415 Tasting Notes

75
drank Pure Peppermint by Tetley
415 tasting notes

Thank you to my husband for picking this up when I was super sick with the stomach flu. It helped. Good ol peppermint.

Flavors: Mint

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75

The last sample I got from Tetley. When I read that there was hibiscus in here I was really skeptical, but the peppermint and spearmint overwhelms the cup and that’s all I taste. Nice. The write up on this tea says there is a floral finish and I can kind of see that as well. Mostly mint taste though, which is a good standard.

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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79

Another sample (which actually led me to buying a container)

This is actually what I wanted out of Turmeric glow from DAVIDs. Nice warmth and kick from the ginger, turmeric and other spices followed by a herbaceous blend. I wouldnt steep more than 4min lest it be crazy spicy. A good blend.

Flavors: Ginger, Spicy

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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60
drank Turmeric Glow by DAVIDsTEA
415 tasting notes

Re-review of this tea.

The more I drank this tea the more I disliked it. Maybe I was oversteeping but I found it to be a bit too sweet, plus any tumeric taste was hidden. Glad I used it up, won’t be a re-purchase.

(On a side note, I can’t believe I’m at 16 teas and decreasing! It’s keeping my cupboard fresh and underwhelming while still having choice. This is the season to reduce my cupboard before all of the spring teas come lol)

Flavors: Sweet

Sil

16 teas would leave me wanting “not that tea”….but grats to you!

Kristal

Thanks!

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69
drank Ayurvedic Balance Poise by Tetley
415 tasting notes

Received two tea bags as a sample. I’ve been looking at different bagged teas that are easy to bring to work and wanted to try some out so I contacted tetley and they gave me some samples :).

This tea is alright, kinda standard. Main taste is cinnamon followed by licorice root. Would drink it, dunno if I would buy it.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Licorice

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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79
drank Mint to Be by Tetley
415 tasting notes

Good blend of different mint herbs! I like the string that squeeze a bunch of the water out of the bag. Good standard blend for work or when I feel lazy.

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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84

Re-review of this tea

The more I drink it the more I love it. The lady at iHOT described it as a “cornucopia” of flavors- I agree. Love the mix of orange, cinnamon (and other baking spices) and a light touch of anise and apple. Very tasty. Definitely a repurchase.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Orange

Preparation
Boiling
Arby

Cornucopia is a fun word!

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81

Just mixed the two ingriedients together. My husband and I chug this by the pot full when illness strikes. It helps!

Flavors: Herbaceous, Medicinal

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Jillian

Does it help?

Kristal

It does. It apparently is supposed to boost the immune system but I think liquids (especially hot teas in general) help colds.

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72

Got this as a sample with my Christmas Giftcard. Thanks to the husband :)

I don’t have an ingredients list since they haven’t put this blend on their website yet but I drank the tea after it cooled off. »t had a bit of a tart hibiscus taste, a not too strong taste of cinnamon and other `baking spices`and a very strong, delicious flavouring I cannot put my finger on (strong vanilla?). This is tasty, but I prefer the Christmas Chai rooibos since it does not contain hibiscus (hibiscus to me is an iced tea thing only and I`m not doing iced teas right now).

Flavors: Cinnamon, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 30 sec

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75

Re-review of this tea.

Decent herbal blend that tastes mainly of mint with floral accents in the background (chamomile I presume). Nice; I`ll use it up with no trouble.

Flavors: Floral, Mint, Spearmint

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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I used to drink coffee, but it started to hurt my stomach so I switched to tea. A friend of mine introduced me to DAVID’s TEA and I couldn’t stop after that! I’ve now been expanding my scope beyond DAVIDs away from “candy-like teas” into more natural teas or flavourings. Current favourite stores include International House of Tea (iHOT) and Verdant Tea.

When it comes to tea ratings, I usually only ever rate them once. I know a lot of people on steepster do many tasting notes for the same teas depending on their mood, but I prefer to rate once and if my opinion changes, I will delete the old note and rate again. How I rate teas goes as following:

1-49: Teas I won’t buy again. Either the taste is disgusting to me, or it’s too bland, etc. I’m most likely not even going to finish the tin/bag.

50-59: Teas I wouldn’t buy again; I have to force myself to drink the whole cup to not waste it.

60-69: I’ll finish the cup and even the bag/tin, but I wouldn’t buy these teas again. Teas of this rating are “lacking something”.

70-79:Teas that are pretty good and ones I might buy again. Usually these teas are ones I have to be “in the mood for” and drink occasionally.

80-89: Great teas! Ones I will drink several times a week and often have in my stash :).

90-100: Favourite must-have teas!

My favourite types of tea are green tea and different types of “natural” herbal tea (different herbs, natural flavourings, etc). I cannot drink black or oolong teas due a sensitive stomach. I don’t really go for white tea due to its cost and the fact that it has just a little caffeine (if I want caffeine I’ll just go for a green tea and if I don’t I’ll go for a herbal-no sense on just having a little caffeine). I also like to do iced teas in the summer time, and then I’ll gravitate towards herbal fruit blends that are bagged to cut costs and convenience (it’s easier to throw out bags than clean a filter). Flavours I don’t care for include anything too tart, bitter, artificial, overly spicy or overly sweet.
Also, when I have time (usually when I’m not working much) I like to make tea lattes out of different rooibos blends.

My everyday green tea is Gunpowder since it is strong and not sensitive to temperatures or steeping time which is something I cannot be bothered with when I’m getting ready for work. Other greens I enjoy are dragonwell, sencha, and different Chinese greens. I’m not the biggest fan of yunnan greens since they are so finicky (although I do like gyokuro)

On a day to day basis I usually have 2-3 cups of green tea and several more cups of different herbal blends.

Besides tea I also work at a couple libraries (I am finishing my library tech diploma),am in my early 20s and got married in Oct 2014.

Location

Northwestern Ontario

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