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60
drank Camomile & Spearmint by Twinings
466 tasting notes

Hmm. So I found a box of this in my mom’s pantry that she had never opened. It was expired, but I googled around and found out that expired tea just loses flavor rather than being harmful.

Anyway, the smell right off the bat was a bit medicinal. It kind of reminded me of the Icy Hot patches you put on sore muscles. But I love spearmint, so I went ahead and steeped a bag. The taste was not quite as medicinal as the smell, but not as soothing as I hoped. Since I have a box of it now, I may give it another chance, but I’m really on the fence about this one.

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94

I accidentally way over-steeped this one because I was distracted, but it surprisingly didn’t turn out super bitter. Only a little more bitter than usual. Anyway, this tea almost tasted more like apple to me than strawberry, but it was still delicious with a clean taste. Definitely loving all the Fortnum & Mason fruit black teas!

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97

I’m really liking Fortnum & Mason’s black teas with fruit. This peach one had a stronger peachy taste than the apple one, which I enjoyed. Has a very nice, clean taste to me.

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74
drank Razzleberry Genmaicha by 52teas
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95

Very clean taste without anything added. The apple flavor is very subtle.

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74
drank Razzleberry Genmaicha by 52teas
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This is my first time ordering from 52teas, and I am definitely glad I did! I love genmaicha and when I saw this blend, I had to jump on it. The “razzleberry” taste wasn’t too overpowering, but definitely evident. It was a nice relaxing cuppa! The only reason I’m not giving it 100 is because the berry smell was just a bit strong for me.

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71
drank SBT: Mango Peach by 52teas
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I steeped a hair over 2 minutes (the instructions said 2-3 and I was afraid it would be bitter), and it ended up a bit weaker than I would have liked. The fruity flavor did not seem distinctly mango and/or peach, but just had an overall frutiness about it. It might just be that my taste buds aren’t sensitive enough to different flavors. Anyway, it was my first SBT and I’m waiting to finish up this pitcher to try another!

Preparation
2 min, 15 sec

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75
drank Iced Passion Tea by Tazo
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Just had this at Starbucks. Has a nice tart and fruity flavor.

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76
drank Precious White Peach by Teavana
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I’m a California girl temporarily located in Boston for school (brrr). I only recently got into teas because I’ve never really liked coffee (too bitter), but I have been a daily barley tea drinker since I was little.

Through some timid tastings and exploring, I so far like:
-Japanese green teas (genmaicha, hojicha, sencha, etc)
-Oolongs! (Most kinds except formosa and dan cong so far)
-Straight black teas
-English Breakfast teas
-Fruity teas (peach, apple, strawberry, other berries)

NOT a huge fan of rooibos, matcha, heavily artificial tasting teas, or anything gingery or peppery, but I’m trying to keep an open mind and taste everything that I can!

I’m trying to sample more straight teas and have been having pretty awesome discoveries so far. Thank goodness for sample sizes!

My tentative rating system:
90-100: Woohoo! I’m loving it, and I’m definitely restocking when I get the chance and/or crying when I’m out.

80-90: Yum! I’ll try to restock if it fits in my budget when I run out.

70-80: Probably would not buy again, but it was nice enough to finish the cup.

50-70: Would not choose this tea for myself if given the situation, but would not reject it if someone offered it to me and would gulp down politely.

50 or less: Nope. Don’t care to taste that tea again, sorry!

I’m always down to swap, so send me a message if anything in my cupboard is calling your name!

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