902 Tasting Notes

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drank Gingerbread Chai by 52teas
902 tasting notes

(I’m logging this from the notes I made this morning…)

Merry Christmas!! As per usual on Christmas morning, the kids are awake before the parents (in this case, me and our 10-year old chocolate lab). Trouble loves Christmas, and immediately went to the stockings to find out what Santa brought him. Then he started sniffing through the presents under the tree. He’s the cutesy.

I, of course, immediately started up a pot of tea. I opened the last tea of Christmas sampler, and was so excited. Excellent choice, Frank. I love gingerbread-flavored things, and it’s chai!

Gently spiced, slightly sweet, and perfectly gingerbread tasting. Delicious, and absolutely perfect for this white Christmas morning (2 inches so far). And also very nice with our traditional breakfast: pancakes!!

(second steep was just as good, maybe even better!)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Cinnamon Chai by Octavia Tea
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I’ve been craving chai all day, ever since I finished off the gingerbread chai from 52teas. This one is very nice, and it’s caffeine free! I’m finishing up this sample with a big pot. It is very cinnamony, but if you like that, it’s wonderful!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
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80

Finishing off my sample of this from LiberTEAS and wishing I was on a beach drinking something with an umbrella in it. Oy, the holidays and the drama. Going to sit and drink this pot and then go to bed.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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100
drank Chai With Chocolate by 52teas
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Happy Christmas Eve!!

I’m finishing up the sample of this from my 12 days of tea box. This was a wonderful, wonderful idea, Frank. I think all of us who got one have really enjoyed it!

And on a happy note, my taste buds have returned!! Yay, more tea!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

Horray for taste buds!!!!!

vanilla_bookworm

Glad you’re starting to feel better!! :-)

Geoffrey Norman

Ooooooo shiny.

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100
drank Strawberry Zabaglione by 52teas
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I picked this up when Frank did the reblend special. I’ve craved it nearly every morning since, but have tried to take it easy so I wouldn’t run out and have it lost to me forever.

Guess what. It’s the 10th day of Christmas tea. Which means it’s now a part of the permanent collection. Ah, yeah.

And there was much rejoicing throughout the Land of Tea-dom!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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80

This is only my second pot of the day. My taste buds have gone off, and I’ve not been real thirsty/hungry. I hate being sick. Anyway, I thought something hot would help my throat. This isn’t my favorite herbal, so I kinda don’t mind that i can’t really taste it right now.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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90

Backlogging this one whilst sipping today’s tea (which is amazing, you’re going to be so excited)!

I love this blend. This is a tea that screams breakfast. So very, very good.

So, Frank, does this mean that this one is permanent now? And that the one that I’m sipping now is as well?!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
52teas

Yes, they are. I updated the site yesterday to include the Buttered Cinnamon Raisin Toast, and I will fix it for today’s tea later today.

Jaime

Yay! You’ve made a lot of people very happy!!

Meghann M

Oh my oh my oh my. I’m happy today’s make the cut!!!

VegTea

Oh, awesome! I thought I was going nuts – I had looked for the buttered cinnamon raisin toast earlier in the day yesterday and didn’t find it, but then when I looked again, there it was. ;)

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90
drank Banana Split by The NecessiTeas
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The last of my decaf samples from Rachel. Sad face.

It’s been forever since I’ve had a banana split, but for a rooibos blend, this came pretty close. There’s definitely banana flavored, and it’s more of a true banana than a Runts candy banana flavor. In fact, it almost even gives you the mouthfeel of a slightly under ripe banana. There’s also a bit of strawberry, and the end of the sip is a bit chocolatey as well. Overall, very nicely done, but only if you like rooibos and bananas!! Thanks so much for letting me try this, Rachel! Yummy!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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85
drank Perry the Platypus by Adagio Teas
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Another sample from Rachel! Thank you so much.

I admit, I hadn’t looked at the ingredients in this blend until I was trying to decide between having this one, or the Thai Chai. What, this has Thai Chai in it? Heck, yeah!

I really like what the cream and vanilla do to the chai. It’s still Thai chai, but has this vanilla taste and creamy texture. Absolutely delicious and exactly what I was wanting for my last caffeinated pot of the day! Sad, though: it’s all gone now.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

Doo-bi-do-bi-doo-ba-doo-bi-do-bi-doo-ba Agent P!
It’s the caffeine-inator!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

@Angrboda that is freaking AWESOME! Love the reference.

Angrboda

I have his theme song stuck in my head now, though. :p

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My love of tea started in 2001, whilst in an internship in London, England. I shared an office with a lovely man who would make me a cup of tea every morning without asking me if I even wanted it. I drink my tea neat now, because I’ve yet to find the sugar/milk combination that lives up to Pablo’s.

I drink any and all kinds of tea, and love trying new brands/varieties/flavors.

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