619 Tasting Notes

drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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I love this tea and apparently so does my kid! I’m going to take a moment to gush about my little guy, which I don’t normally do. He was squawking about my tea and wouldn’t hush, so I caved and made him a cup of this. I had to hold the mug for him to sip so he wouldn’t break it. He started taking little sips, then trotting off to his toys, reaching the toys and turning around for another sip. Then I started getting the sweetest baby hugs between sips and he hung out in my lap while drinking the rest of his mug. He was so excited to have tea and I’m excited that rooibos is supposed to help with diaper rash! This tea is kid approved!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
The Cookie Lady

Such a sweet story!!

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drank Amandine Rose by Teavana
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Having this as a latte today. I didn’t like it at the start of the cup, but it’s growing on me half way through. The cinnamon and rose are coming out quite a bit with the almond lagging behind. A little bit of a pastry taste peeks out towards the end. I’m digging it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Nutty Love by Steep City Teas
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Finishing off my sample of this. This tea is SUPER nutty. I’m getting a lot of walnut this time. Just read my previous note and taste the port I noted then. I added a little sugar, but it doesn’t seem to improve it. I keep trying to add cream and sugar to my teas, but it doesn’t make them better the way it used to. My taste buds must be morphing on me. Mutiny!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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SO much licorice! It has taken me a while to get used to this tea. Today I’m enjoying it naked. The tea is naked, not me. As in I didn’t add anything to it. I have clothes on. Pajamas, but they still count!

There is so much licorice that my mouth tingles a little. I get the anise mostly, dominating the front of the sip. In the after taste I can pick out some clove, maybe some cardamon. I’m not going to be heartbroken that I can’t get anymore of this tea, but I’m sure going to enjoy the hell out of the rest that I have.

And it goes well with the New Year’s Day black eyed peas that I’m eating.
Happy New Years y’all!

P.S. I think Stacy’s closing thread should have had this tea somewhere in the title. Because I sometimes like cheesy puns.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cheri

Today is definitely a pajamas day.

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Horrible with coconut creamer! Don’t try it again, self. You will ruin the whole cup.

Cheri

Always good to know.

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drank Number 4 by TWG Tea Company
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I think I like this a little more than the first time I had it. I’m not getting that cranberry taste I noticed before. I’m having it without any additives. I still get the pom and blossom flavors, which ends up being a fruity mix. It is a little more fruity and light than I had wanted this morning, so it’s on to something heavier for me!
Still need to try this cold brewed!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I love going to the Asian supermarket! It is never a quick trip for me. I can easily spend hours in there checking out things I have never seen and trying to find the english on packages to determine what the contents are. I usually pickup a few things to try that are new to me. This trip it was lotus cake which I am a little eh on, a new flavor of rice seasoning which I need to try and a can of Assam Chocolate Milk Tea which caught my eye.
I get a sweetened condensed milk taste in the first part of the sip. There is a little chocolate flavor with a little tea behind it, but then in the aftertaste I get a wave of soapiness similar to other canned drinks I have had with sweetened milk. The first part of the sip is enjoyable and pleasant, but the second part just ruins it. I’m making a mental note to stay away from this in the future.

Stephanie

I’ve had this one! Tasted like Yoohoo! LOL

Dustin

I saw that! You are the only other reviewer. :) I don’t know that I have ever had Yoohoo, so I’m missing that association.

Stephanie

You’re not missing anything, trust me :P

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drank Red Dragon Pearl by thepuriTea
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Got this in a swap a while back from Moraiwe. Thanks!
Ooooh! I just had a lemon starburst candy and then took a sip of this! It added a nice lemon flavor that went well with the tea! Once that wears off, I get a nice malty flavor with a little earthiness that is very much like some breakfast teas I have had. It’s pretty smooth and enjoyable! I bet it would be great iced with some lemon!

I used 3 pearls.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Eggnogg'n Tea by Bigelow
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This is… actually not bad! It smells exactly like eggnog and tastes pretty similar too minus the creamy sweetness. I added a little sugar, but think I prefer it without. Adding cream distracts me from the flavor on the sip, but makes the aftertaste a little creamier and richer. I’m really surprised at how palatable this is!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Pu'erh Tahiti by Simple Loose Leaf
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This must be an old sample. The coconut has that old soapy taste like coconut gets when it goes stale. I’m getting a combo of that and perfume. The aftertaste is very patchouli like… earthy perfume. I’m not digging it, but I’d give it another go with a fresh sample if I came across it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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My name is Dustin and I like tea.

I’m an added flavor kind of tea fan. I want my tea to remind me of cookies and cakes with coconut and almond slices with a hint of chocolate drizzled on top. I want dancing ponies and flying monkeys shooting off fireworks! I like a little sugar in my tea. I love caffeinated tea, but since I limit myself to one cup a day, I have been exploring more rooibos and honeybush teas. Rooibos now = meh and I have upped my caffeine tolerance. BRING ME CAFFEINE!!!!

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