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2180 Tasting Notes


OMG… I’ve never tried cold brewing a darjeeling before but it really worked well with this one and brought forth honey like sweetness as well as a lot of fruitiness. I will need to do this again soon!


I can’t wait to try this one. I’m hoping to pick it up this weekend.


If you do, you have to try the cold brew method. ;)

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Sipdown! I’ve had this for way too long… really need to focus on drinking my green oolongs sooner or they lose so much of their freshness. This is still yummy even when it’s stale. ;-)

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drank Get Limber by The Republic of Tea
2180 tasting notes

Normally I’m not a big fan of Republic of Tea but I figured I’d try this, occasionally I have aches and pains and while yoga helps a lot with those, I figured a nice herbal tisane couldn’t hurt. :)

I got the traveler’s tin which is 5 teabags so at least I’m not spending lots of money. The turmeric gives it a very yellow color and is definitely a strong element in this blend, followed by the ginger and then the orange. I’m not even sure what Cat’s Claw is supposed to taste like, or if it has a flavor.

This isn’t quite as stong as the Ginger turmeric tea from Rishi which reminded me of a straight up liquid curry. Still, I should try to get used to the flavor since it has so many health benefits.

p.s. – I did get a 2nd steep out of it that is still gingery but lighter in turmeric flavor.

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Tea of the morning here. I don’t know what it is about keemuns, but if brewed for slightly too long they just taste like a cup of dirt, as was the case with this tea blend. Note to self: keep steeping time under 3 minutes.

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drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
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This came in the Lupicia summer grab bag sale and I was skeptical I’d like it due to the artificial flavor and the sugar.

This was steeped western style and it definitely has a melon-y flavor that reminds me of cantaloupe. It’s slightly sweet but not overwhelmingly so. The oolong adds a bit of floral/buttery backdrop. I am going to try cold brewing this also to see what happens. This isn’t bad but I prefer the pineapple oolong from Lupicia. (For flavored oolongs in general I really liked the line from Naivetea). I’m curious to see how much of the flavoring is left if you try resteeping it.

p.s. – I did not like this as a cold brew

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drank Pistachio Ice Cream by Butiki Teas
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This is a sipdown for me – I’ve probably had this tea for too long so it’s lost some of the freshness but it still tastes pretty good to me, and is good with a bit of almond milk. I don’t think it will be part of my permanent rotation but I’ve enjoyed it. Finishing it off gave me some motivation to place another order with Butiki- hee hee.

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Oh man… craving this now! I haven’t seen it in a while so will have to see whether I can locate it… fingers crossed!


Good luck!

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Tea of the morning here – seems like a good one to drink while listening to Krishna Das and trying to stay sane at work. I do love the effects of tulsi. I hope everyone is having a great day!


I heart Krishna Das! Hanuman Chalisa!


I like their Sweet Rose Tulsi Tea~!

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Tea of the morning here, without a doubt one of my favorite dessert teas. Might have to get some more when my current supply runs out.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

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drank Cardamom Pu-erh by Numi Organic Tea
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Tea of the afternoon here. I’m not a real big fan of flavored puerhs but this is nice for an after lunch beverage due to the cardamom. Someday I’ll have to try taking out of the teabag because I think it tastes too much like wet paper.

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drank Grenada by Lupicia
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Tea of the morning here. I got this as a sample with one of my Lupicia newsletters.

I tend to like fruity teas and Lupicia seems to have a lot of them. This blend is fairly enjoyable, the black tea has a very smooth and mild flavor and I found the guava to be quite natural and subtle. I thought this might be good with almond milk, but I was wrong. Now it just tastes like almond flavored kool-aid, but part of the problem is I just don’t like almond milk in tea or coffee. :P

This would be good as an iced tea, I think. Not a “must have” item but I would certainly not turn a cup down if it was offered to me.

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

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. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

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

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty


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