95 Tasting Notes

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Tea-lephone

What a fun TTB! :D The idea behind it is so cute it makes me feel like I’m back in elementary school transforming “my dog is dark brown” to “it’s Dill’s deck now.” tehehe.

This tea is wonderful. Thank you Kiwidelight for choosing this tea. I never would have picked this out for myself but it is really delightful. It is a delicate black tea with luscious honey notes. Astringency does not exist in this tea’s vocabulary but smooth caramel does. And oh that malt…mmm.. making my mouth water… thank goodness it has given me four steeps..tehehe^.^

Flavors: Caramel, Honey, Malt, Smooth

Sami Kelsh

Oh man, I remember telephone! Heck, sometimes I feel like I’m basically playing it at work, albeit with a switchboard that was made in like the 1930s. :p

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79

Yesterday, I decided to make sun tea with this tea. With the sun dancing on my deck the majority of the day, sun brewing was just beckoning me. I really get a kick out of watching the bottle transform into a deep amber throughout the day and nothing can beat the natural heat from the sun. mmm:]

I’m really quite impressed with this tea. The black tea is strong..which is a huge portion of what I was looking for in creating the Arnold Palmers that I craved. The vanilla is smooth and creamy and the almonds were nutty and roasty. Oh, yum. What a summertime treat I have in my hands today:]

Flavors: Almond, Vanilla

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77

Hibiscus! You are the reason I was not too fond of this tea when I first started… but now I better understand you (and can identify you:P). With great care you a a pleasant addition to the world of tea but without it, you can be one grumpy ol’ tartbasket.

This time, I added some sweetener, more leaves, and longer steep time to liven up the tart, almost flat flavors and BAM! This tea is so much better. mm. I really do enjoy the citrusy scent and the almost punchy flavor that this tea has. With some ice, this tea is perfect for a sunny afternoon.

Raising my original rating! 63—>77

Preparation
0 OZ / 0 ML
gmathis

I believe I know a few humans that could qualify as grumpy ol’ tartbaskets, myself included. Permission to borrow that phrase?

albertocanfly

Yes, of course you may! :] And don’t be silly, you definitely don’t qualify as a grumpy ol’ tartbasket:P

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94

Pass the Stash

I received this tea from Marzipan as my present in the Pass the Stash box! Boy, was I ever excited! I swear my boyfriend thinks I am crazy for getting this excited over tea and my dog just gives me the funniest of looks as I dance about in excitement. Ahh, but it is so much fun to enjoy life like this. Needless to say, I had a difficult time waiting this long to dive into this tea.

Wow. I’m so happy with this tea-it is amazing and totally fits the whole summer spirit. I could see myself happily sipping this tea iced on the coast of a warm and sunny beach. Mmm..oh, yes. The mint in this tea is so refreshing and the watermelon is so fresh! Plus, I’m loving the fact that it is an herbal tea so I can drink loads of it at any time of the day..oooohhh, yeah! I’ve already gone through three giant pots of this tea (both hot and iced-both are very tasty) so I can’t imagine that this tea will last me very long… tehehe.

Flavors: Melon, Mint

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML
Heavenlee

I have been meaning to buy this one. Heard good things about this tea. Sounds refreshing!

albertocanfly

You should get your hands on some of this before it is gone! :] It really is perfect for summer:]

Spencer

I thought it was so strange – in a good way!

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drank Foxtrot by Adagio Teas
95 tasting notes

Fact: Food poisoning is no fun… At least this awesome tea is helping me feel better:]

Flavors: Peppermint, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Ost

Oh no!! What did you eat that made you sick? D: Hope you can feel better soon!

TheTeaFairy

That’s terrible…hope you are feeling better…

TeaBrat

hope you feel better!

gmathis

Been there, done that! Take care.

albertocanfly

We think I got a bit of meat in my food.. (I’m a vegetarian).. or it was a bad can of corn.. >.<

Thank you all so very much! . I appreciate the happy thoughts:]

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drank Green Lime by Island Rose
95 tasting notes

Small Big Traveling Tea Box

Blech. Bleck. Nope. I have liked all the Island Rose teas that I have tried thus far..but this one is different. I’m not sure whether I just took a sip of tea or just bathed my tongue in a vat of cleaning products. Is this even safe to pour down my sink? I don’t even know:O

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 0 OZ / 0 ML
carol who

Well….. maybe you could use it for some cleaning?

