1014 Tasting Notes

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Oh, Steepster… yes, it is that time of the year again! Time for the holiday line from Celestial Seasonings! I can’t express how surprised I was to find these in store so early, last year they didn’t show up until after Thanksgiving. Anyway, I picked up my two favorite varieties: this one and the Sugar Cookie.

But, we’re talking about Candy Cane Lane right now! I have seriously missed having this tea around, I love having a minty tea in the evenings and this is different that plain peppermint or spearmint. I also love that it is a decaf green because the green base gives it a bit of heft that many other Celestial Seasonings herbals just don’t have. This tea smells and tastes smooth, minty (but not overly so) and has just a hint of vanilla. Mmmm!

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drank Maple Sugar by Tea Guys
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The other teas in my cupboard are getting quite jealous of the ones from Tea Guys – those are getting all the love recently. I really should drink more of a variety so that my Tea Guys order doesn’t run out too soon, but I just CRAVE these flavors.

On to this particular tea, once again I am reminded of Adagio’s Cream tea. Some may not like it, but I really enjoyed it and I likewise really enjoy this tea. The base is also significantly better than Adagio’s base. On to more tea and more comfort for the evening!

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83
drank Carrot Cake by Tea Guys
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So how should I treat myself after going to the gym? With a rich, creamy mug of Carrot Cake minus the calories!

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87
drank Maple Sugar by Tea Guys
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I’ve had a few cups of this tea, but haven’t logged it yet because I couldn’t find the words to describe this tea. BUT, I have finally figured out what this tea reminds me of: Adagio’s Cream tea – except this is the older, more sophisticated version. Although this is the weakest flavored tea that I’ve tried so far from Tea Guys, I really adore this tea. There is a definite maple syrup aspect to the tea that comes through primarily in the aroma of the tea. The maple flavor IS present in the taste of the tea, but it is a bit more subdued and creamier than I would have expected. 3 out of 3 winners from Tea Guys!

ashmanra

Squeeee! Definitely placing it on my order!

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drank Carrot Cake by Tea Guys
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Okay, I pulled myself away from the super rich and delicious Chocolate Delight to give this tea a try. I am definitely glad that I ordered a bit of this! I really, really like Carrot Cake and this actually lives up to its namesake. This tea is creamy, a bit spicy, slightly sweet and cakey. I never thought this would actually remind me of the texture of Carrot Cake, but for some reason it does! I also love that it is caffeine-free because I could see this being a nightly indulgence for me. So far I am really LOVING the selections from Tea Guys!

Preparation
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drank Chocolate Delight by Tea Guys
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Ok, just wow. Not only does this tea smell amazingly rich, it IS amazingly rich! It is like drinking a nice, sweet chocolate syrup. I’ve never had a tea that had so much of a chocolate taste and I love that you can still find the tea underneath the richness. I was planning on trying the other 2 teas that I received today from Tea Guys, but I may just have to stick with this gem for awhile. It is blowing my mind! Chocolate without the guilt? Yes please!

Preparation
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ashmanra

Isn’t this one delicious? Doulton sent me a generous portion and I invited a friend over for some. She got hook on it and loved to so much that she cst aside her Coconut Truffle…fortunately, to ME! I probably need to order another bag or two.

mpierce87

I ordered this primarily based on your reviews, but I could never have guessed just how great it would be before I tried it! I also bought their Carrot Cake and Maple Sugar – I think those two definitely show promise after trying Chocolate Delight.

ashmanra

I have Maple Sugar on my wish list! Let me know how you like it!

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94

So I was looking through my cluttered tea cabinet for some Silver Needles (which I think I am out of) and found this gem! I did not realize that I still have some of this! Aww, this is excellent. I think it is even better than I remember – perhaps it has had time to blend a bit more over the past couple of months. Oh, and the best part? I not only found this tea, but I have almost a full pouch of it!

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73

I haven’t had this is ages, but it sounded really awesome tonight! The berry flavor is very natural and juicy and just plain awesome. Plus there is none of the weird rooibos flavor that I’ve found in other rooibos blends. I might have to make another pot of this, Berry Twist is rocking tonight!

gmathis

I’m really liking everything I’ve tried from Boston Tea. I agree; their flavored stuff tastes absolutely authentic.

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94

I added a healthy spoonful of spearmint to a pot of this tea and the combo is pretty good! I could use a bit more chocolate flavor, but I haven’t yet met a tea that couldn’t use more chocolate.

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98

Mmm! This was definitely the perfect late afternoon breakfast tea for me! It was remarkably pancake-esque and went quite well with the unusual combination of spicy pizza. I am really going to be bummed when I finish my pouch of this tea, but for now I’m loving this delightful tea!

KeenTeaThyme

I’m not a big pumpkin fan myself, but I love the regular pancake brecky variety from Frank. Maybe I’ll try this one…broaden my horizons? ;)

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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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