364 Tasting Notes

85
drank Chocolate Mint by Harney & Sons
364 tasting notes

I over indulged (but fruit salad, veggies and chicken breast ) at lunch time and I need something for my little tummy. There has been an evil thread lately about chocolate (sigh) so i was thinking chocolate and mint Well, how about that… Chocolate Mint and I hadn’t even tried it yet. It’s very tasty and doing just the trick for my tummy. The chocolate isn’t predominate but it is present. Very relaxing cuppa.

Flavors: Chocolate, Mint

Suziqzer

MMMmm… I enjoy chocolate and mint together too. I go through times when I enjoy chocolate in teas and times when I’m not as crazy about it… goes in cycles, but chocolate and mint almost always work for me. :)

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100

I have a lovely sample of plain matcha from Red Leaf Tea. Unfortunately, I’ve found that I really don’t like plain matcha. However, I really like flavored matcha lattes. I’ve been making mine with plain almond milk and adding a little bit of flavoring. Today I used chocolate and hazelnut. I poured it over a little ice and I’m in heaven! I’ve had two of them today! (How do you make a guilty face?)

We are redoing the bathroom floor. Today we are pulling up the tiles and the backing board. Ugh! Not fun! About half way through job I took a break and had my first latte. Super-energizing! Worked some more… had the second latte! Oh, I feel good! Maybe I should just live on lattes!

Flavors: Chocolate, Hazelnut

Terri HarpLady

Redoing the bathroom is on my long list of ‘this old house’ activities…someday…

Stephanie

Another plain matcha solution- throw it in a milk shake or smoothie :D

Marzipan

No guilty faces, just smile!

mj

LOL at the guilty face

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85
drank Chocolate Mint by Harney & Sons
364 tasting notes

Hello Mint! That’s all I could think to say as I opened the tin. Wow! I do smell some chocolate. It is an agreeable scent. The tea is a little weak. However, I used my miracle flavoring (Chocolate Stevia drops) to make it awesome. I don’t know if I’ll buy it again but i will certainly finish up this tin with happiness in my mouth!

Is there a big difference between Harney and Sons loose leaf and sachet? I’ve basically only had sachets and I’ve enjoyed them. I can buy the sachets locally and I’m trying not to buy online. (I spend way to much when I do it online.:( I do much better when I have to pay actual cash for my teas.)
I’m wondering if this tea would have been better in loose leaf form. Maybe I should have thrown in another sachet…

Flavors: Chocolate, Mint

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

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80

Love the name! Even though it is a black tea, all I taste is fruity goodness. A fruity melange of flavors balance so that I don’t taste a predominate flavor.

Flavors: Fruity

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

Oh how cute!^.^ Who doesn’t love cute tea names!

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90

I’m really enjoying a nice cup of this even on a hot day. Funny how that is somedays. I read several notes saying they thought it was weak. So I used 4 bags with 3 cups of water for 6 minutes. Perfect. I always use a bit a vanilla stevia with chocolate teas and this was no exception. The beet root gives it a nice reddish color like red velvet cake. No creamy frosting :( But I’m not going to count off for that. Very enjoyable.

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60

This is a nice enough oolong but nothing to be excited about. It has some almond flavors but nothing it wasn’t really satisfying. Sort of a run of the mill oolong tea.

Thank you to Lariel for this tea!

Flavors: Almond

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Lariel of Lórien

I didn’t send that one.

carol who

Darn! I wrote Lariel on the bag. I wonder who actually sent it. :(

Arshness

Adagio’s Almond Oolong is really strong Almond flavor and tastes really nice. :) I could send you some next time we swap if you want?

Lariel of Lórien

It smells like marzipan actually. (Er, the confection, not our fellow forum member.) Don’t really like the Adagio oolongs.

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95
drank MateVana by Teavana
364 tasting notes

I brewed a pot of this earlier in the day and drank some but now I have a room temperature pot of tea. I could ice it but I’m too lazy today. You know what? It’s still great. Maybe it’ll motivate me to do something…maybe not.

I just sat down to do some correspondence on the computer and ended watching Animal House! Memories! Basically got nothing done!

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85

Wow! This is wonderful. Awesome scent dry. Very lovely, fruity appearance. i see some rose/hibiscus in there. Beautiful dark, dark pink liquor; almost red but no yellow or orange. Nice peach aroma and taste. Needed a bit of sweeter to fight the evil hibiscus. It has a nice full mouth feel. I might have over-leafed it a bit but that doesn’t seem to matter. I wish I had enough to do a cold brew pitcher.

Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Hibiscus, Peach

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Marzipan

I got about 1/4 lb of it on ebay for around $2.

carol who

Wow! That’s a really good price. I’ll check it out. Thanks!

Marzipan

With those teas, it’s $3.75 shipping for the first and $1 for each additional within a week, so I used to watch a bunch of her auctions (theteaport) and buy a bunch at once.

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85
drank Cha Yen Thai by Teavana
364 tasting notes

I have been enjoying this tea as an cold brew. I only had a bit hot and I wasn’t particularly excited. As a cold brew, the cinnamon drops down a bit and the fruit flavors come up. I cold brewed it for about 18 hours. Sweetened with stevia.
It would be helpful to have steeping instructions for cold brew on our notes.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
Iced 12 tsp 64 OZ / 1892 ML

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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. :-D
My other interests are reading (books go well with tea :D) and beading. I volunteer at my “old” school teaching reading and I volunteer for the blind. I am trying hard to lose weight and am really trying to increase my exercise. I am now walking about 4 miles a day and I am trying to do some core work for about 30 min. 3x a week.

I have been watching Doctor Who for 32 years. 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 some 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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