2196 Tasting Notes

As my mouth is still full of peanut butter (I have a problem, k?) the nut flavour of this is kind of lost on me… but the banana is spot on.

Yum.

Thanks so much for sharing, Dexter! I’ll do another steep later and see how it is. But this tea + peanut butter = delicious.

Edit: Steep 2 is good as well. 6 minutes. Banana-y, although not super banana-y. Walnut skin nutty flavour. I think I preferred the Cherry Latte Oolong (??) but this is also tasty.

2.5 tsp in 16 oz for 4 min plus some milk.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

I totally should have had peanut butter with this tea haha. Sounds like a delicious pair.

OMGsrsly

Mmm, peanut butter and banana! :)

The 13th Doctor

AAAAh I’m getting a banana tea soon and this is making me hungry. ___

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drank Berry Poppins by DAVIDsTEA
2196 tasting notes

Cold brewed this last night and brought it to work today. It’s… meh. I mean, it’s OK, but it’s not the nicest berry tea I’ve had. It’s a little flat. Lacking in something.

Oh well, I did still enjoy having something to sip on. :)

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drank La Naissance by Fauchon
2196 tasting notes

La Naissance, we had a good run you delicious, delicious tea.

Omnomnommynom.

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This is not a tea I ever would have chosen for myself, because “latte” makes me think coffee, and tea and coffee should remain separate drinks.

But OMG. Thanks so much for sending me some, Dexter! It’s SO GOOD. The cherry flavour is amazing. It really tastes like those cherry candies that ooze cherry syrup when you bite into them. The expensive ones, though, not the waxy $2/box ones you sometimes find at Christmas.

Yum!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Dexter

YAY!!! So happy that you liked it. :))

OMGsrsly

I’m totally second steeping this now. :) I rarely do that, I hope it works out!

Dexter

Milder but yep you should get a second steep – don’t be afraid to add a couple minutes on the second.

OMGsrsly

I did and it was also delicious. OM NOM NOM. And I have a little left for a smaller cup tomorrow. :)

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I made a good choice with this one.

Not as boozey as it was that first time.

Really delicious, though. This might not be my ideal chestnut tea, but it’s a nice nutty chocolate tea. Here’s hoping I don’t get tired of the chocolate flavour before I reach the end of my 100g!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 6 g 16 OZ / 473 ML
Christina / BooksandTea

BOOZE AND CHCOCOLATE MWA-HAH-HA

OMGsrsly

Don’t they make a Godiva chocolate liqueur? The idea sounds divine.

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Thank you to Dexter and Sil for sharing this.

It was… bad. So astringent. The chili barely made itself known, and the chocolate did not blend well with the astringent Ceylon base. “Brisk” is what they call it…

Even milk didn’t rescue it for me.

So disappointed. The flavours sounded like such a great combination after I tried Passage du Desir.

:(

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Dexter

:(( I guess they can’t all be winners…..

mrmopar

Dex you get an A for effort! Sharing is caring.

OMGsrsly

Normally Sil and my taste isn’t so far off. I think that if the base was different, I’d like it a lot more.

Sil

Weird. I enjoy this one, though it’s not stupid spicy

OMGsrsly

It’s not even a hint of spicy. :P

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drank Lapsang Souchong by Tippy's Tea
2196 tasting notes

This is… quite smokey.

Which means it’s FANTABULOUS with maple whipped cream.

OM NOM NOM.

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

Maple whipped cream! oooooooooh, the deliciousness.

OMGsrsly

It’s SO GOOD. Had some in my coffee this morning too. :D

beelicious

maple whipped cream? Ohmigod that sounds amazing!!

Evol Ving Ness

Are you making this yourself or are you purchasing it ready to go? Clearly, we all need more information.

OMGsrsly

It’s just maple syrup and whipping cream… whipped.

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Holy SMOKES.

This was forgotten steeping for about 45 minutes. Whoops.

So. Strong.

Blargleargh. Peppermint is bad enough, but oversteeped peppermint? Oh well, at least it smells delicious and sweet.

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Lost my note as my browser crashed. Whee.

To sum up: This tea bored me. I got 5 steeps and now it’s just sitting there. Not sure if I’ll go any further.

Not worth it.

5s, 5s, 15s, 20s, 30s.

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Chocolate and something. The caraway (which honestly I usually detest) wasn’t extremely prevalent. But it was more of a savoury chocolate tea, and I much preferred the sweetness of Passage de Desir (or whatever).

Nice tea, but the flavours aren’t for me at all.

Thank you for sharing all the teas, Sil!

Sil

anytime!

OMGsrsly

:) I really really wish the other teas didn’t have poopy BARLEY in them! But I think I’ll be happy with Passage.

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