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drank Ginger Root Tea by Buddha Teas
1692 tasting notes

This is a decent ginger tea, though earthier than some. It’s not too spicy, but it’s clear and pleasant. Ginger is the only ingredient, but this tastes much more muted than other straight ginger teas I’ve had somehow. This wasn’t bad regardless!

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drank St. John's Wort Tea by Buddha Teas
1692 tasting notes

I wasn’t sure what to expect here, but this isn’t bad. At times, I get a bit of a dirt flavor, but other times, it’s pretty decent. It tastes very herbal, almost lightly fruity. I wouldn’t seek this out, but it was good enough warm or cold.

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drank Oregano Tea by Buddha Teas
1692 tasting notes

This is just oregano, so when it was brewing, it really smelled like pizza time in the kitchen. I grabbed this bag from a TTB because I like trying new herbal teas, but this is not one I’d want again. Oregano is just too savory. I poured it out sadly!

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drank Marshmallow Leaf by Buddha Teas
1692 tasting notes

I love marshmallow leaf in teas, but I’d never tried it alone before I grabbed this tea bag from a TTB. The flavor is soft and pleasant. There is a hint of marshmallow, so I get why it’s such a good marshmallow substitute! It’s soft and fluffy and a bit earthy, but nice.

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drank Burdock Root by Buddha Teas
1692 tasting notes

Whoops, I definitely oversweetened this, but there’s something about it that I like. It reminds me of chicory, but also like something in the buckwheat family. It’s simple and a little savory, but pretty good. From a TTB.

Cameron B.

Ooh interesting. I love burdock root as a food but haven’t tried it as a tisane…

derk

Bought some burdock root recently and am looking for a simple preparation if anybody has any ideas :)

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drank Eyebright Herb Tea by Buddha Teas
1692 tasting notes

This sort of tastes like barley tea. It’s somewhat savory and subtle. With sweetener, it was decent, though I’d probably just choose barley or buckwheat in the future. I’ve never heard of eyebright before, so it was an interesting sample from the TTB.

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drank Corn Silk Tea by Buddha Teas
1692 tasting notes

Huh, this tastes like absolutely nothing. I guess I’ll drink it when I’m working out today since it’s basically water. It’s possible I should have gone with a longer steep, but I’m not at all familiar with corn silk, so I played it safe. I only grabbed one bag from the TTB, so I won’t have the opportunity to try it again yet.

tea-sipper

Tea made from corn silk?!?! hmm, an odd idea but it seems to taste like water anyway. :/

Mastress Alita

I can’t’ imagine it tasting like anything… the brand of fillable teabags I use are made out of corn silk, for the very reason that bags made out of papers and fibers often leave a “taste” in the tea I’m not fond of, while I get no extra taste using corn silk teabags…

AJRimmer

Oh I hadn’t heard of bags made of corn silk – that’s fun!

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drank White Oak Tea by Buddha Teas
1560 tasting notes

I went into my local market hoping to find Hella Tea in stock only to find some hella empty shelves so I bought a box of this as a consolation. I thought this was a tea with oak bark in it, but it’s only oak bark in the ingredients. It smells very puer like with that rich wet and watery earth fragrance. It kinda tastes like it too! The first few sips were like a watery alkaline puer, but the alkaline part mellows some sips in. It’s not as heavy as tea is. It’s flavorful, but lighter at the same time. I’m not a huge pure puer fan. I can drink and enjoy a plain puer, but I prefer flavored puers where they add a depth to the overall profile, like in Lupicia’s Chocolate Strawberry Puer. That said, I’d love to see what else they could do with white oak bark to make a cup that is more complex and exciting. We’ll see if this makes it’s way into my normal evening rotation.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Martin Bednář

I never heard about oak bark “tea” before and now I want to try :D

Dustin

I had never heard of it before either!

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Grabbed this bag from a tea box. This is a little savory. There’s a bit of a dirt flavor, but not in a terrible way. I know this herb is mostly used for health reasons, so I was expecting it to be a lot grosser. It’s pretty generically herbal.

