74 Tasting Notes

drank Blue Butterfly by Wicked Tea
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The first steeping tasted very much like peanut, but in a wonderfully savory way. The color was golden brown and very pleasant. The second steeping tasted similar, but more muted. The third steeping still had the color, but not much flavor. If this is what roasted buckwheat tea tastes like, I’m a big fan!

Flavors: Peanut

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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drank Chocolate Mint Rooibos by TeaTime
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I received several 1oz. bags of teas from this tea company for Christmas last year, and have sipped my way through most of them. They were all decaf or herbal flavored teas, which I like to have in the evening during cold months. Not all of the flavors were what I would have chosen myself, and a few surprised me in a good way.

Made myself my first cuppa of this tea just now. It’s got a strong mint flavor with the inference of chocolate around the edges. It’s a bit like an after dinner mint. I don’t dislike it, but it wouldn’t be the first thing I reached for. The package suggested adding milk and sugar. I added a splash of milk, but not the sugar. I typically don’t sweeten my teas, particularly my evening teas.

I brewed this while I was making the batter for a honey cake this evening, and if there was a tea that tasted the way the honey, coffee, and vanilla mixture smelled like, I’d very much like to try it.

Flavors: Chocolate, Peppermint

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Chocolate Orange Rooibos by TeaTime
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Sipdown. It’s a nice warm thing on this cold day. I’m enjoying a cuppa while I work on a cross-stitch project and listen to a feminist Star Trek podcast.

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drank Chocolate Orange Rooibos by TeaTime
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The citrus and chocolate flavors are there, but muted. It’s a smooth sip. I’ve enjoyed it, but. It so much that I would go back for another ounce.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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71

A friend gave me a sample of this tea that she had received at some sort of tea expo earlier this year. The flavor is pleasantly mild with very little bitterness or acidity. I would drink this as a breakfast tea for sure.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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drank Ceylon Burning Sun by TeaSource
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There is a slight hint of bitterness, but not so much that I had to add milk to neutralize it. Predominantly tart/fruit in flavor. I’ll try some dairy to mellow it out for the next cup.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

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drank Raspberry Mint by Anna Marie's Teas
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I’m not fond of fruity teas, but I received a sample of this in a recent order and decided to give it a try. It wants to be a mint tea but also a fruit tea, and frankly, I’d prefer if it just chose one.

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

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This really should be called hot cinnamon with a hint of other spices and orange. I continue to hunt for a replacement for Della Terra’s Honey & Spice rooibos, as this is a nice tea blend, but not at all like that one, despite listing similar ingredients.

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I received a sample of this tea in a recent order. It’s really mellow – the flavor is there and has complexity, but it’s not smacking you around. I like that aspect, however the flavor profile isn’t one I gravitate towards. A little too cookie and not enough spice.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I started as a coffee drinker who appreciated tea. I mainly drank a few flavored bagged teas (and of course, Southern sweet iced tea). I pull out the Throat Coat and Breathe Easy when I’m sick, but aside from that, teas had never been a daily part of my life. However, my sister has exposed me to a broader range of flavors, and to loose teas, which was good when coffee started bothering me and I needed a new source for warm cups of caffeine delivery systems. I mainly drink English breakfast teas these days, but occasionally explore some others. Earthy teas that are low in bitterness are my preference, and I tend to avoid fruity teas in general, with a few exceptions.

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