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The scent is of green tea and bitter black licorice. I’ve never smelled lotus before, so I guess that is what it smells like. It’s quite unappealing. There’s also a medicine smell to it.

The taste is horrid. Something that makes your mouth kind of tingle like some lozenges due, bitter black licorice that sticks in the back of your throat. shudder

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K S

Have you tried Tazo Lotus? Yeah its decaf in a bag but I really like it. It has a light flowery taste. No bitter unless you oversteep. No licorice. I have heard bad things about lotus teas before. Is Tazo not representative?

Rumpus Parable

I’ll have to remember to try Tazo sometime then. Can’t say if this one was a fluke or a good example of lotus ones as it’s the first I’ve had… but it was horrible lol.

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K S

Have you tried Tazo Lotus? Yeah its decaf in a bag but I really like it. It has a light flowery taste. No bitter unless you oversteep. No licorice. I have heard bad things about lotus teas before. Is Tazo not representative?

Rumpus Parable

I’ll have to remember to try Tazo sometime then. Can’t say if this one was a fluke or a good example of lotus ones as it’s the first I’ve had… but it was horrible lol.

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Note to those who read my reviews:

I only about a year ago learned I have synesthesia and that is why I’ve always wrote my reviews primarily in colors. Clearly, if you’ve read any recently, that’s still how I write most of the time as that’s still how I best describe flavors. Today I realized that may be worth putting out there for folks who come across my reviews.
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Unless otherwise noted, I use 2.25g of tea to 6oz of water for my tastings.

Geeky, vegan, dominant, serious, non-gendered, childfree, eclectic, alternatively-styled, friendly and open-minded are good descriptors of me, I think. Also: extremely introverted, but not at all shy.

I grew up on bag teas, mainly Lipton, at my father’s and great-grandmother’s homes. I loved getting up before everyone else and sitting with a hot cup and reading or watching some quiet tv in the morning.

I didn’t bother much with tea for the years of my teenhood because of no longer seeing either of these people and my mother’s house wasn’t one for tea… more coffee drinkers, instead.

During my adulthood I started drinking it again, but still mostly bag teas like Lipton, Tetley, and some herbal mixes. I enjoyed these but went no further…

…until I was at a restaurant one night and ordered a Darjeeling tea to give it a try.

I fell back in love with tea and have since been trying all sorts of loose leaf and some bag teas.

I’m currently delving mainly into white teas, but my tastes wander.

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