5241 Tasting Notes

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drank Mango Lassi by Butiki Teas
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backlogging from earlier today

I am still enjoying this one quite a bit, though i’m not sure if i’ll restock it. I tend to find that there are other flavoured teas i moev towards first when i’m looking for a rooibos. That being said, I would love another mango flavoured black or something like that from stacy as this is pretty kick ass in terms of mango-licious taste!

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backlogging – see previous tasting notes on this one.

had this in an afternoon meeting and drive everyone crazy with the smell. it was awesome yay!

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drank Watermelon Xylophone by Butiki Teas
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SIPDOWN! backlogging from earlier today. The one thanks to Courtney! I also really enjoy this one hot so I may reconsider having something this “light” in my cupboard. I really like how true to watermelon taste this is. It really is a light and refreshing tea!

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69
drank Black Dragon Pearls by Tealux
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mmmmm this tea isn’t have bad. Either that, or I’ve lowered my expectation of Tealux slightly. Overall, depending on the pricing of these pearls compared to others, it might be worth carrying them as a back up staple in the cupboard. This is a decent black overall though. Not as malty or as robust as i’d like but not weak or astringent.

Kittenna

Uhh, Zen Tea? You mean, Tealux?

Sil

Lol I’m distracted! Clearly

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drank Cheesecake Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Mmmm morning latte again because of the horrible weather. I seriously have zero desire to go to work today especially since its been late work nights the past couple. While this is pretty tasty, I for sure need to either bust out the hand blender when I make these or finally go get a matcha whisk and start trying that. My whisking skills are just not quite up to the task. Still, it wasn’t a terrible attempt and its nice to have something creamy and warm in the morning. :)

TeaLush

I am interested in ordering some sweet, desserty match to try. However, I have not matcha experience beyond trying a plain matcha latte at a cafe once. Any recommendations about which of the many Red Leaf Tea flavors you like the most? This one sounds yummy, but so do many others.

TeaLush

pardon my typos above….

whatshesaid Caramel is delicious, a great place to start!! I was not disappointed :)
ashmanra

I second that motion for caramel! Love it!

TeaLush

Thanks! I already put caramel on my shopping list because I was thinking the same thing.

Sil

Caramel seems to be one that a lot of people like. I’d stay away from the fruit ones for now – creamier ones seems to do better wen you’re first figuring it out. If you want more flavour than matcha go with robust and work your way back in terms of flavouring. Lol if you want more matcha, start with delicate heh.

Sil

If I’m doing it plain latte style I like caramel, vanilla, mocha if I add coffee matcha to it lol

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drank Adventure by Yumchaa
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Guys! I am TOTALLY in the home stretch…well mostly, provided no teas show up tomorrow, though i also kind of want them to lol SIPDOWN! Bringing my grand total to 208 and i still have Friday and Saturday! If i don’t manage it, it’s going to be awfully close :) Of course the week after I’ll be back to adding teas into my cupboard but at least i’ll be able to try and keep it around the 200 mark…still aiming for 150 by november heh.

I save this tea for the last of the day because I wanted to pay attention to it. Last time i gulped it down distractedly without taking notes. Soo i um may have accidentally steeped this one for about 25 mins LOL

The good news? It’s only slightly more hibiscusy than i would want. It also REALLY reminds me of another tea. it’s appley and cinnamony and i just enjoy this one. quite a bit. yep tasty! i think this would be pretty good cold too if the hibiscus didn’t overpower everything.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
ashmanra

There are things I want to order but I have resisted. I have 174 in my cupboard, but that does NOT include ANY of my samples! Eep!

Sil

ash – yeah 3 weeks ago i was at roughly 325 including all my samples etc… it’s been a concentrated effort to get down this far in that time. I much refer to keep my cupboard at no more than 200, though less it better for me since i tend to order in larger quantities when i do lol

Terri HarpLady

Your cupboard’s been going down, while mine’s been going up! Kind of like a see-saw :)

Sil

Terri…mine will go up, promise you hahaha. Mostly I need time to sit and split out shared orders and there are at least 2 swaps on their way and 1 order

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drank Berry Berry Nice by Yumchaa
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SIPDOWN!

I meant to try this one as a latte but i forgot and now it’s gone but that’s alright. I’m super happy to have been able to try a new company through my swaps. Long day…one more cup to go after this before i wrap myself into my blankets and drift away. thank god it’s almost Friday.

oh yeah… the tea lol not too shabby…let it steep for a long time but i’m still getting that rooibos-ey taste so not my overall favourite in terms of rooibos tea.

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Blueberry zabaglione vs blueberry creamcheese danish who will win!

Second contender – BCCDB! A re-blend of a favourite among steepsterites – the new blend seems to not stack up against old memories.

blueberry taste? check
Creamy taste? mostly
restock in my cupboard? Nope
astringent? nope
better with a bit of sugar? check.

ho hum…the hunt continues.

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

It’s really too bad about this one, because I’ve had the old blend and loved it too; I think I may have just finished off the last of my sample within the past couple months. Sad that blends aren’t being recreated the same :(

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drank Blueberry Zabaglione by 52teas
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Taste comparison!

Blueberry zabaglione vs blueberry creamcheese danish who will win!

First up, we’ve got BZ in this corner! An oldie but a relatively decent cup of tea in a pinch. Always trying to be as good as it’s sister tea – strawberry zabaglione!

blueberry taste? check
Creamy taste? mostly
restock in my cupboard? Nope.
astringent? check
better with a bit of sugar? check.

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

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drank Peach Cardamom by 52teas
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Tried this out cold brew and it’s alright as a cold brew with a little sugar added to it. I’m still more disappointed than excited by most of the recent blends from frank so it might be time for a break or to just try and pick some up when it’s a 4 way split OR through trades…‘cause the newest it calling out to me. Anyway, this isn’t terrible as a cold brew. I’ll have to compare it to the lupicia peach and see which i like better in a comparison :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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