244 Tasting Notes

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89

I was introduced to TWK by my friend Emily on her discord server. I was a tad hesitant because I don’t love white tea but the green really balanced it out. I think I am going to grab a bag in the new year.

Update: I am super behind on getting packages out, I know one or two of you are waiting for something from me. I promise I didn’t forget about you. Grams is back in the hospital and I have had back to back finals all week. All packages are going out Friday when I get paid, I promise!!!!

I am also super behind on advents and I opened all of todays all all except for one have chamomile… idk how they knew today was my last final but I can’t wait to drink them tonight and sleep in for the first time in ages.

Flavors: Honey, Jasmine, Peach, Rose

ashmanra

Enjoy your lie-in and I hope things settle down to a happy level for you soon!

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70

Honestly, this blend was kind of lackluster for me. It smells heavily like banana but its more of an aftertaste to me. I didn’t get the desserty aspect either so it tasted like mushy bananas and black tea watered down with green tea.

Flavors: Banana, Tannic, Watery

Cameron B.

Black and green blends rarely work for me either.

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90

Ummm yum! This blend is not normally something I’d go for but a friend from the Tea Time with Emily Discord sent me this and it’s amazing!!!

Flavors: Cream, Raspberry, Strawberry, White Chocolate

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70

While I like this blend, I was rather disappointed by it; I like a lot of Brutaliteas blends but this one hardly tasted like a blend and more like a genmaicha (I know genmaicha is technically a blend but you know what I mean). While the genmaicha aspect is nice and cozy, I’m not getting much raspberry or rose if at all. I was super excited for this one because I love strawberry genmaicha blends like the Toast and Strawberry Jam one that Dessert by Deb had a while back. Now I’m kind of glad that I only got a sample of this one.

Update***

When it cooled completely, I faintly got the berry but still no rose, rating remains the same.

Flavors: Flat, Honey, Malt, Toasted Rice

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90

This is what I’ve been drinking all day on campus I absolutely adore it.

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98

Forever my favorite blend, introduced to me by Cameron B! I never run low on this blend… I buy it by the lb lol. I can’t go a day without it, I even brought a 42 oz travel mug of it to campus today.

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My name is Gabriella but everyone calls me Gabby! I am a 20-year-old college student living in NY, majoring in History and Elementary Education. In my spare time, I post reviews and little pieces of writing on my blog, read books, play video games, write poetry, and love to cuddle up with my two-year-old hound dog Buddy.
I have interesting tea preferences, to say the least:
Definitely a mood drinker, and I tend to change my preferences often, if I have a bad experience with a specific flavor or tea type I end up avoiding it for a while, then dive back in later. I also prefer my teas plain but will sometimes make lattes.

Flavor Preferences:

Fruit: mainly melon, berry, and apple flavors are my favorites. I’m allergic to pineapple, passionfruit, and kiwi.
Dessert: Almost all flavors dessert-wise are welcome I especially love warm and comforting flavors like caramels, chocolates, cookies/biscuits, crumbles, and muffin.
Floral: I prefer violets, lavender, roses, and mallow flowers. Open to all florals, allergic to dandelions.
Spices: I love lightly spiced blends but some like the infamous Hot Cinnamon Spice is too much for me.
Herbs: My favorites are mint, rosemary, sage, thyme, and sometimes basil.
Favorite Companies:
Harney and Sons
Simpson and Vail
White 2 Tea
Plum Deluxe
Trader Nicks
Friday Afternoon

Tea Rating Guide:
90-100: Top tier/ have to have them!
80-89: Really enjoyed it/ collection staple
70-79: Good, probably won’t drink it too often
60-69: I won’t refuse if offered
50-59: It’s okay
40-49: Probably dumped or handed to my Mom
00-39: No, just no

I love doing swaps and if you’re interested in anything in my cupboard let me know!

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