619 Tasting Notes

drank Peach & Thyme by Fauchon
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Sipping down this small sample I pulled from a traveling box. I’m so glad to have tried this and really hope to cross paths with it again. It is such an odd sweet and savory mix! When unsweetened, the thyme really takes center stage with the peach hiding in the background. When I add a little sweetener, the peach comes out a bit more. I would love to make a peach pie with a little thyme and see if it turns out as yummy as this tea! The thyme lingers in the aftertaste. I’m finding this tea very warm and comforting. So long little tea! Hope we meet again!

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

I happen to have a tin of this one, we’ll have to swap sometime. :)

Dustin

Oooooooooh! Okay! I have some of the Lupicia Hawaii blends and the Ca Tea House Tiramisu that are on your wishlist. My cupboard doesn’t represent my actual stash very well. I likely have everything in my cupboard, but have a whole lot more that isn’t listed.

Cameron B.

I’m feeling a little tea overwhelmed right now, but I don’t mind sending you some things. :)

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Oh man! I didn’t pay attention to the recommended steeping temp and steeped this way too hot. It ended up wicked bitter, but adding cream and sugar made if palatable again. It’s not the same as the first time I had it, but there is a little malt shining through and it is helping me wake and recover from a rough night with a sick two year old.

Tealizzy

Aww, I hope your little one gets better soon! Everyone, including me, has been sick lately! Fortunately, we’re all better at my house.

Dustin

Thanks, I hope so too! I think we are nearing the end of this round of sickness so I’m hoping last night was a one off thing. :/

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drank Smoked Maple Banana by Butiki Teas
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Oh yeah, loving this tea. The first steep only kinda hit the spot, but the second is filling in just fine although I might need to change my water filter or kettle because there is a weird water taste behind the tea today.

The other day I ground up some freeze dried bananas, put them into pancake batter, added some liquid smoke and topped the pancakes with maple syrup. It was delicious, just like this tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
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I’m on my second steeping of this today. I keep switching between this and Butiki’s Smoked Maple Banana. I’m having this with cream and sugar and it is very caramel like. It smells just like a rich creamy caramel and tastes like a lighter version of the scent. It is quite delicious and now my cup is empty. Time for another cup of SMB!

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

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This is a really unusual tea for me to love so much, being that I’m a flavored tea kinda gal, but I do love it! There have been times when I have craved it’s malty tobacco flavors. So glad I stocked up on this when I was last in California! Tonight it is helping me through the holidays which are almost over, hopefully it won’t keep me up tonight since I’m drinking it super late. I hate this time of year and will be glad when it has past!

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

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drank Cookie Dough by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea has been in my cupboard for a while. Still tastes pretty good! I taste chocolate and a doughy flavor. There is almost a maltiness in there, a hint of coconut. It has a little sweetness of it’s own so I haven’t added sugar, but I bet it would be pretty decadent with some added. Maybe on the next cup.

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

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Tried to give this tea some time to mellow out in my cupboard, but the orange is pretty strong still and has a little bite. The chocolate comes out well and I do love the combo of orange and chocolate. With a little cream and sugar this is a pretty good cup. It isn’t as decadent and delicious as some other orange/choco teas, but it is very enjoyable which is good because I still have a ton of it. Never. Buying. Tea. By. The. Pound. Again.

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

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OMG! I made this way too strong! Dumping half the cup and refilling with water in an attempt to try to save it. I added a little sugar. The orange flavor is dominating. There are a ton of orange peels in this. I’m not able to pick out the blueberry. Not wowing me.

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

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I think I’m reviewing the right tea. The version I have says it’s from Teas Of Hawaii and their website uses the same font and photos as Coffees of Hawaii.

Anyways…. this tea smells like steamed veggies. Peppery brussel sprouts?
First sip: Ack! Tastes like the water used to steam veggies!
Second sip: Ok, a little papaya in there.
Third sip: I get the tart tang that papaya has, but it lacks the sweetness that goes along with the fruit which really throws the association off.
Fourth sip: Adding sugar and okay… it tastes WAY more like papaya now!
This is interesting. I picked this up this summer while on the Islands, curious since I had never had a coffee cherry tea before. I might try this cold brewed and see if I like it better that way. It might make a good iced tea for the summer.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank White Pear by Ovation Teas
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I’m not really tasting anything in this cup. I’m not sure if it’s just that the tea is older or if my tastes are used to much stronger flavors. It’s a little floral, but that is about it. :/

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 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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