2040 Tasting Notes

drank Kiwi Lime Ginger by Tea Forte
2040 tasting notes

Hmm. I’m not sure about this tea. I chose it this evening because it’s kiwi lime GINGER on the packaging. But I’m not smelling much ginger. Just an intense lime-fruitiness.

Oh, that is interesting. I wouldn’t say it’s the best rooibos, but it’s not terrible. It is definitely lime, but an unexpected lime. It’s not candy so much as it’s peels without much pith. There is some ginger, but instead of being spicy ginger, it lends a warmth to the lime.

It’s also fruity without being identifiable (by me) as kiwi.

So not bad, but not that spectacular either. I’m glad I had a chance to try this.

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Happy Trails by Butiki Teas
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Thank you, Sil.

Edit: Did no one else get this tea other than Sil and Kittenna?!


Looks like Kittenna had some. Must have been before I got there!


Never even heard of it.


Haven’t heard of this either!


Not I.


Oh wait. Read the note before you post. This one was not a thanks MissB one. But still if you’d like to try I’ll give you the rest of the sample. Hahaha.


I’ve had more of this today. Yum yum yum.

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I swear I’ve had this before. And that I was able to find it in the database. But apparently not.

Tea from MissB.

Floral citrus spice tea. I guess that makes sense, due to the “Christmas” theme.

It’s… alright. I’m not sure this is really what I wanted right now. It’s somewhat clovey with orange peels and lots of rose petals. So it’s quite floral. I think I would have been happy with Chandernagor, but that was underneath this, so I pulled this out.

Thanks for sharing, MissB!

Edit: Found it in the database. D’oh.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Om nom nom. This is so good.

So, so good.

I wish there was a black tea version that was easily available for me. :)

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Yup, another tea from MissB and Sil. Thank you!

So. Flowers, curry something, pineapple, green tea. Again, this smells intensely fruity when dry. Steeped, it also smells fruity.

Oh, and this is good. Wow. I don’t know that I’d pick out the pineapple, but the blend with the different flowers is really nice. I think it’s the osmanthus. Because “curry” flavour? IDK that I’m getting any.

Thanks for sharing! (I see I had planned to cold brew this. Whoops. Next time I need to write notes on the labels.)

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Another green tea from MissB.

Sadly, not something I like. It smelled nice and sweet and fruity when dry, but tasting it now it’s just… lacking. The green veggie water flavour is fairly mild, but it’s mostly what I’m picking up from the sample.

Oh well. Thanks for sharing, MissB!

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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As I’m trying to settle on a Yunnan Sourcing order, and the buckwheat they carry is only available in 250g increments, I thought I’d try this as an eggnog latte.

Because I’ll drink almost anything as an eggnog latte.

And! It is delicious. The roasty toasty grainy flavours go so well with the creamy eggy nutmeggy flavours.

The looks are rather… non appealing. The liquor of this buckwheat is a pale murky yellow, and adding the milk to it really does not improve its visual appearance. Oh well.

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I think this weekend might be a “get through all the green tea samples” kind of weekend!

This is from MissB. Thank you!

And omg, this is actually really good. Super floral mango/tropical goodness. Yum!

Since I don’t love green teas, I wouldn’t get this again, but if you do and this tea is available, it’s definitely worth a try. There’s no coconut in this tropical tea. :)

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Coconut Oolong by SOKO Tea House
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Ohhhhh yum. Had to pull this out since Fjellrev posted about a coconut oolong.

Normally I like this one with milk, but I’m all out. Instead I added a tiny bit of sugar. It’s like the filling of a Bounty bar. Delicious sweet coconut candy, and the oolong base is lovely as well. Floral, a little green, somewhat oolongy. :D

I have one more serving of this left. Definitely will need to get out to SOKO in the new year to stock up on my couple favourites from them!

(I’ll probably get another steep out of the leaves as well. They’re huge and delightful!)

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Possibly shouldn’t be enjoying this one so close to bedtime.

Still. The sweetness called. I also had to pack some up for MissB. :)

Lots of leaves, short steeps. Yum.

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

When I rate, my ratings are based on the little faces, and depend on what face I make when I sip the tea! :)

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!


Vancouver, BC, Canada



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