651 Tasting Notes

72

Jasmine was my starter tea. It’s easy to drink with honey or without. It also blends well with other teas. This Jasmine tea is mellow and full of Jasmine flavor. I still prefer this one with honey then without though. It’s also good cold. In order to fully appreciate the Jasmine flower flavor I had to let the tea cool down.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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49

A very unique tea. It was the Sarsaparilla that made me curious to try it out and its what makes this tea what it is. The after tastes is also quite interesting. If your looking for a root beer tea this is close to it.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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1

This tea tastes like dill. The ingredients make it sound quite interesting but it’s not quite what the name says it is. I’ve tried it a couple different times to see if it was the cup or the water but each time has been just as bad as before.

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175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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80

Each Genmaicha is different. Every cup has most of the same notes but also has it’s own uniqueness. I’ve tried three different Genmaicha bags and all were a bit different. So far my favorite has been Indigo’s Organic Genmaicha but this one is also quite good. Like all green teas you have to make sure you do not over steep the tea or it will become too bitter.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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34

Rooibos, pineapple, mango, papaya, almond, coconut, walnut, hazelnut. Nutty paradise indeed. This is a good tea for anyone who loves nuts and Rooibos. Although I feel this is a weird blend of flavors . I love nuts and I love the fruit mix but they just don’t work well together in this tea. It still has that smooth Rooibos flavor with a nutty essence to it. The un-steeped smell is kinda weird too.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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86

A lovely black flavored tea. For both the sweet and traditional tea drinkers. i love that they add real apple and almond pieces to their black tea. It has an unusual dry smell but not a bad unusual. I think it’s the mix of the almond and apple that makes it unusual. When steeped this tea is quite a delight. I’ve tried the tea plain and with honey but I like the extra sweetness that honey adds to it. However, having it plain is just as good.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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43

Better iced or luke warm. The smell from the tea bag reminds me of walking through a pine forest, however, that does not come out in the taste when steeped. The berry flavors combine and cling together on your taste buds, not allowing you to truly depict which berries have been used. The apple is a nice add in to sweeten it up a bit. Add honey for a bit more sweetness.

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 6 min, 15 sec

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drank Berry Kiwi Colada by Teavana
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They forgot to mention in the ingredients that it also contains prickly pear. Funky is the best way I can describe this tea. It’s not an undrinkable funky but I don’t think I would buy another cup or any loose leaf of this tea. It is very flavorful; almost to the point that my mouth feels overwhelmed. I drank it cold perhaps it would be better hot.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Berry Kiwi Colada by Teavana
651 tasting notes

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73

A lovely blend of Asian greens with strawberry and Rhubarb plus an unexpected addition of the Mallow flower, which I didn’t know about until I tried this tea. The dry smell of the tea is sweet and relaxing. It’s quite a smooth tea with the plant, berry, and flower combo. One must be careful to not let it over steep or the green tea will overpower the rest and as usual become bitter.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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