1014 Tasting Notes

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drank Vanilla Mint Mate by 52teas
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I love how this tea is mostly vanilla with just enough mint to make it refreshing! I have been craving this tea almost constantly for the past few days – I think this pouch is going to go quickly!

Preparation
8 min or more

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93
drank Vanilla Mint Mate by 52teas
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I was a bit afraid that this would remind me of toothpaste, but thankfully it doesn’t. This is such a richly satisfying vanilla tea with just a bit of mint in the aftertaste. The earthiness of the mate really helps this to not be overwhelmingly one note. I’m also loving the caffeine kick!

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85

I LOVE genmaicha but I haven’t had it in ages. This tea smells so much like cheesecake when dry and the cherry aroma becomes quite strong while steeping. The first infusion has a creamy feel with a burst of tangy cherry. The toasted rice element is noticeable towards the end of the sip with the green tea base present throughout. I think this will be a really great afternoon tea.

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84

This is a pretty good roasty oolong – the first infusion is mainly smoked wood, but it is still pleasant.

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89
drank Orange U Slim by The Jade Teapot
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This makes a great tea latte during the first infusion. Later infusions are great just by themselves!

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92

I wanted something light yet flavorful and this fit the bill nicely! This is a nice, fresh tea and goes nicely with the first day of spring break.

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84
drank Black Tea Maracuja by Drink T
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I’m finishing up my sample of this courtesy of TeaEqualsBliss! Sorry it took so long for me to review. This is a really different black tea and I have really enjoyed it. The tea is smooth with a really nice, juicy apricot flavor. This is great both with and without additions, but I really enjoy it as a tea latte. Thanks again for this sample!

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92
drank Fruits d'Alsace by Harney & Sons
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After my success with this tea yesterday, I couldn’t wait to have this tea again tonight. My success definitely wasn’t a fluke – it is great again today! On to more tea….

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drank Fruits d'Alsace by Harney & Sons
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I haven’t had this tea in about 3 months. It just hasn’t been anything that called my name and it seemed to have a soapy type aftertaste that just wasn’t appetizing when drank hot. However, tonight this tea WAS calling my name – so I gave in, not expecting much. I think time has mellowed this out quite a bit. All I taste now is a nice tea base with lots and lots of juicy fruit flavors. No soapy aftertaste! Maybe this tea just needed to blend a bit more together…. I think a second pot is in order! (And a slight ratings increase!)

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Glad to hear it! I liked it but also got the soapy aftertaste a bit. I haven’t had it in a while. Maybe mine has mellowed, too.

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92

I’ve been craving green tea ALL day and this was the perfect way to end my night!

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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

Location

Texas

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