696 Tasting Notes

80
drank Premium Ceylon by Bigelow
696 tasting notes

Over-steeped. It happens! Might throw a dash of cream or raw sugar in there. Starting to think I should bring my honey from home to work ‘just in case’!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

71

Bumping my rating up as I am really enjoying a cup of this right now. Not sure what I found fault with initially, other than the strange peach juice flavour.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85
drank Three Wishes Tea by DAVIDsTEA
696 tasting notes

Mmm, morning. Very nice with peanut butter on toast.

If I had just one more wish, I would wish…

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

67

I know this isn’t much to go on, but I received this tea and two others from an aunt for Christmas. They each came in a little gold bag, with a sticker saying they are Pippins Tea Company Inc., Queen St., Toronto. The name of the tea is hand written on the bag in blue felt marker, and there is no description at all!

The tea itself smells very interesting, it reminds me of the scent of Amaretto. I am not a fan of amaretto so that was worrisome, but the tea came out less sweet than I feared. All in all, it was a nice rooibos with strong almond flavour. I think another cup and close inspection of the contents might give me more to go on, but it was extremely unusal for me. Enjoyable, and appreciated!

ps – Closer inspection revealed other forms of nuts in here as well. Certainly are 100 mysteries!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

71

A friend was over, the three of us needed a relaxing bedtime tea. Mother’s Little Helper was suggested and now I feel warm and fuzzy, ready to hit the hay after a great evening. I always have a weird time with this tea, as I find the floral scent off-putting but still enjoy the day. Bit of a rarity in me cupboard, but nice when the time is right.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85

Second verse, same as the first!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85

Still a fan, though after having tasted the rest of the sample pack, I understand that all their berry teas really taste the same. This is the top pick, nonetheless and I will enjoy it until it’s gone!

(Saving the bag for a re-steep :D )

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

48

Backlog, from yesterday: (Mis-posted as Wildberry…makes me laugh now that I know the truth).

The smell of the teabag while dry reminds me of licorice candies my grandfather likes. Luckily, licorice is not on the list of ingredients. Nonetheless, this is an off-putting smell for me. While steeping, the liquor is the sort of berry juice purple I’ve come to expect from Celestial Seasonings.

Finally, the smell comes in as promised – berries! And a lot of them. The steeped smell is similar to childhood fruit punch, though the taste is not nearly as strong or sickly sweet. What I am left with if I can ignore the (still strong) sugar smell is really a nice berry flavoured tea. I can’t pick out specific notes and it is a bit of a ‘busy’ tea, but quite tasty. I think I’ll stick with True Blueberry in future, but this is the beauty of the sample packs – I find out what I like for cheap! : )

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

61

So in paying attention I’ve established that my review of this tea yesterday was actualy a review of Black Cherry Berry. Sad to say, if that was supposed to be Black Cherry, it was not a good rendition.

Though, in actually drinking the wild berry tea, I like it! Seems redundant considering the other berry teas they make, but maybe they wanted to corner the market.

Edit – Rating is going down down down as it gets more bitter despite not continuing to steep. Stick with Blueberry – Check!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

83
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
696 tasting notes

This morning’s steep wasn’t as delicious as usual…I fear I am starting to like this tea less. Will add a splash of milk and see how that goes.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Uniquity

Tiny tiny bit of sugar and a bit of cream brought this back to what I was apparently in the mood for.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Well, this needed refreshing. I have been drinking loose leaf for many years, and have fairly well nailed down my tastes. I love Chinese blacks and some other unflavoured teas. I occasionally drink flavoured teas, or herbals, but the bulk of my tea is unflavoured with no additives. I stock regularly from Teavivre with the occasional Verdant purchase and the odd re-stock at Davids. I love mint, am learning about the wide world of puerh, and prefer ripe to raw, so far. I don’t like green or green oolongs very much, white is okay and roasted oolongs are pretty good. Coconut and chamomile are awful, and I wish they weren’t in so many blends!

At home, I live with my husband and cat in a house built by my grandfather, which we love. We share many interests – books, tea, video games, board games, tv/movies. On top of that, I love crosswords and recently took up knitting again, so I’m having a hard time balancing all my passions at the moment. I’m a big fan of Doctor Who, as is my entire immediate family. I love spreading the Who love!

We also spend a lot of time with family, when we can. I’ve got a gaggle of younger brothers, and we like to spend time with them. The wonders of the internet allow us to spend time together even though some of them live a few hours away.

As for ratings, I try to only log teas once or twice because I drink a lot of the same ones repeatedly. My rating is based on my perception of the tea at first tasting and is adjusted if anything notable occurs in subsequent cups. I may also factor in the price and customer service but try to note that when I can.

81 – 100: These are great teas, I love them, regularly stock them or savour them as unique treats.
71 – 80: These are solid. I drink them, I like them, I may or may not keep them on hand regularly. This is still good stuff.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. Might be lower quality, not to my taste, or outside my comfort zone.
41 – 60: Not likely to keep drinking…hoping hubby will enjoy!
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.

Location

Canada

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer