1349 Tasting Notes

drank Cold Attack! by Della Terra Teas
1349 tasting notes

Fighting something decidedly nasty. Grapefruit seed oil is defintely helping, as is candied ginger and mint ice cream. Hoping this tea, mixed with a bagged dandelion tea, will help flush out some of the yuck.

I’m sure I overleafed this, as I’m using a brand new mug my daughter got me for Christmas – one of the Tea Forte ceramic tumblers with a metal strainer that fits snugly, covered with dogwood blossoms. I’ve yet to measure how much liquid it fits, so I guessed two cups. Yea, definitely wrong. Why? Because this is painfully strong. Medicinal, dark, thick, syrupy.

Let’s just hope it works. :)

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 45 sec
OMGsrsly

They are 12 oz. :) Hope you feel better soon!

Tuscanteal

I’m in the same boat as you right now! Get better!

MissB

Definitely feeling like I’ve almost beat it. :)

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drank Lemon Meringue Rooibos by Tealish
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Must order more soon. I love this tea! Much better with sweetener, yet still delicious either way. Finishing off my evening with this yummy beverage ends an almost-perfect evening.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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Went to this fabulous local pub that bills itself as a “geek’s dream”, where the front page of the menu looks like an old D&D book, and you can roll a D20 for a $5 shot, or order by number for a $6 shot. Shot #20 however is only available if you roll 20, and it comes with a free, specially branded shot glass. Guess who rolled a 20 and then promptly forgot the glass at her date’s house?

After my celebratory shot, I asked for a ‘hot boozy drink’. She made me a lovely Hot Toddy, complete with tea steeped IN the hot booze. Perfect.

Nicole

That sounds like a great place!

TheTeaFairy

OMG, fabulous indeed!

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Brought this with me on my date, so that I could replenish the young man’s stock. He was sick earlier in the week, so I gave him some of my favorite medicinals… straight ginger, Super Ginger (DAVIDs), Turmeric Tea (Phat Long), and Clari Tea (Whispering Pines). He loved the Clari Tea, and said he resteeped the 2-cup pot six times. Whoa! Also shared tonight that I may have ruined him for store-bought tea bags forever. Must admit to a sly grin, there.

Anyway. Shared some of this with the gent while we watched Seinfeld. I forgot how much I loved that show!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Yum, yum, yum! Had a big mug of this tonight before I went out for a (late) date with a (young) gent.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Rooibos de Noël by Dammann Freres
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This smells delicious, like juicy oranges, and it came out of Dammann Freres’ advent calendar.

I wasn’t a huge fan of it plain, so I added sweetener almost immediately. Then it becomes a creamy orange with a hint of cherry. I get few spices, but again that’s likely from my oversteeping issues of late.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Rooibush Eggnog by TeaGschwendner
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Tasty and delicious! Like creamy eggnog, minus a few of the spices (perhaps because I, once again, steeped it too long).

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Red Velvet Cupcake by Simpson & Vail
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This is almost completely missing the burnt taste from the last time, and more raspberry this time. I still have other teas from S&V that I enjoy more, however this one is still quite nice.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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I was carded tonight! Holy moly. Let’s just say I gladly produced my ID, and told the gal I was easily old enough to be her Mom. She corrected me after seeing my birth date, saying I just looked really young. Still hilarious.

What was I carded for? Tea. Well, a Peppermint Toddy, to be exact. First time I’ve had one, and it was delicious. Peppermint tea, Kahlua and Baileys, served hot in a mason jar with a cute paper napkin tied around the rim like a bandanna to keep my fingers from scorching. So much fun!

Roswell Strange

Oh, that sounds really good! I bet that’s tea that even Tre could get into :P

OMGsrsly

Hee! You definitely read young enough to get carded. :D

MissB

I’m going to try and find a recipe to make my own. Really yummy!

OMGsrsly, you flatterer you! :)

Kaylee

Well I know what I’m making after dinner tonight. That sounds delicious!

OMGsrsly

I rarely, if ever, buy alcohol, so I never get carded. :) My mom was once in San Fran. I was offered a beer at 13. :D

Dustin

I love hot alcoholic drinks! I’m going to have to try that one. Right now I’m on a hot buttered rum kick!

MissB

I’m definitely returning to this place to try more hot boozy drinks (hopefully also with some form of tea in them).

Kaylee

Here’s the recipe I used and it came out pretty tasty:
1 teabag Celestial Seasonings Peppermint/5 oz boiling water
steep for 10 minutes
add 1 oz Kahlua
add 1 oz Bailey’s Original
stir
microwave 20 secs on high

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drank Vanilla Cacao by Herbal Infusions
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Mexican hot chocolate (I’ve mentally changed your name now), you rock my world.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites, green 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.

I own an obscene amount of tea, and am always happy to share. Just got back from a six month exploration of Western Europe, so I’ve got some pretty lovely tea that we just can’t easily find this side of the pond. Woot!

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time exploring, playing board games, reading, hiking, hanging with friends.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, although for some reason the French seem to have figured out how to do this without making me ill. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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Burnaby, BC, Canada

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