4923 Tasting Notes

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
4923 tasting notes

I feel bad about trying this tea when i have so many of MY teas to get through. however my pregnant friend is having her tea cupboard stay with me until i either drink it all up, or she can start tolerating the smell of tea again. So until then, it means i have a bunch of David’s tea i get to try. For free. which is a good thing in my books, given my rather blase opinion of david’s tea. So…today? Since i was on a caramel kick, i tried this one.

so this one? it does taste like caramel..and there is a bit of that salted caramel feel. but it’s icky. there’s an after taste i don’t like. Maybe i steeped it for too long but this is not what i want from a caramel tasting tea.

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Fjellrev

Ah, guess it’s not for everyone. I personally liked it but not enough to get more. But yay for tea-sitting!

AmyTran96

That’s interesting, this is actually one of my favourite teas and I’d occasionally leave the tea bag in to steep all day.

Sil

Good to know Amy. Must just be that I don’t like it hahaha. I’m glad others enjoy it though, and clearly my friend does. :)

whatshesaid

I was also not a fan of this one

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drank Caramel Cocoa Loco by Kally Tea
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So this tea? This tea totally reminds me of the persimmon tree’s green caramel. Though truth be told, i think i prefer this version. This version seems to be less….watery? than green caramel. Maybe it’s the rice that i happened to notice this time around hahaha. Not honestly sure how i missed it the first time around. :)

Indigobloom

Any chance you girls want the rest of mine? maybe 12g worth

Kittenna

Yes please!

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76
drank Berry Chocolate by Kally Tea
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This tastes like something else that i’ve had before. It might be vanilla berry truffle from the persimmon tree now that i’m thinking about it a little harder. Which suits me fine because i also like that tea :) This one might be a little more berry like. I still don’t really taste the chocolate piece of this tea, but i’m ok with that given that i enjoy the tea. :)

Indigobloom

I had this last night. So good!

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drank Gingered Peach by Kally Tea
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Treating this one as a sipdown because there is no way i’m going to finish this tea. Might drop it into my swap box (or just toss it), though i’m not sure i want to subject anyone to this tea. It still tastes like i licked a pile of potpourri, so yeah, not a fan lol

K S

Interesting – appears to be one of those love it or hate it teas.

Sil

yep, sadly i fall on the “dear god get it away from me” side of things haha

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the effort to reduce my cupboard continues! Another sipdown! While i enjoyed this one, i don’t think i’ll be picking it up again. There’s a slightly strange after taste to this one that i am just not liking anymore. I would be tempted to try the other version from upton though, so maybe there’s that :)

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57

blech. today this is tasting very not so good at all. I ended up dumping half of the cup out. on the plus side…sipdown!

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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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oh golden fleece…how do i enjoy thee? Well, honestly, I prefer loashan black lol. That’s not to say that this isn’t a great tea, but there’s a sweetness to it that i don’t love more than laoshan black’s malty, chocolately tones. I have a wee bit of this left after my cup today (which i’ll likely be drinking half the day). Not sure what i’m going to do with it yet (drink it, surprise someone? who knows!).

I’m working from home today which is awesome in terms of getting to drink more tea than usual but also not as awesome because i need to head to the doctors this afternoon for a follow up. I’m not overly worried but apparently they need to talk to me about my test results. The joke between me and the folks at work is that they’ve discovered a strange phenomenan…my blood is slowly liquifying and taking on a golden tea like hue grin

In any case, because i’m home for more of today, i figured it was a good time to sit and enjoy this tea since i can happily resteep more readily throughout the day!

Kittenna

Eep! I never like being called back for things.

Sil

yeah..pretty much trying to ignore it until i get there. I think this might be the first time i’ve ever been called back lol

ashmanra

Keep us posted!

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80
drank Valentine's Blend by Harney & Sons
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Trying to decide what tea goes well with enchiladas while i wait on dinner. Any suggestions? :)

In the meantime i’m having a cup of this as my pre-dinner drink! Still enjoying this one, though i’m sure i’d prefer some others. In a pinch this is a decent enough tea, especially in sachet form for work! Saves having to deal with loose tea and my brew basket haha

Tealizzy

Chili chocolate truffle maybe? Or perhaps save that for dessert ;)

Awkward Soul

hmm.. depends on the sauce. I can see a green chili sauce would be easier to pair something like a green or oolong with. Red, I’m not sure.

Starfevre

Something strongly flavoured at the very least because otherwise your tea will be drowned out by your enchilada.

Terri HarpLady

I like the chili chocolate idea.
I’d probably just go with a really tasty but basic iced tea.
But I have an image on the edge of my mind of something containing lime…
If you drink, just skip the tea & have a marguerita!

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drank Sweet Orange Cream by Kally Tea
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mmmm made some of this as a cold brew on the weekend and just getting around to trying it. As expected i love this way more cold! I will likely finish up the rest of my small amount of this tonight to have tomorrow after work. Even my other half was onside with this as a cold brew, so if there’s a kally tea order in future it will include this one :) tangy, tart and sweet all in one :) (though less orangey this time around to be fair)

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80
drank Pineapple Cilantro Cream by Butiki Teas
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I figured that I’d better try this tea before my swap partner ends up getting it in the mail and trying it before me. Not that it’s a big deal but it would make me sad to have not had it before them lol.

So let’s recap here. White teas make for boring teas for Sil. :)

With that in mind, i picked this up from stacy anyway because a) half an ounce of tea is never too much to go through. b) i’ll try nearly anything that stacy creates at least once. and sometimes more than once if it’s a damn tea that i really really really want to like

This tea? It’s interesting. I actually prefer the mango cilantro blend that Stacy created for IndigoBloom over this one. This does remind me of pineapple for sure, and it’s a nice enough tea but it doesn’t rock my rocks the way that most of stacy’s other blends do. I’m fairly certain that’s the subtlty of the white tea in this baes. I do really enjoy the pineapple and cilantro flavours but i keep wanting a stronger flavour. So while this is a tasty enough tea, it is not the tea for me.

Ysaurella

ah you see I loved this one very much :)

Bonnie

Ok, this is the other white tea that I can’t taste. No tastebud activity whatsoever. I’m a freak!

Ysaurella

noooo you’re not Bonnie !

Sil

Bonnie – yeah this one is a really subtle taste. Creamy eggnog i get more from. Typically it’s why i’m happy when 90% of the blends are black teas haha

Bonnie

Thanks Ysaurella! Is it raining? You’ve had lot’s of rain recently according to my map.

Ysaurella

yes absolutely today it rained a lot and it’s so cold (2° C….yes I know it’s not cold for my Canadian Friends ;) but it is for Paris )

Sil

Ysaurella – 2 degress in france when it’s raining IS cold lol. There’s something about the rain that makes is feel colder.

tattooed_tea

It’s the darn dampness. Raining all day today, it may have hit 4 celcius. Brrrr

Kittenna

I’ll have to try this one next to IB’s version, which hopefully hasn’t been contaminated.

Indigobloom

I found this one much creamier. In a good way!

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