1349 Tasting Notes

80
drank Green Rooibos Citron by Adagio Teas
1349 tasting notes

A bit of tartness to this today that I’m forgetting where or why it showed up; methinks I need to scrub my Finium baskets. Any suggestions? Otherwise, creamy and delicious as normal.

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

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72
drank Vata Ayurvedic by DAVIDsTEA
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Case of the Missing Tealog opened, as I know I’ve logged this on more than one occasion. Regardless, I had a huge cup of this tonight/today, and it’s weird stuff. As long as I remove the rosebuds, I find this palatable… and relaxing. I think once this bag is done however, I too will be done. Looking forward to a sipdown with another… three? massive mugs of this. Sigh.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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85

Wasn’t sure what I’d think of this, as it’s just spices and zero tea anything. Still, it’s exactly what I wanted today/tonight, so I brewed myself a cup. Oh, yum! Okay, so it’s missing the thickness of a black tea, which I’m sure would be quite lovely if added. Still, it’s a decent chai-like blend when I’m needing/wanting zero caffeine.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Whispering Pines Tea Company

Add a teaspoon of your favorite black tea :)

Mandy

Sounds to me like the perfect way to have a nice cup of chai before bed without being up all night!

MissB

Exactly, Mandy! :)

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93

Woot! Finally got my Whispering Pines order (darn borders…) So this of course is the first tea I tried. Dammit though, I oversteeped it while watching Person of Interest. Bah!

Regardless, this smells so strongly of chocolate out of the bag I looked around to see if I’d left some chocolate out accidentally. Nope, it’s from the tea! Amazing. Steeped (for 11 minutes, bah!) it’s still very chocolately with zero astringency, although I can still tell it would be much more delicate, light, yet full and rich had I done this justice. It smells amazing still even as it sits here, and I hope the scent floats out throughout the house.

Flavors: Chocolate

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

I want to go back and watch Person of Interest from the beginning (I hate starting a series mid stream). Do you like it a lot?

Sami Kelsh

Oh man, this sounds SO good.

MissB

Person of Interest is one of my favorite shows, however I am biased; the showrunner is the (lesser known) brother who co-wrote both Memento, and had a part with the production of Inception as well. I see it as a television version of that style of film, and then when they added a female lead that just happens to be one of my favorite actresses, I was overjoyed. It’s really solid writing, and they’ve thought through the very complex storyline five years through… it shows.

Sil

Hmmm maybe I should give it another shot lol I watched the first season and just found it too repetitive

Dinosara

Woohoo Person of Interest! Possibly my favorite show on television. LOVE Jonathan Nolan too, MissB! Killer writing… I love dramatic shows that still have lighthearted moments occasionally and lots of witty one-liners. And yes, the storyline is awesome and has never felt tired (side note: omg ends of seasons are so stressful!).

I personally love the “number-of-the-week” format (with larger storylines interwoven) but I suppose it’s not for everyone. :)

Suziqzer

Hmm… I’m looking for a new series, I might have to check it out. I just recently finished Fringe and hate that it’s over! It was so hard to watch the final episode!

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93
drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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I do love this tea, although it’s very similar to several others I have already (Lemon Meringue by Tealish and Green Rooibos Citron by Adagio). This will be a sipdown shortly, and while I do like a few of Della Terra’s blends (this being my favorite), there’s nothing that called to me so strongly that I feel the need to reorder anytime soon.

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

Do you find all three of those blends basically comparable, or is there a standout among them?

MissB

I find them all excellent, in different ways. Citron is more orange/lemon, Lemon Meringue is the creamiest, whereas Lemon Chiffon is the more lemony. I am leaning towards green rooibos over red of late though (which Citron and Meringue are), although I’d never know it was red with Lemon Chiffon.

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96
drank Bamboo-Pomelo by TeaGschwendner
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Huge mug of this last night/today, and as always (to quote Angrboda) it’s epically good – even slightly underleafed.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML
Angrboda

Epic, I say! Epic!

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77
drank Tension Tamer by Celestial Seasonings
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Ah, Tension Tamer. You may not taste the best (invariably better than the last cup of tea I had, mind you), however you do ease my tension amazingly well, and for whatever reason I craved you tonight. Welcome back to my cupboard, yet again.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
K S

I have not seen this on the shelf before. I will be paying more attention. The list of ingredients appeals to me much more than sleepytime extra. I really don’t care much for the spearmint in that one. Wonder how the two would taste together….

MissB

This is a weird mix, and it’s hard to describe. I do find it very relaxing though. There’s always some on the shelf here if you want me to send you some to try out.

gmathis

It’s been a while since I’ve had it…believe I remember it was very lemon-minty.

K S

At least it is peppermint with this one. I have to keep an eye out for it,

Suziqzer

K S, I’m sure I’ve seen a location grocery store carry this one. I have yet to try it, too many other boxes of tea in my cupboard!

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1
drank Caramel Orange Rooibos by Safeway
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Wow, this is… wow. This is bad. I don’t know how to describe it, other than maybe orange dish water. It’s sad too, because it’s a great tin, and the silk sachets are beautiful!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML
Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

EWWW dish water flavor!! I thought it tasted like woodchips mixed with orange tang. The tin is really nice – I ended up tossing the tea and reusing the tin. I didn’t want to inflict the tea on others.

Suziqzer

Sounds like they tried to reel you in with the presentation & forgot to think about the tea. Yikes!

VariaTEA

Oh wow, that is quite unfortunate.

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94
drank Lemon Meringue Rooibos by Tealish
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Monster cup of this last night turned into lovely cold leftovers.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 3 tsp 30 OZ / 887 ML
Suziqzer

Love when that happens! It means I was too tired to finish a good cup but it waited for me and was still yummy in the morning.. Maybe even better. Coffee isn’t patient like tea and gets ugly and bitter and gross.

madametj

Ha ha Suziqzer, think you might be a bit biased? (I absolutely hate coffee, btw. lol)

Suziqzer

Maybe a little biased, now that I’m a tea drinker.
I used to be a coffee drinker, still have the occasion cup of coffee usually w/ creamer, or a latte/cappucino. Hubby says I don’t really drink coffee because I almost always add something to it.. Lol.

If you want to drink coffee cold, you have to pamper it with ice and flavorings.. In my opinion anyway.

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80
drank Pina Colada Honeybush by 52teas
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Very close to a sipdown here. While I’m aware it’s unlikely I’ll ever buy this again for a variety of reasons, I’m still staving off sipping it down, so I’m obviously still enjoying it.

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. 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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