183 Tasting Notes

drank Mint Medley by Bigelow
183 tasting notes

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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Overboard TTB.

This smells and tastes very floral, not fruity at all. I’m puzzled about why someone would associate it with figs. I actually associate these scents with soap. It doesn’t taste soapy or anything, but my mind doesn’t really associate the flavor with food, which is kind of throwing me off. The mouthfeel is interesting, it makes my tongue a bit tingly, like mint or celery, or black pepper. I wonder where that comes from? Overall, an interesting tea, but probably not one I’ll keep.

Flavors: Floral

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Overboard TTB.

I’ll admit I was somewhat skeptical of this one. I didn’t think a tea could replicate the flavor of a strawberry milkshake, and if it did, I didn’t think that flavor would blend well with Honeybush. I was wrong. Upon tasting this tea, my first though was “strawberry ice cream.” That is exactly what it tastes like. The Honeybush is there in the background, but it is mild and complements the flavor surprisingly well. This is definitely a keeper.

Flavors: Creamy, Strawberry, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Overboard TTB.

This tastes like strawberries and smoke. Looking at the ingredients, it does have Rooibos in it. I don’t quite understand why rooibos is so popular, and I really don’t understand what it’s supposed to add to a strawberry white tea. Why add a smokey flavor to that? It’s a mystery to me. Anyway, this is not bad, just not quite my cup of tea I don’t think.

Flavors: Smoke, Strawberry

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 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 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)

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

I have participated in the Overboard TTB, and am currently running the Herbal TTB and the Monthly TTB Club

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