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23 Tasting Notes


Don’t be fooled by its delicate, flowery scent — this tea is bold. It makes its intentions known immediately, turning a cup of hot water from clear to cranberry-red within seconds. Usually, I add honey and lemon juice to my tea to get a balance of sweetness and tartness, but this tea held its own in the tart department.

On a more random note, rose hip is supposed to be good for your skin. Next month, I’m in a community musical, and with up to three shows a day and goodness knows how many makeup changes, I’ll probably be drinking this tea a lot in the days to come.

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I made a cup of this tea hot, and the spices were just overwhelming — I’m talking a punch to the throat here. Then I got distracted by the book I was reading and let my tea get cold. At first, I was annoyed that I’d have to heat it back up, but I took a sip of it cool and it was a lot calmer. This definitely has potential as an iced tea. When the weather gets warmer, I’ll give it another shot.

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This is my favorite of all the sugary blended green tea concoctions I’ve tried. Maybe it’s the addition of the boba and honey that makes it so delicious.

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drank Dragon ZenFusion by Zen Zoo Tea
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I’ve tried a couple of the other ZenFusions from Zen Zoo, but this one was always my favorite. The sweet, minty flavor goes well with the boba.

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It smells nice, but the taste is a little weak for fruit tea.

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drank Jasmine Green Tea by Ito En
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This is my absolute favorite tea in Japan. It’s the first thing I grab whenever I go to a convenience store. I usually have to add sugar or honey to my tea if it’s unsweetened, but the flavor of this tea is so amazing that I don’t even feel the need to sweeten it!

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This drink is soooo bad, but soooo good. It’s creamy and chock-full of sugar, but at least you can taste the green tea flavor (unlike that weird melony thing from Starbucks).

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drank Day&Day Tea Bag by Nittoh
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This is the Asian equivalent of Lipton Hot Tea (it was actually already in my apartment — left behind by the previous tenant — when I moved in… hm…) Generic, basic black tea, it’s nothing to write home about, but it works when you just need something hot to drink. With the addition of some honey and lemon juice, it’s my go-to drink whenever I have a sore throat. It can get bitter if brewed for more than a few minutes.

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Peach is my favorite of all fruit teas. This tea delivers! It’s soft and sweet and would probably be good iced or mixed with another fruit tea, though I’ve only had it hot and on its own.

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This tea is delicious in iced form. Surprisingly, the mellow chamomile doesn’t dilute the apple taste, and the bold apple doesn’t overwhelm the chamomile. The two flavors complement each other quite well but are probably best without any additions. I tried adding mixing it with a jasmine tea once, but the jasmine was hardly noticeable.

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Cali —> Midwest —> rural Japan.

I love giraffes, reading on my Kindle, 80’s music, and learning taiko.

I’m a huge GLEEK!

I have a thing about multiples of five.





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