2224 Tasting Notes

drank Toffee by Harrods
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Bagged toffee/caramel teas always seem to have this thickness to them that is just a little off putting and this is no exception. The base just takes over leaving very little room for toffee richness. Thank you for sharing MissB but I don’t think this is one I’ll seek out again.

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drank Keemun by Swan Sisters Tea
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This is the last of the February Amoda teas and though I don’t remember much, I recall this being quite a smokey tea.

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drank Serene Tea by The Honest Leaf
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So a few days before getting the Amoda box, my brother asked me if I had heard of The Honest Leaf. Apparently someone he works with owns the company and was talking to him about it. I suggested that if I had a sample I would review it and I would be happy to share samples to help spread the word. As a result, my brother brought home two bags, this tea and their “Slim” tea only for the Amoda box to show up with a sample of this.

Let me just start off by saying that I am not someone who is into the health benefits of tea. I drink tea because I like it, not because it magically cures cancer or can cause you to lose 50 pounds in two days. However, I figured I would try this out seeing as I have quite a bit of it lying around.

As I sip on the tea, I am getting a sweetness and a heavy dose of lavender. Luckily the floral isn’t too perfumey/drying but it is still floral and at the end of the day that’s just not a flavor I enjoy. However, I am happy to share with others who might find this more to their tastes.

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drank Winter Wonderland by Twinings
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Chamomile and spice, that’s what I get. It certainly has a Christmas-vibe to it though I wish I could taste the pear. Thank you MissB for sharing and Sil for passing it along.

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Usually Lupicia’s grape flavor stands out but with the exception of the aftertaste of this tea, the grape is completely drowned out by the oolong base. 273.

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This is definitely a raspberry tea through and through. The chocolate is a little harder to find though. Still, I don’t find myself disappointed as the raspberry more than makes up for it. The oolongy flavor is present here as well but it seems to compliment the flavor as the tea so its less offensive here than I have found it to be in other teas. Thank you MissB for sending this my way and thank you Sil and Kittenna for making sure I got a sample. 274.

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drank Four Seasons-Mingjian by Lupicia
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This is very oolongy (I know that probably makes no sense) but surprisingly not that offensive. It is grassy bu bright and with creamy notes making for a fairly pleasant cup. I don’t think its something I would want again just because of my preference for non-oolong teas but I could see this being popular among fans of this type of tea.

Sil

it makes perfect sense to me haha

Cavocorax

That sounds like a pretty interesting oolong though. I suspect that once I feel like it’s spring I’ll be drinking more greens/oolongs!

Sil

never. that NEVER happens for me haha

Cavocorax

Oh man, I’m so predictable. Spring is heavy on green/oolong teas, summer is back to black, unflavoured with some fun fruity things and then fall is candy black teas until Christmas and then back to unflavoured. :P (with exceptions all over!)

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Thank you Roswell Strange for the share but unfortunately I am getting none of the lychee you got when it came to this tea. What am I getting? Peas. Lots and lots of peas. It’s actually not bad but in general, when I reach for a cup of tea, that’s not the flavor I am reaching for.

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drank Skinny Wulong by The Tea Emporium
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Thank you for sharing Roswell Strange but this is a big ole mug of nope for me. The coconut is lotiony and the oolong is strong making this taste like a glass of butter and I’m not okay with that. It’s nice to try something new so I’m grateful for the share but this is a tea I would be okay with not encountering again.

Fjellrev

Yikes, lotiony oolong does not sound appetizing. :/

VariaTEA

Yeah, not so much.

Roswell Strange

I don’t remember liking this one either :/

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For a black tea, this is quite green tasting. The base is fairly smooth but there is a floral quality to it that just comes off drying. It’s not horrible but it’s also not for me.

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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!

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, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

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.

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