24 Tasting Notes

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Disgusting. I admit I’ve not had many Jasmine Green Teas, but blergh. ALL other teas I’ve tasted have been better than this.

It basically seems like they dumped non-food floral perfume into some tea leaves. Floral scent is very strong, but not in a good way. Yuck yuck yuck. It’s like licking cheap bath soap or something.

For the record, I got this from Marshall’s in Illinois. Probably shouldn’t have taken the chance. No idea where they source their food items.

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drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
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I got chai’d out maybe a year ago. I think I got a bunch of Tazo chai that was pretty strongly flavored, and after that I started avoiding chai.

But later I was visiting Adagio Tea in Skokie, IL, and I was trying various coconut teas. Even though I wasn’t into chai at the time, I tried their Thai chai, and I have to say it’s tasty enough to get me back into chais. I usually drink it hot, but I also find it’s almost tastier cooled so if you’re looking for an iced tea this could be pretty good for that, too. Versatile!

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Coconut, Ginger

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec

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90
drank Earl Grey (No. 69) by TeaGschwendner
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This seems to be my go-to Earl Grey these days. Pretty great!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
carol who

My favorite EG, too. :D

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88
drank Chococo by Tea Gschwendner
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Good enough that after having had a sample over 6 months ago, I came back and bought 100 grams.

Flavors: Coconut, Dark Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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I wasn’t particularly enthralled by the first cup. But when I steeped my teabag for a second cup, I began to feel a tingling in my throat and tongue. Previously, I had only felt this with a tea that contained hazelnuts (a known allergen), but I looked at the ingredients on this one and this doesn’t seem to contain hazelnut. But it was the exact same feeling—not a good tingling, a “stop drinking right now” tingling. So now I have to figure out what exactly is causing this reaction in me.

Anyway, be cautious drinking this tea if you’ve experienced similar reactions to some teas in the past. This one might trigger it for you too.

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90
drank Grapefruit Green by Lupicia
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Drank this again, courtesy of CarolWho. Still delicious. Will be buying some in the future!

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70
drank Earl Grey by Twinings
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All and all, this is a very consistent tasting Earl Grey. It’s not the best, but I know what I’m getting from it, and it always delivers. It’s fairly tolerant to me screwing up the brewing too by walking away and letting it steep too long.

This isn’t my favorite Earl Grey, but it’s a bit cheaper than the others I drink, I can find it at a Mariano’s close to home, and I can re-use the tins of the loose leaf version for my other teas that don’t come in tins.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Grapefruit Green by Lupicia
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Got a wee bit of this in a trade with CarolWho. I really like it! You can smell it right away, and I was afraid the taste would not match the smell (or would be bitter like an actual grapefruit—grapefruit is my least favorite citrus), but it didn’t, and it tasted very good. I think I may eventually be buying a bunch of this for myself.

Flavors: Grapefruit

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec

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100
drank Organic Iced Green Tea by Tazo
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I love this bottled tea. If I’m in a place that has it, there’s no other drink I will grab before this. Second runner up to this is MAYBE one of the less sweetened Honest Teas. But this is definitely king.

It is fairly sweetened, though. Not as tooth-curling as some of the Snapples, but not as mild as the Honest Teas.

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drank Apricot by Cameron's
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I got a sample of this from Carol Who. Made a pot. Drank it quickly without regrets. The flavoring is stronger than much of the flavored teas I’ve been getting from a different tea company. That’s ok, but very noticeable if you’re going from a less flavorful tea to this one.

I wouldn’t make this my daily tea, but as a now-and-again treat. I suspect it might be better as an iced tea though!

Flavors: Apricot

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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