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433 Tasting Notes

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I wasn’t really aware how inexperienced I was with assams until I tried this. I really have nothing to compare it to, so I am struggling a bit with how to describe this tea. Overall it’s very smooth, and light (many black teas coat the tongue, especially when steeped for a while, but this one doesn’t at all). Honestly, there’s not much to distinguish it as far as uniqueness goes. It’s just a really nice, kind of quiet morning or afternoon tea.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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61
drank Indian Spiced Chai by Twinings
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I don’t have much to say about this blend, really. It’s pretty generic. I greatly prefer the Bigelow Vanilla Chai, probably just because the vanilla note really sticks out in that blend and makes it a little bit unique. This tea needs more something… more spice, more chai, more flavour in general. It’s pretty non-descript and kind of boring!

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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59

I never tend to like decaf teas (is it just me, or is there always a noticeable “decaf” taste to them?), but the other notes are fairly strong as well so it almost masks that weird flavour. Not a great tea, but it still beats herbal blends in my book.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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57
drank French Vanilla by Lipton
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This is a very basic, blah french vanilla blend. I much prefer any of the Bigelow vanilla teas over this. Lowering the rating since last time I drank it, I was ill and apparently it’s not as good as I remembered!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Bhakti Chai by Bhakti Chai
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Had this for the millionth time the other day and had to write about it on here! I absolutely love this blend. It’s much spicier than the usual (Tazo, Oregon Chai) blends that places like Starbucks use. It’s just too bad it’s only served locally (Boulder, Colorado area) as far as I know. They also make an ice cream which is AMAZING (very heavy on the ginger, which normally I’m not a huge fan of, but it works in the ice cream). The concentrate is sold in local Whole Foods here, but it’s about $12 and comes in an enormous jar which there’s no way I would ever use up, so I’ve only had it in restaurants!

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75

Pulled this out today since it REALLY feels like winter (hello, snowstorm). I still miss the original blend, which seemed much bolder/stronger, but this is nice anyway. Hopefully I can use up this box in the next couple of months so I can buy a fresh one before they disappear again!

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec
Stephanie

This reminds me that I have to stock up on my favorite CS Christmas blend—Sugar Cookie! I can’t believe it’s almost the holidays already!

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75
drank Vanilla Caramel by Bigelow
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90
drank Tazo Chai Tea Latte by Tazo
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47

Every time I drink this, it just makes me wish I had a really wonderful earl grey blend. Once I finish this box up, I’ll be on the search (not that this one was a real contender to begin with… I just had a coupon for it)!

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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90
drank Tazo Chai Tea Latte by Tazo
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I’m a 41-year-old vegetarian zen witch who is obsessed with tea, music, beer, psychology (and many other things)! I really dislike herbal teas and will mostly only drink black with the occasional green and white mixed in from time to time. I have two huge cabinets full of tea that I will probably never be able to use up—it’s a constant battle to keep myself from buying more! Every time I travel, I come home with a bunch of new teas to try. I don’t post on here as often since I’m really trying to keep my collection in check and haven’t been trying as many new blends as I once did.

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