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293 Tasting Notes

85
drank Lapsang Souchong by Tea Desire
293 tasting notes

This is LOOOOVELY! It’s like camping! Smokey and tree-ish and campfirey and nom nom nom nom. I think I need to have this on hand – I’ve never had a tea like this!

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec
Cavocorax

It’s pretty crazy eh? I imagine it would be hell if you had a sore throat, but it’s so good otherwise. It was $6 /50g at Tea Desire which isn’t bad, but I imagine it wouldn’t be too hard to find this at other stores. :)

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88
drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
293 tasting notes

I got a big package of tea samples from Cavocorax yesterday :D and THIS ONE was yelling at me to be first – SO SMELLY. This tea is so very CAKE! Super yummy. Of course, just as I sat down to drink it, K shows up with a coffee – so I only ended up having half, but yummers. He liked it too. Thanks Jenn!!

Preparation
5 min, 15 sec

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81
drank Earl Grey by Twinings
293 tasting notes

Lazy morning tea that I forgot I was making but it’s pretty hard to mess up Earl Grey. Or I just don’t care. :P Gotta get up some energy to shower and run all my errands today! Tis the season to send off those cards before they’re even more late……

Preparation
8 min or more

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82
drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
293 tasting notes

This is really just a tart apple cinnamon cider tea for me! :D Really good for this time of year. Aaaand it has caffeine, unlike my mulled apple cider tea.

It’s funny how this tea LOOKS like it should be the Merry Cranberry because it’s so vibrantly red/pink and the MC is greenish/yellow, I think? Anyway, had this last night for the closing of Glitch.

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70
drank Chocolate Chili Chai by DAVIDsTEA
293 tasting notes

Hmmm, liked this more this time than last. It still needs more something but it goes good with my muffins. Tomorrow I’m baking cinnamon rolls, wonder what tea to choose? ;)

Cavocorax

Hehe. I spend a lot of time wondering what tea I’ll have next. <3

Ozli

It’s part of dayplanning, amirite? ;D

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90
drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
293 tasting notes

Bedtime snack! Never leave me, cocomint. Neverrrr.

Preparation
8 min or more

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82
drank Merry Cranberry by DAVIDsTEA
293 tasting notes

Ok, first of all, it doesn’t look a lot like the picture, but more like a pile of craisins that rolled though lawn clippings with anise on top. But, uh, in a good way? It smells almost completely of cranberry when it’s dry, but there’s not much cranberry after steeping, ime. Somehow the anise is really light and not at all overpowering like it tends to be. YUM. Downside: the chunks are so huge it’s hard to accurately judge servings? I tend to probably add TOO MUCH and I only have the wee little ornament packs so I doubt this will last very long with me. :P

Cavocorax

Glad you liked it. I had a little sample in store and wasn’t that impressed. It wasn’t hot though so that might have been part of the problem.

Guess you didn’t get my package in the mail yet, eh? Hope you do soon!

Ozli

Yeeeah, ewww, I don’t think I’d want this one not-hot.

No package yet! But I haven’t even SENT yours :P :P

Cavocorax

:P No rush!!! Just curious to see if you like any of the ones I sent.

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70
drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
293 tasting notes

I don’t know if it’s just that I’m sick, but maybe not because Kelly thought the same, but this is a really bland/weak tea. The candycanes are still charming, though.

The cats dipped their noses in this and sneezed and I can’t say I was too heartbroken to pour it out. :/ Weirdly, it was the xmas one I was most excited about! Enjoyed Sleigh Ride last night much more, but we’ll see how that one goes for the second cup.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
CrowKettle

Teach me how to enjoy Sleigh Ride! :P
But I can honestly see how you would find this weak, too. The black tea isn’t there and it’s mostly vanilla-something with a pinch of peppermint.

Cavocorax

Aww. Too bad you guys didn’t care for it. I liked it more than Sleigh Ride, but I wanted something sweet and lightly minty.

Ozli

Yeah, I don’t tend to go for anything LIGHTLY mint. :P But I actually had it again today when I was intending to make Sleigh Ride (unmarked baggies!!) and liked it more this time. Not MUCH more, though. :P

CrowKettle, I’ll have to have it again so I remember what I liked! ;)

CrowKettle

If you enjoy Baileys, this, along with Read My Lips (which tastes/smells like after eights)are somewhat improved by the addition imo :) I don’t know if it helps bring out the mint though.

Ozli

I do enjoy Baileys!! But it fights back. :P Read My Lips sounds great! (Now that I’m not afraid of chocolate in my tea anymore – at least in loose leaf, anyway.)

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
293 tasting notes

Ok, I’m incredibly charmed by the little candycanes and had to instagram them. Cute!! But the thing I have noticed/am getting used to is that in a lot of these dessertish teas, there’s a lot of cloudy weirdness that takes a minute after steeping to fully dissolve. Weird, but okay. The first time I was like, ewwwww.. but I know it’ll go away now.

I bought this in the 3 ornament set package, bought 2 of the sets so I could give away stuff, but this one was always intended to be mine! >:D It’s good! Mild and yum and a little bit sweet (but not as sweet as it smells)… Idk about rating yet, I think I’ll wait until cup number 2.

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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85
drank Apricot by Murchie's Tea & Coffee
293 tasting notes

Oh man, this is a great tea. Apricot flavour is mellow but distinct and it smells amazing. Plus, you know, caffeine. gimme

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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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