903 Tasting Notes

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A thousand thanks to Fuzzy_Peachkin for the packets of this.
Cinnamon and Rose? What a facinating combination, I’ve never heard of anything like it.
First impression, upon tearing open the packet, is that this is not a subtle tea. Kablammo! Spicy cinnamon smell!
This is sweet, which surprised me, as I was expecting a spicy taste to accompany the sent of the tea.
The rose is barely detectable, but you do certainly get the cinnamon. The rose just adds a light note into the mix.
Not bad, and certainly not undrinkable, but not destined to become a favorite.
Thank you again Fuzzy_Peachkin!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

LOL! Your reaction was a lot like mine! The only person I know so far who likes this is my coworker who I have a lot of the bags to. Hopefully you like the other teas better!

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drank Yellow and Blue by Harney & Sons
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Sipdown! Thank you, Yellow and Blue. You’ve been nice!

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Sipdown. Thanks again to Josie Jade for sending this my way.
This serves as a nice after dinner digestive aid. Not bad at all.

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drank Royal Wedding by Harney & Sons
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Its hot. Its over 100 degrees. I hate summer, it makes it so hard to drink a hot cup of tea.
This is a light tea, more coconutty than rosy, with an underlying greenness too it that is not at all unpleasant. And even though I am drinking it hot, it doesnt “feel” too hot for a miserable evening like this one.
Bleh. When is it autumn?

ashmanra

I once took a cold shower and cranked up the a/c just to better enjoy my hot cuppa!

Ysaurella

agree Rosehips tomorrow we’re going to have 34°C in Paris so I enjoy hot tea today but then…Iced !

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Its hot around here. It never properly cooled off, and it was the last night of our county fair, so sleep was a patchy business.
So I reach for an old dependable friend this morning. Paris, help get me going!

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Green tea. I am not green teas number one fan, though I’m hardly anti green. This has got lots of lovely fruitness to it, which makes it a thoroughly drinkable green for me.
The quest for green continues! I go on a lot of tea quests, now that I think about it…..

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drank French Vanilla by Bigelow
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Vanilla tea day! Who am I kidding, every day is vanilla tea day in my life.
This is a sipdown of French Vanilla, a box of which I got before I discovered the delights of Steepster.
If Je T’aime is a serious vanilla tea, then this is an exceedingy silly one. This is pure bottled vanilla, without much in the way of layered flavors. However thats not a condemnation of this cup. I still sort of enjoy French Vanilla. Its uncomplicated, but it doesnt take itself too seriously. I wont be adding it back into my cupboard, now that its all gone, but I enjoyed it while I had it. On to more and better teas!

JustJames

hahahahaha…. yesterday was vanilla day for me!

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drank Grenada by Lupicia
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Sample from the Lupicia newsletter.
I cant say I have much experience with Guava in my non tea life, so I cant exactly tell if the guava flavoring is very guava-y.
I can tell that this is a perfectly nice fruity black tea. I’m glad to have tried it, but I wont be buying any of this for myself.

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drank Je t'aime by Nina's Paris
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A small tin of this was a gift to myself for finishing my last Camp Nanowrimo fifty thousand word first draft. An excelent gift, as my writings are always powered by tea.
The balance of caramel and vanilla is quite good. The flavors are a malty vanilla and caramel, with maybe a touch of brown sugar? Yum. This isnt a light and playful vanilla, but a dark and serious vanilla, which is not very common, in terms of tea. Its like a wooly blanket on a frosty morning. I think this will be wonderful when the weather cools down, but its pretty nice now as well.

ashmanra

I agree! When I reviewed this one, I said it was a vanilla tea for adults. I have had this one on my mind lately.

JustJames

-hits shopping list button-

JustJames

aw, c’mon….. i didn’t put a line through my post!

keychange

Oh, this sounds wonderful. I find it so interesting that we associate a tea so strongly with the weather or time of year. I feel similarly about earl greys, too; I imagine I’d enjoy them significantly more in the colder months. And yes, I’m definitely putting this on my to-try list.

JacquelineM

This sounds super yummy (wool blanket and all!)! I love serious vanilla (I think Harney’s Vanilla Black is a bit serious too).

JacquelineM

keychange – whenever it rains I reach for the Earl Grey — it’s an instant reaction! :)

keychange

JacquelineM, glad I’m not the only one! It would be fun to one day try and organize our tea by things like weather, mood, occasion, time of day, etc.

ashmanra

My youngest says she really HAS to have Lapsang in cool weather!

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I was wrong, I did get home with energy enough to make a cup of tea! Thanks to Josie Jade for the packets of this.
I have a bit of an upset stomach, and its nearly bedtime, so I thought this might be a good one to brew up. Indeed it is. Its not a rich or overwhelmingly flavorful tea, but I can taste both the lemon and the ginger, and my stomach seems to approve of a light tea tonight.

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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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