1157 Tasting Notes

drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
1157 tasting notes

Went to this fabulous local pub that bills itself as a “geek’s dream”, where the front page of the menu looks like an old D&D book, and you can roll a D20 for a $5 shot, or order by number for a $6 shot. Shot #20 however is only available if you roll 20, and it comes with a free, specially branded shot glass. Guess who rolled a 20 and then promptly forgot the glass at her date’s house?

After my celebratory shot, I asked for a ‘hot boozy drink’. She made me a lovely Hot Toddy, complete with tea steeped IN the hot booze. Perfect.

Nicole

That sounds like a great place!

TheTeaFairy

OMG, fabulous indeed!

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Brought this with me on my date, so that I could replenish the young man’s stock. He was sick earlier in the week, so I gave him some of my favorite medicinals… straight ginger, Super Ginger (DAVIDs), Turmeric Tea (Phat Long), and Clari Tea (Whispering Pines). He loved the Clari Tea, and said he resteeped the 2-cup pot six times. Whoa! Also shared tonight that I may have ruined him for store-bought tea bags forever. Must admit to a sly grin, there.

Anyway. Shared some of this with the gent while we watched Seinfeld. I forgot how much I loved that show!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Yum, yum, yum! Had a big mug of this tonight before I went out for a (late) date with a (young) gent.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Rooibos de Noël by Dammann Freres
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This smells delicious, like juicy oranges, and it came out of Dammann Freres’ advent calendar.

I wasn’t a huge fan of it plain, so I added sweetener almost immediately. Then it becomes a creamy orange with a hint of cherry. I get few spices, but again that’s likely from my oversteeping issues of late.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Rooibush Eggnog by TeaGschwendner
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Tasty and delicious! Like creamy eggnog, minus a few of the spices (perhaps because I, once again, steeped it too long).

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Red Velvet Cupcake by Simpson & Vail
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This is almost completely missing the burnt taste from the last time, and more raspberry this time. I still have other teas from S&V that I enjoy more, however this one is still quite nice.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
1157 tasting notes

I was carded tonight! Holy moly. Let’s just say I gladly produced my ID, and told the gal I was easily old enough to be her Mom. She corrected me after seeing my birth date, saying I just looked really young. Still hilarious.

What was I carded for? Tea. Well, a Peppermint Toddy, to be exact. First time I’ve had one, and it was delicious. Peppermint tea, Kahlua and Baileys, served hot in a mason jar with a cute paper napkin tied around the rim like a bandanna to keep my fingers from scorching. So much fun!

Roswell Strange

Oh, that sounds really good! I bet that’s tea that even Tre could get into :P

OMGsrsly

Hee! You definitely read young enough to get carded. :D

MissB

I’m going to try and find a recipe to make my own. Really yummy!

OMGsrsly, you flatterer you! :)

Kaylee

Well I know what I’m making after dinner tonight. That sounds delicious!

OMGsrsly

I rarely, if ever, buy alcohol, so I never get carded. :) My mom was once in San Fran. I was offered a beer at 13. :D

Dustin

I love hot alcoholic drinks! I’m going to have to try that one. Right now I’m on a hot buttered rum kick!

MissB

I’m definitely returning to this place to try more hot boozy drinks (hopefully also with some form of tea in them).

Kaylee

Here’s the recipe I used and it came out pretty tasty:
1 teabag Celestial Seasonings Peppermint/5 oz boiling water
steep for 10 minutes
add 1 oz Kahlua
add 1 oz Bailey’s Original
stir
microwave 20 secs on high

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drank Vanilla Cacao by Herbal Infusions
1157 tasting notes

Mexican hot chocolate (I’ve mentally changed your name now), you rock my world.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Champagne Cider by Butiki Teas
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Can definitely taste the cider in here, although I’m missing the champagne. Very tasty, and great for a night time treat!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Stephanie

I still need to try this one :)

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drank Absinthe Frost by Herbal Infusions
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Excellent picture Cavo! My tea was more long stems than anything.

Interesting tea. I’ve had both the Canadian and European versions of Absinthe (although I know it to be spelled with a y), and this is a pretty close imitation in tea format, provided the tea has some sweetener added to it. Slightly creamy, minty, small amount of anise. Actually reminds me a bit more of Pernod (pronounced Pernot).

If this were available again, I’d order more. It’s not amazeballs, but it is pretty tasty and unique.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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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 Ireland) 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 either running, swinging kettlebells, or 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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