Stash Tea Company

Recent Tasting Notes

I had a cup of this while I was out at dinner last night. I really like peppermint, so I knew I wouldn’t dislike it, but I will say that this seems like a good quality peppermint. It had no bitterness to it, just a refreshing minty flavor, unlike some lower quality peppermint I’ve had in the past.

Flavors: Peppermint

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This is the first white tea I’ve had. It was rather bland and just a bit bitter. I couldn’t taste much of the raspberry flavor at all. Maybe I should have steeped it longer at a lower temperature?

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

The lower water temp will make a huge difference. Steeping a white tea in boiling water will usually cause bitterness.

rosebudmelissa

Thanks. What temperature is good for a tea like this? The bag didn’t say, which is why I just used boiling water.

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This is not bad for a rooibos tea. It has a bit of that smokey/medicinal flavor, but for the most part it tastes very much like strawberry jam. It’s sweet with a bit of tartness, and has a very pleasant strawberry flavor. The strawberry and rooibos flavors actually blend surprisingly well, too. I don’t know that I’ll buy more of this, but I’ll enjoy drinking this cup.

Flavors: Jam, Rooibos, Smoke, Strawberry, Sweet, Tart

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

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This is just not my day for sampling teas. This is minty and somewhat fruity, but I don’t like the way the flavors interact. It’s just kind of weird. It seems I don’t like many of Stash’s fruit flavored herbals.

Flavors: Fruity, Mint

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Skysamurai

sad day. dragonfruit is yummy…

rosebudmelissa

I’ve never had it. I’d like to try it someday. I mean how often do you run across a fruit that cool looking, and with such an awesome name.

Skysamurai

I know right! Have you ever had a rambutan?? Now that’s a weird looking fruit but the inside is sooooooo good!

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This is… kind of gross actually. It really clashes with itself, it might be the rooibos. I’m having really bad luck with my Stash teas today.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I’m not impressed with this one at all. It smells like blueberry, but it tastes more like licorice than than anything else, and is really rather bland. I really don’t think I’ll be buying this again.

Flavors: Licorice

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I really didn’t like this one. It tasted strongly of artificial cream cheese flavoring, which was really off-putting to me for some reason.

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

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This tea is underwhelming. It mostly tastes like lemongrass with a vague additional fruitiness. It’s not bad, just kind of boring and I’m not a big fan of lemongrass anyway so not really my cup of tea.

Flavors: Fruity, Lemongrass

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I’m finally getting around to trying the rest of the Stash samples that I got several months ago. I picked this one today because I wanted something fruity, but not a Hibiscus tea. While this does have some Hibiscus in it, it is what I was looking for. It’s very lemony, a bit tart, but not too tart, and faintly herbaceous. I like it, and I’ll probably end up buying more in the future.

Flavors: Lemon, Lemongrass, Rosehips

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Earl Grey by Stash Tea Company
2608 tasting notes

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75

The company I work for is putting together the Christmas loot bags for our clients and tea is part of the bag. They had some left over and it’s how I got to score a handful of different Stash teas. I’ve been meaning to try Stash but at the same time didn’t feel like spending money on it because if I didn’t like them, now I’d have a whole box of it to drag around my cupboard.

This one’s ok. I used double the water this bag could take. I knew I wouldn’t want to get out of bed to resteep so I did double the quantity from the get go and I just left the bag inside seeing how it’s herbal.

It’s definitely convenient. I haven’t done bagged teas in so long I forgot now nice it is sometimes to not have all the accoutrements dragging around, cleaning them after and … stuff. It gets messy in the morning when one reaches over to snooze the 4.30 am alarm and knocks over the kettle or the infuser with the spent leaves. Now there’s nothing but a mug! And yes, it’s not too bad. I don’t feel like I’ve sacrificed my evening tea pleasuring (heh) for the sake of convenience.

(But something in this tea makes me sleepy. I should have gone for caffeine.)

mrmopar

We all “cheat” with the bagged stuff :P

TeaBrat

I know I do!

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45

I won this tea as a door prize! For a bagged Chai, it really wasn’t bad. Not nearly as spicy as the name would suggest, but I found the combination of spices pleasant and it took milk pretty well. Not something I’m going to be purchasing, but I’d drink it again in a pinch.

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

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I wasn’t a big fan of this. It smelled strongly of artificial caramel with a bit of apple and cinnamon, but it tasted really bland. Something about the dissonance between the smell and taste was really off-putting to me.

Flavors: Apple, Caramel, Cinnamon, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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73

I tried a few sips of this clear, and it seemed quite spiced — I think I might have to have a proper steep of it this way sometime and see what I think. However, my main objective was chai with milk and sugar today, and so that’s what I’ve made.
The spice is pleasant and comforting, though I wish there was a stronger flavour overall. I’m not sure what exactly, but it feels like it could do with one thing more to just make the flavour pop and really be delectable. But as is, it’s good, spiced, relaxing.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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70

This is one of those teas that just smells like OH MY GOODNESS. If this tea was available as a scent I would probably buy it and let it aerate throughout my room when I was in an apple-y, harvest-y mood.
Unfortunately, while the scent promises an apple caramel maple delight, the taste doesn’t quite deliver. The maple comes through a lot more than the apple, but it is mainly scent over flavour. (I actually said, when I smelled it, that I hoped this wouldn’t be the taste, but oh well.)
Still, it doesn’t taste bad, just not anywhere near as delicious to the scent. I bet that, if paired with a slice of pie or something harvest-y, it would be a really nice complement. On its own, however, it could do to be stronger.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100

This tea is a wonderful, full bodied, wake me up, kind of tea. The taste is brisk with a smooth, rounded, malty taste. Irish breakfast is a mixture of several Assam teas and is best, I think, served straight up, piping hot. It’s best consumed in the morning unless caffeine doesn’t bother you. A great way to start the day!

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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100

Personally drink this with milk and 5 sugars.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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43

Bland, not much flavor on its own. Even after adding milk and sugar, still nothing to write home about, but it does have a pleasant aroma.

Flavors: Caramel

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

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70

Not bad for a bagged tea…just something I got on a whim after seeing it in a store, smells good , medium level of bergamot , mild flavor , smooth black tea in the background with hardly no bitter notes . Good for when you feel like making something fast and easy and nothing involved.

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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95

1.5 tsp for 300mL water @100C, steeped three minutes.

Honey and cocoa notes, and a slight aroma of leather and earth. Really good.

Flavors: Cocoa, Earth, Honey, Leather, Mineral

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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78

Mild sweetness and a floral taste and aroma. The berry flavor does not come through as much when brewed hot, but would make a good iced tea.

Flavors: Berry, Hibiscus, Lemon, Orange, Rosehips

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70

I’ve been avoiding drinking this one for awhile because I thought for sure that it would be bad. as I opened up the package and interesting smell wafted to my nose. I’m still not quite sure of what it was or how I really felt about it. As it has begun to cool down, it’s actually tasting better than I thought. It’s almost like a smoothie.

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