6 Tasting Notes

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My friend and I went to Tea Gallerie’s tasting room. They offer “flights” where you can try several different teas before you buy. Scottish caramel pu-erh was hands-down my favorite. The heavenly smell of caramel and butterscotch wafts up from the cup before your first sip. As you drink, you can taste the yummy deep pu-erh flavor but it is tempered by the smoothness of the caramel. I couldn’t stop drinking this one!! So yummy!

Flavors: Butterscotch, Caramel, Malt

boychik

I love this one. I got it from Angelina’s Tea. Add some milk and maple syrup and its like Irish cream

TeaGirl

Tea Gallerie also had a really nice reserve milk oolong that I liked. I’m so glad I got to try some of their teas. Thanks for the recommendation boychik—that sounds delicious! I did bring some home so will have to try it!

boychik

Don’t forget to rinse it first since its puerh. Few secs;)

TeaGirl

Thank you for reminding me. I’ve never had a pu-erh before. Do you rinse it lightly or more than that?

boychik

This one just cover with boil water and 3-5 sec is enough. Don’t worry it’s so strongly flavored, you will not wash it out.

TeaGirl

Sounds good. :) thank you.

Riimu

I’ve been thinking of buying this from my local tea shop, now I’m sure I should buy it.

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drank Cha Yen Thai by Teavana
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Enjoying this Cha yen Thai tea mixed with Black dragon pearls also from Teavana (1 tsp. black dragon to 2 tsp. cha yen). It makes a very nice Thai iced tea with milk and sugar. And I love Thai food and Thai tea, so this is yummy. However, I am having serious cravings now that I am on Steepster for some “non-Teavana” teas—I can tell there is big budget breaker coming up in my future in the tea category lol!

Flavors: Anise, Spices

boychik

Stay strong!

TeaGirl

Thank you! I fear for the future tho lol—I already have 50 new teas on my wish list! I’m just hoping I don’t end up at like 300 eventually and then have to sleep on the floor so my tea and my dogs can have the bed lol!

sundaysipping

I think that a collection that size would warrant a room of its own. You know, so you dont have to sleep on the floor. :-)

TeaGirl

Maybe my tea and my books can share a room lol—my books definitely need a room of their own lol! :)

sundaysipping

A library with a dedicated tea area? Sounds like heaven to me.

TeaGirl

I agree! :)

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Enjoying some Strawberry Paraiso mixed with Strawberry Cream from Teavana. They make a nice, light mix with lots of strawberry flavor. Just what I was looking for after waking up way too early this morning—however I did discover the Oyster app (unlimited books! yay!) with tea and new books I’m a happy girl even up at 3:30 a.m lol!

Flavors: Strawberry

Terri HarpLady

Welcome to Steepster!! :)

TeaGirl

Thank you! I’m so excited about Steepster lol—so much fun! But I can tell already that it will cause my budget so much trouble lol—too many teas!! At least it will be fun trouble lol! Congratulations to you on your new classroom—that is so awesome! I was a high school teacher for ten years so I remember how exciting it was to set up everything for my students to help make a great learning environment! I love that you teach music—best of luck to you in the new school year! :)

Terri HarpLady

Thanks! I’ll be teaching Harp (it’s a visual & performing arts school), & I always try to make it fun.

Where in San Diego? I grew up there, back in the 70’s, attending school in PB. That was a long time ago! :D

TeaGirl

That’s awesome! I lived in PB for a little while after I graduated from UCSD—now I’m up in Rancho Bernardo. I was born in San Diego and I love this city—so blessed to live here!! :)

Terri HarpLady

I lived there from age 6 to 16, it was a fun time :)
One of my sisters lives there now.

TeaGirl

So you have a good reason to come visit lol! :):)

Terri HarpLady

I came out a few years ago, & it was fun to visit old places, but so much has changed!

TeaGirl

That’s for sure—San Diego has become sooo crowded! But it’s still a beautiful city.
Just with a lot more traffic lol! :)

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drank JavaVana Mate by Teavana
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Having some Javavana mate with some cacao black mint (both by teavana). The mix of the two is very nice on ice with milk—like a light version of a mint mocha. This one goes down way too fast lol.

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drank Blackberry Mojito by Teavana
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Nice iced tea for summer!

Preparation
4 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Blood Orange Sorbet is one of my favorites for a nice iced tea for summer.

Preparation
4 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I grew up drinking black teas every night before bed because of my Canadian mom (guess I didn’t have trouble with the caffeine lol). She taught me to love black tea. Then when I graduated university I lived in Japan and learned to love green tea. But it is just now that I am branching out into trying new kinds of teas—oolongs and rooibus, herbals etc. because of a trip to Teavana with a friend. I have a lot more to learn about tea and because of Steepster I can see that there are many new teas to enjoy! I’m looking forward to learning and hopefully someday I will be able to talk intelligently about tea—lol please forgive my limited understanding of the tea tasting process at this point! I love reading everyone else’s really cool tea tasting notes! :)

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