1429 Tasting Notes

drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
1429 tasting notes

Is this tea? I took pumpkin pie spice from Whole Foods, steeped it into canned, organic coconut milk and added a touch of xylitol. I think this is a Chai, but, whatever. It’s amazing. :)

Nicole

Sounds yum

shezza

Huh! I’m tempted to try it now

MissB

It’s my version of eggnog. Really tasty!

OMGsrsly

You can add egg yolks, and heat it, and make it into a custard… :)

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No idea why this wasn’t in my cupboard; it’s one of those teas I “need”. Right now, it’s helping me fend off a tooth infection until I can get to the dentist. Swishing with this, and some oil (oil pulling, look it up) has made a world of difference.

Flavors: Ginger, Tart, Thick

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
gmathis

I had a dentist that recommended cloves—just tucking in the side of your mouth where it’s not too uncomfortable. Sorry….few things are more miserable than tooth pain!

Ubacat

Hope you’re feeling better soon.

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drank Echinacea and Raspberry by Twinings
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What a lovely gift to myself, this tea – while going through my tax receipts for 2015, I found a small baggie of this left from (assumedly) somewhere in the UK. Woohoo!

I know I sent a bunch of this back to folks, but like me, they forgot to review it. Well, I’ve run out now, so it’s about time I reviewed it!

Very, very raspberry, almost tart raspberry. I’m always a bit surprised. As long as I sweeten it, that is.. left on it’s own, it’s more tart herbal than anything. I won’t go out of my way to find this again, but I won’t say no, either.

Flavors: Herbs, Raspberry, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Found this lovely, local company at a co-op along Commercial Drive in Vancouver, Canada. All packaged in cute little paper bags, mostly local ingredients, all interesting flavor combinations that I wanted to try. Peach Cobbler sounded lovely, and with actual pieces of dried peach? I’m in.

So, red rooibos (not really my thing) but still tasty. I get a bit of breadiness, it definitely needs sweetening to bring out all the flavors, and I did get peach in here. Authentic peach. I was quite surprised. Happy to finish this up, think I shared some with the Murchies gals, curious what they think of it.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Peach, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
OMGsrsly

Trudy Ann’s Chai was at the tea festival! Some of it seemed interesting, but not what I was in the market for. :)

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Grabbed this the other day in White Rock from two lovely gals that I’ve now Steepster-indoctrinated. (Muahahaha! And, welcome ladies!)

This, along with Paris Breakfast (that I also grabbed) came highly recommended with my requests (not floral or jasmine, flavored, dessert-y, earth-y or the like). I tried this the other night, and again today. I had the same reaction each time – I LOVE the smell. It’s decadent, buttery and gooey, like caramel should be. Drinking it isn’t as amazing, but as one of the staffers pointed out, if it did, it would be artificial.

Which I think is why I don’t love this tea. I need to drink it a few more times, but, it’s just not fully “real”. There’s something vaguely artificial to me, which might be the red rooibos (not normally a huge fan), or perhaps the flavoring used. Not sure. I still like it, it’s still really tasty, I’m happy to share… I just won’t reach for it consistently like I do the Caramel Puerh from Tea Desire.

Flavors: Caramel, Thick

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Pina Colada by Tetley
1429 tasting notes

Still tasty, especially for a bagged tea. Much better over steeped hot than any other combination I’ve tried so far.

Flavors: Coconut, Creamy, Pineapple, Smooth

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Earthy. Mushroom-y. Really odd tea, but I was expecting that considering the ingredient list. (What medicinal tea tastes ah-MAY-zing?!)

Flavors: Earth, Mushrooms

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Met some new tea friends at Murchies today, including some amazeballs lady with a TEA TATTOO!!

Alas, this is about the tea, not the awesomeness that is the Murchies staff in White Rock. :)

Grabbed this today, which is technically a spice and not a tea, but I drank it as a tea ((and it’s meant to be added to a tea, so, yeah). Oh so good. Truly, perfect blend of spices, and exactly what I needed tonight.

Preparation
2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Blood Cleansing by Sweet Cherubim
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Whoa. This is one intense tea. There’s a warning on the bottle saying this is a very effective tea, and that if you want something gentler, try another (I think the kidney blend).

Um, yeah. It works. It’s definitely cleansing. I recommend not eating much before/after having it…

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Christina / BooksandTea

This sounds kind of scary – blood cleansing? Ominous, even.

Fjellrev

I imagine that this tea likes to go on murderous rages, metaphorically-speaking.

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drank Weight Loss by Sweet Cherubim
1429 tasting notes

Unsure why I haven’t reviewed this yet – grabbed another small baggie of it the other day. This sounds like I’m buying drugs — well, this is Vancouver — but really, it’s one of those super-hippie leftover vegetarian restaurants/grocery store, where you can buy any amount of handmade herbal teas in the very back. Yes, that kind of place!

This is a surprisingly sweet tea, even with the maté in it. I kinda, sorta like it. Of all the herbals I’ve grabbed from Sweet Cherubim, this is by far the best tasting. Does it work? Too soon to tell… but it sure works as a diruetic.

Flavors: Roasted, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Mookit

LOL @ the Vancouver jab :P

OMGsrsly

Mookit, I think I finally have more medical marijuana places near my apartment than massage parlours. :D

Mookit

Well it’s like weeds: police raid one, three more open.
Haha… weeds… I didn’t even intend that pun.

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Now, it’s purge time. Time to gather what’s needed and let go of the rest. Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more. And so, I’m happy to share (anytime!) and will occasionally desire small amounts of tea for swaps, just to try.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, and work (dating columnist and consultant).

No-can-do: lavender, overly floral (French florals, or florals that are creamy rather than, well, floral work well!), sugar, Splenda, all grains.

Love: fruity, dessert, chai, spicy, all types of tea.

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