1472 Tasting Notes

Sipdown (yay!). While I really liked the herbal notes in this, I’d prefer it without the oolong. This last cup, which was mostly tulsi, was really nice. :)

Thank you for sharing, Dinosara.

I don’t think I’ll be wanting this again. I have a bunch of my favourite tulsi tea, and I think I’m happy with that.

175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1472 tasting notes

Oh this makes me so happy! My new tin of this arrived yesterday. :D :D :D

Seriously my favourite Earl Grey type tea. Not too bergamot-y, not too sweet and fruity. Just right.

Especially with a splash of cream.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

I totally feel the same way about this tea. ^^

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Not bad, but needs more sage. :)

It’s not quite what I was expecting, as the black tea is front-and-centre. Following it, I get some vanilla and sweetness from the blackberry leaves, and finally some sage.

I think I’d like it better with a little honey added, as the black base is somewhat astringent. And sage tea is better with honey anyways.

I’m glad I picked this up to try, but probably won’t get any more.

Flavors: Astringent, Blackberry, Sage, Vanilla

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

Oh it sounds really interesting. I would have assumed a fruit herbal blend from the name of it, so being a flavoured black sounds quite different.

I haven’t tried too many teas with sage, but the few I have have been very nice.


I was expecting a lot more vanilla, but got more of the base tea. I think I’ll have to play around with it a bit to get it just right. I didn’t add milk, but I think it would be super good with a little added or even as a latte.

I actually drink sage tea (just sage and water steeped for ~10 min) because it helps if you’re very sweaty. :) I work twice a week with tropical fish, so I like to drink it in the summer. This tea didn’t taste anything like that.


Have you tried blackberry sage by Republic of Tea? I love it. :)


I’ve heard of it but haven’t seen it available locally. If I find it somewhere I’m doing an order, or maybe at a local shop, I’ll be picking it up. :)


RoT accidentally sent me tea bags instead of full leaf on my last order, if you’d like to try their tea bag version I’d be happy to send you some!


Thank you, but at this time I have enough tea. :) I’ll wait till I’m finished a few more of what I have before I seriously start looking for it!

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I had a bit of a disaster when I reached for the tin. headdesk I think I thought the lid was taped on because I hadn’t removed the tape? IDK. Thankfully most of the tea was saved, as I had just cleaned and dried the counter, and was also leaning against it. There might be a little more cat fur in the tea, but that’s OK. I’m the only one who drinks this one. :)


So, thank you so much Bear With Me! I love this one, and it’s one of those seriously expanding teas since the tin is still almost full!


Clean counters save teas!!!!! :p

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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.

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)

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

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


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.

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

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drank Chandernagor by Mariage Frères
1472 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.

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

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

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 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! :)

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!


Vancouver, BC, Canada



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