1149 Tasting Notes

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drank Long Life Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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Wow, I really enjoyed this tea from Cameron B. So fruity and smooth. Maybe berry and peach? Definitely a complex flavor, not juice-like. I could see myself drinking this tea all the time.

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86
drank Iced Passion Tea by Tazo
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I bought a box of six pitcher packs of this for $1.50, so the value is pretty unbeatable. I always bring a hot and a cold tea with me to work. This has been my cold tea of choice lately. I add a decent amount of sugar to the pitcher, so the flavor ends up being a sweet and slightly sour berry and lemon mix. But there’s complexity to the flavor that I didn’t expect and which I don’t have the trained tastes to identify. It’s like licorice and a little of something else. Anyway, when I bought this, I was expecting nothing, but I have been won over!

Mastress Alita

I love the liquid concentrate of this stuff, which just gets mixed half-in-half with water or lemonade and you have instant iced tea. So good.

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93
drank Vanilla by Adagio Teas
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I got this one from meowster a few months ago. I love vanilla black tea. I drank Harney’s Vanilla Comoro every day until my tin was gone, and today I tried this as a replacement. Man, I hope Adagio’s decaf version of this is as good because I love this tea. It tastes so much smoother than what I’m used to. Not a hint of an unpleasant undertone. Admittedly, I do add a teaspoon of vanilla and some sugar whenever I make vanilla black tea…but it tastes even better like that, so why not?

Cameron B.

If you like Adagio’s teas, you might try them for caffeine-free teas. They have a large selection of rooibos, honeybush, decaf, and herbal blends and they offer sample sizes. I’m not personally a fan of their teas, but I know a lot of people are.

AJRimmer

Adagio was actually the second tea company I tried after Teavana, so I’ve tried a few dozen of their teas at this point (though I haven’t tried their decaf section yet). I considered them my favorite brand for a while, but now that I’ve tried so many other brands, my love has faded somewhat. They’ll keep me coming back from time to time with their rewards system regardless since I’m weak and love deals.

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84
drank Strawberry & Vanilla by Lupicia
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I’m always in search of a good strawberry tea. This one is really light and refreshing. The strawberry and vanilla go very well together. I’ve never ordered from Lupicia before, but I’ve enjoyed every sample I’ve gotten from Cameron B, so evidently I need to!

Cameron B.

Lupicia is definitely one of my favorite (if not my absolute favorite) flavored tea companies.

AJRimmer

They’re so good! I just wish they had more herbal choices since I drink like four times more herbal than every other category put together, and I’d want to reach the free shipping minimum.

Cameron B.

I’m trying to expand my stock of caffeine-free teas as well, which is hard when I don’t really like red rooibos much and the majority of fruit teas like a big ol’ cup of hibiscus…

I would definitely recommend their Golden Honey Dew and their flavored barley teas (not the Orzo ones, but the ones in bags). I seem to remember liking Caramel & Rum as well, if you’re into butterscotch and that sort of thing. Other than that, I haven’t tried many of their herbals.

AJRimmer

Green rooibos is definitely the best rooibos!
Hmm thanks for the recommendations! I’m basically out of herbal stuff (well…compared to the variety I prefer to have around), so I’m looking to make a sizable order soon. It’s just hard to decide where to buy from when there are so many brands I want to try!

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75
drank Jardin Bleu by Dammann Freres
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Hmm I like this one, but I’m definitely not picking up on the subtleties other reviewers are. To me, it tastes like a mild black. Not bitter. I can tell that it’s supposed to be flavored like something, but I can’t tell what the something is. Maybe mildly fruity. Thanks to Cameron B for this one.

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86
drank Pecan Pie by Dammann Freres
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Got this one from Cameron B. I really like it! It tasted like almond with no bitterness. I do wish I’d gotten more of a pecan pie feel from it, but it was very enjoyable. I’d drink this fairly often if I had more! A nice light flavor. Nutty teas are the best.

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drank Rooibos Peach by Adagio Teas
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Reading multiple positive reviews, it makes me feel like the crazy one, but this tea has a much too strong chemical ater taste for my liking. What I did was mix it together with a tin of plain red rooibos I had, and together, they taste very nice. I like the peach flavor; it just needs more rooibos to overpower the chemicals.

Mastress Alita

I’ve actually had several teas lately where the artificial flavoring had a “metallic” sort of aftertaste to me (from Adagio and others) so I think I know exactly what you are talking about when you say it tastes chemical. I’m wondering if there is a certain brand of flavorings that my palate is sensitive to, and they are getting used way too strongly…

AJRimmer

That must be it! I really enjoy most flavored teas, but occasionally there’s one that’s just strange. Glad I’m not alone in this!

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67
drank Maple Syrup Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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This kind of tastes like caramel popcorn. Not really getting the maple. Yeah, this is the kind of tea I enjoy trying a sample of but would be fine with never having again. I prefer Oh Canada, which actually tastes like Maple and is pleasant enough to have frequently. But I guess I could leave a separate review about that.

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90
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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This has a light melon/vegetal taste. It’s actually better with less sugar than I usually put in. It’s so hard to assign a number value to this one since I only had a sample (kindly provided by Cameron B). This is definitely one to try. Different from other melon teas I’ve had. Probably more accurate to actual melons than to what melon flavored candies etc usually taste like.

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90
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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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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