74 Tasting Notes

89

Well, I’m finally finishing this packet. I tried to stretch it out as long as possible because I really liked this one. Some of the blends from Verdant have been a little odd (but, I’m happy to try them). This one, I just loved. I love authentic tasting floral teas, citrus, and vanilla, all flavors present in this tea. It is also really flavorful. Juicy is a great way to describe this. The dominant floral is definitely jasmine, followed by citrus, and then vanilla. The texture is almost syrupy. The aftertaste is floral and sweet.

Flavors: Citrus, Jasmine, Rose, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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84
drank Eggnog Yunan by 52teas
74 tasting notes

Wow does this one smell good. It smells like the holidays with a rich creamy eggnog/light spice aroma.

I have brewed this one a few times and each time I’ve brewed it hot. My first sip is a let down because it just doesn’t live up to the aroma. The black tea is just more dominant than I’d like. But, by the middle of the mug my opinion has completely changed. This really starts to taste delicious as it cools. The eggnoggy creaminess just dominates with the light spiciness and black tea flavors more balanced. The aftertaste is also creamy good. I suspect this would be really delicious if cold brewed, but then I’d miss the aroma – and the aroma is so good.

Flavors: Creamy, Eggnog, Spices

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Tea Sipper

Is this more of a golden leaf or a dark leaf?

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80

I am enjoying this tea chilled. I mainly taste warm (not spicy) ginger and light citrus. Now that I look at the ingredients, the citrus taste might be the orange peel. These flavors go really well with the slightly sweet white tea base. The aftertaste is softly gingerbready. An enjoyable cup.

I cold brewed this in a quart mason jar with 4 teaspoons of tea. I like how the longer “brew” time really brings out more flavor without getting bitter or astringent.

Flavors: Citrus, Ginger

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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drank Apple Cinnamon Honeybush by 52teas
74 tasting notes

This smells wonderful in the packet. The brewed taste is a bit more subtle, but this is one of the more flavorful honeybush blends that I’ve had. Really lovely and perfect for the season. I also like the honey/caramel taste contributed by the honeybush. While not sugar sweet, this tea does seem sweet to me. And, the apple taste is pretty authentic and has a great apply aftertaste.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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88

This tea actually tastes a bit like apple cinnamon oatmeal, but without the mushy texture that I dislike about instant oatmeal. It smells wonderful, just like apple cinnamon. The apple is just like the apple taste in instant oatmeal. The cinnamon is warm and sweet like in a baked good. The aftertaste is clean, pleasing, and reminds me of cinnamon oatmeal. This makes a great morning cup of tea. It is also really good as a cold brew.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Oats, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Lime Deluxe by ESP Emporium
74 tasting notes

This makes a great iced tea. It has a lovely tropical taste with a short, sweet aftertaste. The dominant flavor is coconut while the lime comes in a close second.

Flavors: Coconut, Creamy, Lime

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 tsp 64 OZ / 1892 ML

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50

This tea smells wonderful, just like freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookies. I just want to sniff my hot cup of tea all day. It smells like brown sugar, cinnamon, and raisin. Just spot on and delicious. The taste while hot nearly lives up to the smell, but as it cools, the taste changes to something less appetizing while the smell is still spectacular. Something cloying emerges that I don’t like. And, even hot the aftertaste is disappointing. After the main body of the sip is gone my mouth is left with an unpleasant sour taste that I’ve come to associate with many flavored teas. It continues to persist long after the cup is finished. I’m not a fan.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Cookie, Raisins, Sour

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
albertocanfly

I’m sorry you didn’t like it..:( If you have any left, I’d love to swap for some:] Anything in my cupboard is available if you would like to swap. PM me, please!:]

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60

I love blueberry teas. Although I suspect I have rather high standards. This one isn’t a favorite. It has a slight “possibly” blueberry flavor. It actually reminds me a bit of black current flavoring. The aftertaste is perfumy. The base is smooth, not bitter or astringent.

I brewed this as a standard tea and then chilled in a pitcher overnight in the refrigerator.

Flavors: Black Currant, Blueberry, Perfume

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 tsp 64 OZ / 1892 ML

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100

Wow! This is amazing!

I was very hesitant about this month’s Verdant Blends Box because I had read that the blends were going to be whiskey inspired, and I am not a huge fan of whiskey or nearly any other alcoholic drink. With this reservation, I opened the box and read the descriptions of this month’s blends when the box arrived today. I was intrigued with the descriptions and decided to make a cup of this blend first. And, I love it! This is my favorite blend so far from this subscription.

The aftertaste is really fantastic. It is so rich and creamy and long lasting. All the flavors blend together so well that I have no idea how to describe the taste of this tea.

Flavors: Cacao, Caramel, Creamy, Sarsaparilla, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80
drank Dreamsicle Darjeeling by 52teas
74 tasting notes

This tea has a pleasingly light, crisp taste of citrus. It’s fantastic as an iced tea. It is not at all bitter or astringent and the flavors are very light. It’s like catching a whiff of orange and a hint of cream. The aftertaste is short, crisp, and mainly the black tea with a touch of creaminess. It’s delicious and very refreshing, but it may be that I might prefer slightly more leaf or a longer steep time. I brewed this hot and chilled it overnight.

Flavors: Citrus, Creamy

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 7 tsp 64 OZ / 1892 ML

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