727 Tasting Notes

Drinking this cold steeped tonight. It’s ok, it’s good. The peach flavor is nice, not fake and candy – I just wish there was a little more of it. The white base is fine, present but not in the way. This is a decent peach white tea. I have a LOT of peach teas in my house and this one is good but not my favorite.

On that note, drinking the last of this puts my cupboard officially at 299. Goodbye 300s, nice to know you, but don’t ever want this much tea in my house again. Operation cupboard reduction continues…..

TheTeaFairy

Yay! Keep it up :-)

Sil

Woohooo! Now, because I’m nice…I won’t send you your box now that you’re under 300 lol

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Last night I hot steeped 3tsp in 16 oz of water. Let it cool and put it in the fridge overnight.

Today, 1 cup cold tea + 1/4 cup skim milk + 1/2 tsp Torani pumpkin syrup = iced pumpkin chai latte which makes Dex happy.

yyz

Yum!

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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
727 tasting notes

It’s been hot here for the last couple of weeks and I haven’t been drinking much hot tea. It was significantly cooler today, and I drank a BUNCH of hot teas.
I feel like I’ve been writing negative or just ok tasting notes all day. Wanted to end the day with something GOOD.
This is beyond good – this is a great tea. It’s beautiful to look at and it’s beautiful to drink. There are tons of tasting notes about it, so I’m not going to go into long boring details. It’s just a great sweet potato, grainy style black tea.
This makes me happy tonight. :))

MzPriss

You inspired me Dexter. I’m on my second pot of this. Thanks!

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I have two samples of this in my house – the lovely TheTeaFairy was kind enough to send me some, and then Brendan included this as a sample with my order. Thank you very much to both of you.

This is wasted on me. Sorry guys, can’t do it – I can not get past the pine/eucalyptus/cedar, whatever that tree taste is. I’m not getting any saffron, very little vanilla – it’s just lost behind the tree taste.

Maybe I’m too much of a city girl to appreciate this…..

OMGsrsly

It sounds like a neat blend, but I’m the kind of person who chewed on spruce sap in the winter, and pine buds in the spring… :)

Dexter

LOL then you would probably like this….

OMGsrsly

Maybe. I tried the white wolf from Bellocq, but I found the mint took everything over.

I seriously need to consider a Whispering Pines order. One day. :) Maybe when I have fewer teas!

TheTeaFairy

Oh noooo! So sorry you had such a bad experience…And I’ve been bragging so much about it, lol. Oh well, at least you can scratch off your list :-) i like it so much, I’m dedicating on of my yixing clay pot just for it!

And OMGsrsly, I’m like you!! Totally chewing on pine buds :-)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Aww sad you didn’t like this one! Definitely not for everyone. I think you should give Golden Orchid a try next though ;-)

OMGsrsly

Just be careful with the spruce sap, TeaFairy! If you don’t get the right variety it dissolves instead of acting like gum. And if it dissolves it’s so gross. :D

Sil

Lol “tree taste”

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drank Amortentia by Custom-Adagio Teas
727 tasting notes

This is just too weird for me – way too much going on and the honeybush is just spoiling the party.
Blueberry, vanilla, coconut, black, and honeybush do not belong in my cup all at the same time…..

mj

I’ve heard these Harry Potter fandom blends are not great, but I left the sampler on my amazon wishlist anyway because I really want the tins lol

Dexter

LOL yep – the tins are fun. It’s a novelty rather than GREAT tea

Cameron B.

I agree, the tins are super cute! I’ve been using my empty Star Wars ones to keep opened TeaVivre samples in. :D

mj

Dang it, Cameron, now I want Star Wars tins too!

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Hmmmm not getting too much of anything identifiable in this, maybe a little nutty, maybe a little fruity – but not really anything that was promised.
I don’t think this one is doing anything for me tonight…

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I’m thinking that most of the custom Adagio tea I have are just OK – and that’s true of this one too. Not bad, not great just ok.
I’m not getting much strawberry – more stone fruit (apricot), vanilla, cream.
I’m happy to have bought the set, and is fun to try the custom blends, the tins are so cute, but the tea is more of a novelty than great tea.

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drank Brandy Oolong, Ruby 18 by Tealux
727 tasting notes

WOW – this is one of the strangest straight tea’s I’ve ever drank. This is grape oolong, this is more grape than some flavored oolongs I’ve had. Weird, strange, interesting – in a good way. Wouldn’t say brandy, but this is fruity and GRAPE all the way.
It’s really dark, almost black, with just a hint of oolong woody and then the grape – wow – did I mention the grape?
Thank you so much Ubacat for introducing me to this one. Will pick more up with my next Tealux order.

yyz

Cool, I was thinking of trying this one.

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drank Brandy Oolong, Ruby 18 by Tealux
727 tasting notes

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drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
727 tasting notes

I need to rethink my aversion to licorice root. It’s something that I avoid at all costs, and then something like this comes along and I don’t hate it.
The ginger is more predominant to my tastes, and there is a little fruity, some earthiness. Interesting blend for sure.
Thanks so much scribbles for sending some of this my way – would have missed this one if you hadn’t sent it to me. :))

Sil

love this one heh

OMGsrsly

I know what you mean about licorice root. In this tea, it was definitely done right.

yyz

I definitely don’t have a licorice adversion, but it’s nice when it enhances and blends well with other flavourings when it’s not supposed to be the star attraction!

Dexter

I agree – it could have just taken over this blend, but this is well done, well balanced, nothing is really the star of the show, it just all works together well.

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C.S. Lewis – “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

I needed to update my profile. I joined Steepster 03Mar13. I am just amazed at how much my tastes have changed since then.
When I discovered loose leaf tea about a year and half ago, I didn’t know anything other than my local Davids and Teavana/Teaopia. Stumbling onto Steepster CHANGED EVERYTHING.
Hello, my name is Dex I’m a tea addict.
I’ve been through the “I need to try every single tea out there” phase. I really hope the worst of that has passed. I’ve learned enough to know that I only need to try HALF of all the teas out there. LOL
When I started this journey, I was all about the flavored rooibos and fruity tisanes. Don’t get me wrong there is still room for dessert (chocolate/caramel/nutty) Rooibos teas in my cupboard and I still do enjoy them, BUT I am quickly learning to appreciate the some of the straight teas of the world.
Big bold (but not icky)pu’erh is suddenly my favorite, followed by woody/roasted oolongs. I’m just starting to explore straight black teas, and have found some that I really like.
Generally speaking I’m not into greens at all, only like the occasional green oolong, and white teas are just too mild for my tastes (unless they are fruit flavored). I still enjoy really good fruit tisanes, but am now cold steeping them.
I don’t like floral/herbal blends, and mint anything is not on my preferred list.
I am still exploring new teas, adapting to my changing tastes, understanding more every day how little I really know about tea. Ultimately I would love to find approximately 50 teas that I just “can’t live without” and always have them in my cupboard. That might not be practical, but that what I’m searching for. It’s going to be a fun journey.

All in all, I love this site. I’ve met some wonderful people, and have gotten to try some amazing teas because of them. It really restores your faith in humanity when you get a note saying “oh by the way I sent you some tea”. Wonderful, generous, people here.

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