4942 Tasting Notes

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I think part of the problem with having 500 samples (thanks indigobloom) of tea in one place is that some of the flavours/smells blend together. there’s a hint of smokiness in this tea that i’m pretty sure comes from another sample of tea from Kittena And that ladies and gents is why you must be wary of canadians pushing tea out of the back of their car. haha but anyway…ignoring that, this is a really nice light tea. Not something i’d drink all the time, and something i’d probably rather enjoy iced. The colour is a wonderful purpley-red and the smell is great! Theres a tang as your first sip the tea that quickly changes to a warm subtle flavour. Not too shabby!

Kittenna

Hahahahaahahaha. I’m so behind on Steepster but went specifically to your page just so I could read your comments about the teas we gave you! Sorry to hear the smokiness affected this one (which was from Indigobloom).

Sil

Naw that’s all good it was still a tasty tea!

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drank Chestnut by Adagio Teas
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Yah….so there may be a few tasting notes today. It’s tea and cleaning day because I need to get through some of the samples sitting in the house. Another one from adagio and while this is better than the last few, I’m still not a fan. There’s a weird taste in there that I can’t pin my finger on that just doesn’t say yum. Ah well…on to the next as that’s half the fun!

Indigobloom

oh darn! ya saw how much I have left of this… what on earth am I gonna do with all that tea??? humbug.

Sil

Haha you could drive around town, stopping to dole out tea from the back of your car grin

Kittenna

You so thought that was quite funny, didn’t you?! Hahahahahaa :P

Sil

I did….it was greatness highlight of my week(s) which says a lot about my lack of life lol

Indigobloom

hey now, we gotta spread the tea love somehow!
Always wondered why there are no tea carts, or heck even coffee carts in TO, like they have in nyc…

Sil

Tat would be awesome

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drank Mellow Mango Peach by Della Terra Teas
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So this is a great tea! As my first tea from Della Terra Teas – it’s got me looking forward to the other 6 I have to try. The flavoring of the mango and the peach together is wonderful. I’d also really like to try this iced as I think it would be even better. A great tea for those who like peach and mango :)

Della Terra Teas

Yay Sil! I’m excited to see what you think of the rest of them:) Enjoy!

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drank Assam Gold by The Tea Merchant
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YAY for samples of new tea in the mail! So yesterday my two samples from the Tea Merchant arrived – the perfect ending to a very long day! I love the wax seal on the packaging, honestly the simple things make the difference. I also have to say, I also really like the labels on the bags. The colours and information work well for me.

So, on to the tea! I chose this one and Yunnan’s Fable more because I haven’t yet had a golden assam and because my experience with Pu-erh has been limited. I suppose i could have gone with two teas I KNEW i would like but I wanted to try something new.

I have to say the colour of this tea is really nice. I was sad to have to put it in my travel mug to take it to work. This tea works for me. I’m managed to burn my tongue twice now (no I don’t learn) trying to drink it! I don’t have any other experience with “assams” to be able to offer a comparision but I’d order this one again and try other teas from the Tea Merchant if that’s an answer :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
CupofTree

nice. I just discovered I like Assams too. I never learn about burning my mouth either.. has happened too many times. we just can’t help it ;p

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70

This is a lovely tea. I think i’ll need to try it iced as there’s a bit much in the way of jasmine for me to really enjoy this hot. However, it’s exactly what I expected. :)

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drank Cherry Potion by DAVIDsTEA
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So admittedly this steep was a bit of an experiment. I had enough for one cup from Indigobloom however in my house, that means i’m a cup short lol! All our mugs are too deep or too wide to properly steep in any of them for just a single cup. Soooo i improvised :) Go go pyrex dish lol Anyway this tea makes me a little sad. It has so much potential to be wonderful and tasty. The smell as it’s steeping was enough to make my other half go “ooooh that smells yummy,” which he rarely does when it comes to my tea obsession. However there’s a bitterness to it when steeped that say “thanks but no thanks.” What this does do however, is make me want to find a really great cherry tea! I developed a weird allergy to them after 25+ years of eating them just fine, but only in normal form…so a cheery tea would let me have that yummy taste again!

Indigobloom

I’ve been hunting for a great cherry tea as well! that’s why I got cherry matcha…
and it all started with this blend lol

Kittenna

Pyrex dish?! Nice!!

