1144 Tasting Notes

94
drank Lemon Meringue Rooibos by Tealish
1144 tasting notes

I am constantly surprised at the creamy meringue and lemon loveliness in this tea. How many more awesomesauce ways can I describe it? :)

2.25 tsp in 20 oz.

Flavors: Cream, Lemon Zest

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML
VariaTEA

I like the use of the term “awesomesauce”. That is a pretty great way to describe this tea :)

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75
drank Cinnamon Stars by TeaGschwendner
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Hm. Interesting. I wonder why this tea is called Cinnamon Stars. Zero stars in it, and very little cinnamon. It’s more of a creamy vanilla with a hint of cinnamon – lovely, if only I can get past the name.

1.5 tsp in 12 oz.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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83
drank Mint Chocolate Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Oh, this is tasty, and may just replace my love of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Smells like chocolate, tastes like chocolate, and then the minty refreshingness hit at the end of the sip, and it was pure decadence. Yes, this will be a staple in my matcha cupboard.

Size: 30g (small)
Quality: Basic
Type: Regular
Flavor: Distinctive
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/mint-chocolate-matcha.html

Mixed a heaping 1/4 tsp into 1/4c of heavy cream, with a touch of sweetener.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
Iced 0 tsp 2 OZ / 59 ML

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80
drank Rooibush Eggnog by TeaGschwendner
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Less eggnog-y than other teas, yet probably my favorite of the eggnog caffeine-free options that I’ve tried so far – including the one earlier from 52Teas. Creamy meringue and hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Yum!

1.5 tsp in 12oz.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cream, Nutmeg

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Suziqzer

Have you tried Della Terra’s?

MissB

Nope. I’ve found that, except for a few select unique teas from them that OMGsrsly sent me, and their chocolate teas, they use a flavoring that I find unpalatable.

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69

Drinking this because I’m still stuffed up, even though I feel fine.. and because I felt like an herbal tonight. Really strong on the herbal – something mint/eucalyptus-like, maybe some euleuthro (geesh, thanks for nothing spell check), lots of pizza-type spices and maybe dandelion? With some sweetener I kinda of like it, however it’s definitely only one for those needing to clear things up, or who love the more hay-like herbals. It does the job, which is all I’m rating it for.

2 bags in 20 oz.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML
Stephanie

Sounds like something I could use right about now.

MissB

Aw. Feel better soon! I found it at my local health food store, if it helps.

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64
drank Eggnog Honeybush by 52teas
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Much, MUCH better with a dollop of whipping cream to melt into the cup. There’s still a weird taste that I’ve found in many of Frank’s honeybush blends though that I fail to place… if that was kaput, I’d enjoy this a lot more.

1.5 tsp in 12 oz.

Flavors: Nutmeg

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Suziqzer

Ooo.. Hadn’t thought about adding whipping cream to tea. Might be something to try.

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60
drank Rooibos Masala Chai by Davidson's
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I may have oversteeped this, and really hope that’s the case. I love the sweet peppery chai-ish flavor, yet abhor the whole scratchy throat, woodsy taste from the rooibos.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Peppercorn, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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85

So hard to describe this tea, other than it’s a smooth, sweet, mildly spicy herbal brew. I inhale a bit of turmeric, I feel a tiny bit of ginger in the sweetness, and the smooth like butta must come from the licorice. There’s little here that I can pick out specifically, it all just seems to work together.

1.5 tsp in 12oz.

Flavors: Licorice

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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35
drank Tickle Nose by Tea Desire
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I gave it another try. Steeped properly, this is just hibiscus, and it overpowers the blend. Yuck. Pass. Anyone like or want an hibiscus-based herbal?

1.5 tsp in 12 oz.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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78

Why do I enjoy this so much when many of you aren’t feeling it? Maybe it’s my first tulsi, so I’m biased. I really do enjoy it though — thus my third (?) cup in the past few days.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites and 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 (like Laoshan Black, any of Verdant’s chai’s and Whispering Pines’ Mint Chocolate Chip). Missing living near a tea shoppe that offers a lot of options; other than DAVIDs a few blocks away, I’m buying most of my stuff online. Still, I have more than two cupboards devoted to tea, and a ridiculous amount of it!

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 either running, swinging kettlebells, or hanging with friends.

I love tea swaps, and will gladly swap anything I have that I have enough of to share.

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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Burnaby, BC, Canada

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