67 Tasting Notes

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Kind of bitter, like they’ve oversteeped it. This is not my favorite of their iced teas. It tastes best chilled.

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drank Darjeeling Black Tea by Rituals
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Got a cup of tea while waiting for my flight at the Detroit Airport. I was surprised this tea came from Columbia, MD (my mom’s house is near there). Not a bad tea. Not great. I would not go out of my way to get it again unless it was my only choice of tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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67
drank Toasted Rice by China Mist
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Found a sample tea pouch while looking through my tea cabinet. I think I received it as a free sample at a green festival. It tastes a little grassier than other genmaicha I’ve tried, but it was a good brew for bedtime.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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I’m not too impressed with this tea. I can smell the mango and peach, but there really isn’t much of a taste. Granted, I think this tea was purchased over a year ago (I found it in my boyfriend’s mom’s tea box). I will try hotter water and a longer steeping time if I decide to prepare it again.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Celebration by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Lovely fragrance, with a slight sweet hint of chocolate. When it’s steeping, you can smell the chocolate wafting from your mug. Smooth finish. I can see this being a regular fixture in my morning routine.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Ginger Twist by Mighty Leaf Tea
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drank Orange Dulce by Mighty Leaf Tea
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drank Ginger Twist by Mighty Leaf Tea
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I like this tea. I’ve been making it lately at night. It only really tastes good when the water is super hot. Not so great lukewarm or iced. This is what I call a “digesting tea”—as in, why did I eat all that Chinese food so quickly? sips Ahh, now I feel much better!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank World Peace by Teaism
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This was the tisane that drew me over to the herbal dark side. I used to poo-poo tisanes until I tried World Peace. The blend of peppermint and licorice makes it great for bedtime, colds, and upset stomachs. It makes an excellent summertime iced tea, too, especially when it’s a billion degrees out. I bet it makes a good toner, too, if you used distilled water. Delish!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec
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My colleagues drink a lot of this everyday. Except their blend doesn’t have cloves, just peppermint and liquorice root. In the shop they buy it in, it’s called The Hairdresser’s Blend, and it’s the absolutely most popular herbal that they’ve got there. I’ve never heard of it from anywhere else before though, but I KNEW it couldn’t be a local phenomenon. :)

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drank Orchid Oolong by Mighty Leaf Tea
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Love this tea! I bought a big bag of it on sale after receiving a sample of it in a previous Mighty Leaf order. Usually I am not big on coconut but this is a good “unwinding” tea. The taste rolls off the tongue really smooth-like. The scent is great, too. Subtle and soft.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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