1290 Tasting Notes

80
drank Lemon & Ginger by Clipper
1290 tasting notes

This is what I drink when I’ve had too much to drink, and I’m an obnoxious arse who asks their nearest and dearest inappropriate things that makes everyone laugh — too inappropriate for Steepster, I assure you. Thanks for putting up with me, friends, even if sometimes I’m a bit.. mischievous! :) And thank you, tea, for allowing me to purge myself of this lovely wino-ishness.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 4 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
Hello.Kiki

That’s ok, I think everyone does that to some extent. Last fourth of July/my birthday after far too many shots of tequila, I spent fifteen minutes crying to my husband about how wonderful and sexy I think he is lol.

ifjuly

Hello.Kiki, lolol! that’s adorable.

MissB

Amazing! I love that story. :)

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78
drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
1290 tasting notes

Had zero intention of trying this, much less buying this.. and yet I quite like it. Definitely minty, cucumber-y, and melon-like.

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

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84

ooh, this is delicious! I get little almond, but I’m okay with that, as it’s a really nummy chocolate tea. Dinosara you’ve spoiled me rotten. Thank you!

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

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81
drank Organic Chocolate "O" by The Tea Spot
1290 tasting notes

Smells strongly of chocolate, and tastes of it when hot. Cold, it’s more tea than chocolate, while warm, I wasn’t a fan at all. Hot though, this was liquid chocolate awesomeoness.

Dinosara thank you so much for letting me try so many teas on my wishlist. This was something I’d wanted pretty much since day one on Steepster, and I’m really glad I got a chance to try it!

Flavors: Chocolate

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

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drank Mandarin Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
1290 tasting notes

Excitedly opened this today, wanting to try it immediately. Yay, mandarin!

Sadly, it smelled little of mandarin and tasted little of it too. I don’t get it. It was sweet and sort of (?) fruity, but just generically so. Distinctive flavoring too.. must try again.

0.25 tsp in 2 oz.

Preparation
Iced 2 OZ / 59 ML
Stephanie

Matcha flavors seem pretty hit or miss

MissB

In my experience, I like the dessert flavored ones much more than the fruit-flavored ones, although it really depends on how strong the flavoring is.

Suziqzer

Oh.. Hope you get it working for you

Nattie

I’ve tried a couple of ‘delicate’ level matchas, and wasn’t able to pick anything out at all other than matcha. I should be getting my first proper order soon – amaretto matcha plus this month’s sample – and I’ve gone for ‘robust’ because in my experience I need strong flavours in order to be able to pick them up!

Nattie

(The matchaccino you sent, however, was totally perfect and sooo caramel-y. I wish I knew which flavouring level they use for the matchaccinos. Any idea?)

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93

Wow. This is a lovely cup, and it strongly reminds me of something Butiki-ish, but for the life of me can’t place. Think gorgeous, tiny curled green tea (the picture doesn’t do it justice) with a strong apricot/peach aroma, and then the flavor is — full, nutty, apricot/peach, thick, granular (almost chewy?), lush, summer-like. If chestnuts tasted like delicate peaches or apricots, this would be a similar flavor… or at least feel. An excellent straight green, and one I’m happy to drink often.

Grabbed this directly from Royal Tea Bay on AliExpress (http://www.aliexpress.com/store/320709), and it was a quick and pleasant experience, with excellent packaging. I highly recommend them.

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/100g-Cloud-Mist-Tea-Yunwu-Tea-Cloud-fog-Tea-Chinese-Green-Tea-Chestnut-aroma-T018/320709_1211201237.html

Flavors: Apricot, Chestnut

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Ubacat

Thanks for the link. Excellent shipping and price of that tea too.

MissB

Agreed! They marked it as a gift too, so I paid $0 to get it here.

Ubacat

That’s an extra bonus! I look forward to reading more of your reviews from this company. I’ve been checking out their website. Some really interesting teas.

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93
drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
1290 tasting notes

Why do my favorite teas taste less amazing in the Timolino? This was just barely okay, when I know I love this tea, and consistently so.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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71
drank Shanti Ayurvedic Tea by DAVIDsTEA
1290 tasting notes

Had this again a few days back; it was more peachy and flavorful, likely because I remembered it needs serious overleafing (2 tsp/cup).

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec 4 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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81
drank Kapha Organic by TeaGschwendner
1290 tasting notes

Ah Kapha, I love you. Your spicy awesomeness always kicks my butt into gear, or at least my sinuses.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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84

Gosh I’ve missed Drop Dead Diva, my junk-food-for-the-brain TV fix. This tea went along with it beautifully!

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

I love that series too. Been recording it on DVR, buy need to take some time to catch up on it.

mewakeling

I just starting watching it on Netflix. It is tons of fun so far. I was getting through the first season really quickly, but then I got distracted rewatching Grimm.

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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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