1264 Tasting Notes

75
drank Lime and Ginger Sensation by Twinings
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Really liking this, although it’s more lime than anything – even with a steep so long, the water is ice cold. There’s a hint of ginger, but not enough for me to say, “YES! GINGER!” I loves me my ginger. Would I drink this again? Definitely. Likely often, if I had access to it.

Flavors: Ginger, Lime, Sweet, Thick

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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80
drank Three Ginger by Pukka
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I left this to steep at least an hour, in the hopes it would make me feel better. Oh gosh, this is a great ginger tea. It’s very spicy, with several layers to the heat and flavors. Mind you, you’d have to love turmeric to love this as well – it’s almost more a turmeric tea than a ginger one at this point. Regardless, I love it – I think my new favorite ginger tea.

Flavors: Ginger

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
OMGsrsly

Ohh, feel better!

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71
drank Detox by Marks & Spencer Tea
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Surprisingly tasty, more so unsweetened. Very minty with a hint of hay/medicinal taste to it, I could easily drink this all day when not feeling great (like today).

Flavors: Dandelion, Hay, Mint

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Vixy

A refreshing drink….would recommend!

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72
drank Lemon and Ginger by Barry's Tea
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Wish I’d written down the ingredient list on this one; I’ll just have to grab more! This is box #2 so far of this, and I’m finding it a decent, if boring, cuppa before bed. Why this tea? Well, in Ireland, this is what’s readily available in every corner store without any sort of caffeination, and I love both ginger and lemon. Nothing fancy (nor expensive), I can count on this to settle me.

Flavors: Ginger, Lemon

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

i really need to try the one you sent

MissB

You do! I’m pretty sure this is the one I sent… could be wrong though.

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72
drank Apple Crunch by Twinings
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This definitely tastes like a crisp, green apple. If you like apple tea, I’d put this at the top of the list to try, especially at the price point. Apple tea isn’t terribly high on my list though (unless perhaps it’s a baked apple crumble), so my rating is just okay.

Flavors: Green Apple

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Kittenna

Sounds good, but the ingredient list looks frightening, haha.

OMGsrsly

Wait, white hibiscus, what?!

MissB

Yea, both white and regular hibiscus listed in this one.

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65
drank Morning Detox (Detox) by Twinings
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Hm. It’s okay. I mean, for an herbal tea that’s meant to be medicinal as opposed to tasty. Really drying on the tongue, smells a bit like lemon, sweetened has a faint hay-like lemon taste.

Flavors: Hay, Lemon

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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71
drank Toffee by Harrods
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Thick, almost syrupy brew in hard water. Tastes like a strong, solid black tea, with a weird (although authentic, I’d say) toffee flavoring. Needed some sweetening to make the flavors pop though.

Flavors: Thick, Toffee

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Baked Apple by Whittard of Chelsea
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drank Gold Blend Tea Bags by Barry's Tea
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If you get tea at a shop or restaurant in Ireland, this is most likely what you’ll be offered. It also lines the shelves in plentiful supply at every grocer, Spar, or Dunnes. So of course, I’ve had plenty a cup now in almost a month in Ireland.

Do I love it? No. Yet I get why it’s so popular here. It’s a solid, robust tea. It stands up to oversteeping impeccably, and it’s definitely tea, as opposed to coffee (that foreigners drink). As an Irishman informed me before I came here from Canada: our tea is strong and dark, you must have it with milk or it will rot your stomach.

Good call. And so, I enjoy at least a pot of this daily, pretending I’m a local until I open my mouth, and enjoy the conversation that invariably ensues over every cup.

Preparation
2 tsp 36 OZ / 1064 ML
Sil

Miss you!

gmathis

“Stands up to oversteeping impeccably…” that is my gold standard for blacke bagged teas!

yyz

I still miss coffee with double cream in Ireland, I wasn’t really into tea when I stayed there. I hope you continue to enjoy your time there.

ashmanra

There is a pretty decent brand over there called Robert Roberts that isn’t a stomach rotter, and if you are near a Marks and Soencer they have some decent tea that can be taken plain. Where are you in Ireland?

MissB

Sigh. Having a hard time replying on my phone. I’ve sent some of this and some Mark’s and Spencer to Sil. Yay! Currently in Galway, next up, Cambridge, England.

OMGsrsly

Have fun. :)

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drank Lemon and Ginger by Knightsbridge
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Currently in an AirBnB in Limerick, Ireland, and this is the non caffeinated option for the morning. It’s bright and cheery, although I get little ginger out if it. Mostly lemon in the background, and a thickness I can’t place. Won’t go out of my way to have this again. Still a nice cup.

Can’t add any details on my phone, so boiling water, one tea bag, 12 oz cup, rating of 70.

Flavors: Lemon, Thick

Preparation
1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
yyz

I only spent a few hours in Limerick though I did see their team play at hurling semifinals at Croke Park.

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites, green rooibos blends, straight blacks and greens, and have a long-standing adoration for herbals/medicinals. Dessert teas top my list along with anything cocoa-y.

I own an obscene amount of tea, and am always happy to share. Having said that, I’m traveling indefinitely (currently in France, was in Ireland and England prior, next up Belgium) so my stash will sit and wait for me, as I send back tea to explore more when I get home again.

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, single mom, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time exploring, playing board games, reading, hiking, hanging with friends.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, and thus I’m avoiding these for now as well. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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