255 Tasting Notes

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I steep it for about 3 minutes and it was fine. I’ve steeped it over 5 before and it turned out to be really bitter. But I think you need at least 2 minutes to get the pomegranate to release its flavor. This is a tea I often see at World Market. They seem to have a unique selection of tea there.
Preparation
3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp

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70

What a pleasant flavor. I was expecting something mediocre but the taste is actually quite good. About 3 minutes of steep time.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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59

This tea is not kiddin around. It really will put you to sleep. I mean, it won’t knock you out but if you find yourself over thinking a lot of things it helps calm your mind. Oh and don’t worry the flavor is good too.

Preparation
5 min, 15 sec

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57

Honestly, I don’t fancy the flavor. It doesn’t come off as earthy like most green teas do. It reminds me more of green beans. However it isn’t so bad that it’s going to sit in my cabinet. I’m going to try different steep times and see if that does anything.
Many people, including myself, think of it at first as a green tea. As I looked into the background on good old Wikipedia I found out that it is actually in two classifications and some people only classify it as a post fermented tea. The whole history and information on the tea is quite interesting if you have time to go and read it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pu-erh_tea

Preparation
1 tsp

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I’ve heard of veggie drinks but never veggie tea. One of the main ingredients is hathawariya, which translates to Wild Asparagus. Next is Lemongrass and then wild cherry. The smell is really relaxing. The taste is better then I thought it would be. This would be a good night time tea to calm ones senses.

Preparation
7 min, 15 sec

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56

Okay taste. Light smell, nothing special though. And yea I do actually feel less stressed out.

Ready for yet another tea oddity? This one is a bit more down to earth then other teas but it still has a few ingredients that I think will make your eyebrows raise. Centella Asiatica (Gotukola) is its name. Having an interesting background is its game. There is quite a bit that I could on and talk about with this herb, both its good and bad things but I figure if you guys are really interested you can do that on your own. It’s a short article so don’t worry. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/gotu-kola-000253.htm

Preparation
6 min, 45 sec

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drank Earl Grey by Ahmad Tea
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And yet another TJMaxx find. Lately I’ve only been looking but not buying anything from the aisle of tea just because I knew if I kept doing that I would end up with more tea then I could ever drink… And it doesn’t help when you pick up a box of tea and don’t realize till later that it contains 50 tea bags…

Anyway, not only does it have a pleasing scent but the taste is wonderful. It’s light enough that people who don’t like strong teas can drink it. However, it has a strong enough flavor that heavy tea drinkers that like lots of flavor will be pleased. I know that sounds weird but that is the best description I could think of.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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drank Ginseng Vitality by Teavana
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The Rooibos is almost drowned by all the other ingredients in the tea. The spices leave a slight tingly sensation and great after taste. Have you ever opened up a package of loose leaf tea and thought, “Wow, what a weird concoction!” So I went to go look up the ingredients and here is what I found: Red Rooibos, apple bits, cinnamon, ginseng root, bean peels, ginger bits, mistletoe, St. John’s Wort, lemongrass, field eryngo, cardamom, clove, black pepper and lemon peel. Not to mention it has a very unique smell. Not bad, mind you, just very unique.

Preparation
3 min, 45 sec

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drank Egyptian Licorice by Yogi Tea
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For a little while now there has been a box of tea sitting in our cupboard that I have been somewhat timid of trying. As it stared me down when I opened the cabinet doors this morning I decided it was time I tried it out. It is spicy and sweet! Such a weird sensation. I don’t mind the flavor but it isn’t something I could drink everyday. It has the same color as apple juice which really throws me off.

Update: Even though I don’t live with my parents anymore now I still find a box of this in their cupboard when I go home.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec

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drank Awake by Tazo Tea
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Yesterday, while waiting for the hotel bus to come pick us up I was sitting by the fireplace in the lobby. A nice lady came by and asked me if I would like a cup of coffee. course I don’t drink coffee so I asked her if I could switch that with a cup of tea. She walked into the hotel restaurant and brought me out a cup of black tea. As I sat there sipping it I thought that it could use a bit of honey or lemon to it. I’m not a major fan of black breakfast teas but this one was alright.

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Tea. Like coffee and many other things, is basically just flavored water. But don’t you tell any tea or coffee drinkers that.

I’m willing to try out any type of tea, except of course the ones they suggest nursing mothers to not drink. (Like ginseng tea… and I love ginseng sadface)

The cute little baby in the picture is my daughter, Athena. She loves to stick out her tongue.

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