230 Tasting Notes


I purchased this tea this afternoon at Whole foods as I needed an additional caffeine free cup for the evenings. I agree with some of the previous tasters who stated that the flavor is delicate. However, after reading the notes I used two teabags instead of one in my mug. This helped the flavor be more robust. I really liked this as an evening sip. The apple flavor is subtle. It does NOT taste like apple cider exactly…but more like an apple wine? Not sure. I really like it though.

Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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I am going through all the steepster select items that have never been tried. I think I am in the minority but I really did not like this. It reminded me of bad seaweed and I LOVE seaweed salad…but this was just not my cup. I posted it on the swap discussion.

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drank Jasmine Pearl by Wegmans
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I really do enjoy jasmine green teas. This Jasmine pearls green is a lovely but un-notable specimen. I enjoyed drinking it and will drink it again.

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drank Maple Cream by The Tea Gathering
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This was a free sample I received from The Tea Gathering.

I really LOVE MAPLE. Seriously, maple is my favorite flavor. Sadly, I could not taste the maple here. It was just kind of “meh”.

Anyone know of a great Maple tea?


Oh Canada is delicious – from David’s Tea. I too love maple (it’s my Rochester NY blood, I swear) and it’s my favorite so far. Pancake Breakfast from 52Teas is pretty good as well, if you want something a bit bolder. (Oh Canada is low caffeine or caffeine-free.)


The best maple tea that I’ve ever had is from Tealicious Tea Company in Canada. French Canadian Maple Tea. Amazingly good.


I want to try both of those. I have placed them on my list of tea purchases to make. So many teas so little time and $$!


So happy to see these recs! A friend of mine loves a maple pecan tea she tried recently, and I’ve been trying to lure her to Steepster… ;)

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drank Sweet Orange Spice by Tea Forte
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I really dislike this tea. I have tried it every which way hot, cold, different steeping parameters. It is oddly sweet and metallic. I do not like giving a tea this low of a score.

If you want to drink atomic fireballs after they lose their hot then maybe this is the tea for you.

And I LOVE TEA FORTE. The teas, company, the packaging, the fact that they are based in my state. But, ugh.


Metallic…doesn’t sound good.


I didn’t like this tea either _


yeah, this one was really a disappointment.

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drank Zen Full Leaf Tea by Tazo
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The teabag NOT full leaf blend of tazo zen was one of my first tea loves. It was the first tea that made me realize that there was more then lipton.

I had this a few days ago at starbucks for my afternoon cup. It was the whole leaf variety. I only steeped it for about two minutes because the water they put it in is VERY hot, likely higher then what I would do for green tea.

I love the green tea minty goodness. Oh, the joy of a first tea love!

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drank Violet by Kusmi Tea
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This is my first tasting note in quite some time. My love for tea has not diminished – however my time for everything but the essentials (work, husband, pets, home) has dropped off until now. I am trying to get a better work-life balance! :)

I love this tea. I drank it this morning. It is a slightly sweet way to start the day.

Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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reviewed ingenuiTEA by Adagio Teas
230 tasting notes

I just purchased this at my local wegmans…it was on sale for a much lower price then online. I really DID NOT need any more tea toys. However, I love that I can see the leaves as they steep!!!

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drank Honeybush Vanilla by Adagio Teas
230 tasting notes

Tried this last night. It was okay…a nice caffeine free way to end the day but nothing super special.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I like all kinds of tea and am open to new things. I am learning about all kinds of new tea and am working on pushing my palate with new tastes.

I live in Framingham, MA with my daughter, husband, a cranky orange cat and an oversized chihuahua.

I am open to tea swaps from around the world and tea meetups if anyone is in the Greater Boston/ New England area.


Framingham, MA

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