1349 Tasting Notes

69

Had a few sips of this tonight, and it was so spicy, I thought it was (perhaps) the hideous spray I had to use in my room for… gasp!… bed bugs. So, I dumped it. Sadly. Because now I’m thinking it was better than I gave it credit for.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
VariaTEA

Oh no! Bed bugs are the worst. Hope all works out

MissB

Thanks! Almost done… :)

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69

I think I need to try this again when I know for sure this is the tea I’m drinking… although this tastes so roooibos-y, that I have to assume this is the right tea. Regardless, this is a bit too much rooibos and something a bit off, and not enough chai for me.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90

Gulped it down like it was nobody’s business. For some reason I only ordered another sampler size of this, and I should order more next time. Woot!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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68
drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
1349 tasting notes

Uh, hm. I think I should have had this before the almond amazingness from yesterday, because this is comparable, yet, nowhere near as good. I can see where it’s going, there’s just too much hibiscus or whatever it is in there making this tart and bitter.

Thank you khamilton611 for sharing this with me in the Tea and Yarn swap!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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78
drank Red Choc Mint by T2
1349 tasting notes

This is the tea that exploded ALL over my kitchen, and the one I made the order for initially. Bah!

It’s more mint than chocolate, and while the peppermint is quite lovely with little red rooibos taste at all (and zero itchy throat as I find I get of late with red rooibos), the chocolate needs amping up a whole lot for it to be a go-to. It’s still tasty, and I have a feeling it would be an excellent latte and cold brew.

Flavors: Cocoa

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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86
drank Tulsi Red Magic by T2
1349 tasting notes

Woot! My T2 order arrived today, and I’m over the moon. This is the most I’ve ever paid for tea (due to shipping) even with the massive BF orders for multiple people last year. So this is the first tea I’m trying, because I’m craving some tulsi right now.

First, the packaging: amazing! All of the teas came in a black box, kept together with a magnet. Everything, including the paper packaging to keep things from shifting during transit, had T2 written on it in black on black. Super classy. Then the tea came in boxes with T2 prominently displayed, all lined up in a pretty row. Inside however, the tea came in basic, clear plastic wrap, with zero way to zip it back up again. Not cool, and the brittle plastic broke already with one of the teas, making a huge mess with a lot of expensive tea. Boo. Note for next time (if I order again): buy the tea in tins.

On to the tea! It’s an odd yet comforting blend. Herbal cream with some faint cacao/chocolate in there is what I’m getting. Something dry at the end, which I’m attributing to the tulsi. Yep, for what this is, it’s quite excellent.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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92
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
1349 tasting notes

Another situation where I’m not liking this as much as usual… although that may well be that I understeeped it this evening. Still yummy, just not as yummy as before.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

you just send the rest to me when you don’t like it anymore LOL

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86
drank Almond Dream by Souvia
1349 tasting notes

Brews to a light orangey-pink, and both smells and tastes strongly of… apple brown betty? It’s quite fascinating really, and comforting. I think I may need to buy some of this.

Got this from khamilton611 in the Tea and Yarn Swap. Thank you so much, this was my first tea from this company!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
khamilton611

When I bought it, the person helping me told me that someone buys it…not to steep as tea…but to eat it!

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78

Had this last night with one xylitol caramel placed carefully inside for sweetening. It was okay, and more chocolately than normal, but still not living up to the taste described, sadly.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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91

This still isn’t tasting right again. Is it my Finnium, or something else? Tastes bitter and a bit off, with less cocoa than I remember.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
CelebriTEA

My last batch wasnt as good as the first,but it is still one of my favorites.

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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!

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