1624 Tasting Notes

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
1624 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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Hmm. You know, I think I might actually like this one! I’m getting a lot of hay and jasmine from this.

It’s another tea that smells divine. May I please have a perfume made of it? Essence of tea leaves. Yes. That would be lovely. The flavour reminds me a lot of a green tea, but it’s not quite a green tea. Definitely a nice one to have with this rather late lunch I’m munching on. :)

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
sherapop

Nice idea for a perfume! ;-)

OMGsrsly

There are perfumes with tea notes, but they tend to be fancy French brands. Not exactly easily available over here!

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drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
1624 tasting notes

Huh. Wow.

Steeping this for 2 minutes at 195F gives me delightful honey flavour and no bad stuff.

I like it! Plain!! (I better like it. I have an other 50g bag sitting in the cupboard!)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Nicely done!

OMGsrsly

I could have cheated and plopped a piece of date in there. :) I didn’t. Yay!

Fjellrev

Mmm, dates and honey-ish tea. Sounds delicious either way.

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drank Creme Brulee by DAVIDsTEA
1624 tasting notes

I’m eating the rest of my dinner before I go to bed. I wasn’t actually able to eat everything I was supposed to today. 2 meals and a snack, instead of 3 meals. Veggies are filling, wow.

I also made some homemade Lara bars, but my dates were like rocks so I softened them in a little water. And ended up with some date tea. Which I sneakily slipped into this dessert tisane. Shh…

Yeah, IDK. I think I like this more than Birthday Cake? I waffle a lot with these two. But I think I’ll go with this one in the future because no dairy. That’s pretty important for me, I think.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Thurbo Darjeeling by Butiki Teas
1624 tasting notes

Darjeelings are weird, yo. I have 3 more to try soon. Maybe I’ll be able to pinpoint the weirdness.

Still not my favourite, but an enjoyable cup.

I definitely prefer the smell of the dry leaves to the taste of them steeped. However, this is a tea I can drink without any sugar added (I am getting grumpy about this and I’m only on day 3…), so it’s a tea I’ll be finishing up soon.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
JustJames

yo? lol…..

OMGsrsly

Yo. (Ho Ho and a bottle of rum.)

JustJames

snicker, snort, guffaw…….

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I got the assortment of 18 teas to try, and for some reason the idea of mint tea appealed to me tonight.

Only… not so much.

It smells amazing. Like candy canes, like dad’s old work thermos, like my childhood. Without sugar, though? Oh, ugh. Mint tea is awful. I’d rather eat a candy cane, thanks. It tastes like grass and leaves the feeling of toothpaste as it evaporates off the tongue.

I’ll probably try this again after I’m done with the no sugar thing, just to see if it tastes as good as I remember when I add sugar or honey to it. :)

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

oh no…. sometimes things are happier left as memories? =0\

OMGsrsly

I’ve never had mint tea without honey or sugar in it! What a rude surprise!

Amariel

I thought you couldn’t do mint?

MissB

I thought it was OMGsrsly’s close friend that has a really serious issue with mints.

OMGsrsly

My BFF is hideously allergic and I’ve been without minty things for almost 15 years now. I’ll occasionally get York peppermint patties or a candy cane around Christmas, since they’re sure to be peppermint and not spearmint. I do not like spearmint flavoured things. Ugh.

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drank Bamboo Integrity by Zen Tea
1624 tasting notes

Oh, I’m glad I got 100g of this tea. Delicious limey refreshment. A bit herbal/medicinal, but that’s A-OK with me.

Cold steeped overnight. 1.5 tbsp or so in 1 litre (4 cups..) water.

JustJames

really? you get medicinal? huh!

OMGsrsly

Yeah. It’s the lemongrass. It’s in so many medicinal herbal teas that it reads as medicine for me.

JustJames

hmmm, never thought of it that way. i usually use nin jiom…. wracking my brain trying to think whether there’s any of the flavour in there?

OMGsrsly

I always used to supplement doctor’s orders with herbal teas and stuff. :) I used to get a lot of stuff here, when they had a location on Granville Island. http://www.gaiagarden.com/

JustJames

i have to be so careful… it took them weeks to navigate the in and outs to venture a careful ‘maybe??’ on nin jiom. luckily i’m one of the random freaks that has a high test immune system so i rarely get sick at all. lol.

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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! :)

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