631 Tasting Notes

drank Support by Twinings of London
631 tasting notes

A good, affordable substitute for the Recover tea from Teavana, which I still miss at this time of year. The ginger and lime together remind me of Coca-Cola, although I got a note of coconut as well. It’s… almost Christmas-y. I quite like the smoother flavor of white hibby.

Flavors: Citrusy, Coconut, Ginger, Pleasantly Sour, Spices

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This has straight-up ruined me for all other green teas.
<3 <3 <3

Flavors: Baked Bread, Green, Toasted Rice, Toasty, Umami

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I love the jitters-free caffeine boost from mate, but I have to really be in the mood for mate in order to make myself a cup. And I’m only in the mood for it like, once a year.
I like this one better than the Guayaki kind. It has a milder flavor.
But yeah, it still tastes like grass.

Flavors: Grass

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I absolutely love this tisane.
It scratches the itch for a second coffee around midmorning. No caffeine in this, and it’s far healthier, especially because I don’t add anything to it. It’s got a pleasantly burnt taste to it, like toast. Very satisfying.

Flavors: Dandelion, Earth, Nutty, Toast

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Such a lovely tea. There are so many health benefits, and not just for women. I read an article that says it’s loaded with all kinds of minerals and nutrients that benefit men, too.
It has such a nice mild flavor. It definitely tastes “green,” but it also has an ever-so-gentle kiss of a raspberry note. You can’t oversteep it, either, which makes it a perfect work tea.

Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Green, Raspberry, Sweet

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Drinking for health benefits, not so much flavor.
There are several Organic India tulsi blends that I legitimately enjoy.
This one honestly sucks.
Artificial vanilla candy flavoring completely mars the generally pleasant earthy flavor of the tulsi, regrettably.

Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Tulsi, Vanilla


I LOVE their tulsi blends. Vanilla with tulsi? This one sounds weird but I’d try it anyway. haha


It’s all right. The vanilla flavoring just tastes very artificial to me.

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drank Calm Chamomile by Tazo
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I really like this one.
It reminds me of Sleepytime tea.
The sarsaparilla and spearmint take some of the dullness out of plain chamomile, and I get notes of vanilla bean, too.
I know it’s got a bedtime tea reputation, but I drink chamomile throughout the day sometimes, just because I like it.

Flavors: Floral, Sarsaparilla, Spearmint, Vanilla

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drank 2018 Waffles by White2Tea
631 tasting notes

Broke off 1/4 of a cake into a 12 oz hot water.
Dry leaf smells very earthy and mushroom-y, with notes of cocoa.
Steeps a ruddy brown, very thick liquor.
Flavor was surprisingly light— perhaps I needed to use a 1/2 cake instead.
Tasted mostly like earth/ roots to me.
Just a typical pu’erh, nothing special or memorable to me.

Flavors: Cocoa, Earth, Mushrooms, Wet Earth

Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Minty Igloo by Nourish Tea
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Drinking this to chase away the Tuesday blues. I don’t normally like plain mint teas, but this one is pretty awesome.
Dry leaf is just chopped up mint leaves.
Smells minty.
Steeps a green-brown color, notes of vanilla and mint.
Tastes of mint, sweet vanilla and honey notes.

Flavors: Honey, Mint, Sweet, Vanilla

Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Snooze by Teapigs
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This also came in a Sips By box.
I think there are only three ingredients: apple, chamomile, and lavender.
Steeps an off-puttingly pale color, almost like no color at all.
Smells of lavender and chamomile.
Flavor is very bland and sort of vaguely sweet.
I left the tea sachet in for well over 10 minutes.
Color, scent, and flavor did not improve.
Overall, a very underwhelming and boring cuppa.
Sleepytime Extra is a better product.

Flavors: Apple, Lavender, Sweet

Boiling 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Favorites: Black, oolong, rooibos, genmaicha. Vanilla, chocolate, fruity, nutty, bready, roasted, dessert-inspired flavors. Floral greens. Kombucha.

I’m very picky about chai and spice/ spicy blends. I’m also also iffy about mate and herbal teas, although there are a few that I enjoy (roasted dandelion root, chamomile).

Dislikes: White tea, unflavored green teas, honeybush, fruity herbals, hibiscus in high quantities, plain peppermint.

90-100: Perfection and heaven and magic, all in one cup.

70-89: Good.

50-69: Meh.

49 and below: Blerg.


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