1568 Tasting Notes

I’m not feeling too great this evening, so I’ve turned to some comforting teas. Since I don’t want to use up my Ginger Sage Winter Spa Blend, I’m having this with honey.

It’s pretty good, but I still think it’d be better as an herbal. There’s not enough puerh in it to balance out the tulsi and other herbs (mostly tulsi!).

Sipping it with a small amount of honey.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Had this tea last night AND this morning! So delicious.

Mostly I went for it because I have no milk of any kind, and I’m not interested in getting dressed in outside clothes to go buy milk. :)

Still, it was an excellent choice.

(1st steep 4 minutes, 2nd steep 6 minutes)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
CHAroma

I know that not wanting to get dressed feeling very well. :)

OMGsrsly

PJ days are the best, and I really wanted one today! :)

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SUCH a great morning tea, OMG. I understand why they sell out of this one SO fast. I love a rich CTC if it manages to not go super bitter, and this is one of the best ones I’ve had.

Definitely need my mom to pick more of this up for me. :) She does, after all, live closer than I do.

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

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drank Chandernagor by Mariage Frères
1568 tasting notes

Ohhhh, tea of teas. You are the bestest “traditional” chai I’ve ever had. It tastes so similar to the chai I used to get at this tiny vegetarian Indian restaurant that sadly closed a few years ago. Every pay weekend I used to go in and order two dishes, one to eat there and one to go. :) They had this incredible eggplant and chickpea curry that I still miss.

Today I had you while making pyrahi (Cranberry ones and peach ones! Although the dough was too stiff so I [GASP!] had to make them in muffin tins so they wouldn’t loose all the juicy fruity goodness. Gramma would be displeased.) and you were delicious.

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

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Thank you, CrowKettle! I appreciate you including this in your package.

I quite like it. Not much green tea, mostly just ginger and lemony goodness. I added a bit of honey for extra comfort.

I did steep this the Silk Road way. 1 tsp leaves to 16 oz water. So YMMV, etc.

Flavors: Ginger, Lemon

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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With cream.

This is very nice, I like it a lot. I just wish it had more caffeine! Maybe I should go get a coffee or something, since the other tea I brought today is an herbal wellness tea. :)

Flavors: Baked Bread, Berry, Nuts

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Sil

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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drank Cherry Snowcone by DAVIDsTEA
1568 tasting notes

I picked this up in the sale. No, I didn’t get 4/$10, although it was tempting to stock up on Root Beer Float. I ended up deciding I didn’t love the tea enough, what with all the tea I already have! Restraint, I sometimes has it.

Anyways, I got this because I hadn’t tried it and Sil was singing its praises. I’m having it hot right now, and will cold brew the last of it later this week once I have room in my tiny fridge.

It’s tart-sweet, with vanilla and fake cherry-almond flavour. I am seriously impressed, this is really spot on. I think I’d like it hot better with some honey, and I think the cold brew will turn out really well too.

I’m glad I picked this up!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
OMGsrsly

Yeah, it’s better hot with some honey. Thickens it up a bit.

Sil

hahaha glad you liked it…since i seemed to be the only one who liked it… i have 50g + a box of this one and a box + 25g of the rootbeer float lol

OMGsrsly

:) I like the cherry-vanilla-almond-ness of it. Makes me wish my mom would do a gluten free pie crust so I could FINALLY have a piece of her (evil and tempting) cherry pie.

Sil

mmmmmmmmm

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Mmm, sipdown!

If I get a chance I’m definitely getting more.

It’s turned into more of a delicious spiced cake flavour, especially with cream. With some molasses (not enough!) and a bit of gingery warmth. So good, especially since our mornings have a bit of a chill to them now.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
Cameron B.

Yum yum yum! :D

OMGsrsly

Exactly!

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drank Maple Sugar by DAVIDsTEA
1568 tasting notes

Tried this as an in-store sample today, and wow no. Just. No.

It tasted like bitter wood and spices. No maple. No sweetness.

I had hopes because their other maple tea can be quite nice, but this one fell far short of mapley goodness.

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drank Chaud Les Marrons! by Lupicia
1568 tasting notes

I think I like this tea best with a splash of cream and a touch of maple syrup. Just a little something to take the edge off the charcoal-roasted-chestnut flavour.

This is going to be SUCH an awesome Christmas tea, because a bag of roasted chestnuts tends to be around $10, and the tea is just much more reasonable to have on a regular basis!

Flavors: Chestnut, Roasted, Roasted nuts

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 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.

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! :)

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