325 Tasting Notes

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drank Amaretto Rooibos by Capital Teas
325 tasting notes

This isn’t my favorite rooibos. The almond flavor tastes very subtle. It’s not unpleasant, but I wish the flavor is stronger. Maybe some cream would help? I did add in sugar but maybe more?

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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Steeped for 3 minutes.
The dried tea smelled delicious. Very fruity. The tea itself was a bit lacking in flavor but a bit of sugar helped bring that out. It’s nice but not one of my first choices for tea. I think this would make amazing iced tea.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Monkey-Picked Oolong by Teavana
325 tasting notes

I got a sample of this from chrimabroTHANKS, CHRISTINA!

I found this surprisingly weak in flavor. I steeped it for 3 minutes and the water was barely colored, and I could not taste much of anything, so I steeped it again for another 2-3 minutes. Better with the additional steeping time but still way too light for my personal taste.

Also, I laugh at Teavana’s claim that this is the “highest grade of oolong in the world.” Sorry, babe, but I’ve had better.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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drank Dried Lavender by Flower Tea
325 tasting notes

I mixed this with some tulsi tonight for a before bed tea and it is delicious, soothing, and I can feel myself starting to get drowsy after just a few sips. Perfect.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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This is pretty tasty.

Brewed 1 heaping tsp in 15 oz of water for 2 1/2 minutes.

The coconut is more of an aftertaste. But the jasmine is lighter than other jasmine teas I’ve had, and it works really well. I imagine the rooibos helps tones is down and helps all the flavors blend together.

It’s very nice.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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This was disappointing. The description stated “super-chocolaty blend.” It tastes more like watery chocolate. However, I suspect that this would be better if the chocolate chips in the blend had actually melted completely and become a strong flavor. Maybe next time, I will let is steep for a short eternity. The combination of the flavors is actually really good, and I can see it in a hot chocolate mix working very well. The cinnamon and chocolate mix together nicely. I just wish it was stronger.

Preparation
5 min, 15 sec

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A very pleasant light green tea. Tasty and very vegetable like. I admit to not giving this tea the full attention it deserved since I was distracted by internet things. I will have to drink this again and write a more detailed note later.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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This is easily one of the best Earl Grey/EG blends I’ve tried. SO DELICIOUS. Surprisingly light for a black tea. The bergamot wasn’t overpowering, and the floral taste is so light that it acts as more of a garnish than an actual flavor. Lovely.

(Also, please please I hope Capital Teas keeps this one in stock for a while, even after royal wedding fever has died down. It’s delicious.)

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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I fell in love with the smell of this and had to have some. Steeped, the tea is pretty delicious. The blueberry taste is not as strong as the other blueberry rooibos I’ve tried (Teavana) but I really like this too. And with a spoonful of sugar, delicious, though it was also drinkable without.

Preparation
8 min or more

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drank Detox Tea by Capital Teas
325 tasting notes

This was the free sample today when I wandered into their Dupont Circle location this morning. It was nice but wasn’t something I’d normally drink. It was very herby, and tasted almost medicinal. I think it would have been better iced.

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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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