71 Tasting Notes

64

So, what can I say? I expected a lot more. This is what I remembered of “tea” before I started on my loose-leaf journey over a year ago. It’s very one dimensional with little character. It’s almost like a flavored water than a tea brewed with bergamot if that makes sense? Alright in a pinch if you really want an Earl grey, but I’d definitely hunt out something better.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Anhui Keemun by Adagio Teas
71 tasting notes

I’ve had this tea for a while. I purchases it very early on in my teas adventures when I was still trying out new varieties.
I can only appreciate it now. The dried leaves smell like earth..and I can smell grassy hay. a richness..some kind of herbal nuttiness and yes, chocolate.
It brews a dark and smooth. I kinda reminds me of an English Breakfast, but less complicated. This is a black for people who like coffee without any milk or sugar. I think it would be a great transition.
I’m happy that I’ve trained my palate to enjoy this

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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92

Not sure why I never reviewed this earlier. I’m a fan…It was one of my 1st samples from enjoyingtea that I had to get a larger bag. Nice warm and even nice as an iced tea…(I add sugar and some citric acid)
It’s very aromatic. The dried leaves look so nice and green, very vibrant with rose petals.
The green tea flavor is there, but the cherry shines and the rose comes right after. It’s not an “everyday” tea for me, because it’s fairly powerful, but definitely something I like having around.
I’ve had it iced many times in the Summer and it really took over from my Snapple budget ;)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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70

I guess if they said ‘prunes" nobody would want to try this tea as much? prunes are dried plumbs, so they are not lying I guess. The aroma of the dried leaves does yell “Prunes!” more than “pears!” It has a Ceylon base. Kinda boring, not too exciting, but I wouldn’t say it should be ignored. I’m thinking this tea is better suited to be enjoyed during a meal? Maybe something spicy or rich. It would compliment each other nicely.
I don’t hate this tea, but it has not blown me away as maybe it should have.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
rmark25

I would like to add that as the rea cooled the pear flavor came out more…I’m liking this better now. Ill try it iced next time!

TeaBrat

I wonder if it has the same effect as prune juice does? :-P

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92
drank Apple Pear Tulsi by Fusion Teas
71 tasting notes

I’m surprised I had not reviewed this earlier. Probably because Tulsi was very new to me and I kept drinking it. It’s really nice and flavorful. great combinations of flavors. Slightly earthy. Great on it’s own and also nice with a little sugar. I indirectly had it “iced” when it cooled down by itself. Nice. Probably great in the Summer.
I hope Tulsi does everything that it claims to do ;)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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68

I kinda wanted more from this Rooibos than it eventually offered. I wanted a nutty caramel taste that the word Toffee implies. It was lacking in nuttiness. The Rooibos takes center stage and leaves little room for the other flavors trying, but not succeeding, to pop through. It’s definitely worth a try, though.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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69
drank Oatmeal Raisin Cookie by 52teas
71 tasting notes

I’m disappointed in this grape tea. That’s pretty much to strongest flavor and aroma coming from the dried leaves and the brewed product. Grape. Not raisin. I mean, it’s a nice tea, I guess…but when you say “oatmeal raisin” you tend to expect more. I don’t taste anything that implies oats, spices, or butter.
My rating reflects my disappointment.
They should have pushed up the grape flavor and called it a grape black tea
Oh, well

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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90
drank Cranberry Black Tea by 52teas
71 tasting notes

I am drinking this as I’m eating my spicey homemad (vegan, of course) Dal Makhani I made early. I’m downloading updated maps into my GPS. I’m ready.
I was excited for this tea, because I love cranberries,I love black tea & 52Teas usually is on target
The tea itself in the bag is nice to look at with the bits of cranberries and the cranberry aroma is right there. It’s freshly tart with fruitiness, but not overwhelmingly “per-fumy”
It’s pretty nice with a real tartness, that unique cranberry tartness that is tartness mixed with a little bitterness. Sugar can tame this, but I found it not unnecessary.
I’ll drink it a few more times then save it for iced tea! I’m sure it will be great iced. I like this tea,,,the tea flavor comes through and is equally present with the true cranberry flavor.
Yum
oh, yeah…goes well with Indian food ;-)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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63

I really tried liking this tea. I really tried. It smells nice and the apple flavor is there, it’s juicy and refreshing. What’s wrong? That damn cinnamon! It’s too overpowering and pungent that borders on “artificial”. I guess I cannot blame them, they do say Cinnamon first in the title. Maybe I incorrectly assumed what I was going to be drinking? I wanted apple first,…..then a little bit of cinnamon next..maybe vanilla to round it out?
Another review said it was like “drinking Big red Gum only with apples”..that’s perfectly states what this tea is about. If you like “Red Hots” or any spicy hot cinnamon candy then this is for you
Oh, well

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
SunnyinNY

Hey stranger, if you feel like sharing some of this I would gladly take it off your hands. I love cinnamon!

rmark25

It’s what they serve at work. I’ll bring some home

rmark25

…..but it will cost you $10 a bag

SunnyinNY

Haha! Add in a slice of a certain pink cake & I might pay you for it!!!

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70

It’s nice in a pinch. A descent black tea. not offensive and definitely worth trying if you are at a restaurant and want a black tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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