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269 Tasting Notes

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drank Joy by Tazo
269 tasting notes

I didn’t realize this was a blend, otherwise I would have altered my steep a little. Nonetheless, I shall judge this as it is, and hopefully not be committing too much of a steeping sin as a result.

I was actually surprised by my first sip, as the waves of flavour seemed to hit me individually. I was expecting the richness of the black tea, but then there was a hit of something else, and then the lingering flavour of the oolong. Overall, it’s a little sweet, much better sipped than gulped, and apparently at its best while hot.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Cottage Night by T by Daniel
269 tasting notes

My first thought in smelling this tea is that it reminds me a lot of Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA, which is hardly a bad thing — I happen to quite like this one.
I think it’s sweeter, though. I’d like it a little stronger in flavour — I may use more tea than it suggests next time — but I do like it quite a lot. The aftertaste really makes me smile.

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drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
269 tasting notes

Imagine a hot glass of pink lemonade.
That’s generally the closest I can get to describing this tea. It’s a little herby, but with a nice, citrus base. I love it hot, though it’s probably great cold as well.
My only concern is that I often get cravings for it while sewing, and it’s a bright pinkish red tea. The things we do for our art and tasebuds…..

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I’m not picking up as much lemon in this tea as I’d like. I’ve had some lemon teas that are just so lemon-y, and it is so wonderful when that happens, but this is… much more rooibos and flower with a touch of lemon than the other way around. It’s a nice, soothing blend, but it disappoints me that it doesn’t live up to its name.
A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but words come with promises and expectations, and the right name would let me appreciate this tea much more, I think.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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There’s a liquorice note to this tea, along with the taste of the chamomile flowers, and a hint of sweetness, like honey. I haven’t quite developed a taste for chamomile tea yet, but I can’t say that I hate it either?

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Acai Berry by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
269 tasting notes

Tired, but staying away from caffeine for a few days, meaning that I should have a few good herbal and fruit teas up here this week. Starting with a few from this company, as I’ve got a nice little sample pack.

This tea is a little fruity, and more herb-y than I’d expect from a tea named after a berry. Almost a little medicinal as it cools. I’d like it to be a little sweeter and fruitier, but it’s an interesting tea regardless.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
269 tasting notes

I’ve never been a fan of red velvet cake, to be honest. Just… never been my style of cake. Unfortunately, the same goes for this tea. It tastes… actually more maple-y than form-of-chocolate-cake-y to me, and while not off-putting, isn’t my first choice for an excellent tea.

But you can’t love ’em all.

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drank English Breakfast by Tim Hortons
269 tasting notes

Certainly not a bad bag. It has a bit of an orangey note to it, which I find amusing saying how often I have to try and convince people that no, there is no orange in orange pekoe. (This is English Breakfast, I realize, but nonetheless, both are straight teas. My point stands.)

Now I just wish that I had a nice pastry (or a few timbits) to go with it, but sadly, as I am having this at home, no such luck. Maybe next time….

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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drank Orange - Cinnamon by Løv Organic
269 tasting notes

I’m almost out of this tea! It’s a nice blend — a sophisticated version of the orange spiced variety. Not as sweet as most, but with a nice richness instead. Sometimes I have it with milk and/or sugar, which brings out different elements, but today I’m just having it straight. I’m enjoying it. It’s a little earthy, very rich, like I said, and a nice amount of orange and spice nonetheless.

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I was told that this tea may be on its way out, so I went and stocked up with a tin. Having my first made-at-home cuppa today! Made in my libre tea glass, which allows me to really appreciate the maroon colour that it steeps to. It’s a wonderful tart with just a hint of sweet.

Though I will admit, this tea makes me grin a lot because it reminds me of Bahorel from Les Miserables. Bold, high energy, and with scarlet opinions. …or something like that.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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A Canadian girl interested in the arts, books, geeky things, and tea. Especially the tea part.

Currently engaged in a tea drinking challenge of epic proportions. (1001 teas, 1001 days. December 1st, 2013 – August 28, 2016)

I’ll be adding a few teas to my cupboard — if anyone would like to swap for something in there, please feel free to contact.

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