302 Tasting Notes

66

TeaEqualsBliss sent me a sample of this one. Thanks!

It brews to a pretty reddish color and smells a little like blueberry. I’m not tasting much blueberry in it. I really wanted the blueberry to have a big punch. The rooibos is a not-noticable background player. So, meh. That’s my rating.

Not sure if this lost some flavor over the months; maybe that’s why I don’t love it as much as TeaEqualsBliss.

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

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96
drank Choco*Late by American Tea Room
302 tasting notes

Another excellent cup of pre-snow-storm tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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92
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
302 tasting notes

Another snow storm about to hit so I am sitting on the couch, with a cat in my lap, drinking tea and reading a book. This tea is an excellent evening pre-snow-storm tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Red Dragon Pearl by thepuriTea
302 tasting notes

TeaEqualsBliss was very kind and sent me a sample of this. I was then kind and let my husband drink it. :) We were making tea today and he really loves black tea so I let him have it. He really loves the Teavana Black Dragon Pearls so I thought this was right up his alley. It looks identical so it could be the same tea. I did have a taste of it and liked it well enough. It has a lot of depth and earthiness but had a touch of bitterness to it. I think I like the Teavana Dragon Pearls better (but its been a long time since I’ve had that one, so hard to tell).

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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95

Yep, definitely going to order this soon.

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95

OMG. I think I freaking love this. This sample was the last one I tried. I was a bit skeptical that I wanted to drink red hot flavored tea. I opened the package tonight and it smelled amazing! And it tastes just as good as it smells. I don’t know how it tastes just like a red hot candy, but it does.

I did add too much sweetener to it and I’ll have to watch that next time. I only added a small amount of agave nectar, but apparently it only needs a smidge.

I think I love Harneys! Already planning another order as soon as I can afford it.

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

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80
drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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I ordered a sample of this with my order from Harney & Sons and I’ve been dying to try it. I was worried that the tea flavor would overpower the chocolate and hazelnut flavors that I really wanted to taste but I shouldn’t have worried. This tea is magically awesome. Like Tagoti said, I don’t think I’d want to drink it every day, as it is pretty rich, but it is a great treat.

The chocolate and the hazelnut flavors are clearly present as well as a smidge of a coffee-like flavor. The chocolate and hazelnut flavors take turns leading the show which makes for a fun and complex cup of tea. There is no bitterness at all. It’s a very smooth cup.

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

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92
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
302 tasting notes

Tried JacquelineM’s suggestion of less water per teabag tonight. I used a smaller 8oz teacup with one teabag. I think it was much better. The aroma and taste now match! I could now see this one becoming a favorite.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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89
drank Ginger's Oolong by Harney & Sons
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I love this tea. I ordered a sample size of it and now I am thinking I’ll have to order a tin. It’s dark oolong, if that’s your thing (and it happens to be the kind of oolong that I like). It has a nice mellow ginger flavor in the background; more of a candied ginger flavor than a fresh ginger. It’s cold and dreary here today and this tea is perfect for the day. It reminds me of something…

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec
JacquelineM

I’ve been meaning to try this one – I love dark oolongs AND ginger!

Kristin

Definitely get some!

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
302 tasting notes

I finally ordered some of this. I am surprised it took me so long. I made this last night, so I am backlogging. I have to say that this might be the best smelling thing ever. I opened the tin and smelled it and then thought about it until later that evening when I could make tea.

It tastes pretty good, but sadly not as amazing as it smells. Even brewed, the tea smells better than it tastes. I smell the caramelly goodness, but mostly taste a mild black tea. It’s still fantastic, but I really really wish it tasted like it smelled. Perhaps a smidge more sugar next time?

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

I’ve found that when I go heavy on the leaf on this one for more caramel and vanilla. More like a heaping teaspoon of leaves instead of just a teaspoon.

Kristin

I unfortunately have the bags on this one but I did feel that it was ‘light’. Maybe I’ll rip open a couple of bags and use them loose.

JacquelineM

or just use a little less water! I think that would work :)

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Rating Scale:
90-100 – Love it. Must order this one again.
75-90 – Pretty good. Maybe I’ll order it again.
60-75 – It’s ok. Drinkable. It’s not my thing, but someone else might love it. Won’t order again.
50-60 – Meh. I wish I hadn’t ordered it, but i’ll finish this cup.
30-60 – Barely drinkable. – Throwing away/giving away the rest of this one.
0-30 – Went down the drain. Too sad to even pass along to friends.

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