1006 Tasting Notes

84
drank Tropical Green by Harney & Sons
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Took a nice long walk and brought this tea along. It’s currently 50°F outside and beautifully sunny. I’m soaking up these warm days while they last. I’m guessing cold, snowy weather is just around the corner. For today though it’s all about sunshine and this delicious green tea with lots of pineapple flavor.

gmathis

Snow here, but it’s my favorite kind…“warm” snow that’s enough to glaze the tree branches but melts of roads pretty quickly.

Veronica

I love that kind of snow! Here in NJ we get dry snow or ice. :(

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67
drank Banana Split by Tiesta Tea
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Overboard TTB

Hmmm, I’m not getting banana from this at all. It’s sweet and fruity, but I get more of a generic tropical flavor. That said, this is nice. The rooibos flavor doesn’t overwhelm the tea which is good for me.

The lack of banana is disappointing, but I liked trying this one.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

Overboard TTB

This is a fun tea. There’s plenty of strawberry flavor and enough vanilla and chocolate to give it a “sundae” feel. Since it’s a dessert tea I added sugar, and then after drinking about a quarter of the cup I added cream, too. If I were going to keep this tea around I’d definitely do the cream and sugar thing. It really adds to the dessert aspect of the tea. However, I already have Strawberry Cream from Zen Tea, and since I’m already hooked on that tea I’m putting this one back in the box. Look at me showing restraint. :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70
drank Rwanda Rukeri Delight by Tealux
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Overboard TTB

I’m not sure I’ve ever had a tea from Rwanda, so when I saw this in the tea box I knew I had to try it. Just one of the reasons I love ttbs!

The tea has a medium body and is fairly biscuity. There’s a sweet note at the end of the sip. It could be fruit, but I’m really just getting sweet. There’s also another note… at first I wanted to say wet granite, but after reading the description of the tea I’m going to say volcanic rock… so pumice? There is a wee bit of astringency, but it works well here.

This was nice! I can’t say I feel the need to buy some, but it’s an interesting tea and one I’d have again if I were offered a cup.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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72

Overboard TTB

The tea box arrived today, and after a quick look through I have twenty-something teas I’d like to try. Looks like I’d better start sippin’!

The name of this tea sounds so good, but I remembered that both rosebudmelissa and jewledthumb said it was bitter. I decided to lower the water temp to 200°F to see if that would help. The good news, I’m not getting any bitterness. The bad news, I’m not getting any maple either. There is a nice pecan flavor that I find rather enjoyable. I added a little sugar to see if I could coax some maple flavor from the tea, but sadly no. Ooh, but I do have maple leaf cream cookies. Let’s forget for a moment that it’s not even noon yet. The tea and cookies actually go together very well. The sweetness of the cookie really highlights the nutty flavor in the tea.

As a nutty tea this is good. If the maple flavor was present it’d definitely up the rating.

TeaBrat

sounds like fun :)

Tealizzy

I had a cookie with maple pecan oolong the other day in the morning. Totally okay! ;)

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90

Oh, this taste like bread… good, baked, crusty bread. Nice. There is also a fruity note, but I can’t decide if it’s stone fruit or dried fruit. The fruit flavor can be strong at times which pairs well with the bready flavor. The end of the sip is slightly floral with a honey like sweetness.

I’m really glad I added this to my cart with my last WP order. This is all kinds of tasty.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100
drank Earl Grey Cream by Zen Tea
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Knowing this was wrapped and sitting under the Christmas tree just about drove me crazy. I usually have a t least one cup of this a day, so I’m happy, happy, happy to have it back in its rightful place in my cupboard and my mug. All is right with the world. :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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91
drank Strawberry Cream by Zen Tea
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This was one of my Christmas presents, and the first tea of the day. It’s light and fruity with a great strawberry flavor. The creamy vanilla note helps to highlight the strawberry, and with a little sugar it turns this tea into a super yummy treat.

Merry Christmas everyone! May your day be filled with all good things.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90

Since it’s Christmas Eve I thought I’d spend the day drinking my favorite winter/holiday teas. So, of course I’m starting off with Oktoberfest. :) Truly, this is a very nice winter tea. It’s thick and heavy with notes of malt and grain. It’s fortifying and comforting at the same time. Plus, on these cold dark days it’s just the thing to get me up and moving. Oh, and it’s delicious, too.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

agreed!

Stephanie

Happy Christmas eve :)

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98

If someone had never tried tea before and I could only share one tea with them I think it would be North Winds. It’s delicious and simple in the very best way. The chocolate and fruity notes settle on the tongue, and the hint of spice lingers after the sip. It’s just good. It’s a tea you can have long conversations around – conversations that might have nothing to do with tea – but the fact that you had really lovely tea stays with you after the talking has ended. I adore teas that stay in my memory that way.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sara

I recently bought a few teas from Whispering Pines. North Winds wasn’t one of them, but it might have to be a future purchase. It sounds so comforting and delicious. :)

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Tea obsessed since 2010.

Some of my favorite tea companies are:

- Whispering Pines Tea Company
- Single Origin Teas
- Zen Tea Life
- Harney and Sons
- 52 Teas
- Teavivre

My Rating System:

100-95 = Teas I actively seek out and keep in my pantry. If you are a guest in my home chances are I will offer you one or all of these teas. Also, if/when these teas are discontinued I openly mourn their loss.

94-85 = Teas I truly like, often have in my pantry, and sometimes restock. These are my variety-is-the-spice-of-life teas.

84-75 = They’re good teas and I enjoy drinking them on occasion.

74-65 = These teas are ok, but not really my thing.

64-55 = meh.

54-45 = I will if I have no other option.

44 and below = Coffee, please.

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