578 Tasting Notes

90
drank Red Chai Masala by Organic India
578 tasting notes

Tulsi is just good stuff. It tastes very mild, but medicinal. It’s like a health tonic. I don’t know what specifically it helps with, but I feel healthier after I drink it. I’m hoping it will join forces with CS Ginger & Turmeric to chase away the remaining dregs of this nasty head cold.

This is my favorite tulsi blend so far. I’m nearly through the box. Rooibos and tulsi were a match made in heaven.

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85

This stupid head cold won’t go away. I’ve been sick since Friday. The worst of it is definitely over but the congestion is lingering. I hate winter so much.

Down the hatch! The cinnamon is the key to this blend. Makes it sweet and balanced and enjoyable. Daresay I shall be partaking in several cups of this today.

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75
drank Black Currant by Harney & Sons
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Love me some H & S on a lousy winter weather morning… This one is pleasant enough, though I generally avoid berry-flavored black teas (I think berry flavoring goes better in herbal tisanes, or green tea sometimes). I used one of the silk sachets to make this cuppa.

It’s perfumey and a little metallic-smelling, and steeps an orangey-brown colored liquor.

As per usual with H & S blends, the black tea base is high-quality and rich. It tastes better than it smells— sweet, but in the organic, natural, non-cloying way that actual currants taste. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

Probably wouldn’t purchase a whole tin of this, but it’s not bad.

Flavors: Berries, Black Currant, Fruity, Metallic, Perfume

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90
drank Red Chai Masala by Organic India
578 tasting notes

Oh, yum! I really worried that the cinnamon would overpower everything else in this blend, because tulsi is a mild flavor, and my experience with chai rooibos thus far has been less than stellar. I’ve also had the plain tulsi, the sweet rose, and I think the lemon ginger tulsi blends from this company, and didn’t truly love any of them. The plain tulsi was medicinal-tasting and boring, the rose kind was sickly sweet, and the lemon ginger was a little bland.

But this works really well. It’s earthy and spicy and smooth. You can sense just from sipping how full of good things it is. It’s rare that you find a medicinal blend that legitimately tastes good, especially if it’s bagged, but this one manages it.

10/10, would recommend.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Earth, Ginger, Rooibos, Spices, Tulsi

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100

This… This was the best black tea, bagged or otherwise, that I’ve ever had. Oh my lanta. Drank it with a splash of skim. It tasted… it tasted like brownies. I don’t know how else to describe it. Chocolatey and earthy and rich and creamy and comforting.

It. Was. So. Good.
I need to buy some ASAP.

Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Earth

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45
drank Cinnamon Chalet by Tazo
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Changed my mind on this one. It’s weak. Comes out tasting like cinnamon flavored water. Typical Tazo— overpriced and overrated. This would be better if they had used more rooibos in the sachets.

Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon

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45
drank Cinnamon Chalet by Tazo
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Quite liked this one! It tastes like apple pie. Perfect for the fall. I would only ever drink it hot, on cold dark November nights. I get apple and cinnamon most prominently.

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Tried this one over the weekend. I think the water temp was too high, because it tasted cooked to me. But the peach flavoring tasted genuine and refreshing to me, and the bloom was orange and delicate and gorgeous. Blooming teas are such a delight for all the senses. This was my first white, non-jasmine flavored one, and I loved it. If the water were just a titch bit cooler, I’m sure the white tea base would have tasted more on-point.

Flavors: Peach, Sweet

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70
drank Ginger Kick by Higher Living
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Wuuuuh, it’s FREEZING outside! Parts of my state are actually already getting snow! Fall and spring don’t last nearly long enough anymore.

Having a cup of this to warm myself up and also to ward off any wind-sickness I might get from wearing an inadequately warm jacket and having the tops of my feet exposed. I love ginger; it’s such a magical herb. This particular tea is rather unexciting though, so once it’s sipped down I’ll be in the market for a better ginger base blend.

Flavors: Ginger, Spicy

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This tea is amazing. Huge chunks of strawberry and big tea leaves. The earthy quality of the pu erh works really really well with the sweet tartness of the strawberry. I get a lot of vanilla bean too. Just yummy. Beautiful and healthy way to start the day.

Flavors: Earth, Strawberry, Sweet, Vanilla

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Hello! I love literature, politics, and tea. I work in the Information Technology field and am currently working toward an MA in English.

Favorites: Black, oolong, and rooibos. Blends that are vanilla, chocolate, nutty, or dessert-like are especially appealing to me. I also love ginger, citrus, and lemongrass.

I like green teas as long as they are blended with fruit and/ or spices, and I LOVE them when they’re floral.

I have a love-hate relationship with kombucha, and I’m very picky about my chai- It has to have a high-quality black tea base and be heavy on the cinnamon and light on the nutmeg. Also iffy about mate and herbal teas in general, although chamomile and I are usually on speaking terms.

Dislikes: White tea, unflavored green teas, honeybush, fruity herbals, hibiscus in high quantities, plain peppermint. (Although I am not opposed to trying blends that cross into these neighborhoods if they come from reputable companies.)

I’m not a swapper, but I hope we can still be friends :)

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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