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The aftertaste when this cools really is so similar to a carrot cake muffin with icing on top, that I looked around about 30 minutes after finishing this last night, to see where the rest of the cake was!

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

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56

Yay for sipdowns! (427) Also, a huge thanks to Janelle for sending over just enough so that I could try it. I really appreciate it!

This tastes very differently than expected. I used to have a thing for a yogurt tea several years back that the Tea Centre in Courtenay, BC sells. It had tiny yogurt chips in it, and it gave the tea a wonderfully creamy, slightly tangy feel. This is also something I would have avoided at all costs, until the owners of said tea shoppe gave me a cup of it and just said to try it. So glad I did! Anyway. This tea reminds me of that one, even though I see zero yogurt anything in the ingredients.

So I get a yogurt-y mouthfeel, and the flavors of lemon and hibiscus. It’s… okay.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Pu Erh Chorange by Adagio Teas
954 tasting notes

Sil posting her tealog of this reminded me that I have some too, and I’m really feeling the pu-erhs these days. So, I wanted to give it another try. Unfortunately, I too only got orange out of it. Light, juicy orange, yet still just orange. There’s a bit of a dryness to it that I could attribute to chocolate, but it’s faint.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 15 sec

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91

Okay, so I enjoy this so much that I caved and bought some Verdant last night. 2 oz of this in that order. It definitely helped kick whatever stomach ick I’ve been fighting the past week.

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

Glad you’re feeling better!

VariaTEA

Everyone is buying tea! I want to place an order and I think it is because I miss getting tea mail so I am itching for something new. Meanwhile, I have like 8 swaps going and at least two orders on their way.

MissB

I’m in the same boat — I’ve sent out about $100 in shipping’s worth of packages last week, and… still only a small dent in my cupboard. It’s hard to avoid tea shopping!

VariaTEA

I was able to avoid placing orders because I know that in the swaps I have teas from different companies. I figure I should try the teas first and that way know if I like it and should buy more or I don’t like them. I was going to buy the Choco Honeyberry from Steep City but the shipping was insane which made me lose interest. Same goes for Whispering Pines S’mores.

MissB

Ah, I would’ve sent you some S’mores had I known.

VariaTEA

Haha. Of course you would, you are a tea enabler. Although I am sure I will eventually try it.

OMGsrsly

For me, I’m not buying but if I run out of something I love, I will re-stock. It’s a decent justification, and I’ve been good so far!

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88
drank Super Ginger (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
954 tasting notes

Purposely oversteeped this last night (all night!) so that I could wake up as need be and sip some to settle my stomach. YES! This worked like a charm.

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

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37

Tried some of this last night. I normally like medicinal teas, and can stomach almost anything if it helps me to feel better. Having said that, all I could get out of this was hibiscus. No thanks.

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

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89

Somehow, I only managed to get a small amount of this in the S&V Black Friday mammoth sale a bunch of us got into together. Initially I was bummed at this thought, then I realized (a) I can always order more, and (b) I have way too much tea as it is. ;)

I only brewed this for 2 minutes, concerned about the black base. I shouldn’t have been, although it’s more delicious to me a bit cooled than hot. Hot, I get caramel and that’s it. Cooled, I get chocolate caramels with a hint of the base. It reminds me a lot of Della Terra’s Salted Caramel and Chocolate, minus the salty notes, and with more of a full, natural taste to it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

I enjoy this one too. :)

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92
drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
954 tasting notes

I’m at the point where all I’m drinking is tea now, and holding off on food until my stomach settles. This is helping… a little. I just left the bag in to steep indefinitely. It tastes so good though!

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

Feel better MissB!

Cavocorax

Awww- hope you’re feeling better today!

__Morgana__

Feel better!

Fjellrev

I’m sorry you’re still feeling under the weather. Hope you’ll feel better soon!

MissB

Thanks everyone! Definitely on the mend today.

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82
drank Chocolate Truffle by Tea Desire
954 tasting notes

Still tasty, and I can tell it’s the same base as my beloved Caramel Pu-erh from the same company. Really, um, truffle-y, in an earth sort of way. Hoped it would help settle my stomach down.. still working on it.

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

Mmmmm…

VariaTEA

Haha. You and your caramel pu’erh. Sometimes I feel like you could have that, a few caffeine free options (probably Lemon Meringue and the Candy Cane Rooibos from Simpson and Vail), and nothing else and still be happy.

MissB

Heh. Those are definitely at the top of my list of late. Mind you, I’ve really only been drinking things I know I love these days with my stomach being so off.

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75
drank Mountain Herbs by Tea Desire
954 tasting notes

This tastes much more.. herbal than anything when oversteeped. Still something sweet and tasty in the brew, however less appealing now than previously. Was hoping it would help kick whatever I’ve got going on in my stomach.

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

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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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