299 Tasting Notes

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drank Long Life Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
299 tasting notes

Something went wrong. So wrong.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
CrowKettle

That’s very ominous.. :P

Ozli

It tasted fishy! I sipped & thought “AUGHHH GROSSSS” and then left it a bit, thought: it could not have been that bad? But it was FISHY again??? D: So I gave up on it. But then my Earl Grey tasted like curry, so something might just be wrong with me today. o_O

CrowKettle

O.o There must be something very wrong with you..Sounds like you need the Doctor.

It’s almost a year since I finished my Long Life Oolong but I remember coming across some “interesting” taste variations, depending on steeping and ingredient proportions. I don’t recall it being very prominent but I got a hint of fishiness a handful of times too. Sense of taste and smell are funny though ;)

Kittenna

Something happened to this tea with me too. Not fishiness, but whatever it is, the thought of drinking it now makes me gag.

Cavocorax

Yikes. Do not want. I hope you don’t have a lot of it!

Ozli

HUH. Thanks, guys – maybe I’m not crazy! :-O I’ve only got a tiiiiny little tin of it (a couple more cups) but as it is, I’m kinda scared to try it again :P :P

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85
drank Buttered Rum (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
299 tasting notes

Breakfast tea this morning! Not overly sweet (phew!) & such a great scent. I think I’m gonna sadface when I run out of this sample.

Preparation
5 min, 15 sec

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73
drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
299 tasting notes

K liked this a fair bit more than me! I liked it, but I’m always a BIT disappointed by maple flavours. Mostly this reminded us of the maple whiskey that K bought.. so we added a shot :P and that was pretty good, too! Lovely to have with an apple crisp! ;) Won’t buy more of this one, but it was nice to sample. :D

Preparation
7 min, 30 sec

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drank Raspberry Earl Grey by Shanti Tea
299 tasting notes

Had a big pot of this for games & Kelly this afternoon. Played Crazy Eights, a Harry Potter trading card game (oh yes), Lexigo and Crib. FUN. I always forget how much I enjoy games and usually have be dragged into them… what a dummy :P :P

Anyway, this tea is a great tea! Simple and yum.

Valerie

this sounds awesome! i’m always looking for new earl grey blends — may need to check this one out!

Ozli

SO yum. :D

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90
drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
299 tasting notes

Nom nom nom. I just ordered more of this tonight – a tinful! :D It’s my fave. Was really good after an iffy supper.. mint for the tummy, feeling much better now & waiting for apple crisp!

Preparation
5 min, 15 sec

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72
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
299 tasting notes

People seem to love this tea a lot more than I did. Had this last night. Smelled REALLY GOOD dry and I really just wanted to nom it up. After steeping though, meh. The nutty yumminess became sorta obnoxious sicky-sweetness. I’m not really one for herbals that aren’t minty, overall, so I’m not really target market, but yeah, not for me.

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76
drank Jessie's Tea by DAVIDsTEA
299 tasting notes

Mmmmm, soapy. :/ Another tea that I’m going to give another go before rating, since I was a bit distracted by ALL THE DISHES EVER and oversteeped a bit. So, we’ll see. Because it smells AMAZING and I definitely want to try it again, but… yuck.

Weird ETA Uhhhhh this is growing on me as it cools? IDEK.

Cavocorax

Weird. I was curious about it because I’d heard good things, but I’ll have to see how you rate.

Soapy… Not a selling point!

Ozli

Yeah, I’ll probably try it again today! Lots of lavender.

CrowKettle

I usually enjoy this one, but history and roses have apparently shown that I enjoy drinking soapy things.

Ozli

Yeah, I made it again last night for a shorter steep and I don`t know, it keeps growing on me…. it`s WEIRD but I like it? Probably not enough to re-order it, but it’s a nice relaxing bedtime tea.

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drank Coffee Pu'erh by DAVIDsTEA
299 tasting notes

Weeeird. Good? Interesting. I don’t know, guys. Strange stuff. Was v unsure about coffee flavoured tea (dnw watery coffee!) but this was very flavourful. I understand why people call pu-erh “fishy” becuse, uh huh. But it’s not bad? It sounds like it should be, it smells like it should be but I don’t know, it’s kinda homey and mellow and soft…… and I’m absolutely boggled as to how to rate it. Resteeped it, still boggled.

Cavocorax

Haha. Pu’erh sounds so weird! I’m nervous to try mine.

Kittenna

Yeeaaah, I found this one to be rather strange. Or was it the Coffee Chai?? checks

Kittenna

Yup, nevermind, I have some of this but haven’t tried it yet. Stay away from the Coffee Chai IMO.

Ozli

Haha, good to know! Coffee chai does sound like something I’m unlikely to buy though :D

Yeah, idk about pu’erh… I’m intrigued, though.

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90
drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
299 tasting notes

First christmas tea out of the “sweet indulgences” set :D

(Even if I hadn’t wrapped this present, I’d still have smelled it a mile away!)

Anyway, I was barely conscious but this was nice! I’d say 80, but I’m waiting til next cup. K had some with me.

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
299 tasting notes

Had this tonight after a disastrous Red Velvet Cake x Lapsang Souchong accident (uncool, UNCOOL). The last two times I had this, I messed it up (underleafing, maybe? probably oversteeping; let’s be honest) and I was starting to doubt my original rating but nope – still accurate! Yum yum yum.

Cavocorax

Phew. Glad you made it work out again!

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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!

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