902 Tasting Notes

95

Last of my sample of this. It went way too fast.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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60

Had to add this to the database this morning…hopefully I didn’t just create a duplicate entry. Apologies if I did!

It’s very different from what I was expecting. The dry scent is very herbal; very similar to the “Get …” series from Republic of Tea.

I taste the red clover first, I think…at least, something herbal is the first note. I get a hint of the pu-erh, and then the ginger and cayenne hits. I’m very glad I didn’t steep for a full 5 minutes! It’s pretty darn good, but I just don’t think I can handle the cayenne.

MelissaPicoli, thanks for sending me this sample!! I think it’s got too much heat for me, sadly.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
MelissaPicoli

Hi Jaime…Thanks for comments! It isn’t for everyone. The cayenne serves a very specific metabolic purpose, and is lovely for circulation. This tea really is intended as a beauty tonic, rather than a delicious beverage, and tonics have taste “challenges!” Have you ever tasted plain burdock tea. not good, but so beneficial. Blended with the other beautifying herbs in this blend though, the taste kinda disappears. Thanks for trying it! If anyone else wants a sample, PM me!

MelissaPicoli

p.s. don’t steep 5 minutes! steep a couple minutes, then re-steep up to three times. Mellows the cayenne. Also, try it again, I’ve had a lot of people who loved it after the third time trying it.

Jaime

I went three to start. I definitely will be trying it again, and maybe do a “rinse” on it and then steep for about 2 minutes. I liked all of it, just that the cayenne hit me a bit hard. And, I’ll admit, I drink for the taste, not the benefits. Benefits are just a bonus for me.

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85
drank Chamomile Citrus by Mighty Leaf Tea
902 tasting notes

One last pot before the end of the night…sadly, this pales in comparison to the Monkey Fart.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Geoffrey Norman

I loved this stuff. It’s my second favorite chamomile blend, seconded only to Teavana’s Tranquil Dream.

Jaime

I haven’t had Tranquil Dream yet. Will definitely have to get some and try. So far, my favorite chamomile is Honey Vanilla Chamomile from Celestial Seasonings.

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100
drank Monkey Fart by 52teas
902 tasting notes

amandajo sent me a sample of this tea…I pulled it out of the mailbox this morning and have been waiting to try it ever since!!

Scent of the brewed cup is amazing!! Banana flavored runts exactly. I almost don’t want to taste it, I am enjoying the scent that much. I just have it sitting in front of me, with my nose hovering over it, inhaling the fumes…

Wow. This is fantastic. Sweet, candy-banana taste with this amazing honeybush base. Yum. My inner evil monkey is very happy right now.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Cofftea

If you like banana runts flavored/tasting tea- you MUST get his banana matcha:)

Jaime

Meghann sent me a sample of it…love the taste and smell…just haven’t got the “how” of match figured out. Haven’t gotten the texture right yet.

Geoffrey Norman

The name of this alone earned a friggin’ “Shopping List” click.

amandajo

I’m so glad you liked it! It’s definitely a favorite of mine too. I mentioned to Frank that I thought the name could double for a band…and they could have an official drink too! ;)

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drank Vanilla Rooibos Parfait by Tazo
902 tasting notes

Okay, I’ve made a deal with myself. If I drink a pot of this tea in an effort to de-cupboard, I can have a pot of Monkey Fart that amandajo sent me a sample of!!

Now, just to get through this pot.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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65

Ah, am finally home!! Having a pot of this, because I’m getting low on it and will soon have another tea out of my cupboard. Hurray for replacing it with new tea!!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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90

This is a surprisingly tasty tea to have with my lunch…a bag of popcorn. o_O

Preparation
8 min or more
Cofftea

I would have went w/ Gen Mai Cha:)

Jaime

No Gen Mai Cha at office…plus no decaf Gen Mai Cha. Only decafs after noon, unless I’m being forced to stay awake!

Meghann M

I had the plaintain coconut one with popcorn the other day. They compliment well!

Jaime

I would have had this one iced, but the ice machine is at the other end of the building and I’m to lazy for that today.

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80

Yes, I fully realize that I should not be drinking a tea called "get some zzz’s whilst still at work.

Do I care at this point? Not really.

Preparation
8 min or more
amandajo

Sounds like you need to go home!

Jaime

I do need to go home. Will you tell my boss?

amandajo

lol, yep

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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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