777 Tasting Notes

80
drank Awake English Breakfast by Tazo
777 tasting notes

This tea is strong and malty and just a bit bitter if you drink it straight. It’s delicious with milk! I drank an entire box and enjoyed every cup, but my not re-purchase because I’m getting into loose-leaf black teas which I enjoy even more.

Flavors: Bitter, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

45
drank Earl Grey by Tazo
777 tasting notes

I love Earl Grey, but this one really wasn’t my favorite. It was surprisingly bitter and the bergamot flavor was too heavy for my liking. I drank the entire box of this, but won’t be re-purchasing because there are so many better versions of this tea out there.

Flavors: Bergamot, Bitter

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

20
drank Passion by Tazo
777 tasting notes

I really wanted to like this tea. It has a great name and it brews up to a beautiful fuschia color. But I really don’t taste the other flavors that are supposed to be here; the hibiscus overwhelms everything else. Hot, it’s almost undrinkable. Cold, it’s better, but still quite tart and sour. I suppose I could sweeten it, but if I’m going to be drinking sugar, I’d rather have lemonade than this stuff. Definitely won’t be re-purchasing.

Flavors: Hibiscus, Sour, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sara

I had the same problem with Passion: too much hibiscus for my liking. It gave the tea a sort of syrupy quality, too.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

30
drank Caramel Chai Rooibos by Teavana
777 tasting notes

This tea was such a disappointment! I love caramel and I love chai, so getting an ounce of this new Teavana offering with my latest Starbucks reward seemed like a no-brainer. Unfortunately, this tea doesn’t taste like caramel at all and it doesn’t really have the complexity of a chai either. It’s more like an intense cinnamon/clove tea that assaults your taste buds with spiciness. It isn’t the worst tea I’ve ever drunk; I’ll finish what I have, but definitely won’t be re-purchasing this one.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90
drank Zen by Tazo
777 tasting notes

I haven’t tried many green teas yet and I haven’t enjoyed most of the ones I’ve had. But this one is delicious! The mint and lemon flavors are both quite subtle, but just present enough to make it so refreshing. It’s good both hot and iced. I’m working on my second box!

Flavors: Freshly Cut Grass, Lemongrass, Spearmint

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

60
drank Strawberry Oolong by TeaSource
777 tasting notes

I tried this one hot today and wasn’t a huge fan. The flavor was pleasant, but rather bland…and it was a lot more oolong than strawberry! The company suggests drinking it as an iced tea, so I will try that next time to see if I like it better.

Flavors: Floral, Strawberry

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90
drank Almond Cookie by Fava Tea Co.
777 tasting notes

This is the first tea I’ve tried from Fava Tea Company and I’m impressed! It smells just like the name would suggest: a warm, freshly-baked almond cookie. It’s extremely flavorful and rich. Almond and vanilla are the predominant flavors, but the black tea comes through as well and there is also just a hint of sweetness. I like it plain, but it is also delicious with a splash of milk and/or a bit of sugar. Even my brother, who doesn’t really care for tea, enjoyed this one!

Flavors: Almond, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C.S. Lewis

I was introduced to loose leaf tea by a roommate in 2012, but it wasn’t until I stumbled upon Steepster in 2014 that I discovered a world of tea that went beyond Teavana and the grocery store.

My tastes continue to evolve, but black tea is currently my favorite. I am especially drawn to strong, malty breakfast blends to wake me up in the morning and flavored dessert teas to sip throughout the day.

Just about everything in my cupboard is available to swap, so feel free to ask!

Location

Milwaukee, WI

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer