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176 Tasting Notes

77
drank Garden Aria White Tea by Teavana
176 tasting notes

I’m taking this down a few notches since the past couple of times I’ve had this it’s been a bit bitter. I still enjoy it, though. I just think it’s a little finicky when it comes to steeping time.

__Morgana__

Tried to order some of this today given the nice reviews here and they’re out. Bummer!

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83
drank White Grapefruit by Adagio Teas
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83
drank Cream by Adagio Teas
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This was from MeghannM. It smells delicious. I added some milk to this, which made it extra smooth. The tea was very dark, almost like coffee. I was expecting yuckiness like I normally get with Adagio’s flavored blacks, but this one was a pleasant surprise. I’ll definitely be making this one again. The only thing I didn’t like about it was the dryness in my mouth afterward. But other than that, I liked it a lot! Thanks MeghannM!

This was good on its own, but I also think it would would be good to add to other teas. I’m thinking of adding it to strawberry.

gmathis

I think this is one of my very favorite Adagios, too. Seems a little redundant to add cream to Cream, but it works nicely.

S

This is one the few Adagio flavored blacks I like. And yes, it is delicious mixed with strawberry tea!

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87
drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
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I love this one with sugar and milk. I had it in the afternoon for a little pick-me-up after a disastrous walk with my dog. It was so windy that she actually got blown over sideways and I felt terrible. I promised her I’d never bring her out when it was that windy ever again. My poor dog…!

Cofftea

OH NO! Is she a tiny thing?

Erin

no, that’s why it’s so alarming! she’s a big 50 lb. dog. the wind was just NUTS.

LENA

oh my! that’s some strong wind!!!

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I had this for dessert with milk and sugar. It made for a very rich, very delicious treat.

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75
drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
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This isn’t doing it for me today. It’s not as good as I remember it being.

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87
drank Honey Ginseng by The Republic of Tea
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I got this yesterday as a free sample inside my ROT catalog. I figured a green would be a little gentler on my stomach (which still bothers me every day, which is why I haven’t been having much tea lately. I’ve made an appointment to find out if I have another stomach ulcer). Plus when I first started drinking tea, I didn’t like greens because of the grassiness. But I’ve seen my palate develop over these past few months, so I’m giving it another go. I really do want to like green tea. You see, I feel like I’m missing out on a whole huge part of the tea world. It’s something I want to experience, so hopefully things will be different this time.

It smells of honey and flowers. I don’t smell any grassiness. This seems like it will a gentle, soothing tea.

Hooray! It tastes like I wanted it to; floral with a touch of honey. I don’t taste grassiness, accept for a teensy bit in the aftertaste, which doesn’t bother me. Maybe my palate isn’t bothered by it anymore, or maybe this just isn’t a very grassy green. I’m going to happily finish this cup. This was my first experience with ROT, and I have been left a very happy customer!

S

Yay for finding a green you liked! Hope your tummy feels better, too!

oOTeaOo

When I go to Panera, this is the tea I usually get. It is so good! :) Sometimes I add a little honey. Great review! I’m glad you found a green that you like!

~lauren.

I put this on my shopping list – thanks for the review! Oh, was there any hint of ginseng? Hope your stomach feels better soon!

Erin

@Lauren – To be honest, I don’t know what ginseng is supposed to taste like! So I’m not really able to answer that question… sorry!

~lauren.

Guess what? My very first RoT catalog came in the mail today with this as a sample! I’m going to try it out …!

Erin

yay! this was my first ROT catalog too : )

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99
drank Dawn by The Simple Leaf
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It’s a rather cold and dreary day, so I’m warming up with some Dawn. Ahhh, so good.

Josh

That sounds lovely. Let me guess, your sitting next to a fire and reading a book as well?

Erin

Sitting at the kitchen table doing math work. The oven is on though, so close enough. : )

Josh

Oh wow, I was just stating what I thought would be an awesome way to drink some of that tea on the cold and dreary day your having. Your almost doing that exact thing. That’s kinda crazy.

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72
drank Apple Pie a la mode by 52teas
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I’ve recently returned from a 2-day tea hiatus. I wanted to stop drinking tea to see if my crippling stomach aches would stop. They did. But, I also suffered nasty caffeine withdrawal, which gave me crippling headaches. So, I have 2 options: 1. Drink tea, be healthier, but have stomach aches or 2. Don’t drink tea, be lethargic, and have headaches.

This tasting note shows which option I chose.

Harfatum

I get stomach aches from tea too sometimes, but if I keep it to 1 or 2 teas per day I don’t really have any trouble. I think having it with tomato sauce based foods makes it worse.

takgoti

What? That sucks! Have you talked to an allergist?

AmazonV

try switching up teas; coffee makes my sick – i drink it anyway, but try mate only one day, green another….perhaps it’s just blacks

once you narrow it down you might be able to find your limits (1 black a day, rest green, or a few blacks but only with tums)

Erin

@Harfatum – Tomato stuff hurts my stomach too! I can no longer eat tomato soup, much to my dismay.
@ takgoti – I don’t think it’s an allergy issue. I’ve had stomach ulcers due to stress before (darn high school), so I think it’s more that my stomach is all messed up.
@AmazonV – Good idea, I’m definitely going to experiment. Black teas are my favorite, so I want to know exactly how much I can drink without being in pain.

What concerns me is that I drink 3 cups of tea per day at most, which isn’t very much. But my stomach is wacky, so who knows. Today I’m drinking only blacks.

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