1108 Tasting Notes

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drank Orzo - Caramel & Honey by Lupicia
1108 tasting notes

Grabbed a bag of this while at the Lupicia store in SF, and I’m so glad I did. Very much coffee-like, with notes of burnt sugar in there. I don’t get honey, but I’m cool with that!

Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Coffee, Roasted

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

i love this one for a coffee like beverage

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29
drank Raspberry Tea by Market Spice
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Yea, not my cup of tea. It tastes like raspberry soap, more so as it cools.

Flavors: Raspberry, Soap

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
VariaTEA

Well that does not sound pleasant at all. Hope you dumped the cup and moved on to something delicious

Cheri

Soap? Yuck!

hippiechick 42

Sounds nasty! lol Are you still selling tea sampler boxes?

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Ew. Ew. Ew. I didn’t know what one of the main ingredient in here (vasaka), and I should have done some more research. This is… yuck! It’s tart and bitterly so. Pass.

Flavors: Biting, Ginger, Sour

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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58

Winner winner chicken dinner! That’s what this tastes like. — would prefer it as a brine.

Flavors: Chicken Soup, Saffron, Sage

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
mj

LOL

Cheri

Add some noodles next time. ;)

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79
drank Cranberry Creme by Market Spice
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Smells like cotton candy to me, it’s that sweet (super surprising!) The taste is also pretty sweet, with a hint of cranberry tartness at the end.

Flavors: Cotton Candy, Cranberry, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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83
drank Chocolate Mint by Simpson & Vail
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Try #1 got botched by BCAA showing up to jump my (now-former) car, so now I’m drinking try #2. Dunno what I did this time around (as opposed to last time), however I’m getting chocolate juiciness with a hint of mint. It’s really delicious today!

Flavors: Candy, Chocolate, Cream, Mint, Smooth

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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72
drank Cherry Almond by Market Spice
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Smooth and sweet, it’s like a lightly cherry sweetened marzipan. Is it great? Uh… well, I’ll be fine finishing off the $0.50 of this that I got. :) I think that someone who really loves cherries and almonds would find this quite delightful.

Flavors: Cherry, Marzipan, Smooth

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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75

This one surprised me. Tartness from the cranberry and smooth mint made a nice combination, one I’ve yet to find elsewhere. Was teabag, and red rooibos at that, but I think I’ll grab more the next time in Seattle, it was good enough to try again.

Flavors: Cranberry, Mint, Smooth, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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83
drank Spicy Seattle Chai by Market Spice
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I was really excited when I saw, “spicy” as part of the title, because frankly, I loves me some spicy tea! (Yes Kapha from TeaGschwendner, I’m thinking of you fondly here). I grabbed a tiny bit – $0.52 worth to be exact – and now wish I’d grabbed more. Most of the heat from the spice comes from extra ginger, which I LOVE, and the rest is a pretty smooth, delicious chai.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Pepper, Spicy

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Stephanie

You tried Winter Fire from Butiki?

Sil

ooohhhh

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42

I’m confused by the high rating for this on here. Although I had it a few days ago, the bitter, almost tannic coconut in this made the rest of it unpalatable for me, and I dumped it. Will have to try again, perhaps at a lower temperature, to see if I can get it to taste as lovely as it sounds.

Flavors: Burnt, Coconut, Tannin

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Courtney

That’s too bad! This is one of my all-time favourites.

sherapop

Your temp was too high, probably. I brew this at 73 or 76 tops…

TheTeaFairy

I gave up on coconut tea. First, it’s hard to find a good one, second when you do find one, it turns waxy and sour in no time…

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites and rooibos blends, straight blacks and greens, and have a long-standing adoration for herbals/medicinals. Dessert teas top my list along with anything cocoa-y (like Laoshan Black, any of Verdant’s chai’s and Whispering Pines’ Mint Chocolate Chip). Missing living near a tea shoppe that offers a lot of options; other than DAVIDs a few blocks away, I’m buying most of my stuff online. Still, I have more than two cupboards devoted to tea, and a ridiculous amount of it!

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, single mom, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time either running, swinging kettlebells, or hanging with friends.

I love tea swaps, and will gladly swap anything I have that I have enough of to share.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, and thus I’m avoiding these for now as well. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

Location

Burnaby, BC, Canada

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