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36
drank Tomo Sencha by Wegmans
54 tasting notes

Got a bit of this from wegmans to try (from the bulk loose tins). Was just too grassy for me.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec
casey

I agree with the above. It must be an acquired taste. Not for me.

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53
drank Moonlight White by Wegmans
54 tasting notes

2nd steep
not much change in strength of aroma or color.
still very light flavor. Will probably have to get more fine tune sense for flavor of this one (or it just doesn’t have much of one). Still not bad though.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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53
drank Moonlight White by Wegmans
54 tasting notes

Color: Honey
Smell: Slightly floral, bit sweet
amount: 2.5 tsp
leaves are large and don’t quite fit into a tsp very well.
Can’t seem to get much flavor in this tasting. Maybe steep longer or more leaf next time.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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80
drank Lapsang Souchong by Wegmans
54 tasting notes

2nd steep. Aroma is not as strong, or maybe I’m just used to it now. It reminds me of how smoking meats outside and the smoke permeates into your clothes and the smoke smell just lingers around you. 2nd steep was still smooth

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Lapsang Souchong by Wegmans
54 tasting notes

Very smoky aroma. dark amber colored liquor. and very smooth. smokyness just barely lingers on the tongue between sips

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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25

Deep pink in color.
Definite sweet fruit aroma.
Taste starts tart but finishes earthy and slightly bitter.
Not very strong of a raspberry flavor

update: earthy finish reminds me of hay/straw

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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50

Was ok. Not impressed, but definately not bad. Better than a lot of teabags for much cheaper though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Lapsang Souchong by Wegmans
42 tasting notes

A fine Lapsang with a very smoky aroma and smooth lingering finish. Might be a little off-putting for those who are still getting used to the taste of Lapsang, but a good standard to have for an everyday drink. Would be a welcome addition to pep up a black tea that needs a little more flavour, like a basic English Breakfast or Irish Breakfast blend or even a medium-bodied Assam.

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90

This was wonderful! My sister bought it for me tonight. We shared vegan Sushi – YUM!

Lori

Now this sounds like a drink I need to try!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

What kind of vegan sushi did you make and do you have recipes?

TeaEqualsBliss

Rachel – I had it at Wegmans…they made it fresh! It was basically sticky rice with nori seaweed and carrot, cabbage, cucumber slivers with avocado chunks.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Yummy I have had that before. Thought maybe you had something I wasn’t aware of. Thanks

TeaEqualsBliss

Avocado MAKES the Vegan Sushi – in my book!

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92
drank Black tea by Wegmans
392 tasting notes

I love unsweetened iced tea. All iced tea should be unsweetened. It was yummy and not bitter at all and pretty flavorful.

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67
drank Moonlight White by Wegmans
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Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Peony (Bai Mu Dan) by Wegmans
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Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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88
drank Lavender Sencha by Wegmans
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67
drank Chocolate Chai by Wegmans
11 tasting notes

A smooth Chai that goes great with a little frothed milk and little raw sugar

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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74
drank Rooibos Strawberry Cream by Wegmans
243 tasting notes

Major headache, trying this to ease the pain, not really cutting it right now. Not that I thought this would make the headache go away, I didn’t, I just thought it would help to relax me, instead, I think I just need to go to sleep early…Sorry for the complaining.

Tea: Very dark today, perhaps oversteeped, definitely taste rooibos and strawberries, the cream is mostly lost, but it just adds a different flavor to the strawberries, not creamy per se, but varied.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

You aren’t complaining. Maybe you need a little caffeine. Sometimes warm just isn’t enough for me. I hate headaches. They’re the worst. Transfering from the couch back into my chair takes more movement than for an able bodied person to just stand so when I have a headache I’m normally too sore to move. i.e. too sore to make tea. Feel better!

Cinoi

Thanks, I needed to sleep it off, feeling better now :)

takgoti

Glad to hear you’re feeling better. Headaches blow.

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74
drank Rooibos Strawberry Cream by Wegmans
243 tasting notes

These were tea bags, so the dried unsteeped leaves do not really have an aroma. Once steeped, the tea did not have very much aroma either.

The first time I had the tea, I brewed three minutes, hot with no sugar. It was a sweeter tea, being rooibos and strawberries, but with a slight creamy after taste, it was a pleasant surprise. There was not a lot of strawberry flavor, but I think it did add to the overall sweetness of the tea.

I tried it again, I steeped it for five minutes, hot with no sugar. This was sweeter than the shorter infusion, but still very little strawberry flavor. However, the longer brew time increased the creaminess of the tea.

