111 Tasting Notes

Nice nutty tea with good banana aroma; does almost taste like banana walnut bread. Big chunks of freeze dried bananas. I brewed mine a bit longer than the recommended three minutes, and added milk and sugar.

Flavors: Nuts

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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67

Perfectly serviceable Earl Grey tea (in tea bag form, but good quality tea bag), medium strength brew, holds up well with cream and sugar. Not an especially strong bergamot/citrus aroma or flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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50

I’m not generally a fan of green tea, and while I didn’t love this one, it also was better than many of the other green teas I’ve had in the past: nice light fruity, lemony aroma, and the lemon and strawberry negated whatever bitterness or grassy notes that can be prevalent. I added a teaspoon of honey which muted the lemon and strawberry flavors.

Flavors: Lemon Zest

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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88

One of the teas I sometimes want, it’s got a nice creamy strawberry aroma, and a nice strawberry flavor, although it’s a bit of a heavy flavor. Holds up very well with cream and sugar.

Flavors: Cream

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Lovely strong tea with strong hints of blackberry, great with milk and a hint of sugar.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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100

This is one of my absolutely favorite teas: It’s got a gorgeous aroma, both before and after brewing, and does smell like carrot cake. I love this especially with a vanilla or sweet cream creamer (makes it creamier).

Flavors: Cinnamon, Coconut, Nutmeg

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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67

Nice, smooth tea.

Flavors: Honey

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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93

Wonderfully and interestingly complex flavor, medium amber color, holds up well with milk.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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62

An all right tea; I brewed mine much longer than the recommended two minutes (I think more like 6 minutes), because I prefer a stronger tea. It was a lightly flavored and lightly scented tea, not bitter even despite the apparent oversteeping, and it was okay with milk, but doesn’t seem to be “made” to have milk and sugar added. The tasting notes (caramel and sour cherry) were very light, and I barely tasted them.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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