1377 Tasting Notes

I sniffed this one and it smelled cinnamony so I decided to give it a go.

Solid food is still iffy, so I’m supplementing my all-fruit “ice cream” with tea. (I still need to make congee…)

Floating apple pieces, you make me lol. Sadly the flavour just isn’t enough when I’m sipping it. It pales in comparison to my favourite chai, and it’s not different enough for me to want to keep it around. Maybe I should have steeped it longer.

Thank you for the sample, Shmiracles! Definitely one I wanted to try, so I’m sad it didn’t live up to my hopes and expectations. :)

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

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
1377 tasting notes

Oh Pairs, you’ve done me well.

I’ve really enjoyed this tea, and would like to keep an Earl Grey + something tea in my cupboard. Maybe you, maybe something else, it all depends upon availability.

Yum.

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

It’s funny – earl grey on its own does pretty much nothing for me, but combine it with other things and it becomes sublime. I remember having this in the Harney shop in Manhattan and loving it.

OMGsrsly

That’s pretty much it! I’ll still have eg when I’m out and about, but I also tend to add milk and honey when I’m out. These extra flavoured ones tend to be delicious on their own.

gmathis

Me, too. I feel disloyal to the tea community by not being an EG fan…but I’ve learned to enjoy it when carefully blended with something else.

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drank Honey Lavender Rooibos by Tea Time
1377 tasting notes

Steeped 3 min today and it’s less overpowering. Such a good tea before bed, though.

Night. :)

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

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drank Cocotte by THE O DOR
1377 tasting notes

I’m sharing this with my BFF because it’s tomato tea.

It’s so weird. So so weird. Tomatoey. A bit lemony. Floral. A bit weirdly mentholy astringent. My BFF says it’s like drinking the remaining liquid in the bottom of a salad bowl, with the tomato seeds and stuff. Or tomato stems. So green.

Weird.

So, uhh, thanks for the sample MissB! :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
whatshesaid

Tomato tea? TOMATO tea? ….ew

OMGsrsly

Lol! It was weird! Not gross tho. Just weird. :)

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Last of the sample from Shmiracles!

And yep, it’s cherry. IDK that I’d want more, but it was fun to try! (And it’s actually OK with nothing added, which is good.)

(~1.5 tsp in 12 oz)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Ooh, this works really well as a cheater’s cold steep. 1 bag in a vitamin water bottle (because I had one) for 24 hours, and BAM! Tasty juice-tea.

I’ve been sipping on it all morning while contemplating rice, because food poisoning. UGH. Do not recommend.

This tea, however, is quite decent. I drink it hot as well, but I think I prefer it cold like this.

gmathis

Sorry about the poison part. Been there, done that all the way to the hospital. Take care of yourself!

OMGsrsly

This wasn’t so bad, but bad enough that I was up most of the night and my tummy is still super upset. Thankfully the nausea isn’t so bad I can’t drink tea. :)

I tried blended carrot ginger soup, but no. I might make congee.

Roswell Strange

This is the best sick tea, without question.

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drank Champagne Cider by Butiki Teas
1377 tasting notes

I totally forgot I had this tea, as it was in a mis-labeled tin. But once I opened and sniffed, I knew I had to drink it!

SO GOOD. I really like honeybush blends, even though a lot of them have a bit of sourness to me once they start cooling. They’re not twiggy or woody like rooibos. Even they’re both made from the leaves. And they’re both members of the legume family. The plants both look so much like broom, tea friends. And while broom is beautiful when it blooms, it is also evil and destructive to the natural habitat here and must be destroyed. Ahem.

Anyways. The delightful apple. The delicate spices. This is like warm apple cider at Christmas. Only a lot lighter and less likely to put me into a sugar coma. Yum!

I totally should have bought more when it was available.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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Cheaters cold brew: http://instagram.com/p/pZHPAvR5PN/#

It actually worked really well, and I do like the tea even though it’s INCREDIBLY sour and I’m doing a sugar free challenge for 10 days. It’s a nice and easy way to get flavoured water. I’ll have to remember this the next time I’m out and thirsty, as plain water is not something I like to drink.

Flavors: Lime

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drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
1377 tasting notes

Oh hey, this is really neat! Thanks so much for sharing, CrowKettle!

It’s dry and slightly toasty, kinda like genmaicha. Also really malty with honey notes. Yet somehow this isn’t as thick feeling of a tea as I would expect. So easy to drink.

Yum! I’m gonna have to feed this to my BFF, since she just texted she was bored, so she was coming over (probably to play with the cat). Such an interesting tea!

Flavors: Hay, Honey, Malt, Toasted Rice

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Courtney

I love when others enjoy this one.

OMGsrsly

:) It’s always nice when other appreciate your favourites, isn’t it?

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Today I definitely get caramel bergamot from this tea! I quite like the combo, actually.

Thanks so much for sharing, Shmiracles!

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

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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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