1108 Tasting Notes

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drank It's Chai by Informal Tea.
1108 tasting notes

I have to wonder if I brewed this incorrectly. It’s thin and heavy on high-grade cinnamon (which is lovely, I must admit) however this is more of a cinnamon tea than a chai at this point. I only gave it two minutes though, so perhaps steeping it a bit longer and like a proper chai (in milk, I mean) might bring out more of the other flavors. Yay for tea from New Zealand!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Honey

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

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drank Butterbeer by 52teas
1108 tasting notes

All of the tasting notes that I see for this tea are from the original blend, and I know what I’ve got is a reblend… so I’m curious if anyone else has had a similar experience with this one. Because, one sip and I had to dump it. Tasted – literally – like cardboard.

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

I’ve had that problem with 52teas before….

Dustin

I had that experience with that tea. I think mine may have been a reblend too.

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88

Drank this a few days ago; I’m way behind with my tea logs. I wish I had more! Sadly, this was a sipdown, so I’ve added it to my ever-expanding list of teas on my wishlist/to-buy list. Thanks again Suziqser for this surprise gift!

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

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82

Hm. As a straight tea (steeped in water) this is just okay. If anything, a touch bitter. I may need to try it again ASAP as a proper chai just to see if I want more or not.

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

What do you mean when you say “as a proper chai”? =)

MissB

Oh, I just mean steeping it in milk/cream instead of water, with some sweetener, instead of steeping it in water straight like I did.

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74
drank Turmeric Ginger by Rishi Tea
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I want to love this tea, and it’s a good replacement for DAVIDs Turmeric Snap. I have to wonder if this IS Turmeric Snap; a DAVIDs staffer told me that DAVIDs blend came from another company, and that she’d found it online herself… I need to look at the ingredient lists. Regardless, for a turmeric tea, this is a pretty potent and okay blend. Just okay.

Flavors: Ginger

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Dustin

I have found one or two David’s teas that were a match to tea from other companies, so it is possible this one matches too.

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89

Bad MissB, oversteeping a perfectly good chai! This was lovely and wonderful, however 4 minutes is too long – it gets a touch bitter.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Vanilla

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

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drank Midnight Magic by Shanti Tea
1108 tasting notes

I gave it two solid go-arounds, and this tea is just better suited for someone else. Something in the floral aspect of this tea makes my chest feel tight and labored, so I dumped it after a couple of sips. Sorry, tea. I know you were sent to me by CelebriTEA with the best of intentions, and I hope the next person who gets the last little bit enjoys it infinitely more.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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78

Another attempt at this creamy, slightly spicy/chai tea. It really is quite lovely, just not so lovely that I want to go out and buy 3oz of it. I am however very, very grateful to jump62359 for sharing a few cups with me so that I could try it!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Creamy

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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70

Grabbed this while on my jaunt of sicko-ness, at the recommendation of the staffer who seemed to have similar tea-tastes. I said to her, “Oh, this is just a green chai?” Which seemed to surprise her that she hadn’t thought of it herself. “Yea, I guess it is,” was the reply. Personally, I’d call this a minty lighter chai, with a hint of creaminess. I like it, but not enough to go out of my way to buy more of it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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88
drank Peppermint Bark by Della Terra Teas
1108 tasting notes

I keep on forgetting how great of a tea this is, at least if I want something decadent and not hit-you-over-the-head flavorful. Might be a re-order, if one of maybe two from my massive Della Terra order last year.

Flavors: Cream, Mint

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML
Suziqzer

I love this one too! I think I only have a couple of servings left .. and I’m hoarding them!

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites and 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 (like Laoshan Black, any of Verdant’s chai’s and Whispering Pines’ Mint Chocolate Chip). Missing living near a tea shoppe that offers a lot of options; other than DAVIDs a few blocks away, I’m buying most of my stuff online. Still, I have more than two cupboards devoted to tea, and a ridiculous amount of it!

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 either running, swinging kettlebells, or hanging with friends.

I love tea swaps, and will gladly swap anything I have that I have enough of to share.

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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