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411 Tasting Notes

71

I am struggling with my score on this tea. I can’t really taste the tarragon, but the mint is lovely. It’s nice, and I’m enjoying drinking it, but I was hoping for more.

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67

So, I tried the tea again with a shot of real cream. Much better! It really brought out the lavender flavor. Nom….

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95

I braved the mall today (silly idea with the post-holiday crowds) and stocked up on one of my favorites – their Strawberry Lemonade Herbal tea. I love this tea – very light but very flavorful. And I splurged and got their perfect tea maker, so I’ve been playing with it ever since I got home, making this tea. Bliss…

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec

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95

Oh wow. I love this tea. Definitely minty with a full body behind it. The mint isn’t very sharp. I can hardly taste the green tea, but it’s got a nice complex flavor that almost has a bit of a smooth mouthfeel to it. Yum.

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57
drank Mint Medley by Bigelow
411 tasting notes

A nice, mellow mint tea. I personally prefer a little more peppermint in my mint, but this is a nice little tea.

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65

Ginger is my favorite spice, and so when I saw this in the shop last night, I had to get it, even though I’m trying to move to loose leaf rather than bagged tea. (And two other boxes came home too, but we’ll not speak of that. )

Once I removed the plastic, I was surprised that the the scent was so.. weak. Once brewed, the spice scent still had less ginger than expected, but was definitely better than just the smell of the tea bags.

Flavor-wise, it’s definitely a cookie flavor, and the tea tastes like a mild gingerbread cookie. The ginger doesn’t have a bite to it, and you can taste a few of the other spices.

I am enjoying this tea, but likely won’t buy another box – I prefer my flavors bold, and this is very mellow. But, it’s good, and if you like spice tea and mild gingerbread cookies, this is good stuff!

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80

I really liked this tea, exactly for the reason that the vanilla muted the overwhelming flowery-ness of the original. I like fruity teas, but not really floral teas. And this was no longer overwhelmingly floral. It was just a nice mellow tea for sipping as I went to bed. Yum.

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drank Pomegranate Pizzazz by Bigelow
411 tasting notes

I agree with the previously mentioned banana scent. It’s a mild flavor, but overall pretty much unremarkable. I’m basically just clearning out my tea bag collection so I can justify getting myself more loose teas.

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39

I picked up this tea because I like fruit teas, and this just looked interesting. The smell is.. off… it’s like blueberry and dirt. Or blueberry and old eggs. Or blueberry and something icky. The flavor is nice, with a slight aftertaste. Not something I’ll buy again, but not something I won’t drink.

takgoti

Call me weird, but blueberries and dirt I can kind of get on board with. Probably because I like pu-erh. But blueberry and old eggs… Well, at least the taste is decent, right?

Jillian

Blueberry and EGGS?! 0_o

takgoti

What’s more, OLD eggs.

wombatgirl

If you’d like to try some, I’d be happy to send you a few teabags. Maybe my nose is off.

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48
drank Awake- Filterbag by Tazo
411 tasting notes

Nice, strong flavor. I think I oversteeped it, so it’s a little bitter. Not bad tho.

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I’ve got a lot of interests: sushi, science fiction/fantasy, medieval recreation, cooking (specifically medieval cooking), reading, British science fiction (Doctor Who!), hand sewing and now TEA!!

My favorites tend to be oolongs and flavored black teas. I like highly flavored teas more than delicate ones. Rooibos tends to taste like dirt to me, and hibiscus is very sour to my palate. But I’m always up to try all sorts of things, and will often find things that I really like which I thought I’d hate.

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