103 Tasting Notes
Stole a bag of this from my housemate. Desperate times call for desperate measure.
It tastes GROSS. Wayyyyyy too much licorice and anise. But damned if it isn’t working! Not the most pleasant experience flavor wise, but if you can just power through it, your throat will no longer be tickly or sore. Temporarily.
Blahhhhh I just wanna get better…
Tea with honey in it when you can’t stop coughing is the best. Especially when the tea also has spearmint and lemongrass in it.
Which this one does.
Not a huge Tazo fan, usually. Not a huge Starbucks fan in general, come to that. But this is one of two teas I’ve tried from them that they’ve got right! It’s smooth, aromatic, minty, and lemony, and the green base is perfect. I have no clue why it’s called “zen”- maybe this particular blend is harmonic and balanced?
Anyway, this is a solid, never-disappointing, steady choice for a bagged green. Excellent straight up, or with some sugar or honey, but only a touch of either is needed.
I got this tea bag from my college’s cafeteria.
I simply adore it! It’s the perfect balance between black tea and bergamot. And it’s organic. It smells tangy and citrusy, but the tea itself isn’t astringent. It’s smooth and mellow and orangey. Sooo good.
The lymph nodes under my jaw are swollen to the size of marbles. I HATE being sick! arrrrghhhhhhh! >.<
Brewed a mug of this stuff last night and added a teaspoon of honey for good measure. I read somewhere that chamomile is a mild antihistamine, so I figured, what the hell.
It was the first thing I could even remotely taste in two days. So I was grateful for that. It was sweet, warm, good for my throat, and surprisingly, still fresh, even though its packaging is a little iffy. (Stringless pouchless sachets in a non-resealable plastic bag inside the box.) It also soothed my nerves and gave me something else to think about besides how crappy I feel.
Still not sorry I bought this tea. I will probably keep a box of it it in my tea stash always, for times like this. Peppermint, chamomile, and echinacea teas are my go-to medicinal teas.
What can I say? I have simple taste.
Unearthed this in my tea chest while I was on a mad hunt for something to help chase the last bit of this nasty head cold away. I realized that I haven’t had this tea in over a year, so I decided to give it a whirl.
I forgot how much I liked this tea! Now, bear with me. I know it’s Lipton, which means that in the more refined tea-drinking world, it’s like what carob is to the chocolate world.
But this one is really, really, really good. It really is. It’s perfectly blended, flavorful, smooth, and I always feel better after I drink it.
Honest. It never gets bitter, even though as a berry-flavored green, the odds are stacked against it. It also smells heavenly.
I’m so glad I rediscovered this today. I must get more of it soon!
Peppermint is one of the best medicinal teas out there.
I happen to have a NASTY head cold right now, so I’ve been eating a raw clove of garlic in vinegar a day these past few days. It’s a Chinese remedy that I learned from my boss. I’m probably not doing it right. I bet you’re supposed to let the garlic sit in the vinegar longer, but whatever. I know it’s helping.
The point is. I have REALLY bad breath after I power through that little mouthful of unpleasantness. Peppermint tea neutralizes it. This is a nice, cheap, eco-friendly option.
I also use this tea when my stomach is upset.
Or, sometimes I drink it with honey when I just want peppermint. No surprises in this cup. What you read is what you get. Keep it in your stash always, right next to the chamomile.
Waaaaaay backlogging on this one. I completely forgot about it. Oops.
I am not a huge chai fan. I had an Oregon Chai “Dreamscape” blend at one point that was a rooibos base with chai spices, and I couldn’t wait to get rid of it.
This is the only chai-like blend that I like. It’s sweet enough on its own that I don’t need to add any sugar, which is a plus for me. (I usually like my teas with as few additives as possible.) Also, it’s completely herbal and therefore caffeine-free. Which makes it perfect bedtime tea.
Mostly, I taste the cinnamon. Which is totally fine with me, because I adore cinnamon. Overall, its characteristics are warm, dark, and loud! It smells very strongly of chai spice, even dry- I can smell the teabags even when the box is shut. Once steeped, it makes the whole room smell delicious. It’s hard to ignore this blend!
This is a good tea to drink during late fall and all throughout winter, when you’re bundled up in your flannels with your hands wrapped around the mug for warmth and dreaming of summer.
Had to be a raging cow to my disgusting slobby housemates who never do their dishes or clean up their kitchen messes. It’s just two of them, and the rest of us all know that these two are the perps, but of course I can’t single just the two of them out, because then I’m conspiring against them or something. So I had to send a nasty message to all of them.
I’m sick of this crap. Keeping the house clean should be common sense/ courtesy. It’s amazing to me how magnificently some people fail to grasp that.
I’m also too tired and lazy to wait for boiling water, even though today is miserably cold. So I’m drinking a week-old cold brew of this stuff with honey that has been chilling in my fridge. Surprisingly, it’s not bad. I’m kind of weird in that I like my tea to be a little bitter, so the fact that I overleafed and probably oversteeped this pot of tea when I made it doesn’t bother me in the slightest. In fact, I really kind of love it. Blackberry is my favorite fruit, and it’s naturally tart. Some honey or sugar takes the edge off, but still allows it to shine in its natural state of take-me-or-leave-me flavor.
I really wasn’t that enthused about this tea when I first bought it, but I think I’ve grown to love having it around as an iced tea to grab when I’m having a day/ week/ month like this one. hahahaha.
Oooooo, this is nice! I can taste peach, but not like the kind of peach you’d expect to find in a flavoring. It tastes like actual fresh peach. Impressive! I can also taste the honey notes.
This tea is a little more subtle than the Taiwanese Wild Mountain Black, but I still really, really enjoyed it.