1035 Tasting Notes


Tea of the morning. I have really been enjoying this tea lately. In fact, I’ve been enjoying it so much that my bag is almost empty. There are notes of chocolate, stone fruit, bread, caramel, and honey. There’s a light floral note as well that becomes more apparent as the tea cools. Really, really nice for a Saturday when it’s after noon and I’m still in my pj’s. :)

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This tea was a HUGE hit at the tea party I hosted on Saturday. Several of the older ladies commented on it, as did one of the five year old girls. She called it, “the bestest”. A few minutes ago one of my closest friends texted asking for the name of the company that sells this, so I’d definitely serve this at future parties.

After my friend’s text I decided to make a cup of this for myself. It really is a nice twist on Earl Grey. I still think it has a lemon pudding flavor to it, but the bergamot is still there. Yum.

Since I still have over 200g of this I think I’ll tell my friend she can have half the bag. Even though I love it, and I’ll definitely drink it, there’s no way I’m going to get through all of this tea before it starts to lose its lovely flavor.

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drank Moroccan Mint by Teavana
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Tea of the morning. I spent yesterday afternoon priming my dining room for painting, and the fumes wreaked havoc on my poor throat. I thought a nice mint tea might help, and it does. I like the slight smokiness paired with the mint in this blend. It works and works well.

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drank Earl Grey Cream by Zen Tea
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Tea of the morning. The kids had a two hour delayed start for school because everything was a slick sheet of ice this morning. That meant I had time to actually sit down with my tea and really enjoy it. That’s not something that normally happens on a Monday morning!

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Tea of the morning. I actually also drank this tea yesterday while I hosted a tea party for twenty-five ladies. It was a lot of fun, and everyone really enjoyed learning about new teas. There’s already talk of having a garden party this summer which I think would be lovely.

Back to the tea, this is such a staple in my life now. It has delicious notes of chocolate, fruit, and bread. It’s sturdy enough for me to reach for it in the morning, but it’s lovely enough to make me stop what I’m doing and enjoy a quite moment with a really nice tea.

Yep, I’m a fan.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

I’m sipping N.W. right now & it is enjoyable.

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drank Passion Berry Jolt by Tiesta Tea
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I don’t know what it is about this tea, but I am loving it right now. It has a nice passion fruit flavor and a fair amount of red berry flavor as well. Raspberry seems to be the berry note I pick out most often, but there’s a nice strawberry note, too. The base tea isn’t my favorite as it’s slightly on the astringent side, but other than that it’s really nice.

Maybe it’s because this tea is so summery, or maybe it’s because it’s some tasty stuff, but I’ve been drinking this pretty much everyday this month. This is easily my February favorite.

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drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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This was my morning cup. A nice basic vanilla black tea. Nothing mind blowing, but a nice tasty cuppa. I think my daughter likes this one more than I do, so I’ll probably save the last few cups for her. That said, I will continue my hunt for my perfect vanilla tea.


I’m on the same hunt…. have you tried Tippy’s Not so Vanilla or Canton Tea Co’s Vanilla Black? They are worthy…..

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drank Cinnamon Pear by 52teas
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I finished this off yesterday… maybe the day before… at any rate, it was really nice. There was a nice balance between the pear and the cinnamon, and the base tea had a nice malty note that blended in as well.

This is definitely high on my list of 52 Tea favorites!

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Eggnogg'n Tea by Bigelow
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I used my last tea bag, and I have to say that this will go back on my wishlist. It’s a great vanilla/eggnog tea, and I enjoyed having it around this winter. I’ll definitely pick up another box if I spot it on the shelves next fall.

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This was my morning tea. I wanted something minty, and I really like the smoothness of the mint in this blend. I still have a fair amount of this left, so I’ll probably focus on drinking it down over the next few weeks. I know once spring arrives I won’t want to drink my winter/holiday teas, and I don’t want them to just sit for months and months. It’s a tough job… ;-)

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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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