2145 Tasting Notes

63

Not a bad jasmine green, but not my favorite. The jasmine in this just doesn’t pop enough for me, I like mine a lot stronger. That being said, I still tend to keep this on hand for guests who prefer green tea over black because even if you over steep it it doesn’t get as bitter as others I’ve had.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Apple Ginseng by Rishi Tea
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According to their website Rishi is now calling this Apple Ginseng. My whole purpose to ordering this was to find a new apple tea because my favorite has been discontinued. I was a little disappointed not to taste more apple in it. However this tea surprised me, it smelled so familiar as it was steeping. After looking at the ingredients I realized it is very similar to my favorite tea from Yogi, Egyptian Licorice. That makes this an instant winner with me because that has been a favorite of mine for years. The only reason this didn’t get a 100 is because i really was looking for more apple flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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92

This came free with my last order from Adagio. It took me a long time to try it because I’m not really a fan of Honeybush teas. This one surprised me, its a very sweet mild tea and it probably the first Honeybush that I’ve enjoyed.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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95

A lot of our local coffee shops serve Rishi tea so when I was pregnant and [mostly] gave up coffee this was what I switched to. I love this, it has a very strong Jasmine flavor and smells wonderful. Just don’t do what I did today and get distracted talking to someone and leave the tea steeping for 15 minutes, you end up with a bitter mess that way. This is a tea that you really do need to pay close attention to both time and temperature when preparing it otherwise it tends to turn very bitter.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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76

This is my first tea from Della Terra, but I was impressed. I opened this up and it just smelled delicious. I fixed it the first time around without sweetening it, but really I shouldn’t have done that, this tea just asks for sugar, especially if you have a sweet tooth like me. This isn’t one that I could see myself drinking every day, however when I’m craving something sweet this will really hit the spot. This tea also has the added bonus of making the whole house smell wonderful, so much so that my husband came and asked me what i was baking.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Earl Grey by Twinings
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Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

Can you tell I come from a family of Star Trek fans? We always had this on had growing up and I drank it every day through college. While it is no longer my favorite Earl Grey I do still keep some on hand for when I don’t feel like dragging out my tea pot or I toss some in my travel bag for when I just can’t get good tea where I’m at [most hotels serve truly appalling tea].

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Peppermint by Twinings
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I discovered this tea, of all places, in an Asian market in Oklahoma City in 2009 or so. It seemed very out of place to me so of course I had to buy it and try it out. I’ve always like Twinings tea and I hadn’t seen this on the shelves back home. Since then it has become a staple in our pantry because it is just so good to drink when your sick. Peppermint is just so soothing when you have an upset stomach or sore throat and since it is bagged it is convenient when all you feel like doing is staying in bed.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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86

This is the tea I grew up on and keep on hand for guests. It is one I find that most people like, it comes bagged so it is convenient, and I can pick it up on sale for $2/box. The price itself insured this is what I drank all though college. It is also the first tea I introduced to my husband when we got married so I could stop buying the cheap Lipton tea that I hate drinking.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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100

I love this tea, it is one of my favorites and I was sad to see it discontinued. I like to drink it before bed every night, it’s a good way to wind down from a busy day, although I’m trying to ration my last two boxes and keep it for when I’m sick. Chamomile has always been a favorite of mine and the combination with the apple works well. I like the fact that it doesn’t include cinnamon in it [I’m allergic] and its hard to find a good apple tea without it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Single Origin Teas, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Allergies
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

Teawares:
FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea

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Oregon, WI

Website

http://www.notstarvingyet.com/

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