1083 Tasting Notes

63

I cold brewed this tea, and while it is good it’s not great. I enjoy the tartness of the raspberries, but there is a strange aftertaste – from the hibiscus maybe? – that I do not like. Also, this tea reminds me of Celestial Seasons Lemon Zinger. Given the difference in price the next time I’m in the mood for this type of tea I’ll just pick up a box of CS and find my caffeine elsewhere.

Invader Zim

I find that hibiscus ruins a lot of teas. It’s not nearly as bad as I found licorice root to be, but still, it’s not pleasant.

TeaBrat

I really don’t like it either.

Veronica

I have a friend who loves hibiscus, so I may pass this tea along to her. I’d rather drink the blueberry bliss anyway.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88
drank Blueberry Bliss Rooibos by Teavana
1083 tasting notes

This was my afternoon iced tea. Delicious and nice to sip while watching my kids play at the park. I added a bit of sugar this time, but the tea is sweet enough on its own. Next time I’ll leave the sugar out.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

95

Dear Self,

You love this tea. The sweetness, the cinnamon, the strong base tea… you find it all delicious. So, please, drink it more often. Don’t tell yourself that this is not a spring tea. It’s as yummy in the spring as it is in the autumn. Got it? Good. Now go enjoy.

Love,
Me

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

I need to write myself a very similar note :)

ScottTeaMan

Hahahaha…….so funny!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

97
drank Queen Catherine by Harney & Sons
1083 tasting notes

Still wonderful.

See my previous tasting note for my thoughts on this tea.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80
drank Moroccan Mint by Teavana
1083 tasting notes

I had several cups of this yesterday, and I woke up craving it this morning. Such a delightful tea. Smoky and sweet. I love the balance between the green tea and mint. Added honey water to one cup, and it was incredibly good.

Today I am going to try a cold brew. I have a feeling that this tea with a bit of honey is going to be my new go-to iced tea.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88
drank Blueberry Bliss Rooibos by Teavana
1083 tasting notes

So good. I am normally not a rooibos fan because of the high astringency factor, but there’s none of that here. It’s all sweet fruity goodness with just enough tartness to keep things interesting. No caffeine… no sugar… and I may go make myself another cup. Watch out people, this could be a sign of the end times. :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

68

This is the first Gen Mai Cha I have tried. I’ve been curious about it for awhile, so after taking my kids to school I decided to sit down and enjoy some tea rather than attack the mountain of work I have to do. I’m good like that.

Since I mostly drink flavored black teas this cup took a bit of adjusting on my part. The strong taste of toasted rice on the first sip was not entirely pleasant, but it was quickly followed by the sweet grassy flavor of the tea. As the tea cooled the rice and grassy notes combined into an earthy flavor I really enjoyed. The aftertaste was subtle but sweet. Much better. The more the tea cooled (slightly above lukewarm) the fuller the flavor. An enjoyable tea, and one I’m sure I’ll try again.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

3
drank Pumpkin Spice by Adagio Teas
1083 tasting notes

I received this at Christmas and am just getting around to trying it. I don’t know what’s up with this tea, but there is no hint of pumpkin or spice. The tea itself was very bitter. I don’t think I’ll have another cup of this any time soon.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

81
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
1083 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

My before bed tea.

See previous tasting notes.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Tea obsessed since 2010.

My Rating System:

100-95 = Teas I actively seek out and keep in my pantry. If you are a guest in my home chances are I will offer you one or all of these teas. Also, if/when these teas are discontinued I openly mourn their loss.

94-85 = Teas I truly like, often have in my pantry, and sometimes restock. These are my variety-is-the-spice-of-life teas.

84-75 = They’re good teas and I enjoy drinking them on occasion.

74-65 = These teas are ok, but not really my thing.

64-55 = meh.

54-45 = I will if I have no other option.

44 and below = Coffee, please.

Location

New Jersey, USA

Website

https://twitter.com/#!/abouta...

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer