4726 Tasting Notes

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drank Caramel by American Tea Room
4726 tasting notes

soooo i figured out that this needs the longer steep, and as a latte, it’s totally worth it. I’ll have to try it again without milk, but this morning’s latte was exactly what i wanted :)

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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Mmmmmmmm…….

Longmire and tea, yes please. Enjoying a cup with Ian while we spend some time together tonight.

Terri HarpLady

Is that that one cop show? With the cowboy-like sheriff?

Sil

It’s the cowboy sheriff show yes…. Durant, Wyoming lol

Terri HarpLady

I love that show!

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drank Vanilla Honeybush by Steam Tea House
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This is more like a softer version of honeybush…..there is a distinct vanilla taste exactly, but it’s not insanely honeybush like either. Appreciate the sample omgsrsly. I find that the steam teas are an interesting group of teas. Ive been enjoying the few that we’re sent my way :)

OMGsrsly

Welcome!

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thanks kittenna!

Well it appears that this is a tea i can get behind from culinary teas. It still wouldn’t be a staple, but at least i can get behind this one more than any of the others. There’s a creamy, buttery taste to this one and the base isn’t as harsh as the other teas i tried. It smells wonderful as well, just like a delicious caramel. hmmmm

thanks kittenna!

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another sample from kittenna! this one i had better luck with. it smells a little like those strawberry shortcake dolls…slightly artificial but not bad smelling. the taste is more like a green strawberry tea and not so very “shortcake-y” However, in comparison to the last two disasters for me, this is loads better. Still though, the base has a bitterness to it that i really don’t care for. oh well, better to sample than have purchased :)

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drank Pecan Pie by Culinary Teas
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sample from kittenna I’m pretty sure i dislike the base of culinary teas or something. This was another one that i couldn’t handle. the taste that was left in my mouth after i spit it out was decent, but the first impression left much to be desired. I’m steeping these fairly lightly too, so not too sure what’s going on. I appreciate the taste though Kittenna!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
ifjuly

Yeah, I totally agree. When I first joined Steepster I placed a huge order of flavored teas with CT all excited and was mostly disappointed. I think IIRC Ceylon tends to be the base for most of her flavored blends, and it was precisely the thing I wasn’t digging about any of them. It’s like the flavor applied over the tea base doesn’t “stick” well with the tea.

I did find much later that all of the flavored teas I tried from CT were salvageable cold steeped, esp. Peaches and Cream.

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drank Maple Tea by Culinary Teas
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thanks kittenna this is pretty nasty. While i realise i accidentally let this cool down, i pretty much took a sip and spat it out. Not sure if it’s contaminated or something but it was bitter, astringent and not delicious at all :( ah well, can’t win them all!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Nxtdoor

I love the honesty. “Thanks” followed by " it’s nasty!"

Sil

Lol well I appreciate her giving me a try :) This is just icky though.

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Sipdown! (see terri, i AM trying even though i don’t normally achieve sipdowns through my work teas…) The last lonely cup of this one will also be going to a random swap partner to try out. I prefer the assams to this one, but the one reason i had wanted to try this was because i had tried a similar tea via butiki. Now, i can’t recall how that one tasted but impressions are good.
While it was nice to have this one, i feel like i’m better off not keeping it as a staple in my cupboard because there are others i prefer more. This is a tasty treat that i like, but it’s more of a rotate in from time to time sort of tea :)

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Terri HarpLady

You’re only 5 teas more than me now!

Sil

….until I pick up my order tomorrow at the post office. I’m really 20 more than you. Might catch up for Friday!

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, but when I get my box from you I’ll be totally screwed! LOL

Sil

naw it’s not nearly as full of teas as the one you sent lol

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sipdown! I tucked this into my travel mug today because it was very nearly a sipdown AND i wanted something lighter and refreshing today. Lighter while still clearly being a black tea. I have enough left for a cup, but i’m choosing to pass that on to a random tea swapping friend to share the Taiwan Tea Crafts love. :) This has been a delicious time drinking this one and #154…so not sure which i love more :)

TastyBrew

I haven’t had any of their teas. Are they worth trying out?

Sil

Yes. But I can send you a sample of 1-2 to try! I’ll put them in the box before I send it this weekend.

TastyBrew

Sweet! Thanks!!!

Terri HarpLady

They are very nice. I’m also really on the fence about 147 & 154…I feel that if we really place that order (lol) I want both.

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drank Crème Brulee by Bayswater Tea Co.
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Sip down……this, As a latte is perfect for me. It’s not too sweet and it’s got that delicious creaminess from the milk, with the hazelnut and vanilla flavour mixing in. So good. I just can’t drink it straight or it’s too sweet for me. Latte style and I’m so good. Thanks cavocorax

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

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