108 Tasting Notes

88
drank Cocoa Orange by Fusion Teas
108 tasting notes

I drank this one last night but it was iffy since I wasn’t using my kettle/tea stuff, I was using a friend’s while visiting. So I didn’t add the tasting note last night because I wanted to make sure I did it right with my own things. :-)

Once again, thank you to Fusion Tea Room for this!!

Smell: Dry, in the bag. Very Cocoa-y. Can’t really smell the orange, and the cocoa is a medium smell, but yummy. It doesn’t smell overly sweet, it smells like natural cocoa, and I like it. Steeping the cocoa is still there, though not as strong. Still yummy though. Makes me excited. The color is a light orange-brown, and I was worried that for some reason it was steeping weak, but the taste for both times is about the same, and this time is strong, so I think I’m doing this right.

Taste: First raw sugar packet, the cocoa is subtle, and the orange isn’t there at all. A little bit more sugar (I like sweet!) and the cocoa is definitely there. The orange is also there, a bit less than the cocoa, but I love the mix. The cocoa is smooth, creamy, and again, not overpowering, and there is a nice citrusy taste, but not sour. It’s all very sweet and pleasant. takes a sip. Oh yeah, this is just….so yummy! I love how I can taste the cocoa, so that the name isn’t lying. The orange…it’s there, but, now that I’ve tasted it again, it’s very subtle, and a bit overpowered by the cocoa, but for me personally, I like that. Upping the rating a bit because it is sweeter than the first few sips let on….

more sips. Yummy. I’m happy with this, and it’s herbal so I can drink this late at night!!! :D

My first cup last night was steeped at 7 mins, but again, it just wasn’t exactly right because I was working with stuff that wasn’t mine. This time, I bumped it up to 8 minutes. If there wasn’t orange in this, I would possibly put cream, but I learned the hard way (before being told) that cream curdles in orange tea. :P But I don’t think it needs it that bad, it would just go nice with the chocolate taste.

I’m very satisfied with it though! YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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99
drank Chai Latte by Cafe Escapes (K-cup)
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This is the spiciest, yummiest chai latte ever. This isn’t the first time I’ve had it, and I still love it.

Today though, I have to share this: CHAI TEA LATTE ICE CREAM FLOAT!!! Oh….my…..GOODNESS! It’s….just…heavenly! Pretty much, it’s an awesome dessert/snack, whatever. Yummy. So I had tea, but this time it was a remix! Lol

But for the real chai tea, the Kuerig kind of does everything by itself. So I can’t really give any more info, I’m sorry.

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73
drank Chai by Twinings
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My bag is different, but it is Chai.

Color: Smooth, dark brown before milk. Kind of a caramel light brown after I added a bit of soy milk.

1st sip, 1 pack sugar (raw cane): Mouthfeel (trying out new descriptions, so don’t hold me to errors) fuzzy? Would that be appropriate? It tastes a bit grassy, but not too much. Spicy at the end.

2nd sip, after 1 more pack of sugar, and (vanilla) soy milk: smooth, warm and very (but not too much!) spicy. Yummy cinnamon and other flavors. Nice.

Once I perfect the hot milk mix, I know it’ll get even better, but at the moment, I am content. I love it. :-)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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35
drank Earl Grey (loose leaf) by Twinings
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I don’t remember this tea being so……bland. It may have been a bit old, but until I (possibly) get more, I am keeping this review the same. Look out for updates, though not anytime soon.

Color: dark brown, typical black tea.
Smell: A bit fragrent like most Earl Greys, but not strong.

Taste: Dull, just dull. And with a hint of bitter. And boring. And….I have no more to say, really, because this tea didn’t have anything to offer me. Sorry, Twinings.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec
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You’ve liked a lot of my tasting notes. :-) Glad that someone finds them….helpful I guess? And maybe a bit entertaining, I hope. I can be a bit weird. LOL

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86
drank Orange Spice by Bentley's
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Orange teas are one of my favorite types of tea, so I usually have high expectations for orange teas. Unfortunately, this tea didn’t quite reach my high standards, but didn’t completely fail, either.

Color: A reddish-black tea, smooth color, not too dark, not too light.

Taste: Bentley must be known for subtle fruit flavors. I can taste the orange in this a bit more than the other fruit teas I’ve had so far (raspberry, and one other, I think?) but this has a slightly stronger orange taste, so I’m happy. It’s not too much, could even be a bit more, but with a fair amount of sugar, it’s actually pretty nice.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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92
drank Green Ginger by Tazo
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The first time I tasted this, I think I steeped it a bit too much and didn’t sweeten it right. So this is my second try I had it this morning after breakfast.

Color: It’s a nice medium green with yellow undertones.

Taste: It’s got the same smooth flavor of green tea with a definite hint of ginger and pear. The ginger is strong, but good strong. And the pear is light and flavorful. I happened to really love it, even though it was simple.

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

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76
drank Peach by Bentley's
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I love peach, and I think this satisfies as far as a peach tea goes. It’s a simple black tea with a nice, smooth peach flavor. Not as subtle as Bentley’s other fruit teas, I’m glad I can actually taste the peach. Maybe a bit of cream would do nice, but I have yet to try it. A little bit of sugar makes the peach even peachier, and I think it would do fabulously well if iced. Over all, a good tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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88

I’ve had this tea twice now, and finally am able to sit down and review it. I am also pleased to announce this is my first loose tea, and I am very happy with it. It is true, I must say—loose tea tastes so much better.

This tea I think is meant to be a holiday tea, and the title “nutcracker sweet” definitely fits. It’s a very spicy blend with cinnamon notes and other spices, mixed in a smooth black tea.

Sweeten to taste, though it won’t need much, and maybe some cream will make it even better! :-)

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

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98
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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To say this tea isn’t amazing is…..I can’t think of it. I love this tea, for so many reasons!

Reason number one: It is, indeed, a black tea, but it isn’t strong, and it has a very light orange flavor that is still strong enough to be tasted.

Reason number two: It takes to sugar well. I’ve been able to put lots of sugar in without overpowering it. That being said, it doesn’t need too much either. You’ll always find that happy medium.

Reason number three: It has a very light orange tint in color, and you can smell the orange. I always judge teas first by eyes and nose. :-)

Lastly: IT IS JUST SO GOOD AT ANY TIME!! It’s just so yummy!

Note: I have steeped it anywhere between 3 to even 5 or 6 minutes. It depends on your tastes. I usually settle for a lower steeping time as it seems to do best.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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