18 Tasting Notes

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drank Rooibos Chai by Harney & Sons
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Not liking this sample I received with my order. Tastes like rooibos with hot cinnamon spice flavor but watered down. A little medicinal also. I would not buy this to be sure. The other samples I got with my order are duplicates of samples the last time I ordered. Not sure why they don’t send more variety of samples.

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Yum Yum! I really have enjoyed this tea. Only have enough for one more cup which means I may have to order some as I know I won’t get up to Leavenworth for quite some time. It smells Devine and the flavors of chocolate and strawberry are wonderful while not overpowering the black tea base. Love tea #7 from Davids Tea is a close match for this flavor duo but I am out of that so can’t do a real taste match at the moment. Little chocolate chips are in this tea and it can be steeped a second time but definitely not as good as the first steep.

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drank Lanikai by Lupicia
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I had high hopes for this tea after such a wonderful aroma met me upon opening the packet. However, upon steeping for 3 minutes, the aroma had something almost burnt in it. I tasted it without additions and there is a bitterness which seems odd because there is also a nice vanilla scent and little sugar crystals in it. So I went ahead and added a tiny bit of sugar and milk. Bitterness improved with additions, but the Black tea base is not coming through much. Not really sure what to think of this one but may try it iced to see if that helps. This is my second tea I am trying from Lupicias Hawaii collection and so far, it’s 2 for 2 bombed.

Sil

Doh:(

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72

I received this as a sample with my order several months ago and finally finished it up. It was enjoyable, very tropical and fruity. However, it is the sort of tea one must be in the mood for because it has so many flavors. It is probably great as iced tea but I had it hot each time. Im not sure id actually go forward with ordering more, but sInce it doesn’t appear to be offered currently, I can delay my decision!

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85
drank Caramel & Rum by Lupicia
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I’ve been missing out!! I just attempted the stovetop method using Caramel & Rum by Lupicia per instructions from Tealizzy and YUM!! Used a little brown sugar too. This is definitely a wonderful alternative to hot cocoa and just as comforting. For me, this might be THE way to enjoy rooibos teas as I’m not altogether that fond of them steeped with water. Thank you, Tealizzy!

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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This is a nice vanilla black but I feel like it’s needing a bit more “something”. I do like to taste black tea and not have flavoring overpower the basic tea, but this needs just a smidge more. I’ve enjoyed my sample but will look for other vanilla alternatives. Mighty Leaf is okay but I wasn’t too enamored with that one either.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Tealizzy

I like periwinkle from persimmon tree and they’re having a 30% off sale for Black Friday, FYI. ;)

Tealizzy

Oh, not decaf though.

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83

Update to my review on Monkey Bread….guess I am now sort of addicted to the flavor and, since I am officially out of it, will plan to order more from DT Teas. Perhaps Black Friday?? :)
I think it has a new name, however, so will have to research that.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Dkcox50

Ok, did some research and it appears this tea is now called Cinnamon Bun.

Tealizzy

Yep! That’s it!

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77

At first I didn’t really get much flavor from this tea but I was having some autumn allergies a few weeks ago and my sense of taste was not too wonderful. Since then, things have improved and I decided this is a yummy tea! Would consider ordering more.

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79

So I heard this tea was quite tasty from Tealizzy and I got some today! Well she was right…it’s quite good. Made a cup this afternoon while cooking up a batch of roasted butternut squash soup. It went great with my Pfeffernusse cookie from TJ’s (love that store!). I added a little honey and steeped for about 3 minutes and was surprised how nice it was as I usually don’t like rooibos teas much. It seems to remind me of something I currently drink, either Oatmeal Raisin Cookie or Monkey Bread from Della Terra. Not sure why but might be the mix of spices. I recommend trying it.

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I love tea! I started drinking tea in the morning in high school after finding it delightful to put the kettle on first thing and savor that hot cuppa, thanks to my Dutch grandmother. Mostly I drank black and green teas in bags until about 3 years ago when my daughter bought me a steeper from Teavana, making loose tea my favorite. My favorite brands are Harney & Sons, Lupicia, and Stash loose leaf. I would have to say that I am addicted to Harney’s Paris!
Besides drinking several cups of tea per day, I love to hike, do Zumba, knit, read, and dream up trip ideas on my iPad.

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