1027 Tasting Notes

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So apparently I’m in a mint mood tonight. Fortunately I have some of this left which makes me happy because this is such a good tea. Love the dark chocolate note from the tea and the amount of mint in the blend. It’s near perfect and absolutely delicious. I have enough leaf left for one more cup and then this one will be gone.

Nightshifter

I hope this one is offered again some day!

Veronica

Brenden has said that it can be special ordered, but you have to order 4 oz. Even though that is a lot of tea I’ll probably order it. It’s that good. :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Yep yep! If i can find / still have the ingredients, i can nearly always offer discontinuted blends with a 4oz minimum :-)

Veronica

Brenden, does that include December? I miss December so much!

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80

Even though I know there’s chocolate in this blend it’s all mint and vanilla to me. I like it that way. Everything is mellow, smooth, and yummy. Definitely my favorite Della Terra blend.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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83
drank Masala Chai by Wegmans
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I had a late lunch with a friend at an Indian restaurant that I’d been wanting to try for a while. The food was amazing. Seriously, one of the best meals of my life. I wanted a cup of chai when I got home just to put a cap on things.

This is a fairly simple chai, but it has a good balance between the spice blend and the tea. With a little honey and milk it was just what I wanted.

TheTeaFairy

Mmmmm….Indian food and chai!!

Veronica

So good! :)

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82
drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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Thank you Naylynn for sending this tea my way as part of the Christmas Card Swap. The package you sent was exceptionally generous!

I like the combination of coconut and spearmint in this blend. It’s different enough from the other coconut teas I have to stand out. There’s also a sweet pineapple flavor which is yummy. I don’t get any sort of creamy note, but I don’t mind.

I may pick up some of this when summer rolls around. This seems like it’d make an excellent iced/cold brew tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
albertocanfly

mmm..this one is so delicious. Might have to save some for a cold brew. Now that you mentioned it, it sounds delicious!! :]

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92

Tea of the morning. Today is the day I take down the Christmas tree and get all of the holiday decorations tucked back in the attic for another year. This year my decorations were very simple, so it shouldn’t take too long. I do hate saying good bye to the holiday season, but I like having things back in their proper place. But before that, tea.

I love when I’m looking through my teas in the morning and one just jumps out at me. Today it was this one, and the peppery, sweet, malty notes are just what I want. I always think of this as a light tea, but it has decent body and strength. It’s also good for multiple steeps which is nice. I still think of this as an afternoon tea, but this morning it’s hitting all the right notes.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

Yum, I need to try Single Origin Teas sometime soon. :)

gmathis

My experience with vendor and product has been very good. This Vietnam Black is very peppy and kicky and cheerful. He has a really good decaf Ceylon, too, that almost fools you.

TeaBrat

nice, I would like to try this someday :)

Veronica

I recently had the Amba Flower tea from Single Origin which was really good as well. I like the company a lot.

TeaBrat

Have you had the Amba Ceylon OP1? I loved that…

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83
drank Buttered Rum by Earth Teaze
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Overboard TTB

I need to preface this by saying I have never had buttered rum. The closest I’ve ever had is the buttered rum Life Savers, so I really have nothing to compare this tea to. So I need to ask… does buttered rum taste fruity? This tea is really fruity. Lots of strawberry and pear flavor. It’s actually a very tasty tea, but I can’t help but wonder how this compares to a real alcohol filled butter rum. I’m guessing they taste very, very different.

At any rate, this is a nice, tasty, fruity tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Indigobloom

I think you just inspired me to find out what real buttered rum tastes like. I can imagine it…

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92
drank Fruits d'Alsace by Harney & Sons
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Overboard TTB

I order from Harney and Sons on a pretty regular basis, and as I was drinking this I was amazed that I had continuously passed this one by. The mix of stone fruit flavors is delicious. It’s so juicy and summery. I really like it. After I drank half of the cup I added a little sugar and gave it to my daughter to try. She liked it, too. As I suspected she would, she asked to keep the cup. Looks like I have another tea to add to my next Harney order.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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70

Overboard TTB

This smells amazing but has a medicinal flavor that I don’t enjoy. The orange and cinnamon seem fairly well balanced. I really wish that medicine-y taste wasn’t there. I think I’d like this herbal a lot without it.

gmathis

Have you ever tried Bigelow Constant Comment? It’s clove-ier, but sounds a lot like this.

Veronica

I actually have never tried Constant Comment. If it’s orange, cinnamon, and clove I need to try it. I really like that combination.

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drank Oh Canada! by DAVIDsTEA
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Overboard TTB

I was fully expecting to love, love, love this one. I think I may have gotten my expectations too high because, while I like it, it’s not rockin’ my socks the way I thought it would. There is a nice maple flavor and some creaminess, but I’ve had other maple flavored teas that I enjoyed more.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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88
drank Cream by Adagio Teas
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Overboard TTB

Oh, hello yumminess. This taste like whipped cream, but somehow taste even more delightful hot. This one’s a keeper and I’m adding it to my wish/shopping list.

Yay for fun teas!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Tea obsessed since 2010.

Some of my favorite tea companies are:

- Whispering Pines Tea Company
- Single Origin Teas
- Zen Tea Life
- Harney and Sons
- 52 Teas
- Teavivre

My Rating System:

100-95 = Teas I actively seek out and keep in my pantry. If you are a guest in my home chances are I will offer you one or all of these teas. Also, if/when these teas are discontinued I openly mourn their loss.

94-85 = Teas I truly like, often have in my pantry, and sometimes restock. These are my variety-is-the-spice-of-life teas.

84-75 = They’re good teas and I enjoy drinking them on occasion.

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64-55 = meh.

54-45 = I will if I have no other option.

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