1299 Tasting Notes

drank Java by Teeccino
1299 tasting notes

This one tasted very similar to some of the other Teeccino blends. I still prefer the Mocha blend over this one. I didn’t taste anything in this blend that made it more “java” or “coffee” flavored than some of the others. Overall, it was tasty but didn’t stand out from others I’ve tried.

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drank Peppermint Bark by Bigelow
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Still absolutely love this one. It’s such a unique flavor combo.


This sounds so interesting, but I don’t see it on their website anymore. :(

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Advent Tea: Day 10 from Michelle
I really enjoyed this chai and I even thought it tasted good before I added milk to it. The spices are well-balanced here and aren’t overpowering. A lot of chai blends have competing spices or just an overpowering amount that you need to add milk to in order to smooth out the flavors. The ginger and cardamom in this one come through and it’s not a clove heavy blend. The base tea wasn’t astringent or bitter either.

200 °F / 93 °C 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Advent Tea: Day 9 from Michelle
This one smells and tastes similar to the 52Teas Spiced Rum Raisin Cake tea. I got the same sort of grape flavor but it’s supposed to be plum. I haven’t had too many plum-flavored things so that is probably just what plum flavoring makes me think of. It’s a nice spiced grape/plum tea. I enjoyed how the spices didn’t overpower the flavor of the fruit. Thanks, Michelle for including so many fun holiday blends in our advent swap.

Flavors: Spices

Boiling 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

And immediately “Pump Up the Jam” is stuck in my head LOL.


I didn’t get plum from this one either, but more berry flavor. Nicely spiced for holiday sipping!

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drank Kentucky Bourbon by Adagio Teas
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Advent Tea: Day 7 from Michelle
I could definitely taste the bourbon in this one. This one actually reminded me of another bourbon tea. The one from Harney & Sons. There are only a few bourbon teas I’ve tried though. That’s probably why my brain is comparing them. That one has a unique woody flavor that isn’t present in this one. I like this one and would drink it again. I like lapsang teas a lot. Thank You Michelle

Flavors: Alcohol, Smoke

Boiling 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

I have a tea of the H&S that I haven’t opened yet. If it’s similar to this Kentucky Bourbon, great!

Lexie Aleah

I’ll be curious to hear what you think when you end up trying it. I think my brain might’ve just wanted to compare the two because of the bourbon.

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Advent Tea: Day 4 from Michelle
I’ve tried this one twice now by the time I’m actually posting my review. (The first cup was drunk on Day 4 and the second was prepared yesterday.) The dry leaf of this one smells like cinnamon and vanilla. The steeped tea tastes pretty similar as well. The vanilla flavor is very nice and there is a slightly brisk quality to it. It’s not overly brisk or drying for breakfast tea though which I appreciate. Accents of cinnamon hit your tongue. Drinking this gave me all of the cozy holiday baking feels. Thanks, Michelle!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Pastries, Vanilla

Boiling 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

This does have that baking vibe to it, just really smooth too!

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Advent Tea Day:3 from Michelle
I remember this one tasting quite buttery and nutty. The black tea base had a little bit of a bite to it and was a tad astringent. I have enough for another cup and will write a more in-depth note later. Next time I’ll try a 2-minute steep instead. I enjoyed it. It was a fun one to try as I don’t recall ever having had a praline tea before. Praline fudge was something I enjoyed growing up when we would go on family trips though. It was my grandmother’s favorite fudge flavor. I might have to try making some fudge flavors for Christmas other than the classic chocolate walnut this year.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Peanut butter fudge … I get all melty thinking about it!

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Advent Tea: Day 6 from Michelle
I’ve heard great things about Simpson & Vail Teas and especially some of their holiday ones. I’ve been wanting to try them for quite some time now so it’s been a real treat trying these advent samples from Michelle! This one has an interesting assortment of ingredients and holiday flavors. The ingredients include cranberries, orange, almonds, cinnamon, and chocolate mint. In flavor, the only flavor I could pick out was the chocolate. The mint and almond I think sort of blend in with the chocolate. The chocolate flavor is maybe reminiscent of a tootsie roll or at least that’s how I’ve seen others describe this particular flavoring. I don’t think this one fits the name or concept. I would’ve expected more nuttiness or more almond or something. It was an enjoyable cup and I’m glad I got the chance to try it. Dessert blends are the perfect pick me up during a stressful week or just whenever. Thanks, Michelle!

Flavors: Chocolate, Sweet

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

This one wasn’t a favorite of mine, but it seemed appropriate for an advent tea!

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Advent Tea: Day 5 from Michelle
My advent tasting notes will be rather sporadic this week due to finals. So sorry about that. I prepared this one according to Michelle’s steeping instructions and added a tiny splash of soymilk to my cup. It’s been a while since I’ve had a CTC tea and this one surprised me. It was so malty and lacked the bite or harshness that has been present in other CTC teas I’ve tried. I was able to get multiple steeps out of this one. Another tasty tea from S&V and one I would add to a future order. If I hadn’t had the chance to sample it I probably never would’ve included it in a future S&V order. Thanks Michelle!

Flavors: Malty, Smooth

Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

All our best to you on exams, and wishes for good rest and peace when you need it!

Martin Bednář

All the best!


Glad you liked it and for multiple infusions!

Lexie Aleah

Thanks Guys! :) Same goes to you with your exam Martin


I might be a bit late now, but good luck with your exams!

Lexie Aleah

Nattie: Not too late at all. Thank You! (My last exam is on Monday but I’ve got paper finals through Sunday) :)

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Social Work Student
23 years old
Lover of Animals and Books~
I’ll try any tea at least once. I drink tea all day.
Message Me if interested in a Swap.

Favorite Flavors:
-Green Tea
-Tobacco type flavor
-Black Currant
-Red Fruits
- Eucalyptus
Dislikes Hibiscus heavy or, red hot cinnamon flavor

I drink tea for many reasons: For pleasure, health benefits, mindfulness, to help with anxiety, hydration because I have always struggled with drinking plain water.
My rating system is kind of a mess and I keep telling myself I’ll fix it sometime.

0-23 Rating Means I couldn’t finish the cup
50- Undecided on a rating or don’t remember enough about it to rate the tea.
90-100 Absolutely Love and would always want to keep in my cupboard

Favorite Companies:
-August Uncommon
-Dammann Freres
-Jasmine Pearl
-The Tao Of Tea
-52 Teas
-Harney & Sons
-Tea Chai Te


Near Portland, OR



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