338 Tasting Notes

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
338 tasting notes

Sip down! I forgot how great this one is! I always use it to mix with other teas, but I decided that I should have the final tea by itself. I should have made it a bit stronger as the flavours seem to be fading from my stash, but otherwise it is delicious!

I may get this again, but I’m going to wait a bit before I do. There’s no hurry for this one to be restocked as I have so many to still drink.

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One more note on this one. This one is good when a migraine is plaguing you and you can barely function. Nothing too crazy going on in this tea and it makes it perfect while I try to calm my head and stomach.

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drank Wild Orange Blossom by Teavana
338 tasting notes

Oh my… this is grapefruit-y… You’d think that for a tea that has mostly orange and very little grapefruit that you wouldn’t taste it the same way. But holy moly.
It’s not my cup of tea at all… too tart…

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Another tea from my dad for Christmas!

I’m drinking a black tea without milk?! It’s actually really good. I knew I could taste something other than just pineapple and I think it’s the blackberry teas. The pineapple is very subtle. I do wish it was a bit stronger, but that’s okay. I’m enjoying it. I could see it mixing fairly well with other fruity teas.
Next time I steep it, I might even try it with some milk.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
gmathis

This looks like exactly the same ingredient roster as the pineapple tea from Tropical Tea Co. I recently reviewed. And I loved it!

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Be forewarned! I’m harsh in this review!

Ew… I don’t care for this one at all. I know I added too much milk (really full milk container threw me off) but honestly, this one tastes bad. I don’t like it. It doesn’t have any real flavour from what I’m gathering. Normally milk doesn’t kill all the flavour with my looseleaf, so it’s very disappointing to me that it did with this one. I don’t know why I keep trying these ‘bagged teas.’ They are always saddening for me. I don’t think I’ll be finishing this one.

I’m starting to realize I really am picky with my teas. I haven’t mastered the love of some of the simple straight teas fully yet, but the ones I have, it’s got to be looseleaf. Otherwise, like with this one, I just think puddle water.

Sorry tea, this one isn’t for me!

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drank Pineapple Kona Pop! by Teavana
338 tasting notes

Again trying this… cold steeped.

Should have used something other than a metal infuser. It made the tea slightly metallicy. I didn’t notice it in the first few sips but about half way through I did and it wasn’t good. I also should have sweetened it. Cold steeping made me not hate it. I’m going to try it yet again as a cold steep but witha ddifferent filter and sweetened. Maybe then I’ll finally like it… here’s hoping anyway.

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I think time’s effect is starting to take its toll on this one. Its very light flavoured. I think I should have added another tsp to my cup of this one.

I do like it tho. It’s sweet and apple cinnamony deliciousness

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drank Swiss Chocolate by The Tea Haus
338 tasting notes

Sipdown! On my last bit of this one, I felt I should probably just go ahead and drink it on its own as I haven’t done that yet. I always drink it when the hazelnut like I mentioned in my last tasting note.

So, I’m having this one on its own. I’m finding that I definitely put more sugar in than what I meant to. It was kinda an accident. But, meh.

Anyway, I prefer this one mixed with the hazelnut. Something about the combo is delicious. On it’s own it feels like it’s missing something. But I will say this, it definitely tastes like a mellow hot chocolate, with milk and sugar added.

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drank Pineapple Kona Pop! by Teavana
338 tasting notes

I made this again but iced. I don’t like it. I should have made it stronger but I didn’t. This tea is so lackluster… wouldn’t get this again.

TheKesser

As a side note, I’m glad that I’m starting to realize that I don’t care for the Teavana teas. Now I just need to remember that when I get tempted by the interesting sounding teas from them.

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I gotta say, tea is such a wonderful thing. Every day it’s something different, even when you think it’s not going to be. And it’s amazing that sometimes all it takes for it to be different is for the water temp to be too high or too low, or if you let it steep a few mins longer or shorter… This world of tea is really something you can experiment with and never get bored.

And even when you think you might be getting bored, mix it up!

Hate that one kind of tea? Try different flavours or mix them together.
Try different amounts of sweetner or no sweetners.
Try that rooibos with milk! Try it straight up!
Try that black tea with honey! Try it with lemon! Try it in sipping cups instead of a mug!
Try a tea variety that you’ve never had before like white tea or pu’erh, or Oolong!
Try a plain tea instead of a crazy flavour, or vis versa.

Tea is really an expression of yourself, I’m finding. And depending on what tea you grab, can really share your mood and feelings about things.

I am constantly asked what teas I have that are good. What is the definition of good? I think all my teas are good in one way or another. And I know that my teas don’t appeal to everyone either. But, I know what I like, and I try to figure out what others like to help them along the way… which is another reason that I love giving friends samples of my teas.

Anyway, I should really get onto the tea!

Steeped this one for 2.5mins today. I’m finding it a lot more subtle and delicious. I almost wonder if I should stick with the shorter steep time for this one so it doesn’t turn bitter and it stays yummy!
I definitely recommend this one. It’s a very nice black tea with a flavour that isn’t too subtle. It’s lets you know that it’s there. It doesn’t get lost when you add things to it either. Very good!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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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 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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