280 Tasting Notes

95

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

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

LOL :)

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80

I had one cup of this and enjoyed it even though I thought there could more of a lime taste. I chilled the rest and found that I enjoyed it a lot. The flavor came through a lot stronger. Good on a warm summer day!

Flavors: Lime

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78
drank Raspberry Tea by Market Spice
280 tasting notes

I was intrigued when I got the tea from the Tea and Card TTB because it was wrapped in four layers of bags and wraps. :) I was saddened when I read the reviews.:( I sniffed… good raspberry scent. Brewed nice aroma. Added my favorite vanilla stevia and I have a lovely cup of tea. The raspberry is good if perhaps a bit artificial. But not too artificial tasting. Refreshing. No aftertaste. It sat for a while while I went for a walk and the taste is still acceptable for me.

Flavors: Raspberry

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85
drank Chocolate Macaroon by DAVIDsTEA
280 tasting notes

I have been disappointed by several coconut teas lately but this tea has fulfilled my desires. Oh yummy. Chocolate macaroons! Has a great cookie taste that really fits it’s name. Not much else to say… good tea. I don’t think I’d want it everyday, but I don’t really know any tea that I would want absolutely everyday.

Flavors: Chocolate, Coconut, Cookie

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Ost

Isn’t it great?? I loved this tea when I tried it! ^^

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75
drank Red Velvet Cake Mate by 52teas
280 tasting notes

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I love mates! I enjoy good chocolate mate. But… this is supposed to be Red Velvet Cake Mate and I don’t taste any of the red velvet or cake that I would have expected. There was nothing wrong with this if I take away the expectation of Red Velvet Cake. I have several awesome chocolate mates so I wouldn’t bother to keep this one in stock, not that I didn’t enjoy it.

Flavors: Chocolate

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

Do you taste any cream cheese in it? I really am kinda meh about red velvet cake in general but I love the frosting.

carol who

No, I really didn’t taste any cream cheese. For me, that was one of the problems with this tea.

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65
drank SBT: Maple Bacon by 52teas
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I’m happily working my way through this TTB. Many teas to chose from, not much time! This one sounded interesting. I added the suggested salt and maple syrup. The first couple sips were good but as the cup cooled it lost something. Now it is somewhat bitter and not very interesting. Maybe there was something wrong in my brewing :(

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

You’re brave to try a tea by that name! XD Did you taste any bacon? :P

Mandy

No thank you! Haha, not my idea of a good time.

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70

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Nice white tea. Calming cream and cantaloupe flavors. Smooth, relaxing. Nice lingering cantaloupe aftertaste. Not special enough to buy but would drink again anytime.

Preparation
3 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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90
drank JavaVana Mate by Teavana
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Thanks TTB! I love the other mates from TeaVana so I was glad to get a sample of this. Really doing a good job of charging up a somewhat hot, dull Sunday afternoon. I have been drinking more hot tea this summer than I used to but I find I really enjoy it. I figure if most of the rest of the world doesn’t have ice tea I should give hot tea in the summer a try. I still always have a pitcher of some kind of cold brew in the refrigerator.

Anyway, back to the tea. Yummy! Nice blending of the flavors, with chocolate at the forefront. I can taste a bit of the coffee flavor and some vanilla. I’m surprised there isn’t more coffee flavor with java in the name. Still very enjoyable. :)
I better make sure I finish this pot up now so I don’t end up drinking it later this evening.

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

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85

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I know that most people don’t like the added flavors but I am enjoying the fullness of the cup. The raspberry and chocolate are definitely the major taste and aroma with the black base pulling it all together. I’m quite enjoying the tea.

My little activity monitor isn’t working quite right this morning and did not measure my 2 mile walk :( I’ll never reach my goal unless I adjust it somehow. I always feel like I’m cheating if I adjust it. I have to lose the weight I put on while visiting my mother in Florida. I swear all we did was eat! I seem to have gained about 3 pounds. I’m losing some of it but it’s hard. So many tempting foods. At least I have all my lovely teas as a substitute, :)

Flavors: Chocolate, Raspberry

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

Tea really does help me not eat as much, I think.

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75
drank Decaf Apricot by Adagio Teas
280 tasting notes

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It’s nice to have another decaf that I like but I am not overwhelmed. Sometimes I think that I don’t do a good job shaking/mixing the package of tea. It doesn’t seem to have as much apricot flavor as others are tasting. I like it well enough but I am not excited.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
A2ShedsJackson

I’ve heard the decaf flavors on Adagio are a bit milder than the caffeine originals. Adagio flavors can be pretty subtle and natural, which is both good and bad. Not totally surprised by your review. Hope the next thing you try is more to your liking.

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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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