299 Tasting Notes

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drank Phoenix Pearl by Zen Tea
299 tasting notes

Three steeps of this today – it’s nice to have something easy you can just add hot water to with no stopping to clean out the infuser. ;)

Cavocorax

Three steeps! I’m i mpressed.

Ozli

Oh yeah, I usually go three with this one I’m super lazy and it can take it. ;)

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Hmm this one doesn’t have as much vanilla creaminess as anti v-day. It’s settled, for my peace of mind. I prefer the other but this tea is not exactly a hardship. :P

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drank Anti V-Day Treat by Della Terra Teas
299 tasting notes

Need caffeine that also feels like a sugar rush this morning since I’m up early for some reason and I have to get to work work work on the python course I’m taking. I love this tea a lot. It’s always a good eeeease into the day tea.

In other newsss, I bought a nice jug yesterday with the fruit/tea infusers & the ice thinger for my cold brewing. I have a mango black tea in there (Murchies and one of my least faves brewed hot, but it’s reaally nice cold. There’s a few in my collection I can’t wait to try cold. Now that I don’t have to try to pour from an old pickle jar :P or use a saucer as a lid to my french press. JUGS. SO HANDY!)

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82
drank Nutty Enough by Naked Teas Galore
299 tasting notes

Basically anything I chose tonight was going to be not Cantaloupe Cream enough so I chose this nutty tea that I was kinda shrug about trying. But I quite liked it. A lot better than Forever Nuts and the Della Terra Honey Nut Crunch (?)because the apple is not as pronounced and it’s not oversweet (I have a Almond Marzipan rooibos that I like because it’s nuttish, but it’s also sweet so I’m rarely in the mood for it)… I like the foggy look of it, too. And Brazil nuts! Anyway, not a tea that I need in my cupboard, but a good one to try – thanks cavocorax! Gonna try for a long resteep.

eta – resteep was GREAT until I forgot it, wandering off

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

I love how optimistic you are with your ratings. 82 is good bu I’m not gonna buy it for you, while 82 for me means I MUST have 1 oz at all times (in an ideal world where I have lots of monies for tea)

Those little Amoda boxes I send my samples in are pretty cute eh? If you pack them thin enough they’re just $2 to ship!

Ozli

Yes! I sent that one back to you, but K mailed it so idk what the shipping turned out to be. My face went :-O when I saw it had only cost you 2$!!!

LOLOLOL I think ~80 is my “that’s good tea for drinking!” and anything under I’ll only rarely want so rrrreally, my ratings are probably just more compressed? :P But dude, I’m rethinking cupboarding this tea because I had a bit cold this morning and it was just …mmm. BUT I just sipped and automatically poured the rest out (I always taste, just to see) on morning zombie mode and I was sorta standing there at the sink going noo, nooo come back all feebly sad zombie what happened nooo good taste come baaack.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
299 tasting notes

Huh. Okay. So far my verdict is “WEIRD.”

Am I doing this wrong? It tastes/smells kinda… cereal-y. Like rice puffs and vinegar. boggled

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
Cavocorax

Maybe try steeping it for less? I think I steeped this one for 30 seconds and it still tastes a little strong – potent stuff!

Ozli

eeeeeep okay, i will try that!

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drank Cantaloupe & Cream by Butiki Teas
299 tasting notes

Flavourful resteep! It seems like hot cantaloupe should be Wrong, but it definitely isn’t.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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drank Cantaloupe & Cream by Butiki Teas
299 tasting notes

A.MA.ZING. Okay, I definitely must get some of this for myself. Thanks cavocorax, for once again being a horrible person ;P :P :P

Seriously, this is so good! So light and fresh and tasty and simple and YUM.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Cavocorax

Yesssssss! This is the reason I packaged up the rest to send to you. I love this one so much. I resteep the hell out of it to get every last drop.

Ozli

NO KIDDING!! It’s a keeper for sure.

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90
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
299 tasting notes

SO GOOD. Last bit of this, goodbyes are sad. :P :P

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Lots of raspberries in this! It was good, too. I am going to resteep it later and see how that goes ;)

I didn’t really get the sponge cake part?

Cavocorax

I didn’t get too much cake from it either – more so when it cools I guess.

CrowKettle

I found the cake bit to be very subtle and light tasting. It crept in and out for me.

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drank Cinnamon-Orange Tea by Market Spice
299 tasting notes

At first I thought this was like the cinnamon challenge (you know, eat a tablespoon of cinnamon straight, go on, I dare you) and could not be done but.. it grows on you? I think that people who love cinnamon hearts (Lauren) should love this tea.

Preparation
Boiling
Cavocorax

The tea itself sorta has a weird artificial texture eh? It’s a weird one, but it does grow on you, thankfully or I’d never have made it through 4oz! (I think I dumped a lot on you though. Hahaha)

Ozli

I think that might just be the nature of cinnamon? But I’m not a big fan of cinnamon, so, you know. You sent me a bunch!! But I like it, so it’s gonna be ok. I think K will end up liking this one, too. I’m curious to try it with milk & sugar, also… like a sweet treat? Have you tried that? Oh it’s got orange bits, I wonder if it’ll curdle….. :s

Cavocorax

I’ve never tried it with milk or sugar – it seemed pretty sweet already. I’m happy you like it though! I do too, even though there’s something strange about it. It became my evening tea for a while there, but 4oz was just TOO much. 4oz of most teas seems like too much nowadays. I like variety… #spoiled

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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.

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