935 Tasting Notes

79

I remember enjoying the box of this I finished a few years ago and recently had the chance to grab this single bag to drink. It’s probably somewhat nostalgia, but I’m enjoying it! The spices are warming and pleasant. There’s a fair amount of sweetness, so I probably could have gotten away with not sweetening my cup. To be honest, I wouldn’t mind grabbing a box of this as a work tea sometime in the future. It’s a perfectly serviceable chai, honestly better than lots of more expensive ones I’ve had.

Mastress Alita

Because of Kiki I can’t see this tea without thinking of it as “that tiger tea”.

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drank Gingerbread Man by Pudtea
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Nice sharp ginger flavor, like fresh ginger root. The black tea isn’t very present. There may be something a tiny bit cookie-ish in there, but that also might be me wishing there were. It’s a nice ginger flavor though! Milk didn’t add too much, but it wasn’t a bad addition either. Though I wish it tasted more like a cookie, really, this is pretty tasty.

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64

Grabbed a sample of this from the tea box, but I’ve been procrastinating trying it since it didn’t seem very exciting. Yeah, it was way too light and mild for my tastes in black tea. The color came out quite clear as well. I didn’t add milk because that would drown out all tea taste. Instead, I added some raspberry extract so that my cup would taste like something. The tea itself didn’t taste bad. It did have a nice flavor, but it was too light.

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83

Grabbed a single tea bag from a tea box. I get both the watermelon and mint. It would be tastier on an herbal or green base. The choice of a black base was a little strange. It does taste pretty good though. The watermelon is quite candy-like, and it fits perfectly with the mint. I’ve found myself craving more, so it must have been pretty good. Too bad the tea box is long gone, otherwise I would definitely grab some more!

Dustin

I think this is one of the tins I am growing succulents in outside!

AJRimmer

It’s a cute tin!

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70

The flavor isn’t clearly pumpkin, but as a latte, this is pretty enjoyable. Hard to say what the flavor is supposed to be at all, but it tastes generically desserty and nice. Another mildly flavored black tea I wouldn’t buy again. Not bad, just average.

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Grabbed a few teaspoons of this from a tea box. I wanted to use it all up at once, so I sort of ended up overleafing. I taste a pretty strong, sharp clove. The flavor is dominated by the spices so that I don’t notice any chocolate. I don’t feel like I’d need to have this one again, but I thought the name was fun.

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drank Mulled Wine Magic by T2
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Ugh this one is way worse than their spellbound cider. The main scent is anise. The spices actually taste pretty good, but the fruitiness turned out so strange. It’s so artificial and has this weird sourness, while also being sort of thin. Yeah this one is sort of gross. I don’t know what they’ve done wrong. I shared a cup with my sister, and she ended up pouring hers out because it tasted so strange. Other reviews aren’t this negative, so perhaps my sample was from a bad batch.

Mastress Alita

I love this stuff, but I’m one of the few hibi fans on this site, and it’s a hibi-bomb.

AJRimmer

I don’t usually like spiced fruit blends, so this one wasn’t likely to be a winner for me, unfortunately!

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76
drank Darjeeling Earl Grey by Teapigs
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This is quite a floral EG, with a decently robust black tea underneath. I enjoyed it with milk, though there was a slight edge of bitterness in one or two of the sips. Generally, it was pretty pleasant. The second steep tasted mostly like a pretty rich black tea. Pretty good!

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70

This has that same spicy cinnamon as Harney’s hot cinnamon spice. It’s pretty one dimensional and a bit thin due to the rooibos base. If you go in expecting basically just cinnamon with a bit of rooibos, you won’t be too disappointed, but I’d suggest overleafing to get a fuller flavor. And I prefer more complexity in my chai, so I won’t be ordering this again.

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70
drank Decaffeinated Hot Tea by Lipton
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Whoops, I made myself this tea and then left it behind all day to work on a jigsaw puzzle. The flavor is honestly perfectly good. Nothing special about it, but it’s decently robust, and I’m enjoying my cup of it with some milk. The reviews are way too hard on this one.

gmathis

That’s true: Lipton doesn’t get a lot of love around here. I have had fair-to-decent experiences with their plain looseleaf teas and some of their pyramid bag varieties, but our local stores don’t stock anything but their standard unflavored black varieties.

Martin Bednář

Lipton is hit or miss. I actually don’t mind the flavoured stuff, I never had thier loose leaf. But the Yellow Label; and few other bagged I had were cardboard-y to me somehow.

Shae

Lipton is my go-to for sweet iced tea. I’ve never tried any of their loose leaf or flavored blends though.

gmathis

I just flipped through the current product listing — I think the pyramid bags I thought were OK are all long gone.

AJRimmer

Aw, that’s unfortunate that they discontinued them! I’ve never actually bought Lipton before, but I think I’ve generally enjoyed the teas of theirs I’ve come across.

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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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