Wissotzky Tea

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This reminds me of Butiki’s Cider Guayusa, minus the guayusa. The flavoring’s spot-on for cider. There’s mostly apple with a hint of cinnamon, and not much sweetness. As far as apple tisanes go I think I prefer the ones that mimic more of a sour fresh apple flavor, but for what it is this is a very pleasant tisane and one I certainly wouldn’t mind drinking again.

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This really tastes like passion fruit! Passion fruit is one of my favorite flavors, and it doesn’t show up in teas or tisanes all that often so I was pleased when my mother brought a bag of this back from Israel for me. The hibiscus had me slightly concerned, but while it is present it’s only strong enough to add some pleasant (and accurate, passion fruit-wise) tartness. I’m not really picking up on the mango, but I can live with that. This is one of the nicest caffeine-free options I’ve tried lately, and it’s certainly something I’d like to pick up more of when I’ve made some progress working through my current stash. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by most of the Wissotzky teas and tisanes I’ve tried so far; they’ve almost all been a cut above the average bagged grocery option.

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drank Bedouin Chai by Wissotzky Tea
1317 tasting notes

This was just what I needed today. Yum. Very lemony, in an herbal sort of way. It feels cleansing.
The spices are nicely blended with the lemongrass to create a cooling and refreshing taste that I think would do well iced.
Also, I didn’t do this as a latte but it had that feel to it even though I only added a bit of milk!

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drank Bedouin Chai by Wissotzky Tea
1317 tasting notes

This is soooo lemony! I think I just got some extra grass in there this time heh. Note to self: more tea, less grass :)

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drank Bedouin Chai by Wissotzky Tea
1317 tasting notes

Lemongrass in a chai?! Interesting. I’d never considered that.
Certainly makes for a different cuppa chai. I need to pay more attention next time. I ended up drinking this all up and realized an hour later that I had yet to start my note! Oops.
Big thanks to Ssajami for the massive sample! :)

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My mom picked a box of this up for me in Israel recently. And it’s actually pretty good for a bagged Earl Grey! The bergamot’s quite strong, which is a plus for me, and the base has a nice hint of smoke. The tea part of this tea could be a bit more pronounced, but I can live with that. It doesn’t measure up to my current favorite EG (Lupicia’s), but I wouldn’t expect it to. This will be good to have around for times when loose leaf’s just not feasible, definitely.

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drank Bedouin Chai by Wissotzky Tea
93 tasting notes

Tea #1 from Another Traveling Tea Box

I was in a rush to get to a meeting, so I rummaged through the teabags in the box and found this gem. I didn’t read the ingredients before opening it, and was pleasantly surprised to smell sage. The savory smell reminded me a bit Thanksgiving stuffing.

The flavor was extremely interesting. The sage completely overpowered the cardamom, so I wouldn’t consider this a successful chai. However, it certainly was a damn tasty tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
gmathis

I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the few Wissotzky blends I’ve tried. Pretty good.

Bonnie

Sounds like a great tea with a turkey sandwich!

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drank Red Tea Classic by Wissotzky Tea
5111 tasting notes

sipdown! this was one from kaylee I opted to try this one since i should probably start drinking a few non caffeinated options now that it’s later in the day. As well, after locating a few teas in my cupboard that were actually gone – i’m super happy to say that i’m now back under where i started the weekend at before dinosara’s swap was added to my cupboard!

I quite like this one…it’s sweet, doesn’t taste overly like rooibos and it’s just a smooth tasting experience. Thanks kaylee!

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The herbal lemony notes are pleasant, but there’s not much to the base – I can hardly taste it, in fact. I generally like some tea in my tea, and this gets low marks on that count even in comparison with other bagged grocery store greens. Thanks for this sample, Kaylee!

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drank Rose Chai by Wissotzky Tea
741 tasting notes

haha! i stole this tea bag from a posh house my boyfriend was dog sitting at.
he is giving up his dog walking business but if he happens to ever watch these two dogs again i will totally ask him to nab a few more bags for me.
believe it or not i’m not really a chai person or a rose/floral person, and yet, the mellow smoothness of this tea is so great i absolutely love it!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Sounds right up my alley :)

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drank Apple Delight by Wissotzky Tea
556 tasting notes

Thanks to yssah for this sample. This may not be a true picture of the tea because I accidentally made it in the mug that still had a bit of french vanilla matcha in it so it’s kinda contaminated, even though I poured it into the correct mug almost immediately. So yeah…not quite a caffeine-free herbal anymore.

That being said, this is really a very apple-y tea. More on the tart side than the sweet side of the apple family. The hibiscus…I think I steeped it for too long, because I wasn’t paying attention and didn’t set a timer and now it’s pretty strong and making this tea taste not very good to me. I think I taste something that must be the roasted chicory root and it’s not sitting too well either. Summary – yuck.

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First I want to say thanks to Yssah to all the tea bag samples.

On to this tea. Ok before I even took this tea out of it’s packet it had a super strong order of honey. I did two tea bags in my 8oz pot, poured it into my BFM and then filled the rest of it with hot water; so 16oz. I then only lightly sweeten it with a few drops of agave; since it already smelled so sweet.

Ok, I don’t know if I did something wrong, but this tea was badd. It tasted pretty much like fake clover honey. I don’t even like clover honey; I’m an orange blossom honey kinda girl. I couldn’t even finish my cup.

I am not going to rate this, since I only give bad ratings to teas that I have tried every which way to make good. So just a word of cation, if you don’t love honey stay away.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
yssah - Love is Tea (LIT)

i also prefer pure chamomile – even to celestial’s sleepytime :)

havent tried all the wissotzkys in my stash yet but will see how it can be tweaked, if possible, when get around to sipping this ^^’

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Good, sweet flavour. This is my new breakfast tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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I like this! It has a delicate and sweet flavor that is difficult to get tired of :)

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I love the scent of this tea!

The longer this is brewed the better because it is a tisane :) Nice enough on its own but you might want to add a bit of sweetener.

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First tried this tea when a friend went to Israel and bought me a box. I loved it..so much that I super-saved it for special occasions only.

And then I found out that they sell it online here in the US. Ordered to fill up the free shipping quota. I just knew they would all be good.

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Haven’t had the tea – just reading the description. Lemongrass and Lemon Verbena are NOT THE SAME THING!!!!

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Best not to steep very long otherwise it becomes quite bitter. A little too fruity for my taste, but would probably make an excellent iced tea.

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drank Nana Tea by Wissotzky Tea
1 tasting notes

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drank Nana Tea by Wissotzky Tea
89 tasting notes

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drank Wissotzky Earl Grey by Wissotzky Tea
29 tasting notes

i got a bag of this in a post swap. having it with my lunch, it’s very good :)

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