295 Tasting Notes


Another tea from a vacation. They only had 12 oz. packages or tea bags. I choose the 12 oz. package. YIKES! That’s a lot of tea! Luckily, I like the tea! It’s very green and fresh! There’s no overly vegetal smell or taste. I’ve tried it with several different flavorings and sweeteners and have enjoyed them all. (Vanilla cream Stevia, Chocolate Stevia, Maple syrup, Strawberry Chocolate Stevia) I really enjoy mates and their caffeine which makes this a tea I’ll keep in my cupboard for a long time. Re-steeps well.

Flavors: Green

175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Wow! 12oz is a lot of tea good thing it’s 100 worthy

carol who

LOL! No kidding! I will be using it for a lot of swaps as well as having plenty for the next year or so… Did you want any? I think I owe you some from your last very generous swap. I don’t need anything in return. :)


Nope, you will never owe me. I don’t think I could ever catch up with what I owe you,you’ve reached Grandma status with my son. I think I can wait, Thank you :)

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It’s an unseasonably cold day in mid September, the football game is on, the husband is watching and I’m reading a good book.

The tea is such a lovely smoky and bacon scent dry. The flavor and aroma follow through with their promise of something special. I am new to Lapsang Souchong so I can’t compare this to others of the same name. I can just tell you that this is so delightful and relaxing. Very evocative of campfires, fall leaves and bacon ( Bacon?). I have the feeling that this wouldn’t be nearly as good at some other times of the year but for the here and now, it’s perfect. It says it can be resteeped 2-3 times. Oh, what a nice thing to keep drinking all afternoon!

Adding more to my note about 4 hours later:

After drinking several cups of this tea I swear I could still taste and smell this tea even when I was out walking. It is so relaxing!

Flavors: Smoke

Terri HarpLady

It’s also really nice if you add a little maple syrup once in awhile :)

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I was a bit put off by the name… I mean, really , would I really want a fruity cereal flavored tea? As i found I … I like it quite a bit. The fruit isn’t as crazy as it sounds and the black tea wasn’t bad. No bitterness. I like fruity teas and the sweetness that implies so this tea works. Not every day, but one I could keep in stock. (If I had more this this sample) Not bad :)

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I’m giving it another try. I leafed it a bit more than last time ( I actually remembered to read the note I wrote on the bag that said I should leaf more) and felt there was more flavor than last time. I am upping my rating somewhat.

Flavors: Chocolate, Raspberry

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This may have been sitting around for awhile. I’m not getting enough coffee to be excited about. I mean COFFEE Chai should have a good bump of coffee in it. I enjoy cardamom but it seems like there is an awful lot of cardamom pods in it.

Flavors: Cardamon, Spices

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My second try on this tea. (Previous attempt, they said 1 tbs instead of the usual 1 tsp and I tried it their way…WRONG) This cup is perfect for me. It is a cold blustery day (50 degrees when it is still technically summer for another week or so!!!) I really needed something warming and cozy. This really hit the spot. Needed a little sweetener but otherwise very good. I taste the hazelnut and that pastry/cookie taste that makes this a perfect dessert tea.

Flavors: Cookie, Hazelnut

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

How does this compare to “Florence”?

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I love, love, love this tea. It has a wonderful nuttiness that is missing in some of the other nut teas I’ve had lately (Teavana, Teavana,Teavana). Although it has cinnamon, it doesn’t overwhelm the nut flavor. There is a creaminess that mellows out the cinnamon. This a great cuppa and is giving me a nice contented, relaxing evening :)

Flavors: Cinnamon, Creamy, Nutty

Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Sounds yummy!

carol who

It is and it’s available in loose leaf in a nearby grocery store. I can sneak it in with the groceries. :-D


That’s great!

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The nuts and other flavors are sort overwhelmed by the cinnamon. I don’t know if this is one of the newer batches of Toasted Nut Brûlée Oolong from since Teavana took the nuts out of all their teas. Really, how can they have teas that have ‘nut’ in the title that don’t have nuts? But… well I am not tasting those nuts, just cinnamon. Still enjoyable but not what I would expect from a nutty tea.

Flavors: Cinnamon

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drank Granny's Cake by RiverTea
295 tasting notes

I really need to go online and check ingredients before I brew. I had just sorted through several samples, passing up all the yummy chocolate teas, I chose this because it smelled like spice cake. Surprise… chocolate! But…. I really, really like it! The chocolate and the spices and the pastry-like flavors are wonderful. I love the dessert-y teas that are pastry like and this sure fits the bill.

I did add a little stevia and was very pleased with the results. I don’t know who I got this from but ‘Thank-you’ for sharing this with me. I hope to add this to my cupboard someday!

Flavors: Chocolate, Pastries, Spices

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

I love that tea!

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I received this lovely sample from Good Life Tea. Thanks! I really don’t like hibiscus or rose hips even though they are a good source of vitamin C. They are just too tart for me. I like the other fruit-y flavors in this tisane but… well, you know … the whole hibiscus thing. With some sweetener, it improves. I enjoyed the description of the tisane more than the tea. I agree with someone else who said they were wondering if the way the samples were packed messed up the flavors. The envelope had a lot of scents before I ever opened it. Maybe thicker bags would improve that. I would also like to see the ingredients listed on the package.

Flavors: Apple, Hibiscus, Orange, Rosehips

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Retired first grade teacher. I tend to like dessert type/herbal teas as a substitute for sweet treats. Flavored black teas and mates to get that energy that I am often lacking :-p
My husband of 42 years thinks I’m nuts regarding the whole tea thing… but he bought me a Breville for Christmas, so what can I say.
My other interests are reading (books go well with tea :D) and beading.

I have been watching Doctor Who for 32 years. It’s almost new DW time!!!! In case you can’t tell my avatar is two daleks drinking tea! I am always open to swapping Doctor Who books for tea. I have about 120 Doctor Who books that I am eager to send them to a fan. :D Let me know if you would like any books! I love that so many people have begun watching DW!

Also I love swaps, pm me if you’d like to do a swap.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is; will keep this stocked until the cows come home

90-94 First rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Excellent; likely to become a favorite, will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again if in the mood for this particular one or a better, similar version not available or it’s on a really good sale :-)

50-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again unless craving this particular flavor

Below 50 Meh! Wouldn’t bother drinking it again.


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