6481 Tasting Notes

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drank Orange Spice Cake by sTEAp Shoppe
6481 tasting notes

ick. do not like. This is certainly got that bitter orange taste going on…with some spices. I wouldn’t call this cake though, nor would i call this delicious. I wonder if janet has changed her recipe around or i just managed to get more spice than tea in this cup. I’ve got more left in this sample so i’ll be trying it again but so far, colour me unimpressed.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Yuck! Every time you review one of these sTEAp Shoppe teas poorly, I panic a little bit because I don’t remember what I ordered. :P I hope I didn’t get any (much?) of this one. :P I’ll see soon enough!

Sil

Haha I don’t mind…we got a lot of sample sizes and that’s half the fun of trying a new company in one go…get through a wack of their teas and figure out in one go that it’s either a company for you or not…

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drank Orange & Cream by Della Terra Teas
6481 tasting notes

mmm cold brewed this one overnight on a recommendation from kittenna I have to agree with her that this once makes a damn good cold brew! I love this one hot but even cold it’s a delicious orange creamy tea. No “rooibosy” taste here just delicious, delicious orange and cream!

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drank Vicky's Sponge Cake by Bluebird Tea Co.
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I cannot figure out how to hot brew this tea. I think it’s the raspberry leaf that’s just not working for me. I’ve tried a couple times now and have apparently forgotten to log them. Overall, i’ll take this cold brewed over hot anyway but in the grand scheme of things it’s just not a tea for me. thanks to hallieod for sending this my way! (sipdown)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Strawberries & Cream by Simpli-special
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I can’t quite figure this tea out. It’s a really nice blend – fruity and slightly creamy but it’s not exactly strawberry :) It’s more of a pineapple, type black that’s not exactly pineapple either. just that sweetness that comes from pineapple. At the tail end of the sip there is almost a hint of strawberry cream but then it slides away.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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SIPDOWN! (bringing me to 255 and still a few more hours of tea drinking left in the day…..i can do this! lol) I’m not sure i agree with the steeping instructions on this one. 3 mins leaves a pretty astringent brew. I’m thinking 2 mins might be a better spot…and this is for sure a milk kind of tea. oh well…it IS a pretty tea lol Mostly i just wanted to drink this since it’s another one of those darjeelings i have kicking around in my cupboard. Still not a win for me…

Ysaurella

la petite cuillère…never heard about this brand
their website is cute

Sil

i received this in the amoda monthly box :)

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drank Pink Sonoma by Red Leaf Tea
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sipdown! thanks hallieod this is a decent brew though it’s not quite up my alley. The white tea blends nicely with the flavours but it’s a bit too floral for me as well as being a really light tea. :)

Hallieod

Yeah, don’t think I’d quite got your response to floral teas before including this one in the package. :)

Sil

naw it’s all good! i like trying new teas. :)

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drank Boulder Blues by The Tea Spot
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mmm another one from terri’s tea box! I will get through these someday lol! I’m actually pretty proud of myself…i think i’m down to the last 10 or so of the 70+ she sent.

This is a pretty decent green tea. The flavouring is really subtle but it adds to the green instead of overwhelming or taking away from it. I can get behind this one for sure :) thanks terri!

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drank White Tiger (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Kittenna was nice enough to share of her aging tea with me lol and this still tastes as enjoyable as when i first tried it. Had a cup of this to mix things up with the greens and blacks i’m having today. Hard to believe it’s only 12:30! woot!

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drank Tokyo by Harney & Sons
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sipdown! kittylovestea was kind enough to send me some of this, even though i was fairly sure this wouldn’t be a tea for me. While i can understand how some would find this tea to be a pleasure to drink, it is not the tea for me. Ah well! another to cross off my list. Thanks kitty!

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drank The Malt Shop by Della Terra Teas
6481 tasting notes

sipdown! meh. this tea should be better. it smells delicious but the taste is lacking in my opinion. it’s like a watered down chocolate o or something to that effect. it’s not BAD..but it’s not delicious and wonderful and probably never needs to be restocked. But that’s ok because i’ve tried it, and i’ve got others from della that i like. There just happen to be better chocolatey teas out there. :)

Fjellrev

I feel exactly the same way about it. :)

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