1110 Tasting Notes

20

No idea if this has any of the health benefits it promises, but even if it does I’m not sure it’s worth it. The taste is impressively medicinal for something that’s just a bunch of herbs.

Preparation
8 min or more

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91
drank Almond Cookie by SpecialTeas
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I seriously need to start paying more attention to water temperature and steeping time when I make this. When they’re perfect, it’s AMAZING… and I never remember what the perfect combination is.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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58
drank Premium Green by Stash Tea Company
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This is one where the packaging doesn’t lie — it is indeed a basic green tea that tastes somewhat nutty. This was one of my first loose teas and while it’s nothing special, it was a good introduction.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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46
drank Earl Grey Creme by Teavana
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To me, this is a tea for blending: by itself, it just makes me wrinkle my nose, but it makes an interesting addition to some of my other teas. This time, I added a pinch to my second steeping of Teavana’s MateVana and found the combination pleasant, though I can’t say exactly why.

lychee

I will have to try blending this! To me, this by itself is one of my all-time favorites. (But I’m a huge fan of earl greys so I’m probably biased.)

Adeline

A lot of people seem to really love this one, so I wonder if earl grey just isn’t my thing. But I don’t know, I don’t think I’ve had any others aside from cheap dining hall teabags. I imagine it’s even better blended if you like it by itself!

Rebecca

I know this tasting is old, but I just wanted to add that Earl Grey is totally an acquired taste, in my humble opinion. It’s sort of like people who develop a taste for coffee. Earl Grey tends to be the “learned taste” of the tea world.

That being said, I think this particular Earl Grey is amazing when blended. I just made a blend of this with another Teavana tea (the Zingiber Ginger Coconut) and a little coconut milk and it is amazing. I also enjoy this Earl Grey very much as part of an iced tea mix. It adds just enough of that “tea” flavor but doesn’t overpower the fruity herbals I use to make iced tea.

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82
drank MateVana by Teavana
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It’s interesting how the chocolate and nuts can’t be tasted individually but instead make a flavor that’s very reminiscent of coffee. I always take this one with sweetener (just like I do with coffee) and I wish I had some milk or cream to make it a bit thicker.

I can’t think of any way to describe this besides “that coffee tea”, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing — I love the taste of coffee but not the way it makes my stomach feel or the over-the-top kick of caffeine it tends to give me. A good pick if you, too, want the taste of coffee but the effects of maté.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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15

This is what I drink before bed when I’m not feeling well, and it legitimately seems to not only help my throat but make me feel a little bit better (and sleepier!) all over. The downside? The taste is VILE. I admittedly can’t stand licorice and it’s very prominent in this, but I can’t imagine anybody finding the flavor anything more than tolerable. I put in lemon, a generous amount of honey, and a cough drop, and it’s still kind of gross.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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44
drank Rooibos Mango by Adagio Teas
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I probably oversteeped this, but I don’t taste any difference from the other times I’ve had it. The rooibos base isn’t bad, but the mango taste is pretty much non-existent. Drinkable, but disappointing… which is how I felt about all of Adagio’s flavored rooibos sample set, really.

Preparation
7 min, 0 sec

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40

This one’s just all right. It smells nice before its made, but the flavor is unimpressive — you can’t taste the peach! I keep it around for when I’m not feeling well and want something with ginger.

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58

This one was a gift from my boss at my summer job — he bought some random cheap teas to figure out possible ways of making tea sorbet and completely rejected it. I have very low expectations for teabags that are this cheap ($2 for 20), but this one is surprisingly tasty! I haven’t tried any other teas with rice in them, but I certainly want to.

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67

I haven’t had this one in a while, and it’s better than I remember it being. The second infusion tasted almost as strong as the first!

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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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