131 Tasting Notes

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drank Harvest Brew by Handmade Tea
131 tasting notes

This tea has a very strong flavor that immediately evokes pumpkin pie and Autumn. As I sipped it more and finished the cup, it became a little too sweet and too spiced for my liking. A nice black tea, but nothing extra-ordinary.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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57

The tea tastes very smooth and floral. The passion fruit lends a juicy flavor, but the green tea is a little astringent. Thanks Suzie for the sample

Flavors: Fruit Tree Flowers, Honeydew, Melon

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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28

The smell is very creamy and smells strongly of honey. There is no chocolate taste, though on some sips the chili hits the back of the throat and lingers in an unpleasant way. Thanks for the sample Nattie, but this tea wasn’t for me.

Flavors: Cream, Honey

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Nattie

Aw no, I loved this one! Funny how different teas taste different to different people – I get a really strong chocolate taste from this one. Sorry to hear I gave you a funky tea! Hope you enjoy the others (:

Nattie

By the way, it’s so much fun hearing what you thought! (:

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49

Thanks to Nattie I received a nice sample of this.

Clean and sweet but without being syrupy. The mint and Roobis keep the tea earthy and fresh and the chocolate adds a nice roasted and nutty deep sweetness. A really pleasant, mild tea that isn’t limited to just dessert.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Cream, Dark Bittersweet, Earth, Espresso, Nuts, Tobacco, Vanilla

Preparation
212 °F / 100 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

This tea is more floral and delicate than the lychee burst. The first taste and smell is the green tea and jasmine. The end of the sip is sweet from the passion fruit. I could see this getting a little astringent if overbrewed, but I brewed it just right & it tastes great.

Preparation
212 °F / 100 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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100

I don’t usually reach for lychee teas because they can be too astringent. This one is just right. It’s pleasantly juicy and fruity without tasting artificial or floral. It is clean and the two stars (lychee and black tea) really shine through.

I would highly recommend this tea for those that have been burned by off-putting lychee flavored teas. I can’t find anything wrong with this tea and I enjoy drinking it. I love when teas that smell good have a matching taste, which this does.

Flavors: Fruit Tree Flowers, Lychee

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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42

I’m glad that this is an organic tea from Tea Forte (Thanks Suziqzer!) I was worried because when I smelled it, it smelled very strongly of cinnamon, but thankfully once sipped it’s actually more balanced. It is a bit misleading to call it a “chai” since it is actually a caffeine-free rooibis and the only spice I really tasted was cinnamon. It was a good tea to sip, but I wouldn’t reach for it again.

Flavors: Cinnamon

Memily

misappropriation of the word “chai”, sigh. why is the foodie/drinkie world full of misappropriations? so frustrating!

Suziqzer

This one was ok, but not a rock star for me too. Always good to find out before you buy a whole box though :)

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35

I wish I would have read the tasting notes for this tea. This tea is similar to Harney & Son’s Cinnamon tea because it is sweet and has a very strong cinnamon flavor. Personally, the tea was too overpowering for me, but I was glad I got to try it from a recent swap with Suziqzer

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
5 min, 45 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100
drank Ginger by Barefoot Bucha
131 tasting notes

Dare I say… this is my favorite kombucha EVER! I’ve tried a variety of kombucha brands and flavors that range from yeast to vinegar. This one, literally, hits the sweet spot for perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. The ginger adds a warming spice to the mix that keeps it grounded and from becoming too simple and flat.

Flavors: Hops

Preparation
Iced

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51

It’s getting there. I brewed this with a few pieces of rock sugar and it seemed to taste a little better, but towards the end of the cup, it was too astringent for me.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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