7674 Tasting Notes

84
drank Sweet Coconut Island by Zen Tea
7674 tasting notes

NOM! This is another sample from Evol Ving Ness Decided i should have a few herbals tonight so that i get some sleep since we need to get up early tomorrow to visit PUPPIES!
My valentine’s day has consisted of cleaning up around the house and letting my husband go on TWO bike rides today while i stay home to cook him a delicious meal. haha this tea is lovely. coconut and pineapple…sweet but not cloying. I am a big fan of this one. I suspect it would be pretty damn good as a col brew as well! thanks a bunch evol!

Nicole

Rental dogs? Or forever home dogs???

Sil

we can’t take home THESE puppies..but they’re from the breeder we’re getting our dog from. They let people come play with the litters…so i’m making Ian take me so i can have an hour with puppies.

OMGsrsly

Have fun! Also: PICS OF PUPPIES PLEASE!

Lindsay

I second that request! Puppy pics please! :)

Evol Ving Ness

Puppies! :)

I am so glad that some of these teas are working for you, Sil.

Sil

omg puppies were soooooooooooo awesome.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

83
drank Phoenix Pearl by Zen Tea
7674 tasting notes

Another tea from this afternoon and another sample from evol ving ness This is another tha ti’ve had before but like 2 yrs ago, so awesome to revisit it and see how my tastebuds have changed. I really enjoyed this cup – cocao notes, dark, delicious brew. yep, still a winner! thanks evol!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75
drank One Night In Rio! by Camellia Sinensis
7674 tasting notes

sample from evol ving ness thanks for letting me revisit this one. I think i liked it a little better today – something about the coconut today just hit the spot. it’s still not a tea that i need to keep in my cupboard, as i’m always afraid of the coconut going rancid while it’s in the cupboard. But this is a nice one to have from time to time.

Evol Ving Ness

Agreed. I enjoy this one from time to time. It is a good tea to share with others as it is not something I need to have every day. So glad that some of these are bringing you tea joy, Sil.

Sil

:) thanks for sharing!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84
drank Orange Rum Truffle by A Quarter to Tea
7674 tasting notes

mmmm yes i’m pulling out a number of my AQ2T teas today because i waited for them forever AND i want a few NON samples before i continue on my sipdown journey this weekend. this one again smells divine in dry leaf! chocolate, orange deliciousness. Brewed, this hold true. The orange is strongest in this one, with the chocolate in the tail end of it. it works for me. I’m a fan of this one :)

Evol Ving Ness

Yep, I like this one too.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

71

Another tea from AQ2T. I didn’t have high hopes for this one as it feels like pear is a hard flavour to master out there in tea world. However, i like trying new things, and if this tea worked, it would like be a favourite as yes to vanilla, pear and cardamom. :) The dry smell of this one is very much pear and vanilla. Even though Lauren’s pictures are accurate on her storefront, i wass still a little surprised to see the giant chunks of cardamom butter. heh they are big!

Brewed, this is a subtle tea. I’m hoping that as it cools more of the pear flavour will come out, as hot, it’s more black tea with hints of flavour than anything. I get almost memories of vanilla and pear, versus truly drinking a pear/vanilla/cardamom tea. Thankfully the base tea is delicious so no complaints there, just not the tea i was looking for. I may try a cooler brew next time with a longer steep today was 200 @ 3 mins.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84

So sad that no one owns this tea on steepster, nor has it been reviewed. Thanks to the post office these took a long time to get here, through NO fault of Lauren’s. She’s awesome, so there. :) We decided in February to get back on track with being healthy and are working our way through a “reset” on the food front as well as weekly exercise goals. My toher half is doing something like 200km in a week of cycling and I’m trying to do a workout every day and yoga every other day in addition to work on flexibility.

What does all this have to do with the tea? Well I am currently not 100% and after a week of this reset (with a week to go) i just want all the bready, sweet delicious things i can’t have. So i made this tea today hoping it would help with the cravings.

First off, it smells AMAAAAZING. Chestnut, creamy, caramel..so insanely decadent. Brewed, it’s a great blend. You can still taste the base tea, but in addition it’s this creamy, caramel tea. The chestnut is a little weak, but it comes through at the end to sort of tie it all together. I would seriously consider picking up more of this even with the crappy dollar. noms.

Evol Ving Ness

I am so looking forward to my taste buds coming back.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

86

Evening tea after a long day or work. Someone mentioned this tea as a good tea for being sick so i pulled it out, not so much for the sick factor but because i really enjoy this one. Time to curl up and do a little reading before hopefully, an earlier bed time.

Final Count: 129

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

82
drank Ginger Bread Orange by Tea Centre
7674 tasting notes

thanks for letting me try this one out omgsrsly I’ve really enjoyed having this one while it’s been in my cupboard.

OMGsrsly

I think I’m going to pick this one up again. Maybe for next fall. :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

76
drank Strawberries and Cream by Steeped Tea
7674 tasting notes

Tea sample from the tea festival. Always happy to to try new teas. this one is strawberries and cream for sure. the rooibos in this one isn’t that woody type so that is a plus for me. I wish, as usual, that the strawberry taste was stronger, but it’s a nice creamy tea.

Evol Ving Ness

There’s nothing like strawberry tea when that is what one has a yen for.

Sil

i still miss walterbishop from 52 teas… the only tea from frank that i was over the moon with…. sigh

Evol Ving Ness

I enjoyed the reblend. Did you you have a chance to try it? I think Anne did a super job with it.

Sil

i didn’t love it. i think it’s the honeybush

Kristal

Ah yes, I remember this tea. For me this tea was too much rooibos, not enough strawberry or cream flavor.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

81
drank Bamboo Buddha by Zen Tea
7674 tasting notes

noms. Sample from evol ving ness Contining my journey to try and get to 120 by the end of the weekend – which i will totally include monday since it’s a long weekend :) this one is pretty tasty! lemony, slight hint of vanilla, overall a really calm and soothing cup of tea. If i could have sweetner, i think this would be fantastic with just a splash of honey in it to make some of the flavours pop. there’s an underlying taste here that is a little sour that i love. thanks evol!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

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.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

Location

Toronto, ON

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer