322 Tasting Notes

drank Coffee Cake by DAVIDsTEA
322 tasting notes

I’m at a new job. The temp agency placed me for three days at this job and I’m really not sure what to think. I feel very lost about what I’m suppose to do… So I have some filing that’s taking me forever, so that’ll fill the time.

Anyways, I made this this morning as I wanted something different… something I Hadn’t had in a while. This one has been a few months probably. It’s very delicious. I know I said that last time I reviewed it, but honestly, it is. It’s a sweet tea so no sugar needed. I’ve got some milk in it as I wanted it to be a bit smoother… I always add milk to my black teas.

Anyways, I’m quite content with this tea. It is sweet, but I honestly think I will be drinking this one up fast now that I remember how nice it is. I need to start trying to make lattes at home again. This one would make a fantastic latte!

WHat’s your favourite directions for making one? I want to do this right…

TheTeaFairy

Good luck on the new job!

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The Queen of Tarts
She had lots of heart
So I decided to make her into an iced tea.

Steeped it strong,
Thought I couldn’t go wrong,
Yet the tea seemed to blow me away.

But it wasn’t the way
I hoped it would
It puckered my lips,
Squinted my eyes
In the end I had to share it… give it away.

Okay, so my poetry could use some work. But holy moly… this is a crazy tea. It lives up to its name. It is tart. Too tart. It’s far too much for me. I made it as an iced tea and let my mom and my husband both try it… They loved it, I hated it. Hibiscus is centre stage here, and that’s all I can taste. Bleck.

Anyways, I ended up giving my tin to my mom as she said she’d drink it down no problem. Bye tea!!

gmathis

Perfect review! Bravo!

TheKesser

Thanks! :)

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drank Bluest Blueberry by Steeped Tea
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From my Great Blueberry Taste-off this morning:

Blueberry tea with a black tea base. I’m noticing the blackberry touch, and although it’s nice in its own right, it’s not my thing.

Have other blueberry teas I prefer more.

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drank Wild Blueberry by Steeped Tea
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From my Great Blueberry Taste-off this morning:

I’m just not liking this one at all really. The hibiscus is making it weird and combined with the raisins, I just don’t feel that this one is for me at all. This one is really baffling to me. It’s not as bad once it cools down quite a bit, but I’m more of the type to drink my black teas HOT. I don’t usually wait until they are cooled down a bit.

I definitely prefer other blueberry teas to this one. Won’t restock this one. Actually probably going to give it away, so I’ll call this a Sipdown (sort of) and give it to my aunt.

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drank White Blueberry by Adagio Teas
322 tasting notes

From my Great Blueberry Taste-off this morning:

Lovely white tea base. Not bitter at all (yaaay steeping right!). The blueberries aren’t overpowering, but they are quite delicious. A subtle taste, but very, very good. The base of this one is very lovely too.

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From my Great Blueberry Taste-off this morning:

SO delicious! It’s got so much going on in it, but it is just absolutely divine! I’m getting the raspberry and apple with the blueberry and it’s making it an almost sweet treat! I didn’t realize there was black tea in this one at all. The pairing of everything is just SO out-of-this-world amazing, and nothing is overpower. it’s just all seems to work together in harmony so well.

Definitely would reorder.

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drank Chance Combinations by Custom
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Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the great blueberry taste off!!

This year I have received or purchased upwards of 5, yes 5 blueberries teas! So the time has finally come to pit these teas against the rest and see which one of them takes home the prize as favourite blueberry tea in my house!

The five teas are: Wild Blue by Flavours of Nova Scotia, Bluest blueberry by Steeped Tea, Wild Blueberry by Steeped Tea, White blueberry by Adagio, and Heisenberg by Adagio tea.
Three are black teas, two are white. Let’s see how they fair, shall we?
First off, the colours are devine of all of them. My favourite of the colours is Heisenberg for being a great pink or light peach colour, followed by the white blueberry, and the three black teas are pretty close the same colour for all of them…

Starting with the black teas:
All being enjoyed at first without anything added.
Wild blue is definitely taking the lead as the nicest of the blueberry flavour. Makes me want to eat a blueberry.

Bluest blueberry: I’m noticing the blackberry touch, and although it’s nice in its own right, it’s not my thing.

Wild Blueberry: I’m just not liking this one at all really. The hibiscus is making it weird and combined with the raisins, I just don’t feel that this one is for me at all. This one is really baffling to me. It’s not as bad once it cools down quite a bit, but I’m more of the type to drink my black teas HOT. I don’t usually wait until they are cooled down a bit.

Adding milk and sugar to the black teas to see if it changes my mind about them at all. The wild blueberry is softened and not quite as odd, but still…

The winner between the black teas is: Wild Blue by Flavours of Nova Scotia! Their blend of real blueberries and black tea is the one that seems to have the very best flavour! It shouldn’t be too surprising as the other don’t have any real blueberries in them, only flavouring.

Onto the white teas: (They both have cooled a bit now since I was focusing on the black teas. I think they taste quite good still.)

First up, White Blueberry from Adagio.
Lovely white tea base. Not bitter at all (yaaay steeping right!). The blueberries aren’t overpowering, but they are quite delicious. A subtle taste, but very, very good. The base of this one is very lovely too.

Heisenberg: SO delicious! It’s got so much going on in it, but it is just absolutely divine! I’m getting the raspberry and apple with the blueberry and it’s making it an almost sweet treat! I didn’t realize there was black tea in this one at all. The pairing of everything is just SO out-of-this-world amazing, and nothing is overpower. it’s just all seems to work together in harmony so well.

The verdict for the white teas is: A two-way tie. I know, I didn’t want to do it, but I can’t chose. They are both out of this world! They both have their own greatness in different ways. The White blueberry is great for being simple, but still delicious, while Heisenberg has a great combo of a bunch of things going on and it seems to make it almost like a great dessert blueberry tea.

Anyways, to those that made it to the end of this tasting note with me, I wish to thank you for reading all the way through and hopefully laughing with me over this fun tasting event here at TheKesser’s house. I’m not too sure if there are other teas I have that are close together flavour-wise that I can do this with, but if not, then at least there will always be… the blueberry!

TheKesser

PS if there is a better place to log this than chance combinations, please let me know and I’ll move the review.

Sil

nice comparison!

TheKesser

Thanks :)

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drank Chocolate Chai by Adagio Teas
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So, I’m not getting too much chocolate from this… mostly just the spices from the chai. But either way, it’s quite good, but I don’t think I’d get this one again. It’s a nice mild chai, but I think I prefer the boldness of something stronger.

EDIT: My second steeping was really good too!! I’m quite happy with it. Maybe I would get this one again… haha

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Finished this one up as an iced tea.

Bye tea! Would probably get again, but not for a bit yet. More sip downs to do!

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Free sample from a place in town. They gave it to me when I went in and bought other teas last year! You can never go wrong with free samples!

I don’t know why, but I had it in my head that this tea was peach. (Honestly, I never truly looked at the name of it. I don’t know why.)

It’s a very smoooooooth vanilla tea. Absolutely amazing. It’s refreshing and just perfect. No sugar in it. It’s sweet enough on its own. I love the vanilla and it seems to compliment the woody-ness of the rooibos just perfectly. Wow. I didn’t think I’d like this one. Guess I was wrong!

Would get again. But must drink down more first!

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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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