1481 Tasting Notes

drank Sun Moon Lake by Tea Centre
1481 tasting notes

I quite enjoyed this today. With gluten free cheesecake. :)

One of the mugs I took to work with me. The other two were coffee (all gone) and Butiki’s So Long and Thanks for all the Licorice (not much gone at all).

I had a busy day.

But now I’ve had ice cream, and I have a large glass of water with lime in it, and it’s pretty much time for bed.

I’ll finish the Butiki tea as an iced treat in the morning.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This is totally from last year, and I still like it lots. It’s incredibly sweet, with sweet candy-ish spices and practically no pumpkin flavour. Yet I’d count it as one of my favourite fall teas. Definitely a favourite over DavidsTea’s Pumpkin Chai, although they are similar.

So yeah. If you can, check this out. If not, then don’t worry about it. Especially if you’re not a fan of the pumpkin spice craze.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
Fjellrev

It’s even sweeter than David’s? While I regret continuously passing this up each time I ordered from them, come to think of it, most of their blends are ridiculously sweet. Like your taste buds are driving down Melted Candy Lane haha.

OMGsrsly

There are lots of sprinkles in this, yep! But I think it mostly has to do with the base tea and balance of spices.

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Long day. Good tea. Even though I had to supplement with coffee, this was still really good.

My mom’s also tried it, and she’s “ordered” a tin of it from me. So at some point, I’ll have to order more and get it sent to her house! :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Fjellrev

Nice! I keep holding out for a special Canadian shipping offer. Maybe Black Friday?

OMGsrsly

Hopefully! I’d rather get my mom her tea sooner than next Canada Day. :D

Fjellrev

Would you know if they had a shipping offer this past Canada Day? If so, then damnit, that’s what I get for taking a break from Steepster haha.

OMGsrsly

Yes they did! It’s why I bought myself a tin. :) I should sign up for their emails again. I think I may have accidentally unsubscribed.

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drank April in Paris by SAHARA TEA
1481 tasting notes

Another one from MissB. Yes, there are LOADS more now. :)

It’s not bad. Not a favourite, but not bad. IDK, it strikes me as peachy or apricoty, with some floral. The base isn’t the best, but it’s decent. I’d like it a bit better with a tiny touch of sugar instead of just milk, I think. Just to take the edge off. It was good hot in the morning, and I finished the rest cold in an afternoon meeting.

Not bad, but not something I’d hunt out to buy.

Thanks for sharing!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This is way better. So good, and with the nettle it has a nice bit of minerals to help me stave off my impending doom cold.

I love the medicinal fruity aspect of this tea. So delicious. And tonight, I’m even having it without honey!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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A sample from Shmiracles! Thank you. :)

Sadly, I find the Adagio lapsang blends to be almost stomach-churningly like drinking soaked campfire ash. So, uh, not for me. It was pretty smooth, but the flavour just did not work at all.

Maybe if it was 1/16 lapsang and mostly the other blends I’d like it more, but as it stands I had to dump it. :( I hate doing that with tea.

I tried it with maple syrup and milk.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Starfevre

I miss shmiracles. I haven’t seen her for a while.

OMGsrsly

She and Oddree occasionally update on Instagram or Tumblr, but yeah. I miss her notes.

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drank Tickle Nose by Tea Desire
1481 tasting notes

This… is odd.

A sample from MissB. And now I’ve read your review, I totally get why you dispersed it. Haha.

It’s hibiscus. And I’m getting a lot of mint. So weird. I had to add some honey, without it was terrible. And even now it’s not super great. I guess it’d be good if I were actually sick instead of just run down and possibly coming down with something, but it’s not for me at all.

(I mean, peppermint and hibiscus? What?!)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Had this morning! Yummers.

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Malty deliciousness.

Mmm….

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Lady Devotea by The Devotea
1481 tasting notes

Had the last bit of this from the SSTTB this morning, with a splash of milk. I still quite like this one, I do find that when taken occasionally, bergamot and lavender do go together quite well. :)

I spent the day out with my mom, and did some, umm, shopping. I got a yoga towel (it’s sticky! and also it’s more grippy than my mat, so I don’t slide everywhere!), nail polish (Spa Ritual! Woo!), tights, 4 t-shirts ($5 each, so yeah), a sweatshirt material maxi skirt, and groceries. Haha. Oh man, I didn’t need to spend all that money. But most of that was on my to-buy list, so I feel pretty good about it.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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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.

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