56 Tasting Notes

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This tisane was sent to me by the Hari Tea folks, and I wasn’t sure what to expect, because I love mint but I’m always leery of floral teas. I’m not a big fan of the acidity usually found in floral tisanes. This usually isn’t an issue for floral or fruit-based tisane fans who add sugar to their tea, as is often how those tisanes are enjoyed, but I don’t like to sweeten my teas.

I steeped this at boiling for the maximum six minutes and still didn’t find the acidity to be overwhelmeing. I could definitely taste the hibiscus, rose hips, apple, and rose petals, but the resulting acidity was minimal. Even the black pepper managed to balance itself with both the floral elements and the mints, which I found to be quite tasty.

Didn’t catch any of the cinnamon listed as an ingredient, but I think a bit of the lingering sweetness in the aftertaste can probably be attributed to the coconut. I almost thought there would be licorice root because at times the aftertaste is so tangibly sweet to my taste buds, but it must be either the coconut or something else.

Overall, this is a very light tisane that doesn’t hit too hard with flavor, but also doesn’t have that weak “am I just drinking hot water?” factor. It’s perfectly fine hot, but I kept sipping as it cooled and it’s actually sweeter and more flavorful as it cools. I didn’t try it on ice, but I have appreciation for a tea that’s still drinkable (if not more drinkable) after I’ve left it in another room and forgotten about it for an hour. This isn’t an unforgettable tea that will necessarily become a necessary staple in my tea cupboard, but I’ll definitely continue drinking it in the evenings and with the pretty packaging and the cotton tea bags, it’s nice quality tea that would make a lovely gift for someone who enjoys these flavors.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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drank Peach Jubilee by Tea Forte
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Strong peach scent, both before and after steeping. You have to dig with your nose for the thick rooibos scent underneath and then a hint of cinnamon and other spice. Very light in flavor but enjoyable. One of those teas that ends up being pleasing just in how great it smells. Wish for more flavor, but did really enjoy this one. :)

Preparation
Boiling

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Replenished my stock. tasty sigh :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Black Currant by Harney & Sons
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Made it hot, forgot about it, drank half of it lukewarm, forgot about it again, now drinking it cold. ALL still tasty! :) #tea

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Black Currant by Harney & Sons
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I’ve been drinking a lot of this for the past week, especially with Jim’s family visiting. My sister-in-law seems to really like it. :) One of my favorite Harney & Sons teas.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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68

I really wish the people here wouldn’t leave the tea bag just floating in my ice tea. Gyarr. Cafe fail.

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drank Zen by Tazo
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Iced at Starbucks. It’s my drink of choice when I’m here writing. :)

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