30 Tasting Notes

35

The scent of this tea was wonderful. Strong, spicy and orange. The taste was sub-par. It was weak, and the orange and spice flavors were lost. Not a fan of this one.

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62

Not bad, I think. It’s not overly minty to me, and it’s decent when I’ve got an upset stomach and my usual tea isn’t available.

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35
drank Spiced Chai by Bigelow
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This is just a weak spiced black tea. Very weak. I didn’t approve.

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52

I tried it hot, but I just didn’t like it. Later, I stuck a whole bunch in a pitcher of water and let it steep in the sun for a while, then sweetened and iced it. Cold, it was much better. This is definitely more of an iced tea than a hot tea.

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32
drank Vanilla Chai by Bigelow
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I wasn’t impressed by this one. I’m not a fan of vanilla in the first place, but I was hoping it would be more of a subtle flavor. As a chai, I thought it was weak, and the vanilla was too strong for my tastes.

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70

This is more of a comfort drink than anything for me. My mother always had some in the house, storing the bags in a tin. It was something warm to turn to when you were not feeling well, cold or down. I’ve always thought the color and smell pleasant, and even though it’s nothing spectacular, it’s special just because it was my first tea.

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63

This isn’t a bad Irish breakfast, really, but it’s not the best. Red Rose is a go-to comfort brand, I think, and costs less than most others at the grocery store. It’s a decent buy when I can’t afford Twining’s.

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5

I noticed a box of this at my parents’ house when I visited a while ago, and just grabbed a couple bags of it the last time I was there. While I did like the color of this tea, a nice pink that reminded me of a pale red wine, that’s about all I liked of it. The smell started to put me off a little, as it smelled similar to fresh parsley to me. The taste was the same, just stronger. I ended up dumping the last of the cup, and I’ve only done that once before. I personally wouldn’t recommend this as it made me feel like I’d just pillaged the herb garden, but still, to each their own.

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Just a down-on-their-luck artist who went to massage school, lives off of tea and home-cooking, and shares an apartment in a three-story sh— hole with a cool roommate and two cats.

I like my black tea hot, my fruit tea cold, and my herbal tea any way. Preferably without cat hair.

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