drank Red Zinger by Celestial Seasonings
12 tasting notes


So I left the tea bag in for maybe half a minute and the water was still clear.

But then I took a chopstick to stir it a bit and an oil spillage of fuchsia happened. Not two heartbeats later, the scent blasted into my face as if a jet stream made of cotton candy scent.

The taste was exactly what those harbingers of doom warned: in-your-face, sweet to a point of nausea, maybe a little bit tart, and cough syrupy in a distinctly synthetic range. I noticed the hibiscus scent for maybe fifteen seconds, and the flavor for an even shorter amount of time, before it succumbed to the avalanche of undercooked cranberry pie flavor.

It sure has a zing, but do not drink this unless you want the taste of hyperglycemic levels of sugar on your tongue.

Flavors: Apple, Artificial, Cake, Caramel, Cotton Candy, Cranberry, Hibiscus, Raspberry

190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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Hi! I’m a coffeeholic-turned-tea-addict, though my experience with tea doesn’t extend much past re-steeped home go-to pots and dim sum restaurant cups. I am fascinated by the history of tea because, hey, wars were fought over this stuff, right?

My favorites are jasmine (my #1), mint, Ceylon, oolong, the occasional well balanced tie guan yin, the occasional white, chrysanthemum, and chamomile. Herbals are a hit or miss — I seriously cannot stand rooibos or other flower bomb tea.

Regardless, my tea-steeping and tea-pouring etiquette could REALLY use some work. Hopefully this website will change that!

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