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drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
2167 tasting notes

As a (SURPRISE!) eggnog latte.

I steeped 10 minutes in a preheated mug with a lid, using BOILING water. I wanted AS MUCH FLAVOUR as possible.

And it worked, I think? Still not a lot of banana. Definitely nut and bread tho. And it works well with the creamy nutmeg of the eggnog.

Evol Ving Ness

Well done! It sounds delicious.

OMGsrsly

Yum! Sadly there’s a lot of textural GOO at the bottom of the mug. I noticed it last time, too.

Evol Ving Ness

Yes, this is a particularly mucky one.

OMGsrsly

I’ve moved onto booze. The only drama I have with booze is getting tipsy and declaring my love for everyone. So. Not that bad.

VariaTEA

Haha OMGsrsly, I do the same when drunk except I also text and that makes for awkwardness in the morning :P

OMGsrsly

I should totally start randomly texting people “drunk” messages. Hahaha.

VariaTEA

I once told one of my managers that we should be besties. Luckily he is young and also likes drinking so he was quite entertained by the whole thing. It could have been much worse in retrospect but when I read that I was just like oh no.

OMGsrsly

LOL. Oh dear. Well, I’d probably confine it to friends. And my brother.

VariaTEA

That’s a good idea. As for me, I should probably invest in one of those apps that stops you from texting for a period of time. I can also lock it when I am in class too and thus I shouldn’t get distracted.

Evol Ving Ness

I walked into a local DT today and found out that there are no more eggnog lattes to be had.

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Oh blackcurrant, why you gottta smell so BAD?! D: D: D:

Thankfully I’ve made this in a travel mug, so I can put the lid on it and don’t have to smell it.

Ahh, that’s better. It’s a fairly light tea, I think I could have steeped it a little hotter. But it’s pretty nice! The blackcurrant-peach flavour is really nice, and delicate at this point as it’s in my travel mug. I’m quite enjoying this.

Thanks so much, uhh, tea fren. :) (MissB maybe? I got it when I visited Sil.)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 15 OZ / 443 ML

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Oh, apparently I’ve tried this one already. So that means I need less water, since I didn’t weigh the sample.

I am sick. Definitely coming down with some sort of terrible cold thing. MEH. And today I do need to go into work, but I think I’ll do that, then come home and get back into pyjamas and drink more tea.

I kinda like this one, even though it’s super green today, and a little watery because I keep mis-judging how much water I need to put in my pot. Haha. Oh well. I haven’t had a sheng in a while, so I’m hoping this gives me some energy to go deal with work stuff for a couple hours.

Fjellrev

Oh no, I hope you fight that bug like a boss.

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I totally forgot I’d had this one, and pulled it out of the stash as an easy sipdown.

YUM. How delightful.

If I didn’t have SO MUCH TEA, I’d totally consider getting more of this one. I do like it. The spice notes and warming sensation are really neat.

Thanks so much for sharing, Dexter!

Happy New Year, all! :)

Dexter

I thought you send out a good chunk of your tea. ;)

Happy New Year!!

OMGsrsly

Oh I packaged everything up BEFORE I weighed the remainder.. O.o

Dexter

Ahhhhhh – so you really did have tons….
I’m still planning strategy for cupboard reduction over the next couple of months.

OMGsrsly

Yeah, the cakes are heavy. Really heavy. :P Of course, a lot of my weights are estimations because I’ve broken some teas up into tins, etc. But yes, I have a lot of tea. And I really wasn’t drinking it at all. :/

Fjellrev

Haaaappy New Year, ZOMG!

Cwyn

This tea contains the herb Hong Jing Tian, l.n. Rhodiola rosea, a male tonic. I thought I was going to have a heart attack from this tea, irregular racing heart beat.

OMGsrsly

I noticed that last time.I had it, Cwyn. But I guess I drank it slow enough last night that I was fine…

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Ohhhhhhh my goodness, this smells amazing. I have a failed (the dough was weird so it never cooked through yet it burned on the outside) gingerbread loaf sitting on the counter, and I can say that this smells very similar. Molasses, some spice, sweet baked goodness. It also smells a little like genmaicha. Green/seaweed and toasted rice. Yep.

Actually, that’s not bad at all! There’s some warmth from the spices. It’s a bit too “green tea” for my preference, but it’s really not bad.

