326 Tasting Notes

68

This tea is like eating a delicious low calorie dessert and without the worry of gluten or dairy! I will say though that it is not as sweet as it sounds. I’m sure you could sweeten it more if desired but its plenty good as it is. There is an Amaretto honey in my kitchen I am tempted to try though…

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 8 min or more

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drank Exuma Lemon by Island Rose
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A perfect blend of lemon and sweetness. Great for when you are feeling a little under the weather. No matter how long you steep it it keeps the same flavor and as the water cools the it some how becomes smoother and sweeter.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 8 min or more

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65

A very unique tea. Wish I could explain the taste of Cherry marigold to you but I honestly have no idea of how to explain it. The vanilla and the green tea are definitely the predominate flavors but there is another flavor in there that I just can’t quite wrap my head around. It’s also hard because I can’t tell if it’s the vanilla I’m tasting. Can’t say I’ve ever had marigold before so it’s hard to determine.

Regardless very good tea. Worth at least a try if you enjoy the flavor of vanilla. Also, it’s good both warm and cold. Though I prefer it warm.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Pomegranate Green by Bentley's
326 tasting notes

This is one of those green teas that you have to be really careful with. Even though I was under the 2 minutes of minimum steep time I still feel it’s somewhat bitter. However, that could also be the pomegranate. If you’ve ever eaten pomegranate seeds straight from the fruit you know they can be kinda intense.

I’ve added some honey now. Definitely think that it’s the pomegranate that’s causing the slight bitterness.

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

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80

Funny how your taste for tea can differ from one season to the next or when your pregnant. When I first tried this tea I wasn’t very big on it but this time I like it quite a bit more. I found two things. 1: This tea is better hot and 2: you have to be careful with the steeping times.

Next time I would like to try it with honey and see if that does anything.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Chun Mee Green by Tazo
326 tasting notes

Once you have read the box it is hard to not let influence how the drink tastes. On the front of the box it says “creamy, baked, flavor”. While I can see where they get the creamy from; when you put creamy and baked together my brain just thinks pumpkin pie. Those words need to be separated and put on different sides of the box. Definitely smells like a Chinese tea. Kinda bitter and earthy. Which I supposed can be described of many green teas. But Chinese green teas have a certain earthy smell to them that even the Japanese ones don’t.

I steeped it 3 mins like the box said to and I feel that it is still a bit light in flavor but I didn’t want to steep it longer for fear of too much bitterness. Even though the flavor is light, at the moment, I still quite enjoy it.

It’s also good cold. I think I prefer it lukewarm though.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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68

For a Papaya Mango tea it’s not very much of either. I can definitely taste hints of the Papaya but the Mango seems to be a bit muted. Despite this, it’s still quite a good tea. The Hibiscus is the dominate flavor but not dominate enough to over power everything else. It’s good cold too.

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

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83

This is one of those Rooibos teas that I really enjoy. Especially, right now because I’m pregnant. I usually drink this tea nice and warm but I forgot about it and now it’s a little chilly. Surprisingly, the cup is still a bit warm though. Flavor is also good. Which I think I would have been sad if it wasn’t.

For you chai drinkers you will enjoy this one. Not many other companys come this close to making a good Rooibos chai. Chai should be a bit spicy and this one does the drink without letting the Rooibos cover it.

Preparation
145 °F / 62 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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85

This is a great evening tea. Yes you can have it in the morning too but I’ve tried it both times of the day and for some reason it just tastes better right now. It soothes your mind. Not to mention it smells great. I’m drinking it lukewarm at the moment. I’ve had it hot but I think it’s better after it’s chilled off a bit.

Does this remind anyone of Apple Cinnamon Cheerios?

It’s light but a perfect mix of ingredients. I really want some Apple Cinnamon Cheerios right now.

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 6 min, 45 sec

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48

Tastes like rice. But not just any rice. Sticky rice. Smells like it too. It’s like someone ground up the rice and made it all liquid. I like rice teas (mainly Genmaicha) but this one kinda weirds me out too much. Also good cold. but the rice flavor is even stronger.

Preparation
145 °F / 62 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Where to being… well, I’ve been drinking jasmine tea for a long time. It still remains a favorite of mine but I’ve now added any more.

Green teas are my favorite. I like black tea but generally prefer it with something added. Whites are nice. Rooibos can be a hit or miss. (Golden Honeydew by Lupicia is the best). I don’t mind herbals but it really depends on the ingredients.

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