280 Tasting Notes

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Tea # 8 from the tea box. Was not expecting rose petals! It’s a good tea but I’m not tasting any apples or… crisp. The roses over power them too much. I’m giving it a lower score because of this. Maybe if they renamed it rose apple crisp and upped the amount of apples I would reconsider a higher score.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 45 sec 1 tsp

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Had another itch attack last night. It’s been the only part of this pregnancy that i can’t stand. Oh the fat, swollen feet are pretty annoying but I still consider this a great pregnancy when I hear what others have gone through.

So where am I going with this? Pulling this tea out of the box made my morning. It kinda reminds me of strawberry slender pu er by teavana but this one has a stronger base to it. In other words i can taste the sencha more in this one then i can taste the pu er in the other.
I’m going to try this again at some point iced like another poster said and see how it is.

Preparation
1 tsp

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drank Cola Chai by Kally Tea
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Tea #6 from the tea box. I’m not much of a fan of pop, cola, soda… whatever you want to call it. Not sure of how i feel about this one. It slightly reminds me of Long Island Cola by Island Rose. I can taste the cola and the chai just not sure of how I feel about them mixed together.

Preparation
1 tsp

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Tea #5 from the tea box. Was quite excited to see how this compared to the apple pie tea from the tea shop near us. It is on par if not just slightly better then the one from Indigo. Both are very good though. Added a bit of honey, probably didn’t need to but it adds a flavor to the tea that I think makes it even better.

Preparation
145 °F / 62 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp

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4th tea in the tea box. Brewed 2 cups to be enjoyed by friends and family. Nothing added. Considering adding but i dont want to ruin the flavor. Its the after taste that is the best. Surprisingly the rooibos doesn’t over power the rest of the flavors which it usually does. Also, think this is better slightly cooled.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp

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Tea #3 from the tea box. Made a cup for my hubby this morning. Knowing how much he loved Frangelico I thought this would be a good fit. He likes the smell but he says nut tea just don’t quite get the taste profile he is looking for. I’ve poured a little cup for myself as well. I’m amazed at how much hazelnut flavor there is. It really is quite good. Tried it both warm and cold. Works both ways.

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 6 min, 15 sec 1 tsp

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Tea # 2 from The tea box. This is my first tea bow and while I am super excited to try as many as I can before I send it on I also feel a bit overwhelmed by the sheer amount of tea staring me in the face.

I’m going to set a few pearls aside for later to try again. I love jasmine tea of all sorts but I’m pretty sure this is the first black/ black pearl that I’ve tried. The jasmine essence is very mellow. Usually I add a little honey to jasmine teas but I just couldn’t get myself to add it to this rare one. Nevertheless it’s still a delightful drink.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp

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This tea doesn’t quite go with a chicken stir fry but on its own it’s quite good. It does, however, go quite well with a cinnamon sugar bagel. I’m quite amazed at how much the flavors are battling for dominance. The rooibos tries it’s hardest but the rose always comes out on top. The smell too is overtaken with rose. I’ve tried it hot and cold and while i think its slightly better warm, it doesn’t make the rose flavor any less immense. This is tea 1 from the traveling tea box.

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp

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drank Thai Iced Tea by Wang Derm
280 tasting notes

I had a thai bubble tea with milk for the first time the other day and I loved it. So when I saw this I had to pick some up for at some. I’m not really fond of the fact that they had to add the yellow coloring but I guess they wouldn’t really be able to consider it thai tea if it didn’t get that color. At least that’s what I assume.

I do love the color. Somehow it makes the tea taste better. Kinda fun to have an orange colored tea. When first steeped I couldn’t quite taste the vanilla and thai tea like I had hoped but as it’s cooled down the flavor has really come out. I’ve also added about a tsbp of almond milk and found the flavor is still quite good.

Flavors: Coconut, Cream, Vanilla

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp

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Thank you to justnord for sending me a sample of this one. The flavor matches the name perfectly. This tea contains both rooibos and honey bush but I think honey bush is the prominent one. Which is surprising because hibiscus is also listed and that is the one flavor that usually takes over but I can barely taste it. This tea almost has too many flavors going on.

Preparation
7 min, 15 sec 1 tsp

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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)

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