319 Tasting Notes

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drank Marzipan Sunset by Design a Tea
319 tasting notes

I haven’t had much marzipan, or I hadn’t had it often enough that the taste of it stayed with me. I just feel like it is something delicious and yummy, but I honestly didn’t know what I was expecting when I ordered this tea.

I did like it. The taste is subtle, and sweet but not overly so, and it a nice cuppa to sip while watching Supernatural on Netflix. I have let my mug sit her for a bit and it’s cooled down, and it still tastes nice cold.

I wish there was another flavor in here, though. Something fruity, maybe. I may have to play around with some flavors in my next order.

Preparation
6 min, 30 sec

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drank Choco*Late by American Tea Room
319 tasting notes

My only other experience previously with a chocolate tea was Cocoa Canula from David’s Tea which, no matter how long I steeped or how much sugar I added, still tasted like very very watered down chocolate.

Choco*Late’s dark chocolate flavor came right through and reminded me very much of a less creamy Mexican Hot Chocolate. I imagine this would actually be great in a latte form. It’s still not quite the same as hot chocolate but close enough that I’m enjoying this. It’s subtly bitter-sweet, and pleasant in its own way. I kind of wish for some almond flavoring too, though.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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drank Green Mango Peach by Tea Forte
319 tasting notes

My office manager gave me a few bags of this, and I’m finally trying it. The flavor in this is a bit weird. The mango and peach are faint, with the strongest flavor actually being peppermint.

I don’t hate it but I wouldn’t have bought this for myself, and won’t in the future.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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87

Yummy. I got inspired by baked pear tarts. Mmmmm.

This isn’t quite as good as the tarts, but passable. The pear flavor is perfect. The almond is subtle but blends nicely with the pear. A bit of sugar really brings out the flavors.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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87
drank Angry Pumpkin Tea by Design a Tea
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I admit, I’m jealous of the coffee drinkers who go to Starbucks for Pumpkin Spiced Lattes as soon as they are available. I wanted a pumpkin tea equivalent, but hadn’t had any luck… until now.

I think I have found my fall pumpkin tea. I’d gone through several and this is the tastiest yet. Unlike some of the others, it actually tastes like pumpkin! And it tastes like spiced pumpkin.

It is delicious and the flavor comes through nicely without being overwhelming or artificial tasting.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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I had this at a friend’s house. It was very pleasant, and the cardamon added a nice something extra on top of the regular ceylon black tea flavor without being overpowering.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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I saw this and had to try it. It just sounded too yummy, not to mention unique. It is absolutely delicious. The flavor is very light, and the raspberry is very subtle and not overpowering at all. The tea is slightly sweet and no additional sweetener is needed. I really like this tea.

Preparation
1 min, 30 sec

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I went to ching ching Cha tonight with a coworker and her husband. We bopped around Georgetown for a bit. I was in Georgetown TWICE in one week. Unheard of! After dropping a lot of money at the Spice & Tea Exchange, my worker and I went to ching ching CHA, where she dropped money on tea, and then we met her hubby at Baked & Wired where coworker tried to get me hooked on coffee (failed) and I ordered an amazing cupcake that tasted like pancakes. NOM.

And then we all headed back to ching ching CHA for dinner. I ordered White Peony to go with my food and it was delightful. I really like white peony – it’s a solid white tea that infuses multiple times extremely well, mellows me out, and is relatively inexpensive as far as white tea goes.

Ching ching CHA’s white peony was pretty decent, and had a deep, rich flavor. Went great with my marbled egg. I lost track of how many infusions I got out of it but it was many.

Preparation
0 min, 30 sec

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drank Macaroon by American Tea Room
319 tasting notes

Hmm. I was expecting to like this more than I did because I love coconut. The coconut is definitely there, but there is another taste I don’t really like – the cacao husks, maybe? Slightly roasted, almost bitter, dark tasting. Added some sugar, which helped a bit, but it is still not my favorite.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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drank Caramel by American Tea Room
319 tasting notes

For a caramel tea, this wasn’t very … caramelly.

This wasn’t a bad tea, but it was not what I expected at all. This tastes like black tea that has been slightly sweetened. It wasn’t unpleasant, and I enjoyed my cup, but I was disappointed that it did not taste like caramel.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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I’m a tea-aholic. I’ve always loved tea. It is soothing and warm and comforting. I always had it when we went out to eat as a child so my first association is with rich and delicious food.

As an adult, I’m learning to enjoy tea on its own merits, and bask in its subtleties and varieties. The ritual of making a cup of tea is instantly relaxing.

I prefer oolong and white teas, followed by greens. For the most part, I don’t like straight black tea, but appreciate it as part of a blend or flavored. I’ve learned to love the world of flavored teas out there.

I’m slowly learning to appreciate rooibos blends, which I started drinking for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Love: Oolong, almond, coconut, peach
Hate: Ginger

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