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Taste note numba 50! :D

Okay, I’m weird. I don’t taste what everyone else tastes, but what I taste, I love. So I guess that’s okay then. :)

Taiwanese Assam Upgrade version tastes like sitting in a log cabin in front of a roaring fire. It’s thick, and hearty, and especially goes great with a hot bowl of Red River cereal in the morning. What’s really strange though, is that for me this tea tastes really savory! It’s amazing how differently people interpret different tastes, but no matter when I have this, or regardless of if I have anything before it or not, that’s what I taste. I don’t know how else to describe it. I’ve had multiple cups of this now, and I can’t really tell you what it brings to mind other than the image I explained above.

Sadly, due to it being a AAA tea, it’s pretty expensive. Dx; Especially when you factor in how much leaf you use per cup. If I was as rich as the impression I’m giving a certain tea retailer by my multiple large orders this past month, I’d make sure to have this on hand at all times, but since I’m not and there are other teas I do ultimately like better, this’ll be a once in a while indulgence purchase. :)

(By the way, for Steepsterites outside of Canada, Red River cereal is a type of porridge, but it’s kind of seeds and grains rather than being composed of oats. It’s very hearty and delicious, and I feel for you that it seems to only be in Canada.)

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Lala

Oh man, I love Red River. I currently only have cream of wheat in my cupboard, now I’m going to have to go to the store :P

Chizakura

I know, right!? It’s my favorite thing to have for breakfast. It tastes great plain, it tastes great with cinnamon, and it also tastes fabulous with some chunks of fresh apple plus cinnamon.

I have it almost everyday. So yummy x3 And it feels really old fashioned, which makes me love it more.

Anyanka

Color me jealous- I looked immediately to see if I could get this grainy goodness nearby and…nope. Well, at least I have grits to cry into.

Chiyo

Mmm, that Red River sounds yummy! Unfortunately I’m in America so I’ve never seen it in stores here. But I am a Californian so there’s a chance that I could find it.
I love cream of wheat though, it’s like my favorite breakfast thing ever; besides rice and mackerel.

I really want to try it though. Maybe they ship it online?

OMGsrsly

Oh man! I was so excited to go out searching for it again, but it’s based on wheat and rye, and I’m now gluten intolerant.

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Lala

Oh man, I love Red River. I currently only have cream of wheat in my cupboard, now I’m going to have to go to the store :P

Chizakura

I know, right!? It’s my favorite thing to have for breakfast. It tastes great plain, it tastes great with cinnamon, and it also tastes fabulous with some chunks of fresh apple plus cinnamon.

I have it almost everyday. So yummy x3 And it feels really old fashioned, which makes me love it more.

Anyanka

Color me jealous- I looked immediately to see if I could get this grainy goodness nearby and…nope. Well, at least I have grits to cry into.

Chiyo

Mmm, that Red River sounds yummy! Unfortunately I’m in America so I’ve never seen it in stores here. But I am a Californian so there’s a chance that I could find it.
I love cream of wheat though, it’s like my favorite breakfast thing ever; besides rice and mackerel.

I really want to try it though. Maybe they ship it online?

OMGsrsly

Oh man! I was so excited to go out searching for it again, but it’s based on wheat and rye, and I’m now gluten intolerant.

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Hello! I’m a 24 year old Canadian, currently working at Starbucks while I figure out what I want to do with myself in life, haha.

Like most everyone else, I grew up with teabags, and then discovered the grass really WAS greener on the other side with loose leaf. Nowadays I drink nearly exclusively loose, but will drink a bagged tea if I don’t care what I’m having.

My favorite kind of tea is black, and unflavored, although I do enjoy an occasional dessert black. I like whites second best. I’ve recently been dipping my toes into honeybush tisanes, greens and oolongs.

My favorite vendors are Butiki Teas and Verdant Teas. Both have fantastic teas, above and beyond customer service (especially Butiki), and fair prices for their very high quality teas. I can’t recommend them enough.

Purely for tasting notes references, I don’t use any additives for my teas. Older tasting notes for blacks was with milk+sugar, and then with just milk. Whites, oolongs, greens and herbals are all drunk straight unless otherwise specified in the notes.

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