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drank Cucumber White by Tazo
911 tasting notes

I’m really not a huge white tea fan, nor a huge Tazo fan. But I had the chance to try a new-to-me tea so I took it. This was that tea.

I’m really not expecting much, so my lack of disappointment probably reflects more on that than the tea, but it really isn’t bad. I mean, it’s not great, but it’s quite drinkable. It has a fairly uneventful taste. I don’t really taste any cucumber (but really, what does cucumber taste like but wet, cold, crisp and fresh which, now that I’ve said that, I guess I do kinda taste). I don’t really taste any white tea either. No wait, I take that back. There might be some white tea vegetal-ness in the very back of the taste. Most of the taste is lime-ish citrus with a little warm spice tingle at the end. It gives it a kind of fresh, lively taste. Sort of summery, though weirdly bland at the same time. (I’m guessing that is from the teabag-ness? Or maybe the fact that I just steeped for one minute.)

Anyway, this honestly doesn’t taste all that white tea (or any kind of tea, actually) to me and I think if you go into this expecting white tea, you’ll probably be disappointed. But it’s a decently respectable (and unusual) teabag herbal.

Angrboda

It seems to be super-fashionable to flavour tea with cucumber these days. I must admit I can’t really see the appeal at all. Especially not after Ricky shared that cucumber white from Adagio with me. That was horrid.

Someone once gave me a sample box of Tazo bags. I think it had maybe twenty different bags in it or something. There wasn’t a single one of them that I liked. Some were tolerable and the others were full of the dreaded hibiscus. It was years ago, but it was a sufficiently bad taste experience to turn me off the brand completely.

Auggy

Hmm. I don’t see the appeal either. Cucumber is so non-flavorful. And OMG, wasn’t that Adagio cucumber tea weird and horrid?

I can see how massive amounts of Tazo could turn one off of the brand entirely. Thankfully this one wasn’t bad. I don’t think I’d intentionally buy it or anything, but very drinkable (and hibiscus free!).

Angrboda

It was! I have rarely been subjected to something so vile. O.O For a while I was fairly curious about those Adagio blends with sweet potato and whatever the others were, I forget, mostly because they sounded so bizarre, but after trying the cucumber, I rather lost interest. I prefer my cucumbers raw or pickled, thank you. Absolutely no exceptions.

Yes, that was a flop indeed. The sender wasn’t a tea drinker himself, I think his thought was just to send me something that I couldn’t get in Denmark. So I got the Tazo box and some variety boxes of Celestial Seasoning, only one of which was actual tea. Oh well, it’s the thought that counts and he did his best and such.

Auggy

I liked the toasted sesame since it made me think of unadon (grilled eel rice bowl), which is one of my favorite Japanese dishes. But still, that’s pretty weird.

I suppose I am naive, but part of me really believes that there could be hidden tea gems in the mass market teabag lines, like Tazo or Stash. I’m probably wrong, but my optimistic nature continues to believe.

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Angrboda

It seems to be super-fashionable to flavour tea with cucumber these days. I must admit I can’t really see the appeal at all. Especially not after Ricky shared that cucumber white from Adagio with me. That was horrid.

Someone once gave me a sample box of Tazo bags. I think it had maybe twenty different bags in it or something. There wasn’t a single one of them that I liked. Some were tolerable and the others were full of the dreaded hibiscus. It was years ago, but it was a sufficiently bad taste experience to turn me off the brand completely.

Auggy

Hmm. I don’t see the appeal either. Cucumber is so non-flavorful. And OMG, wasn’t that Adagio cucumber tea weird and horrid?

I can see how massive amounts of Tazo could turn one off of the brand entirely. Thankfully this one wasn’t bad. I don’t think I’d intentionally buy it or anything, but very drinkable (and hibiscus free!).

Angrboda

It was! I have rarely been subjected to something so vile. O.O For a while I was fairly curious about those Adagio blends with sweet potato and whatever the others were, I forget, mostly because they sounded so bizarre, but after trying the cucumber, I rather lost interest. I prefer my cucumbers raw or pickled, thank you. Absolutely no exceptions.

Yes, that was a flop indeed. The sender wasn’t a tea drinker himself, I think his thought was just to send me something that I couldn’t get in Denmark. So I got the Tazo box and some variety boxes of Celestial Seasoning, only one of which was actual tea. Oh well, it’s the thought that counts and he did his best and such.

Auggy

I liked the toasted sesame since it made me think of unadon (grilled eel rice bowl), which is one of my favorite Japanese dishes. But still, that’s pretty weird.

I suppose I am naive, but part of me really believes that there could be hidden tea gems in the mass market teabag lines, like Tazo or Stash. I’m probably wrong, but my optimistic nature continues to believe.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

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1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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