411 Tasting Notes
Yick. Yick. Yiiiiick.
I hate this stuff. I hate licorice and I hate teas that taste like they already have Dolores-Umbridge amounts of sugar in them without me adding any.
I’m just gonna toss the last bag of this vile stuff. Thank God it’s out of my life.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Licorice, Sweet
The green rooibos was the appealing part for me. I’ve never tried it before.
I sniffed the dry bag and had a mini panic attack— surely they wouldn’t DARE put stevia in this tea! I reread the ingredients and breathed a sigh of relief. It’s just naturally sweet from all the fruit.
The hibiscus somehow doesn’t make my lips pucker with disgust! It’s a miracle. I taste lots of cherries and jam, and even a echo of wine in the aftertaste. Not bad! I’m starting to reconsider Tazo.
Hoping to sip this one down within the week… It’s a fall tea, and it’s technically springtime, so I really need to get my act together here! Lol
I taste butter, salt, caramel, and even some bitter cocoa. Not terrible for a bagged tea (I really need to start buying more loose leaf stuff) but nothing to write home about either. Base is a bit astringent and can be easily oversteeped.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Butter, Caramel, Cocoa, Salt
Upset tummy… dizzy… Not a great way to start my work week. I have nothing to be anxious about, so I don’t know why I am.
Ginger to the rescue! I used too much water this time, but nonetheless, I’m hoping that if I sip it, I will feel better.
Ginger is my favorite tisane because it takes on a brothlike mouthfeel, and it warms my throat, chest, and stomach as it works its way down. The black pepper and lemon peel are nice additions, too.
Double-bagged this one and added some honey.
Too much honey, as it turns out. It ended up making the lavender taste VERY bitter and herb-y, and then the rest of the cup was like drinking lukewarm, ubersweet syrup.
What a crappy week this has been. I can’t even get a simple bagged chamomile to taste right so that I can sleep because stress is keeping me awake, lol.
Sooooooo happy that I have the next few days off.
I like this one. The steeped liquor gives off a very strong aroma of cranberry and currant. It steeps a very pleasing deep purply-red color. When I sip, it tastes tart and sweet at the same time, very very fruity— mostly like cranberry. I should make this iced sometime, maybe in the summer.
It’s a perfect loose tea to have at work because it fits nicely inside a tea ball infuser and you don’t need to watch it obsessively while it steeps. It’s also caffeine-free, so no jitters.
Flavors: Black Currant, Cranberry, Sweet, Tart