1349 Tasting Notes

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Success! I can post this tasting note! Woot!!

Tried this for the first time last night, and will have some more again here shortly. Sweet cup of coconut bakery-ish tea. I’m missing the macaroon part, however it’s still very tasty. Interestingly, I would have said prior to this incarnation of my tea-drinking obsession that I disliked coconut, and yet I’m finding that about 80% of the time, I love the creaminess it puts in the cup.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Yvonne

Sounds yummy!

sherapop

MissB: I had major problems all day attempting to post. I thought that it was my computer, but it must have been the Steepster server, if you were having problems too.

AnnaEA

It was a server thing – I saw a note about it on the Steepster twitter.

Suziqzer

Too bad it’s missing that macaroon. Probably a hard flavor to get just right. It’s funny how our tastes change as we try new things.

sherapop

MissB: I had major problems all day attempting to post. I thought that it was my computer, but it must have been the Steepster server, if you were having problems too.

ashmanra

Yep, I have tried three times and no go.

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drank Detox Herbal Tisane by Simpson & Vail
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Oh, wow! I can get a tasting note up. Here’s to hoping I can post it…

Tried this last night for the first time, both hot and cold. I much prefer it hot, although I can see how it would be tasty cold as well. Mostly a cinnamon licorice bent, although the dandelion was very present. Got little spice or heat out of it, yet it was obviously a medicinal, herbal tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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92
drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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Backlogged from the other night because I’ve had trouble for the past few days to reply to, log anything, or comment here on Steepster.

I over steeped this, and it got really astringent. It was still creamy, however I had to dump it after a few sips. :(

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
VariaTEA

I was not in love with this when I had it (at least I didn’t think I was) but for the past little while I have craved this. I find that strange.

MissB

It depends on the day for me. I’ve had this a few times now, and this was probably the version I liked the least… so I’ll probably hold off for a bit in drinking more.

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86
drank Toffee Dream by Zen Tea
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This is exactly what I wanted tonight. Sweet with a hint of cream, light and tender, gentle and airy.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
JustJames

feeling better?

Yvonne

Mmmm…

MissB

Definitely better than I was! Thank you for asking. :)

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82
drank Minty Winter Wonderland by Tiesta Tea
1349 tasting notes

Creamy and mint, this is okay. I doubt I’ll ever grab more of it, however it was nice while it was here. Reducing the rating a bit because it’s good, however just… good.

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

Glad to know…I have a small package of it in a box I was going to send you…lol…
I will need to find someone new for that :’/

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93

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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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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drank Pu Erh Chorange by Adagio Teas
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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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drank Super Ginger (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
1349 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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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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