1703 Tasting Notes

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
1703 tasting notes

Oh, Florence. How I wish I had managed to taste you /before/ that H&S order.

There’s all too little left.

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

Awww! That is one of my favs too. It’s too bad we can’t get it locally…

OMGsrsly

I know! And it’s the best chocolate tea I’ve had. Oh well. Just means I’ll have to do another order in a couple months. :)

CrowKettle

If you want the other two bags of Florence let me know :P

OMGsrsly

OMG that would be amazing.

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drank Pink Passionfruit by DAVIDsTEA
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1 cup strong iced tea (cold brewed or hot-brewed-and-chilled. Do not dilute over ice) plus 1 tbsp sugar (2 tbsp simple syrup) releases from a Zoku pop maker.

Yummers.

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65
drank Cranberry Apple by Bigelow
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Put 4 bags of this in a 1 litre (quart? IDK, I’m terrible with my American measurements) canning jar and left it in the fridge over night. The result? A somewhat tart, appley brew. It’s pretty good, but seriously… I need to stop buying bagged herbal blends that are 90% hibiscus.

No, this wasn’t a sipdown. I have 4 bags left!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Fjellrev

A quart doesn’t really mean anything to me either. But hey, last time I checked, metric is the universal measurement anyway!

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Yum. Not resteeping this one as I want to drink a bit of variety today.

I like it, but I think I like the chocolate tea (Florence) better. Because… chocolate.

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

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The only chocolate in my house is in tea form, so this is helping with my craving.

I added a bit more than suggested of the dry nuts, and today I’m actually tasting the salt in it. I quite like this one, and would consider buying it again.

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

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drank Pineapple Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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My DavidsTea steeper thing broke, and I got a replacement. To christen it, I decided to make iced tea with 1.5 tsp Pineapple Oolong, and 1/2 tsp a random milk oolong I found in my cupboard.

OH YUM. Pineapple cream oolong iced tea. It’s not as sweet (good), and there’s more depth of flavour. I think I’ll do this combination as I use up my packet of Pineapple Oolong!

Edit: Steep 2 is kinda spinachy. Almost too much spinach for me. I’m still drinking it.

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

outside the tea thinking!

OMGsrsly

Mixing teas is super fun! I should probably put them under “Chance Combinations” or something, but oh well. :)

JustJames

i like layering… esp. if i grabbed too much of something and it needs to be used up. sortof a choose-your-own-adventure with tea, lol.

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drank Himalayan Blend by DAVIDsTEA
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Aaaand steepster hiccuped and I don’t want to retype.

This is nice. I like it. Good as an afternoon tea. Yes.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Fjellrev

Way to go, Steepster.

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79
drank Strawberry Cream by Zen Tea
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Sip down, yay!!!

I overleafed this pot by a fair amount, but I don’t care as I’m trying to use up teas, and I get more strawberry this way.

And adding a little creamer makes this a tasty mug of tea for today.

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

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Yeah, I like this. The green tea is barely noticeable, which is perfect for me. The apple is more granny smith, and the rose actually works really well. The nuts don’t give me that horrible bitter nut skin taste at all, PLUS I can eat them out of the steeper basket afterwards!

I’m glad I decided to go for it and order 250g for me and my BFF. She’ll go through 150g so fast… it is one of her favourite teas.

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

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This is… odd. I used 1/2 tsp in 8 oz water for 5 minutes like directed, and I have a barely tinted, blueberry scented… water?

Oh wait. As the tea cools, the base becomes very strongly pronounced. Not sure if this is residual steeping from the bits left in the bottom of my mug, or just what it tastes like. Earthy? Yeah. Strong? Oh my goodness yes. Blueberry? Definitely.

For me this tea is an interesting, tasty novelty, but not something I’d keep stocked.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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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.

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