117 Tasting Notes

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drank Swiss Vervaine Melange by Teavana
117 tasting notes

This has become my go-to comfort tea since I can’t consume large amounts of black tea anymore. I like it lots. It’s just so damn complex!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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70
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
117 tasting notes

The vanilla flavor of this is lovely. There’s absolutely no tea flavor, but it’s a nice smooth vanilla drink when I crave vanilla.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Tiramisu Treviso by Teavana
117 tasting notes

This is so tasty. I love the coffee-plus-almond-biscotti flavor!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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89
drank Bohea Classic by Upton Tea Imports
117 tasting notes

I opened up this sample this morning. I’ve had it since 2008, but Upton’s bags keep tea fresh for ages so long as the package is unopened and kept somewhere dark and cool (like, say, the back of the kitchen cabinet). This tea was still wonderfully fresh and aromatic. The scent reminded me strongly of a Keemun black — very perfumey (in a good way). The taste was a little smoky and a little sweet. It’s a very nice example of a Fujian tea. I liked it quite a bit. I’ll definitely be finishing the sample. I wish I had more…

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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77
drank Honeybush by Adagio Teas
117 tasting notes

I think I’m going to retire this one to the back of the cabinet for a while. The woody taste was interesting when I first started drinking honeybush, but the novelty has worn off and the roughness of it is getting to me.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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70
drank Dokudami Umami Herbal Tea by Teavana
117 tasting notes

I actually found myself craving this around 5pm. I thought that odd, because it’s an odd tea. But I made some when I got home from running errands, and it really hit the spot. Huh. Still tastes like soybeans, but I picked up some hints of other flavors, too. I’m not sure what they were, but it turns out the tea is a bit more complex than I originally thought. Interesting.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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89
drank Yunnan Gold by Adagio Teas
117 tasting notes

Had this while my husband was having a medical thing done this afternoon. I sat in the waiting room and drank tea. I love Yunnan Gold…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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80
drank Rooibos Caramel by Adagio Teas
117 tasting notes

Had this sometime yesterday. (Yes, I’m catching up on my tealog. For those of you following me, sorry for spamming you.) I still like how smooth this rooibos is, although I want more of a caramel flavor to it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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75

Still drinking this iced. This is like the third pitcher I’ve made in the last week. I’m fascinated by the elderberry and blackcurrant flavors.

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83

I was drinking this at 3am last night. It helped soothe me so I could get to bed. Lovely apple taste.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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I’m a thirtysomething college student (psychology major). Love to read and knit.

Tea preferences: I must admit that I’m not big on subtlety. I like my tea strong and for the flavor to whack me upside the head. I enjoy complex teas, but I just don’t have a sensitive enough palate for the subtle. I know, I’m a heathen…

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