828 Tasting Notes


I was like “wow, this is like comfort and joy” and then found a whole review that said why: http://steepster.com/patty-bott/posts/315832 :)

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I love a good London Fog. This tea reminds me of that, but with chocolate instead of vanilla! I’ve made it at home with soymilk and had it at work with just a bit of sugar. It’s a decadent treat that is hard for me to resist!

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Wow I like this tea. I’ve saved it for days where a lot is going on and I need a treat. This, with a bit of sugar, can turn a day around!

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I haven’t been a big puerh drinker, but I have a box of this that I am making my way through. It’s a good cup of tea. I should reintroduce myself to puerh so that I can tell how much the flavoring changes the cup, but for now I’m happy to have this.

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I really like this blend. It’s a solid black tea that’s hard to oversteep. Great to throw in a mug on a busy day without worrying too much about timing.

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Really middle of the road for me. I didn’t love the flavor that much. Where the Cinnamon Orange tea is weak but compensated with the orange and cinnamon, I felt this tea was weak but not compensated enough in the other flavors.

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I love this tea—though it feels more like an herbal with a bit of tea in it than a flavored tea. Once I brewed it in my office and a colleague commented on it and admitted she’d rather meet in her office than stay in my office while it smelled so strongly. So, if you like cinnamon, go for it! If you’re not as into it this one might not be for you.

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I really shouldn’t like this: I don’t particularly love apricots after all. However, for a decaf tea, I really like it! Going into regular rotation.

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Purfumy as expected, and a bit fruity as well. I think I like it, but I don’t love it.

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Now that I’m in Seattle I’m trying out all the local options for things—tea included. I got a sample pack of the pyramid tea bags from Choice and this one is solid. I didn’t like it enough to buy a box, necessarily, but I did like it. I’m looking forward to trying the rest of the samples!

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I’ve been into tea, at some level, since college with a first tin of loose tea brought back by my parents from Oxford. My love of tea increased with a visit to Boston and a chance cup at Tealuxe. Since then I’ve only gotten more interested in tea and have developed more of an appreciation for it.

tea rating guide
(updated 12/2010)

100: a perfect cuppa. these are the teas I’ll keep in my cupboard and tend to be one per type of tea.

90-99: will definitely get more of this tea

80-89: likely to get more and perhaps it will become a favorite with time

70-79: very good, depending on my mood or the season

60-69: wouldn’t actively try to get this tea, but also wouldn’t avoid it in a tea shop or restaurant

50-59: run-of-the-mill tea for me

40-49: decent, would hit the spot in some moods, but probably wouldn’t purchase it for my cupboard

30-39: okay, will try again, maybe

20-29: meh. I’d try this tea again if no other were available

10-19: drinkable, but a forced cup

0-9: didn’t even finish the cup


Seattle, WA



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