45 Tasting Notes

I received a sample satchel via Taste the World and decided to give it a try today.

I’m not a fan of liquorice but curiosity got the best of me today and I gave it a whirl. The tea is rather sweet, and the peppermint was a nice touch, but I couldn’t finish the cup.

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drank Winter Glow by Pickwick
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Received two bags from friends in the Netherlands. I have not been a fan of holiday teas in the past, but this was delicious! The fruit and spice were perfectly balanced to my preferences and I used up both bag immediately.

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drank Maple Sugar Shack by Tease
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I received this tea as part of my Taste The World subscription box. Based off the name of this tea, I was skeptical that I would like it as I’m not the biggest maple syrup fan.

BUT, this tea is delicious. After black tea, safflower petals and rose petals are the primary flavors with a touch of maple sweetness at the very end. The tea is very well balanced with a smooth creamy flavor with only a touch of sweetness. Tastes great straight or with a splash of milk.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Maple Syrup

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First off Extraordinary Desserts definitely knows how to make wonderful teas!

According to their website, Ginza Girl is “A Japanese inspired blend of fresh-picked cherries, pink peppercorns, and a touch of rosemary. Stimulating and sassy!”

It’s a black tea base and you can definitely taste each of the elements described above. I find the tea to be very refreshing and bright.

I also like that it tastes great steeped for both shorter and longer periods of time. My preference for this tea is to steep lightly and drink plain.

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Received a sampler box of Chaidim’s lemongrass teas with my subscription to Try the World box.

An herbal lemongrass tea is not something that sounds appealing to me, but I’m so glad that I gave it a shot! After steeping in hot water for 5 minutes (per box instructions), I was left with a light, refreshing yet calming brew.

Flavors: Lemongrass

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I am so happy to have tried this tea! The smokey flavor is well balanced and astringency is minimal. I expected this to be a lot drier. This is the first smokey tea I’ve tried, but I am excited to try a larger variety!

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drank Queen Anne by Fortnum & Mason
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A nice black tea. Steeped it in fresh boiling water for 3 minutes. A little malty, and strong but didn’t get dry mouth like I do with lower quality teas. It’s nothing note-worthy, but I’ll gladly finish the bags I have left.

I also steeped this 3 times before I chucked the tea bag..

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According to the Mariage Freres description, this tea was ‘inspired by the legendary aroma of Earl Grey.’ I love green tea, and Earl Grey is my favorite black tea, so this tea is right up my alley.

I find that this tea tastes the best when steeped for a very short period of time.. I literally just pour the hot water through my tea strainer and call it a day, otherwise I find that the tea is a little bitter.

This tea is nice, but I think I’ll stick to Lupicia Grapefruit Green for my citrus-y greens.

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drank Rose Hip Tea by Lupicia
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I will refrain from giving this a score because I generally dislike Hibiscus. I gave this a shot because Lupicia has made me into a believer for a few teas that I thought there was no chance I’d like…

With that, just no.. nonononononononono

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drank Cinnamon by Lupicia
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A basic, straight forward tea. A nice black tea with a cinnamon finish. I would not buy for myself, but would drink it if offered to me.

I think I would prefer this brewed strong with a little milk and sugar.

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A curious tea drinker slowly making her way through the Lupicia Book of Tea one bag at a time.

A sucker for rose, lavender, and natural fruit infusions


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