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4026 Tasting Notes

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drank Creme Caramel by Upton Tea Imports
4026 tasting notes

SIPDOWN!

Finally starting to be able to get through more of my upton samples again. This could for sure be a re-order when i get around to it as i am digging the delicious blend of the black base and caramel. so good! Now to try and get my stash down to under 200 today… ha!

Kamyria

Good luck!! :D

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76

So i’ve figured out that a splash of french vanilla matcha helps take the artificial taste out of this matcha and improves it significantly. This isn’t a bad matcha but i likely won’t reorder in part because of the artificial taste i’m getting, but more so because there are other flavours that i love a whole lot more :)

Indigobloom

Oooh, I don’t have vanilla… but I wonder if cheesecake or almond would do the trick!

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Thank you Kittenna for a sample of this tea. I’m going to have to go with overly unimpressed. Now, there was some discussion as to whether this loses it’s flavour quickly and i hope that’s the case for the sake of this tea. This is pretty much a sweet cup of water. Ah well, at least I was able to try this lol

Kittenna

Well…. straight from the bag it has almost no flavour. I got it in a grab bag, so I’m wondering if it was a really ancient pouch that had been sitting around for like, a year or more before I even got it…

Indigobloom

It had an oddly fresh taste to it, I found!

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83
drank Root Beer by Simpson & Vail
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Wow… i have to say this is a totally interesting tea! I’m not sure it’s something that I would drink often, but man i could go for this occasionally. Not only does it smell intensely like root beery but the taste is pretty damn close as well! I had some of this hot and then it accidently was left to cool right off while i was on a call. I can say, cold, this is VERY much like root beer. Hot, it’s still much like root beer but a little less so. Either way, if you’re looking for a root beer tea, this is it! :)

tattooed_tea

Have you had the DAVIDsTEA root beer float? I’m wondering how they compare.

Sil

I haven’t but Kittenna has and says this one is better than DT and 52 teas butter beer if i recall correctly.

Indigobloom

This is on my to buy list! can’t wait to try it with fizzy water in the summer :P

Sil

Lol crazy girl!

Indigobloom

always!! heh

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81
drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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This is such a happy tea for me. it’s funny though..this one was like WOW! and then i had queen catherine and i was like forget that one! :) Thought i’d revisit this one again tonight since i’m staring longingly into the harney website trying to decide on a SMALL purchase. My other half said if i wanted i could have his v-day present that he was going to get me or tea….it’s like sophie’s choice i tell you! lol ok so not that bad but man…i need to sit and drink some tea and think about the possibilities…

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75

Made this as a cold brew and it’s not too shabby at all. With a bit of sweetner added to it, it really accentuates the grapefruit flavour making it pop! Not a bad tea that seems to do a decent enough job hot and cold if for whatever reason i can’t get stacy’s grapefruit :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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76

Bumping the rating on this one as it’s grown on me a bit. I really like the way the caramel blends with the green tea. I’d order this one again from the persimmon tree for sure.

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drank Creme Brulee by Simpson & Vail
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Another cup of this today and it’s not really a good cup today. the taste is all over the place and is most certainly NOT creme brulee. I think i’ll stick with the other teas from S&V since they are much truer to their flavours. Dropping the rating a bit even just since this doesn’t appear to be a consistent cup either.

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85

SIPDOWN!!!! Yes ladies and gents, I managed to get through one of my bajillion teas. Of course I’m also planning on ordering more tea before i leave for china but that’s not crazy..right? RIGHT! FML i need an intervention lol. I’m sad to see this one god as it’s been delicious and thoroughly enjoyable but I will likely hold off before rotating this back into my cupboard for the time being. Only because i have so many other delicious black straight teas i need to drink up!

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drank Pumpkin Pie Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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mmm yeah that’s right, I’m having this two days in a row! Now that I’ve found that sweet spot with milk, french vanilla matcha and this matcha i could drink this all day. It’s still not tastier than some of my other combinations but in a pinch this would be another of me go too matcha smoothies.

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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.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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