299 Tasting Notes

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drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
299 tasting notes

Grumpy morning!! This tea cheered me up a bit. :D

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drank Blueberry Jam (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
299 tasting notes

YUM. Had this yesterday afternoon and almost out o__o I think this might be one I need to have on hand!

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drank China Keemun by Zen Tea
299 tasting notes

I’m so whiny today. K’s off in top-secret meetings all week where they take his phone so he hasn’t even bothered to bring it AND he’s away from the office so no email AND he took the car and I’m just sitting here like it’s the end of the world because I’m addicted to coffee and it’s way over there across the neighbourhood :P :P :P Saddest Ozli.

But this! The blackest of black teas! With milk & sugar for the self-pity. Oversteeped it but it didn’t hurt it any.

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

Top-secret meetings? Crazy stuff!

Also, #hugs. You guys need a fancy coffee machine! Also, if we’re just dreaming, a fancy tea machine too!

Ozli

Yeah, I have a friend who has the fancypants breville kettle and I wants it >:D

(The meetings are in plain clothes too, to keep rank off the table, ideally. Weird! Also we got our NB resource centre package. The cover of the “Welcome to NB!” booklet has a STACK OF ROCKS. “COME SEE OUR PILE OF ROCKS! :D?”)

Cavocorax

Hahah. So is that it for sure? You guys are going to NB? Also, where was NB agan? I keep thinking New Brunswick and that’s not what you mean…

Cavocorax

I would love a Breville too btw, but idk how I could ever justify it. Maybe if it was a present? Or I spent bday money on it and pretended they just bought it for me? (It’s not my fault guys, I could’t refuse a gift because that would be rude, it’s not like I"d actually spend $250 on a kettle but they gave it to meeee) :P

Ozli

oh yeah, K got the official orders last week. North Bay! Like 4hrs north of here. The “near north.”

I think they have the matching fancypants coffeemachine, too ;) jealoussss. I could justify it. Amazon has the 1.8L for 99$ ;) That’s not so bad if it makes green tea less of a pain in the ass!

Cavocorax

Yeah that’s actually justifiable. :P I don’t really need it to pull the tea out of the water for me – but getting it to the right temperature is a nice feature!

Oh man. That’s crazy. I hope you feel better knowing for sure what’s going on. So, if I’m in York, Google Maps says it’d be about 3.5 hours to drive there!

Cavocorax

(Right now I rig my meat thermometer so it doesn’t fall in the water, and then I wait and wait…)

Ozli

yeah i have a feeling the tea maker would just end up like my french press, forgotten and moulding :P (Meat thermometer highfive)

Yep! It’s not bad for visiting at all! \o/

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drank Almond Marzipan - Rooibos by Zen Tea
299 tasting notes

Good stuff tonight. I rarely want this tea but it’s perfect when I do. Made an apple-pear crisp tonight which was too sweet… damn you, pear!!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Saveur de Paris by Della Terra Teas
299 tasting notes

Last bit (2nd last bit, thanks to cavocorax!) of this excellent tea.

Cavocorax

Glad you liked it! All I remember is perfume…

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drank Coffee Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
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I smelled this and immediately thought “Xmas” – it smells Christmassy now because I first had it on Christmas… lol. It’s interesting and it’s ~~good… but ultimately, still not for me. I can’t imagine drinking it beyond interested/curious sipping.

Anyway, it’s gone now & I no longer have to feel bad about never drinking it.

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90
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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oh, yum! this is a super nice tea. caramellll. it smells AMAZING.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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First tea post-blackout! 35hrs of colddddddd. Now? ALL THE TEA. Starting with one of my faves. <3

Kittenna

Post-blackout?! Whereabouts do you live?

Cavocorax

Great choice!!!

Ozli

Kittenna – we’re in trenton ontario! this whole side of the town was pretty much powerless. our neighbourhood is all back now though.

I LOVE THIS TEA, especially with a pile of mini eggs :P :P

Kittenna

Jealous :P I wanted a power outage to justify not working on my thesis for a while. No such luck here in Guelph :( (Glad everything’s powered up again!)

Ozli

Awww, bummer!! :P

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The last of the free samples I got from Zen Tea! This is quite good and nothing I would have bought, so doubly enjoying it. Lemongrassssss~!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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83
drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
299 tasting notes

I had the last of my Fantasy Island the other day – it’s a tea that really doesn’t like oversteeping. :/ I don’t think it’s one I need buy again.. maybe if the raspberry were more prominent? But yeah. Nice to try, though.

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I drink a lot of tea (and coffee!) and do other things sometimes, like hug cats (3 black cats!) and homeschool a child (the Snick, Snickety Snickface the Sharkboy) and make art and draw things and watch too much television and pretend I’m not home when people knock on the door!

I LOVE A LOT OF THINGS.

My ratings probably skew high because of this, but I can’t help being optimistic, it is the natural way of things.

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North Bay, Ontario, Canada

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