8 Tasting Notes

75

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A rather uninspiring cup of tea. Pleasant enough, but not great.

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25

This company and its reviewers seem to talk a lot more about where their teas come from than they do about the tea itself (hmmm…). With good reason. I figured I’d give it a try anyway, being sort of a hippie, but this green is a particularly boring one and what flavors do come through are sort of unpleasant. Like a nasty, bitter citrus flavor. On the other hand, 10 cents of every purchase go to a “good cause” (I honestly hate that term; but if you’re into saving the Himalayan Kingdom, I guess you’ll dig it). Too bad they couldn’t back it up with a good tea.

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75

This is one of the last entries of me finishing up a box of various Twinings offerings I got as a gift a while ago. A little more flavorful than Twinings’ English Breakfast. In a good way, too. A sort of slight nutty bitterness. Still not blowing my mind, but it’s pleasant drinking, so I dig it.

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75

Bergamot is almost overwhelming, but the tea itself is strong enough to balance it. I dig.

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75

I’m kinda torn on this one. It’s inoffensive, but not particularly blowing my mind. It’s black tea. That’s all. Alright quality. A reluctant thumbs up.

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75

Hella bergamot on this one. Fairly well balanced, though. Also a bit weaker than the typical Earl Grey, but that definitely makes it better for something I’m drinking before bed. Also, it doesn’t hold up very well to re-steeping.

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75

Earthy vanilla flavor. No sugar (I don’t really like the taste in this kind of thing). I might have steeped it a bit long, but it tastes good.

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