226 Tasting Notes

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Delicious coconut…one of my favourite flavours in a tea.

The dry leaf smell reminds me of coconut rum with a bit woody scent from the rooibos. Generous shreds of coconut are mixed in with the rooibos.

I had a couple of sips of this without and creamer or sugar, and it was quite tasty and sweet on its own. I decided to add almond milk to bump up the creaminess and now I’m in creamy coconut, nutty almond heaven. Yeah, this is good. No added sugar. Not required here.

Thanks goes out to Dexter3657 for this yummy surprise sample!

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drank White Tropics by Adagio Teas
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I requested this tea specifically, because I couldn’t believe that it was so disliked, and needed to see for myself. Now I see why. The description of this tea doesn’t match the flavour. I don’t hate the tea, but it certainly is not reminiscent of a tropical journey to sunny beaches. It actually has no flavour except for the white tea base. I’m ok with white tea, and that’s all this tea is…an unflavoured, ‘flavoured’ white tea.

Thank you Short Sorceress for a sample of this tea!

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drank Coconut Cream Chai by Tealish
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When I saw this tea I was really excited…coconut AND chai!!! I thought this was gonna be fantastic. Reality? I am really glad I didn’t send out any of this in swaps because I’d never be able to log on here again.

To me the dry leaf smell reminds me of horses. I don’t know why or where or how, but I think horses when I smell this tea. I love horses, and I really miss riding. But I don’t want to drink a tea that reminds of horses. I had The Man smell it and he said he smells sweet spice.

Despite the dry leaf smell I proceed with brewing and drinking. I added almond milk and sugar, and it was ok. I’ll finish it. At some point. Maybe. If don’t have anything better to drink (unlikely).

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Thank you Dexter3657 for sending me a sample of this tea!

When I saw that I got a sample of this, I thought, ‘ohhh, this is gonna be goooood.’ I love gingersnap cookies (probably that spice thing that I so enjoy). But then I opened the pouch and found it quite strongly fragrant. Hmmm. Well, maybe brewed it will taste different.

I took a couple of sips after the recommended brew time, and thought, ‘Ok. Not bad. Maybe add a little sweetener.’ I think I added too much sweetener, ’cos then it turned sickly sweet.

I’m not going to rate this one right now, because it may have been my heavy handed approach with the sweetener. Next time I’ll added a little at a time, or leave it out completely.

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drank Honeybush Mango by Adagio Teas
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I got this in a swap with Short Sorceress – thank you for the sample!

I tried this as a hot brew, and I found that the mango flavour was quite light, and didn’t come through very much. I got more of the ‘woody’ taste from the honeybush – which isn’t a problem for me – I like both rooibos and honeybush.

I think I’ll reserve rating this one for now, until I try a cold brew

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drank Amandine Rose by Teavana
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Thank you JustJames for providing me with a sample of this tea.

This is not a tea I would normally choose myself just because it has rose in it, and I thought it would be too floral. I actually only got a hint of the rose in the background, more as an aroma than a taste. I mostly tasted sweet almond. I’ll admit though, I cheated a little and had added almond milk to this. It was ok. If they took the rose out, I’d probably enjoy it a little more.

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drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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I got this in a swap with Aimee – thank you!!

Unknown to Aimee, I have tried this tea before and found it not to my liking. I found it a little bland. I don’t taste the spices in this one. I get mostly coconut flavouring. The smell is a little off as well.

I don’t dislike it so much that I can’t finish the cup. I drank the last of my sample.

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drank Azteca Fire Herbal by Teavana
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My thanks to JustJames for a sample of this one. I had been wanting to try this one for a while, but the fruit in this one held me back, because I thought it would give the tea a tartness that I would not like.

The dry leaf smell is chocolaty and fruity. The tea brews to a light golden colour and smells like hot chocolate. It also tastes like hot chocolate. I didn’t get any of fruitiness of the tea until I started to get to the bottom of the cup. The fruit presented itself in light tart manner. I sadly didn’t get the chilies in this.

Glad I got try it.

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I got this amazing sample from the generous Dexter3657 – thank you!!

So, I’m not sure I get carrot cake, but I certainly get a spicy sweet dessert tea that tastes as wonderful as it smells. I was tempted to add a little sweetener to this to see if I could pull out more carrot cake flavour, but decided not to, as it already has a sweet taste to it. Besides, I really love the spiciness of this one, and don’t want to take away from it by adding sugar.

I will definitely be putting this tea on a ‘must purchase’ list.

Dexter

I am so glad that you liked this.

scribbles

So good!! Thank you so much.

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The dry leaf smell of this tea is strong scented with amaretto, but I didn’t taste any amaretto in the hot brew.

As a hot brew it’s a little too tart for my preference. I fortunately have only a little bit left, and will cold brew the rest in hopes of toning down the sour aspect of this.

Aimee Popovacki

hehe this was one of my faves of the one you sent me.. definitely grabbing some when I come to Ontario in ten days :) .. its delicious iced… I liked it better iced than hot.

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My tea journey started in 2012, when a friend gifted me some loose leaf. I guess she thought I was drinking too much coffee. Blown away by the amazing flavours I immediately embraced the loose leaf tea. I still drink coffee, but my main choice of beverage is now tea.

My tea preferences are blacks, pu’erhs, oolongs and greens.

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