230 Tasting Notes

drank Pot O' Gold by 52teas
230 tasting notes

I love butterscotch tea. This is no exception. The flavor is yummy sweet without being over the top.

I got this as a sample from my tasting box I purchased from LiberTEAS . Thanks for putting together such a great bunch of samples!

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drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
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I got this sample from Itachi. Thanks Itachi!

The oolong base in this gets a little lost. HOWEVER, the fruit flavors are wonderful. It tastes like a tropical cocktail! I LOVE this tea and put it on my shopping list.

Aimee Popovacki

hahaha i tried this one by mistake and ended up in the hospital because i had to stab myself with an epi pen due to the mango… BUT I LOVED IT!

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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I am going to spend today drinking as many different types of tea as possible. As I am at home with all my tea-making products and a proper kettle I don’t have to make a GIANT batch of one tea in a thermos to bring to work. I got this tea as a sample from Nicole over at the tea traders facebook group.

To me this was okay. I wouldn’t purchase and it was not bad but not spectacular. I think I am just not a cinnamon tea girl. THE DRY LEAF was SO PRETTY! The tea had a pretty shimmery look to it. As an aside, my husband really liked it.

Aimee Popovacki

this one is fantastic as a latte…. with some almond milk.. or just rgular milk… its different.

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drank Russian Samovar by ESP Emporium
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I was excited to try this tea as I love a subtle smokey flavor. Russian blends often work well but a full on lapsang souchong can be too much. This tea has a much more delicate flavor then I was expecting. It tastes more like a basic black tea then anything with a smokey flavor. Maybe I can slightly pick up the smoke…nothing to exciting. It’s okay tea, made with good steep time / temp but that’s about all that is going on with this cup


If you have a too smoky tea, add a little to this. I have a very smoky lapsang souchong that I add to other tea’s, It’s something that I cook with and make my own Russian tea with by adding just the right amount to black tea that is a bit floral.

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drank Pineapple Kona Pop by Teavana
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Made this tonight as my evening herbal…it is VERY sweet even without sugar. I taste the pineapple and other generic tropical flavors. I will say it has a VERY sweet and cloying aftertaste.

I will drink the remainder of my sample but will not re-buy this one. (I got this in an exotic iced set for the holidays.)

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

It’s good mixed with the Blueberry Bliss from the same set.


Yeah, this one is TERRIBLE on its own but when it’s with that blueberry one, it’s like magic.


I will try mixing the two tonight! Thanks for the suggestions.

Aimee Popovacki

i like this one alone kind of.. i felt it had a tequilaish taste to it…. almost like a saltiness… but mixed with the blueberry it was great

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drank Wild Black Yunnan by DAVIDsTEA
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This was my morning cup on the way to work. The dry leaf smells very earthy. When wet I get more of the earthy smells like damp woods and early morning damp summer day. The tea itself has all of the earthy flavors but with a creamy note and also is very light. This is a winner for me.

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drank Perfect Pear by DAVIDsTEA
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Drank this today at work. I got a much stronger vanilla note this time. I am upping the rating….

Aimee Popovacki

thats what gets me about this one.. its different everytime… i usually throw a couple tea bags of it in a pitcher and have it in my fridge instead of juice and i find its much better when the vanilla comes out stronger! i hope this one comes back this summer.. they had little bags of it 2 for 5 at the end of the summer and my collection of it is dwindiling.. im down to about four bags.

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drank Harvest Brew by Handmade Tea
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This is one of my all time favorite teas. I looked in the package this morning and do not have a ton left – and it is a limited edition! boo. I have “collecting” tendencies and must always remember that tea does not AGE like wine! A collection only loses flavor or value as time goes on!

See my other tasting notes. This is a great tea, I love Handmade tea. IT is a great product.

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drank Romanoff by American Tea Room
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I am sad to see this tea go. The slightly smokey orange is a true delight.

American Tea Room

you cana always order more – and save 20% this weekend.

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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Backlogging this tea from yesterday evening…had a greasy-spoon dinner with a friend at a local bar and when we got to my house we wanted something sweet—but no more heavy food…so we tried this tea.

It smells JUST LIKE cake mix. I was shocked at how much it smelled like a decadent treat!
This is one of my favorite rooibos blends. What a great treat! It was vanilla-y creamy,

Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
Aimee Popovacki

i found this one tasted kinda like oh canada haha…. but to be fair this came out at the beginning of my i really don’t like rooibos phase…. and it came out with ice cream cake and chocolate cake.. and i much preferred ice cream cake!

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I like all kinds of tea and am open to new things. I am learning about all kinds of new tea and am working on pushing my palate with new tastes.

I am a new Mom to a daughter born 6/14/15. When I was pregnant I lost all desire for tea. Now, my desire for tea, and the ritual it represents, has come back twofold.

I live in Framingham, MA with my daughter, husband, a cranky orange cat and an oversized chihuahua.

I am open to tea swaps from around the world and tea meetups if anyone is in the Greater Boston/ New England area.


Framingham, MA

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