467 Tasting Notes


always disappointing.

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My leaf may have been old because it didn’t get much from it. I bought it in a mystery box and the seller said some of the teas may be old. The dry leaf is pretty with some coconut slivers, white tea, cornflower and safflower petals. Taste is weak but I am sensing some coconut. I have about 1 ounce so I’ll have to see if I can find something to bring out the flavor a bit more.


Most of the teas I got in the mystery box were reviewed by her around 4 years ago. I don’t care much since I mainly wanted the tins.

carol who

:) Tins! The essential in life.

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drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
467 tasting notes

As I’ve said before and I’ll say it again… I love this tea and the energy it gives me. I drink quite a few other mates but this one …. well, what can I say… CHOCOLATE ROCKETZOOM!

I’m sure I’m not alone in putting off house work but today I’ve vacuumed, dusted, cleaned the stove, cleaned out the linen closet and changed the clothes in the closet for the fall season and… it’s just 10 am.

I’m upping my rating but that’s probably just the caffeine talking!

Flavors: Almond, Cocoa, Dark Chocolate


If you’re bored, you could come clean my house.

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drank Caramel Apple Oolong by 52teas
467 tasting notes

Caramel apples are in the stores right now, tempting me with their goodness. I have resisted so far, but it’s hard. This tea helps. I mean, it’s not going to take the place of a caramel apple :( but it’s a good attempt. It may even help me avoid the evil caramel apple calling me from the store!

Nice apple flavor, caramel, a bit of buttery flavor. Altogether a nice tea.

Flavors: Apple, Butter, Caramel

180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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What a fun tea. I always enjoy teas that are visually interesting, as well , as interesting tasting. Cute little snowflakes, pieces of fruit and a rooibos base. Very tasty brew. Not as much as a nut flavor as I thought there would be from the name, Nutcracker. But I really enjoyed it and it is beginning to make me feel like fall/winter is coming even though it’s not apparent yet. It’s just the beginning of October but I enjoy fall so I’m happy.

Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Thank you Albertocanfly! This is one of the yummiest cookie blends! I love the almond and vanilla aroma. It is just soooo relaxing. This is one I really wish I had in my cupboard rather than just a sample. The green tea is mild so it tastes almost like a herbal, to me. But that is not a bad thing.

Flavors: Almond, Vanilla

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

So happy that you liked it!!!^.^

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drank Pumpkin Pizzazz by SerenteTeaz
467 tasting notes

Another tea going into the Santea Claus TTB. I just have to try them before they go on their way. Mild pumpkin flavor. I was a little afraid it would be very chai like with the spices listed but luckily it isn’t it. It’s a very pleasant melange of favors. I leafed a 2 tsp per cup and steeped for 9 min. and still felt it could have been a bit stronger. I added a little vanilla stevia and it brought out the pumpkin flavor( for me). I guess I thought there would be a little more pumpkin .

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander Seed, Pumpkin

205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

I read the name of the tea as Pumpkin Pizza and just thought ewwwww


Hey i think i had the pumpkin curry tea earlier :)


I did the same thing, Amanda! Too funny!

carol who

Yes… Pumpkin Pizza Tea! A savory blend of pumpkin, tomato, garlic and pepperoni. MMMM! What a delicious treat :D

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drank Pumpkin Pizzazz by SereneTeaz
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This is one of those teas Teavana got rid of when they changed to no nuts. It’s pretty hard to have a Tropical Nut Paradise. This is one that still has nuts but I think it got somewhat old. There is very little taste even though I over leafed quite a bit. I taste the cinnamon but both the pineapple and nuts are weak. I remember having this before and it wasn’t this disappointing.

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It seems that the Steepster Monster ate my wonderful, detailed tasting note. Now I don’t want to spend as much time on the note. Let’s just hit the high points:

Never had a genmaicha before. They always sounded good when I read tasting notes

It is good.

Enjoyed the roasted rice taste and the dark chocolate.

Will drink more! :D


Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Roasted nuts, Toasted Rice


This is on the top of my wish list, everyone seems to love it

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Retired first grade teacher. I tend to like dessert type/herbal teas as a substitute for sweet treats; flavored black teas and mates to get that energy that I am often lacking ;-p
My husband of 43 years thinks I’m nuts regarding the whole tea thing… but he bought me a Breville for Christmas, so what can I say. :-D
My other interests are reading (books go well with tea :D) and beading. I volunteer at my “old” school teaching reading and I volunteer for the blind. I am trying hard to lose weight ( I have now lost 40 lbs and I’m looking good in my skinny jeans, IMHO) I am now walking about 4.5 miles a day and I am trying to do some core work for about 30 min. 3x a week.

I have been watching Doctor Who for 33years. In case you can’t tell my avatar is two daleks drinking tea! I am always open to swapping Doctor Who books for tea. I have about 120 Doctor Who books that I am eager to send some to a fan. :D Let me know if you would like any books! I love that so many people have begun watching DW!

Also I love swaps, pm me if you’d like to do a swap.

Since I find others’ rating legends helpful, I added my own.

95-100 A once in a lifetime experience; the best there is; will keep this stocked until the cows come home

90-94 First rate; top notch; really terrific; will definitely buy more

80-89 Excellent; likely to become a favorite, will likely buy more

70-79 Very good; would enjoy again, might buy again if in the mood for this particular one or a better, similar version not available or it’s on a really good sale :-)

50-69 Good; wouldn’t pass up if offered, but probably wouldn’t buy again unless craving this particular flavor

Below 50 Meh! Wouldn’t bother drinking it again.


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