387 Tasting Notes

95
drank My Morning Mate by Teavana
387 tasting notes

Ooops! I just realized that I’m drinking My Morning Mate at 8:15 p.m. It’s really good but I think I could be in trouble. :/

Sarsonator

Uh oh!!! You may be in for a long night!!!

Zwi

Hide in an IHOP. They serve breakfast all day, so it’s not like they’d mind…

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95
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
387 tasting notes

Another review on a tea that I love. It is truly one of my anytime, anyplace, any reason teas. I’ve never made a bad cup. I added a little French Vanilla Stevia and all my cares have just melted away!

I’m visiting my very grumpy 88 year old mother in FL. Oh joy! It’s hot and sticky. I’m staying in a guest apartment in a “Senior Residence”. There are is no real kitchen and making tea is going to be a pain. Luckily I brought my big ice tea pitcher with the infuser so in 12-24 hours I’ll have some lovely cold brewed tea.

I’m still trying to do my exercise program of walking 3-4.5 miles a day. Ya know what… it’s really hot out side! I’ve ended up walking up and down the halls, over and over, back and forth, up and down stairs. Luckily, I can listen to Doctor Who and Orphan Black podcasts while I walk so the time goes faster.

One of the best parts about this trip is that there are several tea shops in Sarasota that I’ll get to visit! Uh oh, there goes all my money.

TeaBrat

Have fun! I bet Mom is glad to see you even if she is grumpy… :)

sherapop

This tea definitely delivers a consistently high-quality experience for me! I drink it with cream (no sweetener) and find it very fine! ;-)

khamilton611

Where did you find French Vanilla stevia?

ashmanra

Today would have been my Mom’s 88th birthday! Enjoy but don’t get overheated!

carol who

I get the French Vanilla Stevia at a health food store. It comes as a liquid with a dropper.There are several brands. They have a ton of flavors. I also have chocolate and hazelnut. Yum, Yum!

carol who

Ashmanra, Sorry about your mother. I guess I should appreciate the time I do have with her.

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80

I’ve had a good day enjoying this tea today. I sense the strawberry and the chocolate flavors both before and after steeping. I added a bit of Stevia which made it quite enjoyable. It is definitely a dessert type tea. The rooibos doesn’t bother me as it does some people.

After drinking 2 cups, I resteeped the tea with some Yogi Daily Detox. Helped cover up the boring flavor of the Detox and still enjoyable cup of the Strawberry Chocolate.

Flavors: Chocolate, Strawberry

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drank Caramel Corn by DAVIDsTEA
387 tasting notes

Well, the first taste was very buttery. But it got better on the second sip. I sense a nice caramel taste and the popcorn trying to jump out from the behind the caramel. The butter flavor remains strong and kind of makes this an odd cup. I had to add a drop of stevia to mellow out the butter. I’m sort of enjoying the cup and would enjoy this occasionally but wouldn’t buy it.

Flavors: Butter, Caramel, Popcorn

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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95
drank MateVana by Teavana
387 tasting notes

OH MY GOODNESS it is cold this morning. Here it is the middle of July and it is 50 degrees! In the spring or fall that is no big deal but today it feels like its freezing. Part of the problem is that I had to get up about 2 hours early.

Perfect day for some Matevana! Warm and energizing! Just what I need this morning. Perfect taste and aroma! Now I am set to face the day!

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90

Oh yum, yum, yum! Thank you Ost! What a pleasant surprise!! Very enjoyable rooibos with gentle lemon and perhaps a bit of “pastry”. Very relaxing and satisfying. :-D

TeaBrat

I like this one too :)

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100

This is a cautionary tale… some teas just don’t mix. We have all mixed teas on purpose but … I had half a tumbler of Fig Rose left. I went out and came home, decided to “top off” my Fig Rose and saw I had something in my teapot, added Samuri Chai by accident. In case you ever wondered… that is not a good combination. Blech! Right now I don’t think I could handle a cup of either tea without the memory of the bad tea overwhelming the cup.

Sarsonator

Oh wow. This made made me laugh. I mix teas also, sometimes. Eventually I’m sure I’ll come across a terrible combo like this!

Ellyn

ohh, ugh, that does sound like a horrible combination!

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80

The packet said Strawberry Sencha from Frontier Naturals. But I couldn’t find that tea on their site. I do feel that there is some strawberry in this. The sencha is mild and well balanced with a bit of strawberry. This is not a strawberry soda pop tea. This is a nice cuppa for the afternoon; need more caffeine in a.m., no caffeine in evening.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML
Nettie

Yeah, I think they might not carry it anymore because I couldn’t find it to reorder.

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80
drank Pineapple Papaya by Cameron's
387 tasting notes

This a a lovely tea made to be cold brewed. The green is the more prominent flavor with a nice taste of the tropics. It seems a little weak and I may try it with a bit more leaf. My ice tea pitcher is 64 oz. and it already seems crazy putting in 8 tsp. Luckily it’s only about $4 for 2 oz.

Flavors: Green, Tropical

Preparation
8 tsp 64 OZ / 1892 ML

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90

You know you are preoccupied when you find your pitcher full of tea and water “cold brewing” in the kitchen cabinet instead of the refrigerator! Kind of makes me wonder where other things will show up.

The tea is a lovely tartness with some well balanced lemon. Tarter than a raspberry lemonade would be. Nice for this summer day!

Flavors: Lemon, Lemon Zest, Raspberry

Mandy

I almost put a jug of milk in the pantry earlier. Oops xD

Jennkay

Haha, I’ve been doing a lot of cold brewing lately, so I’m just waiting for that to happen to me, too.

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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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