54 Tasting Notes

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drank Black Satin by 52teas
54 tasting notes

This is an interesting tea- it smells mostly like cinnamon, but tastes mostly like licorice. That’s fine with me, I enjoy licorice teas. This one almost tastes a bit like rootbeer, but it’s not sweet at all. This isn’t a tea I would want to drink everyday, but it fills a niche.

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Goodness gracious, I do love this. It tastes like apple pie and creamy ice cream, with added tea. It’s warm, comforting, sweet, and oh so delicious in the evening. It goes down so smoothly and deliciously. I think it’s time for me to brew another cup.

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drank Candy Cane by SBS Teas
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I generally enjoy minty, candy cane flavored black teas, and this one might just be my favorite of the bunch. There’s something about the flavor that’s just a bit different from other candy cane teas, and I’ve yet to figure out a way to adequately describe it. It’s not that it’s sweeter, it’s not that it’s mintier. This tea does have hunks of actual candy canes in it, so I suspect it’s something the candy canes themselves are imparting. Whatever it is, it makes this tea a favorite with me.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Arcadian Apple by Teavana
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This tea was a bit like sensory overload for me. Generally that’s not a good thing with tea, but with this blend, somehow it was a good thing. I’ll start with the smell, which is amazing. Whenever I open this I get wafts of apple orchards on a fall day. The taste is also spectacular- not nearly as sweet or as flavored as one might initially expect based on the scent. Overall a very nice tea- light and fruity.

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This tea has a perfectly acceptable flavor- it’s nothing spectacular, but if you’re looking for green tea in a bag that tastes okay, this will get the job done. I’m not really sure I understand the point of mixing in the white tea- I find that the flavor of the white tea is completely overpowered by the green, so this just tastes like green tea to me. That’s fine, and I like it well enough, but I don’t really get any flavor notes resembling white tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Vanilla by Adagio Teas
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This is one of the few flavored black teas by Adagio that I just do not like at all. This tea has a strong, strong, strong vanilla flavor. It’s so strong that it tastes fake and sweet to me- all I can taste is vanilla, no tea. I have to classify this tea as undrinkable, because I simply cannot stand the fake vanilla flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I’ll take it off your hands:) Try the vanilla oolong, I like that one better.

lahochstetler

I’d give it you, if I had any left- it was just the little sample size, alas. I will try the oolong though.

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drank Lotus by Tazo
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Decaffinated teas usually reflect that in their taste- it’s to this tea’s credit that it doesn’t taste quite as decaffinated as some others. Yes, I can still taste that it’s decaffinated, but not as much as most others. That said, this green tea has lotus scenting, and is pretty darn well done for a teabag. The lotus notes aren’t too strong, so I can still taste the green tea, as well as a soft lotus flavor. If Tazo made this in a full-throttle version I’d definitely buy it. In it’s current form, it’s drinkable, which is far more than I say about most decaf teas.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I love the idea of this tea, but it’s just too sweet for me. There’s LOTS of cinnamon in this tea, and cinnamon can take on a sort of sweet tinge, which it has in this blend. I desperately wanted to like it because it sounds so good, but it didn’t work for me.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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76
drank Mango Mist by Tealuxe
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Another tealuxe tea with a nuanced, but very evident flavor. This tea has a pleasant mango flavor without being too sweet. Very well done.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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drank Peachy White by Tealuxe
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A very tasty tea- this is almost like a grown-up peach-flavored tea. It has a sophisticated peach flavoring that integrates very well with the black tea base. This is my favorite peach-flavored tea, and I regularly repurchase it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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