6 Tasting Notes


My 40 day fast is up and had my “first” cup of tea this afternoon! Too bad this tea was the first I had. I like the sour aspect of this tea, and it isn’t overwhelming, but it should be a little sweeter. More raspberry than pomegranate. I detect the orange zest but am not certain about chamomile.
Unfortunately I have like 19 more bags of this stuff. Maybe the rest will be better cold. Or a reduced version with some cane sugar for an ice cream syrup or something…

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Another friendly gift, one I can appreciate much more than the box of Lipton from the same pal.
This tea is as soothing as the box advertises, and will definitely warm your insides and linger with a minty buttery flavor. It didn’t taste buttery at first, as for me the most prominent taste was mint and lemongrass (always a plus). Of course caffeine-free which I prefer after doing a sort of personal rehab with the mind-numbing stimulant; and being so helps this tea in being very naturally sweet.
Not one to keep around per-se, but the box certainly won’t go to waste.
Edit— Also would like to note I definitely appreciate the teamakers concern for the environment!

195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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The bergamot in this tea was a bit overwhelming for me; sweetness was trying to come through but it just didn’t happen. Will probably try steeping less to make it lighter.

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Rooibos Herbal Chai by Stir Tea
6 tasting notes

An excellent tea for relaxation and health, one can detect almost all of the ingredients at different temperatures (as the cup cools down). The cardamom was an unexpected yet welcome taste for me. I would analogize this tea to a dessert, with more traditional teas being an entreé (pu-erh) or an appetizer (white teas). Highly recommend keeping some in the cupboard for a little “vacation” once in a while.
Edit— This tea is particularly indulgent with cows milk or rice milk. Not a very good compliment to a meal, it’s better enjoyed alone or for dessert because of the strong sweetness. I’ve yet to try many Rooibos but this one is exceptional.

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Firstly I’ll admit to buying this tea mainly for the aroma. It was one of those I’d yet to notice in the tea store, let alone taste. A very complicated and aromatic tea; one might say its a more subtler scent of burning leaves. The taste is decent but I’ve yet to find an optimal steeping time. The quality was good, as one will usually find with Twinings.

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As one gets older, their palate changes, leading to an enjoyment of different tastes. I was always a heavy coffee drinker throughout my teens, which has not-so-recently become tea instead.

I’m a very spiritual person, serving our most glorious God and our savior Jesus Christ is the focus of every aspect of my life. I do not exalt myself or judge others; for that would make me a hypocrite. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God, including myself and all other Christians.
I love animals, music, driving, playing the organ, harpsichord and my Telecaster.

Tea is not a new thing to me, but flavored teas certainly are. So far my favorite tea is a good Russian Caravan or hot Rooibos.


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