450 Tasting Notes
I got 8 oz of this for $7! Unbelievable.
It’s so beautiful and delicate. I over-leafed (a chronic problem of mine) but it’s still a gorgeous tea. Mangoes have a natural perfumey quality to them from the start, and it just translates so well into tea! The black tea base is strong and nutty, and yet perfectly balanced with the sweet fragrance of the mango and the floralness of the calendula.
Flavors: Flowers, Fruity, Mango, Nutty, Perfume
A friend of mine made me a cup of this at work today (because it’s my birthday!). I love it! It reminds me of the Harney & Sons Green Tea Coconut Thai blend, but better. Mellow, slightly nutty, buttery, pleasant. Perfect for this rainy cloudy day. Yum yum yum. :D
Flavors: Butter, Coconut, Ginger, Lemongrass
And drinking this one, mostly because I wanted an excuse to get off the freaking phones for one freaking minute at work, but also because it is good for my throat, which is sore from allergies and talking to stupid people nonstop.
If I get “I don’t know, I’m not tech-savvy” one more time after I ask which browser a caller is using…. I shall scream.
Flavors: Cookie, Ginger
I made this one at work with my tea ball infuser. Then promptly sunk my tea ball, chain and all, into the hot water. No spoon in sight, so I had to dump it into a paper cup and fish the ball out that way. So now I have to drink it from a paper cup instead.
It’s withstood this silliness quite well, despite the odds. Pleasantly sour and sweet, fruity without being cloying. I’m hoping the elderberry will kill the sore throat that I seem to be developing. Ackkkkk.
Flavors: Black Currant, Fruity, Pleasantly Sour, Sweet
Teabag sipdown continued!
I finally figured out what this one reminds me of— it smells exactly like Apple Jacks cereal.
It gets better and sweeter from the cinnamon the longer you let it steep, but still nothing particularly memorable about it otherwise.
Will not restock.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Popcorn, Sweet, Vanilla, Wheat
Probably the best blend I’ve encountered from Bigelow. Their herbals are too hibiscus-heavy, and their chais are weak— the astringent black base overpowers them. This one is perfectly balanced and reliable. I like the subtle earth notes and the cleanness of the mint.
That being said, I probably won’t restock it once it’s gone, which after tomorrow, it will be. It was pleasant enough, but not worthy of a permanent status in my cupboard. Onward!
Flavors: Earth, Spearmint