324 Tasting Notes

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drank Ice Wine Tea by Design a Tea
324 tasting notes

I brewed a pitcher of this last night and stuck it in the fridge over night. Despite the below freezing temperatures (thanks, Polar Vortex!) I’ve been hankering for some iced tea. I used up the last of my stash of this and I don’t think I’ll be reordering.

This tea still doesn’t taste quite right to me. I like it better chilled, but not by much. I do like that the predominant flavor is black tea. I don’t like that I get a perfumy taste in my mouth when drinking this.

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5 min, 0 sec

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drank Bliss by American Tea Room
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ATR sent me a sample of this with my last order. I like it. It’s sweet without being cloyingly so, and the tea flavor comes through. It’s a little tart, but barely noticeable unless I’m looking for it.

I think this would make a nice iced tea, but I’m enjoying this hot right now. I’m not sure I like this enough to buy more, but it’s very pleasant for a snowed in winter’s day.

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3 min, 0 sec

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I was a bit hesitant to buy this because I loathe ginger, but the thought of creme brulee won me over. And I can definitely taste creme brulee in this tea. It’s obviously a chai, but a creamy version. And happily, I can’t really taste the ginger.

Though I am still not a huge chai fan, and probably won’t buy this again. I can see chai lovers loving this, though.

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3 min, 0 sec

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drank Vanilla Cacao by Herbal Infusions
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I was really looking forward to this. I had ordered samplers of the the regular Cacao and the Mint Cacao herbal teas at the same time and loved both of them. Unfortunately, I was less enamoured with this tea. I can’t pinpoint exactly why but the flavor just did not do it for me. Rather than blending perfectly into a sweeter and creamier Cacao tea, it just tasted like a hot mess in my mouth. Nothing fit together, it tasted odd overall, and I ended up dumping my mug down the sink.

I guess 2 out of 3 isn’t bad, but I had high hopes for this one.

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5 min, 0 sec

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drank Karigane #22 by Tea Wing
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This is the first tea I’m trying from my first Steepster Select box. Exciting! I’m not a huge green tea fan, but I was intrigued by the description: “Deep savory notes of nori and cut grass balanced by a hazelnut finish.” And I can definitely taste nori, but I can’t taste the hazelnut finish.

But I like this. It’s more robust than other green teas I’ve had. The flavor is definitely “chewy” as noted in the steepster description. Which is a weird way to describe a tea, but the flavor definitely lingers in my mouth and gives my mouth a full feeling.

I can definitely see this being easily oversteeped. I oversteeped it by about 10 seconds as I was fumbling with the microwave timer, and I’m tasting a little bitterness in the tea. It’s not unpleasant, but it can easily become so.

Preparation
1 min, 30 sec

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drank Mint Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
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This is pretty damn delicious. It’s pretty much as advertised – it’s a peppermint chocolate tea. And it tastes GOOD. I will definitely need to get more of this once my sample pack runs out.

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5 min, 0 sec

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drank Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
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MMMMM. Delicious. This is a dark hot chocolate… without the milk, and cream. It’s pretty good. I may have to try this steamed with some almond milk cause that sounds delicious in my head.

I’m so glad for whoever mentioned this company on the Steepster board. I picked up a few sample sized packs, and look forward to trying them all now!

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5 min, 0 sec

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How mad am I that they are discontinuing this tea? It seems as soon as I find a tea I like, it’s gone, but if I hate the tea it’s on the shelf forever.

This is a very banana-tasting tea, as advertised. And there is just a hint of chocolate. It’s quite a nice caffeine-free dessert tea.

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5 min, 0 sec

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drank Sakura Allure by Teavana
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This is one discombobulated tea. I’m not sure what I’m tasting. Tart, more than anything. Definitely not cherry, or pineapple, or any other candied fruit bits that were in the infuser. Blech. Maybe I’ll add some sugar and stick it in the fridge. Many of Teavana’s fruit teas seem to do better as an iced tea.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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I threw a sample of this in with my last order. I am very pleasantly surprised by this tea.

The first sip was cloyingly sweet, but after that the tea soon mellowed out and there’s only a faint sweetness cutting the earthiness of the pu’erh. If I don’t take a sip for a few minutes, it sweetens back up.

I quite like this. I’m not normally a pu’erh fan but I like this.

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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