1216 Tasting Notes

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drank Kapha Ayurvedic by DAVIDsTEA
1216 tasting notes

When I think of terrifying in the future, I will think of this epic shootout scene in True Detective. The buildup was fantastic, and I thought – like most shows of this nature – it would be a major scene… and yet nothing ever prepared me for this. The sheer terror, the way it was filmed in one long sequence… even with the distasteful nature of it all, my breath is still taken away. I’d have loved to have been a fly on the wall as that scene was written (little comprehensible dialogue to boot), and then, in turn, to have watched it being filmed. Amazing.

This tea? Yes, it’s smooth… kind of like the cinematography I just had my mind blown by. Thank you Janelle for sharing this with me!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Kamyria

Pretty neat new series, isn’t it? I love True Detective

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88
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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Holy crap, True Detective is intense. EP04 and it, literally, hit the fan. This tea is helping me stay calm and cool as I watch some of the best television ever.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

I haven’t started that show yet but it’s on my list…

tigress_al

We have the episodes recorded but haven’t had a chance to sit down and watch them yet!

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90
drank Sweet Toffee by Tea Desire
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Yep, it’s tasty, even when oversteeped like I did tonight. Caramel gooey goodness. Yes!!

3/4 tsp in 3/4 cup.

Flavors: Caramel

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

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79
drank Mango Lassi by Butiki Teas
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It’s definitely mango-flavored, almost syrupy mango juice-like. There is however a weird flavor that’s making me enjoy this tea less this time around, and one I’m failing to place. It’s creamy in the mouthfeel, and a hint of vanilla perhaps, and yet this…. almost metallic?.. taste creeps in. Could be the rooibos.

Accidentally oversteeped, so this has a stronger-than-normal taste of rooibos in here, plus the added loveliness of rooibos induced scratchy throat. I wonder why some rooibos I have this reaction, and others I have zero reaction to?

2 tsp in 12 oz.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Indian Spice by Harney & Sons
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For the life of me I cannot tell if this is the tea I’m drinking or not – although I did make myself a cup earlier. My guess is that what I dumped just now is Indian Spice – a nice chai-like tea, however it was getting grainy and astringent as it cooled, so I just let it go to the Gods of the Copper Pipes. Whatever it is I’m drinking now is honeyed and sweet… methinks I need to keep better track of what I’m sipping.

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

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80

Shockingly sweet and smooth, and even though it’s 10pm and I’d really like to get some sleep tonight, I want to finish this cup. It’s just so tasty! I do love cardamom mind you, so I’d recommend a love of it prior to trying this tea out.

Huge thanks to Dexter3657 for sharing this with me! 1.5 tsp in 12 oz.

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

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73
drank Angry Pumpkin Tea by Design a Tea
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Like Dexter3657, who gave this sample to me, I only get clove and cardamom out of this – zero pumpkin. Too bad, because it had potential for a lovely chai-like pumpkin tea! It’s still drinkable, just less so than the cup of amazingness (Indian Nimbu) next to it.

1.5 tsp in 12 oz.

Flavors: Cloves

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

Maybe angry pumpkins don’t taste like much… lol

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84
drank Indian Nimbu by Harney & Sons
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Caramel lemon Darjeeling? Sure, sounds yummy, I’ll try it. Definitely has the caramel element in full swing, and I do love the lemony twist to it – although I wish there was a bit more. I made a tiny cup of this (3/4 cup with 3/4 tsp of tea), and now I’m contemplating having a huge mug, it’s that yummy!

Flavors: Caramel, Lemon Zest

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 0 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
Nicole

We had a pot of this at work today. Delicious!

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drank Fireside Chat by Zen Tea
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What did I do wrong? This just tastes like plain rooibos tea to me.

1.5 tsp in 12 oz.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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75
drank Anti-Strain - Herb by Zen Tea
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I’d say this is a straight licorice tea – thick and sweet – with a few added tidbits in the mix that you can only barely taste. Do I like it? Yes. Would I drink it every day? Nah, it’s a bit too one dimensional for me.

1.5 tsp in 12oz.

Flavors: Anise

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites, green 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.

I own an obscene amount of tea, and am always happy to share. Having said that, I’m traveling indefinitely (currently in France, was in Ireland and England prior, next up Belgium) so my stash will sit and wait for me, as I send back tea to explore more when I get home again.

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 exploring, playing board games, reading, hiking, hanging with friends.

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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