465 Tasting Notes


This one kinda sucks…

It smells fruity, but it tastes almost exclusively like rooibos and not much else. I’m not even entirely sure if there’s rooibos in it, which is the ultra-sucky part.

My friend bought a box of this stuff. I’m glad I didn’t waste my money on it.

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I think decaffeinated green tea bags are normally among the most unpleasant-tasting teas on the market.

This one really rocks. The honey is a brilliant idea for counterbalancing the mouth-puckeringly bitter flavor that decaf green can have.

I added some extra honey tonight, because I want dessert, but I have no business eating anything with more calories, than, oh, I don’t know, a Rice Krispie treat. (Yup, I wolfed one of those down while my water heated) The honey sweetened the tea a little more, and made it really buttery-tasting and smooth.

Mmmm! Perfect paper-writing companion.

No rest for the weary… Thank God my vacation is next week!

Cheers, Steepster friends!

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Unexciting, simple green tea. That’s all. Good for when you need an extra boost of caffeine, which I do.

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Uhhh…. This tastes like flowery soap. I could smell the bergamot while it was steeping, but when I took the first sip…. Floral overload. This is just barely more tolerable than that horrid bergamot-soaked slime that Tazo is passing off as an Earl Grey.

No thanks… I’ll stick to my Twinings and Gloria Jean’s.

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I can’t get enough of this lately. I know I’ve posted about it a lot, so I don’t have anything new or groundbreaking to say about it, other than I’m really glad I decided to commit to a whole tin of the sachets.

It even travels well. I brought it into my internship this morning, and it was still wonderful. Smooth and warming. Everything you could possibly want in a chai masala, and then some, because of the coconut.

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Oldie but a goody. The perfect, quick companion for late-night binge-reading for class. The book I’m reading is The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie, so I can’t complain.

Lemony, orangey, not very complicated, and caffeine-free. I must try the caffeinated version of this sometime, because I bet it tastes slightly less chemically, the way that decaffeinated tea leaves tend to.

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drank Grape Chia by GT's Kombucha
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Oooooo my God, this is delicious! It has seeds in it, so it’s a bit like drinking a strawberry, although it doesn’t taste like strawberry- It tastes like concord grape juice with seeds and a hint of kombucha’s effervescence. Very unique experience, this.

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drank Green Tea Kombucha by Yogi Tea
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Just found this in my tea box today. I forgot I had it and how much I liked it.

Can’t really taste the kombucha. I’m just trusting that it’s there. I mostly taste the plum flavoring. It’s sweet and light and yummy.

Cheers, Steepster!

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drank Gingerberry by GT's Kombucha
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I like this one better than the Trilogy one. The blueberry sweetens out the sharpness of the ginger and the kombucha’s vinegar-esque taste. Much more mild and rounded-out in flavor.

I think I’m fascinated with kombucha because it’s such a weird food. And it relaxes the hell out of me, like a beer would, except that it’s much more interesting and healthy than a beer. Plus, I don’t end up paying “sin taxes” on kombucha, like I would with an alcoholic beverage.

I should probably just start my own SCOBY operation, because buying the bottled stuff from the store is threatening to break the bank.

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Green tea also helps with hunger. According to the canister, this one is a Slenderizer, which means that it suppresses appetite and boosts metabolism. Perfect!

Also, now that I’ve scooped the top layer of leaves out and used them before, I now am getting more and more of the fruity part of it. It tastes sweet and tropical during the first steep, and then during the second steep it tastes just like strong green tea.

Yum yum. Excellent dieting tea!

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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, and rooibos. 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. Also iffy about herbal teas in general, although chamomile and I are usually on speaking terms.

Dislikes: White tea, unflavored 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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