270 Tasting Notes

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
270 tasting notes

This is very very chocolatey with a roasted note that must be the hazelnut coming through. It is tasty, but I have to admit, chocolate teas aren’t quite my thing most of the time. I always find myself then seeking out the real thing…which could be seen as awesome or awful, depending on how you look at it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75

This is tasty, but I found that one sample pack didn’t make a full pitcher cold steeped, like most of the other herbal blends I cold steep. However, it did have a juiciness that very much resembles fresh watermelon. I would consider repurchasing even if just to give it a go with the right amount of tea.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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65
drank Artichoke Green by Adagio Teas
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This is an odd one, and I am not sure it is really for me. It is a bit salty, which makes sense, and has a bit of a sweet aftertaste. I love artichoke…but perhaps not in tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75
drank Hojicha by Adagio Teas
270 tasting notes

I enjoyed this a lot – it definitely smells roasted, and almost has a hint of smoke. I am not a huge fan of smokey tasting teas, but this was just enough. It was bready and delicious, and makes me want to try out others of its type.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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65

This is ok – I definitely taste apple and cinnamon, but it takes too much leaf to pack the kind of punch I prefer cinnamon teas to have. It is light, which can be good, depending on preference.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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89
drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
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I normally hate ginger…but this tea was delicious. I was shocked at how flavorful it is, as my sample was on the small side for what I usually use. I normally add a hair more than a tsp per cup. There was absolutely no need for it this time. Big strawberry flavor with a little something extra with the ginger. I imagine it is delicious hot and iced, which is my favorite.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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86

This is really, really good. The vanilla is very naturally sweet and tastes a lot more “real” than most vanilla black teas I have had. It masquerades as dessert if you add a little milk to make it even creamier.

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

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76
drank Magic Dragon by DAVIDsTEA
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This is very juicy when prepared hot, and tastes like most of the fruit teas with hibiscus bases, but very different at the same time. I have never had dragonfruit before, so I assume that is what I am tasting. I like it, I think, it is something different. But it doesn’t beat raspberry for me, or other berries (as I would liken this blend to a berry blend), so I wouldn’t purchase.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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65

This one definitely has the sourness of the rhubarb. In fact, I am not sure I taste much strawberry. I think this flavor pairing might be best saved for pies and crumbles…but if you love rhubarb, this one is for you.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80
drank Kiwi by Lupicia
270 tasting notes

This one is awesome and weird at the same time. I have never had a kiwi tea, but this one actually manages to do it well. I really do taste kiwi. And I love kiwi. :-)

I enjoyed it both hot and iced.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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