1248 Tasting Notes

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drank Caramel avec Fleurs by Jardin du Thé
1248 tasting notes

Grabbed this one for Sil, as it’s likely a Dammann Frères blend, and stole a tiny bit to try for myself. It’s good, really good! Even unsweetened it’s thick and syrupy, full bodied and luscious. I may need to find more of this at some point, if I get through the rest of the teas I’ve been hoarding … carrying 50+ different kinds of tea on while traveling indefinitely must point to some form of addiction.

Flavors: Caramel, Thick

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

oh YAAAAY!!!!! this just made my day a whole lot better… because i’m working today….on my day off…

MissB

Oh boo got working on your days off. Yep, you have a whack if this on its way to you!

Nightshifter

Gah, another one goes on the wishlist. Now that I’ve found a great vanilla tea, I’m on a quest for a great caramel one.

Sil

totally going to not share much of this one with the others… i’m calling it my payment for divying up things and sending it all out lol

MissB

Nightshifter, I’d say Sil is the Queen of caramel teas. Sil, that was the whole point! :)

Sil

i know MissB..just declaring it for the world to see!

OMGsrsly

Hee! Hoarding teas while travelling?! Do they have their own section in your bag now? :_

OMGsrsly

Whoops. :)

Indigobloom

Ok I need to tour Europe. This clinches it. (all for the tea. well, and the sightseeing/culture as an added bonus haha)

MissB

My laptop bag is, well, my laptop, passport, and tea. It’s a great way to travel, tea exploring! Heh.

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Oh, this was quite lovely. Light, refreshing, sweet, with a hint of grapefruit astringency at the end. Definitely brew this at a lower temperature… It made this tea shine.

Flavors: Grapefruit, Pineapple

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drank Green Tea with Cranberry by Twinings
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Uh… What on earth did I do wrong here to have this smell and taste like dog feet?

Nicole

Dog feet. Is that on the list of flavors here? :)

Sil

mmm mmmm good! lol

Sil

also… how do you know what dog feet tastes like? :)

Nightshifter

Awww, I love to sniff my dog’s foot, lol. Maybe it smells like wet dog? :P

Nightshifter

I guess I should say paw!

Ysaurella

ahaha well I won’t try this tea for sure…I am a cat person :)

Mikumofu

That’s a new one! :)

Eleonora ❄❆❅

Green tea and cranberry doesn’t sound like a good match to begin with

MissB

To be fair, I am dogsitting, and it did snow here today. Still, it was gross. First one of these that I couldn’t drink.

Eleonora ❄❆❅

Well I think the smell of our surroundings can affect our overall impression or experience of tea sipping..am I pushing it too far? :3

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This wasn’t available for sale as a one-off in the London Twinings store, so when I saw a sampler pack with this (and a few other green fruit teas) on the shelf in Brussels, I grabbed it.

Interesting. Well, it needs sweetener, but then the orange pops like no one’ s business. I get the Lotus flower, sort of, although it’s more in the event than anything. Juicy, light, yay.

Flavors: Flowers, Orange

Sil

neat! i love the varying blends and combos you’re finding

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drank Vanilla Black Tea by Twinings
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Picked this up from the “left behind” box in an Airbnb in France. I should’ve left it behind, too. Sure, there’s vanilla in there… And also cardboard and something odd. Only brewed one minute due to the other horrible reviews.

Flavors: Cardboard, Vanilla

Sil

ew lol

MissB

Sorry Sil, there’s some in the box for you!

Sil

no no there’s some in the box for whomever i send it to mwahahahahah

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Uh, so the ingredient list on my box of tea has a lot more than spearmint with flavoring in it. In fact, there’s no spearmint? Color me confused.

I’d call this a peach camomile, but whatever. It’s tasty.

Flavors: Peach

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drank Los Angeles by In/Fusion
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A French tisane, only sold pre-made, in Belgium, called Los Angeles? Okay, I’ll try it. It’s an unusual combination of pineapple juice, rosemary, Heather, ginger puree, grape juice and meadowsweet.

I’m getting mostly pineapple rosemary, but it’s more like a tea than juice. Is this technically tea? Dunno, you guys tell me. Would I but it again? Maybe, if I needed a savory sweet organic tea on the go.

Flavors: Pineapple

OMGsrsly

That… wow. Rosemary and pineapple?

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I seem to have accidentally stumbled upon Spanish tea in a random grocery store in Belgium. Mind you, this grocery store also carries Dammann Frères right on the shelf…

I grabbed it because it seemed unusual. Plus, I’ve get to grab any puerh for the trip, so why not a “diet” tea? (so named I’m sure because of the added artichoke and green tea extract).

Is it tasty? Sure. Can I tell what the “red fruits” are? Nope, although the bag doesn’t show red fruits, just tropical ones, and there’s definitely no strawberry (allergies). There’s a drying, astringent quality to this tea, and it needs sweetening. Do I love it? Nah. I enjoyed it much more last night for some reason.

Flavors: Drying, Raspberry, Stonefruits, Thick

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drank Blueberry Muffin by Lipton
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Well, this isn’t a fruit tea, so I need to change that. It’s a black with added flavors, and surprisingly good ones. I actually get “McDonald’s crappy Blueberry muffin” out of this… Or what I’d imagine it to be. The commercials have two ladies taking a bite out of their cups, and showing a Blueberry muffin. Pretty accurate!

Flavors: Artificial, Blueberry, Cake

whatshesaid

I think if McDonald’s changed the name of their muffin as per your suggestion they might even be able to trademark it and sell way more haha

Fjellrev

Oddly enough, you make me want to experience this crappy blueberry muffin you speak of.

MissB

Oh gosh. Well, imagine a muffin devoid of any nutrients whatsoever, but it’s like crack, you can’t stop eating it. Interestingly, McDonald’s in France and Belgium don’t sell them… Croissants and macarons all the way!

Really though, the ad isn’t my creation, it’s on TV in France constantly.

whatshesaid

omggggggggggg Croissants and macarons at McDonalds!?!?!?!?!?

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Didn’t realize it was a green tea until well after steeping. Oops! Nice ginger kick when overstepped, definitely get the lemon and lime, just a bit dry and tart without a touch of honey (likely due to oversteeping the green tea).

Flavors: Drying, Ginger, Lemon, Lime, Tart

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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 France, was in Ireland and England prior, next up Belgium) 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 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, and thus I’m avoiding these for now as well. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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