1137 Tasting Notes

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drank Hug in a Cup! by Cuppa Geek
1137 tasting notes

I wasn’t sure what flavor this was supposed to be, but it tastes like a combination between apple pie and a spiced fruit cider. The spices and fruit are pleasant and tasty. It’s maybe a touch too tart, but I’m enjoying it cold. I wouldn’t mind if I ended up with this in a sampler again, but I’m not sure if it’s quite amazing enough to order on its own.

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75

This one tasted a bit watery hot, but I’m enjoying it much more now that it’s cooled. I’m having it with milk, and I get plenty of lavender. The black base is pretty unremarkable. Basically, it tastes like a mild black tea with lavender, but I like it. It wasn’t strong enough for a second steep.

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78
drank Infusion N°25 by Palais des Thes
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This was a fun find from the tea box. The flavor is lightly orangey and mildly spiced. It’s mild, but maybe there’s a hint of almond in there too. I like it! There are plenty of blends like this, so I’m not sure I’d order it, but it was tasty. Pretty typical for a Christmas blend, but well done.

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50

The flavor here isn’t great. It’s just a weird combination of flavorings. It tastes jumbled and strange and not at all like what it’s supposed to. With milk, it’s drinkable, but it’s really not right. There’s some pepperiness from the base along with strange flavoring. It’s hard to describe, but not good or accurate at all.

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80
drank Earl Grey Creme by Teavana
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I remember liking this tea years ago, so when a bag popped up in a recent tea box, I was happy for the chance to try it again. This really is one of the better EG cremes I’ve tried. The flavoring is interesting and tasty. You get a little bergamot, but also the nice creme and some other flavor notes happening. I’m not sure I would really be able to tell this is EG without the label, but the flavors certainly combine pleasantly. The whole thing ends of pretty light, mostly just tasting like the fake creme flavor, but I like it.

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drank PMS by Prince of Peace
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This tastes like celery? I don’t like it. I also taste maybe something mildly minty and a stronger licorice. The main flavor is definitely celery. I had someone else try it to confirm. Bleh. Definitely one of my least favorite tea box finds.

tea-sipper

HEEEYYY but it fits for the Veggie day challenge! haha

AJRimmer

Yeah! I actually drank it a few days ago but saved the note for today because I don’t know if I have anything else that fits the prompt, but I enjoy participating (:

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79

I grabbed a bag of this from a tea box, and it tastes way better than I expected. The fruit is nice and light, and the oolong isn’t really noticeable. The peach flavoring is pretty authentic and tasty. It’s juicy and refreshing – I was impressed! I wouldn’t mind an herbal version of this at all.

gmathis

We call Revolution “Truck Stop Tea” because it’s the brand of choice on the beverage service counter down at our local Flying J. I liked this one, too.

AJRimmer

I’ve never noticed teas at truck stops before!! That’s fun that they have that as an option!

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drank Chocolate Macaroon by DAVIDsTEA
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I might have tried this in a swap fourish years ago? Anyway, if it’s the tea I’m thinking of, I’m happy to see it pop up in this Valentine’s sampler. Hmm the flavor is mostly toasted coconut, which isn’t my favorite flavor profile. It makes sense for the name though! I added some milk, and it’s desserty, but not really my sort of thing.

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84

I’m enjoying the fruity flavor of this. The quality of the fruit isn’t like fresh fruit, but more like dried fruit. It was really tasty before adding milk, but I decided to add some anyway, and I think it tastes similar or slightly worse with the milk. I don’t really get any kind of crisp or baked element, which would have been really fun, but I’m pleased with how it came out anyway. I’d have this again!

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83

Thanks to amandastory516 for this sample! I get a lot of dried banana in the flavor, which is quite fun. I also get a desserty flavor underneath. I don’t think it quite accomplishes the fluffernutter vision, but I definitely enjoy it with some milk. I didn’t include any marshmallows in my cup, but it still has some creaminess, which I enjoyed. The rebrew is strong and lovely as well. I’d consider purchasing this one.

amandastory516

I like adding oat milk to this one. The creaminess rounds out the flavor nicely.

AJRimmer

Ohhhh that’s a great idea! I’ve been pretty impressed with the Necessiteas rooibos options, so I’m going to have to make an order and experiment!

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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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