2145 Tasting Notes


The flavor of this concentrate is a little sharp, especially if you prepare it in the microwave rather than on the stove. I’ve discovered that if you don’t heat it throughly the ginger takes over and the other spices are more difficult to taste. Speaking of spices, Tazo’s chai is pretty mild in the spice department, so if you find chai to be over powering you may find this more enjoyable (plus you can always add more milk as necessary.)

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This is quite different from the green teas from Japan and China that I am more accustomed to. The dry leaves are long and only partial rolled with a fluffy appearance that more closely resembles a white tea. The flavor is noticeably difference as well. Green teas from China and Japan typically have a stronger flavor, while this tea is delicate with a sweet finish. The individual flavors are barely discernible, but there are hints of fruit and flowers. If you enjoy your tea mild and easy to drink then you’ll find this very enjoyable, but if you’re looking for something resembling a traditional green tea you may want to look elsewhere.

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Anhui Keemun by Adagio Teas
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Perhaps it’s because I already have them on my mind, but the flavors of this Keemun remind me of s’mores. The tea has a silky-smooth texture similar to melted chocolate, you can almost taste it on your tongue if you close your eyes and concentrate. There are subtle notes of graham flour and brown sugar—then comes the smoke. It’s mellow compared to a pine-smoked tea such as Lapsang Souchong, which is why I prefer Keemun when I want to enjoy the flavors of autumn in my cup.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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The robust, spicy flavor of this tea makes it one of my top picks for fall, but since it’s lightly sweet, it also makes an excellent iced tea— one that requires no added sugar. I’ve been struggling with my love of sugar my entire life, so finding teas that are naturally sweet has been a huge priority to me. It means I can still enjoy sweet tea and not feel guilty about what all the added sugar is doing to my heath.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Earl Grey Creme by Argo Tea
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As soon as we got home from our trip this past weekend I made myself a huge mug of this tea and took a moment to enjoy the aroma wafting from my cup— this blend smells nearly as heavenly as it tastes. The bergamot comes through the strongest, with a good dose of vanilla to temper the flavor and prevent any of the harsher notes that are sometimes found in an Earl Grey. This is one of the smoothest tasting Earl Grey teas I’ve had the pleasure to drink (and I’ve sampled a lot of Earl Grey over the years, it is my favorite after all.) I did taste more flavoring than tea, but that might be a plus if you aren’t normally a fan of black tea.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Honey, Chamomile, and just a hint of Tulsi make this a very unique herbal blend. It’s soothing and especially nice when you have a sore throat. I could see this being one of my go-to teas when I’m sick.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Single Origin Teas, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea


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