2392 Tasting Notes

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drank Cinnamon Roll Honeybush by 52teas
2392 tasting notes

this is a sipdown for yours truly… it seems like I’ve had this for ages but I know it’s the 2nd or 3rd bag I’ve bought. I really enjoy this with soymilk like a latte. Maybe someday I’ll need to get a milk frother.

On another note I just went to the 52 teas website (it’s been a while) and am glad to see they have a lot more stuff in the “available now” than they used to.

Preparation
Boiling
VariaTEA

The milk frother is definitely one of the greatest purchases I have made…I recommend it. Also I have this on the way so I will keep in mind that it makes a nice latte.

TeaBrat

That’s good to know. Which frother do you have?

VariaTEA

I have the one from David’s. The electric one.

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87

I really like this blend a lot but less is definitely more – I added about half the amount of tea I normally would. Very strong mint flavor!

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90

I’m back from my local Whole Foods and found that they are carrying a few select Steven Smith teas and this was one of them. This is one of the few bergamot/Earl Grey teas that I actually like. I think the assam makes a difference here. Very enjoyable with soymilk and a touch of stevia. I wish they carried the loose leaf instead of the pyramid teabags but beggars can’t be choosers!

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87

After lunch tea. I’m all out of this now but I have enjoyed it so I think I need more someday!

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
VariaTEA

I keep reading such great things about this tea that I think I really need to try some. Something tells me I will give in and place a Della Terra order soon.

TeaBrat

It’s nice that you can buy their teas in a 1 oz. size to try them.

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77
drank English Toffee by Simpson & Vail
2392 tasting notes

TGIF!
I couldn’t decide which tea to have this morning and ended up with this. I really like the black tea base S+V is using here but I don’t taste a lot of toffee flavor and I used a lot of leaf. hmmm. I think of toffee as a sweet, caramely flavor and this isn’t really it. However I do like this tea anyway, probably won’t be a repurchase though.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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86
drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
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Work had been hectic and I feel like I’m catching a cold – I was craving green tea with ginger and was excited to remember I had some of this stashed away in my desk.

As far as dragonwells are concerned I’ve had some that are more vegetal, but this tea provides a nice background for the strawberry flavor and ginger. I still don’t get much toffee but this is really nice nonetheless. Let’s hope this cuppa helps to kick my immune system in shape…

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Tea Sipper

I ALMOST steeped this one up today!

TeaBrat

maybe tomorrow? ;-)

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92
drank Supreme Red Robe by Vital Tea Leaf
2392 tasting notes

I haven’t been to Chinatown in ages but I might have to go back soon to get some more of this tea since I’m all out now. Smells like charcoal roasted fruit and tastes very roasty and pleasant with a nice richness on the tongue. Something about this just makes me want to curl up and purr like a cat. I don’t believe I have anymore red robes in my stash and it would be good to have one for the winter time. See previous notes if interested.

JC

I loved this one. I need to get myself some of it.

TeaBrat

It isn’t cheap but it does resteep nicely.

Anna

This sounds really lush!

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78

This is a good choice for morning time but there is a bitterness present which I am not enjoying a lot, I think it’s the keemun but I also didn’t totally enjoy the plain ceylon I got from Steven Smith. Not too bad but won’t be ordering more when my current supply runs out. See previous notes, if interested.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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73

So last year I was so happy with myself for sipping this down and I went ahead and bought another box the other day, I guess I must like it more than I am willing to admit. It helps if you use a small cup, and let it sit for a while. I also recommend soymilk (or creamer of your choice) and then it isn’t too bad. Stevia kind of ruined it I will try some coconut sugar soon. I think I just really enjoy the aroma of this more so than the taste. Good for evening time, after yoga class and helped with the ubiquitous dessert cravings.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
gmathis

We bought a bulk pack of cinnamon sticks recently and I’m dipping them into everything—-wonder how they would be with this. Snickerdoodley?

TeaBrat

mmm. If you try it, let me know!

Suziqzer

Might just have to try the cinnamon stick myself !! ;)

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27
drank Cinna*Plum by American Tea Room
2392 tasting notes

Anoither sample from ATR. I got this because it’s hard to find a fruity herbal without hibiscus, I thought I’d give it a go.

Smells very aromatic in the cup after brewing and is a nice dark reddish color. I don’t get much licorice in here at all and the aftertaste is incredibly tart. I don’t mind licorice root as much as other people and I think it could use some more, lol. Definitely tastes like cinnamon and stone fruit but I wish there was something more that could have been added to cut down on the tartness. Sadly I’m not sure if I will finish the cup I’m drinking, it smells amazing though.

Preparation
Boiling 5 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!

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