299 Tasting Notes

85

I have received a lovely and generous sample from Hapatite. Thank-you!
I have been lucky enough to have two samples which I have enjoyed very much. I really do have to get some of this for myself.
The pale color always surprises me because I have that ‘chocolate’ word in there. They got the chocolate taste and the banana well blended. I don’t taste half the flavors they mention… apple pieces, pineapple?? Doesn’t matter! The flavors blend well to give me a satisfying dessert tea substituting for real desserts.

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85
drank Yerbaberry Mint by Handmade Tea
299 tasting notes

Thank-you Hapatite for this lovely sample from Handmade Teas. I haven’t had a yerba mate with mint before and I really like it. I don’t taste any berry flavor but that’s okay. I think this would also be a nice cold brew… nice wake up quality and yummy fresh mint. It’s too bad that it’s not readily available.

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

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80
drank Harvest Brew by Handmade Tea
299 tasting notes

I have to thank the lovely and generous Hepatite for this tea.
I wasn’t sure about having an autumn tea in the spring but it works well. It reminds me of some chai teas. The spices are well balanced with out any overpowering flavors. I like cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice :-) so I’m a happy girl! The black tea adds a bit of body. I’ve had several similar teas made with rooibos lately but they just don’t have enough body to make it. I have enough for a couple more cups, so yeah!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85

I’ve continued to drink this fairly frequently, when I’ve over-eaten or just feel blah. I use a little vanilla stevia. Awesome! Today I made 5 cups in my Breville and drank one hot. The rest I put in the refrigerator to chill. Made a great iced tea. I could drink this a lot this summer! Finally our weather has gotten spring/summer like and it is very nice. What a terrible winter we had!

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75
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
299 tasting notes

Nice tea but not as exciting to me as some people reviewed it. I like Birthday Cake and a few others a lot more. My taste buds may have been taking a break, but they did’t notice as much maple as I had hoped. Yummy, but not something I would buy. I’m going to rate it a little higher because I think it’s my taste buds that are out of whack.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
hapatite

Did I give this you as part of the Hapa-tite! giveaway? I really didn’t like it, I’m glad you’re enjoying it more than I did!

carol who

You did give it to me. And thanks!

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90

I haven’t had many fennel teas but if this is an example, well, yeah, I’m in! I like the fennel, spice and peppercorns. Can’t really taste any apple but with the others tastes in there it makes sense. I guess I just wouldn’t expect to taste apple hidden in fennel, spice and peppercorns. This is a boldly flavored tea that has “good for you” fennel. Hey, I just read that may help in weight loss and flushes out toxins. Good news! It’s a great tea hot, I wonder what it will be like cold?

Flavors: Licorice, Peppercorn

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90

Eeck! The computer ate my tasting note!! Well if it ever re-appears from the magic realm where the computer puts things, you’ll see a really great note. In the meantime, you’ll have to put up with this half-assed note.
Yum!
Not like the cereal!
Good fruity taste!
Buy again and keep in stock!

caile

Haha, I hate when that happens!

Suziqzer

My Hubby likes this one iced.

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70

Thanks TTTTB for this lovely sample. I love nut teas and was really, really, really hoping that I’d find a good nut taste. Well….. not so much. A bit of cinnamon, not much else. Not bad but I won’t purchase any. I’m really glad I got to try this! I am pretty sure I would have bought some based on the name.

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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80

Thanks for sharing this tea with me, 221Tea! A couple days ago every tea was blah. Today I’m doing really well with my choices. This tea has a nice butterscotch/candy taste. The white tea seems to be a very good base. It doesn’t overwhelm the butterscotch which is very good, since that was the flavor I was looking forward to. I’m not sure I sense much of a creamy taste. Its good and I am having a nice break from cleaning windows on a sunny, fresh day!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Suziqzer

I didn’t get anything creamy with this one either. But the flavor was nice and not overwhelming like I can sometimes find butterscotch candies

whatshesaid

Nice! I think I’m going to order this one soon :)

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85
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
299 tasting notes

I received this sample in the TTTTB! I love nuts but I haven’t had a lot of nut teas so I decided to give this a try. Nice nutty flavor. Good for when I need a caffeine free tea. When I drank it cold, it seemed a little sour almost like there was some hibiscus in there. I’m probably just imagining it. I preferred it hot.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 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.
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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