2193 Tasting Notes

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
2193 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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Has this the other night while a bunch of us were on Facebook egging each other on to make an order. It’s nice. The chocolate is a good chocolate, but what really made it for me was the sweet and nutty flavours.

This is, however, nothing like Chaud les Marrons! from Lupicia. Which is sad.

But I still bough some of this because it’s unlike anything else I have at home, and I happily drank the whole mug, and then uhh, a tea friend whose steepster name I forget came over and had the second steeping, and then we tried Leatherbound.

It was a good evening. :)

Memily

Hey! I have that Lupicia one! Yesssss.

OMGsrsly

The Lupicia one is the BEST. But it hasn’t been on their website in ages. :(

Memily

I got mine in store almost a year ago… u_u

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drank Blackcurrant by Harrods
2193 tasting notes

Yum. Had my last bit of this yesterday and it was delicious.

That is all I have. So tired. Lunch time nap???

Christina / BooksandTea

I have some of this in my desk at work. Maybe I’ll try it tomorrow.

OMGsrsly

Blackcurrant can smell kinda weird, but I do love the fruit. I remember when Sun Rype had blackcurrant juice boxes. :D I loved them sooooo much.

Christina / BooksandTea

When I’ve smelled Blackcurrant products before, it reminds me of cough syrup. Hope that won’t be the case here.

OMGsrsly

:) That’s not what they smell like to me. Probably best if I don’t describe it!

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Honestly, this tastes like something I should be using to season up some lamb. So I put a good teaspoon of honey into it… and it still tastes like something I should be using to season up some lamb!

Really really neat tea, but extremely savoury. Fairly rich, which is nice, especially compared to that tomato-and-red-pepper-water tea I had a few days ago. Not something to drink when you want a sweet treat, but I actually quite like it. I have enough for another cup, and I might also use the leftover leaves from this cup to flavour a piece of chicken… guess it depends on if I manage to get out and do grocery shopping tonight, or if I stay home and continue hassling the cat.

Thank you, Sil! :)

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

This post made me smile. A lot.

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