51 Tasting Notes

100

A friend sent me a sampler box of tea bags, and this is one of the teas included. I was originally a little put off by how smoky the tea smells, but it doesn’t taste nearly as smoky as it smells. A real treat!

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200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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100

Like the other teas I’ve tried from this company, this one is a home run – the fruit flavor is nice but not overpowering, and it smells absolutely heavenly :-)

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200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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55

This tea smells amazing, but the flavor could be stronger, definitely. Bit of a letdown to take a sip and not really get as much of the orange and chocolate flavor as I’d hoped. But, still pretty enjoyable.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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100

Another review will likely be forthcoming when I’ve gotten over my cold and fully regained all my senses, but I did enjoy the 2 cups of this tea that I had tonight. Like its counterpart, Pineapple Waikiki, the fruit flavor wasn’t synthetic, and it wasn’t overpowering. It was just enough to add interest.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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100

I’ll probably have to write another review when I’ve gotten over this cold, and fully regained all my senses, but this tea is absolutely lovely. A wonderful departure from plain black teas, and a welcome diversion from said cold. I had 2 cups this evening, and it was wonderful – the fruit flavor wasn’t synthetic (as I’d feared it may be), and it was just enough to add interest without being overpowering.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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79

Not bad for an “emergency” cup of tea, courtesy of the nice lady at the hotel front desk. I forgot to put any tea in my purse before we left the house, and the desk lady came to the rescue, handing me an assortment of tea bags. I decided to make a cup of this, thinking it might be a nice change from just a plain black tea (and a good way to relax and hopefully rid myself of this travel-stress-related headache), and it’s quite pleasant – the raspberry flavor isn’t as strong as the scent of the tea bag would suggest, but it’s rather nice.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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100

A dear friend (who might as well be my sister) sent me a little tin of this for Christmas, and I’ve been trying to ration it because it’s indispensible during cold season – and really any time I’m feeling less than stellar. The combination of ginger and kawakawa is lovely – it’s spicy and warm, and the lemongrass keeps it from being “too much”.

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200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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95

I used 2 tea bags for my cup, since I use a rather large mug, and it’s a good thing I did – after adding a splash of milk, I think it wouldn’t have been spicy enough for my liking had I only used 1 tea bag. Letting it steep for what seems a ridiculously long time was helpful as well – the first few impatient sips weren’t very spicy, but as it’s sat for a bit, the flavors have come out nicely. Great pick-me-up without the caffeine!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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65

I think perhaps I should have tried this one when I could time how long I brewed it, instead of throwing it in the travel mug and running out the door, only to revisit it some time later, upon reaching my destination. The honey flavor is REALLY prevalent, and as a person who doesn’t usually put honey in her tea, it’s kind of turning me off to it. But, I have to admit, it might taste really good with a bit of Jack Daniels in it – might give it a little bite to balance out the sweetness. So, not the best cup of tea I’ve had, but also very far from the worst – it’s got potential!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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68

Bet they (Alaska Airlines) ran the water through a coffee maker to heat it – it tasted more of coffee than of tea. But, it was available, and got me through my first flight of the afternoon. Hope there’s more on the next hop…

Preparation
8 min or more
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Sorry to hear your first experience with our Premium Ceylon wasn’t as flavorful as it could have been. Here’s hoping you get to enjoy that next cup very soon
Kathy at Bigelow Tea

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