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4041 Tasting Notes

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drank Blackberry Bramble by Della Terra Teas
4041 tasting notes

yeah…think i’m going to have to stick with my plan to try this cold. While it’s not a BAD tea…the flavour is just kind of in the middle without a real discernible strong taste one way or the other. I wouldn’t turn my nose at a cup of this again…but i don’t think i’d order it again either if i was looking for a fruity tea.

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Totally hard to believe this is a herbal infusion. It’s a damn fine tasty cup of almond cake. I could really see keeping this one around for when I need a hit of sweet cakes almond goodness. Especially since it’s a herbal infusion. Mmmmmm so tasty. Only down side? Th bright red colour of the tea totally messes with me since its almondey and cakes lol

Indigobloom

again with the beetroot!! I’m tellin ya, it’s a conspiracy…

Sil

Huh?

Indigobloom

Just sayin, this is one blend that nearly every Toronto tea company sells!!

Sil

haha like i know anything about that :)

Indigobloom

uh huh! :P

Kittenna

Bahahaha, I think you’re right, Indigobloom :P Although the pic looks a touch different (did they add marigold petals?!)

Indigobloom

If I’m right, this one is sourced from Metropolital Teas, and I think they offer customization of their blends.

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76
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
4041 tasting notes

Sip down! So yeah this is a tasty tea but its still not something I need to keep in my cupboard all the time. Instead I’m happy to order it from time to time to satisfy my need for marshmellowy goodness but I don’t need this all the time. It’s been a good tea to try.

Kittenna

You drink so many cups of tea a day! I assume you don’t usually re-steep?? (Just curious!!)

Sil

Haha no I resteep! I just don’t usually make comments on them unless its a tea that changes flavour profiles as its resteeped. I pretty much don’t drink anything but tea and both work and home offer easy ways to just have water going and ready for a resteep. Flavoured teas generally only get one resteep though unless the flavour is really present.

Just keep in mind I don’t drink much else so it’s easy to drink lots and lots of tea hahaha

Kittenna

Fair enough! I often don’t have a good setup for drinking tea so only get to make some in the morning and evenings. I don’t drink much else either… and I’ve found that if I don’t have tea as usual, I end up dehydrated by accident because I don’t drink other things throughout the day!

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63
drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
4041 tasting notes

So i may have taken a 3 hour break from work to go out with my other half as it’s a SUPER quiet day and he has today off. Had some of this while we were out. While it’s not a bad cup, i am still not a fan of that consistent taste that most of david’s tea flavoured teas seem to have. i wonder if it’s stevia. Who knows. so not a bad cup but i still don’t feel the need to keep an david’s tea in the house! :)

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woah man…so even though i knew this was the tea in my travel mug i was NOT expecting the creamy caramel that dropped into my mouth. Holy…this tea is…creamy..and caramel and sweet and yes it’s an oolong tea, but apparently flavoured oolongs don’t bother me nearly as much as plain old green oolongs. Roasted oolongs seem to be ok as well..but i digress.

This is a pretty damn tasty cup of tea if you’re looking for that caramel taste.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Indigobloom

I wonder how it compares to the Teaopia version…

Sil

no clue. i really never shopped there and don’t intend to do much shopping at teavana if ever, until i hear about their culture changing.

Indigobloom

heh me neither. Only reason I go there is cuz a friend works for them

Kittenna

Oh no, another on the shopping list… :(

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87
drank Golden Monkey Black Tea by Teavivre
4041 tasting notes

Teavivre random tea of the day! this one smells delicious in unsteeped form. I’m always on the lookout for a reasonably priced strong delicious black so I’m happy to try this one!

The initial taste of this one is…smokey? Weird I think my tastebuds need a reset lol I know it’s not even 9…well it’s nearly 9 but man a small piece of maple fudge with this tea and i’m in heaven!

Once that’s all cleared up, this is a nice rich malty tea that I can absolutely see myself restocking as an every day black to have with some of my other favorites. I don’t get the sweet potato flavour that others have mentioned but it’s delicious and yummy!

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75
drank Cookies & Cream Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Wheee! Yes I’m awake Teaqualsbliss! I just got distracted by the shiny things at work :) Today’s morning matcha is brought to you by the word cookie and the texture cream. I’m nearly done this one so it’s likely that I’ll try and have it over the next few days to continue my super sipdown! I even brought a few teas to work with me since i suspect today will be a REALLY boring day (so excitement steepsterites!) since most of the world is home today.

Anyway, as usual this is a creamy cookie delight. I really do love my morning smoothies from red leaf!

TeaEqualsBliss

YAY!!!! So am I :)
I just sent you a Shout-Out, too! LOL

Sil

saw that..just let me know if there’s anything you see that floats your boat as well heh

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soooo comparing this with the other tea… man this one is even better! It’s more true to pear taste, though i have to say the smell leaves something to be desired. I’ll have to try this with a little cream at some point just to see what it’s like. this is pretty decent….yep.

Bonnie

I don’t know why, but the lapacho makes my throat go all scratchy. I bet the pear is good though. Is the pear here the same as the other one?

Sil

this pear taste is truer to pear than the “pear cream” from the same company but i think that’s because of the hibiscus in the other one which adds a bit of tartness to it. Both are delicious for their own reasons but this one’s a little closer to true pear taste.

Kittenna

Hahaha, when I did a quick look at Steeped and Infused’s teas (either on here or their site? I don’t recall), this one definitely stuck out for me as one I have to try!

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80
drank Pear Cream by Steeped and Infused
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oh man… this is totally delicious. Smells like pear…. tastes like pear. yeah i can get behind this one. I have another pear tea from the same company that i’m in the middle of steeping so that I can compare the two. I really think this would be totally delicious as an iced tea as well. There’s a bit of a tang before the creamy pear flavour kicks in but once it does it’s a pretty delicious cup of tea. The pear might be a little artificial but not in the way that makes you cringe from the fakeness of it.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Indigobloom

dang that sounds good.

Sil

it’s a little weird but this was soo delicious… and then i had the other pear tea from this company and that one is just better..but it’s only because it’s in comparison….i think lol ie if i hadn’t had them back to back…i don’t think i’d register it

Indigobloom

guh, I can’t make a trip all the way out there(Queen E), I just can’t! but it’s calling to me…

Sil

Tey don’t have a physical location anymore… Nt until the new one opens. You can get their tea at a few places or just online now. Hence the reason I went crazy with samples…have a 15% off coupons we can use eventually… Must keep on sipping down! A 163…. That’s like 30 teas from the weekend!

Indigobloom

I’m at about 225 right now :s
and about 1500 servings. My previous goal was to get it down to 1000, but I think it’ll be awhile before I get there…

Kittenna

I’m not even counting…. :|

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drank Black-n-Blue by SerendipiTea
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Totally just had a hot brew of this tonight to finish it off! Operation sipdown! GO GO GO! I’m going to miss this one as it’s one of my fav blueberry teas so far. We’ll see if i manage to find another that compares before i get around to placing an order with this company haha

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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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