
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Not my favorite, but it’s not a bad tea. I’m mostly getting a butter rum sort of note along with the toasted rice in this last cup, and there’s less sugar which is an improvement. Still not something I would order but I’m glad to finish it off on a high note.
Flavors: Butter, Butterscotch, Grain, Rum, Sweet, Toasted Rice, Wood
I really like this one! It totally does remind me of a mixed berry crisp with a gingery spiced topping. It’s maybe blueberry-esque from the elderberry? But the slight tartness from the hibiscus gives a bit more dimension. It is sweet, but not overly so, and it doesn’t taste flat like a lot of the other maple-heavy teas tend to.
A shame that this is no longer around… :(
Flavors: Berry, Blueberry, Cinnamon, Elderberry, Ginger, Jam, Pastries, Spices, Sugar, Sweet, Tart