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438 Tasting Notes

Well, I get the kombucha and green tea combo in the taste, too bad I am not much of a fan of either…. This is a well blended tea, if you like kombucha and greens you will probably like it. My indifference to this blend has much more to do with personal preference. Lesson learned, stick to the whites, blacks, and herbals in my world!

Dexter3657

Interesting, I have some of this. I guess the question is do I like kombucha? Guess we will find out.
Sorry you didn’t like it.

mewakeling

It is actually a well balanced blend, it is worth trying a cup of. And I figure that, with the rate at which I manage to find new teas I love, it is probably better if every once in a while I am not crazy about something! In general though, I have been impressed with the stuff I got from Herbal Infusions, in my opinion they make a nicely balanced blend.

Dexter3657

LOL I can relate to that. Some days I think I love EVERYTHING.
My second Herbal Infusion order is on it’s way, and I haven’t tried anything from my first order (I am so bad at buying and then not trying). Good to hear positive things about them. :))

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drank Cranberry Pear by DAVIDsTEA
438 tasting notes

I was a little apprehensive to try this tea, but it was amazing! I sweetened it, but next time I will be trying it without sweetener because I found it a little too sweet. I loved the cranberry and pear notes. I found that the black tea base was a nice mild base. I gave it a shorter steep time and there was no astringency to be found. This was a delicious cup and one I would love to drink again!

I am really starting to enjoy these fruity blacks. I know I love a fruit based white and fruit based tisanes, now I am going to have to branch into the world of black teas!

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drank Mojito by Tetley
438 tasting notes

Umm nope. I got this in a gift exchange and thought why not try it, especially because the Pina Colada was actually not half bad. I got excited, thought oh, locally available, easily sourced bagged tea I might enjoy. Hah!! This was bad, not even a little good. Lots of zest, lots of bitter, and a teasing hint of mint. I might try the Cosmo and the Bellinni, because the Pina Colada was actually good, but I don’t have high hopes. This is not a tea I will be wasting any more time on.

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drank Coco-Lemon Thai by DAVIDsTEA
438 tasting notes

This is a well balanced tea, but not my favourite. I bought some for the bf, despite having not been thrilled by the smell of the dry leaves. Brewed up, my suspicions have been proven correct. I can appreciate that this tea is well blended and shows a nice balance of different flavour notes, but it is not for me. I am just really not a fan of savoury teas, or savoury ginger. Overall, actually not a bad tea, but not a tea for me. However, within two sips, the bf stole my cup and has excitedly been telling me this is the best tea we got so far. Thus, this will be drunk and I guess all’s well that ends well!

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drank Cookie Dough by DAVIDsTEA
438 tasting notes

I have a bit of this to try thanks to Janelle! I am so glad I got to try a few cups of this! I missed it because I was not drinking tea when it was out (gasp). I really liked this, not too sweet, not to heavy. I didn’t sweeten and I let it have a shorter steep time, the resulting blend was lightly sweet and really reminiscent of cookie dough. I don’t know how they made white tea remind me of cookies, but they did it! I really liked it, but, luckily for me, there are quite a few white teas I like so, even when this tea is done, there will be plenty of other types to drink!

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I have been sitting on this tea and reserving judgement for a couple of months but I think I am almost ready to form an opinion. This tea was not what I thought of when I smelled it and heard chocolate. The base tea shines through a lot stronger than what I had initially expected. This means that it is a much more finicky black than I like to deal with. That being said, when I actually sat down, watched my steep time, and was careful with my water temp, this actually is a pretty great tea. The black tea base is strong, but their is a chocolate note underneath it that is absolutely divine! This tea is really worth a try, but give it a short steep and keep an eye on it!

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Totally not this tea’s fault, but I learned the hard way it is a far more finicky white than the Gold Rush I was enjoying this morning! The first few sips went wonderfully, but by mid afternoon the tea tannins were making an appearance and, even in the cooling water, the last few sips were anything but good. It is truly too bad and a good lesson learned because I really like this tea, the poor taste this time was totally due to my poor handling of it!

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I brought this to work today in my tea traveller. I was a little bit leery about this plan, because it is a white tea at the end of the day, but I really wanted a hit of sweet and this has such a nice natural sweetness to it. Fortunately, it actually held up really well to a longer steep time and it was deliciously sweet both hot and as it cooled!

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I really like this tea! It just seems so decadent with just a hint of sweetener. I can tell how my tea taste is getting more precise though. The first few times I drank this, I just loved the chocolate, coconutty sweetness of it. Tonight, when I brewed up a cup, all I could taste was the liquorice root at the end of the sip. Not a bad thing at all, I just love learning to pick out specific flavours in the teas I enjoy!

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drank Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
438 tasting notes

I learned a few good lessons about this tea today, you need to be careful with the leaf (husks) compared to water ratio, and it needs a dash of sweetener to really bring it alive. I took this to work today because it was freezing cold outside and I needed something uplifting. However, my first sips were really disappointing, the tea was weak and could use some sweetening to give it the boost it needed. As the tea steeped a little more, I felt that is got a lot better throughout the day. By the end of the day, even cold, it was a pleasurable drink. So, lesson learned, do not go easy one the amount of leaf and think about how much sugar my tea traveller will require compared to what my tea cup takes!

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