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31 Tasting Notes

95

This tea is just amazing! I ordered it online and I’m glad that I did. It is a strong blend so I find that it’s delicious with the little bit of sugar and cream.

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75

Yum!At first I wasn’t sure what to make of this blend being that I didn’t like the Samurai Chai Mate & White Ayurvedic Chai blen. But thankfully this one surprised me. It doesn’t really taste like a Chai to me. More like a rich cinnamon tea. It smells really spicy just like it tastes. I’ll be enjoying this blend! I used 1 tsp of each with about 12 oz of water.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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40

I didn’t care for this at all….I’ve heard others rave about this combo, but for me it was sort of gross.

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100

Yummy as per usual!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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60

Okay this is my 3rd or 4th time drinking the tea and it doesn’t taste as good to me as it did the first time. It doesn’t taste anything like spice cake and it sort of has an odd finish to it….Strange.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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60

I received some of this from fellow Steepster member, Nicole. It came from a store called “Tea Market”, but they repackage other companies tea. I’m sure it’s this one. It looks identical.

Anyways, this tea is just okay. It sort of taste flat to me. There are no distinguishing flavors in my personal opinion. I wouldn’t purchase it, but I’ll finish the sample that I received.

Thanks Nicole!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Nicole

I am pretty sure it’s from Capital as well.

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95

I love this. It’s the perfect size for at work. It works perfectly and the mesh basket is really is fine, which I like. No floating baby leaves in my tea!

The only thing that I wish were different is that I wish the glass were a bit heavier. It just feel so delicate in the hand. The box says that it’s dishwasher and microwave safe, but I’m nervous because of the light weight of the glass. I’ll surely use only the top rack in the dishwasher, or just hand wash it.

Stephanie

I had one of these…it was great until I broke it! :(

True Foodie At Heart

Awe, that sucks! I had a feeling that it’s delicate. How did you break it?

Stephanie

Oh, I don’t remember…it was months ago. At least I still have the nice metal steeper! :)

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60

I received this as a sample with my order. According to the chart, I was supposed to receive Pistachio Cream instead, but I ended up with this. I was sad when I saw it instead of what I really wanted to try. I actually ordered on the day that I knew that would be a sample. Oh well. I don’t prefer green tea, but it’s okay. I think I don’t like the roses in it. I would never purchase anything with roses as the main ingredient, it just taste odd, like I’m eating flowers. I’ll finish the cup and maybe make another from the same leaves, but I surely wouldn’t buy it.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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60

Spice cake?…no. It’s okay. It’s more like a chai with lots of clove. It’s decent and it won’t be wasted, but it’s not something that I’m extra excited to drink. I’m sad because I bought 100 grams of this. Oh well, it’ll take me a while to get through it all. Not to self: always buy the minimum amount when trying a tea for the first time!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Bummer! Yes, sampling is always good before purchasing large amounts if possible :)

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80

Very good. Sweet. I did add a packet of Splenda, which made it a bit too sweet. Next time I will add just barely a sprinkle if any at all. I don’t know if I’d say “red velvet cake” exactly, but there is a clear maple flavor. It was good. It’s a nice treat. I did top this with just a bit of whipped cream, which melted down into the tea. Yummy!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Hmm, I don’t think red velvet cake usually has maple flavor in it at all! Weird!

True Foodie At Heart

Exactly, it is weird. It not like the actual cake at all, but it’s still good. Maybe it’s supposed to be a vanilla flavor (for the icing)?? I don’t know, it comes across to me as maple.

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Hello all. My name is Tamara and enjoy both tea and coffee. I go through blocks of time where I drink one more than the other, and right now I’m all about tea. Chai tea to be specific. I’m experimenting with different flavors and brands. :-) I’ve been drinking loose leaf tea for a while, mostly Teavava, but I still consider myself a novice.

I’m very excited to have found this community! I look forward to meeting other tea lovers and possibly doing some tea swaps!

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Tamara’s rating system

90+: Absolute favorite, my “go to” teas that I will try to always keep on my shelf.

80-89: Very good tea, I will most likely purchase again once in a while.

70-79: Glad to have tried and will gladly finish, but I won’t repurchase it.

60-69: It’s “Meh”. I won’t be drinking another cup of this.

50-59: Barely tolerable.

-50: Completely and utter fail! Not my cup of tea.

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