269 Tasting Notes


Pass the Stash TTB1

Love the name. I’m sure the chai was supposed to be the main “stormy” flavor but it just doesn’t make it for me. There is too much cinnamon in the blend for my taste. I love the scent of the almonds but it there is just too much competing for “top dog” as far as the flavors.

Flavors: Almond, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Cream


I’ve found that the cinnamon in most Adagio blends tends to take over unfortunately, especially if it’s an inclusion. If it’s the cinnamon tea I’ve found it to be vaguely milder.

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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Okay, I got that off my chest :-)

Golden Honey Dew… yum, yum, yummy. Scent, taste and aroma are very melon-y. When I tried to sip it right away it was too hot and I didn’t get the melon but I did get a burned tongue. After it cooled a bit and I added some stevia I found the most delightful melon flavor. It really fills the mouth nicely and has a very refreshing taste. I am really enjoying this. I could definitely add this to my cupboard! I imagine it is good cold but I really am enjoying it hot. Thanks NayLyn!

Now on to other things… It was the first day of school here. I’m retired but I am helping a friend of mine (who has low vision) with her first – second grade split of 34 STUDENTS!! When she took the job, after two years on disability, the principal said there would be 22 kids altogether. Now there are 34! The air conditioner isn’t working. It’s hot!! In a very short time I had forgotten how noisy, whiny, distracted etc. they are the first day of school. (It must be like childbirth where you forget how awful it is when it is over) If she gets 2 more students and the school board approves they can split it into separate first grade and second grade classes. If you have any spare 1st or 2nd grade students at home please send them to Highland School Elgin, IL.

Flavors: Melon

Roswell Strange

My roommate is flipping out about new Who; and I’m feeling incredibly guilty that I never got caught up with Eleven…


I CAN’T WAIT FOR NEW WHO! Also, Roswell, Eleven is the best one! You must catch up!


Doctor Who! (With the guy from Fire of Pompeii.)

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I’m not sure what I was expecting but this wasn’t really what I wanted right now. The flavor seemed odd with a bad aftertaste on the roof of my mouth.

I think I’ll try making it with some almond milk in a saucepan tomorrow. Maybe the flavor will blend for me with milk.

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drank Rum Raisin Ice Cream by 52teas
269 tasting notes

This is certainly a strongly scented tea. To me, it is very perfume-y rather than rum raisin. I don’t love it but it is quite drinkable. Probably wouldn’t buy it because of the strong scent.


To me when brewed hot it tastes a little like the classic bubble gum flavour.


Bubble gum tea does not sound appealing

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Pass the Stash TTB

I’ve been bad about giving credit to the several TTBs I’ve had this past two weeks. Sorry! It’s about all I can do is to get some of the tasting notes in on the teas.

The huckleberry is not as strong as it could have been. The black goes well with the huckleberry. I sweetened it a little and I’m enjoying it. I wouldn’t be in my top teas but certainly will enjoy another cup of. I might keep this one from the Pass the Stash box. I think it might be good cold brewed with a twist of lemon.

It’s a lovely summer day and I’m enjoying this as a hot tea. I have to say my decision to drink more hot tea this summer is going well. I don’t find myself over heated or anything. :-)

Flavors: Huckleberry

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Lemon Chiffon by Prestogeorge
269 tasting notes

Nice bright lemon flavor. Not a sour lemon. I taste the lemon myrtle most. I love, love, love lemon myrtle. Ever since we went to Australia I have had an obsession with lemon myrtle! Not sure if i taste the chiffon/pastry but it really doesn’t matter to me. :-)

Flavors: Lemon, Vanilla

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Frankenberry by 52teas
269 tasting notes

I was afraid of this tea because of the name, I mean really Frankenberry? I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. It does seem to taste like a lot of other berry teas I’ve had lately. That’s not a bad thing.


Were you not a fan of the Frankenberry cereal? I liked Count Chocula, myself :)

carol who

My kids didn’t mind Frankenberry but I was a little old even then. (They are in their 30’s) To me, it’s just the idea of drinking an overly sweet cereal. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, I have tried Fruity Pebbles and Froot Hoops tea. :-)


Count Chocula cereal was always the best! :P

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I haven’t had this in a while because of the calories. Today I just need something somewhat indulgent or I’m going to get something REALLY indulgent. I made it with unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I made it cold and poured it over ice. Quite yummy!

I’m still working my way through the TTBs. It is so overwhelming(!) but fun! :-)

I’m helping a friend get her classroom set up for school. I forgot how much work it is for a first grade classroom. One of the problems is that it is actually a first/ second split, so it has all the first grade and all the second grade materials were thrown together. Now the principal is saying they might move her to another room. She starts school on Monday and the principal still can’t decide whether to move her! We may have a busy couple of days!


Oh, gosh….. setting up the entire classroom is enough work in itself let alone having to move! Hopefully all goes well and school starts smoothly for her:]


Ugh. That’s horribly unfair to not have decided what classroom teachers are in yet. I hope they get that settled quickly!

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Nice blueberry scent and a bit of cream cheesiness. I taste a slight bit of pastry. Very lovely morning tea when all I can dream of was pastry, donuts, cinnamon rolls….. Now I have to go grocery shopping and avoid the real thing.

Flavors: Blueberry, Creamy, Pastries

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I have not had a lot of pu erhs before but this certainly would be at the top of the list. The vanilla and caramel are wonderful together. Very smooth and moth filling. Can tea be round? That is how it tastes to me. Fills up all the corners of my mouth. Yum!

Flavors: Caramel, Vanilla

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

LOL :)

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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.


Elgin IL

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