252 Tasting Notes

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drank Houjicha - Basic Roast by Obubu Tea
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I prefer the darker roasts, but this is wonderful iced. Very tasty, toasty and refreshing. I really like their series of houjichas. Wonderful diversity! Cold brews nicely too.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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drank Grand Marnier by Culinary Teas
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I love Grand Marnier…either with Duck a la Orange, in chocolate truffles, or in a stiff drink. This tea captures the flavor of it well. This is one of the best orange flavored teas I’ve ever had. It was a creamy like background to it that I love, but not to the point of being a orangesicle. Makes for a great iced tea. I like the black base in it, too. It has some orange zest in it and yellow petals from some flower.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
silvermage2000

Nice review I like orange but the zest kind scares me alittle is it extremly tart?

Mel

It’s not tart at all. It was really smooth. I am not a fan of bitter citrus teas. I really like this one.

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I am very very picky about mango, which isn’t the tea’s fault. I thought I would give this tea a try. I think I dislike mango flavoring. The tea has a perfect balance of tea and flavoring. It is good iced. I just don’t like mango as the flavoring, I prefer mangoes only in Indian food where it’s mixed with something. Mmmm, mango pickle or mango lassi, that’s something I could eat right now.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Caribbean Blue Lady by Culinary Teas
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Very smooth black tea. It makes a wonderful iced tea. I picked up the strawberry flavor. It ends with the coconut. The flavors blend well nicely. I really enjoyed the tea. I loved the cream like taste it has. Had to add more leaves to make it a good strong iced tea. I would buy this again. I can’t afford a cruise along the Caribbean, this will do for now! :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Very smooth strawberry taste. A little sweet. I think I will add a lot more dry leaf to brew next time, it came out kind of weak. I might brew it with twice the amount, like with Den’s teas perimeters for Japanese brewing. I drank it iced.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Provence Rooibos by Culinary Teas
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I have never been to France which is truly a shame. But that doesn’t stop my love affair of French teas or French inspired teas.

I wasn’t sure if I would like this tea. Teas with roses seemed to be hit or miss with me. I LOVE this one. I love the black currants and lavender. It’s a wonderful blend, along with the light flavoring of rose. It’s delicious iced.

Smells great in dry state. And it’s one of the most colorful teas I have bought.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Passion Fruit Tea by Culinary Teas
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I took this tea for work. I love tropical black teas, iced while I work. It makes the work day go by better.

I like the fruity flavor. It’s in a good strength. I prefer the passion fruit flavor in the Hawaiian Islands tea. This has more background flavor along with passion fruit, with some floral. It smells amazing. Makes a great iced tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Makes for the perfect iced tea! I love the combo of floral and fruitiness. I could go through a gallon of this after mowing.

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drank Key Lime Tea by Culinary Teas
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Key Lime YUM! I LOVE key limes, even though they are an annoyance to get the juice out of. There’s a difference between normal limes and key limes. This tea isn’t lying when it says it has key lime! I love the lime strength, this is perfect. I really like the black tea in it, reminds me of a Nilgiri. Perfect for iced, which is how I made it. Puts me in the mood to get down to the Florida Keys and snorkel. When I make punches, I usually add tea, this tea would be a great addition to it.

If you are a Key lime addict like me, this tea rules.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I am in such a mood for fresh warm peach crisp with some ice cream. But I shall settle with this!

I drank it iced. The peach flavor is in nice quantity. Aftertaste, I taste a little mint, very minimal though. It is on its own sweet. Beautifully colored dry leaf. It does tastes like it smells. I don’t think I am a fan of peach and rooibos together. I think I would rather drink it with black tea. I will go through the 1 oz sample with no problem.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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I love cooking, sleeping, reading, reggae music, and tea. I also enjoying reading about tea, the culture and ceremonies, and the diverse types.

I think most the teas I drink are 80% iced, but on some days, it’s opposite that, especially days off! I can’t believe it took me this long to try different teas. Better now than never!

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