Wissotzky Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

81

Thanks yssah for sending me these…months ago. I just got around to opening the package and I’ll be working through these. I still have one bag to use later since she sent me 3 and I generally use 2 in my big mug. It’s not quite 16 oz so the tea is pretty strong.

That said, it is VERY strawberry. There’s a little bit of a feel of too much hibiscus, but it’s not too bad. Thankfully I’m not getting any of the cinnamon that the ingredients say is in this because I really don’t like cinnamon on anything but toast (mixed with sugar) and a super sugary cinnamon bun (once in a blue moon…or less often, those happen once a year, don’t they).

For a bagged herbal tea, this is pretty decent. I don’t like it enough to order it because my standards on herbal teas have gotten ridiculously high since I found Steepster and branched out to online companies. Go go gadget Zentealife and Tealux mostly. Anyway, decent tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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34

Blegh. Just blegh. I remember liking this tea. Clearly I have memory problems, because this is really truly terrible. I like other Wissotzky teas; I like their green tea; I like their regular mint tea. But this? No. No no no no no. It just tastes like drinking straight spearmint. Maybe it would be ok mixed with a nice green, but then I would have to be willing to risk ruining a good tea. I actively feel guilty now for sending this along to someone else (at least it was a giveaway and not a swap!). I don’t understand why I ever thought I liked it…

Luckily, my brother inexplicably likes this and I was able to pawn the rest of it off on him.

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44
drank Earl Grey by Wissotzky Tea
18 tasting notes

Not a bad tea. Not a good tea either. A terrible example of Earl Grey, more like English Breakfast.

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5

Disgusting. Like drinking syrup. I was served this after a Passover seder- I had to discretely throw it down the sink.

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58
drank Masala Chai by Wissotzky Tea
18 tasting notes

Not bad for a bagged masala chai. I drink it mainly at Passover.

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80
drank Red Tea Classic by Wissotzky Tea
386 tasting notes

This tea brews up a lovely deep red color. It’s pleasantly, mildly sweet – I definitely wouldn’t add any sweetener – but it becomes cloying if paired with a sweet dessert. This is a very smooth tea with a caramel taste. It also resteeps nicely.

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91

This tea is delightfully sour, I love lemons but anyone faint of heart will enjoy the addition of honey. I can’t stop at only one cup, it’s so good. I leave the bag in while I read, causing the last sip to explode in tart lemony goodness.

Preparation
6 min, 45 sec

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81
drank Chamomile by Wissotzky Tea
1 tasting notes

This is a tasty herb tea that I sweetened with sugar and honey. I think next time I’ll let it steep for a bit longer.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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75

Have had a few cups of this, both hot, and iced, and I got to say I am enjoying it. It has a nice sweet strawberry taste with just a pinch of tartness. It doesn’t need sweetener, thought it does bring out the strawberry more. The only down side is that there is supposed to be cinnamon in here, but I can’t taste it. Darn. Still a great bagged herbal. Thanks Yssah for the tea!!!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec
yssah - Love is Tea (LIT)

yay, glad you liked it too :D

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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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2

Bagged
Aroma when Dry: Sweet, fruity, syrupy raspberry, blackberry faint rosehip
After water is first poured: sweet, syrupy berry notes, jammy
At end of steep: sweet, syrupy
Tea liquor:
At end of steep: deep blood red
Staple? Type perhaps, looking into loose leaf next
Preferred time of day: afternoons
Taste:
At first?: berry cough syrup
As it cools?: gets sweeter, syrupy, thick
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? Yes, cherry, raspberry, current and lemon, all cloying

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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41

Bagged
Aroma when Dry: Sweet, fruity
After water is first poured: hints of raspberry
At end of steep: light woody raspberry
Tea liquor:
At end of steep: deep blood red
Staple? Type perhaps, looking into loose leaf next
Preferred time of day: afternoons
Taste:
At first?: sharp, tart,
As it cools?: berry notes open up, blackberry notes surface greatly
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? sweet-tart raspberry notes
would be good chilled

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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26

Bagged
Aroma when Dry: Jasmine, floral, grassy
After water is first poured: soft jasmine notes
At end of steep: light floral jasmine and grass
Tea liquor:
At end of steep: faint green
Staple? Type yes, would not use brand again, will restock with loose leaf
Preferred time of day: Any
Taste:
At first?: grass with hints of mint, slight harsh close
As it cools?: sour complicated grassy notes
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? Yes, with a mellowed grassiness, that bitters as it cools

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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10

Bagged
Aroma when Dry: lemony
After water is first poured: lemon fresh, citrus
At end of steep: lemon
Tea liquor:
At end of steep: pale green
Staple? No, will not buy personally
Preferred time of day: before evening
Taste:
At first?: warm, watery lemonade
As it cools?: notes open up, tea is reminiscent of green tea’s answer to sweet tea and lemon
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? Yes, lemon zest bitter notes

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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31

Bagged
Aroma when Dry: warm, Spicy, peppery cinnamon
Tea liquor:
At beginning of steep (boil) clay brown-red)
Staple? Chai yes, this brand No
Preferred time of day: Afternoon, evening
Taste:
Black (right after being brought to boil)
Aroma: cinnamon, honey
At first: tangy, peppery, sour
Aroma, cinnamon, honey
As it cools ? Bright Cinnamon, light pepper

With 1 cup milk?
(after 2-3 min boil)
Aroma: spiced cream,
At first: creamy harsh cinnamon, pepper close
As it cools? Cinnamon mellows, gets buried in peppery notes

Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? Milk after first notes on flavour
With 1tsp of honey? Extends the creamy texture, lets it linger longer, before the pepper overpowers

Lingers?
With milk: short peppery cream note,
With milk and Honey: notes switch places lengths

Preparation
2 min, 45 sec

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61

Bagged
Aroma when Dry: tart, fruity
After water is first poured: sweet– tart, fruity
At end of steep: mellowed earthy, fruity
Tea liquor:
At end of steep: deep sunset-clay red
Staple? Type, yes, found some loose leaf options to look into for restock
Preferred time of day: any, as needed medicinally
Taste:
At first: warm, earthy floral, tart close
As it cools ? tart notes become more central in the palate, then mellow and blend, slight astringent note surfaces

Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No, but have had with some added sugar, often in summer

Lingers? yes, herby and tart at the back of the throat

Great chilled

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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33
drank Wissotzky Classic by Wissotzky Tea
370 tasting notes

An institutional cheap grade of tea bag that is drinkable – no more no less. Like an Earl Grey without the bergamot – a bland, super simple tea

Teablr

למה בכלל לקחת את זה? :)))

NofarS

זה מה שהיה לצערי :) ותה בינוני עדיף על קפה דלוח

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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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72

Grassy and refreshing. Generally tasty, but smells a bit like burned wood (even if brewed in lower temperatures).

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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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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