255 Tasting Notes

Herbal TTB.

I got the Herbal TTB that I started in January back today and it’s packed full of things I want to try. I thought this looked interesting so I gave it a whirl, but honestly I couldn’t drink more than a couple of sips of it. It was kind of gross. Ah, well. On to the next sample

Stephanie

tomato???? hmmmmmmm

Marzipan

They had this as a sample the one time I visited. Vile.

Skysamurai

oh… oh …no… just nope. I thought the Green Lime I had was bad that sounds… blah….

TheLastDodo

meekly I added this one. I pretend it’s soup….

rosebudmelissa

I’m glad to have the chance to try it, because I’m always curious about unusual herbal teas, but unfortunately it tasted really unpleasant. I would still be interested in trying tomato teas, but this one was not for me.

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Monthly TTB Club.

Wow this has a surprisingly low score. I actually quite liked it. It has a delicate strawberry flavor, with just a hint of oolong to it. Most of the berry teas I drink are bold, hibiscus-based blends, so this is a nice change of pace.

TheLastDodo

Maybe it was the name?

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Monthly TTB Club.

This is good! I like it as much if not more than the jasmine greens I’ve had.

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drank Eggnog by DAVIDsTEA
255 tasting notes

Sample from VarieTEA. Thank you!

I was curious about this because I like creamy teas, but at the same time I wasn’t sure that an Eggnog flavored tea would work well on a green rooibos base. This also comes presweetened, which I don’t always appreciate. As it turns out, my concerns were well-founded. This is sweeter than I prefer, not all that cream, and tastes weird and artificial with the green rooibos base. I am not a fan.

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Monthly TTB Club.

This is a pleasant enough tea. Flavor wise it seems to straddle the line between light and dark oolongs, which is interesting. It has the smooth almost nutty flavor of some dark oolongs and a light vegetal note. I find myself wishing the flavor were a little bolder, though.

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Montly TTB.

This is my first tea by Whispering Pines, and unfortunately it doesn’t live up to the hype for me. I’m not sure if it’s the vanilla or the base itself that I’m objecting to, but I didn’t love this. The base is a light, smooth black with cocoa notes, but they don’t taste quite right to me. They taste artificial, which is odd since this doesn’t contain artificial flavoring at all. Well, it was nice to try anyway. I’ve been really curious about Whispering Pines teas, but they’re very expensive. At least I won’t waste money on a tea I don’t care for.

Nichole

I’ll send you some samples of my order I just rec’d if my boyfriend doesn’t drink it all first. He loves them!

rosebudmelissa

That would be great. I’ve heard so many good reviews of their teas, but I’m hesitant to commit since the teas tend to be expensive and I don’t know whether or not they’ll be worth the cost to me.

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Butiki Educational TTB. Taiwanese Shan Lin Xi.

Another black tea that tastes like sweet potatoes. These are really good! I’ll have to find a good place to buy tea like this.

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Butiki Educational TTB. Bihar Black.

This is an Indian tea. When someone says “black tea” to me, this is the flavor I think of.

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Butiki Educational TTB. Taiwanese Golden Dragon.

This is the first tea I’ve had that tastes like sweet potatoes. This definitely does. It’s really tasty. I may keep this. I’ve pulled out a few black teas that I definitely want to try and several more that I’ll try if I have the time, but I plan to send the box along by Monday or Tuesday.

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Butiki Educational TTB. 1993 Aged Oolong.

I was curious about this one as I’ve never had an aged oolong before. It tasted somewhat like toast in a way that reminded me of barley tea, but I think I actually prefer the barley. On to the black teas!

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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 variety of teas on hand and I love trying new teas.

Flavors I like:
Tea (unflavored/desert blacks, dark oolongs, jasmine green, unflavored/fruity/floral whites)
Desert (chocolate, caramel, vanilla, honey, cream)
Spices (ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper)
Fruit(raspberry, honeydew, lemon, apple, blueberry, 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, carrot, rice)

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

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

Location

Maryland

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