62 Tasting Notes

100
drank Black Dragon Pearl by Teavana
62 tasting notes

Always an excellent tea with wonderful chocolate notes, but a rich, smooth black tea taste.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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96
drank Zen by Tazo
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The lemongrass really stands out in this tea. Not too much, but subtle enough, while a lighter green taste floats around in the cup. I really enjoy drinking this, especially at night. So warm and calming.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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100

Drinking it some more. Have plans on finishing this up during the next several months for a variety of reasons including: it’s about 2-3 years old at this point. Kept very well (sealed, dark, etc.) but that doesn’t mean it won’t go bad fast. Husband seems to enjoy it as well. I do like it steeped a bit longer, and stronger. Had the part that I iced the other day. It was very fascinating. Too cold to really detect any flavor, and yet, felt like a really healthy drink, almost more so than water! Really enjoy this tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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100

On first steeping, it was really light and there didn’t seem to be much discernible flavor. There was some left in the pot, so I iced that, left the tea leaves out over night and rebrewed it this morning, let it steep for longer. Mmm, good strong cup of tea with a smooth flavor and that beautiful gold color I like to see in my oolongs. Very good tea for morning or night.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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33
drank Rooibos Tropics by Adagio Teas
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There was a hint of pineapple before the entire drink went straight to tasting like just a plain ol’ rooibos. Unimpressed.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Wiseman Tea Co.

I have had similar experience with pineapple. It sounds good in theory but it just doesn’t come through very well in the brew.

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100

The leaves are red rooibos leaves with very visible pieces of chocolate. I’m saying that I could’ve picked out the chocolate pieces and eaten them. The bag mentions there’s also supposed to be sour cherry, but what I saw was just rooibos and chocolate. I brewed according to bag directions (5min, boiling water, etc.) and then poured. The chocolate cherry smell rose from the cup into a wonderful, comforting smell, with just a hint of rooibos. On first taste, I got the subtle hint of sour cherry on my tongue that faded into chocolate. A delicious blend of sour cherry, chocolate and rooibos. Definitely ordering again once I’m out. So in love with this tea!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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59
drank Black Dragon Pearls by Adagio Teas
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Still not tasting as good as the one from Teavana. First time I tried this, there was no flavor, the second time tasted like plastic, and now this latest brew it tasted like cigarettes (no one in my house smokes or anything). I was really hoping this would be good, but it just isn’t. I’ll make my way through the sample and then continue buying from Teavana.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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68
drank Jasmine Tea by Yamamotoyama
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This last bag had been with me for years and the taste was still pretty good. I think this is about the highest quality bagged Jasmine tea one can get. I really enjoyed it and in the future, I will definitely get myself a box.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Rooibos Mango by Adagio Teas
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I’ve had this tea for a while now, so I’m unsure how fresh it is. Not much of a mango taste to it, just seems like general rooibos to me.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
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The leaves smelled great. After brewing, I like how the tea had a light flavor. I bet more leaves would have made a stronger tea, but this was just very good. I’m now interested in it as an iced tea. Don’t usually go for flavored teas, but willing to add this to a shopping list when I can stop buying every tea known to man.

Update this morning: Had a little bit leftover that I could ice. Quite tasty, though it needed to warm up just a tad to really experience the tea notes. Found that drinking it fast also exploded peach flavor. Really good.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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