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242 Tasting Notes

89

Mmmmmmm, delicious! This tea is so sweet and earthy. I love it! It was absolutely perfect with my morning cereal.

The spices in this are perfect. Not too cinnamon-y, not too bland. Chai spices work well with the rooibos and pu-erh bases.

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91
drank Original Tulsi by Organic India
242 tasting notes

Using up the last two teabags from this box. I enjoyed this blend because it introduced me to Tulsi itself. Now I can detect it when I come across it in other blends.

It seems to be a light, mellow, slightly minty herb with a lot of health benefits. While kind of uninteresting flavorwise by itself, I now happen to know that it is quite tasty when blended with other flavorings, such as lemon ginger and spearmint. I look forward to trying other blends with Tulsi in them, as well as reaping the health benefits that Organic India claims this herb brings to its consumers.

Yay, holy basil!

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85
drank Green Tea Kombucha by Yogi Tea
242 tasting notes

Oh, man, do I love this tea. It’s fruity, sweet, energizing, and it almost tastes healthy. Having (regrettably) never tried unflavored kombucha, I have no idea how strong its presence is in this blend, but I can say that the spearmint doesn’t take over, which is nice, nor does the green tea base turn bitter. The rest of it kind of tastes like plum and other fruityness. I think it’s amazing!

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85

Picked up a box of this because I loved the Original Tulsi blend from this company so much. I think this one might be even better! The lemon ginger flavoring is actually very mild and plays very nicely with the gentleness of the tulsi. None of the flavors dominate- it’s perfectly balanced and warming without being spicy. Perfect cuppa for a blustery day like today.

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100

I love this tea so so so so so much. It’s full of beautiful, warming spices, and it tastes like chocolate without being sweet, somehow. It’s delicious. It lingers on the tongue and warms the belly. The smoky taste characteristic of yerba mate is diminished, which is fine with me.

It has less caffeine per sachet than the Traditional Mate, but that doesn’t bother me any, because the taste is far better.

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88

Ooooo-eeeee, as a former coffee-drinker, I can say with utmost certainty that this is the closest thing to it that the tea world has to offer. High-test stuff. The flavor is a very strong and robust nutty-astringent combo that hits you like a brick wall. Personally, I like my teas straight-up, but adding a splash of milk and/ or some honey definitely doesn’t hurt this one.

I treat this tea like I would my boss. With respect.

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73
drank English Breakfast by Twinings
242 tasting notes

A yummy breakfast tea. Very smooth and reliable. Earthy, nutty, not obnoxiously bitter or astringent. I have yet to try a Twinings blend that has failed to meet my expectations.

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91
drank Earl Grey by Gloria Jean's
242 tasting notes

Ughhhhh freezing rain! Horrible.

I still maintain that this is the best wake-up tea in my collection. It’s so rich and warming. I’m getting chocolatey notes this morning, too, which complement the bergamot wonderfully.

Here’s to hoping this steaming mug of healthy glory helps chase away the cold!

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89

My first foray into the world of pu-erh! This is lovely. It has an earthy quality and smell to it, but at the same time is very sweet and very fragrant. No milk or sugar needed! The rooibos is there, but takes a bit of a backseat to the cloves and cinnamon. Very nice! This tea is ideal for helping me lose my post-holiday weight. Also- it’s certified organic! A+ for Lifestyle Awareness teas.

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94

Mmmm! I was expecting the coconut to be totally overpowered by the chai spices, but man was I wrong! The coconut is light and sweet and perfectly balanced with the cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Delicious!

Dexter3657

I really like this one too. :))

teaqueen

I’m a huge fan of coconut!

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Hello! I’m an American college student, trying to find my way in the world. I love literature, politics, and tea.

Favorites: black, oolong, and white teas (anything with chocolate, nutty, or spice notes!); pu- erh, yerba mate, chamomile, tulsi.

I like green teas as long as they are blended with fruit and/ or spices, and I LOVE them when they’re blended with floral notes.

I have a love-hate relationship with kombucha, and I’m very picky about my chai- It has to have a high-quality black tea base for me to really enjoy it.

Dislikes: Plain green teas, rooibos, honeybush, fruity herbals, hibiscus in high quantities, plain peppermint. (Although I am not opposed to trying blends that cross into these neighborhoods if they come from reputable companies.)

I’m not a swapper, but I hope we can still be friends :)

90-100: Perfection and heaven and magic, all in one cup.

70-89: Good.

50-69: Meh.

49 and below: Blerg.

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