326 Tasting Notes

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I absolutely love peppermint flavor, and this doesn’t disappoint. How pepperminty is it? Incredibly pepperminty!
Sometimes I throw a little bit of this into other herbal/rooibos teas I have.
This is one of the “teas” I drink at night, because of course its caffeine free.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Monk's Blend by Teaopia
326 tasting notes

This is one of my husband’s favorite teas. The vanilla and grenadine give this a unique flavor. I don’t always taste vanilla in some tea blends, but it definitely comes out in this one. The tea leaves, liquor smell, and the taste all contain a hint of vanilla.

It’s a good flavored black tea that won’t surprise you with any weird flavors. If you want to serve tea to some friends who may or may not like it, this one is a safe bet.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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This tastes soooo good! Smooth, flowery, no overpowering flavors or bad taste left in my mouth. It’s also a terrific resteeper.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Vanilla Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
326 tasting notes

In the bag, the leaves and vanilla smell amazing. When I started drinking it, I was blown away by how buttery it was. I’m not used to that flavor, so hopefully after a few more cups it won’t be so weird.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Sencha #1 (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
326 tasting notes

This tastes sooo vegetal and buttery.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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drank Pure Chai (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
326 tasting notes

When you open up the tea canister (or bag), the fragrant spices jump at you. The flavors really come out when you brew it as well. It’s not a black tea with mind flavoring, the cinnamon and nutmeg really come out.
I’d recommend a fine mesh infuser or tea bags, because there are small bits of spice that can sneak out.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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50

Is it just me or does this tea taste nothing like raspberries? I am so disappointed. :(

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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59

Now that it’s starting to get cooler, I’ve been drinking a lot of this tea. It smells like a campfire. Which brings back good memories and adds a lot of unique flavor to this tea.
Speaking of flavor, because of the strong smoky flavor, you either love it or hate it.

Edit: Looking back on this tea, it’s not one of my favourite LS.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Swampwater by DAVIDsTEA
326 tasting notes

My husband really liked how the canister of this smelled, so we bought a bag. I’m not really crazy about any teas with sugar already added. If the tea needs sugar, I’d rather just add it in later.
We mostly drink this iced. When you brew it hot it’s more like hot cider with added fruity flavor. I can’t say that the flavor is bad, it’s just not something I go crazy for. It’s not an awful tea, but I’m not impressed enough to buy another bag.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Haha sounds good, but I dunno if I could drink it cuz of the name lol.

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drank Bourbon Vanilla by Teaopia
326 tasting notes

Lately this has been my favorite (flavored) black tea to drink. The smell isn’t overpowering, and neither is the flavor once you brew it.
It goes down really smooth, none of the flavors will knock your socks off. The vanilla and bourbon work really well together, even though the bourbon flavoring is pretty subtle.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I don’t log tea every time I drink it. Tasting notes tend to be about either one style of brewing or a new experience. It is helpful for me to look back on my notes and see what a tea tasted like or which steeping parameter worked best for me. I try to mostly short steep tea unless it only tastes better with a long steep. I’d rather experience what a tea tastes like over 3 or 12 steeps than just 1 to 3 long steeps.

When I write “tsp”, the measurement I use is a regular western teaspoon. Not a tea scoop

How I rate tea:

99-100: Teas that blow my mind! An unforgettable experience. Savoured to the last drop. I felt privileged to drink this.

90-98: Extraordinary, highly recommended, try it and you won’t be disappointed (and if you are, mail me the tea!)

85-89: Wonderful, couldn’t expect more but not a favourite.

80-84: Excellent, a treasured experience but not a favourite.

70-79: Good but could be better. Above average.

60-69: Average, unexceptional, not something I would buy again. Slightly disappointed. I’d rather drink water.

50-0: Varying degrees of sadness

No rating: Mixed feelings, can’t decide whether I like it or not, not enough experience with that sort of tea to rate it. A dramatic change of heart.

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