244 Tasting Notes
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The only decaf in the box – this is floral but a good floral, not overpowering. A little sweet and almost berry like, I like how “sharp” it is, though the flavor is mellow. I think I understeeped it (water cooled too quickly) so I’ll have to try this again, but I like it.
Flavors: Berry, Floral, Fruity, Sweet
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Hibiscus! Just when I thought I was running low on hibiscus based teas this guy came along. I really love this. It doesn’t taste like how I interpret “tutti frutti” but it’s good, not sweet – heavy on the hibiscus, but I like that. The apple/orange/raisin bit worried me a little but it’s not a turn off and they blend really nicely together. It’s very spring/fall-ish to me – turn of the season kind of thing, a bit like a fruity cider but no real spice to it. Definitely hanging onto this one.
Flavors: Apple, Berry, Hibiscus, Rose, Tart
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I came home late from a long, dragging day at work (on a Friday, none the less) to find this outside my door! Hooray!!! Ironically, I had just texted my boyfriend about an hour earlier to comment on how little tea I drank today. That’s going to be quick to change now ;)
I picked out this one for no particular reason, but seeing as it’s November it’s a bit out of season. I like it…but I hate how David’s always throws sweeteners in their tea. If I wanted sweetened tea, I’d put it in myself! Because of that, it’s a little too sweet – the stevia is pretty heavy handed in my opinion, and completely knocks out any flavor besides the lemon… which I guess is what lemonade is but.. eh…
Flavors: Lemon, Sugar
I didn’t especially love or hate this tea but I only got .5oz early in the summer and just finished it off today. It’s got notes of apple and (I think) lychee, but I’m honestly not sure what quince tastes like. If I had the opportunity to get more of this, I might, but I’m not upset that it’s gone.
Flavors: Apple, Fruity, Hibiscus, Lychee
I hate this tea so much, but it always helps with colds. Finally happy to get this out of my cupboard, though that doesn’t mean that it won’t be back in a few months (I’m hoping some good old peppermint tea can help do the trick for now…)
This is just too sweet for me, I hate the stevia that’s added to it and I’m not at all fond of licorice. But when I’m sick, all of those flavors get very toned down and it’s cooling, a bit of mint (?) shines through and some lemongrass possibly. It’s refreshing and soothing, but only when I’m sick, haha.
Flavors: Lemongrass, Licorice, Mint, Sweet
After a lackluster birthday weekend, I came down with a terrible cold… this morning I dragged myself to work and had a few cups of Tea Guys’ Ginger Peach (which while good, I don’t feel comfortable taking notes on just yet given my inability to smell and taste properly.)
I left early and quick made some of this guy when I got home and let it steep for a good, long time to really pack in the ginger punch. It’s strong (at least strong enough to cut through my ailments) and I’m very very glad I held onto this guy, it’s more of a fall staple for me and though it doesn’t really speak “ginger beer” to me (it’s missing some depth of flavor,) I still enjoy it.
I bought this on whim a few days ago after finding out that Williams Sonoma imports F&M tea(!!!!!!!) I don’t love green tea, but I learned earlier with Fortnum & Mason not to judge a tea before you try it. This is a wonderful tea for late summer/early autumn as the weather starts winding down. It doesn’t have the heavy earthy flavor I normally get (and don’t enjoy) with greens but it is still crisp and palette cleansing. The ginger is mellow but still enjoyable, not at all like some of my other favorite ginger teas.