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396 Tasting Notes

80

I got this from VariaTEA pretty recently!
She was so eager to get rid of it, but the second I smelled the package, it was nice! A nice mellow chocolate/peppermint tea. It smells like chocolate peppermint cookies, but with the woodsiness of rooibos! Ahh smells so good okay.
It does have a kick with the peppermint, and a nice flavour from the chocolate.
I’m just using this as tummy tea okay. Peppermint is great, but I wanted something a little bit more than just plain old peppermint so this one it is!
It is a good tea, and I really do like it :)

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
Memily

Yessss! I have a similar blend from an Aussie company and I go nuts for it during winter, like a tea hot chocolate with a little choc soy milk. Almost time to crack it out again down here too…

VariaTEA

Thank goodness. I hated this so I am glad it went to someone who will enjoy it.

jump62359

Dude. I really like this tea! It reminds me a whole lot of Santa’s Secret (which I love a BUTT TON) but take the sweet sugar cookie-like black tea, and replace it with the rooibos.
It’s good and I love how it’s caffeine-free. It’s like a nice peppermint hot coco, just as memily suggested hehe :)
Thank you so much for the tea, Rachel! I’ll take care of it, no worries. It’s gone to a good home :)

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78
drank Blueberry Bliss by Teavana
396 tasting notes

Cold brew. Sipdown.

This is much better than the hot brew I made last night! Still slightly disappointed that the woodsy rooibos taste was overshadowing the tart and juicy blueberries though. Sweetened with a touch of agave and it’s so much better! A nice refreshing drink now that SoCal is starting to heat up again.
Had a very nice and pink colour which I loved! It’s in the fridge right now in my Coronado cup thing which I honestly didn’t think I’d actually use.
Once again, thank you MissB for sending me some of this!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 6 g 18 OZ / 532 ML

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87

Shout out to QueenOfTarts for sending me a sample of this!
Well, her sample was humongo and I’m just WOW THANK YOU t have to add anything to enhance the flavour.

Overall, Red Leaf, thank you for making this wonderful tea :)

Flavors: Caramel, Cream

Preparation
Iced 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cheri

I think Red Leaf was looking for people to write reviews of this for Amazon….

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100

OH.
MY.
GOSH.
THIS FREAKIN TEA SMELLS LIKE ROOT BEER FLOAT. LIKE LEGIT ROOT BEER FLOAT. NOT REGULAR ROOT BEER, BUT IT SMELLS LIKE LEGIT ROOT BEER WITH A SCOOP OF VANILLA BEAN ICE CREAM.
THANKS A TON TO NAYLYNN FOR SENDING ME SOME OF THIS TEA BECAUSE OH MY GOSH I SMELLS AMAZING DRY AND AS IT STEEPS AND IT TASTES LIKE ROOT BEER FLOAT OH MY GOSH IT EVEN HAS THE CARBONATION FEEL TO IT
I’M GOING TO KEEP THIS TEA FOREVER AND I’M LEGIT GOING TO CRY IF I EVER RUN OUT HOW HAVE I LIVED LIFE WITHOUT THIS TEA

110% WOULD RECOMMEND. THIS TEA IS FREAKIN PERFECT

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
Memily

actual lol, exceptional review

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88

Am v happy for QueenOfTarts for contacting me and wanting to swap because if if wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t have had this tea!
Ahhh I freakin love rooibos because now I’m forcing myself to actually listen to my doctor and try to cut caffeine out of my diet. I stop it with the caffeine at 5 now, and soon enough, that’ll slowly creep up to 12 dang. Not cutting caffeine out completely, but this is the closest I’ll get!

But ahhh THIS SMELLS SO GOOD.
It like cake and dessert and caramel and cream and luscious goodness.
Steeping and it smells a smidge like blueberries because I didn’t bother cleaning out my infuser completely before moving onto this one oops. I better not taste the blueberries when I drink it!
Mmmm it tastes like caramel cake. Ahh so good! I really like this tea wow. I freakin LOVE how it’s rooibos, too! Like seriously. I wanna thank all the people I’ve been swapping with who gave me a ton of caffeine-free teas. Like I freakin LOVE my flavoured blacks, but I actually need the rooibos and herbals. If only all my favourite teas were all caffeine-free.

Flavors: Caramel, Cream

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
QueenOfTarts

Yay! This one is one of my favorites.

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78
drank Blueberry Bliss by Teavana
396 tasting notes

So it’s past 6pm and that’s it with the caffeine for the day! Only managed to drink two cups of tea. Dang :/
Well, caffeinated tea, that is!

Sticking strictly to caffeine-free teas now and I got this from the ever so wonderful MissB!
I realized pretty recently that I enjoy blueberry teas, whether it’s in a black/fruit blend, or a rooibos blend like this.
Dude. Blueberries are SO FREAKIN GOOD OKAY JUST GIVE ME ALL THE BLUEBERRIES.

Hmm.. this is an okay tea. There’s a buttload of blueberries so this was way more tart than I would have liked. And the rooibos gave a bit more of a woodsy flavour, instead of enhancing the tart blueberries. I’ve definitely had some rooibos with a more refreshing taste so maybe that would have worked better with this blend.
A nice tea! I just wasn’t expecting it to taste a bit heavy, I was expecting a bit more of a bounce.
I’ll be putting this into my mason jar to leave it to brew overnight in the fridge :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75

Hmm.. a nice tea.
I don’t know how I feel about the cherry though.
Definitely not in the Teen Wolf fandom so I have no idea how Stiles is supposed to taste like! I know nothing about his character. My knowledge on Teen Wolf though.. Every character that I know of, they’re just one character with different names so I honestly have no idea who is in Teen Wolf and what this show is about!

