306 Tasting Notes

I must have rocks in my head for drinking hot tea on a miserably hot night like this, but whatever.

Very tasty! I’ve tried a chai with a honeybush- rooibos base from a different company and found it to be flavorless. I do have a good experience with Zhena’s though- I love their coconut chai. So I went for this one.

It’s very aromatic. I smell mostly cardamom and cinnamon, with a dash of cocoa. The sip tastes like chai masala, just a bite of ginger, and the chocolate lingers in the aftertaste.

I love this!

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drank Meng Ding Huang Ya by Dobra Tea
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Made a cup of this in the gaiwan this morning. I haven’t had it in a while. I’d forgotten how flavorful it is, despite its deceptively pale color. I may have made it a bit strong, but I got bitter cocoa notes, asparagus, and the same sort of umami quality that you can taste while eating turkey.

A very unique and dynamic cup.

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I have been offered full-time employment!!!! The search is finally over! Praise be!!

This tea walks the border between too tart and tolerably tart for me. It’s a hibiscus base, and hibiscus plus blackberry is kind of asking for trouble. But the vanilla does its job and takes the edge off of the bitterness and gives the cup a mildly sweet and melodious note.

Not my favorite, but not awful. The vanilla is the saving grace (and, frankly, the whole reason why I made the purchase…)

Sarsonator

Congrats on the job! Woo hoo!

Sil

woohooo! grats on the job!

caile

Congrats!

teaqueen

Thanks guys! I can’t wait to start there :D

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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Vanilla Comoro is how I’m choosing to deal with today. There should be a law that if a customer is rude to you for no reason, you should be able to tell them to leave.

Vanilla custard and smooth sweet nuttiness are extremely soothing to me, and help me forget about this godawful day.

mj

I got covered in dirty street water by a passing car while wearing a white shirt. MONDAYS

Memily

I love customer service but sometimes I really hate customers.

teaqueen

Most customers at my job are lovely, but there are a few cranky ones thrown in. And the fact that it was also a Monday didn’t help. Ah well. Tomorrow is another day :)

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I got this really cheap today. I think it was on clearance, because they don’t have it on the shelves anymore, and it was the last canister. They used to sell it in the vitamin aisle, because I think it’s considered a dietary supplement. Sweet!

It has green coffee bean in it, which I don’t know much about. I liked this tea because it tastes a bit like cinnamon graham crackers. The stevia isn’t cloying, which is a relief. And if it helps me lose a bit of weight, that’s even better.

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Always delicious, always soothing. I’m getting a lot of vanilla tonight, which is different because normally the honey is more dominant.

In any event, it’s creamy and delightful. I think this is my favorite Twinings blend.

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Typical of these Lipton Pyramid teas, this one is fantastic as an iced tea. The peach and mango are already amazing together, and chilled, this is just the perfect summer evening tea.

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drank Mojitea by Argo Tea
306 tasting notes

FACT: I bought this bottled tea today mostly because I wanted the awesome glass bottle that it came in.
ANOTHER FACT: The tea inside the bottle was actually pretty fantastic. Normally, mint tea makes me gag. And bottled tea is much much much too sweet for me. But this one was blended with lime juice and real cane sugar, so it was refreshing and – get this – tasted like real tea. No plastic-y, fake, processed taste. I could have brewed this myself. It wasn’t even that expensive! It turned out to be exactly what I needed on this horridly humid day.

If I’m ever in a pinch and need another quick iced tea fix, I’m going straight for Argo. (Plus, having a collection of these most excellent reusable glass bottles with the screw-tops wouldn’t be a bad thing…)

Flavors: Lime, Mint, Sugarcane

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
306 tasting notes

Mmmmmmm, oh my gosh! This is amazing. Creamy, sweet, dessert-like. Normally I’m prejudiced against decaf blends (the ones I’ve had lose a lot of their flavor in the decaffeination process), but this blows all of that out of the water.

I was also pleasantly surprised to discover that these sachets are not paper, but rather mesh, which allows the water to reach the leaves in a better way.

Very high quality stuff! I even got 2 cups out of 1 sachet. It was sooooo soothing and decadent. I was sad when I finished my Mason jarful.

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Yum yum, summer fruit tea! Normally, I avoid super fruity blends, but I just impulsively decided to try this one today. I’m glad I did! This tea is a perfect example of responsibly used hibiscus. Which is to say, hibiscus is listed in the ingredients, but I didn’t taste it. Thank goodness, because the hibiscus was what made me hesitate initially.

White tea and peach are a match made in heaven, in my opinion. They both have a mildly sweet and floral flavor, which is perfect for July. The mango presents itself during the sip, and the peach echoes in the aftertaste, but neither dominates over the other.

Well done, Lipton.

Flavors: Carrot, Mango, Peach

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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.

Favorites: black, oolong, and white teas (anything with chocolate, vanilla, 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 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 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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