13 Tasting Notes

98
drank Saffron Fusion Tea by Taja Tea
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Wow. Just..Wow. This tea (made with honey and patience) was beyond what I was expecting of it. I found it in a forgotten corner of a shelf at the back of a Ross store. It looked pitiful and unloved to I purchased it for the price of $3 (20 packets). I took this home and completely ignored the instructions (I’m glad I did) and made it the way I usually do my gunpowder green sencha, steep at 212 for 3 minutes. And wow did the flavours pop. The box said something about being good for positive moods and relaxing the mind. And boy it did just that.

While drinking this tea, I didn’t even notice myself sinking into my couch and propping my feet up and didn’t notice the fleece throw that seemed to have appeared on my body from thin air. I also didn’t notice my closed eyes and contented little smirk (my husband alerted me to it by asking what I was smiling about). I don’t remember the last time a tea has made me feel so relaxed and content. I slept 7 hours that night (which is great as a recovering insomniac).

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85
drank Original Blend by Red Rose
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This is one of the few black teas that I absolutely cannot drink hot. But that’s okay! This tea has such a pleasant bitterness and dusky flavour that it is perfect as an iced tea in the morning before breakfast to get one’s palate working and woken up. I also enjoy it with just a touch of lemon juice and honey in the evening.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 64 tsp 128 OZ / 3785 ML

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90

Another fruity mix that I enjoy when I am under the weather. It’s just sweet enough by itself to only need a touch of honey when feeling ill. It’s packed full of antioxidants that I just can’t get enough of. I drink this tea at least twice a week just for it’s nice, fruity (but not overbearingly so) flavour and the pleasant aroma it has when steeping.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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50
drank Vanilla Caramel by Lipton
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This is a mildly pleasant tea, but not one I could drink all the time. I like the aroma but feel that Lipton tried to hard to bring out that caramel flavour. I was left disappointed and with a sticky feeling palate.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85

I really enjoy this tea. I drink it exclusively on those grey, murky days where you want to just snuggle up and read. It’s so sweet by itself I only add a wee bit of honey to it. I love that I can smell the jasmine and taste the individual fruit flavours.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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86

I’m usually iffy about fruity teas, but I adore this tea! I love how sweet it is and the wonderful aroma it has when brewing and steeping. I usually drink this when I am sick or when I start to feel like I am getting sick because it is loaded with antioxidants. And it is so naturally sweet tasting I don’t need to add any sweeteners of my own (unless I have a sore throat, then I add honey). This tea is one of the few favorites I have when it comes to Lipton.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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55
drank Tazo Chai by Tazo
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After being disappointed by the last Tazo tea I drank, I hesitantly purchased this chai. Now, Chai is one of my most beloved teas and I am very critical when it comes to this drink. However, I made this tea as I would my organic masala chai loose leaf and it turned out fairly well. It’s no where near as strong as I like (I feel like I would need 2 bags instead of one) but it’s also no where near as disappointing as the last Tazo tea (Passion). I may hesitate to buy it again, though, unless I can’t get to my usual guy.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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100

This tea. This tea is in my number 2 spot for most favorite. It possesses an explosion of scents and flavours at any temperature you steep it or any amount you decide to use. When you make it 3 tsp at 212degrees, The whole room will brighten from it’s delicious spicy scent (almost like that cinammon apple spice candle at walmart, not too overbearing but addicting). The taste is something else entirely. It starts off like a normal masala chai, with the cinnamon you can taste right off the bat and followed by a soothing, almost creamy texture. But then, there’s the after taste. This part is my favorite. The after taste literally crackles and leaves a delightful tingling sensation on the tongue. This is from the gunpowder! I used to take this tea to work and make it on break. It really wakes one up when you are tired and keeps you in a giddy and bouncy mood for most of the morning. And if you aren’t into the extreme spice in the morning, just add a tough of almond milk instead of cream, that tames it nicely. (Almost like Gandolf fighting the Balrog!)

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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100
drank PG Tips Loose Leaf by PG Tips
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This tea has rapidly climbed its way into my top 5 favorites! I love the dusky flavour and the wonderful aroma while it is steeping and even brewing. I have a special teapot that I use only for my PG Tips that I got from a shop located about 45 minutes from my house. At this tea house, appropriately called the British Store, a wonderful lady serves tea on the weekends. She makes just PG Tips and scones (either Pumpkin or regular) and they come with clotted cream and your favorite spreads. PG Tips is the perfect tea time drink for any English enthusiast. Would recommend to everyone.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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20
drank Passion by Tazo
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I tried this tea for the first time last night during my massage therapy class. And I have to admit I only grabbed it because I forgot to bring my own tea. The taste was very…hm.. Bland and really bitter. And I got several complaints from my fellow students from the smell. :c From reading the box is sounds delicious but I definitely won’t be trying again. This is the first tea I’ve tried in years that I didn’t like.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Marzipan

I know this will sound funny, but I like not liking some teas, it makes me feel like I am learning what’s good or not.

Lyssa

Seconded.

Lyssa

I just got a dark chai by Tazo (the only chai Walmart had on its shelves today) to take to my massage therapy classes. HOPEFULLY this tea from the Tazo name won’t let me down. I’m counting on Tazo to win back my favour by not ruining chai for me ;P

Marzipan

If you have The Fresh Market, they have a huge bag of chai for about $7. It has a train in the name. I bought it for my mom and she said it’s really good.

Marzipan

Big Train!

Lyssa

No idea what that is. I have the World Market (which overprices teas) and a loose leaf guy that I usually go to when I’m out of tea. He has AMAZING Masala Chai. You can smell it over all the other teas! But I didn’t have the car today and I live, quite literally, right beside Walmart. So I had to deal with that :c

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I am a Florida based housewife with two growing rattie boys! I am married to the best man a lady could ask for (even if he doesn’t enjoy tea all that much). I consider myself an amateur tea-fancy and am willing to learn all I can to make the perfect cup with each pour.

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