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35 Tasting Notes

95

After adding a bit of milk and sugar, this tastes just like coconut cream, and I’m totally fine with that, so I thought this blend tasted delicious. A lovely dessert tea, but I also think it works as a sweet morning breakfast tea because of the assam melody.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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96

Mmm, this tasted just like a chocolate-y banana split after I added a bit of milk and sugar. This is a delicious tea, especially as a desert, and I absolutely love it, just like Ten. Careful not to over steep it, as you’ll lose some of the subtler flavors, but over all an excellent blend.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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94

This tasted very strongly of chestnut when I made it. It’s a warm, hearty tea and it’s delicious and perfect as a breakfast tea. I take it with a bit of milk to bring out the chestnut flavor and smooth it out a little, but if I really needed a pick-me-up I’d take it black.

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3 min, 0 sec

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94

This is a very warm and comforting cup of tea, and it has a nice hint of sweet potato pie in the flavor. I think it tastes best with a splash of milk and maybe a bit of sugar, depending on what I’m feeling for. Good for a cold winter’s evening!

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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97

I thought this tasted a lot like scotch and dark chocolate, and that’s a pretty delightful combination in my opinion. I got this in the Doctor Who sampler, but I’m definitely going to buy this one out right, it’s so delicious, just like the good Captain.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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95

This is a spicy citrus chai that goes well with milk & sugar or straight up. I imagine this would make an excellent and refreshing iced tea (and as soon as I get back from out of town, I’m making some). Even though I’m a big chai fan,I usually don’t like it without at least a splash of milk, but all the citrus in this makes it brisk and delicious all by itself. I think this is probably my new favorite chai, and it’s perfect for the summer. Be careful not to oversteep it though!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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93

This is the perfect tea for a rainy day when you just want to curl up and read a book. I steeped it for a little over 2 minutes and I took it with a bit of milk, and it tasted simply delicious. The cup I brewed had noticeably more more almond in it, so I couldn’t really taste the gingerbread, but I’m sure I will the next time I brew it. Everything about this tea is smooth and comforting and it will definitely be my go-to whenever I’m feeling under the weather.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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93
drank Standard by Taylors of Harrogate
35 tasting notes

Normally I’m kind of picky about black teas, but this one is definitely my favorite. I’ve tried both the Standard and the Gold blend, and I honestly can’t taste much of a difference, but I think the Gold is little smoother/milder and the Standard is brisker/stronger. All my local grocery store had was bagged Gold so I bought that, but I think I’ll go ahead and order some loose Standard. I take it with a bit of milk and it’s brilliant.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Youthberry by Teavana
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I tried a sample of this at the Teavana store today, and while I haven’t gotten to brew it myself yet, it was absolutely delightful as an iced tea in the store. I’ll update this when I do make it myself though.
I heard that in store they double the amount of tea and sweeteners, etc used to brew it, which is why most people are disappointed when they make it at home, so I’ll be testing that out.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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