136 Tasting Notes

I just got my order of celestial seasonings teas in the mail. They’ve put out several new teas in recent months, and I also ordered a few I’ve never tried before. I’m pretty pleased with this one. It doesn’t seem as tart as some of the hibiscus teas I’ve had, and I really liked the mango flavor. It’s a nice change of pace for a hibiscus tea. I don’t know what acai tastes like, so I don’t know if that flavor shows up, but I quite liked this one.

Flavors: Hibiscus, Mango

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

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drank Peachy Green by Tazo
136 tasting notes

Overboard TTB.

This one just tasted like green tea to me. The concept is interesting, I don’t think I’ve seen a peach-cucumber tea before, but I don’t really taste the flavors here.

Flavors: Tea

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

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Overboard TTB.

This is quite a good hibiscus tea. It tastes fruity and not as tart as most of them are. It’s naturally a bit on the sweeter end. The most prominent taste is definitely hibiscus, but it is tempered by some jammy berry notes, and an underlying herbaceous taste. I notice that this blend doesn’t contain rosehips, which is unusual for a hibiscus tea. The flavor is a bit different because of that. I can’t taste the licorice at all, which is great news since I really don’t like it, especially in fruit teas. I think the only reason I might hesitate to buy this, is because I mostly try to avoid caffeine and I like plenty of hibiscus blends that don’t contain green tea. It’s a nice variation on the theme, though.

Flavors: Herbs, Hibiscus

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

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drank Mint Medley by Bigelow
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I had a cup of this the other day at my sister-in-law’s house. It’s been several years since the last time I’ve had this tea. It’s just as good as I remember it being. The peppermint and spearmint flavors blend well, and are a nice change of pace from straight peppermint.

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

I really like Bigelow’s herbal selection. They have some pretty tasty blends!

rosebudmelissa

I like a lot of their teas, too. I would probably drink more of them if you didn’t have to buy them by the case on their website.

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Overboard TTB.

This is a pleasant tea. I haven’t had too many with rose petals before. They do seem to pair well with black tea. It was pleasantly floral and a bit sweet and the base tea was a good complement.

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Note to self: Cranberry does not mix well with rooibos. This is as unappealing as almost all of Stash’s fruit flavored herbals, even though it doesn’t have licorice. That is almost impressive to me.

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Overboard TTB.

This is a light oolong, so it basically tastes like green tea, which I’ve mentioned is not really my thing. I also think I’ve had a light oolong that I liked better. I didn’t really taste any pomegranate, but it smelled rather floral. Nothing especially remarkable here for me.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
The Cookie Lady

I am SOOOO excited to see that you are trying everything from the box!! At least, I think that’s your mission, since you now only have about 4 teas left to try! Yay! :)

rosebudmelissa

I wanted to try as many as possible. I’m actually going to end up missing a couple, as I try not to have too much caffeine in one day, but I did try almost everything so I’m pleased. I got the box prepped to mail out today, though I don’t think I’m actually going to get to the post office till Monday.

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Overboard TTB.

This is a really tasty blend. It’s quite smooth and fruity and naturally a bit sweet. It tastes like plums, and vanilla, and something else I can’t quite identify, maybe stewed prunes. It’s yummy and seems to suit the time of year.

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

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Overboard TTB.

I’m pretty sure I’ve never had a Darjeeling before, so yay for new experiences. This doesn’t really impress me, though. It’s not bitter at all, but it tastes rather rather like a vegetal. I’m not really a green tea person, when I drink it I almost always add lemon and maybe some sugar. This is not really my thing.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Overboard TTB.

This was really good. I don’t know what Guava is supposed to taste like, so I can’t really make any judgement there, but this tastes very fruity and natural. The flavor definitely reminds me of tropical fruits and is somewhat similar to mango. It almost reminds me of grapefruit without the citrus sourness. It tastes like it would be delicious iced, as well. I kind of want to brew some of this with some of the Honeydew White I grabbed and see how they work together.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 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 really enjoy experimenting with my own blends. I like to keep a wide variety of teas on hand and I love trying new teas.

Flavors I like: mint, chamomile, fruit, nuts, flowers, anise, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, honey, chai/spice, honeybush, green rooibos, flavored blacks, dark oolongs, puerh

Flavors I Dislike: cardamon, lemongrass, coffee, chicory, bitter or astringent teas, red rooibos, licorice, many (but not all) artificial flavors

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