1620 Tasting Notes

Having this as a latte. I went and grabbed a couple cans of coconut milk, and a box of coconut cream. I’ll be mixing up my own “coffee” creamer to have with my tea, but I thought I’d use some to indulge a little. :)

1/4 cup or so 60% coconut milk, 200ml extra strong tea, topped up with boiling water. Delicious. And the flavours in this puerh are such that the coconut milk doesn’t overpower. Yay!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

that sounds yummy!

OMGsrsly

So good! Works with regular milk, too. Just use more milk and less water. :)

caile

Coconut ‘tea creamer’ – sounds yummy!

OMGsrsly

Yeah, I’m a little skeptical. The recipe is 1 egg, 1 can coconut milk, 2 tbsp coconut oil, all blended until more like whipped cream, and then refrigerated. I think I’ll do half a batch just to see…

caile

hmm..the egg part seems..different.. I’ll be curious to see how it turns out!

OMGsrsly

So far so good. I added a little powdered vanilla bean too. :)

OMGsrsly

It… works. It’s weird, and it didn’t set up at all in the fridge. I think it would be better if I just used the egg yolk and drizzled in the coconut milk… like I was making mayo. Which I’m sure sounds really attractive when discussing a creamer recipe. :)

sherapop

I tried a chai with coconut milk and somehow it seemed wrong to me. I’m probably just accustomed to regular milk/cream in a chai…

caile

I googled coconut coffee creamer with egg last night after reading this, and it seems popular and looks lovely and fluffy in the pictures I saw. Yours didn’t fluff up? Maybe the egg needed to be whipped up more or something – lol at making mayo.
Have you tried it it tea yet?

OMGsrsly

Sherapop, I usually use almond milk, but I’m testing to see if some additives and foods are causing digestive problems right now, so I’m using canned 100% coconut milk. It needs a LOT of diluting, and also needs to be kept warm so the oils don’t separate. :) Ahh well. It’s only a couple more weeks.

caile

I saw above that you did – yay!

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drank Juicy Blueberry by Zen Tea
1620 tasting notes

Mmm, I got more of this! So good cold brewed. I’ve packed some up in a to-go cup, and am heading out to Steam for a little something-something. There are two teas I need to replenish, and I also need coconut milk.

:D

I might run a few more errands. Not sure, yet. I just need to get out of the house!

JustJames

i have promised myself i will finish up some samples before i start this one =0)

OMGsrsly

I spilled my jug of it all over the floor. Thank goodness it’s not sweetened! I’m still going to have to move the fridge and stove once I’ve finished dinner…

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Another sample from MissB. :) Another fandom tea, and I’m not part of the fandom. Welcome to Night Vale, I believe…

This smells really chocolatey. I put some coconut milk into this one, just because.

It’s not bad. It’s quite faint chocolate, but I think there would be more flavour if a little sweetener was added to the tea. I think I preferred the blueberry Tardis tea, though. The chocolate just isn’t quite the right chocolate flavour for me.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
MissB

I’ve yet to try this, it was the ingredient list that got me!

OMGsrsly

I’m super picky about my chocolate teas. :) This one is good, just not quiiiite right.

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drank Kapha Organic by TeaGschwendner
1620 tasting notes

Umm, thanks MissB, for a tea that smells like Italian pork sausages.

Really. It does. I think it’s the parsley and fennel.

I needed something without caffeine tonight, and this seemed like a good one from my sample box.

Weird. Weird! It’s sweet, and savoury. It’s tempting to add a sprinkle of sage and a pinch of thyme. But I’ll resist. For now.

This is a really interesting tea, and I’m glad I’m getting to try it! I’ll save the other serving for later, and try it with honey. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
MissB

Soooo good with honey! If you like your teas with a bit of kick, that is.

OMGsrsly

HOLY SWEET JESUS THE SPICE IS HERE. Half way through my cup. OMG! My mouth is burning! Now I see what James was on about.

OMGsrsly

Oh I succumbed to the honey gods. That’s a bit better. Now it’s delicious and spicy rather than OMG!spicy.

MissB

It definitely has a kick. I wonder why we’re all getting such different experiences out of it? Honey does tamp down the spice though. I hope it hasn’t upset your stomach, too. :(

OMGsrsly

I should be fine. :) I actually really like it, but yes it does need a bit of honey!

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Darjeelings are growing on me, but I think I prefer the Giddipahar from Butiki to this one.

This is tasty, though. Don’t have much more to say than it’s a very darjeelingy. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank White Ginger Pear by Tea Forte
1620 tasting notes

I made up a package of the iced tea last night. Steeped for 4 minutes in 2 cups of water, then added it to another 4 cups of water and stuck it in the fridge overnight.

It’s not bad, although the flavouring is a little fake. It’s really sweet, but the flavourings are better with a little sugar from what I can remember.

I’ll save my other two packets of this for the summer. It’s pretty good, and it’s nice to have an easy iced tea to make.

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Yeah. Overleafed, 185F for just over 2 minutes. Not too bitter, although I still don’t like the base tea.

Nice apple flavour. I need more apple teas without loads of cinnamon, please and thanks!

VariaTEA

I just tried Marie Antoinette by Nina’s Paris and that is definitely a cinnamon-free apple tea.

OMGsrsly

I saw! And I added it to my “distant future” shopping list. :D

VariaTEA

If you email the people at Nina’s tea, they will send you a free sample. It is worth it just to try some of the teas.

OMGsrsly

Ohhhh, so tempting. Maybe once I work through some of these swap samples. :) This weekend is gonna be a Tea Marathon.

VariaTEA

haha yum!! This trip has been amazing at getting through some teas I wouldn’t usually reach for but I should have brought more to drink up.

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drank Ginger - Rooibos by Zen Tea
1620 tasting notes

It’s mostly rooibos.

Sherlock is a jerk, seriously. Mary is lovely. I can hardly wait for more fanfic! Any recs? Happier endings are better. :)

JustJames

=0( we just started watching the episode/

grrrr to spoilers!

OMGsrsly

What spoilers? Sherlock has been a jerk in ALL incarnations, and Mary has been lovely in all incarnations. :P

JustJames

i write, it gets erased. over and over. geez! yes hes a jerk. are you talking about reading only? what else has mary been in? im missing something i think.

Cavocorax

You mean the actress, or the character?
I believe the actress is married to Martin Freeman.

OMGsrsly

Yeah, I don’t remember what I said.

OMGsrsly

SHH. The characters. I’m talking about the characters (I knew that about the actress. That’s kinda cute!)

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Lunch is packed, breakfast is made, I have a mug of tea. Yes, things are going well this first morning I have to get to work at a decent time! Or are they… ? Uhh, no. I’m still in my PJs!

Today I’m having roasted sweet potatoes and eggs with a mug of this tea. Mmm, tulsi. Mmm, cinnamon. Nice and relaxing, and yet caffeinated for those mornings after the nights you don’t sleep well. I’m going to have to make another steep of this for my travel mug. And also possibly have an Americano once I get to campus.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Great combo with the sweet potatoes. Resteeps well!

OMGsrsly

I stuck the rest of the leaves into my not-a-Timolino for later. It has a mesh screen, and I know this tea can take a long steep. :)

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Finished up my homebrew chamomile blend, and made a new one! The old one had orange peel in it (I picked it out…), which is something I’m trying to avoid right now, so the new one is:
- chamomile
- lemongrass
- lemon myrtle
- marshmallow root
- fennel
- lavender

Pretty random, right? Well, it’s really tasty too. SUCCESS! Tea is great. :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
sherapop

sounds good!

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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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