If only the flavour was available as a black tea. :)

Thanks so much, MissB!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Butter Pecan Black Tea by 52teas
2167 tasting notes

A mug of this, and one pot pasta for breakfast.

Om nom nom.

And apparently we had an earthquake last night. I didn’t even wake up. :) I’ve seen everything from 4.3-4.9.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Hibiscus Berry by Rishi Tea
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Not really getting orange OR mango from this. It honestly just tastes like a generic berry tea, heavy on the hibiscus.

Not bad, but not one I’d get again.

(Cold brew overnight.)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 3 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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I feel really bad about this one. I’ve had it for a LONG time, MissB gave it to me ages ago. Thank you! I’m sorry I lost track of it.

I’ve been avoiding it, because I don’t really like da hong pao. It’s too roasty toasty woody for me, and tends to make my tummy upset. I really do prefer a mega floral oolong.

Anyways, here it goes. I rinsed and let it sit a few minutes, in my eensy teensy gaiwan. I’m using 50-60ml hot water, doing short steeps. I have a litre of water left, so let’s see how this plays out.

1) Quite toasty. Sweet underlayer. Nice mouthfeel. Not that bad, actually.

2) Basically the same. I think this is quite light, at least compared to other of these teas I’ve had.

3) The toastiness is reducing already. It’s a little stone fruits, a little sweet. Still pretty nice. (I’m not drinking all of these, btw. Just tasting, letting it cool a bit, tasting again…)

4) Hmm. I honestly don’t know how to describe this. I’ve looked up some flavours, but the only one that seems to apply so far is herbaceous. The roasty flavour is kinda maybe sorta like toasted buckwheat tea, but not totally.

5) I should maybe have steeped longer than 30 seconds here. Still, the brew is a nice amber-honey colour. It’s starting to turn a bit more herbaceous-floral, although it’s not all the way floral yet.

6) 1 minute this time. I think the tea could keep going a couple more steeps if you wanted to increase the time a lot. Still, not my favourite but not bad.

In conclusion, I ended up enjoying this a lot more than I thought I would. It’s a pretty decent tea, IMO. Compared to others of it’s type, I honestly have no idea. But I would consider trying this one again, perhaps once I’ve worked through my puerh samples and want to educate myself more about oolongs. :)

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drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
2167 tasting notes

Hmm.

Not bad. More like sweet nutty nutness, than banana bread.

It’s honestly kind of ridiculous how the 25g bag I got will only make 2 mugs! I’ll have to try the second as an eggnog latte. I mean, why not?

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Evol Ving Ness

Eggnog latte! What a brilliant idea!

I do like this one but heavy and expensive. Still, it is nice to have it from time to time.

OMGsrsly

Hahaha. Eggnog goes with most teas. :D I ended up adding a little to this one after I tried about 1/4 of my cup. Really good combo with the nutmeg.

Evol Ving Ness

Mm. Yum. I sounds delicious.
I find the best way I enjoy this particular tea is if I steep it for like 10 or more minutes. I wonder if DT would go along with this if I were to drop in for one. And are they even still doing eggnog lattes?

OMGsrsly

I have no idea. I hadn’t been into a store really for months. I’ll have to try a 10 minute steep for next time though!

Fjellrev

So glad I don’t like this one too much because damn, you’re right, you need to use SO MUCH just for one mug.

OMGsrsly

Yep! The only reason I grabbed it is because it was on sale. :) They didn’t have any of the cardamom one left, or I would have tried it as well.

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, forgot that this was included as one of the bulk varieties on sale! I think my Cardamom French Toast-obsessed brain does a Terminator-like scan over the 40% offerings on the counter, doesn’t see CFT, ignores the rest, and walks out without even considering the others.

Evol Ving Ness

^ :)

I steep it in a paper filter in my timolino or carry mug with the lid loosely on so that it doesn’t get cold.

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drank Midday Flight by Tippy's Tea
2167 tasting notes

This tea is thanks to CrowKettle!

It’s super mild. Definitely more of an afternoon tea than a kick-in-the-pants morning tea (hey, someone dropping coffee again can hope!).

I can tell it’s a Chinese black, but it’s not terribly complex. IDK. It’s nice, but I don’t think I’d go after this one myself.

Thanks for sharing, CrowKettle!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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