1344 Tasting Notes

96
drank Bamboo-Pomelo by TeaGschwendner
1344 tasting notes

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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92

I have so much of this that I forget about it, because it’s sitting in a HUGE tin parked under my tea bags and sweetener. So today I pulled it out, because gosh darn it, it’s yummy for when I want something with zero caffeine. A bit too sweet today though, even though the creamy candy cane part was delish.

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

Gpod to know an old favorite can still hold it’s own.

TeaBrat

I bet this won’t go bad anytime soon :)

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80
drank Lemon & Ginger by Clipper
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Somewhere along the line I finished this off, and will definitely seek more out. I’m still surprised at how authentic this is, especially for a bagged tea.

Flavors: Lemon Zest

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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11
drank Spiced Plum by Harney & Sons
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Funny, I didn’t even put this in my cupboard.. I knew it would be outside my interest. Ah well. I tried it, and then dumped it. Why? It brewed up a purple-ish color, and then went blood-red almost immediately — never a good sign for me. Honestly? It tasted like spiced blood, and that’s something I find unappealing.

Regardless, my colleague Helen in Australia sent this along, and I am really grateful for all the great teas she gave me the opportunity to try.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Lala

Spice blood, hey? I guess it is safe to say you are not a vampire.

MissB

Agreed! It would do well for a blood color though.. made me think of painting.

Megan

Spiced blood?! I can’t imagine what that would taste like. I’m not sure I want to..

Angrboda

Hibiscus always tastes rather bloody to me. Rosehip as well to some degree.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Sounds vile. I am guessing this one contained hibiscus?

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92
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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I am SO grateful that jump36259 (I think I got those numbers right) sent me even more of this! The initial few cups she sent me went down way too fast, so now I’m into stash #2. Still amazingly delicious, and will become a permanent fixture in my cupboard.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
jump62359

Hahha, close enough! They got jumbled up a bit, bit it’s all good.
Glad you love it!

MissB

Ha! I should just write it all down. Or, have any device to help me remember the order?

jump62359

Hahha well, there’s this band called Mcfly and I love them so much. I made a thing in middle school and had to think of a user name so it kinds stuck?? Haha well, 62359 spells Mcfly on a phone soooo yeah.
I know it’s weird! But it’s been with me for years and I just kept it :)

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81
drank Blueberry Lagoon by Tealish
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So… have been drinking this a lot of late. It’s a bit sweet cold, but hot? It’s deliciously awesome, like blueberry juice.

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

Sounds delish♡

madametj

Sounds really good!

MissB

I have a bit left if anyone wants me to send some along, I should just grab some more.

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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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