1904 Tasting Notes

drank Strawberry Pie Honeybush by 52teas
1904 tasting notes

I’ve had this once before and didn’t like it at all. It hadn’t tasted anything like strawberries or pie. This time around, I read a few other notes and steeped it differently. I still don’t taste strawberry or pie, but I do taste the cinnamon. The cherry cough syrup flavor is also, thankfully, absent. I won’t repurchase this blend, but I am happy this last cup is much better than the first.

Flavors: Cinnamon

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This one was so good last time. This time, not so much. It’s not that it tastes bad necessarily. I don’t know, it just tastes sort of off. I’ll probably dump this one and make something else later. Or sip on it until it’s too late for more tea. That’s probably what it’ll be.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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drank Foggy Coconut by 52teas
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Mastress Alita’s Monthly Sipdown Challenge
September 2022 → A yerba mate

This is a whole mix of ingredients, including the mate I needed to complete this sipdown prompt. And it is, in fact, a sipdown! We’ll probably get more of this one at some point, it’s one we both really enjoy.

Flavors: Orange

Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Not too much licorice?


I didn’t taste any licorice at all! I tossed the bag already, but I don’t see licorice on the list of ingredients on the Yogi website. It looks like it does have monk fruit and stevia, but I didn’t taste any of that artificial sweetener flavor. I’m usually pretty sensitive to that.


For a Yogi tea, that’s just flat amazing!

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drank Pumpkin Caramel Cinnamon by Tea Guys
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Working on some sipdowns this week!

This is one I can’t say I’ll miss. It’s not very flavorful. It’s very lightly spiced. I can taste clove most, but even that is faint. I did add milk, so it’s a cozy drink, but it tastes more like a warm spiced milk than any sort of tea blend. Glad to have one more single serving out of the cabinet!

Flavors: Clove, Spices

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Forest Berry by Gnat and Bee
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This tastes like chocolate! It must be the base tea – I don’t think I remember seeing chocolate in the ingredient list. A very satisfying cup, even if I’m not tasting much in the way of berries.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
White teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good, but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-69: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

70-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

Updated May 2022.


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