1188 Tasting Notes

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
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Apparently I’ve rated this tea before? I’m pretty sure I’ve never had it, so that’s strange. My previous rating is right, though! It tastes a little bready, but mostly like plain black. I like black tea, but I would’ve liked to taste some of the cookie it’s named for. I added some vanilla, milk, and sugar to spice it up. That made it taste nice, but they would make anything taste nice. Thanks to Cameron B for this one.

Cameron B.

I thought I saw a note from you about this tea a few days ago.

AJRimmer

Oh whoops, I guess the one I had a few days ago was for a different tea and I accidentally put the review here instead. It’d take a bit of detective work to figure out which tea the other one was. You labeled them so nicely, but I guess when I’m at work, sometimes I misremember which sample I’m trying!

Cameron B.

I would guess maybe White Christmas (also by Lupicia)? It’s pretty similar to this one.

AJRimmer

You know what, I think you’re right! Whoops. Well I deleted the other note anyway. All is right now.

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75
drank Calm Chamomile by Tazo
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I’ve had a pitcher of this in my fridge to take to work this week. I like chamomile, but I definitely prefer it with other things mixed in, so this was perfect! I had to use four teabags when I usually only need three for a pitcher, but that’s my only complaint. The flavor kind of stays in your mouth. I added some sugar, so it tastes mostly sweet and a little minty. It’s mild, but very…thirst-quenching?

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drank Coconut by Adagio Teas
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Another one from meowster. I don’t love this. I had this back to back with a coconut white that was so much nicer. Like it definitely tastes like coconut, but I don’t love the way it tastes with the black. I just feel that a light flavor such as coconut needs to be with a milder tea. Just my opinion though. It does taste nicer once it’s cooled down.

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drank Melon Cooler by DAVIDsTEA
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This one tastes a lot like Capri from August Uncommon, which is a tea I quite enjoy. I think I’ll add some mint the next time I brew this to see if I can push it even more in that direction. The flavor is definitely melon. I’d say the hibiscus is unobtrusive in this blend. Nice tea.

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drank Wild Strawberry by DAVIDsTEA
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I finally convinced a family member to finish off this tea for me. I really, really don’t like it. Like why would you put rosemary in a strawberry tea? This tea smells bad and it tastes like savory herby strawberries. It’s just confusing. The flavor is so strong and bad. I didn’t read the ingredients before buying this one because I didn’t expect to be tricked with a strawberry tea!

Cameron B.

I find this one weird too. Mostly because they call it “Wild Strawberry”, which to me implies fresh, tart strawberry, and then they add vanilla which makes it more strawberries and cream. Boo.

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Previously, I gave this one a rating of 30. Now I’ve decided to not include a number since I don’t like savory teas, and this tea is decidedly savory. I liked the flavor of real apple in the black, but the fennel killed me. My family members make fun of me because I try to pawn off teas I don’t like on them, and they’ll ask, “Is it savory?” Because they don’t want to be tricked into a savory tea either. I mean, I saw the ingredient list before I bought it, so I should’ve been ready, but I was not. Now I don’t buy a tea if it includes savory herbs in the ingredients.

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I got two ounces of this yummy tea from tea-sipper, and I absolutely demolished them. Green rooibos is definitely the best base for herbal dessert teas since it doesn’t get in the way of the flavors. With this tea, I’d say it didn’t necessarily evoke the flavors it was meant to, but it did taste generically dessert-like and sweet. I’ve loved almost every Simpson & Vail tea I’ve received in exchanges, and I have a big order in my cart ready to go…I just have so much tea, I feel like I’m not allowed to order more. Such inner turmoil!

tea-sipper

Oh goodie, I’m so glad you liked this so much. With all teas, this one probably tasted better when it was brand new fresh. Even the extra air in the tin will probably age it.

AJRimmer

Yeah finishing all my teas before they go stale is the eternal struggle! Since I don’t know how old teas are that I receive in exchanges, I usually drink those before ones I buy just to be safe!

tea-sipper

Well, if it helps, I really try to only sell my teas that I still consider “new”. :D

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drank Tochiotome Green by Lupicia
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This tastes mostly just like green tea. It’s pleasant green tea for sure. Grassy, with the tiniest hint of strawberry. Thanks to Cameron B for this one. I’m always on the lookout for a good strawberry tea. I wish this had more strawberry, but it’s a nice green regardless.

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drank Organic The Glow by DAVIDsTEA
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I agree with previous reviews saying this tastes like an oatmeal cookie! It’s very pleasant and dessert-like, and it easily makes a second brew. I haven’t tasted a tea quite like this before, and I’m pleased! It could definitely be better… I’ll play around with different things to add to it. I considered ordering a larger amount, and I kind of wish I had!

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drank Horchacha by DAVIDsTEA
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The first sip of this tea reminded me of American Tea Room sarsaparilla rooibos, which I absolutely hated. However, once it cooled down, the taste shifted for me. Now the flavor reminds me of a snickerdoodle cookie. It’s pretty tasty! I have only a sample from Cameron B, but I could see myself drinking this again.

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I’m an event planner who always has multiple mugs of tea beside me. Hobbies other than tea include board games, video games, cooking international dishes, science fiction, hiking, jigsaw puzzles, tap dancing, reading, listening to podcasts, and playing with my troublesome kitties.

Favorite flavors: dessert flavors, nutty, melon, mint, strawberry, anything rooibos-related.

Don’t prefer: Smoky, rosemary, savory flavors, floral (other than lavender), plain tea.

I always drink flavored tea, and preferably caffeine-free or black. I’ll try just about anything though! Let me know if you’re interested in a swap!

My ratings are kind of meaningless, but basically
90-100 pretty perfect
80-89 really good
70-79 good, but not the best
60-69 okay, but probably not for me
1-59 varying degrees of dislike

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