475 Tasting Notes

80

Here’s Hoping TTB.

I’ve had this one before, and it’s surprising just how fruity it is. I quite enjoy it, so I’m bumping up the rating a bit.

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75

Here’s Hoping TTB.

I used the last of this sample. I quite enjoyed it. It had a smooth, mild creamy vanilla flavor. Nothing spectacular, but the sort of flavor I’d be happy to drink every day.

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75

Here’s Hoping TTB.

This tastes almost exactly like pina colada candy. I’m most familiar with this flavor from lifesavers and dum dum suckers. I’m a big fan of pina colada, so I’m enjoying this. I feel like it’s not something I would reach for often, but I would really enjoy it on occasion

Flavors: Coconut, Pineapple, Sweet

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45

I didn’t like the Rooibos here, and the pear flavor wasn’t strong enough for my tastes.

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70

Here’s Hoping TTB

This is a pleasant, berry flavored tea. It mostly tastes of blueberry to me. It’s not quite as good as Adagio’s Green Rooibos Blueberry, but it’s pretty close.

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40

Here’s Hoping TTB.

I did steep this for quite a while, but it ended up far too sweet. I really need to pick up some dried apple pieces though, since they seem to have a nice flavor for tea.

Flavors: Apple, Sweet

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55

Here’s Hoping TTB.

I grabbed this because I was craving chocolate and don’t have any crio bru on hand. It’s not very chocolatey. I do like honeybush so it’s not a total loss, just not quite what I was hoping for. It also has a bit of an alcohol flavor from the flavorings.

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55

This is pretty decent. It seems to be using decent quality rooibos and the vanilla is definitely noticeable. However, I’m not a huge fan of the woodiness of rooibos combined with the earthiness of vanilla. The final result is like wood that’s so old it’s crumbling into dust, but also sweet from the vanilla. Not for me, but some people would probably enjoy it.

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drank Peppermint Bark by Bigelow
475 tasting notes

My husband picked this up since he saw it on sale at the supermarket. It’s definitely but a little on the artificial side for my tastes and not quite chocolatey enough. It is best as a latte. I don’t know if I’ll buy this again but I’ll happily finish this box.

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80
drank Ruby Red by DAVIDsTEA
475 tasting notes

I had this almost a week ago now and am just getting around to reviewing it. The baby has been teething, and our daily routine has been interrupted quite a bit by that as well as other things, so the older boys have been bouncing off the walls. Needless to say, I haven’t had much time for tea.

I mostly remember that I liked this and it did seem to taste pleasantly of grapefruit. I’ll have to make another cup and possibly write a more nuanced note.

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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, floral or flavored oolongs, jasmine green, unflavored/fruity/floral whites)
Desert (caramel, cheesecake, chocolate, cream, honey, maple, molasses, vanilla)
Spices (allspice, anise, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, ginger)
Fruit(apple, blueberry, fig, grape, grapefruit, honeydew, lemon, lime, mango, orange, pineapple, plum, raspberry, strawberry, tangerine, watermelon)
Flowers (chamomile, chrysanthemum, hibiscus, jasmine, rose)
Nuts and seeds (coconut, hazelnut, pecan, cashew, sesame)
Grains(barley, rice)
Herbs (dandelion leaf, echinacea, green rooibos, honeybush, mint, rosemary, thyme)
Vegetables (carrot)

Flavors I Dislike: cardamon, elderflower, licorice root, stevia, tulsi; artificial cherry, and almond flavors; bitter smokey, leathery, medicinal, or overly sweet teas

Allergies and Sensitivities: lavender and stevia upset my stomach

I have participated in the Overboard TTB, the Butiki Herbal Blending Box, the Butiki Educational TTB, and the Puerh Beginners Box. 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 it’s an easy way 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 again, could drink it every day but might save it for special occasions because it’s just that good, will miss it if it’s not in my cupboard.
75-89: Really good tea, would buy. Might be a solid everyday tea, or something that has a strong appeal but doesn’t quite amaze.
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.

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