558 Tasting Notes

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Art of Tea sample 8/24

Ahhhh, this is refreshment in its purest form. A smooth mint concoction that hit the spot quite right this morning. The spearmint and peppermint are both coming through quite strong. Enjoyable cuppa

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Rooibos Chai by Art of Tea
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Art of Tea sample 7/24

Not getting any chai spices after an 8 minute steep in boiling water. Wondering if this may have been mislabeled as it tastes like a plain rooibos. I may have to cut open the tea bag with the next bag to see what is inside. Holding off on the rating as I’m not sure if this is the right tea :(

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Meghann M

Looked at the wet leaves and I do see pink peppercorns, but no cardamom pods or cloves or any of the usual spices :(

Jaime

Yes, it is the chai…Lisa doesn’t have the plain rooibos. It’s better as a latte.

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drank Pumpkin Pie by Art of Tea
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Art of Tea sample 6/24

Wow is this tea perfect! The pumpkin is light in taste, but it smells very pumpkin. The brewed tea is pretty dark, I was surprised to find it was a honeybush and not the red rooibos in this tea. I love the spices, cloves add to the festive feeling of this tea. There is a natural sweetness to this tea. I didn’t need any additives, but I am saving the second cup for a tea latte type drink! This will definitely be a tea I purchase. Thanks Jaime for making these samples possilbe!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Jaime

If you’ve got any caramel syrup or ice cream topping, I highly recommend using it to sweeten your latte. Nom!

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drank Pumpkin Pie by Art of Tea
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drank Wild Cherry Black Tea by 52teas
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I think I’ll have to play around with this one. Tried to make iced tea with 4 tsp in 16 oz plus 16oz ice. Steeped the tea for 3 minutes and got such a tannic taste in my mouth I had to dump the whole thing. I will have to try with less tea…or wait and try it hot. I don’t think these cherry teas are for me. Been an anti cherry day. Grabbing a coke zero for the road…giving up on tea for the afternoon :(

Jaime

:’-(

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Ahhhh….now this is great tea! I’ve been really impressed with the teas I’ve sampled (thanks to *Jaime) from RoT’s Raw Green Bush line.

This tea smells heavenly, sweet coconut water with plantains. It is blended so harmoniously the taste is just like velvet, but lighter. This tastes like a flavored water version of a coconut banana smoothie. I will definitely be buying more of this tea. This is sooooo good!

Cofftea

I’m thinking of having this one w/ my ham and hummus wrap today. Either that or the orange carrot. Help me decide. :)

Meghann M

Orange Carrot…I want to read your review of it and was just checking out RoT’s website to see what was in the Orange Carrot. Must place an order soon. So many places to order from though!

Cofftea

Haha ok, then this one for dessert:)

Meghann M

It would make a great dessert!

amandajo

I am considering buying both of these… they sound so intriguing! I’ve seen them at the local health food store and they are calling my name.

Jaime

amandajo, I can send you a few bags if you want to try them.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I love this one..again thanks to Jamie. I am for sure buying this one.

amandajo

Jaime that would be wonderful! Take a look at my cupboard, let me know if there’s anything you would like to try!

Jaime

Woot!! Off to cupboard-stalk, will pm you! Check my cupboard, too, to see if there’s anything else that catches your eye!

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drank Wild Cherry Black Tea by KTeas
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I feel bad for adding this tea to the tea library and giving it a poor rating. Eww…the aftertaste just killed me in this tea, highly astringent taste with a hit of cherry just before the swallow. Would be fine if the flavor ended with that hint of cherry, but the strong appalling aftertaste hits right at the end of the sip.

New cup needed pronto!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Paul M Tracy

I’m not liking the fact that you had a bad cup. I’m giving you a big thumbs up for giving us your unvarnished opinion. Thank you!

Meghann M

I wonder if the cup was old. I got it from another steepsterite.

gmathis

It makes me a little sad to have to give a poor review :)

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drank Lemonbushomile by 52teas
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What a great tea to relax with last night. Another sample Jaime passed my way. Very strong lemon flavor, like bitting right into a lemon wedge with a nice aroma of chamomile and a woodsy note to the honeybush. I will enjoy this while I can!

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drank Black Currant by Tea Forte
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Such a fruity currant aroma, but got nilch flavor in the taste. It tasted like a sweet black tea with such a teasing scent of currants. I was really hoping for a great currant flavor in this too!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

KTeas used to have a great Currant Flavored Tea!!!!

Meghann M

Cool thanks, I will check this one out. I’ve got a large stash of Adagio’s currant, but after that is through, I will give it a shot.

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Live in the cornfields of IL, but not too far from the city. Expecting a baby any day now (due Oct 24 2011). Sticking to mainly herbal and low caffeine teas for now. Trying to encourage my husbands tea drinking, but he adds so much sweetner he may as well just drink diet pop. I love trying new teas, and will try any tea once.

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