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262 Tasting Notes

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drank Chesapeake Sunrise by Capital Teas
262 tasting notes

Last time I had this tea, I was not that impressed. But I had it at a friend’s house, who I’m now sure used too-hot water to make it. I always wait a bit before pouring the water from my kettle onto the tea leaves, and that made such a taste difference! Every single flavor came through – the citrus, the almond, the jackfruit. It was spectacularly delicious.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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I bought 4 oz. of this tea during their September trade-in sale. I wish I’d bought more. It’s soooo good. It’s light and the peach flavor is very strong, but the tea isn’t sweet – I know it sounds odd, but I like it a lot. It’s peach, but not a sweet peach.

Very pleasant sipping.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Cinnamon Roll Honeybush by 52teas
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This is interesting. There is cinnamon, and also an artificial sweetness that I’m sure is meant to mimic the icing on top of a cinnamon roll but is not a flavor I am enjoying in my tea. It is drinkable, and I have definitely had worse teas, but it’s not one I’ll be reordering.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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drank Anastasia Tea by American Tea Room
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Trying this again and I like it much better than last time. I think I steeped it slightly less with maybe a lower temperature water? At least, I walked back to my desk before putting in the infuser whereas I normally have the infuser in the mug when I add hot water.

This is really really nice. It’s like a flowery Earl Grey, and with a touch of natural sweetness. I take back my earlier comment about adding milk and sugar – none needed!

Preparation
2 min, 45 sec

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drank Butterbeer by 52teas
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This was interesting… I’m not sure what I was imagining when I read the Harry Potter books and they’re drinking butterbeer, but this was not it. This was pretty much root beer in tea form. Since I’m not a big root beer fan, this tea didn’t do much for me. It was an experience; I’m glad I tried it. But I’ll probably be passing this tea along.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Hipsters in Wonderland by T-We Tea
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I liked tea before tea was cool. (Sorry. I just couldn’t resist.)

This tea is one of the strangest teas I’ve ever drunk. Yes, there is green tea in it but there is far more carrot so it was less green tea with carrot, and more carrot tea. The jasmine did add a nice touch, but I wish it tasted like… well, tea.

Guess I’m not a hipster.

Preparation
8 min or more

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87

This was super yummy. It tasted like cinnamon tea with almond flavoring. The cinnamon definitely came through stronger than the almond. So good. I think I may have to try this with some almond milk.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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This is a nice savory tea that is smoothed out with the almond and cinnamon. So lovely. I kind of wish I had a fireplace so I could drink it in front of a warm fire.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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56
drank Razzleberry Genmaicha by 52teas
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This is an odd tea. It tastes obviously like genmaicha, but with berries. My taste buds are very conflicted and confused. IMO, the berry flavor and the genmaicha don’t quite work together. Also, the berries taste a bit artificial to me.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Smaug Tea by 52teas
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I honestly don’t remember why I picked this up other than it was Smaug, and I must own all the dragon things. However, this tea is awesome. It’s dark, subtly sweet, and has a nice burn in the back of my throat as I sip it. It’s cooled down a bit since I started drinking it, and oddly enough for a tea inspired by a fire-breathing creature, I think I prefer it at room temperature. The cinnamon and cayenne are stronger and mingle together nicely. Also, I can just taste the Lapsang Souchong now – before, it was a hidden and I couldn’t detect any.

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, and then blacks. For the most part I do not like flavored or blended teas, and I never add sugar or cream to tea from the actual tea plant.

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

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