247 Tasting Notes

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drank Flower Garden by ESP Emporium
247 tasting notes

This is much better iced than hot – I’ve been trying to seriously drink down my tea collection and my partner grew to like this one.

I wouldn’t repurchase as there as better teas out there, but it wasn’t bad when iced.

Flavors: Apple, Berry

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drank Pumpkin Spice by Harney & Sons
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drank Black Currant by Harney & Sons
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There was just enough for a tasting of this one left. I’m still trying to branch out from typical flavored blacks and this one was interesting to say the least. It’s very savory, with heavy sweet potato notes. I’ll have to hunt down some more samples of Ruby 18 – this one intrigued me.

Flavors: Sweet Potatoes

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The Rubies are worth hunting down. :D Zentealife.com has a nice one.

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drank Witches' Brew by No. Six Depot
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I picked this one out because it looked to be a hibiscus, berry based tea. It isn’t (though I could swear there’s some hibiscus to this blend.) There’s some citrus and floral tones and it’s surprisingly good hot. Supposedly there is rose and chamomile; both of which are flavors that I’m not fond of. But overall I really like this one, I’ll have to add it to my end of the day/sleepytime tea collection.

Flavors: Citrus, Floral, Honey

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drank Blueberry Torte by Fava Tea Co.
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I’m not in love with this but I don’t hate it either. It’s tart, there’s definitely a layer of hibiscus in this one and the blueberries are the star player. But there’s also some creamy notes, a little bit of baked bread/pastry, and I am picking up the caramel (how come I can’t find a tea that tastes like caramel but I can find the notes in teas that I don’t want to taste like caramel??) I might hold on to this simply because there’s only enough for one or two more cups and maybe by then I’ll be able to decide if I like it or not :P

Flavors: Baked Bread, Blueberry, Caramel, Hibiscus, Pastries, Tart

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I steeped some of this this morning and I really enjoyed it hot, it had a mild strawberry taste and the same puerh flavor I get from David’s flavored puerhs… which I like. Unfortunately, as it cooled the strawberry flavor became an undertone and the puerh shone through. Great if you like puerh, but I don’t. I’ll have to give this one another try and finish the cup before it cools.

Flavors: Strawberry

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drank Fig Rose by Teavana
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I had this one last night. There was only enough left for two cups and you better believe I had them both. I really loved this one which surprised me because I’m not a big fan of fig and I usually hate rose. I’ve already forgotten what flavors this had to it but I did really enjoy it. Definitely going to keep a look out if I ever buy from Teavana again.

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I’m glad you’re working on finishing some of those teas in the teabox. :D

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drank Sweet Apple Cider by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m not sure if this is the same Apple Cider tea that David’s has this year but I like this one. It is a little artificial/candy flavored but I’m not mad. It still tastes more like apple cider than apple juice which makes me happy. I’ll be taking this one out of the box to fill the hole in my collection where Celestial Seasonings’ Caramel Apple Dream once was.

Quick edit: if they wanted this to really be more like cider, it’s missing those cinnamon and clove notes I crave in cider.

Flavors: Apple, Apple Candy, Artificial, Sweet

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This one has been in the back of my mind but I decided over the summer that I wouldn’t be buying any more tea for the rest of the year….. that didn’t happen but I was adamant of that when this was on the shelves in Davids. I’m so happy there’s a few teaspoons of it in the box.

I had this cold. It’s vaguely creamy with heavy hibiscus but it isn’t sharp/clean feeling in my mouth (not a bad thing) I’m not really getting the rhubarb flavor to this but I am getting the berry/strawberry flavor which is what I was looking forward to. I noticed in the flavor profile beetroot is mentioned and I do get a liiiittle bit of that flavor. Overall, this one is surprisingly delicious.

Flavors: Berry, Creamy, Hibiscus, Strawberry

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I’m glad there was some of this in the teabox for you! I bought a ton of this year myself. Couldn’t resist. Whoops. :D

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I got into loose leaf teas about three years back when I figured I might be a little too old for Celestial Seasoning’s Zinger Teas. Ever since, I’ve been sneaking out of the house to find obscure hole in the wall tea shops to get my fix and swapping teas as I go.
Lately, I’ve been into herbals and rooibos, but I do enjoy black tea, specifically ceylons. I mainly drink flavored teas.

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