Zoomdweebie's Tea Bar

Recent Tasting Notes

82

This is a surprisingly tasty blend. I was hesitant to try it (alright, I was downright apprehensive) because, well, when I think “Russian Caravan” I think Lapsang Souchong, and when I think Lapsang Souchong, I think TOO SMOKY for me.

But this isn’t. Yes, there is a smoky taste to this tea, but it does not overpower the cup. It is not too much. The fruit flavor with the smoky qualities of the Russian Caravan create a very unusual yet delicious tea.

The fruity taste offers a bit of sweetness (which I’ve enhanced with a drizzle of honey) and somehow, it offers a strange yet complementary taste to the smoky flavor. I like this very much.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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67

Average in every way. Not bad but not stellar. :)

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77

This isn’t too bad, actually. I was worried it was going to be too gingery. It’s more Lemon than Ginger but it’s still true Black tea.

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45

Dang it’s cold! A hot bath didn’t even help. Drank an 8oz cuppa of this hot. WOW cinnamon is definitely there… a bit of orange, wish it was stronger. Not sure I like cinnamon only spice teas… Chais are more my thing. Rating goes up for accuracy though.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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45

Last 40oz of my gallon. It’s actually cold in the house today- high only of 72 predicted today. The 4 cups of hot tea I have planned for today will go really good!

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45

Gonna down 40oz of this cold today.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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45

CLEARANCE BOX TEA 4/20:

Made a gallon of this and have drank 48oz of it today. The raw leaf smells mostly of a sweeter black tea w/ faint hints of artifical orange and cinnamon notes.

7TB plus 1tsp tea
8oz just below boiling water
120oz cold water

Well this is definitely one tea you don’t need to worry about the cinnamon getting bratty. While stronger than the orange slightly, both are over powered by the sweet black tea base. I was going to suggest an Orange Mayan Chocolate Chai, but the flavors have got to be stronger.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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61

Backlogging from Saturday Morning. This was alright as far as a mellow apple flavor is concerned but didn’t quite understand the brandied part and the black tea was a tad weak on the verge of turning a little bitter which could have been human error, but…just something I picked up on. Whereas this didn’t taste bad I was left wanting.

Cofftea

This sounds even better than brandied apricot! Brandied apple chai?

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82

My first cup of the day and chose this one by random selection from the many zoomdweebies teas I have.

This is good. The black tea is strong and smooth and the berries have a sweet yet pleasantly tart flavor. Juicy! A nice tea with which to start the day.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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60

So far my least fave of the Cran paired ones from Zoom-Teas. This smells funky…almost like beef jerky or tofurky jerky (since I am a vegetarian and all) and the taste slightly resembles cran but not so much grape but the two of them together makes this the more bitter of the the crans and leaves me with slight cotton mouth. I could finish the cup but I’m not really diggin’ to be honest. This review prob sounds worse than I mean for it to be…it’s not terrible but not as good as the other Cran pairings that they offer.

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87

Swappin’ ammo! Just sippin’ and swappin’! Movin’ on…

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87

Warm me up TEA CUP! Brrrrrr!
Having a cup of this now…check out my previous notes!

silvermage2000

Ooh sounds yummy nice review.

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87

It’s Cranberry, no…it’s peach…no…it’s Cranberry! NO – it’s Peach…it’s Cran-Peach! Every bit of Cran-Peach, actually. This is good hot and cold. I think the flavors are bolder the colder it gets but either hot or cold is a nice cup. For those of you wondering about all of my Cran-Pairings from Zoom-Teas…well, I would say this one is probably more bitter than the other cran pairing teas so far. And I don’t mean bitter as in bad…I mean that natural bitter-cranberry flavor. I have found that the others are not that cran-bitter…but this one is probably more so than the others I have tried so far. Honestly, I like the bitterness to the cran here…it seems to work well with the peach! YUM!

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80

I can’t believe it’s been 4 months since I had this…thought I would revisit. Still liking this one! Upping the rating a bit because I think it’s tastier than I remember! Nicely flavored all around!

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80

FRANK…did someone get a little CRAN-Happy??? LOL – I see LOTS of CRAN with other things in this slew of tea Anne and I went half-zee’s on…lol…that’s ok…because I like CRAN!

The CRAN in this is calmed down by the raspberry and it works well. It’s not overly bitter or overly sweet or even overly loud or overly flavored. How’s that for being redundant? Sorry…I’ve been in a really nerdy mood for 2 days now and it’s not letting up!

Regardless…this is a nice flavored black…nom, nom.

Jillian

I would’ve thought that all those ‘Cran’ teas would be super tart. Glad that’s not the case. :)

Janefan

I agree — it’s a lot milder than this (somewhat cran-phobic) tea drinker expected. I like it!

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84

My first cup of the day…

I am definitely getting a candied-brown-sugary kind of taste to this. It’s quite yummy… I feel like I’m starting my day with a treat!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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81

This one was a rollercoaster for me! First…it DOES smell like Champagne. At first that excited me but then I wasn’t so sure – mostly because of the dryness after-smell to it. BUT…then I tasted it! WOW! It’s incredibly mouthwatering!!!! Juicy. The taste of this tea is yummy. And I really can’t complain about the aroma because it DOES smell like Champagne…I just got a little bit of funkiness to it, I guess. All-and-all this is tasty. Clever little ditty!

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83

Again…going thru my older teas (that are always stored in a cool/dry place not exposed to light) and came across this one. I’m having another cuppa now. It’s still yummy. There isn’t much smoke at all but the fruity notes are subtle and creamy. I’m sharing this with swappin’-buddies SOON :)

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83

The fruity is more in the end of the sip and kind of surprisingly-so at first I wasn’t sure about the taste of today’s attempt bit I think I like it after it has had a little time to cool at room temp.

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83

This is quite good. It’s more fruity than smoky but certainly pleasant and a good solid cuppa. Neither the fruit or the smoke are over the top enough to interrupt the flavor of the black tea. The Smoke is underneath the fruit, I guess you could say. I like this one more than I thought I would.

LiberTEAS

This is the one that I have been putting off trying… I see “Russian Caravan” and I sort of freak out. I may have to muster up the courage soon!!!

TeaEqualsBliss

It’s no very smoky at all!!! C’Mon…give it a whirl! LOL

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77

Backlogging a cup before sending to a friend…this is a slightly flavored black tea and it’s a nice cuppa!

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77

Backlogging…

This is a nice tasting black tea with very little flavor. As it cools I can taste the peach a little more but there is VERY VERY little flavor! I was hoping for more peaches and cream BUT the actual taste of this tea is quite good.

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78

I brewed some of this last night to enjoy today as an iced tea… and it is SO MUCH better as an iced tea… don’t get me wrong, I liked it just fine as a hot tea, and maybe it’s just this hot weather talking, but, this is very refreshing and delicious. Way better than anything RTD.

YUM!

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78

Backlogging … I had some of this a little while ago. I really am liking the candied pineapple taste of this. I think I’m going to save the rest of what I have of the dry leaf for the next time I brew up a pitcher for iced tea.

Cofftea

Yes, I’m thinking this would be amazing iced.

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