1498 Tasting Notes

Chilly tonight, with all the windows open. Perfect to wrap up in a pile of blankets with the cat, and sip on some hot tea.

This one has a really nice bitter almond flavour over the rooibos, and is super good with cream. Such a nice treat tonight!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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drank Bossa Nova by Zen Tea
1498 tasting notes

Sipdown!

Had this with my BFF today. So delicious. Really sweet and desserty, so good with a splash of milk or cream. If you like hazelnut and creamy vanilla, check this tea out.

(2.5 tsp in 18 oz)

Flavors: Cream, Hazelnut, Vanilla

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Wild Orange Blossom by Teavana
1498 tasting notes

Had this to go as an unsweetened iced tea, since it was a healthier option than Orange Julius, or (ahem) a Pumpkin Spice Latte at 8pm.

Yum. I really do like this tea. It’s nicer hot with a touch of honey. Something about the orange just does it for me that way.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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drank Yes We Cran by DAVIDsTEA
1498 tasting notes

I tried a lukewarm sample at DavidsTea today. It was… meh. Mostly hibiscus with some cinnamon.

I think it would be better as a cold brew, but I’m not impressed enough with the hot brew to want to buy some to try a cold brew. If that makes sense.

The pumpkin mug is ADORABLE, though. And we were told they’re doing a mini Hallowe’en launch on maybe the 25th. So that’ll be exciting. Oh boy oh boy I’ll have to go into the store before work once I know when it’s happening.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Hibiscus

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A gigantic mug. Plain.

Yum.

Flavors: Berries, Blueberry, Hibiscus, Rooibos

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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drank Thé de Pâques by Mariage Frères
1498 tasting notes

Thank you, MissB, for sharing this with me! :)

So the internet says the main flavour is vanilla, but I’m calling it an alternative Earl Grey. Mostly I taste citrus, with fruitiness and creaminess behind.

It’s tasty, I like it, but I still like H&S Paris better. :)

Thanks for letting me try this one!

Flavors: Citrus, Cream, Fruity

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

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drank Merry Cranberry by DAVIDsTEA
1498 tasting notes

Sadness! This is the very last of this tea from WheezyBee.

It’s so tasty. IDK what it tastes like, exactly, but I’m getting vanilla and sweet-tart fruit. It’s very creamy, as well.

If it was available, I’d totally buy some. Sadly it’s not, but I’m really glad I was able to try it! Thank you!

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drank Blackcurrant by Steam Tea House
1498 tasting notes

As a latte, with a little honey added. Pretty nice. Not sure if it’s exactly what I wanted, but I’m still enjoying it.

I just realized that today is actually Monday. I thought it was Sunday, wow. I’m not back at work for a couple more days, so maybe I’ll do a local hike tomorrow, with a cooked lunch on top of a mountain. :)

(1/3-ish cream, 2/3-ish water)

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

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Overcast day, chance of rain. Perfect time for me to pull out some fall teas.

I still like this one, although I could do without all the candies. Nice spices, although I can’t really taste pumpkin. It went well with my kale and roasted squash salad.

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

That sounds like a fabulous salad!

OMGsrsly

It’s good! And super simple. Just massage the kale. So weird, but it makes such a difference! (Just squash, random veg, massaged kale, balsamic vinaigrette.)

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drank Pineapple Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
1498 tasting notes

Thank you SO MUCH to Dexter for sharing her bounty in free DavidsTea with me. :)

Yep, this is the tea I chose. And it’s been changed. The pineapple pieces are now HUGE, way bigger than the oolong balls. This makes it way harder to get an even distribution of tea & pineapple. I definitely preferred the tiny pieces of pineapple. I suppose I could pull them out and dice them up. :) I’ve done it for other teas!

The tea is still good, with lots of sweetness from the candied pineapple. I iced it, as I prefer to do. I’ll be able to get at least 2 more cups of iced tea from this set of leaves, as I didn’t oversteep, or force them to open by stirring. Heh.

Definitely a tea I like to have around. I don’t need much as I don’t often drink oolongs, but it’s so nice to have once in a while.

(With ice to make 16 oz.)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 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!
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