Evol Ving Ness

…so I was expecting it to be a lot grosser.

Hahahahaha! Thank you. I enjoyed that. :)

AJRimmer

Ha yeah I’ve just noticed a trend among health teas – not all, but many :P

Kittenna

That made me laugh too! I had a similar thought about a tea recently.

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drank Feverfew Lemongrass by Buddha Teas
1692 tasting notes

This flavor is really mild and nice. I taste the lemongrass and I don’t know anything about feverfew, so I can’t say if I taste that or not. The lemongrass is fresh and a bit fruity. I’m a lemongrass fan, so I would totally drink this again. Nice tea box find!

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drank Kava Kava Root by Buddha Teas
1692 tasting notes

Single tea bag from the last tea box. I hadn’t heard of kava kava root before, and I’m hoping it’s not weird. Hmm this tastes like almost nothing except maybe some bitter raw potato/dirt taste. I guess people don’t drink this for its flavor. The small amount of flavor that it has isn’t tasty.

Courtney

I read the most hilarious book many years ago which is how I learned about kava kava root — this sounds about right!

gmathis

Raw potato—that is a really good comparison! St. John’s Wort isn’t much different, but sometimes helpful to my body chemistry.

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I’ll be real here. I hate how it smells and tastes, but it seems to legitimately help me not wake up so often during the night. It smells like feet and tastes like bug spray. I am drinking it strong and straight.

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drank Pure Mind blend by Buddha Teas
13855 tasting notes

Sample from variaTEA. I was worried about this one given the less than stellar reviews from her and Roswell strange, but truth be to.d I didn’t mind this one. I don’t love it or need it in my cupboard again. But I could drink another cup and be ok with it.

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drank Linden Tea by Buddha Teas
1303 tasting notes

Glad I skimmed this from my aunt’s tea drawer and didn’t buy it myself.

Hot it tastes vaguely of linden, somewhat earthy and I can definitely taste the paper teabag. Only when it’s been sitting over 12 hours and cold do the linden florals and sweetness come out. None of that syrupy body linden tisanes can develop.

Blargh.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML
Mastress Alita

Tasting the paper of a teabag is the biggest crime a teabag tea can commit for me. There have even been times I’ve cut them open and re-bagged them into my corn-fiber drawstring bags I use with my loose-leaf if I get so much as a hint of paper, cardboard, or glue notes. Bleeeeeeeeeech.

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drank Thyme Leaf Tea by Buddha Teas
1303 tasting notes

I’m glad my aunt likes to buy teabags. Every time I come over she has something new in her drawer. I don’t have to think twice about spending $8 on individually sealed bags of herbs in a fancy box ;P Too lazy to figure out dollar per gram and compare it my favorite caffeinated true teas.

I used to hate thyme. And I think that’s because I wasn’t raised eating food prepared with fresh herbs or anything fresh and green at all. The supermarket spice aisle is the unforeseen disappointment to all little herbs and spices that grow up believing they’re destined for something a bit more — grand — like getting cozy inside a meat cave and giving all the oils they can muster to help flavor a birdbrain tied up and arranged on a metal grate to elicit such delighted response when the meat cave is pulled out of a heat cave — What a beautiful bird!

Alright, thyme, you have my attention.

My aunt brewed one bag in a huge coffee mug for me right before I passed out with a belly full of food at my now-normal 7pm. I woke up for today at, what, 2am and downed the cold mug. This little bag is powerful stuff! Absolutely the freshest dried thyme I’ve ever had. That potent thyme mintiness felt great in my chest and sinuses as I’m ridding the remnants of a cold. Savory.

Idk. For a teabag filled with herbs to induce my goofybrain as above, I’m inclined to buy a box. It is cheaper than what I’ve spent on my other favorite tisanes.

Flavors: Mint, Thyme

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drank Pure Mind blend by Buddha Teas
6378 tasting notes

Thank you for sharing Roswell Strange but this is a nope for me. I dont love herbals blends to begin with and this is a herbal blend.m through and through.

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“Sipdown” (607)!

