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38 Tasting Notes

89

A simple, refreshing, comforting tisane. They say rooibos is good for allergies. Not sure how much of that is hype and how much is prove, but it’s worth a shot. More cinnamony than fruity or floral; I can barely taste the roses, actually. Still lovely, though.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Peppermint by Teavana
38 tasting notes

Helped soothe my upset stomach for the time being. I don’t know how I lived without this stuff!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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53

Had some this morning. I received it as a gift, and since I’m not terribly crazy about it, I’m really only drinking it to free up some space in the cupboard. It’s alright, but it really doesn’t compare to loose leaf tea. Like others have said, it tastes more like a fruity herbal infusion than black tea with fruit. I wouldn’t discount this line entirely, though; Lipton’s Island Mango and Peach white tea is much better quality.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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86

I much prefer classic Constant Comment with black tea, but I didn’t want to drink black tea, lest it exacerbate my already awful insomnia. Even though it’s not exactly the Constant Comment of my childhood, it’s still comforting and soothes my dry mouth and upset stomach.

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185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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91

Excellent blend of white tea and peach flavor. Very subtle and calming. A bit expensive though.

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185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec
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The second infusion was much more watery than the first. I’d recommend only using the leaves once.

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92

Picked this up from Whole Foods. The kind I purchased is loose leaf, not bagged. It’s probably the best green tea I’ve ever had. I just love the floral flavor; it isn’t overpowering at all. It’s also looks beautiful while steeping.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Peppermint by Teavana
38 tasting notes

Blended this with some loose leaf “black tea from India” (which I love, but haven’t posted about it on here because I don’t know the brand name; a friend gave it to me in a tea swap). Put in half a teaspoon of peppermint and 3/4 a teaspoon of black tea. It’s delicous, but I can’t taste the black tea as well as I tasted the peppermint. Maybe I’ll add more black tea to the blend next time and see how that works.

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

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94

Had a cup of this in the afternoon after the Easter Sunday service. It tasted great, but didn’t help me with the dry mouth I’ve experiencing since I started a new medication. If anything, my mouth was even more uncomfortable afterwards. At least the honey soothed my throat.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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73

The ultimate comfort tea. I’ve been very stressed out because of my health issues, but when my boyfriend made this for me last night, I instantly felt better. He brewed me 16oz with two teabags.

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1 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Peppermint by Teavana
38 tasting notes

I wasn’t feeling well, so my boyfriend made me some of this to calm me down. I think he brews it the same way I do. It was pretty refreshing and made me very relaxed.

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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