223 Tasting Notes

70

I brewed this a minute under the recommended range at 3 minutes instead of the suggested 4 to 5. A stronger tea that is a bit malty but not bitter which is not bad considering the low hopes that I had for these teabags which I only have because they were a gift.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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87

Tension Tamer has a nice relaxing taste that is hard to describe beyond slightly sweet and enjoyable. I have no idea if it is the Eleuthero or Catnip as both are herbs that I have not had before or a combination of both of them. Think of it as a daytime version of Sleepytime that relaxes you but not to the point to being in danger of falling asleep.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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83

This is likely the best grocery store teabag green tea that I’ve had. A good tea for travel and introducing others to green tea.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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88

This one comes out with a nice blend of lemon and ginger with the lemon being stronger, which is a welcome change from other ginger tea which is borderline too strong for me. I have a feeling that this one would work out very well as an ice tea a a bit of a herbal tea lemonade.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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70
drank I Love Lemon by Bigelow
223 tasting notes

Unless you really really love lemon do not bother with this tea. This tea comes off to me more as hot lemon water that is more sweet than sour. The color is darker than one would expect but the other herbs while they give sweetness to not give much flavor as the lemon overpowers them all.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Pure Green Tea by Twinings
223 tasting notes

I’m divided between feeling if I should be generous or critical with this tea. When it comes to green teas this is nothing to brag about or promote as an excellent example of a really good one, neither is it a really bad tea that needs lots of sugar to be considered drinkable. This one is more of a generic green tea without any special character to it, which depending upon one’s perspective may or may not be a good thing.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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94

Wow this one really impresses me. I have always been skeptical of the desert teas which always seem to need an insane amount of sugar to taste right which defeats the point in my opinion. This one came from my grandmother who got a box of it as a gift and passed it on to me after she was not drinking it. Everything seems just right the cinnamon, vanilla and sarsaparilla blend together to form a nice flavor, personally I could not taste any of the chamomile or rooibos from how nicely they blend together with everything. Which is very significant given that I personally do not like rooibos but I love this tea which has it in the mix.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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84

This is pretty much a strong lemon tea with a balance of other mild flavors that gives it a balanced slightly sweet taste. A nice light taste that is good when you want something refreshing but without the caffeine of tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
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84

When I first got this tea a few years ago it had a strange mix of being a bit mellow like a ripe puerh but with a harsh edge like young green puerh which was too much for me to be able to handle. Now around 6 years later those harsh edges have left and the resulting tea resemble the samples of aged dry storage puerh but in a lot less time. So it looks like the “half cooked puerh” theory worked out as the tea was able to age much faster than green puerh. Worthwhile to pick up a cake of if you get the chance but if you prefer wet storage puerh like I do chances are you will not be drinking too much of it over the long term either.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 3 OZ / 100 ML

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83
drank Lung Ching by Golden Dragon
223 tasting notes

A light and sweet Dragonwell green tea. No signs of bitterness, grass tasting or other off flavors, so more of a simple easy drinking green tea but one that I could easily see becoming boring if one drinks it too often.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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