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4026 Tasting Notes

77
drank Toffee and Cream by Kally Tea
4026 tasting notes

la la la testing and hating the people i am backing up this week. la la la Figured i’d better stop drinking all that black tea…so a few rounds of rooibos are coming up! I still like this one even if it’s not the most amazing incredible rooibos tea ever. The flavour is nice, it’s tasty….i can let it steep for 20 mins and it’s just fine lol you know..by accident of course lol

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Indigobloom

good to know!! I’ll try that sometime, I can see how it’d be tasty. Maybe iced.

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75
drank Peach Melba by Lupicia
4026 tasting notes

This is a percent decent tea, though it’s slippery and hard to describe. The aroma of peach is delightful but doesn’t linger. It’s a rooibos which, ill be honest,is unusual in my tea preferences. My peach teas tend to be fruit based tisanes or green teas. This…this is a light peachy tea. The rooibos blends nicely, though it occasionally changes and I think for just a moment that its going to turn into a blechy rooibos tasting tea, but then it turns and its peach again. It’s be interesting to see if this turned out ok as a cold brew.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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30
drank Orange Chocolat by Lupicia
4026 tasting notes

nonononononono

bitter oranges. No thank you. Going in to the swap box!

Kittenna

I need to have another cup from what you gave me. Of course, now that we have Butiki deliciousness en route, I may not want more of an inferior blend, haha.

Kittenna

So by that I mean please don’t get rid of it until I try it again :P

Sil

it’s in the box… if nothing else toss it on the spreadsheet

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68
drank Fantasy by Lupicia
4026 tasting notes

Figured i really need to try more of the teas in my cupboard that I haven’t tried yet. Soooo, since i’m on a rlol with sipdowns today i’m taking a break to try some of the new ones and see what i think of them. Also…i’ve had waaaaay too much tea today lol like i do every time i work from home. But testing tonight so i’m up until at least midnight anyway so what the hell.

I didn’t realise that this one had fruit in it as well as the caramel and honey. I really seem to prefer my caramel without the fruit unless we’re talking about damman or mariage freres. In this case, it’s not too bad. The flavouring just seems a little weak. I’ll have to try this a again and see if adding a wee bit of sweetener helps in the greater scheme of things.

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57

Verdict is still out on this one. I had a cup of this tonight and it was not nearly as delicious as it smelled. I did steep it for 2.5 mins so i may try knocking that down to 2 to see where i’m at afterwards. It’s for sure different than blue berry zabaglione, but not quite what i’d hopped for. still, i’ve got lots to try and see how i can make it better. If not, well good swap material haha

Cavocorax

Awww. Isn’t this the one everyone petitioned to get back? :O

Sil

yeah. :( that’s why i’m going to try it again a few times before giving up on it heh

Emily M

I have yet to try this one out. I’m nervous…I so want it to be what I hoped for.

Fiddling

I had high hopes for this one too! I couldn’t help but wonder what the heck the hype was about after tasting it. It was definitely underwhelming, but I need to try it a few more times before I give up.

Sil

i’ll try my usualy just under boiling @ 2 mins and see if that helps. I think joon was having luck with this, so i’ll have to see if she’s got her paramters up

Kittenna

Nice. This means I can nab a cup? :D

Sil

like i would ever deny you anyway

Lindsey

I’m feeling the same way about this one. After reading all the rave reviews, I started to wonder if it was just me!

I noticed the label in the picture recommends 4-5 minutes, so I tried steeping it to those specs even though it seemed kind of long for a black tea. (It absolutely was.) Now I’m going to try again and knock the time way down to 2min to see if I get better results. Fingers crossed for both of us that the next attempt turns out better!

Sil

oh god…yeah i never brew any of frank’s blacks any longer than 3mins ever.

Kittenna

In response to your earlier comment, :D

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68
drank Laoshan Genmaicha by Verdant Tea
4026 tasting notes

sipdown! you know… for whatever reason, i don’t love this nearly as much as i did the first time around. It might be because this is a different picking or something but the first time, i was in love! now i’m like meh. I wouldn’t be oppoed to picking up a sample of this later on and see if my tastes have changed again but for now, i can live without it for a while.

Terri HarpLady

Probably because you tried the Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha! I mean really, green tea can’t compare with THAT!

Sil

haha maybe. I REALLY loved the crap out of this one when i tried it a few months back.

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81

mmmm i am still really digging this tea. having this as a relaxing cup before dinner and testing tonight. Soooo glad it’s almost the weekend!

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67
drank Mint Chocolat by Steep City Teas
4026 tasting notes

Thank you for this sample Starfevre!

I’m still pretty undecided about this tea. I think part of it, is that in the case where chamomile is concerned, the frustration from having it in any of my baskets makes me more inclined to be critical of the tea. if that makes sense. Overall this is a pretty good mint chocolate tea. I’m just not sure how i feel yet about the addition of the chamomille. I think it’s proabably better than the current rating i’m giving it, but that’s a tentative rating until i can try it a couple more times.

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35
drank Hunan Red Oolong by Thé Kiosque
4026 tasting notes

SIPDOWn!

ok this is a really weird tea. It reminds me for of a black than anything and has this really weird taste to it that’s fruity and woodsy and just totally weird. not sure i can get behind this but thank you indigobloom for the sample!

jessiwrites

I really thought that said Human Red Oolong, and I was like, ‘hmmm, cannibal tea?’

Stephanie

hahaha Jessi :)

Kittenna

I feel like someone else misread ‘hunan’ the same way recently!!!

Sil

haha

jessiwrites

Well, I’m not wearing my glasses, and I see the word ‘human’ much more often than ‘hunan’, in my own defense. :P

Sil

yeah i just have this mental picture of a caveman like guy saying hoooomaaaan..

Indigobloom

LOL human tea, oh dear! :P

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50
drank MintGrass by The Teaologist
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SIPDOWN! because my other half totally drank a cup of this with me haha Thanks to kittenna for a sample of this one. To me? this is just another average ordinaryl chamomile tea. it’s got some mint, some chammomile…nothing too exciting, nothing too bad. Just a kills my brew basket if i forget and use it lol

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