267 Tasting Notes

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This tea just tastes wrong. Maybe I just don’t like chocolate in tea. It’s just bad, and needs to go sit in the corner and think about what it did.

I can definitely see why some people may like it, but I am not one of them.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Ice Wine Tea by Design a Tea
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There are packs of preserved plums I used to beg my mother to buy for me at the Asian market when I was a child. This tea reminds me of those plums, which is kind of odd and makes my brain hurt a bit.

This tea is pleasantly sweet, but I’m not really enjoying it hot. I think it would be much better chilled, and will have to try it iced at some point. No rating for now. To be continued…

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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I only recently started learning to enjoy flavored teas, and I’ve found a number I liked. My philosophy for flavored teas: go strong, or go home. This one needs to go home.

A little bit of a letdown. I’ve been wanting to find a nice pear tea for a while, but this tea is not it. The pear flavor is there, but it’s weak and overpowered by the black tea, which is more bitter than a dessert tea should be.
And caramel? What caramel?

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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This is really good. It’s not as almondy as other almond teas – the pistachio is actually the strongest flavor here. It provides a bit more of a savory edge, and some buttery taste to the tea that is really nice. A nice nutty tea when you don’t want something sweet.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Enchanted Forest by Capital Teas
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I sat down with a mug of this, finished my mug, and immediately went out the door to go to the store and buy more of this. I only picked up 2 oz. on my last visit and I knew that would be insufficient.

This is GOOD. Sweetish, without being cloying. The almond comes through, and the coconut adds a bit of creaminess to the tea. Delicious and delightful. I think this would be awesome iced, too.

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I got a sample of this from Bibliohermione. Thanks, Erin!

This is super tasty. The earl grey comes through but is tempered with the blackberry and vanilla. Everything works together perfectly, and is a nice alternative to a regular earl grey.

The Doctor would approve.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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This is delicious, though it’s not very fruity. There are definitely pineapple bits and cherries, but I can’t really taste them. A bit of a shame since I love pineapple and was really excited for a strong pineapple-tasting tea. However, it’s still very yummy. It’s pleasantly sweet and light, and a great dessert tea.

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I should have realized I wouldn’t have liked this once I saw the whole rosebuds in this tea. The rose flavor came through extremely strong and overwhelmed everything else. This tea tastes like soap to me, way too perfumy.

Maybe the teaspoon scooped up too many rosebuds. I’m looking at the infuser and I see five buds, which is probably four too many for my taste. I’ll try this again with a better rose to tea ratio.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
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I put this in my basket with my first order with Butiki Tea. I’ve been looking forward to this, mainly because I was really intrigued that there was a supposedly cake-tasting herbal tea.

The tea itself is very pretty to look at. Brewed, the color is a pale amber. The flavor is subtle. It tastes very herby and not cake-like at all until I added a smidge of sugar. That helped bring out some of the flavoring. I’m definitely getting sweet vanilla, but it’s less reminiscent of cake and instead brings to mind the overly sweet frosting found on sheet cakes bought at the grocery store. There is an undertone that could be considered cakey, I suppose, but it’s hidden and still fairly herby.

I do like this tea, but not sure I like it enough to purchase again.

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drank Coconut Cream Pie by Butiki Teas
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I had a rough morning at physical therapy, so I brewed this up hoping it will loosen some things up in my shoulder and alleviate some of the pain. This is absolutely delicious. The coconut is nice and creamy, natural-tasting and not artificial. The tea is wonderful. Hopefully it will bring down any inflammation in my shoulder.

Preparation
5 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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