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drank Swiss Apple by Tea Forte
1015 tasting notes

I had extremely high hopes for this tea, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed. Initially, the aroma was very off-putting in an alcoholic sort of way. Usually I wouldn’t mind but since this isn’t a cocktail-esque flavored tea, I was a bit confused. After pouring the water on the tea bag, the alcohol aroma turned into the scent of rich chocolate. However, the taste of the tea is just apple, granted it is a very natural apple taste, but the chocolate is nowhere to be found.

I am grateful to have the opportunity to try this tea, but I would not purchase this particular flavor.

seule771

Hi,
It is interesting that you mentioned cocktail like for this tea; Tea Forte teas; I myself when I received this was thinking right away that they might all taste like previously sampled flavors like Merlot Almond, Apricot Amaretto…their Herbal Retreat line; but I was happy they arrived in tea bags as opposed to loose leaf and did not conjure cocktail to me. So my mind was awash of this thought and proceeded anew with these samples.

I am just saying thanks for clarity in expressing what is expected and the actuality of the tea in the cup.

I do go on, forgive.

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seule771

Hi,
It is interesting that you mentioned cocktail like for this tea; Tea Forte teas; I myself when I received this was thinking right away that they might all taste like previously sampled flavors like Merlot Almond, Apricot Amaretto…their Herbal Retreat line; but I was happy they arrived in tea bags as opposed to loose leaf and did not conjure cocktail to me. So my mind was awash of this thought and proceeded anew with these samples.

I am just saying thanks for clarity in expressing what is expected and the actuality of the tea in the cup.

I do go on, forgive.

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Formally known as mrawlins2

I am a former coffee drinker turned tea lover.

Black tea is probably my favorite type of tea, but I rather enjoy most types… I’m even developing a taste for pu-erh.

Rating Scale:
0-10: This tea is either flavorless or just plain undrinkable. I will avoid these teas in the future.

11-20: I was only able to make it through a few sips before pouring the tea out.

21-30: I may have been able to make it through the first cup but the thought of having another has me cringing.

31-40: Teas in this range are not horrible, but nothing I would seek out in the future.

41-60: Would drink if offered, but would not purchase for myself.

61-70: Okay, nothing special

71-80: Enjoyable, but I have to be in the mood for these. Probably would purchase if I found a really great price.

81-90: Pretty good tea, will probably be one of my favorites.

91-95: These teas are really excellent. I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy more of these (just because there are so many teas out there that I haven’t tried), but I would miss this tea.

96-99: Terrific, very impressive.

100: This special rating is reserved for teas that are absolutely perfect in my opinion. I will only give out a rating of 100 to one tea per category (Earl Grey, unflavored black, dessert tea, Irish Breakfast, etc). These are teas that I really want to have around.

Perfect Teas so Far:

Earl Grey: Saint Isaac’s Blend (Russian Earl Grey) from Upton

Dessert Tea: Marco Polo from Mariage Freres

Unflavored Black: Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap

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