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drank Kiwi Lime Ginger by Tea Forte
779 tasting notes

Cold brewed for around 20 hours in 12 oz. water. This is the third of the five samples provided to me by Tea Forte. I loved Mojito marmalade, HATED apricot amaretto, and so I had no clue what was going to happen with this one.

The smell of this (both before and after steeping) reminds me of sour gummy worms. So, kind of fakey. But gummy worms are tart and limey smelling, which makes it kind of accurate, too. Luckily I like sour gummy worms (understatement: they were one of my favorite candies when I was younger).

The sip does treat the lime and ginger pretty equally: first I get lime, and then ginger which has a bite. But then I get the “bonus” of some kind of medicinal aftertaste. Nowhere near as terrible as with the amaretto, which was all medicinal, but just enough that it kind of ruins the drink for me.

Meh, at least I can finish this one. Two to go, and I am definitely curious as to what will happen with those.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Ashley Bain

I’ve felt the same. Loved Mojito, hated Apricot Amaretto with a passion. This one was just a ho hum ginger tea in my opinion.
I’ve been too scared to try the last one – Blueberry something or another.

JoonSusanna

Hmm…I think we must be taste bud twins or something – there was the wintergreen/root beer thing, AND the fact that we love all the same 52teas, and now tea forte.
Makes me think I should try all the teas you’ve rated highly. :)

JoonSusanna

Also, crap – you didn’t like the Cherry Cosmo? My next tasting note will be my 100th and I REALLY want it to be good, so maybe I’ll just venture back to an old favorite instead of trying that next.

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Ashley Bain

I’ve felt the same. Loved Mojito, hated Apricot Amaretto with a passion. This one was just a ho hum ginger tea in my opinion.
I’ve been too scared to try the last one – Blueberry something or another.

JoonSusanna

Hmm…I think we must be taste bud twins or something – there was the wintergreen/root beer thing, AND the fact that we love all the same 52teas, and now tea forte.
Makes me think I should try all the teas you’ve rated highly. :)

JoonSusanna

Also, crap – you didn’t like the Cherry Cosmo? My next tasting note will be my 100th and I REALLY want it to be good, so maybe I’ll just venture back to an old favorite instead of trying that next.

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A few of my favorite teas (in no particular order):

*Dessert flavored blacks
*Breakfast blends
*Virtually any black tea (but lapsang/keemun!)
*Dancong oolong
*Sencha
*Dragonwell

When it comes to tea, I feel like the 10th Doctor says it best:

“Tea! That’s all I needed! Good cup of tea! Super-heated infusion of free-radicals and tannin, just the thing for healing the synapses. "

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