1431 Tasting Notes

Mushrooms. Yep. And, oddly, tart lemon. Well, I’m not drinking it for the taste.

Flavors: Lemon, Mushrooms

Fjellrev

That just got a shudder from me, as much as I like mushrooms.

MissB

Lol. I love mushrooms! Just not in my tea.

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73
drank Apple Strudel by DAVIDsTEA
1431 tasting notes

Shockingly, this is amazing. The staffer told me she too was surprised with it, so I grabbed some to check. No sweetener needed, it’s rich, it actually tastes like a crumbly apple strudel. I’d say this is one of the first apple read teas I’ve really enjoyed.

Flavors: Apple, Cake, Coconut, Creamy, Sweet

Preparation
2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Evol Ving Ness

How did you prepare this tea to find amazing?

MissB

Less than boiling (not sure how much, but it’s the same as every flavored tea I steep), and about 3 minutes. On my phone or I’d have put it in the proper place. :)

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, MissB. I will steep again. So far, it has not been amazing for me. But I haven’t given up completely yet.

TeaBrat

How come you rated it a 73?

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
1431 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. :)

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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84

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
1431 tasting notes

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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74

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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74

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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73
drank Pina Colada by Tetley
1431 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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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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