2198 Tasting Notes

drank Raspberry Balsamico by Teavana
2198 tasting notes

Almost done with this! Of the three teas I got in store that day (the others being limeade twist and peach tranquility), this one was my least favourite. But it’s still not bad.

And at least Teavana is always on the up and up about their ingredients. I’ve never caught mistakes or missing ingredients like what davidstea does.

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I want to dislike Teavana for their prices, but gosh darn their teas are just so good.

OMGsrsly

Sometimes their teas are good. :) There are definitely some that I can’t even bring myself to sniff! (That cucumber and mint one? Ugh no thanks…)

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Yum yum. So orangey. Also with nettle leaves, for the health factor.

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I have a bad bad feeling that I am coming down with The Sick. :( :( :(

So I’m going to drink all the healthy herbal teas I have this evening, in the hopes of giving my body micronutrients it needs, and also hydrating like whoa. I don’t have sick days right now, so if I have to take time off it means my paycheques get a little sad.

I do like this tea. Sweet hay and almost a berry flavour. Yes, it’s medicinal. Yes, it’s a truly herbal tea. Yes, I always add a little honey to it. But I like it. And there’s a local shop that carries it, so I’m totally going to get more.

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Sample of the ~controversial~ Misty Peaks tea, courtesy *shezza*. Thank you. :)

She was lovely and measured out 7g for me, which made it super easy. 7g tea, 145-ish ml water.

This is actually better than I was expecting! Yes, a little bitter, very fresh and green tasting, but it’s a sweet green rather than a spinach/kale green. More like green grape skins, actually. I’m brewing it with the lid off, since it’s such a green tea. I don’t want to overheat it.

I do prefer the ridiculous honey notes of the moonlight cake that I have. So while I can enjoy this sample, it’s not something I’d ever consider buying – and not just because of the terrible marketing tactics. (And shezza, I’m actually drinking most of every cup tonight. :D )

Preparation
7 g 5 OZ / 140 ML
Cwyn

MP has really decent tea, they don’t need to resort to the craziness to sell it.

OMGsrsly

I totally agree. But now when I think of “Misty Peak” I just roll my eyes…

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Om nom nom. In a travel mug at work today.

This is really delicious. So mapley. Such a tasty oolong.

I think I need to try western steeping some of the other oolongs I have, so I can drink them down by bringing them to work.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Smoky Spice Black Tea by 52teas
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Pulled this one out last night to give a sample to Shezza, but then didn’t put it away again. :) So I’m enjoying it today, in my travel mug.

I find that with the spices and the lapsang souchong, it travels quite well for me.

I did add a touch of maple syrup and some milk, though. So YMMV.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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Random oolong from someone. :D It’s actually really nice! Smells a little toasty and like steamed veggie water, but tastes sweet and thick and floral with a bit of spice notes like pepper.

Yum.

It’s some sort of TGY.

Just going to drink a couple 50ml steeps and then brew up an herbal for sleepy times.

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Oh, this is SO good! Thanks so much Dexter!

Very sweet. Dried fruits maybe. Somewhat carby but less than what I’d think from the smell. Makes my teeth feel a little squeaky. :)

I’d totally buy this one.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
Dexter

I found this one was temp sensitive – not nasty at any temp, just very different profile depending on temp. I think I ended up liking it hotter rather than cooler – but it’s been awhile…. Glad you like it. :))

OMGsrsly

I’m flash steeping at ~200 or so. Some steeps are a little more carby than others. :)

Cwyn

Sounds like a real find from a bargain seller.

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drank Chaud Les Marrons! by Lupicia
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Well, it’s cold now. And a sipdown. Which is very sad on both accounts.

But I really did love this tea.

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

I’m going to miss this.. :(

OMGsrsly

Definitely. :(

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drank La Naissance by Fauchon
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(I’ve mostly stopped reviewing teas here, and also mostly stopped drinking tea. :( )

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.

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