2309 Tasting Notes

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drank Kuuipo by Lupicia
2309 tasting notes

Tea of the morning here. I’ve had a sample tin of this for a while now and am just getting around to finishing it off. BF and I are talking about going to Oahu so somehow this seems appropriate. :)

See previous notes if interested. Nice and fruity, not bad with soymilk.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Veronica

Have fun in Oahu! I’d love to be there right now.

TeaBrat

Ha! Yeah we are still in the planning phases of this trip and are trying to decide if we want to go there or to Costa Rica but I think Oahu might be winning…

Sil

Both of those are places I want to go ASAP! Awkward soul made me really want a Hawaii trip…

Veronica

A friend of mine wen tot Costa Rica last summer, and she and her family had a great time. It was a place I never wanted to visit until I some of the pictures she took. Now it’s on my bucket list!

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60
drank Autumn Leaves by Della Terra Teas
2309 tasting notes

Here’s a sample from Della Terra that I opened but evidently never logged…?

Anyway I thought I would brew some up tonight. This is definitely good if you like maple, it smells very wet and maple=y. I think it was a good call to mix this with honeybush. It’s definitely really on the sweet side. It’s better than I thought it would be, but I don’t think I appreciate the flavor of maple enough to really get too enthusiastic about it. Just not for me…

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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78
drank Christmas Cookie by Capital Teas
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This will have to be my last caffeinated tea for the day or I might have problems sleeping tonight. :-/

This smells great in the bag and also brewed. It can best be described as a fruity chai. There are spicy elements like cardamom, pepper and clove and the orange element here is VERY strong. This might be a tad bit too much spice for me personally, doesn’t really remind me of a cookie but more of an orange spice chai. Definitely improved somewhat upon adding milk and sugar. It’s good but kind of overpowering for a dessert tea. For example I have an aftertaste of pepper which isn’t something I’d associate with a cookie whether it’s Christmas or not, he he. Still I am sure I will finish this off happily.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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76

It’s been a busy weekend but I’m glad I have the afternoon to do some things around the house and drink more tea ;)

This is the 3rd from the Capital Teas Wellness Collection. I’ve come to the conclusion recently that my tap water is not the best and needs to be filtered, it really bugged me recently when I saw that my hot water was some strange pink color. So this water has been run through the Brita filter anyway. I’m finding this to be a nice & light green tea but the fruit flavor is a bit more subtle than I had hoped for. Perhaps I will try a bit more leaf next time I make this. It’s light and refreshing and I think I need to try cold brewing this and as an iced tea too. Overall very refreshing… I just wish I was picking up more goji.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Cardamon Tea by American Tea Room
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Tea of the morning here. This is good with lots of soymilk and sugar, when you make it like a chai… see previous notes if interested.

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Part of the Wellness Collection from Capital Teas — I’ve been looking for a lemongrass ginger tea for a while and this is super tasty. Lots of lemony ginger goodness, I don’t taste much peppermint or licorice here but overall this is a really great herbal tisane that doesn’t need additions unless you want them. One word that comes to mind is “zippy”. Great for an afternoon or evening relaxing cup.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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This sample came from Indigobloom but I am not sure about this one… the last tisane I just drank was so tart and fruity, it’s difficult to get that flavor out of my mouth and I also noticed the water coming out of my tea kettle looks pink? Do I need filtered water? I’ll have to try this one again soon.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Indigobloom

I can send some more if there isn’t enough for another cup :)

TeaBrat

I still have a bit more to experiment with!

Indigobloom

I had a cup today, I’m finding it a very tricky tea to get right!

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Hi Steepster — I’ve been busy but here’s a tasting note :)

This was part of the Wellness blend sampler I ordered from Capital Teas recently and I tried it for the first time today. It’s an all herbal blend with pieces of fruit, which is nice. It’s definitely tart with notes of grapefruit, orange and lemongrass being very predominate. The blackberry and eucalyptus leaves give it a bit of an herbal-y flavor and I bet this would be a great iced tea too. Yes there’s hibiscus in it — so there’s that to contend with — but it isn’t as sour as some hibby blends I’ve had. Overall I really like this, definitely good for an herbal blend; it’s tasty and reminds me of juice.

If you like grapefruit flavored things you will probably end up liking this.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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91
drank Peppermint Bark by Capital Teas
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Digging into some of my new stuff from Capital teas!

Tea of the morning here — mmm I love this concoction. The taste of black tea, peppermint and vanilla is creamy and rich. It is so delicious! Not exactly like peppermint bark because it isn’t crunchy but it is pretty darn close. It isn’t too sweet — in fact I put some sugar in it along with soymilk. I have a feeling I will be going through this bag rather quickly!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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It’s been a while since I’ve had a roasted oolong like this one. I’m definitely getting the grape/fruity notes with some gentle coffee type flavors from the roasting. I’m not sure I’m getting all of the subtle flavor in the first steep here.

The second steep I am getting more of the coconut flavors and it reminds me a bit of burnt toast. I’ve enjoyed trying this but it doesn’t really make me want more somehow… I think perhaps gong fu style for the next packet is a good plan.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

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I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

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