69 Tasting Notes

99

I just made my last pot of this tea and I am kinda freaking out because I can’t find this on her website right now! This is one of my staples because it is delish. Nice amount of caramel, some tasty apple and rooibos…what more can a girl want with pretty much zero calories?

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Toffee Delight by Element Tea
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This is a pretty tasty offering. It has a nice, rich black tea that pairs nicely with the flavor profile. It is rich with little bitterness or astringency. The flavor profile kind of strattles the line between actually tasting like toffee vs caramel. I love toffee so if this had a rich definitely toffee flavor, it would be a 100! That said, I will still consider giving this a rotation in my tea cabinet esp if I placed an order with Element Teas.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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63

I received this sample as part of a FB Contest so I feel a bit remiss in not bragging it up a bit. I do see where the others found this slightly medicinal taste to the cup. The berry when paired with the rooibos base gives off this note that is akin to cherry Nyquil. Further, the vanilla was not quite as prominent in the flavor profile as I would have liked. I was able to remedy both of these issues by stirring in a splash of french vanilla creamer. This largely squelched the medicinal notes and added that vanilla component that I was hoping for. Art of Tea has several other blends that I enjoy and I don’t see myself becoming compelled to order this one again. (Cinnamon Fig, Carmelized Pear, Classic Black to name a few).

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Pecan Pie by Culinary Teas
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I love, love, love nutty teas and this one is indeed nutty tasting with a somewhat dry black tea base. That dryness kind of adds authenticity to the nuttiness. I found that a little sweetener brings out some caramel nuances that I really enjoyed. I think this one would be fun to play with by adding some steamed milk, maple syrup, and so on.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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80
drank Caramelized Pear by Art of Tea
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First of all let me start by saying that pears aren’t my favorite fruit. This is pretty good though. It tastes so much like canned pears that I kept expecting there to be a graininess in the cup. There is a mild caramel undertone that develops as the cup cools. This gets too sweet easily and I enjoyed it best with just a couple rocks of German rock cane sugar and it was also delicious with a splash of dairy (really brought out the caramel).

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
silvermage2000

Nice review this sounds really good. Did you really taste the roobios?,because I do not like roobios unless Its really subtlee.

LauraR

This one has a very full flavor profile that pretty much overpowers the rooibos. This one might be one you could tolerate.

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95
drank Tien Chi by Tea Needs
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This is a green oolong offering that is really unique. It gives off tons of pumpkin flavor and has a very spicy finish. The heat actually builds in your mouth similar to when drinking a peppery Yunnan or spicy chai. Very unique.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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79
drank Green Walnut by Tea Guys
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Tea Guys is one of those companies that does some really mind blowing flavored blends with lots of little extras in them at reasonable prices. This is possibly the most nutty tea I have ever tasted and I like it. Yes, even more nutty than a nutty oolong. This has a very full flavor profile that is a nice mix of nuts…walnuts, almonds and coconuts…in that order. I don’t really pick up much from the fruits but I bet they add something that I’d miss if they weren’t there. I also pick of hints of something maple or caramel? The one drawback to this blend is that the flavor profile is so full that it completely overpowers the green tea. Flavored tea lovers should at last pick up a sample of this when shopping with Tea Guys. reasonable prices. Thumbs up!
Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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93

Bumping this up because it is that delicious….can’t stop thinking about it and can’t wait to order the 4 oz size.

This is a brand new offering from Tea Guys that is not even on their website yet. If you are interested in it, you can order it via telephone. I recently placed a large sample order and this was amongst them. The ingredients are organic rooibos, cocoa beans, organic honeybush, cinnamon, cinnamon chips, dark chocolate flakes, ancho chiles, pasille chiles, saffron, natural flavors.

While I am not getting much of the chocolate in this, the spice mix is really warming and amazing. It isn’t too spicy, but I bet it would flush the really fair skinned folks. The cinnamon and chiles play nicely together. I wish I could taste more chocolate. I might try stirring some actual hot chocolate into it. This is good enough that I would buy it even with the somewhat weak chocolate presence. Further, Tea Guys offers reasonable prices.

Incidentally, this best with a pinch of sugar and a splash of chocolate milk didn’t hurt things either :)

YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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86

One of the best Earl Grey offerings that I’ve had. Excellent Ceylon tea base that brews up rich and dark and shares the stage with the bergamot rather than being overpowered by it. Tastes best unadulterated.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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93

Still a fav…in large part due to it’s simplicity and excellent tea base.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I am a tea lover and have reviewed teas on Teaviews.com for quite a while and have logged over 300 tea reviews for them. Bear in mind that I have a huge amount of teas in my personal collection that I have never even reviewed.

I use the Teaviews rating system when rating on here. I guess the biggest thing I’d like to point out is that a tea in the 7 or 70 range is usually one that I would buy but would likely not place an order just to get it. It is a secondary item. Once you start getting up to an 8 or 80+, those are the teas that I would place an order just to get or are an item that I would likely replenish.

9-10
One of the best teas I’ve ever tasted — I will definitely be buying it again in the future!

7-8
An excellent tea — I would more than likely buy it again.

5-6
A decent tea — it was nice enough, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to purchase it again.

3-4
Not a very good tea — it wasn’t completely awful, but I’d not want to drink it again.

1-2
An awful tea — I couldn’t even finish drinking

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