53 Tasting Notes


This tea is so so good! I’ve bumped up the rating. But, I’m having a hard time describing it…
It smells somewhat of grass or hay, but the taste is very subtle. I am not sure I can really describe the taste, but I really like the mouthfeel. It’s slightly thick, but not in a bad way. In fact, since I’ve started drinking more green/white/oolong teas, my old favorite herbals seem so watery. I can’t say much for color, as I can’t really tell in my mug, but it’s not cloudy.

This was just a sample, and I will be sorely disappointed when it is all gone. I think I’ve only got one or two cups left.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I like this tea… it’s a warming, comforting tea. It tastes purely like cinnamon hearts, so I wouldn’t say it’s complex, and I definitely am not aware of any carob, cardamom, pepper, etc. It fits the bill sometimes, but I doubt I will buy another box.

I should also note, I usually steep it a lot longer… I can definitely notice a difference. It’s a bit “weak”.

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Cold steeped this tea overnight as a test.
DANG it is good! I found it quite medicinal as hot tea, but as iced tea it is minty licorice-y freshness. It tastes more sweet this way and the fennel isn’t overpowering. I filled my water bottle with it and I am trying to sip it slowly so it’s not gone too soon. I started a second batch immediately. I have to raise the rating now!

Iced 8 min or more

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Made some iced, and mixed some chamomile-mint in for fun. It wasn’t a very good combination. Or rather, this green tea is just not good. I have to decrease the rating. Can someone tell me, does green tea have an expiry?

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(so, I don’t have a large selection of teas.. I feel like my tasting notes are going to be very repetitive! I need more teas!)

I really enjoy this tea – enough that I keep reaching for it, and drinking multiple cups when I do. Today I’m not really getting the York Peppermint Bites taste, but instead a mostly mint taste. Second steep is just as dark as the first, but most of the flavor is gone, leaving “just” a nice rooibos.

I only bought 25g and I am coming to the end. If I buy it again, I know I will drink it.

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My first genmaicha!

I just ordered a green tea at my favorite sushi place, having no idea what kind of green tea it was.
I noticed immediately the toasty rice flavour and had my suspicions it was genmaicha, so I asked the server. She didn’t know the name of it, but did know it was toasted rice green tea.

It was very good! Not too grassy, but definitely green. It was a beautiful colour green. The rice flavour was the predominant one, which was really nice.

At the bottom of the cup there was about half a teaspoon of very fine green powder. It looked like matcha powder it was so fine. No rice, though.

Regardless, I will definitely be getting some genmaicha!

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threw 2 tsp into my hubby’s travel press to take with me for an early morning out. It tasted like coffee, due to hubster’s beverage of choice – not good.

The tea itself was more chamomile than I remember… I could barely discern the mint. Maybe it was overwhelmed by coffee taste/smell.

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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ok I do need to really add a lot of vanilla soy milk to fully enjoy chai.

steep time: 5 minutes
temperature: ~96 degrees

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These were given to me by a friend after I mentioned I am a cardamom nut.

I cold-steeped three bags in 1L overnight and got a very dark amber tea. It was barely cloudy, despite being fannings.

The taste is overwhelming cardamom, too much so. It is perfumy to the point of not being aware of anything but that. Despite my love of cardamom, this is not something I would drink again, or recommend. Perhaps I’ll use the remainder for baking into a chocolate cake.

Iced 8 min or more

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Yogi Tea make some of my favorite tea bags. And I can’t say no to licorice OR mint!

My first few sips this morning were perfect. The first note is mint, followed by licorice, and finished with a nice sweet taste. This is one of my favorite wake up teas. Unfortunately, I got busy, and it steeped too long I suppose. A lot of the sweetness and minty zip is gone.

I’m scoring this high, though, because I know it can be near perfect for my tastes.

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I’ve been drinking tea off and on for a few years, but only in the last year have I started to test out loose leafs, and expand my taste buds.

I consider myself very new to the world of teas, especially when it comes to properly steeping, and knowing much about what certain teas are supposed to be like.

After discovering there was more to tea than Red Rose OP, I have traditionally tended to drink mint teas and similar herbals (but no fruity ones), red rooibos, honeybush, and the occasional matte. I’ve only recently discovered white teas and oolongs, which I really enjoy.

I’m expanding my knowledge, trying new teas, and just starting to learn about temperature/steep times, etc.

0: I don’t even want to taste it.
1-10: I can’t finish the cup.
11-30: I’ll finish my cup, but that’s it.
31-50: I will drink it until I’ve used it all up, or find someone to give it to. It’s ok, but it’s not something I tend to reach for.
51-70: I enjoy it enough to reach for it specifically, but I won’t get it again.
71-80: I enjoy it quite a bit. I would recommend it to others.
81-90: I would definitely buy again, but it’s not my favorite.
91-100: The creme de la creme


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