162 Tasting Notes

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drank Orchid Oolong by Mighty Leaf Tea
162 tasting notes

My favorite Thai restaurant where I live is called Orchid. Thankfully this tastes nothing like the cheap bagged oolong tea they serve there.

This is smooth and notably floral with a smooth creamy taste of coconut. Very yummy! Thanks Bethany for the sample of it. Probably gonna have to order a full size of this!

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79

This tea and I are becoming such good friends it is on the border of being ridiculous.

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takgoti

I say, the best kind of tea is the ridiculous kind!

jennlea

Absolutely!

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84

I am tired but wound up. Such a horrible state to be in. I am always looking for something to drink in the evenings and I have to say this is one I will be turning to often. This is incredibly sweet with a nice amount of cinnamon that doesn’t knock your socks off. Great for a late night treat.

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Cofftea

I hate that feeling! Hopefully the spice won’t keep your tongue awake all nite:)

jennlea

Lol. Figured if I’m gonna be awake might as well enjoy it ;)

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85

Mmmmm, vanilla.

Haven’t found many teas that do vanilla well but this one is really great. The vanilla is obvious and creamy with an ever so slightly floral quality which gives it an interesting twist. I think it helps the vanilla not seem so fake. I hate fake vanilla. This is smooth but with a tiny, tiny amount of astringency on the back of the tongue. There are cinnamon rolls calling my name in the teachers lounge and I think another cup of this will go wonderfully with them.

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Cofftea

This one sounds like it could top those cinnamon rolls. A lot of cream/vanilla teas tend to taste like frosting.

takgoti

That sounds absolutely delightful.

jennlea

It really is delightful! The more I drink it the more I like it. Might become my favorite flavored black!

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91

Been knocked out with a migraine all day and didn’t have the energy to make any tea but this only takes 30 seconds to brew so it was full of win right now. After drinking a cup I feel warm, comforted, and positive the headache will be gone soon. Positive thinking works, right?

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Boiling 0 min, 30 sec
takgoti

Positive thinking can only help, for sure!

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74
drank Holiday Blend by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Whoo! Had a delay this morning which meant I actually had time to make tea before work. Feeling a little adventurous so I totally flew by the seat of my pants with this tea. Had a little untried sample of it and it seemed fitting to make some chai to go with the snow.

Used 2 teaspoons in boiling water for 4 minutes. Warmed up vanilla soy milk, not sure how much I used, and added agave until I felt it was enough. Totally not scientific or anything.

Came out really nice. Sweet and chai tasting with an interesting fruity tart taste that wasn’t overly obvious. Just made it more interesting than a straight forward chai.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Interesting.

Black tea with different types of flowers, the most obvious being lavender. There is also some vanilla flavor added. I don’t know anything other than that because I picked this up at a local tea shop and before I got a chance to talk with the owner, the place got busy. Has a fresh spring scent to the dry leaves with a hint of vanilla fragrance.

The aroma of the steeped tea doesn’t excite me and almost smells musty. But once I started taking sips I noticed it tasted better than it smelled. Has in interesting floral taste that isn’t perfume-like, neither is it floral like an oolong might have, and the vanilla makes a very subtle appearance. Lavender is the flower taste that sticks out the most but it isn’t the only one I taste. It definitely is an interesting taste and sorta reminds me of a ladies garden party. The mix of the different black teas isn’t overpowering and has a recommended steep time of 2 minutes which works well.

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Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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65
drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
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Going to up my rating a little. Tried this again this morning with a little bit of stevia added as well as an extra minute of steep time. It helped to bring out the sweetness and taste of the chocolate and strawberries.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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83

I. Love. This.

Almost out of the small sample I purchased so I need to restock this. Such a sweet treat and needs nothing added to it. I never tire of cinnamon (even though I can never spell it right on the 1st try) and love the way it pops in my mouth. Of course, I do happen to be the type of person who can eat atomic fireballs all day long. This reminds me of a subdued version of an atomic fireball but without the intense fire.

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S

I love those fireball candies! but I’m not sure I want the sweetness in my tea, hehe! On the one hand, this never gets bitter…one the other hand I couldn’t taste the tea base at all, and thought this was an herbal tea until I read the ingredients! I ended up giving all of mine to my mom, who loves it, so go figure :) different strokes for different folks!

Alannah

I’ve got to try this in the loose tea—the bagged version was so dull and I really wanted to love it!

S

You know what Alannah, the version I tried was bagged, too, and it was really dull! Now you’ve inspired me to seek out the non-bagged version :)

jennlea

How interesting that the bagged version seems dull! I didn’t find the loose leaf dull what-so-ever and I only steeped it for 3 minutes. Wonder what the difference is between the two.

S

Hmm, by dull, I meant that I couldn’t taste any black tea and that was kind of boring for me. But it was really, really strong! And super sweet, which I didn’t like. :’(

jennlea

Ahh, I see. I was able to taste the black tea but it definitely wasn’t the foremost flavor. And I loved the sweetness of it. Very yummy to me. It is so neat how everyone’s tastes are different :)

S

nods It’s so neat seeing how people react differently to the same teas. It’s been fun finding out what my preferences are as well…I never thought I’d be the type to turn down sweeter teas, but there you have it!

S

Or, perhaps I’m just a superfreak, since I love the Aveda tea and that’s kind of sweet, too :)

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65
drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
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Getting to try this because of Bethany, thank you very much :)

The aroma from the dry leaves is tantalizing but seems to disappear a bit once it has been steeped. The taste mildly resembles chocolate with strawberries playing hide and go seek with the black tea. I don’t have milk or sugar around though I’m sure I could go find some pink packets of death but I’d rather not.

Will have to mess around with this tea because I think it has potential. My mind tells me this tea just needs a little bit of help to bring out the flavors more because I can taste them but they seem a little sleepy.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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