25 Tasting Notes

I received a sample of this from Yogi Tea and waited eagerly for it to arrive. Being a fan of caramel teas, I had high hopes for this tea. I wasted no time making a cup as soon as it arrived.

Though I wouldn’t say it’s horrible, I’m slightly disappointed, as I didn’t detect any caramel at all. Instead, what I tasted the most was chamomile and nutmeg and the usual “herbal” flavor that all Yogi teas seem to have. Regardles, I finished my cup and would probably buy a box of this tea to keep around, because, even though it didn’t taste as I expected, it was still a very relaxing tea to have before bedtime.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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It’s hard to find my favorite black decaf, PG Tips, where I live and was excited to see a possible alternative at my local grocery store. Despite reading that the decaf British Blend was better, I decided to give this a try.

Unfortunately, I was very disappointed with this tea. I had to steep a single cup for about 10 minutes just to get some flavor. As per my usual cup, I added a dash of milk and no sugar, but this didn’t help much. Overall, it was just bland, bland, bland.

I may buy this if I’m completely desperate, but I’d much rather wait until my PG Tips Decaf becomes more widely available.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Apricot Vanilla Creme by Tazo
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I haven’t sampled many Tazo teas, but when I passed this one in the store, I just had to try it. I’m so glad I did, too!

The flavor and aroma is light and fruity. The apricot tastes natural and fresh and blends in well with the vanilla. This tea has a lot of depth, and I can’t imagine myself getting bored with it. It just tastes so wonderful!

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175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Sweet Dreams by Bigelow
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This is such a nice tea to drink when you’re stressed, feeling anxious, or just needing to wind down before bedtime. It tastes great sweetened with a little honey, but it’s great plain too.

The smell of this tea is very warm and inviting. The flavor is somewhat sweet on its own and tastes mostly like mint with chamomile undertones. Nothing about this tea is either overpowering or dull. It’s just right.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Peppermint by Twinings
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This is my favorite peppermint tea. It smells and tastes so wonderful; both being very light and refreshing. I drink it mostly when my stomach is upset and it always makes me feel better.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I’ve been in the mood for blueberry teas lately and decided to give this one a try. The smell is pretty nice, but I feel that the tea itself lacks in flavor. It reminds me of when you’ve been chewing a piece of fruity gum and almost all the flavor is gone yet you can still taste just a little if you chew enough. I might finish the box off, but I wouldn’t buy this again.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I am obsessed with anything and everything peach, so I was really excited to try this, expecting it to be just as good (if not better!) than the other Lipton white tea flavors.

Unfortunately, though it smells amazing, the flavor is less than desirable. The first flavor that you taste is the peach, but a bitter, unpleasant artifical mango flavor quickly appears and leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

Just because I hate to waste money and food, I might be able to finish off the box, but this is definitely not something I’d ever buy again. I’m sure there are a million better teas out there than this one.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I really wanted to like this tea, because it smells pleasant, but I think it tastes too artifical and nothing like what I was hoping. The apple flavor isn’t too bad, but I found the cinnamon to be overpowering and the underlying flavors were weak and inconsistent. I definitely wouldn’t buy this again.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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This is my first white tea, and given the fact that it’s your basic grocery store tea, I’d assume it’s not the best quality white tea, but nonetheless, this tasted very good and is something I’d definitely buy again.

It smelled amazing before I even opened the box, and the wonderful fruity smell only intensified as it steeped. The taste was light and delicate, and the blueberry was definitely the star of the show. This was a nice alternative to my usual strong black tea, but was still just as satisfying.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Irish Breakfast Tea by Twinings
25 tasting notes

When I need a pick-me-up but am not in the mood for coffee, this is my go-to black tea. The flavor is incredibly robust, but is suitable for all of your affairs; not just breakfast. If you don’t mind or prefer a strong kick from your tea, this is the one for you.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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