1596 Tasting Notes

This is nice!
Its a very subtle fruit and flower black tea, but the flavors are well blended, and it goes down very smoothly. I am enjoying it a great deal.
Alright, chalk one up to Mountain Witch teas!

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Ahhh. Tower of London is easily one of my desert island teas. I drink this happily in every season, every weather, any time.
Its one of my “little black dresses” of tea- correct in any occasion.

Teatotaler

Tower of London is an awesome blend. I can never decide which I like better – Tower of London or Paris blend – Honey or caramel. Both are so yummy! I keep coming back to London though.

Rosehips

I’m the exact same way. Tower and Paris are in a constant war for my favorite Harney blend. I win either way!

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drank The Earl's Garden by DAVIDsTEA
1596 tasting notes

What is it with me and Earl Greys? (Grays? Oh well.) I should like them! They’ve got a lot of my favorite flavors (black tea, citrus), but I never quite sit square with them.
And this one? I should love this one! My love of fruity black teas is very well documented, but I find myself falling almost completely flat with this. I’m afraid I find this somewhat soapy in my mouth, not a rich and sweet berry at all.
Bleh, your lordship. Bleh.

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drank Jingle Bells by Lupicia
1596 tasting notes

Summer. Ugh.
My significant other and myself have a merry little argument about which is worse, excessive heat or excessive cold. He maintains that winter is the worst, and that he hates to be cold more than anything. But his level of whining when its hot gives lie to that.
I maintain that summer is the worst, especially around here. The sky is painful, and there is nothing you can do, when you are outside, to make things cooler for yourself. Its all suffering all the time. In the winter there are sweaters, and scarves, and tea. Warming up is easier than cooling down.
This is my round about way of saying its going to be 105 today, and so I’m drinking this fruity cup of tea, and then resigning myself to a fate of no tea for most of the rest of the day.
Bleh.

Sil

I’m with you. give me cold versus hot any day. ESP when you get hot and humid. ugh

Evol Ving Ness

Hurts.to.breathe.

Maddy Barone

I’m with you. It gets darned cold here in the winter, but I LOVE to put on my sweats or flannel and curl up to read with a cup of hot tea. I HATE heat and humidity. Either alone is torture. Put them together, and you feel like you’re living in Satan’s armpit.

Indigobloom

I’ll take the heat pls!

Rosehips

I’m probably biased because I don’t live somewhere that gets really cold. (Its never snowed here), but the heat is blistering.

Sil

i’ve lived in -40 celcius weather and this humid armpit of +40 celcius…and i will take the frigid cold every time.

Maddy Barone

Sorry Indigobloom looks like you’re in the minority. But I think you’re lucky to be able to enjoy what many others hate.

And Rosehips 105 is quite unusual for North Dakota, but not unheard of. Our average high in July is like 84. Which is 15 degrees warmer than I like. Not that I’m dying for the -30 F, but -10 sounds nice.

Dexter

I’m with Indigobloom – will take the heat over the cold anytime. I don’t understand easier to warm up than cool off. Once I’m cold – like really cold, there is no warming up, shivering sitting in a scalding hot bath – cooling off is easy – any store here is so cold you are instantly an ice cube, shade takes the edge off the sun, cold drinks, ice – lots of options. I understand to each their own, and what you consider extreme temps. In my world -40C + windchill is not uncommon, +30C plus humidity is also not uncommon.

Indigobloom

YES! What Dexter says. Cooling off? much easier than warming up, and I can still think straight. If my teeth are chattering, I get sleepy and fidgety. Plus I really do love being warm. It doesn’t get too hot for my tolerance very often. Heck I’ve been drinking both hot and cold tea this summer, depending on my mood… usually not the weather :)

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drank Peanut Butter Cup by DAVIDsTEA
1596 tasting notes

Sipdown fever has struck, and my post dinner cup of tea was this stuff.
It smells so rich, so fudgy, so peanutty! And it tastes so flat. Boo.
But now it is gone. Farewell, Peanut Butter Cup, ye shall not be missed.
Sipdown!

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I am challenging myself to drink the teas that have not yet been tasted. I’ve got plenty in my cupboard that I either haven’t tried or haven’t logged, and thats nonsense. Now that my stress has dropped so drastically, I should enjoy my pleasures again.
So I’m giving this one a whirl, and, well, erm.
I was hoping for carrot cake with a creamy layer of cashews, both of which are flavors I dearly love. Those flavors are why I risked the dreaded coconut.
But the coconut is winning, obliterating the cashews and cowing the carrot into the background. If there was anything that even sort of tasted like cake, its gone now.
I’m afraid this does not move me.

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The dry leaf for this smells lovely, with an almost chocolate like richness to it. Very smooth and pleasant.
It looses some of its depth when brewed, but it was actually a really nice, almost creamy cup of tea. I’m glad I’ve got this to play around with a bit more.

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drank Rose Scented by Harney & Sons
1596 tasting notes

I though my new life of temping & part timing would mean some time off, and a little time to work on my own projects. This is not so, as it turns out! I worked this morning, and had just got home when another local office summoned me in!
That’s nothing bad. I could use the hours. And the experience!
Still, its funny.
This tea was my wake-me-up of the morning. A perfumy rose, very pleasant. I like this on slower mornings, that I may sip and enjoy.

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Hmm. Hmm.
I love black tea. I love vanilla cream. Ok, lets do this thing!
And………….. eh. I am not loving my first brewing of this. I find that it is not particularly rich, which is what I was hoping for. I wanted a rich vanilla explosion, but this is just a suggestion of vanilla.
Meh.

Super Starling!

So disappointing! Especially with such a cool company name.

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The morning sipdown!
I had a lousy night of sleep, though I’m not quite sure why, and I needed something powerful this morning.
And this was not it. Whoops. I let my sipdown fever get in the way of wakefulness, and I have ended up with this, which is a rather uninspired cup.
Ah well. Its gone now, and I’ll move on to something mor flavorful.

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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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