1108 Tasting Notes

81
drank Kapha Organic by TeaGschwendner
1108 tasting notes

I find this tea inherently soothing when I want junk out of my throat or just a nice, relaxing evening where my mouth is surprised with spice. Yes, it’s hot and spicy the longer you brew it (and I think the last batch I ordered was less spicy than this one), and that’s just the way I like it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Sil

need to try this one. sounds like it would be up my alley.

OMGsrsly

Sure thing, Sil. :) (I am slowly building you a box. Very slowly.)

Sil

slow is good.. i like slow lol

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75
drank Anti-Strain - Herb by Zen Tea
1108 tasting notes

Holy sweet licorice batman! I doubt I could drink this all the time, but if I was craving a super sweet licorice tea, I might go for this one.

Flavors: Licorice

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
OMGsrsly

I picked all the licorice out of mine. :)

JustJames

by the by…. would you like me to send my ‘evening lights’ by zen to you? =0)

Suziqzer

Love the intro to your description!

MissB

Heh, I reference Batman a lot. :)

Not a bad idea to pick out the licorice, although, I do like licorice… more so the black salty licorice though than anything.

JustJames: I’m always happy to have more Zen, although I’ll have a LOT of it coming my way soon enough. Stay tuned for that news.

Shmiracles

should i reference batman in this conversation/comment/text/email etc?

the only right answer is always YES.

OMGsrsly

I just can’t deal with licorice root in tea. :) I’ll try it, but chances are it’ll end up getting poured out.

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74
drank Absinthe Frost by Herbal Infusions
1108 tasting notes

I think this is a sipdown, and I’ll pass along the little that’s left. While I do love white teas, and this one is quite sweet and unusual, it’s just not… shazaam POW kinda good, and with it being so rare, I think it’s best to share.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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72

I love the randomizer; this is the tea it spit out on the first try today, and I gladly went to search for it. Definitely chocolate truffle -like, however again, I’m missing anything spicy or chili with this brew. In fact, it tastes remarkably like DAVIDs Chocolate Chili Chai (which happens to be sitting on the other side of my workspace), however I get more cream than anything out of this one, with faint chocolate and vanilla notes.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cream

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

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76
drank Chocolate Chili Chai by DAVIDsTEA
1108 tasting notes

Well, I can see the chili’s, I just wish I could taste them. Even so, it’s a decadent, thick and very rich tea, although I get more ‘chocolate tea’ than I do even chai. Hm. Still tasty, it’s just… completely different than what Iexpected based on the ingredient list and name.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cream

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

I didn’t get any heat from them either, and yes, chocolate more than anything else!

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72
drank Cherry Cheesecake Green Tea by 52teas
1108 tasting notes

Bleh. Just not enjoying this at all. It tastes like… old cheesecake. I dunno what I did wrong, so back in the cupboard it goes to marinate some more.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Anna

Was it at least old cherry cheesecake? =(

Fjellrev

Yikes. :/

MissB

Nope, no cherry this time either. I’ve shared a tiny bit with some of you to see if I’m on crack, or at least if my tastebuds are.

Dustin

I only enjoy this one iced. Have you tried it that way?

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82
drank Cinnamon Star by Tea Desire
1108 tasting notes

I grabbed more of this during the holidays, however I’m just cracking the bag now. Yep, it’s a lot like a gooey cinnamon bun, and much more enjoyable than the rooibos TeaGschwendner puts out by the same name. Much more! I did however oversteep this dramatically as I packed up teas to send off, so it’s a bit.. harsh at times. That’s my own darn fault though; I refuse to blame the tea for my oversight. ;)

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Fjellrev

Oh yeah, this one is so freakishly tasty.

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88

Oh TARDIS Blend, you’re amazing as per usual. I had to grab more of you when I lucked out and got a Sherlock set at Adagio’s sale, and so now I can stop hoarding you.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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91

Steep #: Unsure if I’ll steep this more, as I screwed up and burned the leaves this time. It’s still yummy, however nowhere near as much so as the first two steeps. Less… full and fruity, more dulled and almost burnt-tasting. Boo me. :(

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

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72

Somehow I brewed this so that it actually does taste like a slightly tangy, gingery, pumpkin cheesecake. What I did differently tonight than most nights? Zero clue. Maybe it’s that I used my (new) Timolino? That’s the only variation from my norm… oh, and I used slightly heaping teaspoonfulls of tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
keychange

which timolino did you get?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?

mewakeling

Is it one of the new colours of Timonlinos? Is it gorgeous??

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites and 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 (like Laoshan Black, any of Verdant’s chai’s and Whispering Pines’ Mint Chocolate Chip). Missing living near a tea shoppe that offers a lot of options; other than DAVIDs a few blocks away, I’m buying most of my stuff online. Still, I have more than two cupboards devoted to tea, and a ridiculous amount of it!

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.

I love tea swaps, and will gladly swap anything I have that I have enough of to share.

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.

Location

Burnaby, BC, Canada

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