1149 Tasting Notes

79

Nice juicy mango flavor with a peppery honeybush base. I might prefer it on a different base, but I enjoy the elements individually. The best part of this tea is definitely its delicious scent – it really smells like fresh mango. The rebrew is mostly honeybush, but still enjoyable. I’ve had this a few times now, and I think I’m a fan! The mango and honeybush do end up working decently well together and make for a pleasant lukewarm or cold cup.

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60
drank Cardassian Red Leaf by Adagio Teas
1149 tasting notes

I received this tin as a super thoughtful Secret Santa gift. One of the teas making up this blend is puerh hazelberry, and I feel like that’s what I taste the most. The berry is a bit tart, and the base is a bit bleh since I’m not a puerh fan. I don’t really taste the other ingredients that are supposed to make this one up. With milk, the flavor is okay, but not special or even very good. I think the vision here is a little off. It’s not at all the tea I imagine Cardassians being so wild for. It’s also not red.

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77
drank Spiced Hot Toddy by Cuppa Geek
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I had this warm, and it was really pleasant. It’s mildly spiced and fruity. I didn’t notice the black tea in the taste, but it wasn’t thin or lacking in flavor. Not something I’d order, but I’m glad I tried it! The strongest flavors were probably cinnamon and apple, but it managed to not taste like the million other teas with this flavor profile.

I still have plenty of teas from Cuppa Geek, but this is finally my last sample from the advent calendar! I really enjoyed most of the flavors, and at $18 for 26 teas, there’s no better deal out there. I’ll buy one every year if there is one!

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77

This doesn’t taste how I expected. It has somewhat of a cider thing going on with tart fruit and mild spice. I drink it cold, and it’s decently complex and enjoyable. Sometimes it has a sparkly sort of soda quality. I don’t like the scent of this one, and the resteep is weird too, but the flavor is pretty nice! I guess I’d call the flavor spiced cranberry soda.

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Last Daily Club tea! I’ve been more impressed with them than I expected, but not enough to need more. The berry flavor is pretty good. It tastes like fake berry, but decent fake berry. It goes well with the black tea.

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72

I have to say that this tea doesn’t taste like its name. The black tea is pretty strong, and it tastes nice. I also get a strong berry flavor. It tasted good without milk, but I added some anyway and like it this way too. I wish there were something like peanut butter here, but it is a nice berry black tea.

gmathis

Never tried anything with a peanut butter label, but I’d think that would be a little hard to replicate.

AJRimmer

I’ve had a few peanut butter tea, and some of them do magically have a bit of peanut butter flavor – I’m not sure how though!

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90

This one is so fresh and delicious. They use a high quality chamomile base, and there’s a good amount of lavender included so you can really taste it. They got the balance just right – nothing negative or weird. It tastes so lovely it’s hard to believe that only two ingredients can make such a satisfying flavor! I’ve enjoyed it both hot and cold.

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69
drank TEAm Badger by Cuppa Geek
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I drank this tea to keep me awake on a long drive. The flavor is pretty simple. I get some toasted mate and a bit of dessertiness from the chocolate chips. I had it with almond milk, and it tasted decent, but not very interesting or special. It needed something to amp up the chocolate. As it was, it was mostly just toastiness, and it could have used some added complexity/intrigue.

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75
drank Minty Chamomile by Free Your Tea
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This is mostly chamomile with some mint in the background. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t special enough to order. It was refreshing and simple. It made a nice cold cup of tea, but not one I’ll remember.

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60

Mild flavor, a bit orangey, sort of light and fake. I’m glad I only have the one bag from the tea box. The flavor needed to be way stronger. The reviews are right on this one!

Shae

Seems like I didn’t care for this one either. I know we still have several bags of it in the drawer, at least.

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I’m an event planner who always has multiple mugs of tea beside me. Hobbies other than tea include board games, video games, cooking international dishes, science fiction, hiking, jigsaw puzzles, tap dancing, reading, listening to podcasts, and playing with my troublesome kitties.

Favorite flavors: dessert flavors, nutty, melon, mint, strawberry, anything rooibos-related.

Don’t prefer: Smoky, rosemary, savory flavors, floral (other than lavender), plain tea.

I always drink flavored tea, and preferably caffeine-free or black. I’ll try just about anything though! Let me know if you’re interested in a swap!

My ratings are kind of meaningless, but basically
90-100 pretty perfect
80-89 really good
70-79 good, but not the best
60-69 okay, but probably not for me
1-59 varying degrees of dislike

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