1569 Tasting Notes

This is even better in a real mug instead of a travel mug.

I might have to find this somewhere, somehow. But not a $25 tin as that’s a little rich for me.

Only one cup left! :(

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

i’ll check balzacs here.

OMGsrsly

Ooo… :) Thanks!

Kittenna

Sounds deliciously Christmassy :D

OMGsrsly

IT IS. I’m really loving all the spiced teas right now. :)

Sil

there are a BUNCH of christmas teas at HR

OMGsrsly

I will go check after work! :)

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drank Women - Uma by Tealux
1569 tasting notes

Not bad. But I rarely (practically never) drink it, so it might be finding a new home in the compost.

I’d just rather drink something else, is how it’s gone. If I were drinking this regularly for health benefits, it’s actually pretty tasty. But for drinking because I like to drink tea… it’s not something I reach for.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Medicinal

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Pumpkin Cheesecake by DAVIDsTEA
1569 tasting notes

So far this is still the best of the fall/winter seasonal teas. I want to try the plum one and Apple Custard, but the store I went past today had one of those horrible corralled lineup things. Ugh. So I didn’t bother.

Anyways, this is nice and pumpkiny. Not too spicy, which is where a lot of pumpkin flavoured things end up. A bit of a tang. The rooibos isn’t too overwhelming.

Yep, this is the best one so far. :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Yes.

And made in my Halloween mug again. You know, I think I’m starting to understand why people like the 12 oz perfect mugs so much. They really area a great size, aren’t they? I can drink many many mugs this size, or a couple big ones… Hmm… I’m going to have to check out the Christmas mugs again and see if any catch my fancy. Or maybe I’ll have to get the soda shop one. Not sure yet.

Anyways, I’m having the last of this tea. It’s delicious. Pumpkin, vanilla, rooibos, spice. All together they make a yummy beverage.

:D

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Didn’t make it to Victoria due to not feeling so great.

Instead, I’ve spent most of the day puttering around my house. After sleeping over 12 hours last night (and still getting up at 7!). And now I am tired and done.

So this tea, another favourite tea, is making an appearance. Tulsi is so relaxing, and I love it in this fruity blend. Yum yum yum. It’s mostly apple, but there’s a bunch of other stuff in there too, and yep. I like it lots.

If you’re not so sure about tulsi, in my mind it blends well with a very fruity tea. I think it’d work well with Redberry Tonic as well, actually. And I have some plain Tulsi bags that I could use to test that out.

Hmm…

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Fjellrev

Aww no, I hope you feel better soon. :(

OMGsrsly

Thanks. It was just a combination of things. One of which would have been fine, but all together = I’ve slept SO MUCH this weekend.

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drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
1569 tasting notes

YES. So good. So amazingly delicious. I think the tea takes it away from the horrible Chocolate Oranges flavour, and brings it into luscious chocolate orange dessert of richness territory.

Yum yum yum. I’m so glad I managed to get some of this over the summer. And I’m glad it resteeps so well.

Flavors: Chocolate, Honey, Malt, Orange

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

We might be offering this one again once the regular Three Friends runs out. :)

OMGsrsly

Ooo, yay! :) I’m planning another order once your new teas come out, so I hope I can snag some of this one!

Sil

i wholeheartedly agree. 3 friends never made it for me and i was so happy when stacy made me two friends :)

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Trying to help myself feel better, so I made up a resteep of this.

Still amazing. Goes fairly well after pasta, but not with it. :)

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Huh. Cinnamon mud nutmeg tea (those flavours up top are sometimes so strange!)?!

This one is from Roswell Strange. She was super sweet and sent out a happy Halloween card with a tea treat inside!

Smelling it in the bag, it reminded me of marshmallows. Haha. Not a lot of spice. But steeped, it’s definitely spice. Not bright spice, but a bit dull. There’s definitely some cinnamon and clove in here, but I’m not really tasting nutmeg. I am a little nutmeg’d out though because I made vanilla-nutmeg sugar cookies. :D

I’m not sure I actually taste pumpkin, but there’s something lending a heaviness to the tea.

It’s pretty neat, and I’m really glad Roswell send this sample. I don’t think I’d go out of my way to get it, but it’s a fun Halloween treat. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cameron B.

Mud…? Ick. XD

OMGsrsly

I don’t always understand how people taste some of the weird flavours in tea. :)

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Mmm… oranges and cinnamon.

On Halloween, yes, but I’d say that oranges and cinnamon are good Halloween flavours. So I’ll just pretend that this is a lovely Halloween tea.

:)

SSTTB2, some #, a tea that I’ve yoinked. I might actually need to get more of this one closer to Christmas, but I’ll wait and see what Sil can grab me before I spend the $25 at Holt Renfrew. (I have a feeling that the Christmas tea won’t be available loose, but if I end up loving it outside my travel mug, I might get more.)

Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Had the last of this tonight with milk. It’s so tasty! I still have some almond rooibos I’m trying to finish, or I’d be getting more this weekend.

…who am I kidding. I’ll probably get more anyways.

This rooibos isn’t too twiggy, steeps nicely even when you ahem forget it on the counter while playing on the internet doing laundry, and has a delightful delicate frangipane flavour – almonds and raspberry jam. Yum! (The one I started with was this recipe, without the tart shell and without the cream… http://www.channel4.com/programmes/jamies-30-minute-meals/articles/all/jools-pasta-with-frangipane-tart-meal-recipe but I have adjusted it. Goodness knows where that scrap of paper went to, though!)

Thanks for sharing, Bear With Me!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
gmathis

I “do laundry” frequently, too.

Cameron B.

Yummy. :)

OMGsrsly

Haha. :D I did actually get a bit of laundry done. Just enough that I won’t run out of anything in the next couple days.

Indigobloom

Sounds tasty! Wonder how it’d do in a latte

OMGsrsly

Probably quite well, but te flavouring isn’t super strong so it might lose a little in translation.

Indigobloom

Hmm yeah. I guess you’d have to help it along by adding some jam :P

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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.

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