62 Tasting Notes

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drank Gingerbread by Teavana
62 tasting notes

I find that this tea tastes less like gingerbread than straight up ginger. I find this a really comforting tea to drink because I absolutely love ginger in pretty much any form. However, the flavor’s not as complex as the ingredient list might indicate. If you don’t appreciate a strong ginger taste with some underlying spice, I’d look for a different tea

Flavors: Ginger, Spices

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

I am a die hard ginger fan – I eat it raw every day and grow my own at home. Have a large ginger tea + ginger blends collection -thanks for the review – I will have to try this one!!

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84
drank White Christmas by Harney & Sons
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This is a nice, comforting tea with a flavor that’s slightly spicy and slightly sweet. The sachets are really convenient, particularly for holiday travel. A great winter tea!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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89
drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
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The aroma of this tea is so inviting – it smells like a comforting combination of roasted chestnuts and maple syrup. These flavors shine in the taste as well, as long as I reduce the steeping time to about two minutes (the packaging recommends four, but I find that it makes the tea way too bitter). This is a great flavored black tea for the colder months.

Flavors: Chestnut, Maple Syrup

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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82
drank Butterscotch by Art of Tea
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This is a great sweet treat for evening. This tea does actually taste of butterscotch without being too cloyingly sweet (I find that a lot of blends advertising this flavor end up falling short). It’s one of the very few white tea blends that I own, and I really like that I can taste the tea itself in conjunction with the sweet butterscotch flavor. I used a tablespoon of tea for an 8oz cup.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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88
drank Georgian Black by Tea In the City
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I just received this tea in the mail yesterday. I’m always searching for interesting black teas that are new to me, and this one didn’t disappoint! Originating from Georgia, it’s mild and yet uniquely aromatic. I like to take this one with a bit of sugar. After this experience, I’m quite excited to try more teas from Tea in the City!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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93
drank Goji Green by DAVIDsTEA
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So far, I’ve only had this tea iced – it’s delicious! It smells delightfully fruity, and is bursting with fruity flavor when cold brewed. I will say though, I couldn’t really tell there was green tea in there at all, based on both taste and scent of the dry leaves. I added a bit of sugar, and it was the perfect treat to cool down with on a hot day. I only purchased two ounces of this, since I had never tried it, and am already planning my return trip to Davids to snap up more before it’s sold out.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 4 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90

I’m so lucky to have friends that bring me tea from their travels. It’s incredibly thoughtful of them, and allows me to try teas that I might otherwise not have access to. One of my good friends here in Chicago recently went to Boulder, CO for a few days, and visited the Dushanbe Teahouse. She was kind enough to bring me a bag of their signature breakfast blend, Boulder Breakfast, to try.

I love how robust this blend is. All breakfast blends are certainly not created equal, and this one is definitely one of the best I’ve had. It’s not too astringent, thanks to the fact that the assam is balanced with keemun and yunnan, and it holds up really well to the addition of cream/milk (one of my crucial criteria for a good breakfast blend). Once this bag runs out, I will definitely be looking to order more; thankfully they have an online store so I can still get my fix. I also hope to try other blends from this tea house as well.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95

I finally cold brewed this one the other day because I was in need of a refreshing treat, and it was amazing!! I stuck two tea sachets in a 13-oz tumbler filled with refrigerator-cold water, added some sugar, and took it with me to class. After steeping for about 20 minutes, it was perfect….light, fruity, and sweet without being too sweet. This is my new favorite tea to drink iced!!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 13 OZ / 384 ML

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90
drank Creamsicle Rooibos by TeaLula
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I first purchased this late last summer, and it was delicious iced – it tasted just like the orange creamsicles that I loved when I was a child. As I was rooting through my tea stash this evening, looking for one last tea to brew before bed, I came across this one (which had been stowed away in my warm weather iced tea section). Even though it’s still basically winter here in Chi, a craving for that creamsicle taste suddenly came over me. I ended up brewing this hot, at double strength, and adding cream and sugar. Oh my, is this good. It tastes like the warm, ooey gooey, comforting version of an orange creamsicle. I’m very happy to discover that this tea is more versatile than I originally thought.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95

This is one of the chocolatiest teas I’ve ever had. As a chocoholic, I’m always looking for ways to get my fix that won’t destroy my health…I think I may have found the perfect thing. Why oh why can’t they keep this blend forever?? I just ordered a bunch since they’ve discounted it, but I may have to order even more.

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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If you count the bagged stuff, I’ve been a tea drinker for a long time. I first discovered the joys of loose leaf on a trip to London in 2014, and it’s all been downhill from there. I’m still in the phase where I want to try everything, and I’m still developing my tea personality.

Types of tea / tisanes I gravitate toward: black, green oolong, Japanese green, flavored teas (sweet, floral, fruity, minty, complex, you name it), rooibos, roasted mate, and many herbal and fruit combos.

Teas I need to try, try again, or keep trying: white, pu erh, dark oolong, pure Chinese green, mate

I’ll update soon with my rating system!

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