1714 Tasting Notes

76

This tastes a lot more grapey than I expected. It’s also quite floral, which I guess is the honey. It seems pretty high quality and interesting, though it’s not exactly my preferred sort of flavor profile. Thanks to the TTB for this sample!

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82

This was a little sweeter and fruitier than I expected. I do taste something quite pumpkin-like. The green rooibos is so smooth and lovely. I’m drinking this cold, and it’s really unique and refreshing. It’s interesting to taste pumpkin without the spice that always seems to accompany it!

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75
drank AquaRosa by Kusmi Tea
1714 tasting notes

Kusmi has better tart fruit herbals, but I really don’t mind this one. There’s definitely plenty of hibiscus in here, but I think the balance is still decent. It’s like having fruit juice that’s less sweet. I’ve enjoyed a few large cups of this cold. I actually totally forgot about this tin from last year’s advent calendar because it fit perfectly underneath one of my other tins, but it’s still quite fresh! It’s finished now, and I wouldn’t repurchase, but it wasn’t bad.

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70
drank Confetti Cake by Pinky Up
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This tastes mostly like apple chamomile. It’s decent, but not as tasty as some bagged ones. Nothing about this blend tastes anything like confetti cake, which is quite a shame because the idea sounds so fun. It’s also a little fruitier than I prefer in a chamomile. Every cup I have of this, the apple is even stronger than I remembered.

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76

I think this one is supposed to be gingerbread flavored, which I sort of see, but I didn’t love the black tea here. With sugar and milk, it was okay, but not as good as other takes I’ve seen on this flavor profile. The spices were a little mild – I tasted maybe some ginger and cinnamon? I actually quite enjoyed my first few sips, but as it sat for a few hours, it got a little murkier. Still nice to try from the last TTB!

Martin Bednář

Well, there are teas which are intended to be drink warm and this one is perfect example of it.

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68
drank Black Cherry by Adagio Teas
1714 tasting notes

Sample pulled from a TTB. The flavoring here was a little mild, so I mostly just tasted low quality black tea with a bit of dark fruitiness below. It was okay, but not something I would want again.

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76

This is really warming. It’s a little fruity and very mildly spiced, mostly floral really. Actually I could see it being orange spice. The cinnamon is delicious without being too prevalent, a nice cinnamon bark type of flavor.

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75
drank Pink Citrus Magik by Tea Kitten
1714 tasting notes

This sample is from Sips by. It’s a simple fruity green tea. It’s not tart, just light and refreshing. The second time I had it, I found it to be murky and not that pleasant, but I probably oversteeped it. Though my first cup was nice, I don’t think this one is special enough to seek out.

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drank Tiger Eye by Adagio Teas
1714 tasting notes

This is from a TTB from last year. I taste a strong chocolate flavor, but no caramel. I don’t really like the black tea Adagio uses. It’s still pretty tasty with sugar and milk, but not quite hot chocolate level.

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76
drank Coconut Lime Snowballs by 52teas
1714 tasting notes

I thought I wouldn’t be into this, but it’s actually pretty refreshing cold. The coconut and lime mix together well, and this green tea is the perfect base for it. I taste a little bit of something else…maybe a roastiness? It’s an interesting combination.

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I’m an event planner who always has multiple mugs of tea beside me. Hobbies other than tea include board games, video games, cooking international dishes, science fiction, hiking, jigsaw puzzles, tap dancing, reading, listening to podcasts, and playing with my troublesome kitties.

Favorite flavors: dessert flavors, nutty, melon, mint, strawberry, anything rooibos-related.

Don’t prefer: Smoky, rosemary, savory flavors, floral (other than lavender), plain tea.

I always drink flavored tea, and preferably caffeine-free or black. I’ll try just about anything though! Let me know if you’re interested in a swap!

My ratings are kind of meaningless, but basically
90-100 pretty perfect
80-89 really good
70-79 good, but not the best
60-69 okay, but probably not for me
1-59 varying degrees of dislike

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