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drank Orange Pekoe by Tim Hortons
380 tasting notes

Holy sugar batman! Ordered this one like I usually do, with two milk and one sugar, but man that sugar is front and centre stage and making this tea so sweet! I’m even adding the second tea bag to the cup to see if making the tea part a bit stronger will help me tone down the sugar? I know, strange logic, but I’m tired so, what can ya do?

Today, me and the little one are heading on our first big car ride. We’re travelling three hours east to go see the in-laws/his grandparents! I’m so excited to get away for a few days and to spenbd time with them. I’ve mentioned it before and I will again. My in-laws are the best. I love them and they have only seem out little man once! It was when he was a week and a half old and so tiny tiny tiny! I can’t believe how much he’s changed. He’s 7.5 weeks old now and 9lbs! Long way from 4.5weeks early and 4lbs 11oz!

Fjellrev

I wonder if they put more than usual this time or your tastes are just different today, eh? Hope you enjoy your trip with your little one. Sounds like fun!

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Another tea bites the dust. I had a little more than a cup worth of this left so I used the whole thing up. It tastes pretty good, but for some reason I didn’t enjoy this cup as much as I expected to.
I don’t think I’d get this one again after all. It was great to try and the idea of it was good, but I don’t know. I feel like it just wasn’t quite what I was hoping for in a tea.

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drank Anxi Wulong by EnjoyingTea.com
380 tasting notes

Me and Oolongs don’t have a very good history. We don’t always see eye to eye on flavour. So when I get one, I tend to not expect too much from them…

So today I thought I’d try this one as something different. It was another one of my three free samples from Enjoying.com. I got some yixing pots from there and they sent me this as one of the samples.

Dry, this tea smells actually quite nice. Almost refreshing if that’s possible. I was pleasantly surprised that I liked the smell of it.

Once steeped, the smell became more… I dunno. Grassy I guess? I didn’t really enjoy the smell of the leaves steeped. I love how big the leaves got though. I definitely overleafed this one. By like a lot. But that gave me some really great, strong flavour without being bitter.

I am VERY surprised by this one. I actually enjoyed it! It is grassy, but in an almost refreshing kind of way. Normally that wouldn’t have been something I like, but for some reason, I like it this time. I drank it straight up. I figured that would be the best way to start this one off. And thankfully it was good that way.
I steeped it up for 3 minutes as I really didn’t know what the proper steeping method was. And that seemed to be okay. I figure even two minutes would be good really. I used 2 tsp for 16oz of water, but I think that I could have just used like 1.5 instead.

So, today, this was a surprise and I liked it! I would definitely get this one again if the company was located closer to me, but since it is literally across the country away, and took a week to get to me, I probably won’t get again… Unless I purchase more teaware from them, then I might order it. Their teaware seems to be pretty decently priced so far from what I’ve seen. I actually want to try a yixing mug at some point, and this company has some pretty nice looking ones.

Edit My second steeping of this one is also very good. I’m going to have to savour this tea a bit. I’m not so sure if grassy is the right way to describe this one after all. It’s almost like a sweet leafy taste… if that makes sense. It’s just got the slightest bit of sweetness to it and it’s almost like a lovely leafiness to it. It’s so weird to explain, but it’s really quite nice. I’m intrigued by these straight teas that have so many flavours to them. It’s very nice.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Tried this one as a latte today. I finally succeeded at making one at home that’s delicious! I probably could have made it a bit sweeter, but it’s okay. I got a lot of amazing foam on top too. The chocolate and the hazelnut flavours are just brilliant in this one.

This tea is so amazing. I know I’ll be purchasing more in the future. I still have a bit to go before it’s gone, but when it is, it’s a definite restock. Yum yum yum!!

rosebudmelissa

that sounds delicious!

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drank Gingerbread by Adagio Teas
380 tasting notes

I’m really loving this one. The gingerbread flavour is so good. I didn’t follow the steeping instructions completely (only steeped 3mins instead of 5mins) and I’m really glad I didn’t do the 5mins. I think that would have been too much. But either way, I really like the flavour of this one. It’s so nice! It makes me want to eat a gingerbread cookie!
Milk and a tiny bit of rock sugar added to taste.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Got a free sample of this one when I ordered a couple of yixing teapots.

I didn’t even steep this up. It smells so bad. It smelt like rubber. Even my husband was grossed out by the smell of it. I couldn’t even try it.. Oh well…

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drank Strawberry Ginger by DAVIDsTEA
380 tasting notes

This tea is getting a bit aged, but it’s still so good. And I’m planning to finish it soon. I think this tea is so amazing. I don’t like hibiscus, but somehow it works in this one. I don’t even know how! But again, it really works.

Oh I wish this one would come back…

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drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
380 tasting notes

I fail at making lattes at home… I shall try again tomorrow. This one was such a flop… oh well…

Fjellrev

What happened?

TheKesser

The tea went bitter even though I timed its steeping time, and then I must not have done the milk right, ‘cause I got like no foam. I used skim milk (all I have in the house) and warmed it in a glass and used my milk frother to try and get the foam.
I’m very confused ‘cause I know making a latte isn’t that hard, but apparently I need some help. haha

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drank Vanilla Chai by DAVIDsTEA
380 tasting notes

I like vanilla. I like chai. I like them together. But I don’t like licorice. It’s just not right and it hits the back of your throat in a weird way… and it makes my cheeks feel weird.

Either way… I like the idea of this tea, but the licorice makes me dislike it so much. I’m sure if I like licorice, then I wouldn’t mind this tea but since I don’t, I don’t like this one at all. I should have known… Anyways, I’ve given the tiny bit left to my aunt. I know she’ll enjoy it or one of her girls will.

scribbles

I had the same thoughts. Great idea. Blech to the licorice.

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drank Blue Lagoon by DAVIDsTEA
380 tasting notes

What a fantastic blueberry tea! I absolutely love this tea. It’s got some great flavour, plus it steeps a fantastic purple-ish colour and it has a nice lemony touch to it to make it a bit citrusy.

Such a great tea. I’m going to enjoy this one a lot.

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I’m also looking to finish a novel that I’ve been writing for the last several years.

I work as a paginator (I do page layout for our local weekly newspaper) and absolutely love it! I’m also an amateur photographer. I’m a proud new mom of a sweet little baby boy born Feb. 3/15.
As well as “mom” to two adorable “fur babies” (I have two awesome cats). I’m married to an absolute amazing man who “puts up” with my tea obsession.

It wasn’t until a few years after high school that I finally became interested in tea. I started with Orange Pekoe double double (milk not cream) and peppermint. Since that time, I’ve really opened up to other kinds of tea and I’ve well… I’ve kind of just went nuts since then.

I don’t drink much bagged tea anymore. It’s mostly loose leaf in my cupboard. The only except are a couple that were given to me and they sound too good!

I would have to say my favourite kinds are (in no particular order): black, herbal and rooibos (definitely prefer the green to red, but will drink the red too). White teas are rapidly becoming a favourite too. But, they must be flavoured white teas.

I don’t care for mate, green, oolongs, matcha, or puerh (although the puerh cake tea I have may convert me to a puerhs). And greens are kind of growing on me too. I’m starting to realize just how important steeping times/temperatures/amounts of tea make all the difference in the world for them!

I drink tea every single day. I absolutely love it. I can’t image my life without it.

I don’t log every time I drink a tea as I don’t want to spam everyone with tons of duplicate loggings, but I will log when I have a new tea, which happens on a regular basis and when I do a SIPDOWN! :D

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