303 Tasting Notes

Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box

I had this yesterday and I remember it tasting like hazelnut, which is weird, since there’s no hazelnut to speak of in the blend, but I quite enjoyed it. It was a bit figgy and nutty and pretty tasty with the additional of some sweetener. Think I might keep this one.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box

So I enjoyed the first few sips of it but then it got increasingly bitter, even with my added sweetener. This will be continuing on in the traveling tea journey.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box

1 bag + 8oz of water brewed regularly and then placed in the frig to cool

Even though this has licorice in the ingredients list, this isn’t bad! It’s not nearly as good as Davidstea Pink Passionfruit but it was drinkable without adding sweetener. Not something I’d probably buy though.

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drank Wild Sweet Orange by Tazo
303 tasting notes

Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box

I brewed 8oz of this with 1 bag and then put it in the fridge to cool. My first thought was, why did they take something that smelled absolutely delightful in the bag and make it into something so gross?! Maybe if you like licorice you’ll enjoy this, but cold it tastes like orange and licorice which is not a great combination. Plus, who decided to put spearmint in it? Because everyone loves the toothpaste + orange juice taste. No, just no.

The only way this was palatable was adding a boatload of sweetener. These bags will be heading on their way!

madametj

Those were my exact thoughts after I bought it. The name made it sound so delicious! Downright wrong.

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Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box

Um, why have I not heard about this tea?! It’s pretty comparable in my mind to Della Terra’s Lemon Chiffon; though maybe, possibly with slightly more rooibos taste. But again, for those of us that don’t mind the taste of rooibos, this lemon/vanilla blend is quite lovely and I would certainly put it in my basket when making an Adagio order.

2 tsp + sweetener

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Chocolate Malt by 52teas
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Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box

Urm, this doesn’t taste like a chocolate malt to me. It actually reminds me a bit of the taste of my cocoa nibs, which I could likely mix with a little honeybush and get a very similar taste/product. Again, this is an older blend if I’m not mistaken so maybe that has something to do with my ho-hum thoughts about it. It’s not bad, by any means, but to me, it’s just chocolate honeybush which isn’t exactly exciting.

I added a bit of sweetener to it too, for the record.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box

So I’m definitely getting coconut from this, but I’m not so sure about the cheesecake part. It’s tasty, but I think it’s the original blend so that might be impacting the ingredients a little. Think I’ll pass this one on.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box

Now this is more like it! It’s no surprise that I like cinnamon teas and while this one isn’t just cinnamon, it certainly delivers. Also, it may be my mind playing tricks on me, but I am getting pumpkin and all those warm cozy scents associated with pumpkin pie. Yum.

1 sachet + 12oz mug plus sweetener

I think I may retain the rest of these.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cheri

I love fall just for all the pumpkin flavored everything. I don’t know why, but I find it comforting and homey.

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Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box

This isn’t bad per say, but it reminds me of what my mom used to give me when I was sick growing up, with a generous portion of honey, so I’m not sure it’s something I’d necessary drink for pleasure. I think as far as lemon flavors are concerned, I prefer lemongrass and generally use that for cold-brew/lemonade-esque drinks. I used 1 sachet in my 12oz mug and added sweetener, because otherwise, to me, it tastes like medicine. Actually, it kind of tastes medicinal with sweetener added (funny since I love rooibos which people tend to associate with that word more than this plant), but nonetheless, the rest of the sachets will be continuing on in the box!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box

This is my first time trying a Mariage Freres tea though I think I have a few samples that I’ve received in swaps. This has a nice strawberry flavor but I wouldn’t consider it anything special. I added sweetener. Will be letting this tea go on its journey.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I recently discovered loose leaf tea and am already addicted (much to my husband’s dismay)! I prefer fruity teas iced and savory teas hot. Looking forward to drinking and chatting.

Some likes/dislikes I’ve been noticing:

Likes:
Pineapple
Jasmine
Fruity White Teas
lighters Blacks
Most Oolongs (especially greener varieties)
dessert teas
tisanes iced that don’t require added sweetener

Dislikes:
Spicy flavors unless in chai
astringent black teas
heavy ginger teas
teas with licorice (as primary ingredients – somehow I like some where the licorice is in the back drop)
heavily oxidized oolongs

For my own reference, I’m only placing “full size” teas in my cupboard.

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