drank Support by Twinings
737 tasting notes

Method: Teabag
Steep Time: Entire duration of the experience
Water temp: Boiling
Brew style: Western, in a glass mug

Finishing this box off. It’s good to clear some tea shelf space!

Teabag/ dry leaf doesn’t give off much of a scent. Mostly just the paper.

Liquor is a pale translucent yellowish color. It’s not really possible to oversteep this, so I just let the teabag stay in the water the whole time. Steeped, it gives off strong lime and ginger notes, with a hint of sweetness.

In an older note of mine on this blend, I mentioned a note of coconut on the sip. Not sure where that came from, as I’m not getting anything like that today. I taste predominantly lime. I’m still reminded of Coca-Cola, even though I’m not tasting any of the sweetness that I smell. The ginger has definitely faded in potency over time; however, I still get a pleasant tingling sensation from it in the aftertaste. I can feel this tisane settling warmly in my chest, similar to the way a good homemade broth does.

Normally, I’m not a huge hibiscus fan, but I think this white hibiscus is much less tart than the regular red type. It’s a nice vehicle for the lime and ginger. This is a great, low-maintenance blend for chasing away the sniffles and chest congestion, or for those times when you simply crave a warming, spicy herbal blend.

Probably won’t repurchase unless I’m sick, but this is definitely a solid grocery-store option in the event that that happens. It’s pleasantly medicinal, if that’s a thing.

Flavors: Ginger, Lime, Medicinal, Pleasantly Sour, Sweet

Boiling 8 min or more

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Favorite tea types: Black, pu’erh, oolong, kombucha, genmaicha, floral greens, matcha, yaupon, mate, rooibos, and honeybush.

Favorite flavor notes: Roasted, fermented, earthy, floral, nutty, bread-y, umami; dessert-inspired flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and maple.

Picky about, but not opposed to: chai, spice/ spicy, fruit flavors, and herbal tisanes.

Flat-out dislike: White tea, most unflavored green teas, hibiscus, plain peppermint.

90-100: Perfection and heaven and magic, all in one cup.

70-89: Good.

50-69: Meh.

49 and below: Blerg.


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