1221 Tasting Notes

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drank Chocolate Mint by Simpson & Vail
1221 tasting notes

Made this today iced, and it’s really tasty and refreshing with the cool mint coming through in the background. Phew! Thought I’d ruined it with a touch of oversteeping.

Flavors: Chocolate, Drying, Mint

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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85
drank Hot Tropic by DAVIDsTEA
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Damn you Sil for suggesting this when it came out. I’ve gone through 350g of this so far (so wish I was joking!) as both hot and iced, although right now it’s mostly just iced. Needs no sweetener, and it really is an amazing pina colada tea with a hint of spices, like spiced rum. I want to try and make this as a slushy, rum pina colada cocktail… but I drink it too fast to get that far.

Flavors: Coconut, Hibiscus, Pineapple, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Sil

Lol that’s especially funny to me since I am not generally a fan of a davids lol

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87
drank Rootbeer Tea by Sweet Cherubim
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I ran out, and eventually bought $4.32 more of it, which works out to about 100g. Score! Made it iced today, and while I like it better hot, it’s still damn tasty tea. Sweet anise today mostly, with some hints of sasparilla.

Flavors: Anise, Root Beer, Smooth

Preparation
Iced 4 min, 45 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
OMGsrsly

I need to check this out! :) Still haven’t made it to the Drive. Maybe this weekend.

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81
drank Orzo - Caramel & Honey by Lupicia
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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
1221 tasting notes

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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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. Having said that, I’m traveling indefinitely (currently in France, was in Ireland and England prior, next up Belgium) so my stash will sit and wait for me, as I send back tea to explore more when I get home again.

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 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, and thus I’m avoiding these for now as well. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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