Sil

Yeah…I’m a rock star lol Ian was like WTF are you doing? Is this some weird tea thing you’re into? Lol

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drank Tangerine Creamsicle by Butiki Teas
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Todays tea is brought to you by the letters O.M.G in partnership with the colour RED! as in holy crap the sun and skyline is red today. I haven’t been getting up as early in the past week so today was a nice change. I was able to watch the sun come up while i waited for the bus. One more personal training session and then i’m on my own to keep it up. Going to have to find motivational tea! or maybe no more tea orders until i get through a month on my own heh.

I really love this tea. It’s a splash of sunshine in my mouth!

Indigobloom

If you ever need a workout buddy… let me know!

Bonnie

Let me know too so I can watch you youngsters and sip tea!

Sil

haha bonnie. You don’t want to be watching that…it’s not pretty. not at all.

Azzrian

lol this is a fun review!

Uniquity

I’m a big fan of the morning workout (if I have time). That way it’s done and over with before I am too grumpy AND it boosts my metabolism and energy. Just a thought. : )

Missy

Shall I play the eye of the tiger song for you? You could get motivated rocky style. ;)

Sil

Missy…totally!
Uniquity – I’m at work at 7am. I’m not going to the gym early lol Instead I tend to hit the gym right after work so i’m in and then out again before the “after work” crowd comes and it gets busy. Also means i’m home in time for dinner!

Uniquity

@Sil – I hear you. I happen to do all my workouts at home as no-one wants to see that. For a brief period of time I was leaving for work around 8 and could do my workout in the AM. I loved it. Sadly, no more.

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drank Blueberry Cheesecake by Art of Tea
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Another swap with Will work for tea I have to say that this is a really nice blueberry tea. It’s a bit light, so I might have to try steeping it for a bit longer but overall it was just what I needed tonight. I really like that as the tea cools, the blueberry becomes a little more present in the tea. I’m also enjoying that this is a rooibos that i do like :) Would love to try this iced.

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drank Valentines by Adagio Teas
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I do not like. I’m thinking I need someone who’s purchased a bunch of Adagio teas to give me the heads up on a fairly popular one that enough people have loved haha. So far, while I haven’t hated the adagio teas that I’ve tried – they’re kinda of in the ‘meh" basket. As in, I’ll drink them if someone offered them to me but I wouldn’t spend my money there with all the other great options out there. Then again, maybe it’s just the black base that I’m not liking. I didn’t really taste the strawberries and the choclate was muted.

Azzrian

I am sorry to say it and forgive me all Adagio lovers but yeah I soon learned Adagio is not that awesome. A few here and there yes pretty good but for the most part I had a hard time finding them and gave up.

Will Work For Tea

I agree with Azzrian. I started my loose leaf journey with them and (quickly) found other more enjoyable teas from other vendors… Steepster was really catalyst in showing me what else there was out there. ;)

momo

Some things aren’t bad, but the ones that are bad are REALLY BAD.

Sil

It may also be that one of the first places i ordered from in terms of flavoured tea was Butiki haha Love the way they blend their flavours.

Indigobloom

this is definitely a love or hate it tea! as are most of Adagios, sadly

Kittenna

Yeah, never ordered from Adagio, but it’s more hit or miss than DavidsTea, even, in terms of what I have tried.

Sil

Kittena….yeah I think I’ll keep my adagio teas to things I swap just to try them out. Though I kinda feel that way about most of David’s tea too lol

Kittenna

That’s fair. I’ve had a couple very bad Adagio experiences though, and at least all the DavidsTeas have been palatable (except the ones that are too floral for me, but some people like that).

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Still loving this tea. I woke up this morning still sore from my workout session on Monday – nothing says HELLO MONDAY! like a kick in the face from a personal trainer let me tell you lol In any case, I couldn’t bring myself to try a new tea this morning even though my table’s still got tea on it, and more’s coming. Instead I wanted a tea that wouldnt disappoint. It’s been a bit cooler in the mornings, to the point where I know need to wear a sweater in to work. While i love the fresh cool air (i am NOT a fan of humidity coming from the prairies originally), this morning it just made me want to curl up under the covers and snuggle in next to my other half.

Sadly, this was not allowed. So instead I comforted myself with a sweeter, creamy tea that was as close to curling up under the blankets as I could get. The caramel mixed in with the green was a perfect hit.

Indigobloom

oh my this sounds amazing!!

Sil

It’s a REALLY nice caramel. If i don’t drink it all before the next time we meet, remind me and I’ll bring some for you to try!

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

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