Not a real sipdown – but I hated this so much the first time I drank it that I simply could not envision brewing another cup of it, so I actually used the rest of the box to have a tea bath. It’s still not my favourite tea by, like, a lot. However, the intense savory/herbaceous elements worked much better as aromatics for a tea bath and I found the experience much more relaxing and enjoyable than actually drinking it as tea.

Plus I got to use it all up in one shot, which was a win.

VariaTEA

I may or may not be passing on the tea bags you shared with me lol

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Definitely wanted to like this one, despite it being a teabag. The ingredients sounded really intriguing, if nothing else! However, steeped up it tasted like soup stock in just the absolute worst way and I couldn’t even come close to finishing off the mug…

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drank Zen Cleanse by Buddha Teas
13603 tasting notes

Can’t remember where I got this tea bag – but at some point I wound up with a sample of it to try…

Weird wellness angle/strategy aside, why this company is choosing to market the cranberry and hibiscus notes in this tea as the featured flavours baffles me because sipping on it the notes that are coming to the forefront for me are very much the ginger and herbaceous ingredients like dandelion root and senna leaf. It’s a little bit minty and spearmint-style sweet as well. Sure, there is SOME tartness in terms of flavour from the cranberry but that is 100% not the note I would have picked out as the defining trait of this tea.

Bottom line, though, is that it’s a very gross profile – and I wont be drinking it again, so I’m not going to put any further thought into what the thought process might have been when this company was trying to decide how to describe their teas.

derk

Watch out for that senna ‘zen cleanse’ unless that’s what you were drinking it for.

Roswell Strange

Nope – just one of two blends from this company that I got sent to me at some point. Cleanse teas are just… weird. I think Senna is the last ingredient in this though, so I doubt it’ll end up ‘doing’ much anyway.

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drank Zenergy Blend by Buddha Teas
97 tasting notes

I have been drinking this tea and honestly have not noticed any effect. The flavor is a light herbal. It’s ok, I keep hoping it will increase my energy level.

Flavors: Herbs

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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85

This is one of my favorite takes on one of my favorite types of tea, turmeric ginger. I like that it’s not too overwhelming or bitter, but a calm, more subtle version.

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drank Feverfew Lemongrass by Buddha Teas
38 tasting notes

I really enjoy this tea — it has great health benefits, nice packaging, and a smooth/subtle inoffensive taste. The flavor is mostly lemongrass; I didn’t pick up any other tastes, so the Feverfew must not have very strong flavor. But it does seem to help with migraines! I’ve gotten migraines for around eight years now, and have tried lots of remedies (both pharmaceutical and herbal). I don’t know if this tea alone could cause someone to never get migraines again, but it certainly seems to help minimize them.

Flavors: Lemongrass

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Water: 8oz

Leaves: tea bag

Measuring Spoon: no

Steep: 3m & 6m

Aroma: Gingery

Color: light golden yellow

Clarity: a faint cloudiness

Taste: I was very excited when i spotted this brand at Earth Fare over the weekend! Lately i’ve been hearing a lot about turmeric & ginger from vegan youtubers i follow. So when i saw this tea i got even more excited, it was also on sale for $3.99 instead of the reg $6.99 so i thought why not give it a try. As for steeping i tried using my new nutchello tumbler from Silk & let the bag steep for 3min. The tea was very light, no bitterness i didn’t get a hint of ginger or pepper w/ a faint cloudiness i think it came from when i dunked my tea bag back and forth. I’m thinking the tumbler i used didn’t give the bag much room. i’m going to try it again with my usual tea mug & a steep time of 6 minutes with the same tea bag. (later i will try it with a new one). With this cup the color was darker but the taste remained light. Overall and okay tea with great health benefits which is a plus.

Update:
If you all are wonder why i haven’t been blogging lately it’s because I have a lot of tea in my collection that i have reviewed already. I need to work on drinking them before i get new teas.

Update 2!
This tea is great i get more flavor from it now when i steep it for a much longer time than recommended! It’s way better compared to before & i even notice the black pepper in it now. I could see myself buying it again.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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