624 Tasting Notes

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drank Caramel Chai Rooibos by Teavana
624 tasting notes

This tea was such a disappointment! I love caramel and I love chai, so getting an ounce of this new Teavana offering with my latest Starbucks reward seemed like a no-brainer. Unfortunately, this tea doesn’t taste like caramel at all and it doesn’t really have the complexity of a chai either. It’s more like an intense cinnamon/clove tea that assaults your taste buds with spiciness. It isn’t the worst tea I’ve ever drunk; I’ll finish what I have, but definitely won’t be re-purchasing this one.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Zen by Tazo
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I haven’t tried many green teas yet and I haven’t enjoyed most of the ones I’ve had. But this one is delicious! The mint and lemon flavors are both quite subtle, but just present enough to make it so refreshing. It’s good both hot and iced. I’m working on my second box!

Flavors: Freshly Cut Grass, Lemongrass, Spearmint

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60
drank Strawberry Oolong by TeaSource
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I tried this one hot today and wasn’t a huge fan. The flavor was pleasant, but rather bland…and it was a lot more oolong than strawberry! The company suggests drinking it as an iced tea, so I will try that next time to see if I like it better.

Flavors: Floral, Strawberry

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90
drank Almond Cookie by Fava Tea Co.
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This is the first tea I’ve tried from Fava Tea Company and I’m impressed! It smells just like the name would suggest: a warm, freshly-baked almond cookie. It’s extremely flavorful and rich. Almond and vanilla are the predominant flavors, but the black tea comes through as well and there is also just a hint of sweetness. I like it plain, but it is also delicious with a splash of milk and/or a bit of sugar. Even my brother, who doesn’t really care for tea, enjoyed this one!

Flavors: Almond, Sweet, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C.S. Lewis

I was introduced to loose leaf tea by a roommate in 2012, but it wasn’t until I stumbled upon Steepster in 2014 that I discovered a world of tea that went beyond Teavana and the grocery store.

My tastes continue to evolve, but black tea is currently my favorite. I am especially drawn to strong, malty breakfast blends to wake me up in the morning and flavored dessert teas to sip throughout the day.

Just about everything in my cupboard is available to swap, so feel free to ask!

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