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Herbal and Decaf TTB.

This is pretty good. It’s a light and fruity black tea. There’s only the faintest hint of bitterness as it cools – just enough to add some depth to the flavor, not at all unpleasant. This isn’t an exciting tea, but it’s not boring either. It seems like the sort of basic decaf black tea that I might reach for with some regularity.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
Boiling 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Herbal and Decaf TTB.

This is sweet-tart and fruity. I’m not really tasting almonds or plums, and it doesn’t taste anything like what I would have imagined from that name, but it’s not bad.

Flavors: Fruity, Sweet, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Herbal and Decaf TTB.

I don’t know why someone put this tea in here, it is neither herbal nor decaf, but I decided to give it a try. My first thought was that it doesn’t smell or taste of cherries to me, which seems a little odd considering the name. It does smell and taste quite strongly of rose, which is nice, but I don’t really care for the green tea here. I did probably oversteep it, but it’s quite bitter and that combined with the rose makes me think of soap. If I were a bigger fan of green tea, I might play with the steep times here, but I think I’ll just pass this on to someone who might enjoy it more.

Flavors: Bitter, Floral, Green, Rose

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Herbal and Decaf TTB.

I really didn’t like this mix of flavors. It tasted sour, fruity, and grassy to me.

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50

Herbal and Decaf TTB.

I’m not sure why someone added this to the box, since it’s not herbal or decaf, but I decided to give it a try anyway. It tastes pretty much like I would have expected a roasted green tea to taste. Vegetal, a slight hint of bitterness, and a bit of roastiness. It’s not bad, but not really my cup of tea.

Flavors: Bitter, Roasted, Vegetal

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60

Herbal and Decaf TTB.

This tastes almost exactly like Bengal Spice from Celestial Seasonings, but with the addition of rooibos, which makes it not as good. I’m a little surprised by how many of Celestial Seasoning’s teas I prefer to similar teas by other companies. I don’t like their whole lineup, but the ones I like, I really like.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Rooibos, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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45

Herbal and Decaf TTB.

This is pretty mediocre. Low quality decaf green tea, a hint of lemon, and slightly chemical honey flavoring. It tastes okay, but not something I would buy. Definitely not as good as Celestial Seasonings’ Decaf Sleepytime Lemon Jasmine Green.

Flavors: Artificial, Green, Honey, Lemon

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
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Herbal and Decaf TTB.

There was just enough of this left for a slightly overleafed cup. It has an interesting flavor – it reminds me of a hibiscus/vanilla bean blend I’ve had before, except a bit more artificial tasting. The tart earthiness is unusual, and I rather like the combination, but the artificial taste is bothering me. Not a keeper.

Flavors: Artificial, Earth, Hibiscus, Tart, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Milk Oolong by Rosali Tea
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I won some free tea from Rosali tea, and this was in the box. I’ve never had a milk Oolong before, so I decided to give it a try. Based on this one, I can see why people like it but I don’t think it’s for me. It was like a very mild, buttery green tea. I’m not much of a green tea drinker, so it’s just not something I can see myself reaching for often. Very nice to try, though.

Flavors: Butter, Green

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Herbal and Decaf TTB.

This is a mild cinnamon-vanilla-rooibos blend. Pretty good, but didn’t jump out at me as something I would drink very often.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I drink a lot of herbal tea, and the occasional cup of traditional tea here and there. I enjoy experimenting with my own blends.

Flavors I like:
Tea (unflavored/dessert blacks, dark oolongs, jasmine green, unflavored/fruity/floral whites)
Desert (chocolate, molasses, caramel, vanilla, honey, cream)
Spices (ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper)
Fruit(raspberry, honeydew, lemon, lime, apple, blueberry, plum, fig, grape, pineapple, orange, mango, grapefruit)
Flowers (jasmine, hibiscus, chamomile, rose, chrysanthemum)
Nuts (coconut, hazelnut, pecan, cashew)
Misc. (anise, honeybush, green rooibos, mint, barley, rosemary, dandelion leaf, rice)

Flavors I Dislike: cardamon, lemongrass, coffee, chicory, red rooibos, licorice root, stevia; artificial peach, cherry, and almond flavors; bitter or astringent teas, unflavored greens

Allergies and Sensitivities: lavender and stevia upset my stomach

I have participated in the Overboard TTB, the Butiki Herbal Blending Box, and the Butiki Educational TTB. I ran the Herbal TTB and the Monthly TTB Club, and am currently running the Herbal and Decaf TTB.

Ratings: I rate teas based not on their objective quality, but on how much I personally liked them. I mostly do this because that way it’s easy to tell at a glance if I’ve tried a tea before, and if I’d be interested in buying it. It sometimes takes a while to sort through and find out whether or not I’ve reviewed a tea without rating it.
90-100: Truly excellent tea, will buy, could drink it every day but might save it for special occasions because it’s that good, will miss it if it’s not in my cupboard.
75-89: Really good tea, would buy, but not quite perfect, or not anything particularly special.
66-74: Good tea, would buy, but will also look for better
50-66: Probably wouldn’t buy this tea, but would drink it if offered
33-49: I will never buy this tea, and would probably even turn it down if it was offered to me.
1-32: I hope to never drink this tea again

I currently have a young baby, so while I’m drinking lots of tea, my activity may be sporadic.

Location

Maryland

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