223 Tasting Notes

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drank Focus by Tazo
223 tasting notes

Drinking this while sitting at my desk. It tastes a lot like David’s Tea The Skinny. For comparison the ingredients in this tea are: BLACK TEAS, CHICORY, COCOA PEELS, ROASTED YERBA MATÉ, ORANGE PEEL, ROSE PETALS, ROSEMARY, LEMON BALM, CITRUS ESSENCE OIL, NATURAL FLAVOR. YERBA MATÉ CONTAINS NATURALLY OCCURRING STIMULANT COMPOUNDS IN ADDITION TO CAFFEINE.

And the ingredients in David’s Tea the Skinny are:
Chinese oolong tea**, Chinese pu’erh tea, ginger, eleuthero root, orange peel. With natural flavouring*.

The similar ingredients are the ginger and the orange peel. This has a less harsh mouth feel but less intense flavor. I enjoy this flavor profile so both are winners to me! While both are different flavors due to different tea, etc. the flavor profile is similar.

I got to taste this as part of the “Considering a new Traveling Tea Box” tea box.

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drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
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After my first experience with this tea was not pleasant I decided to try again.

I steeped a single cup, metal infuser, clean white teacup. The tea was PLEASANT and sweet. I didn’t really get any specific note other then sweet. I will say that the tea is somewhat unattractive to look at in the cup the pretty candies melt and look somewhat….oily. It DOES sparkle but also the blogs of oil are somewhat off putting.

I sampled this tea as part of the “Considering a new Traveling Tea Box” tea box.

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drank Peach Cobbler by Tazo
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I drank this on the way to work today. It wasn’t a BAD tea per se but I really did not get any peach flavor. It tasted like a slightly straight black loose black tea. On the scheme of things it was better then bad bagged tea but nothing super spectacular.

I tasted this tea out of the “Considering a new Traveling Tea Box” tea box.

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drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
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I’m back! Hi steepster friends! I never stopped drinking tea but life got so busy I stopped reviewing it. Also when busy I only seem to drink the same thing over and over.

I got this out of a traveling teabox. I think my travel mug was not clean because everyone else LOVES It and I thought it was dump-down-the-drain-worthy. I’m not giving it a rating and will try again soon.

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drank Lapacho by Infussion
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I drank this last week thanks at the lovehly Heidi!’s house.
It was a very drinkable tea – with may supposed health benifits. I got some strong vanilla notes. It also smelled nice. Not the most memorable cup but an enjoyable drink. I have been hard in infussion in my reviews but this product i really did enjoy.

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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
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This was my after-court tea on way to the office. I so love my timilino that allows me to brew the tea at 7:30Am and its still piping hot at 12:30. I think I leafed more heavily this time and was getting a vanilla note that I had not noticed before. I am so in love with this tea. Yum!

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drank Dianhong Golden Tip by Infussion
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I really enjoy yunnan black teas. HOWEVER, for some reason this tea tastes unsettling. The flavor is VERY fungal. I mean this is drinking a mossy mushroom sandwich, however in this sandwich instead of bread it tastes like there were portabello’s. I was able to try a sample of this from my friend Heidi!. We tried it rinsed, unrinsed, a variety of times, and tempuratures but no matter what I did it still tasted like mushrooms. Sorry infussion, we have a few more to try from y our lineup…I’m sure I’ll like something else…Next up on the list from infussion…Lapacho.

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drank Golden Wheat Head by Red Leaf Tea
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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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I got to try this lovely tea in a swap with Lariel. Thank you Lariel for allowing me to try this tea!

Like many other tasters I was hesitant to try this because it was decaf. However, I must say this tea is VERY tasty!

I am super picky about vanilla flavors – if vanilla tastes artificial-y or has a slight chemical tastes I can not eat it. This goes for flavored coffee, yogurt, candy, etc.

Having said ALL OF THAT, I was super surprised that I really like this one! (In fact, it is the second vanilla tea I have liked lately with the first being Davids Tea Vanilla Orchid oolong). The vanilla flavor is slightly sweet without being overpowering. The base tea is kinda basic with no major distinguishing characteristics. HOWEVER, together there is something magic about the combo.

I always am on the lookout for teas to drink after 6 or 7 at night which is my caffeine end point unless I am working late, out for the night, etc. I have stuck with tisane blends because often decaf teas have a weird taste. This tea completely avoids that weird taste!

This tea is a great late night sipper. Even the soft muted flavor is perfect for evening relaxing!

Fiddling

Now I regret not getting some of this with my last H&S order! Oh well, there will always be next time :)

whatshesaid

It really is that good!

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I tried this last night. I bought it has part of the savory tea collection.

I love broccoli and I love cilantro. This was the first one of the box that I wanted to try as I truly enjoy the combination in other items.

This tastes like a savory soup! I can’t believe how good it is! This would be great with a light lunch or as something to hold you over until dinner.

What a yummy surprise. I have never tasted anything quite like it!

Bonnie

Sounds like soup.

Ellyn

It really is delicious!

KeenTeaThyme

This sounds really interesting! I’m of the “cilantro tastes like metal to me” camp, but I do so love broccoli…even as a kid. ;)

Ellyn

I think the cilantro is not as obvious in this one and the broccoli is MUCH more prominent. The Numi savory tea collection is just so interesting and different I couldn’t resist buying the box with the variety savory pack.

TastyBrew

i saw that in the store the other day. i’ll grab it next time. sounds good!

Ysaurella

incredible flavors for a tea…but we need to be curious

Kittenna

Oh yuck. :P

Tamm

I am also a person who can’t do the whole cilantro thing; but this is probably one of the more far-out teas I’ve heard of.

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I like all kinds of tea and am open to new things. I am learning about all kinds of new tea and am working on pushing my palate with new tastes.

Looking for new tea shops/houses/cafes and finding new teas to sample is often part of the adventure!

Bringing varied teas to work makes the day interesting

I live in Framingham, MA with my husband, a cranky orange cat and an oversized chihuahua.

I am open to tea swaps from around the world and tea meetups if anyone is in the Greater Boston/ New England area.

As of 7/6/14 I am working to make every tea I own appear in my cupboard…including things I only have a small amount. Look around! Want to swap?

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