1296 Tasting Notes

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drank Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
1296 tasting notes

Weird how this had decupboarded somehow? Regardless, I love this tea, and still think of it fondly from last night. Tip for anyone new to this one however: make sure to use a paper filter with it, otherwise you’re getting lots of floaties. Which is cool, if you like that sorta thing. ;)

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Cinnamon Roll Honeybush by 52teas
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Drank a lot of tea last night, and this was one of the cups. A new standard cuppa for the evening!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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92

As delicious as I find this one, it also seems to work as a great tummy tamer. Yay for dual duty teas!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
VariaTEA

Yay! You make me really want to try this one out. This, Lemon Meringue by Tealish, and Caramel Pu’erh by Tea Desire. You keep drinking them and writing such delicious subscriptions. haha. I am glad you are enjoying your teas :)

MissB

Ah, I just re-opened the bag for you, put others in it, and closed it again… I may just have to open it again and add these now, too. :P

VariaTEA

No, no, no. I am not asking for teas. You are far too generous!!

Suziqzer

Sounds yummy… Probably because a fav of mine right now is also a peppermint with candy cane in the name. Maybe I’m still reminiscing about Christmas. :)

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78

Hm. I want to love this. Really, really love it. Chocolate peanut butter is my favorite ice cream, dessert, you name it. If I could find this in tea format, I’d be in heaven. I even ordered a version of this through the Southern Boy Teas kickstarter project for “my” personal blend… Which got me thinking. I need to try making this myself, perhaps with a pu-erh base. Hm…

Anyway. There’s something missing in this blend, and I’m thinking it’s the peanut butter flavoring. It’s there, I get it in the aftertaste, however I’m just not getting the peanut feel I want and love. I’m also thinking it’s the reason for the unusual and hard-to-place smell with this one.

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

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91
drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
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After Stacy shared earlier today that we can order more from her in larger quantities, I decided to break out the hoarded stash of this tonight. Just as delicious as before! Even more so, perhaps.

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

Yay! You really should enjoy it so I am glad you made yourself a delicious cup :)

Courtney

Woot! Do you know if she reblended this one?

TheTeaFairy

Yay for breaking the hoarded stash!

MissB

Courtney: It came up in another person’s discussion, however Stacy has offered to reblend it if anyone is willing to buy a large sum of it at once. So there are three of us now in on that… I’m sure there will be more once Stacy is finished her holiday and we can discuss specifics.

OMGsrsly

Ooo, maybe I’ll have this one next. Especially if there’s going to be a reblend order. :)

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72

The more I drink this, the more I enjoy it… just as long as I ignore the name of the tea. I think it misses on a few counts, however it’s still really, really tasty.

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

I debated about buying this one because I enjoy Frank’s honeybush blends but I was unsure how I felt about the ginger

MissB

I get very little ginger out of this, and I love ginger. More pumpkin with a touch of sweetness and some mild cheesecake twang than anything. I’ll put some aside to send to you if you’d like to try it.

Amariel

This looks so good to me right now…

VariaTEA

Oh MissB, I just saw this now so I am sorry I didn’t respond earlier. And you have already sent me so much so please, PLEASE don’t worry about sending me more

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91

Bringing out the big guns now to feel better. Love this tea anyway, so it’s just a good excuse. ;)

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

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93
drank Caramel Pu Erh by Tea Desire
1296 tasting notes

Yep, again. I’m addicted. Cup #4 in less than 24 hours.

OMGsrsly

So you’re going to be ordering again soon? :) I had been hoping to grab some for you (and for me).

Pandeme

You’re really making it hard for me not to run downtown to my local Tea Desire and buy some of this.

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drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
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I’m already well aware that I like the custom Adagio blends more than the basic teas, however anything chestnut calls to me. I literally can eat a bag of the cooked ones I find in a local Asian grocery store in two minutes flat. So, this tea appeals to me on several levels, even if I had lower-than-normal expectations.

I steeped it less than recommended as I find Adagio’s bases sometimes get bitter, fast. This definitely worked for me. Interestingly, this reminds me strongly of one of the TARDIS blends; this must be the base in it. I’m getting little chestnut however and more of a… hm. Creamy EG, with more cream than EG? Odd. Still tasty, just wondering if somehow the wrong tea was put in the wrong bag – or maybe I’m feeling more off than I thought. Holding off on rating, for now.

EDIT: Looked at the tea again; this is definitely not chestnut. Emailing Adagio now.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
Dexter

LOL I like it, it reads as Chestnut to me. :))

MissB

Heh. This may well be my tastebuds… there’s just no chestnut pieces in it, as per the pics? That’s what threw me.

Fjellrev

Confession. I haven’t had chestnuts before. At least not since I was too young to remember. But I hear they’re fabulous.

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85
drank Cinnamon Roll Honeybush by 52teas
1296 tasting notes

Started this last night/this morning, and just finishing it now. Whatever was bugging my stomach last night has now moved lower on down, and while I feel better, I’m still a bit off. Going to take it easy today, knit, drink a lot of tea, and hopefully get a bit of writing done to boot. This tea? Amazing, as always. One of the few 52 Teas I’ve purchased more than one bag of.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
VariaTEA

I hope you feel better soon, MissB!

Dustin

You just reminded me that I have a sample of this! I’m going to try it now! Feel better!

MissB

Thank you both. :)

OMGsrsly

I hope you had a good day, and you’re feeling better.

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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. Just got back from a six month exploration of Western Europe, so I’ve got some pretty lovely tea that we just can’t easily find this side of the pond. Woot!

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, 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, although for some reason the French seem to have figured out how to do this without making me ill. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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