5241 Tasting Notes

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drank Wild Berry Plum by The Republic of Tea
5241 tasting notes

sipdown! (233 with the new teas added that came in the mail today)I am liking this a little better today. There’s more of a juicy, berry flavour going on. Thanks for sharing this bagged tea with me terri! always nice to try and find bagged tea options.

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drank Coconut Mango Colada by Tea Forte
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I received this in the mail today from lala as a surprise sample and knew i had to try it right away. I am generally not a fan of coconut, but i loooooveeeee mango. Since i’m under the weather today, the simplicity of a tea bag appealed to me a lot. Opening the package i was blown away by the coconut, which kind of scared me. But then, the mango creeped out. It smelled like fresh juicy delicious mango! I brewed this one up at a green eta temperature rather than the recommended black from the instructions.

Seriously? This is really good for a bagged, COCONUT, tea no less. Looks like others haven’t had nearly the luck that i did with this one but man i really like this. It would for sure be one that i could tuck in my drawer at work for those days when you just need a quick bag of tea.

Thanks so much for this surprise sample lala!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec
Lala

Glad that you like it!

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85
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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mini sipdown, in that i finished the first 50g bag of this that i picked up, so i’m not officially on the last bag. I think that if david’s ever discontinues this, i’d be inclined to pick more up…though that being said, i likely wouldn’t know about it until after the fact lol. I like the tanginess of this tea. I probably should stick to cold brewing this, since they’s why i picked it up but today i just really wanted that lime flavour.

TheTeaFairy

Didn’t know there was such thing as «mini-sipdown», thanks Sil for introducing me to the complete sipdown spectrum, LOL!

Sil

hahaha you’re welcome

whatshesaid

I can’t believe I’ve actually never tried this one!

Sil

really?!???! jeez. put it on the list for our next swap lol i’m sure there will be one.

whatshesaid

Lol I wasn’t trying to hint around, I could totally try some at my local Davids :) I feel like you’re the lady who has tried all the teas so I don’t know what I have to offer you, haha. Booo. But you have a great stash!!

Sil

haha i for sure have NOT tried all the tea! Lots of companies are out of my reach – or i can only get them because i take advantage of my tea mule. If i didn’t have her, i wouldn’t have a lot of my teas.

whatshesaid

Those mules sure come in handy :)

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68
drank White Christmas by 52teas
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Had some of this in the afternoon. I’m apparently sick – yesterday and today i’ve just been sleeping or lying in the bed a lot. I haven’t had nearly enough tea in my opinion but i wanted something a little different. I like this much better than the first time i had it. Maybe it’s because i steeped it for less time. I don’t really get chocolate out of this, but i do get mint and marshmallow, which is enough for me today. over all not a bad cup today.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec
CHAroma

Aww, feel better soon!

Fjellrev

Hope you’ll feel better soon!

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68

sipdown! (227)

I’m so glad that i have my Ruby Pie from butiki teas after having tried this one. While this is a decent strawberry honeybush, it’s for sure not strawberry rhubarb pie. Glad i got to try it but happier still to send the rest off to better homes.

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81
drank Good Morning Sunshine by Butiki Teas
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I had a cup of this in the afternoon for the lemony goodness of it. See previous tasting notes, but this is still an enjoyable cup for me. I don’t need it every day but when i do have it, i always really enjoy it.

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82

mmmmm tasty cup of this this afternoon while tucked in bed resting. Almost done this one as well, but it’s been a tasty delicious run while in my cupboard.

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83

I had another cup of this one since i’m very nearly through this small bag I purchased. There are new Stacy teas on the way though so I can’t complain :) I really like how dark and roasty this oolong is. It reminds me of coffee but not because it tastes like coffee. It’s just that is had that deep, rich, textured taste to it that really nice coffees have when you drink them black. Really happy i tried this one when i did. Still really digging it and loving the resteeps that change it as i drink it.

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SIPDOWN! (228) Bumping the rating up a bit on this one. Today this is a much nicer blend,though it’s still largely a cinnamon blend with a bit of substance to it with the addition of the sweet potatoes.

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

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64
drank Hazelnut by Adagio Teas
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Sipdown!

I could have sworn i’d tried this a long time ago, but apparently not according to steepster. Another sample from Terri which i’m glad to have. I’m not sure how i feel about this tea. Brewed, it smells like hazelnut. But drinking this i feel like there’s something in there waiting to jump out and bite me. hmmm i dunno. maybe i’m just in a weird mood. this DOES taste like hazelnut though. I’m just not sure i like the base it’s blended with..or something.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec
Hallieod

Snakes in the Tea – scary! :)

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