4942 Tasting Notes

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drank Lemon by PureAromaTea
4942 tasting notes

mmmm so this one, confuses me a little. This is clearly a lemon tea. It smells like lemon, it has lemon peel in it but when i brewed it, it totally reminded me of drinking regular old “red rose” tea when i was little and mom would put a splash of honey and lemon into a cup for me with the tea when i was sick. It’s a happy tea for me, but the memories that it evokes are totally weird since i’m clearly NOT drinking red rose :)

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drank Spring Blend by PureAromaTea
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mmmm i think i can get behind purearoma’s teas so far. Which is likely a good thing since i have about 25 samples to go through after i get through the shared samples that i split with the girls here :)

I wanted to try this one because it has bilberry in it, and i had a feeling from another tea that i tried that i don’t like bilberry. This tea smells deliciously fruity when it’s dry and even more so when it’s steeped!

I can get behind this tea, though i wish i had a bit more to try as a cold brew since i think the fruitiness of this would work out quite nicely as a cold brew. The only down side to this tea, and to be fair i’m not entirely sure it wasn’t something left over from a tea before hand is the oily film on the top of the surface. I was not a fan of that, since i could stick my finger in the film and make holes where the tea would come through….it did amuse me drawing faces in it though lol I’m hoping when Kittenna tries this she can confirm or deny the oily film.

anyway…this flavour? it’s fruity and light and blends quite nicely with the flavours in the tea. it’s not an overly black tea, but it doesn’t quite come across as a totally fruity tea either.

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drank Strawberry Sundae by Della Terra Teas
4942 tasting notes

Sipdown!

soooo this isn’t to my liking. It’s not a bad tes exactly but it’s got that same (albeit slightly less so) della terra chocolate flavour to it that i dislike. Is this strawberry sundae though? Yeah, i can agree with that. However, the taste isn’t nearly as strawberry as i like it, and with the chocolate it reminds me more of what i wish their chocolate covered strawberry tea was like. Happy to have tried it, but glad this was a sample pack split. :)

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Soooo i think i need to try this cold brewed. It’s not a BAD tasting tea but i can’t get over how much it tastes like those strawberry shortcake dolls smell. If you were a child of the 80’s you know what i’m talking about. They had this sweet smell about them – strawberry shortcake; lemon meringue etc… well this tea? It tastes like that little red headed dolls smelled like.

Right now i’m mostly sort of weirded out by that…

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Fuzzy_Peachkin

Oh man! I totally know the smell you mean and I would find that disconcerting in a tea too.

Terri HarpLady

yeah, my daughters had those dolls, not sure how I’d feel about drinking that…

OMGsrsly

I think it depends on your age. I tried eating my dolls when I was a kid, and I quite like this tea. :)

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75

SIPDOWN!

Oh! We purchased a sample of this one to split between 3 of us and now i’m wishing i had more of this. This is a delightful raspberry tea that i’m sure would kick some serious butt as a cold brew. No idea what ginseng is supposed to taste like but this is not a wimpy white tea. This is a really decent, slightly tart raspberry tea.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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SIPDOWN!

At least for the moment until my tin of this arrived…which is the reason i chose to have this one this morning. I know it will be back :) Really enjoying this one – so much so that i picked up a tin of it (4.4oz) which is the most i’ve ever picked up of any tea…It’s a totally different beast than say laoshan black or other divine teas. this is an every day kind of tea :) love it!

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drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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mmmm mini sipdown! as in 1 bag down, 1 to go lol. Doesn’t really count but i’m enjoying this and it’s one less bag in my cupboard so i’m going with it. see previous notes but this still remains delicious and wonderful.

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mmmm another win from terriharplady!

I am thoroughly enjoying this one tonight. I’m sure i really should be cutting back tonight but i’m so happy that i got my tea cupboards organized that i’m having fun picking teas out. The orange flavour in this one is really citrusy and delicious. there’s nothing artificial about the flavouring in this one and I am enjoying how it blends with puerh base. so good!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

I realized awhile back that I don’t really like too many puer blends. But this one & Sichuan caravan are both really nicely done! Glad you like it!

Sil

i haven’t tried enough puerh blends to really decide, hell i haven’t had enough puerh either, though what i have had, i’ve enjoyed so far. I really need to crack open my verdant puerh and just go for a puerh binge :)

Terri HarpLady

Go for it! :)

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75
drank Ginger Peach by The Tea Spot
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Fine. Look at me being the first to review this, though how that makes sense I dunno.

Anyway this tea? Man i wish it was a Pear tea, because this ginger is spot on for what i’ve been wanting in a ginger pear tea. It’s got just a small kick to it to say HEY i’m ginger! which helps balance and offset the sweetness of the peach. Overall i’m a fan of this.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

I didn’t review this yet? I guess I’m slacking!

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75
drank Organic Chocolate "O" by The Tea Spot
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I’m thinking that the tea spot and i are going to have to have a chat soon about putting some of their teas into my house. Terri was awesome enough to send me a bunch of their teas and I’m thoroughly enjoying a bunch of them. I’d take tea spot teas over tealux teas every day! (and no i have no idea why the two are comparable in my mind) I wanted a cup of this without any additions but i for sure can see how amaaazing this will be with a bit of sweetner and possibly milk added to it.

Without additions this is a cocoa chocolate malty delicious sort of tea. Kittenna better be careful or i’ll steal her samples that Terri sent along. :)

Edit: This resteeps really nicely too!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Indigobloom

uh ohs. methinks IB is in trouble… (after she tries this…)

Sil

it’s a really nice one. :)

Terri HarpLady

Yay! Glad to hear you like it!

Fjellrev

I’ve had this on my list for a while. You make me want to get down to that Tea Spot order sooner 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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