4665 Tasting Notes

drank Amaretto by DAVIDsTEA
4665 tasting notes

Thank you Raritea for this tea try! The verdict is still out on this one since midway through enjoying my cup, my parents called to a) freak out about my impending trip to china that they’re worried about since OMG their only child is going to be so far away in a communist country on her own and AAAHHHHHH! (nevermind that it’s on business) and b) Show me all the tea that mom was awesome enough to pick up while she was in London @ selfridges…namely 3 different teas from Mariages Freres. Yep! I get to have Mariages Freres sometime in the future whenever i can meet up with my parents (they’re about 3 hours away from me).

But anyway this tea? It smells divine and seems to taste mighty swell…but i kind of drank it without paying attention to it lol

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I tried the last sample i received from this company today and needless to day i have a bit left over for another round of it. From this one, i’m getting mostly a rooibos taste, which i don’t mind but is clearly lacking the blueberry piece of the tea :) Holding off rating this though since i was at work and not paying much attention to how long i steeped it. That being said, wouldn’t it be nice if the website had SOME information on the tea? lol sigh

Fjellrev

Yeah, their website is a little frustrating. I kept missing out on visiting their store the last couple times I was in town since it’s out of the way. Seems to be the best way to do things with them.

Sil

Yep. I’m curious what their website USED to look like lol. I may just ask a friend to send some my way from edmonton. Since i likely won’t make it back for a bit.

Fjellrev

I just checked the site and it looked the same when I got my samples a year ago. Hmm. I was supposed to go home for Reading Week this upcoming week but have too much work to do. Too bad, I could have sent some! Maybe I’ll make a trip in May. :)

Sil

haha well let me know! :)

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drank Pear Cream Supreme by Distinctly Tea
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I finally found the other half of my sample bag lol At work…so i’m not crazy just forgetful. Had this so i could be in true sipdown status for this particular tea :) Was a good afternoon tea to try and help keep me relaxed and focused.

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drank Angel's Dream by Acquired Taste Tea Co.
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Yeesh…I probably used water that was a little hot for this one. I wasn’t thinking when i made it that it’s a black and green blend. There’s a bit of bitterness behind it, that may very well be my fault so I’ll hold off rating this tea. I suspect that if this was brewed properly it would sit in about the 75 range. I like the blackberry taste, but i’m not getting a sense of the maple.

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mmm another revisit to my upton samples. Today is a good day. Still freaked out with all the things i have to do for the trip – especially if i don’t want my other projects to suffer BUT disney announced the other half of their 2014 itineraries AND i finally have my currency in hand. yeah..simple things satisfy me. This tea however? meh. I’m over it lol. It’s not a bad tea but i don’t feel the need to purchase it again or sing it’s praises :) It’s not a bad tea, and i’d drink it again..but i almost feel like it needs to be blended with something to make it really POP!

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hmmmm revisiting this one and I’m less impressed this time around. For that reason alone, not likely to be a staple though it’s not a bad straight black tea. Also…somewhere along the way i hit over 1000 tasting notes so go me! Not that i noticed at the time lol.

Indigobloom

congrats on 1000 reviews!!

Kittenna

Just flew by 1000, I guess! Crazy!

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drank Green Papaya Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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My friend purchased tea from red leaf using the referral code from me and asked if i’d be interested in trying some. The answer to that is always a resounding YES! Since I am trying to keep my cupboard manageable i opted to have this right away as my morning smoothie. Since adding milk and bananas changes the flavour enough, I saved a little bit so that I can have it straight as well to see how it tastes on it’s own.

In a smoothie however, this is a delightful little matcha. It’s got a bit of a tangy zip to it while still tasting like papaya. I also love the smell of this one and had it next to me all last night as I was trying to relax and get organized for the trip. OMG THREE MORE DAYS!!!!! FML i’m so busy.. haha I’ll rate this once i get a chance to try it straight :)

Em

I must have missed earlier posts about a trip. Where are you headed?

Sil

China! :) Business trip for 2 weeks. I’m hoping i’ll get a chance to see some things/shop for tea but who knows at this point.

Em

Very cool :) I hope you have a marvelous time.

Sil

Thanks! It should be a good time :)

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drank Toffee by Acquired Taste Tea Co.
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So in my many searches through the internet, I came across this company from my old home town and discovered they will send you two free samples if you email them. So I did what any sane tea lover would do, and requested a sample since the descriptions of their teas sounded lovely. Note: one complaint i have about tea companies? No pictures and No steeping parameters…drives me crazy! But i digress…

I popped open this sample first when my package arrived yesterday since I’ve had a few other toffee teas and I wanted to see how they stack up with a tea that many other companies provide. The verdict? Not too shabby indeed. I actually prefer their version, which maybe be the result of the sample itself, or the tea’s proclivity, because i can still taste the base through the toffee and it’s a stronger base than i’m used to in this sort of tea. Woah run on sentence/thought batman. heh oopsy. Well anyway…looking forward to trying the other samples and then possibly placing an order from these folks if i can find some others to go in on the larger sizes. I wish all companies offered samples sizes…i’d rather purchase 50 sample sizes than a single 1oz bag of something when trying a new company. I’m also much more inclined to come back.

Anyway, as i enjoyed this offering from this company, i’m looking forward to trying the sample that is a tea that I haven’t seen nearly everywhere :)

Indigobloom

looks like I’ll be emailing a certain Edmonton based company soon!!

Sil

haha

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steepster is feeling the hate for me..so in the interest of time. had this, it was good. yay tea.

Emily M

It’s not just you. I’ve been getting errors for hours. Seems to have cleared up a little. Hope it gets fixed soon. P.S. Love this review. Especially the “yay tea” part. ;)

Kamyria

It’s a bit better now I guess… The last few hours have been awful…

Sil

haha well glad you got a chuckle out of it :)

Sil

haha well glad you got a chuckle out of it :)

Sil

haha well glad you got a chuckle out of it :)

Kittenna

Bahaha @ 3x comment.

Sil

Yeah….steepster was not having it last night.

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Ugh steepster is fighting being good today. log from this morning since it’s been a crazy week and will likely be an insane week with all the last minute work and prep to do, i foresee some crappy tasting notes this week. BUT i did get my samples today from a tea company out in edmonton so i have those to look forward to tonight!

MissLena

Oooh what company in Edmonton?

Sil

haha are you out there? Acquired Taste Tea. If you email them, they will send you a couple of samples of your choice to try. The packaging is nice and the sample is enough to have a sil size cup or two “normal” cups :)

MissLena

I will definitely check them out, yeah I’m actually from e-town haha I actually just looked them up and they aren’t too far from me! Might have to go to the store as well :D

MissLena

What company in Edmonton?

Sil

haha are you out there? Acquired Taste Tea. If you email them, they will send you a couple of samples of your choice to try. The packaging is nice and the sample is enough to have a sil size cup or two “normal” cups :)

Sil

so E-town… that’s my home town :) If you make it to the store let me know!

MissLena

Nice! Awesome to see another Albertan on here :) I will let you know if I make it to the store, I really want to go, checked out their online products man they have some tasty looking teas!

Dinosara

I have to say, read in full this comment thread is amazing. I like how it just restarts and is nearly, but not completely, identical.

Sil

I received three samples from them…will try to get reviews up tomorrow heh

Sil

Lol yah steepster was sucking it last night

MissLena

Yeahh steepster did it haha didn’t mean to post multiple times :p looking forward to your reviews sil!

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