1460 Tasting Notes

drank Himalayan Splendor by Teavana
1460 tasting notes

I guess when I expect a black tea, I expect a BLACK tea. The flavor is more like a green tea to me. The color in the cup is a medium brown. And the flavor is kind of grassy. I wouldn’t pay full price for this, and I don’t think I would have bought it on sale if I had tried it first. Maybe I just don’t know much about tea.. but I didn’t love this.

Jose Luis Denis

It´s a black tea, gut it no stronger, but tasty.

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I really couldn’t tell this was supposed to have “chocolate” in it. This is like a spicy mild coffee to me. Almost like a chai, but not. As a herbal tea, it doesn’t really have a base. I think it would have been much better with a black tea or something with it. I might try steeping it with some black tea at some point. I haven’t actually seen red peppercorns and green cardamom seeds in a tea before, so that was fun. I like spicy chai, so this wasn’t bad. For a tea with so many ingredients, it does seem like something is missing though.

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drank Raspberry Truffle by Butiki Teas
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Raspberries and chocolate is my favorite combination of flavors. As usual, you can’t beat Butiki teas. I don’t know how these teas are so different from any others that I’ve tried. I love the red color of the Kundaly leaves after they’ve been steeped. And the flavor certainly goes well with raspberry and chocolate! The chocolate is silky smooth and the raspberry flavor is sweet. The perfect Valentine’s Day tea! DELICIOUS!

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This is good! The main taste and scent here is passionfruit, despite the awesome list of ingredients. A lot of the flavors aren’t very noticeable. But the passionfruit is great. It would make a perfect iced tea.

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drank Grape Oolong by Butiki Teas
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Butiki’s oolong teas are my favorite! Really, try any of their oolongs. They won’t disappoint. This has a lovely grape scent and flavor paired with the light floral of an oolong. The best kind of oolong, I think. Seriously, in the dead of winter, this tea reminded me of what flowers smell like. When is spring?

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I think it’s tough to get a pumpkin tea right, but this one is amazing! The pumpkin scent (which filled the room) and creamy, spicy taste are fantastic! The spices are perfect, and the ceylon base makes it even more perfect. I could wish for a stronger black tea, but it would probably diminish the pumpkin flavor. I mean, there are LITERAL pumpkin flakes in this tea! My favorite part: the steep color is an exact pumpkin orange! I’m stunned at the magical tea powers that Butiki has. They are consistently a perfect mixture of ingredients to make the most delicious teas.

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drank Winter Fire by Butiki Teas
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This is JUST the perfect spicy tea I’ve been looking for! While trying to decide which tea to drink this morning, I was looking at the snow falling out the window and decided this one would be appropriate. I steeped this for the perfect amount of heat. The base tea works great with these flavors. I love it because it has cinnamon and cayenne! Yum! The toasty, spicy flavor really stays with you. I haven’t tried a not-delicious tea from Butiki yet – they are PROS.

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I’m never tried pistachio ice cream, but I have had delicious pistachio muffins. One of my favorite teas, Special Teas Vienna Winter Green has pistachios, so now I’d like to try any tea with pistachios. This tea is great! The pistachios are scrumptious, and pairs really well with a light green tea base. It has a silky smooth and creamy flavor, too (obviously like ice cream, so the name is accurate!) A perfect pistachio blend – I couldn’t think of a better mix of ingredients. Simple yet sophisticated.

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drank Strawberry Oolong by Butiki Teas
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Sadly, this is my last Butiki Teas sample.. and it isn’t disappointing! This oolong is silky smooth and delicious. It has a nice floral flavor with strawberry that isn’t tart or bitter. I’ll be resteeping this one as much as I can! I really love Butiki’s peach oolong better though (it is pretty much perfect), and it is the favorite of the many I’ve tried from Butiki. All of them were stunning teas, so that is saying something. Any tea lover should really try Butiki. They are amazing! Butikiteas.com

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I knew nothing about this tea before trying it and I knew there was chamomile and cinnamon here. I looked up the ingredients (for the steepster info) and I was right. This isn’t a bad flavor. For some reason it reminds me of oatmeal cookies without raisins. I don’t usually prefer chamomile, but this tea is great.

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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:
52 Teas – zoomdweebies.com

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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