Hmm.. a nice tea.
I don’t know how I feel about the cherry though.
Definitely not in the Teen Wolf fandom so I have no idea how Stiles is supposed to taste like! I know nothing about his character. My knowledge on Teen Wolf though.. Every character that I know of, they’re just one character with different names so I honestly have no idea who is in Teen Wolf and what this show is about!So I’m just rating this on the tea itself.
It’s a nice balance.
The cherry does take over the chocolate though. I almost get no chocolate taste! But the cherry is very present, but not so much that it tastes like medicine. If I didn’t look at the ingredients, then I would not have known to look for almond notes. Yes, I do taste faint almond flavours, but only because I was looking for it. The cherry is very pronounced! But I like how the Assam tones it down a bit. Add more cherry and less assam then it probably would be more on the medicine side, rather than the nice tea side :)

Hmm.. a nice tea.
I don’t know how I feel about the cherry though.
Definitely not in the Teen Wolf fandom so I have no idea how Stiles is supposed to taste like! I know nothing about his character. My knowledge on Teen Wolf though.. Every character that I know of, they’re just one character with different names so I honestly have no idea who is in Teen Wolf and what this show is about!So I’m just rating this on the tea itself.
It’s a nice balance.
The cherry does take over the chocolate though. I almost get no chocolate taste! But the cherry is very present, but not so much that it tastes like medicine. If I didn’t look at the ingredients, then I would not have known to look for almond notes. Yes, I do taste faint almond flavours, but only because I was looking for it. The cherry is very pronounced! But I like how the Assam tones it down a bit. Add more cherry and less assam then it probably would be more on the medicine side, rather than the nice tea side :)A decent blend! Hoping I would have tasted more of the oolong though.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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72
drank Mojito Marmalade by Tea Forte
396 tasting notes

Dude. I keep forgetting I have this tea.
I normally look at the teas that are organized in the little bucket stuff on my bookshelf, I keep forgetting that I actually have tins of teas just over to the right! Dang.
Ahh well. herbals for the night. It’s 11:30 and I’ve got stuff to do and I’ll need to be able to go to sleep tonight :)

A decent tea. Rooibos and peppermint blend. Can totally taste the citrus.
There’s a thing in this tea though that’s not necessarily working for me though. Like it’s great but… there’s an ingredient in there that just throws it off.

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85
drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
396 tasting notes

This is actually a sipdown from NayLynn, but not to worry since I got more of this tea from VariaTEA!

Last time I had this, I totally messed it up because I added more peppermint. I felt like it was going to be too chocolatey? Ahh well. Just having this tea straight, no more additions!
It smells wonderfully of coco though so I kinda love it for that.
This is a nice tea! Nice and refreshing from the hints of peppermint, but it does have a bold flavour to it with the added coco. I’ve never had Marshmallow Leaf before so I don’t know how it tastes like, but this blend does work very well :)

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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75

From shmiracles!

Brewed this and threw it into my timolino. Definitely need the mate to stay awake throughout the day haha.
A really nice blend. Love the taste of toasted mate, and I think I’m starting to love the taste of chocolate-y teas, hence the tiget eye! The chestnut rounds the tea out nicely :)

This cuppa did end up a smidge over steeped though (I followed Adagio’s steeping perameters) so.. maybe cooler water/less time when I drink this next. I’ve got about 2g left of this tea, dang. It’s really good! Def need more mate because of all the huge blocks of classes I have now.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Tea lover.
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Teas in my cupboard are in my personal collection.
I’m always looking forward to reducing my stash so swappable teas are listed here:
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Tea rating guide:
100-90: Best thing to ever touch my mouth and I want more. Restocking is a must
89-80: Love this tea. Restock if I can
79-70: Decent tea. Neither love nor hate.
69-60: I won’t be upset when it runs out. I’ll drink it but won’t restock.
59-30: I’ve done whatever I can to like this tea and I’ll finish the cup.
29-10: I’ve done whatever I can to like this tea. It may or may not have gone down the sink…
9-below: Let’s not even hide it. This definitely went down the drain.

I love tea.
I drink it.
I log it.
I have a good time.
Lather, rinse, repeat.

I first discovered my love for tea with Jasmine because that’s all my mother would buy, so for the longest time, I thought that all teas were jasmine! And then in 4th grade, I watched the tea episode of Good Eats and that’s when the education started! I’d like to blame Alton Brown for starting this obsession because now I only like loose leaf tea.
It wasn’t until my second year of college that I actually expanded my tea taste buds. Special shout out to Cara McGee, Queen Tea for her Adagio Fandom blends. Because of Cara, I actually started drinking blacks, herbals and whites and pretty much everything else in between. I still have a special love for my jasmine though :)
I drink tea daily. Usually just straight up, no sugar or milk with the exception of chai. I like chai with just a wee dash of milk and a sprinkle of sugar! This little obsession started young and just… kept going, I guess. I have friends who think I have a problem with tea, but I really don’t. Everything is good in moderation.
I also have a mug buying problem and I’ve got Disney to blame for that. At least all my mugs are being put to good use!

also I apologize in advance for lazy tasting notes and horrible grammar in everything I write. I’m an avid fandom blogger on tumblr we have some weird way of talking to each other and sometimes I forget that this isn’t tumblr oops

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