1157 Tasting Notes

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drank Festivus by Pekoe Tea Lounge
1157 tasting notes

Too much apple for me! I think I was expecting something different… plus a huge whallop of caffeine in this one… I’m actually shaking.

Preparation
2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Sil

Mmmmmm pomme. C’est un peut drole votre demand parce que mon fiancé viens d’acheter 2 livres pour qu’il peut commancer a practiquer son Francais. Il veut que je Lui parle en Francais maintenant.

Fjellrev

Ça suffit! ;)

Sil

Swedish chef – autocorrect to English is the suck lol

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82

Steeped for more than 10 minutes in cream, this is lovely with Zero astringent anything. None of the flavors popped up to hit me in the face, everything just mellowed into a lovely brew that I’m sure I’ll be drinking often

Preparation
8 min or more 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75
drank Celtic Twist by Pekoe Tea Lounge
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Hm. Much better cooled than hot. The whiskey flavor comes out more, although it did get slightly bitter cooled. Hot, it was just a plain black Tea. Still nice, although I think I prefer O’Connor ’s Cream.

Preparation
2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Madras Spice by Pekoe Tea Lounge
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Tried another and leafed it more… this is a lovely chai. Definitely sweet even on it’s own. need to try with cream!

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Chocolate Truffle by Pekoe Tea Lounge
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Bah. I can’t upload images from my phone! I took a great one for this Tea.

Went into Pekoe Tea Lounge today because my fancy phone told me it was nearby. Talked to the owner about where he gets his Tea from… now I know but they’re different names and several companies. Easier if I post this way then, right?

pretty Sure I under leafed this, will have to try again at home. Definitely chocolate, just a but weak and got a touch bitter as it cooled.

2 min steep, No idea temperature

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
OMGsrsly

Pekoe as in the one at Laurel and Broadway?

MissB

Yes ma’am! Was an interesting experience. Will share more when on my computer again.

OMGsrsly

It used to be a Steeps, and I know they carry a LOT of Steeps tea. The setup hasn’t changed in years. Look forward to hearing more!

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97
drank Mon Secret by Nina's Paris
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Interestingly, steeping this at a higher temperature (200F) made the base come out smoky, and it’s sashaying with the fruit flavors for first taste. I liked it much more when it was all fruit, little smoke, and the rich base. I’ll make a note to steep this at a lower temperature next time, see if I still feel it worthy of the high rating.

Thanks again JustJames for sharing a huge bag of this with me!

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

so glad you like it =0)

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drank Japanese Sour Cherry by Silk Road
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A tsp per 16 oz? I had to read that twice, then shrugged my shoulders and said, “Okay. I’ll try it.” I get it now – the tea expands considerably, however so does the flavor. And while I’m getting little in the way of sour or cherry (more like pink cotton candy) it’s still a lovely cup.

Thank you OMGsrsly for so many great samples!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
OMGsrsly

That IS how I started with loose tea! Imagine my consternation when I saw companies recommending 1-1.5 tsp per 6 oz! You can totally do more. :)

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82
drank Fleurilège by Dammann Freres
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Wow. This is wow. It’s like a creamy Nutella, but vanilla instead of chocolate. Hazelnuts and vanilla, creamy and smooth, full yet light. Really, really delicious. I do love it, it is a sipdown, and while I doubt it’ll be on my must-have list, I will definitely grab more should the opportunity arise.

A huge thank you to Dinosara for sharing this and many other Mariage Frères teas with me! I think the easiest way for me to get more of this is to just go to France…

Flavors: Nuts, Vanilla

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

you can get this one from cadeau deco for reasonable shipping!

sherapop

Sounds great! How does it compare with Harney & Sons Florence?

Sil

so much better sherapop…so much better (imo)

Sami Kelsh

Roadtrip to France!!!

khamilton611

Someone could do pretty well organizing a road trip to France for tea samplings.

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78

Yep, I do like this tea, even though I’m passing the last of it along to someone (that I hope) enjoys it too. On to the wishlist again! :)

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

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drank Kapha Organic by TeaGschwendner
1157 tasting notes

I seem to be drinking this on a regular basis… I may need to get more in the next month or so… my third bag? Holy moly. Obviously, I enjoy this tea a lot. Steeped it extra-long last night for more chili-hotness, and it’s definitely giving me the love this morning it with’s soul-clearing spices.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 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 Ireland) 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 either running, swinging kettlebells, or 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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