2216 Tasting Notes

Should I be admitting that I have loads of this tea left? At least 2 oz, maybe closer to 3…

And it’s still delicious. Yumyumyum.

Will definitely do a second steep when I get home.

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

Jealous!

Sil

nice. i have ONE butiki flavoured tea left :(

OMGsrsly

Muahaha. I have this one, and So Long and Thanks for all the Licorice, and Praline Horizon. :D And possibly dregs of others that I haven’t found and moved to my “DRINK NOW OMG” pile.

Sil

i was going to say i want new teas..but i don’t. i want the retail therapy of buying new teas…. life is all upside down right now. I’m being pulled in to re-org conversations for our larger team…ie i’m on one team that reports in to a guy who oversees 5 teams…i’m looking at how the 5 teams are going to be restructured….. and working on 2 projects that need to be delivered in 3 weeks.

Dexter

Sil- you said when you wanted to buy new tea you were going to open one of the ones you haven’t tried yet- this is just a friendly reminder to NOT BUY TEA!! :)) (hope work calms down for you)

OMGsrsly

Sil, shop your stash!!!

OMGsrsly

Also- good luck with that work stuff. Sounds stressful. :/

VariaTEA

I think I have close t 4 oz of Hello Sweetie

OMGsrsly

Excellent. I’m so glad I’m not the only one hoarding these, VariaTEA. :)

VariaTEA

Now I am working on trying to drink it all up. So much tea. So much old tea.

Sil

i have not succumbed to purchases OR shopping my stash…yet. I don’t even really want new teas…just want to spend money lol but save we must…for travel!

VariaTEA

Sil, I know the feeling. I keep checking out tea websites and teaware sites and all sorts of things because I want to shop. I was even on Red Leaf Tea the other day despite not drinking matcha in forever, and Damann Freres.

Evol Ving Ness

Tea people needing interventions.
Lol—no! Let’s just all go to the tea festival instead. Because we will be very strong there and resist all the temptations.

Sil, I hope work lets up a bit for you. Or at least, you can find a way to make it all manageable.

OMGsrsly

VariaTEA, I totally get that. SO MUCH TEA. So I’m busy drinking it. :)

tigress_al

i still have lots too. Must stop hoarding…. Must drink…

Sil

thanks guys – yeah right now, balance seems to be tea during the day, wine in the evening and long walks on the weekend haha

OMGsrsly

I steeped this again this morning because I was too tired for tea last night (I had hot honey and lemon instead). SO GOOD. Gah, this tea.

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Still sick, but back at work.

Good tea is good. Nice and spicy today, to help cut through the crud.

Still like Chandernagor better, but this is good in its own right.

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

Feel better.

Fjellrev

Some get well better soon vibes are heading your way, ZOMG!

OMGsrsly

Thanks tea friends! :D Soon it is the weekend and I can spend the WHOLE TIME IN BED. It will be glorious.

Evol Ving Ness

Truly the best way to deal. And drink all the teas and sleep and repeat. Glorious—yes.

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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
2216 tasting notes

So I decided to finish up a sample, and then found a HUGE FULL BAG of it in the cupboard. Which I think is my own fault, actually… The sample was from Kittenna, but the huge bag is from Bonny. Thanks so much, both of you!

This is… not a white tea. Why was it in my white tea box? It’s a carby sweet potato-y, fairly thick, yunnan black. Like so many of the fuzzy black teas Dexter has shared with me. There isn’t really a peppery note to this one, though. It’s just carby and sweet-ish and smooth.

Pretty nice! I don’t know that I’d go out of my way to get this one (and I’m also happy to share what I have!), but it’s tasty!

(There’s one from Han Xiang Ecological that is amazing when I steep it grandpa style. That is my favourite golden fuzzy tea I think, because it stands up to whatever I throw at it. I think it’s this one. My notes are so bad. http://steepster.com/teas/han-xiang-ecological-tea/49946-yunnan-dian-hong-gold-bud )

Dexter

MMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm Golden Fleece is a really nice fluffy black

OMGsrsly

It’s definitely good, but its missing a certain je ne sais quois that some of the others I’ve tried have.

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drank Black Pearl Sumatra by Tealux
2216 tasting notes

An old sample from Dexter.

I have so many black tea samples to drink up.

This one is so good.

Steeped a couple times. I didn’t time it. “Does that look like a good colour? How does it smell? Ok, I’ll drink that…”

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Seriously such an amazing sick tea. Even though I totally should have steeped it in a baggie because holy smokes, this is murky.

Oh well.

Still tasty, especially with some honey added. Sorry to see you go, tea, but I do know where I can get you locally… so that’s OK. :)

Sil

interesting

OMGsrsly

It’s just a medicinal herbal tea. Doesn’t have licorice in it, but hyssop tastes licorice-y and the berry leaves make it taste kinda like berries. IDK. I like these kinds of things.

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Steeping this sample from Dexter on my desk today, which means hotter water and shorter steeps.

Mmm. This is tasty. Not sure how to describe it really, quite fruity. Maybe cherry wood. Some citrus. Malt.

Yep, I still like this one. Thanks so much for the sample! :)

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drank Cranberry Hibiscus by Bulk Barn
2216 tasting notes

Some of this mixed with the last of the Raspberry Balsamico.

With honey.

And still – holy smokes, that is so sour I don’t want to drink it.

Ok, back to the tea kettle.

OMGsrsly

I tried cold brewing some for 4 hours too. It was TERRIBLE. I got rid of it all. :/ Oh well.

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drank Redberry Tonic by DAVIDsTEA
2216 tasting notes

Favourite tea. Such a good one to have when I’m sick.

Definitely need to keep my eyes open for this one. If they’re discontinuing it, maybe I can get a 250g bag…

Roswell Strange

I’d be sorely tempted to split a 250g bag with you if you don’t want a full 250g…

OMGsrsly

You wouldn’t want a full 250g? :) I could probably be persuaded to split one. Maybe! Honestly it would depend on what else I could add to the order to make free shipping.

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drank Raspberry Balsamico by Teavana
2216 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.

M

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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88

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

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