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6 Tasting Notes

90

The greater part of the chocolate effect is in the aroma. I like to breathe in the chocolate and follow with a sip for the rooibos and vanilla. Yum yum yum yum yum!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Green Tea by Bigelow
6 tasting notes

This is a good bagged green tea for work. I haven’t had it get bitter on me, but I only steep it for a minute, so it hasn’t had the chance. Light vegetal flavor, but not much else.

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83

I love that I can just leave the tea bag in and it never gets bitter. The licorice builds and is very soothing on the throat, and combined with the Rooibos, doesn’t need a lick of honey. I’m surprised how much I love this tea, as it took me ages to try because I found the smell too heady. I really look forward to drinking this before bed.

Preparation
6 min, 30 sec

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83

I had a tall Vanilla Rooibos Tea Latte from Starbucks today. I only asked for 1/3 milk and half the sweetener, but I think I could pass completely on the sugar it would still have a subtle sweetness. It reminded me so much of apple pie, I think I’ll make myself a cup next time I have a light night sweet craving.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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82

With a nod to the name, I decided to make a tea latte with this. I like my tea lattes delicately flavored, so i steeped only two tsp in half a mug of water before finishing with with steamed milk and a touch of honey. I really enjoyed the combination of vanilla, cocoa, and nuttiness, and found they had the added benefit of tasting well as the tea continued to cool. Looking forward to trying this with an extra scoop of tea, and with water alone.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I love Jasmine green tea, but the smell of this tea is overwhelmingly floral, in an artificial sense. I’d much prefer a more subtle jasmine that allows me to actually enjoy the green tea. It does tone down a bit once actually steeped, and I will finish the box, but I know there’s better out there. At least it’s cheap, and I don’t find it to be bitter. A good option to ice, I think.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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