132 Tasting Notes

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drank Lady Grey by Twinings
132 tasting notes

I didn’t have time to make My Morning Mate this morning (again!) so I went with what I had at my desk, which was this. Which I enjoy, but usually in the afternoons…it doesn’t really do the trick for me to have this as my morning cup, but it was all I had at my desk today.

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My order of this just came in this past weekend and last night I finally got around to opening up the box and steeping some of this tea! This time when I made it, it didn’t come out as strong and flavorful as it did the last time with my sample so I am thinking I either need to add more tea or try a higher temp. (I did this steep around 180 I believe). Or it could have just been user error all around, but still it was yummy, just not that yummy strong honey/vanilla taste that I remember last time; I will try again soon!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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100

I had this last night and it’s just so wonderful and calming! On a saddening note though I only have enough left for one more cup…if that! :-( oh well, I have a tin of Rishi jasmine pearls and several samples of jasmine pearls that I have tried, but none of them compare to the lovely Teavana ones! That’s ok though because I tried a sample of Adagio’s jasmine #12 pearls and if I remember correctly trey were just as good as or if not better than Teavana’s jasmine pearls… So I see this as an excuse to buy a pouch from Adagio :-D I’ll just need to order them fast since I can’t go too long without my jasmine pearls!

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67
drank My Morning Mate by Teavana
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This does not taste like coffee, nor feel like coffee…just FYI for people out there that may think it is supposed to mimic the taste/feel of coffee. Now with that being said, this tastes sweet, chocolately, and like a spiced orange peel… those are the biggest flavors I am getting from this tea. I think this tea is a lot better with some milk added to it, to smooth out the edges a bit.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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92

I had this again today while I was showing a friend of mine Teavana. So without being rude I took the sample that the sales lady gave us and by knowing that I really didn’t like this the last time I figured it would be the same this time as well. WRONG! It still tastes like red hots or something similar to that, but I could taste other notes and the tea as well. Perhaps my palette is maturing or either I am going crazy? Either way, I liked it so much that I purchased this blend to take home with me. So I will bump my rating up quite a bit since I enjoyed this so much this time around!

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90

I made a big 16oz cup of this last weekend with ice and milk. It was soooo good and tasted just like sweet coconut milk! Yummmmmmm :-D

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89
drank Spring Serenade by Adagio Teas
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This was a really good blend! I can taste the green tea with a fruity, sweet note to it! Very nice! Before I knew it my cup was gone and then I was saddened by this :-(

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drank Lavender Dreams by Teavana
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I can taste lavender and I can taste white tea and that is pretty much end of story. I’m not a lavender fan so I didn’t finish my cup, but I can see that if you adore lavender then you could really enjoy this one.

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97

Yummm this is a great tea to cozy up with at bedtime! :-)

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I am going to add this tea to my shopping list for tomorrow.

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87
drank King of Fruits by Lupicia
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I got a sample of this in the mail today with my Lupicia magazine! Oooh durian… I have never tried durian fruit before, frankly because I was scared to death of the horrible stories I have heard of it having a very pungent, nasty smell so I have never bothered trying it! Getting this tea in had me scared, I thought I would open the pack of tea to smell dirty feet or something LOL, but it was actually pleasent and sweet smelling…smelled like a fruit of some sort…I guess a durian since it is a durian tea! Haha. The green tea was present as well and was enjoyable; I did have this iced and my toddler liked it as well. However, I wouldn’t buy this for me because I have other fruity green teas that I simply like better, but this one is pretty darn good!

Lori

I can state that I have tried durian-and trust that I am open-minded- and it was the most vile taste ever ….

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I am in need of help and suggestions. I have switched from coffee to tea and in the process of selecting tea to try. This looks like the place I need to be to learn more about tea. Have A Joyful Day!

-Jessica-

Oooh I am an avid coffee drinker…well espresso actually! I still can’t seem to kick my morning espresso habit. BUT, I think it is more because I am in such of a routine of going to the drive thru at Starbucks on my way in to work (old habits die hard)! LOL, if I decided to stop and acutally make me a thermos of tea in the morning I am almost positive I could make the transition from morning espresso to tea. IMO if you are looking for something similar to coffee try Hojicha de la Creme from Art of Tea or Milk Caramel from Lupica I love both and they remind me of having a caramel macchiato from Starbucks :-) Another thing you could try would be pu-erh, although it is a very acquired taste and you may love it or hate it! But I think it has a lot of depth as coffee, but it does not taste like coffee at all…it’s just very bold and smooth with interesting tastes. But if you are looking for just any old tea that is just plain good there are many out their to chose from and it will just depend on your personal prefs. as to what you like better. Feel free to take a look at my tasting log or anyone else’s. You can PM me if you have other questions, I’d be happy to help :-)

-Jessica-

@Lori – That is what I have heard!!!! The tea doesn’t taste bad or smell bad…it’s fairly sweet and pleasent! Maybe they’re heavily sugared pieces of durian?! LOL

Cloudwalker Teas

I saw this note and couldn’t help but post a comment… I have to agree with Lori: I also tend to think I have a fairly open mind but durian? Yuck! It ranks up there with stinky tofu!! I’m glad the tea didn’t smell/taste like the fruit!

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I am a tea enthusiast who is always looking to try a new tea, but my all time favorite is jasmine pearls…or anything with jasmine in it really. I also am a sushi fanatic and simply can’t live without it. Outside of my fanatasy world of all things tea and sushi I am an executive assistant, mother of 2 and personal taxi/maid and chef service for my little family.

But back to the tea!

I love Jasmine Pearls, just about any White Tea and then we have Pu-erh coming in last as my top three.

However, I still enjoy a good Earl Grey tea, the more bergamot the better! I have a fond place in my heart for Matcha, especially iced Matcha Lattes. Flavored green teas are always fun, but I tend to stay away from the overly grassy tasting ones… they always remind me of a wheatgrass shot!

It takes a special black tea to really win me over, for me I find that they all taste too much alike or tend to be too bitter at times; I think I am more so bored with them.

Oolongs are fairly new to me and I am finding that these are really good and they will probably end up making it as one of my top contenders!

Pu-erh I have yet to try; I am very curious, but a bit scared to try it… something about being aged in a cave just frightens me a bit, but I would like to try one in the very near future :-) Update – I have tried a few pu-erhs and I can’t get enough of them! While they are definitely an acquired taste they are lovely! This has now taken over rooibos in my top 3 teas of choice!

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