206 Tasting Notes

So I found an deliciousssssss hard iced tea! I’ve been drinking it since halloween. The boyfriend came home with it as a surprise for me and I was in heaven! Beer and tea in one?! Its called Twisted Tea. Oh man its the typical original iced tea flavor I love it! Just thought this was a worth sharing:)

Oh and if you haven’t tried signing up for the Steepster Select subscription here’s a coupon for $10 off :)

( I love the tea that I get from Steepster Select. You can get $10 off when you click here to sign up!
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Stephanie

I have never tried hard iced tea! I’m intrigued! Also I’m mailing you something tomorrow!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Awww! I’m getting yours together (verdant blend club, steap shoppe and a few extras) tomorrow or Friday and sending it out by Saturday (I hope) :) I wasn’t expecting anything :O :D

Stephanie

It’s just a little something :)

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drank Kanpe Tea by DAVIDsTEA
206 tasting notes

Here’s Hoping Traveling Tea Box #9
Can you say fruit punch?!?!?!?!
This is definitely fruit punch as tea. Wow. I love it. I wish I would have kept the rest of this when I had the box. Shoot! Well I cold steeped this and actually forgot about it and it was amazing! Wow. What more is there to say? So fruity. So yummy. Bliss!

Preparation
Iced

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This one was from the wonderful Stephanie who stashed this in the Here’s Hoping Tea Box for me to steal:) this definitely smelled just like pina colada! The notes of it were there but the matcha over powered it. Will have to change up the ratios here. :) to be continued…

Preparation
Iced

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This was the tea of the morning at work on tuesday. This reminded me so much of della terras bats in the bellfry. I’m not sure which one I like more. Della Terras was more creamy! This one was more minty. Hmmmmmmmmmm sounds like I meed to do a back to back taste test! Challenge accepted!

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

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I got this one in the mail yesterday and was ecstatic since I grew up on Nutella and it is still a staple in my pantry as a 20 year old. I was frightened to buy this one though after many many many negative reviews. But i decided to ignore them and order it anyways.

I took this one to work with me this morning YAY! loving my system I have. The dry leaf as I was prepping everything last night was very hazelnutty and creammmmmy! :D I was so excited to have this! My first sips this morning in the car were very nutty and after-notes of creaminess. I wouldnt say this is quite Nutella in a cup but it is definitely great!!! You get a more nutty feel and creaminess rather than chocolate as you do in Nutella. My second Steep I have to say was my favorite!!! It was pure bliss! The perfect ratio of chocolate, hazelnut and cream! My third steep after work I added some hazelnut creamer and it was soooo good to snuggle up with on the coach with my blanket and watch the 49er game as I waited for the boyfriend to come home from work. Thank you DAVIDsTEA!!! This might actually be one of my favorite’s so far. Will defintely reorder this when I am out! Staple on tea shelf that my best friends dad is building for me.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=xiGy8dy_2hVzeM&tbnid=jvPmo46hYguF-M:&ved=0CAgQjRwwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcrowandquill.wordpress.com%2F2011%2F02%2F24%2Fdiy-tea-shelf%2F&ei=LjmAUprQDaOyiQLEwIGwBg&psig=AFQjCNGy3dkf3Se_YqKsPC7g78t8RynRvA&ust=1384221358277441

(4 of those and all of them black im sooooooo excited. Even though it wont even come close to holding anywhere close to my stash. Maybe just my staples and my millions of cups I have aquired:)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I got this today in my American Tea Room order as a free sample along with 2OTHERS! Yay for being a steepster! I loved my mom homemade macaroons she use to make when I was a little girl. This dry leaf definitely smells of rooibos, however, steeps this definitely smells of fresh baked macaroons. That gooey coconutty goodness. I assume this is a take on chocolate dipped macaroons, hence the blend including cacao husks. It’s does also give it that baked toasty flavor as well. The coconut is present but not over powering. I’m really surprisingly enjoying this tea. A lot of people are comparing it to chocolate which I have yet to taste. Well I give this a two thumbs up. American Tea Room definitely did really good with my free samples!

