252 Tasting Notes

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drank Vata Organic by TeaGschwendner
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TTB 8: I’ve been having stomach troubles lately. I’m gluten intolerant, and my doctor is having me eat gluten so that I can take the Celiac test. Its important to do, but its making me feel miserable. So I was wanting a tea to sooth my stomach, without caffeine in it. Unfortunately this wasn’t it. This tea smells like soup and tastes like licorice. Definitely not a tea for me.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cheri

I’ve got a sample of this tea, and I’ve been debating on if I want to try it or not.

Veronica

Sorry you are feeling bad. Those type of tests are never fun. :(

Emilie

Cheri, I can definitely see some people loving it. It wasn’t bad exactly, it just had a bunch of flavors that I can’t stand at all.

Veronica, thanks. I have to do it for a month, so yay tasty food but not yay feeling like crap.

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TTB 7: This one smells really good! Its not overwhelmingly rooibos at all, and has a nice sweet fruity flavor

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Hot Mama Jama by Bluebird Tea Co.
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TTB 6: I didn’t read the ingredients before trying this one and it made for an interesting experience. As I was drinking, I kept noticing a bit of a burning sensation in my throat. I thought maybe I was getting a cold or the tea was too hot, but even as it cooled, the burning persisted. Finally i realized that this must be a spicy tea! I’ve tried a few teas that were intended to be spicy, but I think this is the first one that I’ve actually noticed having an effect. The tea flavor itself was tart fruitiness. I think the real draw for this one is definitely the spice!

Flavors: Spicy, Tart

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drank White Blueberry by Adagio Teas
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TTB 5: Another tea from Friday. The tea flavor (which surprised me, since it was a white) was actually what dominated, the blueberry was there, but behind the tea.

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drank ToLife by Teavana
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TTB 4: This is a backlog from Friday. The office was busier that day so I didn’t get a chance to write this then.
This tea was vaguely fruity and slightly tart. Not much special as far as I remember.

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drank Vanilla Green by Tealuxe
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TTB 3: I’m really hesitant with greens. I’m still not great at steeping them, and I’ve had some really horrible flavors because of that. Something like this tea could change my mind though! The green tea, vegetabley taste is here, but not overwhelmingly. The vanilla is soft and creamy, and almost a marshmallow flavor, mixing well with the green. I’m surprised that I’m only the second review for this!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cheri

Sounds yummy!

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drank Cinnamon Stars by TeaGschwendner
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TTB 2: I can be really wary of cinnamon teas, because the few I’ve tried have been ridiculously strong. This one is not that! I’m not sure if I would even call it cinnamon. It seemed more caramel to me as I was sipping it. I also didn’t get overwhelming rooibos flavor either!

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drank Cheeky Lychee by DAVIDsTEA
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TTB #1: Backlog from yesterday! I am using office water, so this won’t be the most accurate representation of this tea, but it should tell me something at least. This tea had a vague sweet fruity flavor, but not one I would necessarily call lychee. I would like to cold brew this one and see if more of that flavor comes out through that method.

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drank Rose Garden by Twinings
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Office Water Tea This smells very nice and rosy as soon as you open the bag! Steeping, the scent is rose, but not overwhelmingly flowery and floral. The taste follows suit. It is a gentle rose flavor, not too over the top at all. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is scared of rose teas or has had bad experiences in the past.

Flavors: Rose

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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So the office water comes out to about 165. Not great for black teas, but I think I’ll bring in cheaper teas, and flavored black teas. And of course, there are teas that like that temperature.

I tried steeping this one a little longer to make up for the water temperature. I’m not sure if it was that which caused this tea to not go so well, or this just isn’t a great tea. It left a bitter, tart, almost metallic taste in my mouth. I won’t rate this, or any tea I try at the office, bad just in case its the waters fault and not the tea.

Flavors: Metallic

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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