Cheri

Blah!

KiwiDelight

Holy moly.

Skysamurai

hahaa I really hope the company reads the comments on this tea. I don’t think they have any idea of how… weird it is

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61

Pass the Stash

This tea tastes slightly medicinal.. It just must be that orange flavor that doesn’t tick with me. I do, however, enjoy the flavor of the rooibos in this blend.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 1 g 2 OZ / 59 ML
Arshness

Rooibos always smells and tastes medicinal to me unless it’s well hidden in a blend.

albertocanfly

I never seem to get that flavor just from rooibos… it is usually from orange flavored teas..

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73

Pass the Stash

Even through the shiny blue bag, this tea smells wonderful. Fruity and berry to the extreme. Upon steeping it and taking a sip, the huckleberry flavor was much lighter than I expected as was the black tea flavor. Ehh, it was okay.
I did, however, make an Arnold Palmer with this tea and it was incredible. For some reason, the lemonade really brought out the sweet huckleberry taste that I was hoping for!:D

Flavors: Huckleberry Flavor

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 1 g 2 OZ / 59 ML

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76

Pass the Stash

The sun has broken out here and it feels like summer. This tea just fits the mood. It is a fruity, summery punch. It was just a pinch tart so I added a smidgen of sweetener. Yum. Iced, this tea is even more of a rockstar. Fruity goodness.

Flavors: Fruity, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 2 OZ / 59 ML
madametj

You must be the TTB queen lately! :P

albertocanfly

Three TTB in a row! It’s absolutely amazing!:D Just means it will be a long while before the next one, though:P

Cheri

I’ve got two at the same time. It’s crazy.

madametj

Pretty soon my two are gonna come back and I get to KEEP them :o lol

albertocanfly

Cheri I had two that came one day after the other! Isn’t it amazing though?? :D

madametj Oh man, I bet you can hardly wait!! I predict some squealing in excitement in your future:D

Cheri

albertocanfly it’s amazing, but I’m feeling bad because I’m not giving either box the full attention that it deserves. Right now, I’ve got some of the contents from one of the boxes spread out across my desk at work.

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63

Pass the Stash

I love waking up my dog by placing a bit of food in front of her nose. Watching her nose twitch and then her surprised happy face when she finally wakes up to eat is is just so adorable. Someone should make a human alarm like this. Waking up would be so much easier if someone stuck pancakes under my nose every morning:P

This tea smells, looks , and tastes like a white tea. The melon flavor is really light— I would definitely say that it is honeydew. I’m not detecting any yogurt flavoring but it is a tad creamy.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 g 2 OZ / 59 ML
Angrboda

My father once, on a family trip, woke my uncle up by dangling a piece of freshly fried bacon under his nose, (Said uncle loves bacon) and as soon as he was awake stuffed it in his mouth. My uncle says it’s the weirdest way he’s ever been woken up in his life. Pleasant, but weird. :)

albertocanfly

hahaha, oh my goodness! That is absolutely amazing!!! :D I bet you he was a happy camper for the rest of the day!

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Tea is a new hobby of mine. The crazy amount of available teas is amazing and I’m just now wetting my toes. One of my favorite parts about teas is sharing it with my friends and family.. It is the best when you finally discover a tea that a “tea hater” loves. For me, tea is a bit of happiness in a mug and I’m always willing to explore.

Besides tea, I’m a scientist who adores long hikes in the mountains, dancing around the house listening to the Beatles (and other wonderful bands), and playing with my dog. Life is a beautiful thing that deserves to be explored and cherished.

I will try any tea at least once and my palate is continually changing as I delve deeper in the tea world, but these are my current preferences:
-Herbal
-Rooibos
-Interesting flavors (root beer float, ice cream cake, etc.)
-Fruity
-Nutty

And I would love to try a purple tea… :]

Shall we explore together?:]

Location

Washington

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