476 Tasting Notes

Much spicy. Very not wow. I don’t usually use that meme but i couldn’t help it. It’s a spicy bland chai. I’ve added some orange honey to it and even that doesn’t help much.

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The dry smell has more of a potpourri scent to it then a tea scent. Which made me kinda skeptical of how this tea would taste. However, I am quite enjoying this tea. For a tea that has spice I find it to be on the lighter side. Which is fine because sometimes they really get strong. This would be a great tea to mix into a pie!

4 min, 15 sec

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Making breakfast while steeping tea is not a good idea, at least without a timer anyway. Surprisingly, its not anywhere near as bitter as I thought it would be. I’m not getting any tartness from the pomegranate, just lots of floral flavors.

On the history side of things i wonder how many flavored teas they had back then. It would be interesting to find out what all was steeping in the harbor. Not that I would want to it, just curious.

4 min, 30 sec

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Well shoot. Here I was hoping to see a list of ingredients too. Not for allergies but because I’m nursing and because I think I see Goji berries but I’m not sure.

As far as flavored rooibos goes I don’t taste anything special. There are some fruity undertones but without knowing what they are I can’t really say… though if it is indeed goji berries I could taste that

8 min or more 1 tsp

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Bailin Gongfu take two. My first steep was weird. Not sure if it was what I was eating or if I did the steep process wrong but it was very meh. But now I’ve pulled out my water kettle and a new basket. Before I start this let me just say I’ve got high expectation because of all the high ratings here.

So let’s start this off with the leaves. Wet they have an impressive earthy, somewhat chocolatly smell. The wet leaves smell kinda smokey. Kinda bitter. The tea kettle makes the water way too hot for me to drink so I am letting it cool a little bit. I’m taking sips here and there hoping to not burn my tongue. Think I’ll just wait..

Still kinda hot but not a tongue burning temp. So far I’m not tasting anything amazing like I smelled.

Ok now its at a drinkable temp. But honestly I still don’t find it to be anything special. It is very earthy. Slight bitter after tones. Honestly I’m just not that impressed. For fairness I won’t rate this one.

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

Bummer! Everyone seems to love this one!

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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 flavored. I’m finding a new love for oolong. Especially the type that leans more toward green. Whites are nice. Rooibos can be a hit or miss, but honeybush is better. (Golden Honeydew by Lupicia is the best). I don’t mind herbals but it really depends on the ingredients.





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