737 Tasting Notes

drank Winter Spice by Numi Organic Tea
737 tasting notes

I picked this one up today while Christmas shopping… It’s pretty good! Like a chai with a white base and just a bite of tart citrus. I think it’s nutmeg that I don’t like— that’s why I won’t eat pumpkin pie and I like my chais to be heavy on the cinnamon.

There’s no nutmeg in this, which is why it’s my kind of chai.

That rhymes! Tee-hee. Anyway though. Seriously. This one is good. Usually flavored white teas are blended with sweet fruity blah-ness, but this one breaks the mold a little. It’s unusual and satisfying for a bitingly cold winter day, which today was.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Cloves, Hibiscus, Orange Zest, Spices

160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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drank Woman's Moon Cycle by Yogi Tea
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Tried adding vanilla almond milk to make the taste less medicine-y.

Didn’t help.

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I do enjoy this one… But it’s not worth the asking price.

It’s like a dessert. An overpriced, chocolatey dessert.

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I couldn’t stand not having this one in my collection… It’s just so good. Two of the simplest flavors in the tea world- vanilla and Sleepytime- and it’s just a match made in heaven. I like to drink this throughout the day, and I decided on it today especially because I’m working from home.

I just adore it. It’s sweet and fragrant and soothing and smooth. Do you really need anything more in a bagged tea?

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Backlogging from yesterday…

HORRID customer service at the Teavana store! I drove 40 minutes to get there and was made to feel totally unwelcome. I asked what the base of this one was, and I got “It’s herbal.”

…… Really? I can read, thanks. I’m a college educated woman (in literature, no less!). And when I said “I mean, is it like chamomile or rooibos?” I got “No, it’s a blend of herbs.”

….. smh.

I bought 2 oz of it because it smelled amazing, and let me tell you, it tastes amazing. Like liquid coconut cake. It has a peppery bite to it too, oddly enough. But it works, like Aztec hot chocolate.

Bottom Line: Don’t go to Teavana in person. But it would definitely be worthwhile to order online from them. Product = tasty, attitude as a business = lousy.

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I ain’t drinking this one for fun…. Although surprisingly it tastes pretty good. It’s minty and full of warm spices, like an Italian Christmas cookie. I loaded it with honey because I desperately need this sore throat to pull a Meg Ryan and go into hiding.

It’s not bad. Like all Traditional Medicinal teas that I’ve had, it feels good going down. I hope it supplements the DayQuil. I was lucky enough to get sick on my days off, so hopefully today will be the worst of it.

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Mmmm I love this stuff… It’s vanilla custard-y like dessert, but you can also taste the healthy, herby goodness behind it.

I let it steep forever and suffer no consequences. The RoT really nailed this one.

I get mixed ideas as to what rooibos does. Some swear that it cures insomnia, some say it’s revitalizing and energizing. It’s completely caffeine-free, so I’m deeming it okay to drink before bed. Or anytime, really.

It’s like a nice hot shower, but in beverage form. Does that make sense?

Flavors: Custard, Earth, Herbaceous, Vanilla

Boiling 8 min or more

It [rooibos] definitely helps with my joint pain. I try to drink at least 1 mug of it a day and I can really feel it if I don’t.


I think it’s just generally a good herb to drink for health. Personally, it makes me feel more relaxed than alert, and it certainly feels like good stuff while I’m drinking it.

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drank Almond by Adagio Teas
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I adore almond… So today I skipped the coffee and made a cup of this and added some almond milk to it for good measure.

The results? A delightful, very almond-y, sweet-smelling tea with bitter cocoa notes. Yum yum!

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This tastes herby and it has a peppery bite to it, and then the aftertaste tastes like those Lemonhead candies.

Functional more than pleasurable to drink, to be honest. It will relax you about as well as a small glass of wine— no exaggeration. But it’s not the yummiest thing ever.

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I was blown away by this one! It tastes exactly like a caramel apple. They managed to make it sweet without resorting to stevia (thank God) . The apple tastes genuine, and the caramel dances with it. The hibiscus and cinnamon were interesting choices, but upon sipping it, they work. The hibiscus works with the apple and brings in a tart note to counter the sweetness from the caramel and the cinnamon.

I hope they don’t stop making this one! It’s fabulous. Better than Bigelow’s seasonal Apple Cider flavor.

Flavors: Apple, Caramel, Cinnamon, Maple, Sweet, Tart

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Favorite tea types: Black, pu’erh, oolong, kombucha, genmaicha, floral greens, matcha, yaupon, mate, rooibos, and honeybush.

Favorite flavor notes: Roasted, fermented, earthy, floral, nutty, bread-y, umami; dessert-inspired flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and maple.

Picky about, but not opposed to: chai, spice/ spicy, fruit flavors, and herbal tisanes.

Flat-out dislike: White tea, most unflavored green teas, hibiscus, 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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