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I had such an amazing day today, I spoiled myself since my boyfriend was out of town for work. An antique show was in town and I went and came home with a few goodies!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20741867@N05/10768233095/in/set-72157637496468953/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20741867@N05/10768310264/in/set-72157637496468953/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20741867@N05/10768197324/in/set-72157637496468953/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20741867@N05/10768087345/in/set-72157637496468953/
(A teapot, teacup, tea tins, honey, beautiful cards, and a flannel all for $50)
Anyways when I came home I was craving this tea! Especially since I just got a new order of this in the mail this morning, and a HUGE bag of it since I ordered it on the day you got 20% more tea. I also wanted Rose Violet Calendula Oolong that Stephanie sent me, so I decided to cold steep that for tomorrow:)
And also I wanted an excuse to use my new teacup:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20741867@N05/10768197324/in/set-72157637496468953/
This tea was lovely as always. Smelled like a bakery in my kitchen when it was steeping.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20741867@N05/10768349423/in/set-72157637496468953/

Check out my adventure today at Remnants of the Past:
https://www.facebook.com/mnoelle225/media_set?set=a.10202477316473649.1073741829.1216777835&type=3
or
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20741867@N05/sets/72157637496468953/

Shmiracles

HOLY CRAP every single one of those pictures is beautiful!! you are so lucky. BRIOCHE. and that tea cup that freakin tea cup! wow yes! high five!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I was super happy!!!!! It was awesome!

Holly Faye

I’m a little in love with that tea cup, gotta say.

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Another swap from kimquat. Mm mm this is a nice sweet coconutty tea. When added milk this is so lusciously coconut and creamy! Yum yum. Thank you. Time for bed.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Sharon Costello

Coconutty, yum. That sounds wonderful. I’ll have to try that

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This was one Stephanie sent my way. I have so much tea from her:) This base was a great choice! This for me was a very light tea. The aroma reminds me of the most amazing maple muffins we make at work! They are heavenly! The first sip you definitely get the nuttiness from the pecans and a slight maple after taste. Its a nice light afternoon tea:)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

I like to steep this one extra long :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Dang I should have done that.:( I’m all out. I should have saved the leaves in the fridge :(

Stephanie

I’m that way with most of my darker oolongs. Next time I put a package together remind me to throw more in!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Ey yiy captain :)

JustJames

i sat there snacking on the pecans after the steep. they were awesome. =0)

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This was for breakfast this morning:) My first time having this tea:) I was so excited to see it reblended after much uproar about it on here. It does not dissappoint. Every component is present. The airy pancake texture. The creamy buttery notes…and the sweet maple syrup. This tea is genius pure genius. I have found that 52teas does better with lower temperature water, if you use boiling it always turns out to just be a strong plain black tea sometimes even bitter. So I am happy I perfected it! Yummo! I am truly happy with this purchase.

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

I am very excited that I have some of this (and other 52 teas – yay for sampler packs!) on the way!!

Stephanie

Nice! I’m SO picky with my maple teas…

BrewTEAlly Sweet

@Stephanie Have You tried this one? I know you don’t favor 52 teas… cream blueberry cheese danish is still by far my favorite
@Variatea I sense someone donated to his campaign. I sooo badly wanted to couldn’t afford to

Stephanie

I haven’t had this one. Pretty much the only maple tea I have liked so far was Butiki Maple Pecan.

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Good to know ;)

ifjuly

the uncanny pancake mouthfeel, that fluffy film, is what gets me. how did he do that??

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I know I asked the same thing!

Sharon Costello

Wow, this could be an Angel Tea or a Devil. Since I’ve gone gluten free, it might tempt me back to flour pancakes until I get the GF pancake recipe perfected. Meanwhile, maybe this culd be a replacement altogether.

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Hi! I am a 20 year-old from Salinas, California. I attended school in Monterey and played softball for my JC. I recently moved to San Luis Obispo, CA where I got a job as a full time baker and I LOVE my job! I have always loved to bake and cook since I was young and actually started my own cupcake business in highschool to help pay for my senior year as well as pay my way through college. Once I moved my cupcake business was put on hold, but I still love what I’m doing now. I love to work with children and hope to transfer soon to a college for child development or family psychology. I would also love to go to culinary school! I have a lot of things I want to do and am determined to do them! I am a huge tea enthusiast. I love to read about tea. Learn about tea. Make tea. Drink tea. Taste new flavors.

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