26 Tasting Notes

95

Awesome. My girlfriend and I picked it up because it smelled amazing – more like cranberry than a freaking cranberry itself.

The flavor is smooth, mild and slightly sweet even without sugar. A really great tea to have after dinner or something. Just nice going down. Probably a good tea for new tea drinkers or people new to the bitter tastes associated with black tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Cranberry+spice? Hmmm… definitely potential. I’m seeing tea sangria potential here specifically. The only thing that concerns me is the hot cranberry flavor burning my throat. That happend to me once w/ a fruit tea. And even worse, it was Adagio’s sour apple so it was supposed to be sour apple and not cranberry.

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67

Cozy smell, nice taste. This is another tea that my girlfriend loves but I’m not nuts about. But, it’s some high-quality green tea to say the least! I’d recommend it if you want a stable staple tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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100

I tried preparing a subtle variation. This stuff is one of my main-stays when I’m looking for a good cup of tea in a hurry. Especially when I come home to a cold apartment and need something to hang on to while the room heats up.

Preparation
0 min, 30 sec

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84

I dunno what the other guys are on about. This tea is freaking delicious with a little sugar. The honey / vanilla flavors do blend together, but the blend that they make is really unique, really calming and totally full-bodied. I probably won’t buy it again (I gotta stop!), but for the time being, I’m really going to enjoy it!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Jillian

Chamomile seems to be something people either love or hate, I think. :D

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Way better than Tazo’s vanilla rooibos.

Also, this tea marks the 6th straight rooibos blend I’ve bought. Now I know how heroin addicts feel…

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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100

Absolutely one of my favorite teas EVER! It’s so simple: green tea, lemon grass, ‘natural flavors’ (okay, maybe not so simple). But the blend is a wonderful, citrusy flavorful adventure.

This tea started my love affair with lemongrass herbal teas. I did run out, however, so I went so far as to swipe a leaf of lemongrass bush from our local conservatory. Sssh! Don’t tell them. It was delicious though, so I have to compliment their craftsmanship.

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

“natural flavors” ick. Give me green tea and lemongrass separately any day. That way I can pick the green tea I want and the ratio of green tea to lemongrass I want. Hmmm… that gives me an idea… blending Adagio’s artichoke green w/ their lemongrass and sesame black, steep it and use that to make rice for stirfry… YUMMY! If only the sesame was a green tea base.

Nate Walsh

The words “natural flavors” turn me off to tea so quickly. They need to use a different adjective to convince me it has not gone through an obstacle course of chemical washes and infuses. “Awesome flavors” would do so much better.

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68

I was having some breathing problems, so I thought that I would pick up a tea that would help with my breathing. I wasn’t sure what to get, but luckily, I ran into this stuff at my grocery store. It was cheap and tasty, but I can’t gage whether or not it actually works.

Either way, the blend of ingredients is great as its own tea, as the licorice and other ingredients make a tasty, fruity and generally powerful tea. It’s very present and very powerful in flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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34

Girlfriend loves it, I’m not partial.

Preparation
0 min, 45 sec
Cofftea

I LOVE Trader Joe’s! And I LOVE green chais! Do they have a caffinated version?

Mitch Donaberger

I believe they do, but I haven’t been to a TJ’s in years.

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68

Nothing too complicated. The mint / spearmint blend is a great taste, but for me, it’s a moody thing. I only like it when I feel sick. The minty rush is great for calmin’ the old belly after a particularly awful meal (a 1 pound burrito composed mostly of hot chili, for example).

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Cofftea

Mint got me into true tea but I grew out of it. In turn I love a lot of teas I never thought I would (like most tea lol).

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I’m mitch. I am a young advertiser currently in pittsburgh, and i draw comics, do the web, write and put my thumb up my butt.

i also love tea.

(just kidding about the thumb thing. that’d be weird, right?)

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