1248 Tasting Notes

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drank Sweet Chili by Yogi Tea
1248 tasting notes

This tea is like a chameleon. Some sips it’s a mildly spicy Mexican cacao, others it’s a mildly spicy ginger with a smooth fennel/anise, yet other times I get the coolness of mint, and it always ends with the sweet smooth fennel/anise. Chili? Not to me, not at all, but I can see how this might be “spicy” for some.

Flavors: Anise, Cacao, Ginger, Mint, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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72

I know this tea is blended somewhere else in France, just can’t figure out where – so it stands with where I bought it. The aroma is lovely – like walking through violets jn the spring, on your way to pick ripe raspberries. It’s light, it’s floral, it’s sweet, almost like a floral honey (yet much lighter and delicate). Not a first love here; I could see this doing well at a little girls’ tea party, and it reminds me of the Queens’ chocolates (the rose cream in particular) that I had in London. It’s a good tea, just not my personal favorite.

Flavors: Honey, Raspberry, Violet

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Pineapple curry tea? Seriously? Okay, had to try it. Smallest amount I could get was 50g, which actually costs less than drinking it in store. Smells strongly of pineapple and tastes sweetly, lightly of it as well… light as a feather, not light as in lightly sweetened. I get the curry, but it’s oh-so-faint, and only popped when the tea was hot and with sweetener. Nice, glad I tried it, but time to share with others.

Flavors: Pineapple, Spices

Preparation
2 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
KittyLovesTea

Wow, this sounds interesting yet oddly delicious at the same time.

Sil

Strange but interesting!

gmathis

I can see how the two would fit together, I think…

MissB

I’ve had pineapple curry in Thai dishes, so I was kinda (?) hoping for that. Not the same at all, would be fun to try to make rice with it though.

VariaTEA

This is certainly a unique sounding tea.

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Given this in a French café during my breakdown yesterday. (I’m fine, now). Simple, straightforward mint tea, got a bit bitter at the end because I let it steep too long.

Flavors: Peppermint

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Wow. This is just wow. Creamy and light, yet with thick, strong flavors like spiced orange and vanilla, along with a hint of something almond and rose? Neither of those last two are usually things I appreciate in tea. Except, I’m learning, in French tea. Holy wow.

Sil

YES! The french do almond and rose about the only way i can tolerate it haha

Suziqzer

Love your final sentence… Holy wow. :)

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Great smelling tea! Light, creamy gingerbread is what I get from the bag, but then drinking it, it’s more of a sweet cotton candy with a hint of gingerbread (and definitely gingerbread, not just ginger) at the end of the sip. Needed some sweetener to make the flavors pop. Really, really tasty. Gent I’ve started dating also loved it, asked if I had more. Sadly, nope…

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cotton Candy, Ginger

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Fun tea! Only grabbed two bags from the Twining store in London, so I had to make this count. Light, with some apple, it’s more caramel than anything, but even that is subtle. Nuanced for a bagged tea.

Flavors: Caramel, Creamy, Dry Grass, Drying

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72
drank Ondine by L'Herbier de France
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Loving the herbal options here in France, which have surprised me at every turn, in every health food store (what’s called “Bio” here, or organic). I had no idea what any of the ingredients were in English, but the fact that it’s also called “Minceur” (thinner) made me think of Stephen King, and had to get it.

Odd flavor combination here that’s hard to describe. I smell a hay-like Thai curry in the leaves, with the flavor more medicinal than anything. It’s not bad or anything, it’s just… very medicinal.

Having a bit of translation issues with one item on this ingredient list (tilleul is lime, aubier is normally wood or trees, depending… but together they translate to linden leaves/sapwood, whereas I think they mean lime leaves. Anyone willing to help welcome.. I’ve asked a French friend for help with this).

Flavors: Creamy, Medicinal

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cameron B.

Usually when I see “tilleul” in tea, it’s a linden leaf tea.

MissB

Thank you!

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73
drank Chocolate by Harrods
1248 tasting notes

I had high hopes for this tea, being only able to buy it in a three-pack online or in person as a box to itself. I mean c’mon, it’s Harrods! Sadly however, this is only an okay tea. I smell chocolate, but I get little of it in the sip except maybe at the very end. I get more of a burnt chocolate, almost barley-like flavor to it than anything else. Sent a bunch to Sil, so perhaps she’ll figure out a better way to make it right.

Flavors: Burnt, Chocolate, Roasted Barley

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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This tastes and smells like fresh hay. I just hope it gets me to sleep!

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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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