1849 Tasting Notes

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drank Three Little Pigs by Adagio Teas
1849 tasting notes

Holy chamomile batman! Chamomile and blueberry. Nice, though not my favourite. Thank you Scheherazade for sending this my way! 150.

Cavocorax

Woohoo! 150!!!

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68
drank Refresh Mint by Tazo
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I grabbed this out of the GCTTB Rd 3 to try later and as I sip on it now, I can’t help but feel like this is a rather strange mint tea. I don’t know how I feel about the tarragon. Perhaps it actually detracts from the “refreshing” element and instead takes this to a more savory type tea. Mostly, I am just finding myself at a loss. It was fun to try though so thank you mewakeling for sharing. 151.

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78
drank S'mores Genmaicha by 52teas
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Sad to see this one go, especially given this is not the best cup I have had due to all the tiny crushed bits making it more “green” than usual. Still, I enjoyed this very much while it lasted. S’mores Genmaicha, you shall be missed! 152.

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56
drank Caramel Apple Honeybush by 52teas
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I iced the rest of my sample from Scheherazade and though there is a touch more apple and a hint of caramel, the honeybush still takes over. I am left feeling really happy I didn’t buy the pouch of this because this sample was more than enough for me. So long caramel apple honeybush, our relationship has run its course. 153.

Sil

i’m watching you…and your sipdowns..

VariaTEA

You are so far ahead of me in the sipdown category, I don’t think you need to worry :P

Sil

yes but mine are getting larger now!

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82
drank Tea Rex by Adagio Teas
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This. I like this. Chocolate, raspberry, caffeine-free, delicious. Yum! Good bye for now. We shall be reunited though. Thank you Scheherazade for the sample. 154.

Cavocorax

I’m going to grab this eventually! And then TK can have the tin.

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55
drank Cinderella by Adagio Teas
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I had high hopes for this one but I am just not loving it. Mostly I get the honeybush and the cinnamon. Every now and then notes of pumpkin show up for just a second but for some reason this just isn’t working. Nonetheless, thank you Scheherazade for sharing as this is one I was really interested in and would have bought in larger quantities if I hadn’t sampled it first. 155.

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15
drank White Lotus by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Thank you for sharing Scheherazade but this is not for me. It tasted like perfume. Blech. 156.

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68
drank Orzo Strawberry by Lupicia
1849 tasting notes

When I got this, I hoped it would be a bit lighter than the caramel and honey one given the fruity flavor. However this is just as rich which means you really have to be in the mood for it to enjoy the cup. Typically I am just not looking for something so dense when I am drinking caffeine free so this won’t be a restock. Still, it was fun to try. 157.

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65
drank Alice in Wonderland by Adagio Teas
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Thank you for sharing Scheherazade. This is interesting as it is supposed to be a green rooibos with mixed berries and rose but all I am getting is the rooibos and rose. Every now and then a touch of raspberry tartness might sneak in but in a blind taste test, I would not have guessed the ingredients in this blend. Still, it’s always fun to try new things. 158.

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96
drank Jin Pin by Yezi Tea
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Oh Jin Pin, you are such a lovely, lovely tea. Malty, cocoa, vanilla, caramel, honey, baked goods, and just pure deliciousness. I am sad to see you go. 159.

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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