828 Tasting Notes

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drank White Christmas by Harney & Sons
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Aha! My last Black Friday-Cyber Monday sale came in, and a tin of this was among this. I was feeling extra festive, which is my only explanation, considering that I have mixed feelings about white teas. That and it was on sale.
Wow. I dont know what I was expecting, but I really like this. Its like spices and almond blended into cream. Hooray!
Glad I got some sipdowns in earlier today, as I’ve certainly caught back up in a hurry.

Terri HarpLady

I’m still waiting on a couple of my orders…

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63

This is the last cup of this. Still not superb, though I dont know if its personal taste or age of the tea. In any case, its a sipdown, and I have a cool tea tin to add to my collection.

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drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
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Aha, the early shift is done, so I can take a break and brew up some tea.
Yum yum.
I was staring at the new flavors I havnt tried yet, but I picked this up instead. Its a cold morning, and this toasty tea would be good. And also it would be a sipdown, so that I could start chipping away at the damage done to my cupboard by the amazing amount of tea I have aquired.
This is a very pleasant tea, but not remarkable. I still wish it had just a hint more “sugar” in the “sugar and spice”. But its just the thing for today.
Sipdown!

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75
drank Pure Mint by Twinings
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My Thursday morning quick cup of tea.
For bagged, the mint comes through very well. It was an excelent accompaniment to toast with fig butter on it, which served as breakfast. I like a bagged tea first thing on a Thursday morning, as I am always in a hurry, and do not have the time to sit and sip away.

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61

I’m so glad I figured this one out. I was so sad with it the first time through, but two bags makes it very nice indeed. A good warm cup of comfort.

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97
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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After an evening of fencing, after a long day hunched over a ledger, a person sometimes needs a comfortable woolly sweater and a cup of sweetness.
I love having Comoro back in my cupboard, in sachet form. I can just pop one in a mug, add water, and be rewarded with a nice cup of tea, to sit and read with. Just the thing!

JustJames

so cool! i would be a lousy fencer…. i would be an excellent stabbee, though, lol. your parcel goes after i leave the dentist.

Rosehips

Its a ton of fun. I’ve been doing it for years. Very fun.
Thank you again for the incoming tea, James

JustJames

most welcome.

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63

Wow, this brews up fast and strong, especially for a bagged tea.
Its still a very strong cup of tea, slightly bitter to my taste buds. I dont know if thats the tea itself, or if its the age of this particular tin of tea bags.
Only one more sachet left.

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This was the one in my Simpson and Vail order that I was most excited about, it and creme brulee.
So I steeped it up this morning with excitment. A tasty cookie!
Well, sort of. The nutty flavor is very nutty, and a little bit bitter. I do not taste the sugar component of the almond sugar cookie. Hmm.
Its not bad, but its dissapointing, and, as usual, I am finding that I do not like the black tea base. It tastes “dusty” to me, if that makes sense.
Well, it wont be a problem to drink, but I wont get it again.

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Its the holidays, and the secret to this is to double bag it. Its weak by itself, in my opinion, but tonight, with two bags, its a nicely gingerbreaded cup. And I’m someone who takes her gingerbread very seriously. I love ginger, beyond what some people might call reason. And add it to a cake/bread thing is just heaven.
Double bagged turns this into a spicy cup with a lot of sweetness, and all without a single spoonful of sugar.
Adjusting my original tasting note for the double bag revelation.

Cavocorax

I agree that the double bags makes it great. I love it as a latte, although I haven’t found it in stores yet. Time to branch out!

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78
drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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This smells lovely! I opened up my packet and took a deep breath. Ah.
This brews up nicely, and is a nice flavor. A soft flavor, but with a good vanilla complexity.
Thats what I like in a vanilla tea, some complexity to them, not like someone has just dumped a bottle of extract over the top of the dry leaf.
This will be enjoyable to drink.

keychange

I got this in my order as well! By soft, do you mean that the vanilla is difficult to detect? I haven’t opened this yet.

Rosehips

No, I can detect it, but its a mild vanilla.

keychange

Got it! I’m excited to try it.

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I love tea! I confess that I was a hot chocolate lover for most of my life, but recently a switch has gone off in my brain, and suggested that I might just love tea. And I do!
I’m a bit of a novice, but an enthusiastic one, and am happily sipping new varieties all the time.
I love vanilla, fruity, and caramel flavors, and cant wait to try more.

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