564 Tasting Notes

85

You would think this tea would be edgy, spicy, and maybe even bitter, but it’s really not. They added cinnamon, which balanced everything out. It steeps a nice orange color and tastes mostly of ginger and cinnamon. It’s very soothing and homely and just a well-made tea in general.

I bought it for my knee, which has been bothering me lately. Ginger and turmeric have anti inflammatory properties so I figured it was worth a shot. Down the hatch it goes!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Spices, Sweet

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81

Dealt with one very annoying customer and one very rude one yesterday. Went home and cooked the stress away— made cold soba noodle salad for the week. I had some leftover fresh ginger when I was done, so I grated it into boiling water and drank that last night. It was very strong and spicy, but warming and healthfully energizing and revitalizing. It was also a cheerful yellow color, which didn’t hurt.

Now, I also somehow managed to sprain my ankle and hurt my knee sometime around Thursday or Friday last week, so I’ve also been dealing with that pain. I swear to God, though, drinking the ginger broth helped. I woke up this morning with no pain at all!

Sometimes the best cures have to be stumbled upon by random happenstance, I guess.

Flavors: Ginger, Spicy

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70

Cold-steeped 10-12 bags of this in a gallon of water overnight. The result is a VERY potent but tasty iced tea. The cold-steeping brings forth the honey note most prevalently, although the lemon lingers in the aftertaste quite pleasantly. I like to cold-steep green teas because it eliminates the chances of bitterness— you can’t “cook” the leaves if the water is cold.

Had a glass of it with SEVERAL ice cubes and a bowl of ginger scallion soba noodle salad that I made, and I have to say, the pairing made a perfect summer meal.

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86
drank Jasmine Green Tea by Twinings
564 tasting notes

Got my medical issue sorted out and I’m feeling a lot better… Although the fire alarm testing in my work building this morning wasn’t helpful.

Green tea is so soothing and revitalizing. I really wish I had better means to make it loose at work, but alas, this bagged one will do. Twinings is a good company, at least.

I taste flowers and perfume. Broth-y mouthfeel.

Fjellrev

Glad you’re feeling better!

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90

My panic disorder has been flaring up these past few weeks… I don’t for one second believe that this bagged tea is curing anything, but it does seem to help me sleep, which is a plus. And it tastes so good. Lavender is the most perfect herb on the planet.

I appreciate this blend especially because I recognize all of the ingredients. Yogi likes to put weird stuff in their teas (what the hell is a schizandra berry?) which makes me a little apprehensive. But this one is just what you need when you’re anxious: soothing, mild, naturally sweet, no funky random herbs and berries. Reliable.

Flavors: Flowers, Honey, Lavender, Milk, Sweet

KiwiDelight

Ditto. I love lavender! It’s the only herb that actually helps me with sleeping. I’m adding this to my wishlist.

teaqueen

One of my favorites by this company, definitely :)

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74
drank PG Tips by PG Tips
564 tasting notes

Best. Builder’s tea. Ever. Seriously, this with a splash of skim milk and I feel ready to take on the day . Ready for anything, really. It’s hearty, earthy, strong, sturdy as a rock. It’s the regular drip coffee of the tea world. I had two cuppas this morning. (I need it— we’re short-staffed this week and I am in no mood for peoples’ whining and complaining.)

Onward!

Flavors: Earth, Grass

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75

I’m sure my coworkers think I’m insane, drinking hot tea in 90° F weather, but I’mma do me.
First day back from a vacation is usually brutal, but today is okay so far.
I do love this dandelion tea. It’s roasty and bready and cocoa-y and comforting. Wish it came in a bigger box!

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cocoa, Dandelion, Roasted, Roasted nuts, Toast

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45
drank White Moon by Basilur
564 tasting notes

The cooler the water temp, the better. The yucky latex taste is diminished somewhat and it tastes more like a normal green tea. A milky-sweet scent permeates the liquor. It’s a cheap tea, no doubt about it. But it is serviceable enough in a pinch.

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85

Absolutely divine. Tasted just like those chocolate orange slices that you can get around Christmas time. Perfect with milk. It was good as a dessert tea. The chocolate was very strong and the orange was kind of like an afternote. It was very very nice.

Flavors: Chocolate, Citrus, Dark Chocolate, Milk, Orange

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78

I really liked this one! The flavoring is the most genuine fruit flavoring I’ve ever tasted. I’m not sure which fruits are Brazilian, but this tasted like stone fruits and watermelon to me. Very sweet, but not cloyingly so. Very refreshing; must try it as an iced tea.

Flavors: Fruity, Melon, Stonefruits, Sweet

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Hello! I love literature, politics, and tea. I work in the Information Technology field and am currently working toward an MA in English.

Favorites: Black, oolong, and rooibos. Blends that are vanilla, chocolate, nutty, or dessert-like are especially appealing to me. I also love ginger, citrus, and lemongrass.

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 mate and 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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