58 Tasting Notes

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This is one of my favorite chai tea blends, mostly because it doesn’t contain pepper. It’s mellow and lovely and I need to buy more!

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165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Coco Chai by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Adding a little sweetener (agave nectar) and milk make this tea amazingly delicious. See my full review: http://mandybee.wordpress.com/2009/04/25/coco-chai-rooibos-from-mighty-leaf-is-delicious/

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This would definitely never be a go-to tea for me but it’s pretty good. I like the addition of the cinnamon with the berries and lemon flavors. I think I would like this better during the winter when I’m looking for something warm with a little tartness as I enjoy the flavors better when the tea is hot. When the tea is cool or iced, the berry flavors are a little overwhelming.

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Rooibos Renewal is a nice, fresh-tasting tea but it uses orange as a main flavor and it just doesn’t work for me. It smells really good, orangey and a little flowery with that familiar smell of rooibos. The large pieces of orange peel add a lot of citrus flavor to this tea and it’s slightly mellowed by the flower petals (rose and blue mallow). The second steeping isn’t quite as strong as the first and I find it a bit easier to drink but this isn’t a tea that I’ll be looking for next time I go tea-shopping.

I’ve had two cups of this tea on this lovely Saturday morning and I have to say… not feeling the rejuvenation I was looking for. I think others may enjoy this tea more than I do. It’s not necessary bad, just not my cup.

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The melon flavor in this tea is strong and doesn’t hide anywhere. Makes a wonderful iced tea (whether you purposefully make iced tea or just leave your tea to sit too long).

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drank Almond Oolong by Adagio Teas
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My first steeping of this had to be done with microwaved water (1:30 minutes), so I’m sure it’s reducing the quality. I can taste a light hint of almond but the tea is really light. Going to try steeping longer…

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
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Trying this for the first time. Good “just want some black tea” kind of tea. Nothing too stand-outish about it.

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drank Chai Redbush by Yogi Tea
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Got this in the mail from TeaEqualsBliss (thank you!). It’s not bad but it’s not my favorite chai. Like others have said, it’s sweet on its own which I’m not a big fan of. (Most Yogi Teas I’ve tried so far have this sweetness, actually.) I’m guessing the Stevia Leaf is the culprit in this one! Other than the sweetness, I really like this one because it doesn’t contain pepper, which most chai teas do. It also doesn’t have any caffeine, which is nice right before bed.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Zanzibar by Vykasa
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I was hoping for something a little fruitier. I’m just not liking this tea this morning. It’s mostly smoky from the gun powder tea and I can taste a little bit of fruit but it doesn’t blend together very well.

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