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4046 Tasting Notes

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drank Jack Frost by Joy's Teaspoon
4046 tasting notes

i made this today…like 10 hours ago. thank you tastybrew!more to come on this one when work isn’t the suck.

JustJames

oh dear…..

Cavocorax

Hope you are relaxing and enjoying Christmastimes!

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89
drank Assamica Golden Black by Cloudwater Tea
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Love. this. Thank you tastybrew for picking some of this up while wandering the island. I seriously want to go to hawaii some day but this is a bit of a consolation prize ;) I am enjoying this one a ton! I managed to get a couple steeps out of this as well and it continues to be a delicious cup of sweet delicious assam. It’s not like taiwanese assams beyond not being malty :) I really just love this. i dunno what else to say hahaha

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yum. cold tea. not. I made this morning after getting woken up early for issues…that are still not resolved, which has caused me to get no work done today outside of this issue. It also means i don’t have a whole lot of time for tea. I brewed this one up right away and got to drink most of it warm..but now it’s cold and sad. I also have no water in my house until they do whatever they’re doing with the water mains today so i’m trying to stretch out the water that i put in the kettle and the brita and a couple uh pots so that i could have tea today lol.

Still like this one, so it appears my tastebuds are only on strike when it comes to 49. :(

TheTeaFairy

Oh, I hope you problems will be resolved very soon…not cool on x-mas eve!

Terri HarpLady

Bummer about the water! Hang in there!

Sil

oh i was prepared…. i have containers with water..just no time to boil water for tea with stupid issues

Cavocorax

Oh no. :( Hope things settle down, and your water returns.

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drank Pumpkin Spice by The Republic of Tea
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Terri sent this my way to let me try out the black version of this since i have the rooibos version in my house. I’m happy to say i actually prefer the rooibos version. This is nice, and i’ll likely use my last two bags from terri to try it with a bit of milk, but there’s something about the rooibos that makes this taste more pumpkin-y than the black base. Still, not a bad little bagged cup :)

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drank Sweet Melody by The Tea Spot
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sipdown! (167) that’s right… i was a drinking fiend today. Good thing too since i’m likely to get another package or two before the year is out. I figured i might as well drink this one too since i had sweet lullaby this evening which is almost the same tea. I think i prefer this one just a little since the hibiscus isn’t nearly as strong..though i like the intense ginger in the other a little more haha. This is a bit better balanced cup imo. Thanks for sharing terri!

Terri HarpLady

Of course! BTW, I got my order from Andrews & Dunham today :)

Sil

Woohohoo! Squaaaak!

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drank Sweet Lullaby by The Tea Spot
4046 tasting notes

Sipdown! I made this to drink while making gingerbread snacking cake. I have to say THIS is the right amount of ginger….however the. Hibiscus in this is too much, making it a really tart piece of tea. A little sweetner goes a long way with this one. I quite like it, but I need less hibby…and I don’t mind hibby.

Terri HarpLady

I feel like this one would be good over ice

Sil

yeah :)

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needed a cup of deliciousness for the afternoon. Just about done with work and then it’s time to make a ginger spice cake for shits and giggles :)

Bonnie

My son is here from San Francisco…I think I’ll share this tea with him.

Sil

good choice bonnie!

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75
drank The Jane Austen Mafia by Adagio Teas
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thanks cavocorax! Admittedly, i am not an adagio fangirl. While i love the packaging, i find 90% of all the teas of theirs that i have tried, to be pretty much meh. I don’t like the base for their black teas and on the whole, for the time and effort involved in getting their teas to canada, i have sooooo many other options that are easier.

all that being said, (of course) this is a tasty blend. I wish the base was a little tastier but i can deal with that. blackberry, vanilla, cream this is! :)

Cavocorax

That’s a higher rating than I expected from you. Glad it wasn’t to bad. :p

Sil

haha it was tasty… it’s just that damn base…if it was a better base it’d be like an 85.

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drank After Eight by Steeped Tea
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mmm thanks cavocorax i made this as a super extra strength latte and man it’s good! I’m not sure i’d like this straight, but hell this is delicious as a latte!

I have to say…this isn’t really mint chocolate. it’s after eight. Slight distinction but it’s there. :) (169!)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
JustJames

oh, i have something i should you with the caramel teas….

Cavocorax

Oh, i need to make this a latte. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of that, but now it’ll be easier to drink it down.

Are you really at 268? Gj, Terri!

Sil

169… but that means i had 11 sipdowns today so HA! (so used to writing 2XX…the one doesn’t seem normal yet.

Cavocorax

Hahah. 11 sipdowns is pretty awesome! I’ve barely started my tea drinking for the day – too busy with errands etc. >:|

But once I start, I’ll get about 5 cups in! :D

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thank you for sharing this one with me Cavocorax it’s pretty tasty :) I had a weeeeee bit of licorice taste still in my infuser lol but i can taste the malty deliciousness of this one. Not a bad offering from Zen. It won’t replace any of my current favourites but it would do in a pinch!

Cavocorax

It was the first Assam I’d had so for that it holds a special place in my heart : not so much in my cupboard.

Sil

hahaha

Fjellrev

I actually kind of liked this one. Which are your favourite Assams, Sil and/or Cavo?

OMGsrsly

(Tiger Assam.)

OMGsrsly

LOL. I love Butiki’s Khongea Golden Tippy Assam.

Fjellrev

Ha! Yes, Tiger Assam is wonderful. Agreed. I haven’t tried that one from Stacy, I don’t think. I need to order all of her Assams next time.

OMGsrsly

Do it! They are so good. Expensive, but good. Most “breakfast” teas are assam based, and I love most of them. :)

Cavocorax

Yeah, I really love Butiki’s Caramel Vanilla and Premium Taiwanese Assams. They’re amazing. But so is the Tiger Assam. I’m not choosing between those. I want them all.

Fjellrev

Ah, see, I didn’t care for the caramel vanilla Assam, but I have a feeling it was the flavouring that was weirding me out.

OMGsrsly

It’s a super mild Assam. Very sweet, very little bite. I really like it, as I find most Assams, brewed the way I want them to be, need some milk or something in them. They’re my “instead of coffee” tea.

Sil

as far as assams go…hard to pick a favourite as they have unique tastes depending on the region. I love tiger assam but then there are a couple from stacy i love and they are wildly different. i also quite like the taiwan tea crafts assams, which are different still, but more similar to stacy’s taiwanese assam

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