It was a decent tea.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Organic Rooibos by Wegmans
1112 tasting notes

We had the remaining two pots de creme for dessert tonight, so it had to be this tisane :) Such a great pairing. Warm, rich “supporting actor” to the dessert. My husband said, “This is heavenly!”

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Organic Rooibos by Wegmans
1112 tasting notes

Last week I stopped by my favorite thrift shop, and lo and behold – they had brand new oven safe ramekins! A really good brand too! 4 for $3 (they sell these same ones on Amazon for $15). Thrift score!!! Ramekins have been on my want list for the past year, ever since my trip to California, so that I could make pots de creme like I had at Deetjens (see my previous tasting note on this tea to read the story :)

So today I made them with David Lebovitz’s recipe:

http://www.culinate.com/books/collections/all_books/ready_for_dessert/chocolate_pots_de_creme

and we had two of them for dessert tonight. Of course I had to serve them with plain rooibos, just like when I had it at Deetjens. Ahhh, the memories. The plain rooibos was so good with the rich chocolate. Without sweetening, it acted almost like a coffee substitute. Very satisfying paired together.

I don’t know when I’ll get back to Big Sur, but I can always have a little taste of it now and again :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
__Morgana__

Yay Big Sur!

Rabs

I’m not a big chocolate fan, but my lordy does that recipe look amazing!

Lori

Yes the recipe does look good. And weirdly the rich chocolate would be a good match to plain rooibos..

gmathis

I broke out in a cold sweat just reading the ingredients!

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75
drank Organic Rooibos by Wegmans
1112 tasting notes

I stuck my nose in my husband’s humidor this afternoon whilst he was adding water and it really did remind me of rooibos. Fine tobacco and wood. We had some tonight with honey.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Organic Rooibos by Wegmans
1112 tasting notes

Last night I lost all track of time! I sat down for my nightly tea at 10:30pm! I didn’t want to be up all night so I chose this. Luckily I genuinely like rooibos – maybe because I also love coffee and my husband’s cigars (I think it has a faint tobacco like quality) and because of the story I’m about to tell…

I’m reminded of another night that I wanted my nightly tea very late at night – we were in California in June, staying at Deetjens in Big Sur. We came back to our cabin tired from a day of adventure, but in the mood for something sweet and our nightly tea, but it was also past 10pm, and the restaurant part of the inn was winding down for the evening.

Here is a picture to help you imagine:

http://www.deetjens.com/restaurant.htm

(third picture down, the bar room, first table – that is exactly where we were sitting!)

The hostess remembered us from another night we were there for dinner – my husband’s stomach was upset and they fixed him soup and we didn’t have dessert because of it – so she told us she was glad we were now ready for dessert and brought us pot de creme and a nice sized teapot of rooibos. How could you not like rooibos after that? :) Every time I have it the taste brings me back to that night. I keep on saying that I am going to seek out flavored rooibos and try a variety of additions, but I never do. I now realize this is why :)

Ricky

Yay for tea that brings back memories. Those teas are the best =]

takgoti

That is awesome. I heart Big Sur.

gmathis

What a neat memory!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Lovely looking Inn. It figures that it’s not on my coast. Thanks for sharing your rooibos memory.

JacquelineM

chrine – it’s across the country from me too :) My husband won free airfare in the continental US at his office holiday party last year, so we decided to go to Northern California. We spent 3 days in SF then over a week in Big Sur, and we drove to other points like Monterey and Carmel some of the days. We even drove to Napa one day from Big Sur (and got lost and almost wound up at the border of Nevada but that is another story for another day!).

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75
drank Organic Rooibos by Wegmans
1112 tasting notes

Had this again last night. I had an appointment with the accountant previously, and a 7:30 am dentist appointment this morning! I probably could have used something much stronger than rooibos, but, since I have an active imagination, it sufficed! I felt warm, comforted, relaxed, and fell asleep (and stayed asleep!) within a half hour of my last, tasty, sip. I really have to look into some more flavors :)

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75
drank Organic Rooibos by Wegmans
1112 tasting notes

This was good! I was in the mood for some tea, and drinking caffeine at 9:30 pm is pushing it, even for me! I went with this rooibos instead of my usual black. I sweetened it with a little honey and sat and relaxed with it. I feel nice and warm and happy – they say rooibos is calming and I think it’s true :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100

One of my favorite teas, bold but not overpowering. Highly recommended for green tea drinkers since it isn’t very strong like other black teas

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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