38 Tasting Notes

95

Another sample from my cousin, who works at Elmwood Inn. Thanks to her, I won’t be running out of tea for a long, long time. XD Made 16oz of this with 2 teaspoons of the loose tea, a little bit of whole milk, and a tablespoon of honey in the rough. The taste was strong, but not overpoweringly so. There was definitely a lot of variety in the spices, and every sip tasted different. It’s naturally sweet, making it a great desert tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Peppermint by Teavana
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Had some after dinner to help with digestion. As always, it was soothing and delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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94
drank MateVana by Teavana
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My boyfriend made me some of this to fight away afternoon grogginess. It perked me up almost immediately. Placebo effect? Probably, but this is still good tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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37

Reminds me why I normally don’t like unflavored green tea. Too vegetative and grassy for me. It tasted funny with milk.

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89

Picked up one of these iced because of Starbucks’ free coffee giveaway. Normally I don’t spend so much money on something I could probably make at home, but I love chai and was having a craving. The tea is very strong, even with the milk. It was gone in minutes.

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93

My fellow tea-enthusiast cousin works at Elmwood Inn, and generously sent me a bunch of free samples. This one is the first I have tried, and it is delicious! The cherry and floral flavors balance each other out without hiding the taste of the delicious green tea. I will definitely be purchasing more of this.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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67

Mixed this with Rishi’s Peach Blossom for some delicious iced tea. The flavors really complimented each other, making a refreshing, fruity, healthy cold drink. Strawberry Lemonade is much better when blended with something else.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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91

Mixed this with Teavana’s Strawberry Lemonade for some delicious iced tea. The flavors really complimented each other, making a refreshing, fruity, healthy cold drink. Strawberry Lemonade is much better when blended with something else.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Peppermint by Teavana
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I’ve taken to drinking this nearly every day now. It’s very soothing and really helps with my tummy problems, and I never get sick of the taste. Easily my favorite herbal tisane.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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“It’s always four o’clock somewhere in the world, so it’s always teatime.” -Emilie Autumn

I grew up with bagged tea. While neither of my parents were tea enthusiasts, we usually had at least some Constant Comment, Wild Berry Zinger, or Snapple in the house. I liked tea and would drink it if it was offered to me, but I was hardly a connoisseur. Up until recently, I honestly didn’t know the difference between black, green, and herbal tea, and had never even heard of white tea or rooibos.

After my boyfriend first took me to Teavana in January 2010, thereby introducing me to the wonderful world of loose tea, I fell in love instantly. Ever since then I’ve been buying loose tea obsessively and trying to introduce my family to it. I’m just starting to get into “real” tea, so I have a lot to learn and a lot to try.

I use the Teavana Perfect Tea Maker to steep my tea and almost always add a teaspoon of honey. I also add milk to most straight black teas. I am currently in need/want of a better water heater, teapot, and a big pitcher to make iced tea.

Current Favorites:

Straight Black Tea- Nilgiri Frost from Elmwood Inn
Flavored Black Tea- Indian Chai from Elmwood Inn
Straight Green Tea- I have yet to find one I like. They’re either too weak or too bitter.
Flavored Green Tea- Cherry Rose Green from Elmwood Inn
Straight White Tea- I have yet to find one I like. Too tasteless.
Flavored White Tea- Organic Peach from Rishi
Oolong- I haven’t tried many, but the few I’ve tried were pretty disgusting.
Herbal- Peppermint by Teavana
Rooibos- Rooibos Sweet Amore by Teavana
Bagged- Constant Comment by Bigelow and White Mango Peach by Lipton
Bottled- Peach Snapple

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