2203 Tasting Notes

I know they are two completely different beasts, but I prefer Butiki’s Potato Pancakes and Applesauce as an apple cinnamon tea.

The Hot Apple Ginger Toddy tea from Herbal Infusions is divine, but something about the base mixing with the flavours of apple and cinnamon in this one just doesn’t sit right with me.

Definitely needs cream. Or something. It gets so bitter.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Sipdown! Drinking this with a small a mount of honey. Delicious cinnamon, thickness from the potato, the green tea isn’t bad, and the apple is lovely.

Not something I’d buy again, just because I’m not a fan of green teas. However, I’ve enjoyed trying it. :)

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165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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So. Delicious. I couldn’t decide between this and the Caramel Vanilla, and now I think I need both.

So malty and fruity and sweet and assam-y.

https://twitter.com/omgsrslyfolks/status/416440728890265600/photo/1

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Lilysmom

I wish I could drink black tea at night and not stay awake all night…..it doesnt affect you?…..craving some sort of black tea caramel concoction now…..

OMGsrsly

Oh it does. But my sleep schedule is completely messed up right now so I don’t care. (Also, I’m not due back at work until the 2nd.)

JustJames

doesn’t bug me either…. i take meds at night, an assam just makes them activate faster, lol. 80P

Butiki Teas

Cute mug!

OMGsrsly

Thanks, Stacy, it’s from Sbux. :) One of their winter/Christmas ones.

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A sample from MissB.

I have no idea what this tea is supposed to taste like, but it’s good! Strong and sweet, all on its own. I’m having it with no sugar or milk (GASP!), and enjoying it a lot. I used 2 tsp in a new 12 oz mug, so I did overleaf a bit.

Oh! Cinnamon, ginger, hazelnuts, cacao nibs. Interesting.

I’m really glad I got to try this tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec
Cavocorax

Mmmm. I might be into this, especially now that I’ve started reading Mycroft/Lestrade. :P

OMGsrsly

LOL. The tea is definitely worth a try, although I’m not sure I’d buy it. I have a hard time reading a lot of new Sherlock fic, because “my” Sherlock and Watson are Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke! :D

Cavocorax

My friend really likes those ones too – IDK if she’s watched the new stuff at all. I should probably try watching that stuff sometime!

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Using up my last wee bit of this tea from Cavocorax!

It’s so good.

One of these days I’ll get myself a tin. :)

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
JustJames

they do specials where they offer free shipping fairly regularly =0)

Fjellrev

I really like this one too and would totally get a tin. I just wish they had more on their site to kind of make the order more worthwhile, free shipping or not. :)

OMGsrsly

James, shhhhh. I don’t need to know that for a few more months! ;)

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Yum! Apple cider tea!

So good with a bit of honey. It’s nice that it’s not loaded down with cinnamon, but I want more ginger. :) (I love ginger, though, so most teas that are “ginger” need more!)

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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Ahh! There are snowflakes in my tea!

I went out today to have brunch, open presents, and watch the Hobbit with some friends. It was all great, but I kind of dreaded coming home. I have a furry barnacle who is either at my side or looking for his buddy. Last night he kept on pushing me off my pillow, and I’d wake up and it felt like it took forever to figure out why I was so uncomfortable!

Now that I’m home, it’s time to sit down with a book, drink ALL the tea, and cuddle with the cat.

This is what I started with, because I saw a couple reviews in my feed. It’s a decent Earl Grey! They’re still not my favourite, but I’m glad I have a couple very different ones to choose from. This one has a lingering sweetness, even though the single snowflake sprinkle didn’t manage to fully dissolve. I’m drinking it with milk (my dad would be horrified), and thoroughly enjoying it. I don’t think I’ll be sad when it’s gone, but I will happily drink it all up. Soon, I hope. I have to get through some of these teas!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
sherapop

I only drink Earl Grey with cream! I’m a bit anxious, actually, about testing a white Earl Grey. What will I do? Will it be too much of a conceptual confusion to imbibe an Earl Grey without cream????

OMGsrsly

White and green teas can hold milk, too! You just need to find the right ones. :)

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95

Oh, this is perfect to end my evening with. I had considered sharing some of what I have as a Christmas gift, but forget it! ALL MINE!

:)

I really like it hot with a little milk. A tiny bit of sugar (Maybe 1/4 tsp for 16 oz, or 1 drop stevia) brings out the flavour so it’s more like the soda. It’s so amazing. Definitely need to keep this in my cupboard.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Spiked Eggnog by Herbal Infusions
2203 tasting notes

There are little gingerbread men in my tea!!

I decided to take a break from wrapping and try a new tea. One present left, but it’s a doozy!

This smells like sweet and spices. Steeped, it smells like sweet and cream and spices.

I think the base tea needs a shorter steep than 3 minutes. I think the flavours might also need a touch of sugar. Yes, that’s better. But I’m not sure it’s eggnog.

I do find the flavours lovely, but the gingerbread men made me think it was gingerbread. There’s definitely a lot of nutmeg in here, and some clove. Not really any booze. Maybe spice cake?

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
2203 tasting notes

One more serving left!

Paris, I’m gonna miss you.

This tea is definitely an Earl-Grey-with-stuff, rather than a fruity caramel tea with some bergamot. I really like it. The flavour is more rounded than a straight EG.

I’m not sure I’ll get more of this one specifically, just because the base isn’t as forgiving as that of some of the french teas I’ve been introduced to. The flavour combo, though? Total winner.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
MissB

We grabbed a whole pound of this (loose) in the Black Friday sale, so I have lots more if you want a little, or even a lot.

OMGsrsly

Maybe? I have a little tin that I’d love a refill on.

MissB

Consider it yours. :)

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