84 Tasting Notes

69
drank Sweetheart Cinnamon by Bigelow
84 tasting notes

I love the way this tea smells dry. It’s like warm spiced apple cider. And it doesn’t seem to lose that aroma upon brewing. And it actually has a recognizable tangy, apple-y taste. The cinnamon doesn’t come through until after the tea has been swallowed but it’s definitely there. I think with a little sweetener this could actually be a pretty decent tea.

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11

This smells sort of like white chocolate before brewing. After it tastes more like I dunno. Crappy chocolate? Though it still smells like chocolate.

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85
drank Big Red Sun by Harney & Sons
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I love this tea in the morning. It’s a robust tea with some earthy/toasty notes. It has a good mouth feel to it.

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35

Definitely smells of peaches as it sits in it’s hot water bath. Plain it doesn’t taste of anything much right away but sort of has a peachy flavor at the back of the mouth. After throwing some Sugar in the Raw in the cup, I can’t say that’s helped it any. The best thing I can say about this is that I didn’t buy it.

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67

For a bag tea, this isn’t bad. It isn’t as harsh as one might expect from a bagged tea. I’m not sure I’d ever buy this for use at my house but I’d definitely order it from restaurants that carry it.

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49

I don’t know why I bought this. It’s flavored and it’s a bag tea. I must be entering another experimental phase. But that’s nothing to do with the tea. It does smell rather ‘tangy’ but I dunno if it’s actually pomegranate. It has a mildly fruity taste but again, it’s sort of nondescript. It’s not the worst flavored tea I’ve had but it’s certainly not the best, either.

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drank Birthday Tea by Harney & Sons
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Before steeping this tea smells very fruity and a little sweet. But it’s not quite overpowering. It brews up a lovely red color and loses some of the aroma but not all. It does taste fruity but not overly so. A very little of the mintyness comes out at the end. Being that I don’t usually like fruit teas, I’m surprised by how good this is.

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85

Drinking this with just a splash of milk and a little sugar. It’s a lovely bergamotty, slightly floral and very smooth tea. I don’t actually drink this often but every time I do I wonder why not.

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73

Dry, this tea smells pretty malty. It brews up to a lovely dark amber, almost brown cup. It looses most of the maltyness and gains a wheaty smell. Which makes the smoothness of this tea kind of surprising. I was expecting something a bit more…harsh. At the back there’s just a hint of honey. All these smells and tastes come together to make a very good tea.

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38

Tweak # 1. Added half a packet of Sugar in the Raw to see if that would help this any. It actually seems to have dulled the flavor somewhat. And the aroma. So that’s apparently not the answer. So do I try white sugar next or move onto something else…?

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