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47 Tasting Notes

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
47 tasting notes

Hmmm even though this one also has bergamot in it, it tastes better to me than Tower of London. A nice strong black tea with a hint of fruitiness. Not something that I would go out of the way to purchase, but I don’t mind it.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 45 sec

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62

Not a bad tea, but I have come to the conclusion that I do not like bergamot. I’m not really sure what it even is, but any tea that has it I tend to not like too much. Ah well…

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec
Sil

Haha I’m with you there! Though I did find one tea the other day that didn’t taste the way bergamot usually does that was decent enough :)

Finn88

Oh good, I’m not the only one! Ha I have no idea what it is about it…but I am not a fan.

Terri HarpLady

I’m also not a huge bergamot fan, but recently I have actually enjoyed an occasional cup, provided it was sweetened with stevia.

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35
drank Green Almond Chai by Kally Tea
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Blech. What the hell did I do wrong with this tea? It smells absolutely delicious…cinnamon, spices, and almonds. Even the first taste is amazing. But…as soon as I swallow it leaves this weird bitter, astringent taste in my mouth. Could it be bcause I’m not a huge fan of green teas? I have no idea…but I would never buy this. :(

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
MissLena

It might be because the water was boiling, I’d try a little bit cooler temperature and see if that helps, boiling can be a bit hard on green teas at times. Hope this helps :) it’s always disappointing when a tea smells soo good then it doesn’t taste at all the same!

Finn88

That’s what I was figuring. Followed the instructions they gave but sheesh. I hope that’s not how it was supposed to taste! I’ll have to try on another cup.

MissLena

I hope it works out for you! :)

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89
drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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The first time I steeped this, it wasn’t so good. I don’t know what I did wrong, but it was very weak. This time though it was delicious! Creamy, velvety cake taste. I’m not a big fan of red velvet cake in person, but in a tea, I love it. Glad my momma got me this for christmas :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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93
drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
47 tasting notes

Oh YUM! Thanks to Bonnie for the sample, this is delicious. The marshmellow and chocolate flavors really come through. The graham flavor is a little understated, but still it very clearly reminds me of s’mores. Given that I am a little on the chubbier side, I can’t exactly eat s’mores ever five seconds. But now, I can drink them :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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92

Drinking this sample from Bonnie makes me wish that I could move back to Colorado. I lived there was a kid and I would be excited to have a tea house around the corner from me, although I am sure there are some in NJ. (Any recs would be awesome) I seem to like a nice strong black tea when I wake up. To be honest, I am not the friendliest person in the morning. NOT a morning person.

I organized my tea stash last night and I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to go through all of my samples, I have way too many. This one called out to me because it comes packaged in the cutest little pearls of tea. Bonnie’s instructions were to use 4 or 5 of them for one 8 oz glass of tea. I dutifully followed her instructions…and boy am I glad that I did!

A beautiful dark brown liquor with a little sugar and milk. Delicious! Has a hint of cocoa but is nice and smooth. Easy to drink and probably get addicted to. I would definitely buy this :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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81

Yummmy. Thanks Stacy for the sample! I really like this. Another one that suprised me. For some reason I always expect peach to have hardly any flavor. It was very light and sweet. I easily drank the whole pot.

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81
drank Coconut Cream Pie by Butiki Teas
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So apparently I had hated Oh Canada by David’s Tea because it smelled and tasted like cigars to me. I think its the rooibos that smells like cigars because this one has the scent of it also. Except, I don’t taste cigars when I drink this so it gets an A+. Malty taste with a hint of coconut. Very creamy. Delicious dessert tea. I’m falling in love with Butiki Teas.

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79

Thanks Stacy for the sample! I never would have ordered this on my own. For some reason I was under the impression that I didn’t like oolongs too much. I liked this though! It was light and sweet, airy. I imagine that it would taste delicious iced. I feel like it took me away to a tropical island. I would definitely purchase this. :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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61

Decided to try this, hoping that I could find a bag tea that I kind of liked for work. Smells very strongly of chamomille. It wasn’t terrible for a bagged tea, but I really didn’t taste much of the underlying fruit notes. To me it tasted more like chamomille. Still searching…

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