90 Tasting Notes

89

Another Herbal Tea. I drink so much of it these days. I’m slowly making my way through the Mesmer teas. Anyway…I found out last year that I’m a big fan of cherry tea. I thought they would be medicinal and gross but I find them really pleasant. This one included. I find it tastes/smells like the soft Cherry lifesaver. It’s unsettling how much this tea remind me of the candy. It’s literally just a liquid version. The elderberry is interesting, I know elder is good for you. I have a soap from Lush I need to use that is also elderflower infused. I’m not sure I really know enough to distinguish the taste, but I do really like this tea. Would definitely buy again, in fact, I’m 100 percent sure I will.

Flavors: Cherry

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55
drank Apple-Vanilla by Meßmer
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This tea smells
Amazing. It smells like apple pie. I can steep my usual two bags and it will scent my whole room. Which is nice. As for taste… it’s ok. Doesn’t taste Hal as good as it smells. But it was drinkable and not very memorable. Not something I would buy again.

Flavors: Apple

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63

I think it might be time for me to face the fact I can’t pick up on notes like other tea tasters :( I tried though. This is my last tea from the order I got from What-cha last year. Black teas are my favorite of all the tea varieties. This one was OK. I liked it well enough, I don’t pick up on the notes…it just tastes like black tea to me. Get’s pretty astringent quickly if you brew too much too quickly. It was OK..by the time I got the the bottom of the tea I was ready to move onto something different. I wish I could taste all the notes everyone else gets, I’ll keep trying. I really like What-Cha tho, quick shipping and great customer service.

Nattie

Sometimes you just need to drink a lot of tea before you can tell the difference. It’s also partly down to the number of taste buds you’re born with though, so don’t be too down about it if it’s not something which comes to you over time. As long as you know what you like and what you don’t, that’s what really matters! (:

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85

I wasn’t expecting much from this mint tea. I had recently drank up the regular mint tea and wasn’t the biggest fan. I expected this one to be much the same but was surprised. You can’t definitely pick up the honey scent. Not sure it flavors the tea as much. But it has a nicer mint taste and none of the weirdness of the regular mint. I like it and would recommend it if herbal mint tea if your thing. Maybe even if it isn’t.

Flavors: Honey, Mint

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75
drank Italian Lemon by Meßmer
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I don’t usually go for lemon flavor in tea but I wanted to try all of the ones that come in the special boxes. I’m a lemonade girl..which is the best lemon flavor drink ever. But I figured I would give it a try anyway. This was actually decent. It had enough lemon flavor…a little bit to tartness when hot. I definitely like it cooled down. Not cold but just left in the cup to cool. Then I found it quite pleasant. Doesn’t beat lemonade but it’s decent. I dig it. Overall, glad I tried it. Probably won’t purchase again, so many teas- so little time. But if you like Lemon Herbal tea…maybe give it a try?

Flavors: Hibiscus, Lemon

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59

This tea smells delicious. I love Peach tea..specially a black peach flavored tea. The perfect summer drink. This is an herbal tea. I can’t drink too much caffeine tea at night so I got this a a cup to wind down. It was Ok. It smelled better than it tasted. But it was decent. I thought I would make a few batched iced but never got around to it. It’s alright like that but would prolly be much better as an actual tea. I like that it didn’t have an overwhelming hibiscus flavor which most fruity teas seem to rely on as a base.

Flavors: Apricot, Peach

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40
drank Peppermint by Meßmer
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I bought this to use to make minty iced tea from my Princess and the Frog kids cookbook (don’t judge me) . I’ve never made a tea “recipe” but I was pleasantly surprised. It was just 4 bag of peppermint, 2 bags of green, 4 cups water, steep peppermint 2 minutes and add green and steep 4 more minutes. Let cool, add maple syrup. Refrigerate. It was bomb. I made it a couple of times, then just ended up drinking the peppermint plain. Errr. It’s not the best peppermint tea. It has a strange taste to it sometimes and isn’t the best peppermint. I think it’s the tea bag that tastes funny. I’m not sure. Anyway…although it worked great in my recipe it isn’t great on it’s own. I probably wouldn’t buy it again.

Flavors: Peppermint

Nattie

Oh well, at least you have a way to use up your teabags!

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80

I had no idea Oolong tea could be so good. I’ve had countless bags of Oolong and they weren’t that good. I couldn’t figure out what all the fuss was about. This has changed my mind. I like floral teas anyway and this one was nice and slightly floral. I don’t like it steeped too hot. It can get a little bitter. I like to use less. It says 1-2 teaspoon and definitely prefer using 1 teaspoon…but then again I am using a Gaiwan. I really liked it!

Flavors: Floral

Preparation
1 tsp
Nattie

I really like oolongs! I prefer roasted to green though (:

derk

I haven’t tried this one, but for an inexpensive oolong, What-Cha’s Four Seasons Light-Roasted was very good. Oolong is such a fun type of tea to explore especially if you’re getting into using a gaiwan :)

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60
drank DreamCatcher by Meßmer
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It’s an OK winning down tea. I don’t think it helps me fall asleep…but I sleep a little deeper on SOME nights after I’ve had some of this. Taste is average. It’s nothing that stands out as good or memorable. Not much Lavender taste. Just…tea tasting.

Preparation
2 tsp

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68

I bought this on the cheap from aldi. It was the Apple fig kind. Ever since living in Turkey as a kid I’ve been chasing the tea they always offer to potential customers in local shops- my parents shopped quite a bit. This was a nice apple tea, but not a must have or must try or anything I would buy again.

Flavors: Apple

Nattie

I used to work in a Turkish restaurant and I haven’t found anything that comes close to their tea.

Roxy King

I agree, I’m almost thinking it was from a Mix, I need to take a trip back to Turkey!

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