1105 Tasting Notes

38
drank Pumpkin Almond by Design a Tea
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This one smells pleasantly spicy dry, and rather almond-y after steeping. But once again, the taste isn’t half as nice as the scent. It’s more flavorful than my other sample, but that flavor seems very fake, even chemical-y.

Two samples from Design a Tea, two failures. It’s a shame; it could have been such a wonderful and unique option for tea shopping.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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30
drank Chestnut Hazelnut by Design a Tea
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Design a Tea sounded like fun, so I decided to try a few of their samples! This one is the first of two.

This one has a pleasant smell both dry and after steeping; I was happy to be able to pick out the scents of both chestnut and hazelnut. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same about the taste. It was difficult to taste any flavoring, and as the tea cooled it became impossible. In fact, the cooled tea barely reminded me of tea at all; it seemed more like warm water with a vaguely tea-esque taste.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Mintastic by Adagio Teas
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92

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91
drank Almond Cookie by SpecialTeas
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23
drank Sleepytime by Celestial Seasonings
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Preparation
8 min or more

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80

I adore lavender, so it was only natural that I try drinking it by itself one day. Unbrewed, the familiar lovely scent is fairly strong, so I was surprised that the resulting tea didn’t have a very distinctive scent (or color — I was hoping for purple!). When it first touched my tongue, I was very disappointed by the mild flavor, but I soon found that the true treasure of this as a tea is in the aftertaste. If you could drink an afternoon of rolling around in a sunny field sniffing flowers, this is how it would taste: light, floral, and soothing. Lovely.

And of course, this is also perfect to have around for livening up other tea!

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91
drank Almond Cookie by SpecialTeas
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Preparation
2 min, 45 sec

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51
drank Organic Green Tea by Bigelow
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This has a stronger smell and taste than I’ve come to expect from Bigelow’s bagged teas, a pleasant surprise! (Of course, I tend to dislike Bigelow.) It reminds me a bit of nuts or rice, and perhaps because of that drinking it feels very filling.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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45
drank White Pear by Revolution Tea
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I don’t think any pears or evern pear-like substances were involved in the making of this tea. The dry leaf doesn’t smell like pears, the tea doesn’t smell like pears, and there’s certainly no taste of pears.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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Likes:
• green teas
• floral notes of all kinds
• dessert teas

Dislikes
• licorice
• heavy spice

Quick summary of ratings:

90s: Outstanding, definite rebuy
80s: Very good, doesn’t blow me away
70s: Good, but some type of flaw
60s: All right, worth a taste
50s: Not so great, but drinkable
40s and below: Various levels of dislike to hate. It just depends on how gross I think it is.

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