1574 Tasting Notes

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drank Honeybush by Intaba Teas of Africa
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I like this, it has a natural, almost fruity sweetness to it while still having a pleasent, mildly herbal taste and fragrance. BTW Honeybush isn’t rooibos despite a slight similarity in taste (though I find honeybush much smoother and less tart), they’re two completely unrelated species of plants.

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79
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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Drank this with milk this morning and the milk takes off some of the sharper edges from the tea and citrus flavouring. Yum.

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95

Still tastes good. I steeped it twice, although it was considerably weaker on the second steeping.

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drank White Peach White Tea by Inko's
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This one tastes a little weak and watery compared to the honeydew flavour. It does taste like actually peach juice has been added – I just think they could have added a little more.

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79
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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60

The chicory root and the carob gave this a pleasent, almost coffee-ish scent when it was brewing. I couldn’t stop sniffing it!

It’s not the most flavourful chai, but it’s still good for something that’s a generic grocery store brand. You can definitely taste the cinnamon in it, although the chocolate is just the barest hint. I’ll try the next cup with milk like a real chai and see if that changes anything.

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drank Japanese Treasures by Blue Teapot
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This tea used to be my favorite but now that I’ve tasted the really good quality stuff I’m not as enamoured with it. The mix of green teas tends to get very bitter very easily and the strawberry flavour could stand to be a bit stronger. It’s still much better than the bagged stuff, and the flavour of the Genmaicha is particularly prominent.

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drank Mango by Tea Desire
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Not really thrilled with this one. The label says it’s supposed to be mango-flavoured but really all it tastes like is cheap quality black tea with some perfume added to it. I’ll finish the bag I got, but after that I think I’ll pass.

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80

Naturally sweet and slightly fruity-tasting, the tea isn’t overwhelmed by the flavour of the rooibos.

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75

Goes good with a splash of skim milk. A good, pleasent cup of tea to wake up to in the morning.

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