512 Tasting Notes


From my Giant Peach taste off:

This one is peachy but it also has the taste of the other fruits (pineapple, mango, papaya). It’s not too bad… I’m torn about how I feel about this one. But it is really good.

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drank Green Chai by Adagio Teas
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I’m very surprised by this tea. I didn’t know what to think of the idea of a “green chai” but I knew I had to try it.

I boiled the water of this one and then forgot about it… so the water had been cooling for a bit. It was probably like 10mins of it sitting there before I finally got to it. Also, I ended up steeping for only 4 mins instead of the 5mins it recommended.

This is being enjoyed straight up and it’s very very good. I am loving it. I’m getting the orange hint from this with the cinnamon and the base is absolutely amazing. I honestly didn’t expect too much as I find a lot of green teas very grassy, but this one is just right! I’m so impressed! Absolutely delicious.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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The Giant Peach Taste-off!!

I’ve seen that I have four peach teas, so now I should do a taste-off. Which of the peach teas will win? Let’s find out!

The contenders are: Peaches and Cream by Steeped tea; White Peach by Adagio; Peaches and Cream by Davidstea; and Just Peachy by Davidstea.

Two are white, two are herbals

So, comparing the white teas…
Peaches and Cream by Steeped: This one is peachy but it also has the taste of the other fruits (pineapple, mango, papaya). It’s not too bad… I’m torn about how I feel about this one.

White Peach by Adagio: a light peachy tea… This one doesn’t have anything extra in it. It’s strictly white peach tea.

Out of the white teas… I really have no idea which one I prefer… I’ve never been so stumped in my life! They are so similar and really only have the tiniest amount of difference. The Steeped tea one is a bit sweeter and the white peach isn’t as sweet… I don’t know but they are both really good. I think the steeped one is the winner… I think…

Peaches and Cream by Davidstea: This tea is amazing. It’s so sweet and creamy. It’s a very smooth peach tea. It’s a strong peach tea. It’s amazing how sweet it is, but it’s not bad. It’s just like a nature sweet tea. It’s such a treat to have! And the vanilla pieces in it is making it just amazing.

Just Peachy by Davidstea: This one is also amazing. It’s sweet as well and I’m definitely getting the apple taste from it.

Out of the herbals, I prefer the Peaches and Cream as it feels like a more true peach taste. But honestly, I’ll drink both quite happily.

This taste off was much harder!! I feel like my taste buds are overwhelmed by Peach! haha Now I need breakfast.

And happy 300th note to me!


Fun review and yay for note 300!!


Thanks :)

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drank Fireside S'mores Tea by Teaopia
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This is the tea that makes me miss Teaopia more than I care to admit.

I still have probably… like 500g of this one… I think… I’ve even given some away and still have that much. Over the years I think my taste buds are starting to tire of this one. It’s too bad though ‘cause this one is amazing. I had it again today and it’s good, but it’s lost some of its magic to me. I need to get a good latte recipe. I think that would help me use it up and still enjoy it.

How do you prepare a latte at home?


I say, ‘Husband, kindly latte me, please’ and then it just magically appears, like poof.

Christina / BooksandTea

I like that system!

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drank Sakura Allure by Teavana
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I had it in my head that I hated this one ‘cause it was a Teavana tea and I haven’t enjoyed any of the ones I’ve had so far. So, when I was once again reorganizing my tea cupboard to get more to fit in it, I thought I should try this one again and see if I like it or if I should let it go.
I’m surprised that I like this one. It has rose hips and it has to be hibiscus in it… and it’s a green tea, which are usually very up in the air for me… It’s just weird that I don’t hate this one. It’s definitely a good summer tea. I’m going to try and finish this one up this summer.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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Half Pure Chai, half Glitter and gold.

After being disappointed with Pure Chai from Davids, I thought I would spruce it up a bit with some glitter and gold. I’m trying to use up this Pure Chai I was given, but it’s just hard to when you don’t care for it… Sorry friend that gave it to me.

Anyways, combining these two is weird. They are having a power struggle to decide which one is the predominate one. I can make out the cinnamon from the glitter and I can make out some of the chai, but they seem to be such strong teas on their own, that they clash.

Don’t recommend this combo. You’d think that the combo would be dynamite, but it’s really not… Oh well… such is life.

Originally I had planned to make a latte out of the pure chai, but I still haven’t done that. Maybe at this point I’ll just give the rest of this away…

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drank Southern Belle by DAVIDsTEA
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I haven’t had this one in two years. After trying it again today, I really don’t mind it! It’s surprising. I’m glad that I am trying this one again. I might drink it up soon.

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drank Cosmopolitan by Steeped Tea
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Bought last summer but not reviewed yet… I seriously need to reign in the spending and drink up! It’s teas like these that I’ve bought but not drank yet that remind me it’s time to get cracking!

Anyways, having this one hot. It’s not too bad! I’m very surprised considering I don’t like hibiscus and yet it’s the first ingredient. It’s a touch tart, but not overly. And it has the apple and other fruits in there coming through. I didn’t use boiling water so that might make a difference, but if not, than this tea is pretty good. I think I would make this up into an iced tea for tomorrow maybe. I’m just so thrown and surprised by this one!

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drank Lime Fizz by The Tea Haus
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Another tea I’ve had forever, but never logged. This one I’ve had probably somewhere around 3 years now too… Oops…

I remember having it in the last and not really caring for it, so it sat in the cupboard… and sat in the cupboard… and… well… you get it.

Tonight I made an iced tea. I thought I had made it strong, but I should have made it stronger ‘cause of its age. So I have another steeper with it steeping in that looks like it’s going to be extra strong, so hopefully that’ll be good.
But the one I had tonight wasn’t super good. I found that it wasn’t strong enough and it had a weird… fizziness/bite to it. I think it’s the pepper in it. Which, if it has that, it’s living up to it’s name, but for me, I found it was just odd… I’ll review differently tomorrow or even tonight if I decide to try it now instead of waiting.

After this large steeper full I have a few spoonfuls left… we’ll see how the iced tea goes. If it’s not good, I might say goodbye. If it’s good, I’ll make some more tea… we’ll see.

Edit I tried the stronger version of this one that I made into an iced tea. I don’t care for it. It’s that weird bit aftertaste, which could be totally its age more than anything, but either way, I’m not impressed. Bye tea!

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drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
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I have been holding onto this one for a long time. My last review was a year ago… oops.

Anyways, looking back at my last note of this one, I have to say the same thing I did last time. This tea is smoooooth. Like, damn. So good! Nothing, absolutely NOTHING added to this tea. It is just the nicest tea ever.
It’s a bit more costly than I usually would spend on a tea, but with this one, it’s worth it. I absolutely would this one again. In fact, when I get some birthday money (Oct. or Christmas) I’m going to get myself a tin. And I’m going to looooove it! By that time, I should have gotten through a few of my others I’m hoping.

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Updated Feb. 16/16
I’m a 30-something-year-old aspiring writer. I’ve written several short stories that I’m looking to get published someday soon.

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. He showed up 4.5 weeks early, but thankfully after a week in the hospital he’s great now. :)
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, white and rooibos (definitely prefer the green to red, but will drink the red too).

Green teas, pu’erh, and matcha are starting to grow on me but I’m very picky about them still. I am finding I like pu’erh tea cakes much better than loose. And with matcha I much prefer flavoured ones over straight.

I still don’t really care for mate teas but there a couple that are the exception to that.

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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