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7 Tasting Notes

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I decided to try this tea to experience cocoa and cardamon notes in a tea. When the tea was steeping I noted a strong chocolate mint aroma—very pleasant. I was excited for the first sip. I steeped it for 5 minutes with 212 water as recommended by upton. Upon tasting the tea I noted a slight cocoa flavor and some fruity/cinnamon notes. Nothing especially exciting to me—it reminded me of a christmas chocolate—one of those berry flavored cream filled types that make you wish you weren’t in the company of others so you could spit it out after the first bite.
The tea loses much with the addition of milk and sugar.
Its not awful, but not worth bothering to order online.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I decided to try this tea to experience cocoa and cardamon notes in a tea. When the tea was steeping I noted a strong chocolate mint aroma—very pleasant. I was excited for the first sip. I steeped it for 5 minutes with 212 water as recommended by upton. Upon tasting the tea I noted a slight cocoa flavor and some fruity/cinnamon notes. Nothing especially exciting to me—it reminded me of a christmas chocolate—one of those berry flavored cream filled types that make you wish you weren’t in the company of others so you could spit it out.
The tea loses much with the addition of milk and sugar.
Its not awful, but not worth bothering to order online.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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87

This tea was a real surprise for me. I am a hardcore coffee snob—own a coffee press (including a travel one to bring with me on the way into the office), whole beans only thank you , etc. Tea to me is nice, but most of the standard blends were never as satisfying as the flavor seems to fade into something unpleasant after the first few sips.

To cut down on my daily intake of half and half I have started to explore better quality loose tea and gave the British Blend a whirl, After all, wouldn’t you expect the brits to have a good handle on blending a good tea.
This blend if my first experience of a tea that is as satisfying to sip as a cup of good coffee. Its strong, bold has body but not bitter AT ALL. Even as the softer more complex notes of the tea fade as the cup cools a bit this tea is still pleasant to sip. It stands up well to sugar and milk and tastes just as well straight up.
I finally understand why brits drink tea more often than coffee.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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31

Surprising combo—I haven’t tried a ginger tea before. I enjoyed it but would not repurchase as the peppery aspect to the ginger makes this a tea where one cup will due ya. I’d prefer a tea that I can sip all afternoon in the office.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Winter Spice by Tea Forte
7 tasting notes

I am a big fan of chai and other spicey teas. This one is not bad, but I don’t think its much better than the Good Earth and Stash I have. Packaging is nice, but I will not repurchase.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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New to better quality teas and gave this one a try. Still trying to decipher my preferences. The vanilla aroma is overwhelming, has a chemical quality to it, and in my opinion it makes a sickening mix with the berry notes in this tea. I do appreciate that lack of bitterness with a rooibos tea even with a long steep, but this blend is just not my thing.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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32

Meh. I am still becoming acquainted with better quality teas and trying to decipher exactly what pleases my palette. So, I picked this up on an invitation shopping website—I am a sucker for packaging I guess. It have a very nice aroma, but the flavor is not all that thrilling.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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