2147 Tasting Notes

84

Honey, Chamomile, and just a hint of Tulsi make this a very unique herbal blend. It’s soothing and especially nice when you have a sore throat. I could see this being one of my go-to teas when I’m sick.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/15/tuesday-tea-tulsi-tea-organicindia

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

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85

Peppermint tea has always been one of my favorite teas, but I thought this was an interesting twist on an old stand-by. Just underneath the bright peppermint flavor is the spicy Tulsi. It’s a great combination.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/15/tuesday-tea-tulsi-tea-organicindia

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

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20

I saved this one for last because rose tea has always been my favorite, but it’s also the most fickle of flavors. If there is too much rose the tea becomes very cloying and difficult to drink. Unfortunately that’s the case with this blend, I’m really not a fan of this one.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/15/tuesday-tea-tulsi-tea-organicindia

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

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70

I could sit there and smell this tea all day, it reminds me of summer with its faint scent of basil and peaches. It’s an interesting combination of sweet and tart that is slowly growing on me the more I drink it. I’m not really a fan of the hibiscus, but to be fair, I really hate hibiscus.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/15/tuesday-tea-tulsi-tea-organicindia

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

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5

This isn’t my first experience with Organic India’s Pomegranate Green, it’s one of the samples I picked up at Whole Foods. I’m not a fan, I think it tastes nothing like pomegranate and leaves me with an odd aftertaste in my mouth.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/15/tuesday-tea-tulsi-tea-organicindia

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

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75

I’ve had Tulsi comprised of only one variety, but I prefer the blend of Rama, Vana, and Krishna Tulsi used in these bags. The brewed tea has a spicy scent, and tastes of lemon and herbs. It’s very refreshing when served hot, but I don’t care for it cold.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/15/tuesday-tea-tulsi-tea-organicindia

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

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75

I really enjoyed the blend of Tulsi and Rooibos, but the mango flavor isn’t very strong. I think it gets overpowered by the rooibos. If you’re a fan of rooibos then blend might suit you perfectly.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/15/tuesday-tea-tulsi-tea-organicindia

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

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70

It’s still summertime (although just barely) so the combination of strawberry, vanilla, and cacao really hit the spot. The vanilla gave the tea some of the creaminess I that was missing from the original cacao tea that I sampled and mixing it with equal parts of whole milk only made it that much better. The sweetness from the strawberry was just enough that I didn’t find myself missing the sugar I opted to leave out, although I did try several cups of it sweetened. I will say that unlike the photo on the website, there were no chunks of strawberry in my sample and the strawberry flavor was rather light, but I felt like it was just enough so that it was present, but didn’t overshadow the cacao. Overall, it’s an interesting blend and it makes an especially tasty latte, but isn’t something I’d drink every day.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/8/tuesday-tea-strawberry-cream-cacao-tea-herbal-infusions

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

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91

This particular Mao Feng is among one of the highest in quality I have had the pleasure to sample— it’s not something I say lightly, I am incredibly particular when it comes to this specific type of tea since it’s such a favorite. The flavor is mild, with a slightly nutty undertone that tastes almost of roasted chestnuts and a natural, honey-like sweetness. For something so lightly flavored there is a surprising amount of depth. If Mao Feng weren’t already a staple in my cupboard this would be the tea that convinced me I should always keep some on hand.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/9/1/tuesday-tea-ming-qian-huang-shan-mao-feng-teasenz

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 17 OZ / 502 ML

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86

After dusting off my gaiwan I spent a good part of the morning enjoying this tea and ignoring the mile long to-do list I have sitting on my counter. I gave the leaves a quick 15 second rinse, discarded the water, and began with a 30 second steeping. The flavor was light, with hints of leather and molasses. Each time I steeped this tea the flavor deepened and the notes changed. What started out as leather and molasses moved into dark chocolate and slowly became sweeter. The later steepings reminded me of the Mexican vanilla beans I bought last year, they tasted of wood and vanilla.

You can read the rest of the review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2015/8/25/tuesday-tea-phatty-cake-ii

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 4 OZ / 118 ML
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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Single Origin Teas, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Allergies
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

Teawares:
FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea

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Oregon, WI

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