329 Tasting Notes

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Decaf tea! What a weird thing to have.
I’m so thankful for this tea this morning.

I’m working at a job for the last five (?) or so weeks, and today is going to be my second last day. I applied for the full-time position and even though I’ve been working in the position for this long, they decided to go with someone else. That makes me feel just so awesome. thumbs down
So, I’m trying to stay focused and actually try to work hard today, but it’s not really going super well ‘cause I unfortunately have mentally checked out.
Plus, this morning I didn’t feel super well. But that’s more or less passed now, which is good. Food and water is a good thing.

So, the tea! I got this on the weekend from the shop a couple blocks away that sells many teas (the store I believe I mentioned in my Wild Strawberry note). I picked up two decaf teas, this is one of them.

It’s tasting pretty much the same as it’s caffinated counterpart. The Irish Breakfast that I had was with Steeped Tea, whereas this one is with Metropolitan. Adding milk and sugar is making this one just so nice. I’m getting some happy vibes now coming through to me from this tea. It’s making the day much better. Much much better. Very thankful for this tea this morning. The cup is almost gone already. It’s just that delicious. I will be resteeping this one this morning. I have to. It’s too good to waste. Maybe it’s just my day, but yeah. Seriously, good.

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drank Orange Pekoe by Tim Hortons
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I have not drank much tea the last week or so… I’m cutting down on my caffeine… And it’s been hard… but today I needed something. I am just so tired and I feel so drained. So, half a cup of this one for me!
It’s not that great… I wish I had had a good tea today to make it more worth while, but I’m getting a tiny bit of energy so, whatever. Anyway, this is my in a pinch tea. And it’s fine, but not a favourite.

gmathis

Sometimes “that’ll do” just has to work :)

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drank Caramel Corn by DAVIDsTEA
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Yum yum yum!!! Totally worth the like 20min wait at the post office to get it. Holy moly!

Anyways, I’m seriously regretting only getting 50g of this one. It’s very similar to movie night, which I seriously need to drink more! Anyways, it seems to me, without looking at the ingredient list, that this has got to have a very similar base to it as movie night with the exception of the green tea. Okay, I peaked. This tea as a lot more going on with it. And it’s the cinnamon in it and the almond and the coconut… and the caramel… and all the amazing things all combined that are making this a sweeter tea and it’s just heaven.

For real, I’m going to be buying more. There is no doubt about that one. It’s so delicious. Who knew that a popcorn-flavoured tea would be so amazing? I just don’t understand how this works. But I’m very blissfully unaware.

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drank Papayarama by DAVIDsTEA
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I forgot I had this sample today until I pulled out the collection to photograph. It’s probably three years old… uh oh… haha either way, here we go!

Well, I kind of forgot about this tea and now it’s warm…

The papaya isn’t too bad but it’s very mild and it’s woody. I don’t hate it, but I’m not really over the moon about it. Meh…

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drank Peach Bloom by DAVIDsTEA
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I REALLY like this tea! I wasn’t expecting much from it ‘cause I find blooming teas don’t always live up to the flavours expected, but this one is so tasty. It’s got the peach and the jasmine in it.. I’m surprise. Very surprised.

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drank Simplicity by Wildflowers Tea
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I’m nervous about this one ‘cause it’s got licorice. But I have had it a while now and it’s time I finally bite the bullet. I’m sure it’ll be great…

I’m getting the camomile and the freshness from the peppermint but I’m really not noticing the licorice at all! I’m very happy about that. This is a really good tea. I probably could have let it steep some more, but that’s okay.

Very good. I’d recommend for sure. The teas from this place are great. I’ll have to get more when I run out.

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Cold steeped this for… 48hrs or so… kinda forgot about it…

Added some agave… not sure how much… a squirt and a swirl…
It’s delicious. So delicious. I want to make more now. Or maybe I should just make a bigger glass next time.

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There’s a new place that opened up only a couple of blocks away from me that sells like… over 100 different varieties of Metropolitan tea company. I went in there for the first time yesterday… it was amazing.

This one definitely stood out to me as I’ve been really, really wanting a good black strawberry tea. I wish I had bought the 250g bag that I saw on Davidstea website site of Strawberry Shortcake last fall, but I didn’t… and now I’m kicking myself.

Anyways, so since that time, I’ve been looking, like I said. This one is amazing. It has just black tea and dehydrated fruits. It’s so delicious. It’s sweet, but not in a bad way. It’s just perfect. AND NO hibiscus!! That’s why I love davidstea one. It had no hibiscus, and the Steeped Tea one I tried did, which made me dislike it. Obviously this one doesn’t taste the same as the Davidstea one that I love so much, but it’s so good. I’m going to keep this one in the cupboard for sure!

gmathis

That’s living dangerously … 100 varieties of tea that close … I would spend all my allowance and most of my spouse’s!

TheKesser

lol yeah it’s pretty dangerous for sure! The fact I only bought ONE tea when I went in there was surprising. I bought a few empty tins that hold about 50g too. I’m going to see if they’ll order a bunch more. They look exactly like the Davidstea tins, but they are smaller and the ones I got were white.

gmathis

I was looking for some locally (why I thought I could find tins in the armpit of the Midwest, I don’t know). No luck, even at Bed/Bath & Beyond’s kitchen gimmick section.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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SO TIRED! Stayed out a bit later than usual last night to play card games with some friends. We started the night with Gloom. It’s so much fun… kinda morbid by fun, and ended the night with a HEATED Dutch Blitz game. We played until we were exhausted. And now I’m even more tired… lots of strong teas today…

Anyways, today it’s not much of a combo, but I do want to record it. It’s Star of India with a vanilla-flavoured white sugar by the company Novaroma. I picked this pack up at Artwalk a few weeks back and thought I’d bring it to work to try as I’m drinking the most tea here these days.

The vanilla flavour is very subtle, but I can make it out. It’s making my tea a bit smoother than normal and I really like it! I only used half a pack as again, don’t want to make it too sweet, but the smoothness of the vanilla is coming through and it’s great. I’d get the flavoured sugar again no problem.

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drank Amaretto by Steeped Tea
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Another sample I’ve had for a while. Wasn’t too bad but again wash’t all that memorable. Not too strong of an almond flavour, but it could be because I’ve had it a while or maybe I didn’t have enough tea leaves.

Either way… won’t get again.

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I’m a 30yr old aspiring writer. I’ve written several short stories that I’m looking to get published someday soon. Currently I’m actively looking for markets and avenues to get published.

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 and “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).

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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