646 Tasting Notes

84
drank Tropical Green by Harney & Sons
646 tasting notes

I picked up another box of the teabag version of this at my grocery store. I forgot how good this tea is and how much I like it. This tea is flavorful while being subtle. Nothing is over the top or in your face. It’s a very relaxing cup. The sweetness of the pineapple floats just above the clean grassy taste of the green tea. Very enjoyable. Far and away one of my favorite greens.

ashmanra

Once you try their Blueberry Green, you will be hooked! I am pretty sure it is the same base as this one and it is so nicely done! If you can, get a couple sachets at Barnes and Noble to take home and try!

Veronica

I will! I am always on the look out for a good blueberry tea.

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76

Thank you Jackie T for this very generous sample!

I have to start by saying that this is one of my daughter’s favorite teas. She moved it into her own tea basket so that other people (like her mother) will keep their tea lovin’ mitts off of it. She even took a cup of this to school to convince her friend that tea is much cooler than coffee. Ah, to be twelve again. So usually I do not drink this tea, but I realized I don’t have a review of it and wanted to remedy that.

This really does taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie! All of the flavors are there: oatmeal, raisin, cinnamon, brown sugar, even a spicy hint of nutmeg. It is delicious and very satisfying when my sweet tooth starts talking to me. This tea also resteeps well. The flavors aren’t as strong, but they’re all still present. I love it when a flavored tea can hold up to a second infusion.

Since this is obviously going to stay on our pantry shelf I will be buying two ounces of it with my next Della Terra order. Maybe then my daughter will willing share it. Maybe.

Jackie T

I just ordered 4 more ounces of this today, I love your mother-daughter tea loving so much too, so this review made me smile!!

Veronica

Thanks! It is a lot of fun to share tea with her. I think some of our most memorable conversations to date have been during our morning tea time. :)

Kamyria

Oh.. mother and daughter sharing tea passion.. beautiful! My own tea companion is growing up too… She is seven and loves to enjoy Silver Needle and also some dessert rooibos with me. :)

ashmanra

My daughter was twelve when she started begging me to “let’s have good tea.” We started with Harney sachets and moved on to loose leaf. She does not love a wide variety of teas, but she really really has to have the ones she loves!

Veronica

@Kamyria – I love that she likes Silver Needle. My girl’s taste definitely run towards the dessert trees with some fruity greens thrown in for fun.

@ashmanra – My daughter doesn’t like a wide variety either, but the last time we ran out of one of her teas I had to pinky promise to reorder it. :)

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86
drank Boston Blend by Harney & Sons
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I got distracted and ended up overstepping this one. It’s a touch bitter (not as bad as I thought it would be given how long the leaves stayed in the water), and all of the cranberry notes were lost. Boo. I ended up finishing my cup, but next time I will pay much closer attention to the stepping time.

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100
drank Earl Grey Cream by Zen Tea
646 tasting notes

Another insanely busy (but good!) day. Today is my son’s birthday, and between his class party and our own little family party I am tuckered out. He had a great day and is now happily playing with his new loot. That means I have time for a cup of tea. I didn’t even consider making anything else. The black tea, the bergamot, the vanilla… it’s perfect. And if I happen to have a piece of birthday cake with it, well that’s even better.

Cups: 11

ashmanra

I thought this one was quite good, too. Happy birthday to your little fellow!

Kamyria

Happy birthday to your little one!! :) Earl Grey is one of my favorite black teas but I never had it with vanilla…. So many people love it, I’m just going to have to try it …

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93
drank Candy Cane by Della Terra Teas
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This is a great vanilla mint tea. Every time I have a cup I have a moment when I think, " Oh yeah… this really is that good." Love that. What I don’t love is that my bag is starting to look empty. I’m going to miss this tea when it’s gone.

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100
drank Earl Grey Cream by Zen Tea
646 tasting notes

Oh, sweet nectar of the gods! I have been thinking about this tea all day. All. Day. The only cup of tea I had today was early this morning. That’s not sufficient tea consumption for this girl! I’ve been craving a cup of this EG since 9am (it’s close to midnight here), and sitting down with it now feels like a true gift. A great way to unwind after a day of going, going, going.

I am going to drink a couple of cups of this and then tumble into bed. Even the caffeine won’t be able to keep me awake at this point.

Cups:9

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89
drank Irish Breakfast by Wegmans
646 tasting notes

Wonderfully malty and rich. Strong without being bitter. I couldn’t ask for a better Monday morning cuppa.

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90
drank Diamond Jubilee by Harney & Sons
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Thank you, Dinosara for this sample!

This is a lovely Earl Grey. The addition of grapefruit adds a brightness to the tea that I enjoy. All of the flavors are present but subtle. None of the flavors jump out at me. Instead, they all kind of quietly mingle together in a really delightful way. This one could certainly find a space on my pantry shelf.

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95

This is so good! Sweet, buttery cakey goodness. The main flavor is the cake, but the sweetness of the pineapple is there, becoming more pronounced as the tea cools. Not that I allowed this tea to cool off too much. I steadily sipped it until my cup was empty.

Looks like I need a refill and a reorder. I’m going to go through this sample way too fast!

gmathis

If this is as good as their Hawaiian Dream with pineapple was, I think I have a crush on it already.

Veronica

I haven’t had the Hawaiian Dream, but now I want to try it. And this is definitely a crush worthy tea. :)

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100
drank Earl Grey Cream by Zen Tea
646 tasting notes

Made myself a cup before going to church this morning. Perfect for sipping on the drive there. I was a few minutes late getting there because a friend of mine said she was looking for new herbal and fruity teas, so I made her a big bag of samples to try. Yay for sharing the tea love!

Cups:7

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Tea obsessed since 2010.

Some of my favorite tea companies are:

- Whispering Pines Tea Company
- 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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