371 Tasting Notes

70

This tea was delicious. Usually decaf teas suck, especially decaf greens. I got it because:

1.) I had a coupon for Celestial Seasonings teas
2.) Nothing else that my grocery store had from CS (that I haven’t already tried) looked remotely appealing
3.) I’m trying desperately to stop hoovering the contents of my fridge when I get home from work, and green tea is a know appetite suppressant
4.) I can drink it any time, and as much of it as I want, without overcaffeinating myself

I didn’t have high hopes. But it was surprisingly fragrant and mellow. Lemony, buttery, lightly sweet. Not too heavy on the jasmine, but hey, for a bagged decaf, it’s not too shabby.

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73

Wooo-eee, this one is NOT wanting for bergamot!

Warning: Not for the faint of citrus heart. The base is nice and smooth, and provides a beautiful backdrop for… The bergamot.

Only drink it you really love bergamot. Like, really, really love it.

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63

Gave this one another shot. The first time I tried it, it tasted like overboiled green beans and made me gag.

Today, for some weird reason, it tastes much better. Probably because I gave it a longer steep time.

Green teas, even humble bagged ones, make me nervous. Your sense of timing has to be perfect to make them right. This one seems to be 25% actual green tea and 75% other unknown, funky herbs (Yogi is fond of adding things like that to their stuff), so I think allowing a longer steep time to let the flavors of said herbs develop can only help it.

Today, I’m getting a bready, sweet taste. No bitterness or grassiness or vegetal qualities to it, mercifully.

Will not be purchasing again; however, it does make for a nice tea to drink at work. Mostly because it helps me avoid the near occasion of sin, in the shape of vending machine snack bags of Cheetos.

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87
drank Jade Citrus Mint by Teavana
371 tasting notes

I’m getting a lot of mint and not a lot of citrus in this one. That’s fine with me! It’s light and refreshing, very similar to Tazo’s Zen blend, which I think someone else already mentioned.

It’s definitely a cut tear curl blend— its looks reminds me of Butiki’s The Killer’s Vanilla guayusa. It releases a lot of flavor very quickly, so it doesn’t lend itself well to resteeping.

My friend gave me this for Christmas, along with a silicone lily pad infuser. It was a lovely gift. I’m a fan of mint as long as it’s blended with good ol’ camelia sinesis.

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drank Winter Spice by Numi Organic Tea
371 tasting notes

I picked this one up today while Christmas shopping… It’s pretty good! Like a chai with a white base and just a bite of tart citrus. I think it’s nutmeg that I don’t like— that’s why I won’t eat pumpkin pie and I like my chais to be heavy on the cinnamon.

There’s no nutmeg in this, which is why it’s my kind of chai.

That rhymes! Tee-hee. Anyway though. Seriously. This one is good. Usually flavored white teas are blended with sweet fruity blah-ness, but this one breaks the mold a little. It’s unusual and satisfying for a bitingly cold winter day, which today was.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Cloves, Hibiscus, Orange Zest, Spices

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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drank Woman's Moon Cycle by Yogi Tea
371 tasting notes

Tried adding vanilla almond milk to make the taste less medicine-y.

Didn’t help.

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70

I do enjoy this one… But it’s not worth the asking price.

It’s like a dessert. An overpriced, chocolatey dessert.

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100

I couldn’t stand not having this one in my collection… It’s just so good. Two of the simplest flavors in the tea world- vanilla and Sleepytime- and it’s just a match made in heaven. I like to drink this throughout the day, and I decided on it today especially because I’m working from home.

I just adore it. It’s sweet and fragrant and soothing and smooth. Do you really need anything more in a bagged tea?

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70

Backlogging from yesterday…

HORRID customer service at the Teavana store! I drove 40 minutes to get there and was made to feel totally unwelcome. I asked what the base of this one was, and I got “It’s herbal.”

…… Really? I can read, thanks. I’m a college educated woman (in literature, no less!). And when I said “I mean, is it like chamomile or rooibos?” I got “No, it’s a blend of herbs.”

….. smh.

I bought 2 oz of it because it smelled amazing, and let me tell you, it tastes amazing. Like liquid coconut cake. It has a peppery bite to it too, oddly enough. But it works, like Aztec hot chocolate.

Bottom Line: Don’t go to Teavana in person. But it would definitely be worthwhile to order online from them. Product = tasty, attitude as a business = lousy.

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I ain’t drinking this one for fun…. Although surprisingly it tastes pretty good. It’s minty and full of warm spices, like an Italian Christmas cookie. I loaded it with honey because I desperately need this sore throat to pull a Meg Ryan and go into hiding.

It’s not bad. Like all Traditional Medicinal teas that I’ve had, it feels good going down. I hope it supplements the DayQuil. I was lucky enough to get sick on my days off, so hopefully today will be the worst of it.

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Hello! I’m a recent college graduate, trying to find my way in the world. I love literature, politics, and tea. I work in the Information Technology field.

Favorites: black, oolong, rooibos, and white teas, pu- erh, mate, and chamomile. Blends that are vanilla, chocolate, nutty, or dessert-like are especially appealing to me.

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

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 and be heavy on the cinnamon and light on the nutmeg.

Dislikes: Plain green teas, 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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