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188 Tasting Notes

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drank Ginseng Vitality by Teavana
188 tasting notes

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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67
drank Egyptian Licorice by Yogi Tea
188 tasting notes

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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57
drank Awake by Tazo Tea
188 tasting notes
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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69

Great flavor. So mellow and calming. I feel like I am laying in a field of flowers with the warm sun and a slight cool breeze blowing whenever I take a sip.

Don’t you love it when hotels give away free things? Well technically you are paying for them in your bill but it makes it more fun to think they are free. Tea for example is a great thing for hotels to give away. It’s cheap and it can make people happy. Especially those that don’t drink the in room coffee. Right now I am drinking one of the in-room teas. It’s quite good.

Preparation
8 min or more

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81
drank Earl Grey by Numi Organic Tea
188 tasting notes

Very smooth. Good hot, warm, and cold. No harsh after taste. In fact, not much after taste at all. It just ends on a fine note and leaves you wanting another sip. This one is for all you Earl Grey lovers. Besides Chamomile, the in-room tea that I brought back with me also included Earl Grey and this one is very pleasent. Not too over powering and has the right blend of Bergamot and black tea. Perfect for a day like today where it’s raining, thundering and getting increasingly darker. (Is thundering a word? What an odd one that is)

Preparation
2 min, 15 sec

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Another TJmaxx find. When something says passion fruit or Lilikoi on it I feel that I have to try it. I’m not a terribly huge fan of Tulsi for their taste but they do have a good company. It’s also the types of teas that I find are good to drink when your not feeling well. This one I bought purely for the passion fruit flavor. All I tasted was tulsi with slight hints of Passion fruit. it was good regardless but I wished they added more passion fruit in.

Preparation
2 min, 15 sec
Stephanie

heh, I got some straight tulsi tea from TJmaxx a while back :) Passion fruit sounds interesting!

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59
drank Peppermint by Chado High Tea
188 tasting notes

Another tea from the many hotel teas I’ve picked up. Peppermint. You have to really try to mess this one up. Even from an unknown “tea company” like this one. Just like most other lower grade peppermint brands. Nothing overly special about this one.

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

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If I were to describe this tea like a fight it would go like this: You would step into the ring and the fight would commence with honey skating around you making everything sticky and slippery. He/she would bring you down with one clever roundhouse. Then Lemon would drag you to the floor in puckering fashion. Your eyes watering and your mouth stuck in the ‘fish’ position. Last would be Ginseng who would finish you off with a kick to the side. This tea is just too bitter with not enough flavor.
Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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75
drank Vanilla Rooibos by Tazo
188 tasting notes

Good flavor. Light on the vanilla and heavy on the Rooibos. I think it would make for a wonderful latte with pure Rooibos concentrate.

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

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54

Dry. I don’t really understand how a tea can leave your mouth feeling dry but this one is good at doing that. The taste overall isn’t anything special. But then again as you all know, I’m not especially fond of English Breakfast Tea. But I will still keep drinking it in hopes of one day finding one that I don’t think is bland.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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