455 Tasting Notes

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drank Oriental Spice by Adagio Teas
455 tasting notes

Backlogging from yesterday—

Of the Nut & Spice sampler pack, this one is my favorite. It tastes like chai.

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drank China White Tea by Royal King
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I had a cup of coffee this morning, and then this, and now I’m jittery. I only get jittery if I have a cup of caffeinated tea after a cup of coffee, so I don’t for one second believe that this is caffeine-free, despite what the box says.

A Chinese coworker gave my boyfriend this tea, and he gave me a few bags to try.

He loves white tea, but it’s not usually my favorite. But this one is pretty good! Very smooth, very drinkable and surprisingly flavorful. I can’t really describe the taste, other than as a nondescript, vegetable note, but it’s definitely there and definitely palatable.

Not bad, although it’s probably the Lipton of Chinese white tea.

Flavors: Vegetables

masked185

Haha yeah white tea definitely has caffeine despite what some claim.

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70
drank Ginger Kick by Higher Living
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My boyfriend told me to get this one because he has it at work and he says it’s really good for when you’re sick.

I accidentally uploaded the wrong picture for this (helpfully, Higher Living uses the exact same design and colors for their Lemon & Ginger blend….), and then of course Steepster doesn’t let you change the default picture. I uploaded the right one for it, but you have to click on the tea and then click on Other Images to see it.

I was crazy anxious last night, and it helped a lot. It’s soothing and surprisingly mild. It almost has a sugar cookie taste to it. The longer you let it steep, the better it gets.

Very good for anyone who wants the benefits of ginger without the intense spiciness.

Flavors: Cookie, Ginger, Lemon Zest

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drank Organic Peach Cobbler by Tazo
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I got this because it seems summery. It smells very fruity and cinnamon-y in the dry bag.

Once I steeped it, I only got peach in the aftertaste. It was mostly a mediocre black base with a lot of apple and cinnamon.

Oh well.

masked185

I’ve had bad luck with fruit blends from big companies. Always seem to have a mediocre black base with a not very realistic fruity flavor. They seem to fair better when making it just a tisane.

teaqueen

I completely agree. Serves me right for trusting Starbuck’s with tea. They should stick to their overpriced and over-sweet chai lattes and their ridiculous coffee products. Lol

masked185

Haha very well said!

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5
drank Egyptian Licorice by Yogi Tea
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Yick. Yick. Yiiiiick.

I hate this stuff. I hate licorice and I hate teas that taste like they already have Dolores-Umbridge amounts of sugar in them without me adding any.

I’m just gonna toss the last bag of this vile stuff. Thank God it’s out of my life.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Licorice, Sweet

masked185

LOL back when I was first drinking larger amounts of tea and only had experience with bagged teas I liked this one. And I hate licorice! I’d probably feel differently now a days though.

teaqueen

It’s just the worst.

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87

Just a really great, easy, sweet treat of a cup. Mild, minty, perfect brushstroke of chocolate.

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81
drank Chocolate Mint by Harney & Sons
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Ayup, just as I suspected… A splash of milk and a spoonful of sugar and I’m in sweet, chocolatey, minty heaven.

No reason for me to ever take this tea any other way. Divine.

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drank Organic Bramblewine by Tazo
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The green rooibos was the appealing part for me. I’ve never tried it before.

I sniffed the dry bag and had a mini panic attack— surely they wouldn’t DARE put stevia in this tea! I reread the ingredients and breathed a sigh of relief. It’s just naturally sweet from all the fruit.

The hibiscus somehow doesn’t make my lips pucker with disgust! It’s a miracle. I taste lots of cherries and jam, and even a echo of wine in the aftertaste. Not bad! I’m starting to reconsider Tazo.

masked185

Geen rooibos is on my list to try. I love the regular rooibos, how would you say green differs?

teaqueen

It’s much more subtle! Not as woodsy, very mild and plays nice with fruit flavors. I like red rooibos with more dessert-y flavors like chocolate and vanilla, personally.

masked185

Hmm that makes sense :)

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85

This’ll do. Woke me up gently and gracefully, as any self-respecting EG should. I love the lavender addition.

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59
drank Salted Caramel by Bigelow
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Hoping to sip this one down within the week… It’s a fall tea, and it’s technically springtime, so I really need to get my act together here! Lol

I taste butter, salt, caramel, and even some bitter cocoa. Not terrible for a bagged tea (I really need to start buying more loose leaf stuff) but nothing to write home about either. Base is a bit astringent and can be easily oversteeped.

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Butter, Caramel, Cocoa, Salt

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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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