2192 Tasting Notes

Today again, this one is fabulous.

I’m heading out to do a little late shopping (hopefully the mall will be quiet-ish), and needed some tea before I left.

So. Good. Chocolate. Yum.

Thanks so much, Sil!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Zennenn

You are tempting me to order more flavored teas! I don’t tend to like fruity tea, but herbs or chocolate, mmmmm

OMGsrsly

This chocolate is, IMO, way nicer than Harney and Sons Florence. Although that one was good at the beginning. I’m ultra picky about chocolate in my teas… so many are just not good.

Fjellrev

I agree on the chocolate. It seems like a hard flavour to get right. And DF totally does chocolate way better than Harney, for sure.

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I just dumped what was left in the packet into a pot and brewed it up and it’s almost gone.

Decent honeybush with strawberry and vanilla flavours.

(Sorry. So tired still.)

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This one is pretty good.

IDK. I’m so exhausted today. Gimme all the coffee.

Thank you, Sil. I have a little left at home for a small mug. I’ll try it again when I’m feeling a little more alert. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
OMGsrsly

Hahaha. Last time I was effusive with praise. If I’m even wording correctly. This time? So tired. Pretty good.

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I still have so much of this tea.

Which is good.

I forgot how delicious and amazing it is. Licorice and spice, but no licorice gross sweetness.

Yum.

(Even steeped for some ridiculous amount of time since I reflexively turned off the timer yet forgot to remove the steeping baskets from my mugs.)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This is really a good tea, but the obvious seasoning powder in it kinda creeped me out.

It doesn’t necessarily smell mega caramel until you add hot water to it. And the caramel goes so well with the roasted flavours in the houjicha.

But yeah. The powder lining the bag I have it in. Kinda gross.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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In my mug today at work again. I’m trying to drink some of these older flavoured teas.

Oh, it’s so good. Tea, I’m going to miss you once I finally manage to drink you up.

It has a bit of a bite at 4:30, but it’s still delicious. Nothing added to my cup today. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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“This should be Green Tieguanyin” from Dexter.

Had in my thermos at work today. Pretty good, but not worth a resteep when I got home. Mostly I just wanted a gin and soda when I got home, but I managed to have a couple cups of herbal whatsit first. :)

This honestly could have steeped longer for Western Style. I was just conservative due to the temp I used. Oh well!

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

I’m sure it was one of those mystery free samples with an AliExpress order…. always more fun when you like it – but really nothing lost. :(

OMGsrsly

I’ve had it before and steeped longer at a lower temp. It was better then. :) Not bad, but not super fantastic.

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Had this again this evening, with some buckwheat honey. I’m still getting over this phlegmmy grossness. Of course, having yogurt for the THIRD time today probably isn’t helping!!

Oh well. The tea is delicious and soothing and I am really enjoying it. Of course, it’s one of those fluffy ever-growing teas, so I somehow have even more of it…

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Mmm…

I steeped this with a little extra leaf in a travel mug, and it’s definitely more of a morning tea right now. I also didn’t add anything to it, because I had no milk. (~adds milk to list~) It’s a little honey/sweet potato. A little astringent in a good way. Maybe a tiny bit smoky? IDK. That might be my travel mug or my imagination.

Yum.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 45 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This tea is SO GOOD when you’re not feeling well. The fennel and anise and (eugh) peppermint work together so well. Especially with a bit of honey.

Om nom nom.

Large mug last night, and a travel mug of it today.

Thanks so much for sharing, MissB!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

I remember this one, it was good cold!

OMGsrsly

Cold brewed, or steeped hot and left to get cold? :D

Indigobloom

lol more of the later. But I imagine cold brew would be ok!

OMGsrsly

Haha. I’ll probably end up having today’s cup cold, since I went and got a coffee instead of drinking tea on my morning break. :D

Indigobloom

ah well let me know what you thought!

OMGsrsly

It was cold by the end of the day, and was pretty good! I didn’t have enough mugs to bring it to work today, but I see going through the tea pretty fast.

Indigobloom

sounds like an upcoming sipdown :P

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