1296 Tasting Notes

89

This has such a distinct smoky scent. Russian Caravan teas really like to be the strongest smelling teas, but they taste good. I keep my Russian Caravan away from my other teas because it is so overpowering. They are pine smoked, so they smell like a really nice campfire. This one is great. It would make for a great fall or winter tea… for some reason I was drinking it while it was 80 degrees out. I think it would be interesting to have a Russian Caravan tea have a marshmallowy &/or graham crackery taste so it would be like S’mores around a campfire!

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66

I’m guessing this is a black tea and I’m also guessing it isn’t supposed to taste like water? It doesn’t even have a scent. There was one sip towards the bottom that tasted less like water, but then it was gone. It’s like the tea with one sip of flavor!

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drank Apple Cinnamon by Clic
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This is seriously apple cinnamon? The only element I taste is a black tea. Which is fine if you aren’t saying it’s apple cinnamon. On a black tea level it is okay, but as anything apple cinnamon it is a failure.

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96
drank Her Majesty's Blend by Ridgways
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A great strong black tea. I can never say ‘blah’ to a black tea. They are always good. They are my favorite after chai teas.

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57

I like the flavors here, they just seem very weak. I took the teabag out after a few minutes but it was very weak so I put the bag back in and just left it in while drinking it. It’s probably the chamomile that makes it weaker.. chamomile shouldn’t really be with these flavors anyway. I like the idea of these flavors but it needs to taste stronger! Axe the chamomile and it should be a better tea.

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84

There is a mild scent of maple to this tea. But anything blueberry is non-existant. I may have ‘burned’ any of the blueberry flavor out though, since I usually wait a bit before steeping after boiling. This time I didn’t. I do love a decent black tea though.. so if you’re just going for that, it’s pretty good. Disappointed there isn’t more maple or blueberry flavor here though…

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drank Rooibos by Tick Tock
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This has the really dry and fuzzy characteristics of a white tea to me. Not like a usual red tea… it’s strange. Those are the two reasons I normally don’t like a white tea. There isn’t the usual rooibos flavor here. Disappointed.

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67
drank Chamomile Court by Lipton
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I think plain chamomile teas are starting to bore me, so the spice, just enough rosehips, and zesty orange add enough here to make the chamomile enjoyable, so it isn’t just straight chamomile. Surprising actually that I like this as much as I do. I nabbed this tea bag at my cousin’s wedding but decided not to drink it there.

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drank Sweet Sin by Joy's Teaspoon
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Sipping this again and I think it is even better the second time I’m trying it. A very true vanilla tea. A lot of teas claim they are vanilla and really aren’t. But this one is very vanillay and the rooibos really aids that flavor. I still think a stronger raspberry flavor is needed, but this is a lovely tea.

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97
drank Summer Sunrise by Joy's Teaspoon
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Trying this again, I somehow made it completely different. It now tastes like raisins! But still tasty!

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite teas:
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zentealife.com
butikiteas.com
fusionteas.com
theteamerchant.net
steepcityteas.com
bluebirdteaco.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
joysteaspoon.com
dellaterrateas.com
adagio.com
52 Teas – zoomdweebies.com
tealux.ca
goldenmoontea.com
tealiciousllc.com
whisperingpinestea.com
verdanttea.com
steapshoppe.com
thenecessiteas.com
Specialteas

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! I was bored one day and found out that most of them have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
40-65 – Okay
1-40 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. :D

Happy sipping!

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