48 Tasting Notes

drank Fireside Spice by Della Terra Teas
48 tasting notes

I can smell the cinnamon, but I can’t taste it or much of anything besides black tea, although there is a hint of sweetness and vanilla at the end. I will try a longer steep time next.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
Anna

Still unremarkable, even with the longer steep. Oh, well!

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drank Honey & Spice by Della Terra Teas
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I’ve been enjoying several cups of this courtesy of my sis, and it may have won me over to rooibos teas. Or at least flavored rooibos teas.

Em

Yay! I thought you would like it :)

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drank Genmachia by Carytown Teas
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I’ve made a few pots of this in the past week, and every time I’m surprised by how much I enjoy the grassy rice cake flavor. Big thanks to my sis for discovering the name of this style of tea.

Shmiracles

yay another richmonder! my sister also got me into teas about a year ago. now i’m an unstoppable tea machine!

Shmiracles

oh wait i just realized you are probably Em’s sister. …i wish my sis would use steepster :) that would be so fun.

Em

She is my sis :)

Shmiracles

well this is My sis http://steepster.com/oddree but as you can tell she doesn’t use steepster enough… even though she originally told me about it and got me into tea in the first place. i owe it all to her. and we still share all the teas we can cuz she lives down the street :)

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Brewed my last cup of this today. I did not think I would enjoy it as much as I have. I think it’s because the bitterness of the tea cuts some of the fakeness of the vanilla flavor, making it less foofy and more robust with almost a toffee undertone.

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drank Black Manas by Teajo Teas
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Delicious! Nothing special about this black tea except that it isn’t bitter or astringent, and has a pleasant malty flavor, so I don’t have to doctor it up at all. I could easily drink cup after cup and not get tired of it. If this were a beer, I’d call it a session beer.

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drank Hot Cinnamon Spice by Harney & Sons
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Good, but not as good as the blend from Carytown Teas, which is the one I’m used to.

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drank Russian Earl Grey by Carytown Teas
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I was hoping for something more, but this is pretty much just a pleasant Earl Grey.

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drank Cardamom Pu-erh by Numi Organic Tea
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Delicious! Love the strength of the cardamom in this tea. It also has a sweet creaminess that reminds me of kheer.

Anna

I FINALLY FOUND THIS IN A LOCAL STORE!!!

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My sister, Em, gave this to me for Christmas this year. She gave us each teas that were supposed to match us, and I have to be honest, I wasn’t sure what she was thinking on this one. When I smelled it, the vanilla overpowered everything, with a sweetness that reminded me of potpourri. But, I gave it a try.

The first cup was good, as were the next few, but the strong, sweet vanilla continued to overwhelm the rest of the flavors. Until this evening, when I finally caught a whiff of cinnamon. I love cinnamon tea, and with the sweet vanilla this has become one of my favorite flavored teas. I can imagine it would be good as a tea latte.

Em

I gave it to you because you are a hot hotty toddy :)

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I’m a coffee drinker who appreciates tea, but until my sister got into it, I mainly drank a few flavored bagged teas (and of course, Southern sweet iced tea). I pull out the Throat Coat and Breathe Easy when I’m sick, but aside from that, teas have never been a daily part of my life. However, my sister has exposed me to a broader range of flavors, and to loose teas, so I’m now enjoying tea more often.

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