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drank Honeysuckle by Teavivre
625 tasting notes

So this tasted nothing like I imagined. I was expecting something floral and instead got a serious vegetal wallop. Arby’s tasting notes are spot on. It tastes exactly like okra and raw zucchini. And it was only steeped for a couple of minutes with a small pinch of honeysuckle buds. It was a slightly palatable once diluted a bit. Definitely not my kind of herbal tea despite being caffeine free, at least not when drunk straight. Might taste better sweetened or blended with something else.

Flavors: Vegetal, Zucchini

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
Arby

It’s like drinking okra water. I’m thinking it might be best cold brewed/served iced with lemon? I’m not really sure what to do with my samples because as much as I like okra and zucchini, vegetable flavoured water is just icky IMO. Maybe I’ll use them in savoury cooking.

TeaVivre

This herbal tea called Jin Yin Hua (金银花)in China. If you can’r get used to its taste, you can try add some Chrysanthemums, or Goji for extra taste

Evol Ving Ness

Hmm, too bad. The idea of honeysuckle tea sounds delightful.

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Arby

It’s like drinking okra water. I’m thinking it might be best cold brewed/served iced with lemon? I’m not really sure what to do with my samples because as much as I like okra and zucchini, vegetable flavoured water is just icky IMO. Maybe I’ll use them in savoury cooking.

TeaVivre

This herbal tea called Jin Yin Hua (金银花)in China. If you can’r get used to its taste, you can try add some Chrysanthemums, or Goji for extra taste

Evol Ving Ness

Hmm, too bad. The idea of honeysuckle tea sounds delightful.

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My Rating Criteria:

95 to 100: Top shelf stuff. Loved this tea and highly recommend it

90 to 94: Excellent. Enjoyed this tea and would likely repurchase

80 to 89: Good but not great. I liked it though it may be lacking in some aspects. I’ll finish it but probably won’t buy again

70 to 79: Average at best. Not terrible but wouldn’t willingly drink again

60 to 69: Sub-par. Low quality tea, barely palatable

59 and below: Bleh

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For the most part, I drink straight tea but do appreciate a good flavored tea on occasion. I love fresh green and floral flavors and as such, green tea and Taiwanese oolongs will always have a place in my cupboard. After avoiding black tea forever, Chinese blacks have started to grow on me. I’m less enthusiastic about puerh though. I also enjoy white tea and tisanes but reach for them less frequently.

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