2353 Tasting Notes

90

I know I’ve had this tea for way too long. For some reason I haven’t really been drinking my white teas at all. I decided it needed a flavor booster so I added some turbinado sugar and that helped to perk it up a bit. I only have 1 tsb. left and that might be destined for the compost as I think it just got stale. oh well. :(

see previous tasting notes for more cheerful comments…

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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85

This was a sipdown for me yesterday…
what a good black tea this was, I could definitely see myself getting more of this. Love the sweet yam molasses type flavors, See previous notes for more details.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

Yum! This sounds tasty, plus I love the name :D

Sil

put it on the list terri! hahaha

Terri HarpLady

That’s what I was thinking! I have their webpage open on my browser, but I’ll have to check it out later, as I need to get my butt off the chair & go DO SOMETHING! LOL

Sil

..and by list i meant spreadsheet

TeaBrat

I don’t think you’d be disappointed if you got some

Terri HarpLady

I knew what you meant, Sil :) GMTA!

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66

I’ve had this tea for a while now, actually this is my second tin of it.

I’ve discovered it does work pretty well after those evenings where you feel like you ate/drank too much. I think the herbs in the formula are mildly diuretic and supposed to have some impact on your liver.

As far as the flavor is concerned, it mostly tastes like rooibos with a bit of vanilla/almond flavor thrown in. It isn’t something I would drink primarily for the flavor, however. When you drink it hot, the herbs have a tendency to become slightly bitter.

I put some of this in the fridge last night and cold brewed it, it tastes pretty good that way. I put 4 teabags into a quart container. I wonder if you get the full benefit of the herbs that way, who knows. Anyway I was pleased to find that it makes a decent cold brew tisane because maybe I will finish it off sooner now.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
KeenTeaThyme

Is this the red rooibos base or green?

TeaBrat

It’s red

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92

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!

Veronica

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

TeaBrat

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

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100

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
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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.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78

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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77
drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
2353 tasting notes

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

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

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84
drank Pistachio Ice Cream by Butiki Teas
2353 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Kittenna

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!

TeaBrat

Good luck!

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73

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!

Serenity

I heart Krishna Das! Hanuman Chalisa!

Rheya

I like their Sweet Rose Tulsi Tea~!

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