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933 Tasting Notes

77

Had this again today, and I’m just plain failing to feel it. Too much of a rooibos-y flavor, not enough yummy flavor. Yes, I’m steeping it at a lower temperature, however the other amazeball blends are holding up nicely to it, or even exceeding prior, higher temperature steeps. Time to let go of it and give it a new home.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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78

Interestingly, when I had this hot last night, I really disliked it – for the first time. Then when it had cooled and I drank some this ‘morning’ (my morning wake up was 4:37pm today!) it was delicious, and the best version of this tea that I’ve made so far. I could truly, actually taste every note clearly. So interesting, and surprised. Makes me even more excited to try My Blend that I ordered via the Kickstarter iced tea project, which (I’m assuming) would be a black.

Hm. And now I’m thinking… I need to try this flavor combination as a puerh. Anyone have mad tea mixology skills, or know someone who’d be willing to work with me to try to make it?

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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90

Had another cup of this later last night, and really enjoyed it as well, although I do prefer it hot over cooled.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 15 sec

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80
drank Root Beer by Simpson & Vail
933 tasting notes

Had to try this after the root beer debate from Butiki’s lovely honeybush blend, just to see how it measures up.

First off, this is a super fragrant tea. It smells strongly of root beer, and it needs to be quarantined from the rest of the teas. Steeped, it smells less of root beer, however still pleasantly so.

Steeped, I find it less amazing than Butiki’s offering. Butiki’s is creamier, which is a flavor/feel that I absolutely adore, especially with a root beer -flavored tea. I must admit though, this gets creamier and even better tasting as it cools; hot, it’s just okay.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec
Fjellrev

I totally agree.

jessiwrites

I find that many S&V teas taste better as they cool. I don’t mind this, I prefer to drink my tea slightly warmer than room temperature.

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90

Another cup of this the other night when Steepster first started going AWOL and refused to let me do much of anything. It really, truly does taste like a ginger snap to me – other than maybe the ‘snap’ part (I say this laughingly, as really, it’s tea). The lower steep temp definitely brought out the flavors a bit more. I think I may have to leave my kettle at 200F!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 45 sec
VariaTEA

Haha. I laughed at your note about you laughing.

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93
drank Caramel Pu Erh by Tea Desire
933 tasting notes

I had some of this last night, and just writing this tealog is making my mouth water again. So incredibly good! Have yet to mess it up, surprisingly. Upping the rating.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

As in you haven’t steeped it yet for 30+ minutes, or that it’s survived you steeping it for 30+ minutes? :D

MissB

Heh. I re-steeped it for close to an hour last week. Only complaint there was that the caramel pieces get a bit icky. Still super tasty though. Even at a lower temperature, this tea rocks my casbah!

OMGsrsly

Oh, awesome! I’ll have to find the new store the next time I go to the island..

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92

So very excited to pick more of this up at the border later this week or early next, as this is a sipdown! (For now). I grabbed a pound, which sounds ridiculous, however I want it to last until Winter 2014 so that I can order more, then.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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77

Y’know, this is a good blend. A decent blend. A sturdy blend. I did quite enjoy it earlier last night, however I did keep on saying to myself that I like both Lime and Lemon Chiffon from Della Terra more. There’s just something missing here, something less creamy… and I completely fail to get any sort of tart out of it, this time at least. Still delicious.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 45 sec
VariaTEA

I picked a sample of this up too as I was curious how it compared to the Lemon and Lime chiffons. I will have to try it some time :)

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69

For the past 24hrs or so, I’ve had a rough time posting much of anything. So, lots of backlogging to do, and this is one of them.

Had another cup last night, and had a similar experience as before: hot it’s just okay, cold it’s really quite delicious.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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71

Less flavorful than normal, but maybe perhaps my mind was just blown by Nina’s Paris’ Mon Secret. That, or I oversteeped it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more
__Morgana__

I’m having issues too. That makes at least 3 of us.

Dexter3657

yep it’s misbehaving…

Dexter3657

VariaTEA said she was having problems… 4

Yvonne

Make me 5.

Roswell Strange

Me as well – for the last five or so hours.

MissB

Sigh. And now my review has changed? Weird. Well, I DID mention Steepster having issues initially.

Kamyria

Me 6… Had issues the whole night.

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Teaholic, with a leaning toward rooibos, green, puerh and white teas, although I’m trying some black tea again. Missing living near a tea shoppe that offers a lot of options; my only (within walking distance) choices are currently mall-bound. Still, I have a whole cupboard dedicated to tea.

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.

Location

Burnaby, BC, Canada

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