141 Tasting Notes

80

There is a smoky, resinous feel to this tea, although it still retains a light feel. It almost makes me think of eucalyptus, but in a really nice way, not a medicinal one. It’s not my absolute favorite from this company, but since most of my all-time faves come from here, that’s not an insult. :)

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10
drank Chocolate Delight by Tea Guys
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OK, I don’t know what’s up with my bag, but I swear it tasted like coffee with a faint hint of chocolate. 3/3 of my family thought it was coffee, not tea. My daughter thought that was great, as a mochaccino (sp?) lover. However, I loathe coffee so off it goes.

Flavors: Coffee, Espresso

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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55
drank Oolong Peach by Tea Guys
141 tasting notes

Meh. It’s not great peach-wise, it’s not great tea-wise. Certainly drinkable, but nothing I care to reorder. It really doesn’t taste very oolong-y to me, but I don’t profess to have actual tea knowledge, I just know what I like or don’t.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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66
drank Golden Grapefruit by Tea Guys
141 tasting notes

I don’t find this to be tremendously grapefruity, but the flavor is definitely present. It’s more the actual fruit than peel or oil or anything, and it’s balanced nicely with the tea. I have yet to find a grapefruit tea that I love, but this is a nice one. (I do find this needs a bit more tea than average, although probably not as much as I used here for most people – I tend to go heavy on the tea.)

Flavors: Grapefruit

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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76

This is uncomplicated but nice. It has what I think of as true black tea taste (not sure how else to describe it, it’s almost more a feeling in the back of my throat?) but I don’t find it overly astringent. It is somewhat tannic, but just enough to make it interesting – nothing overwhelming to me. I get some nice roasted notes from it, but nothing I’d consider fruity. It’s a nice solid anytime tea to me.

Flavors: Roasted, Tannin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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80
drank Jasmine Dragon Pearls by Teavana
141 tasting notes

I liked this. Nice balance of tea and jasmine. I tend to prefer rather heavy flavors/fragrances, so if you just want a hint of jasmine, this isn’t the right one for you. And I just always like pearl teas a bit more because they are just so pretty, lol.

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10

Bitter green with medicinal cherry. Bleh.

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10
drank Carrot Cupcake by DAVIDsTEA
141 tasting notes

In fairness, the scent is absolutely delicious and nails carrot cake. But the taste…ugh. I get an overwhelming taste (and feel, if you know what I mean) of artificial sweetener, with a slight underpinning of spices. I do taste the licorice but it’s very faint – I generally hate licorice, but it’s not overwhelming in this tea. It’s a bit better as it cools, but I really dislike this one and can’t even finish the cup.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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5

Yuck. Just rooibos, rooibos, and more rooibos with a hint of a watery chocolate flavor. I steeped it forever, and it was still just barely drinkable. I gave up after just a few swallows.

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60
drank Key Lime Ceylon by Tea Guys
141 tasting notes

Um, this one is nice enough. It doesn’t wow me one way or the other. It definitely has that lime dryness to it, but not overpowering. Probably is great with sugar added, maybe even a tiny bit of milk for creaminess.

Flavors: Citrus Zest, Lime

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