2418 Tasting Notes

92

Tea of the morning and it’s a sipdown. I’m all done with this yummy tea from Della Terra but am looking at buying some holiday teas right now :)

This has a sweet pumpkin flavor and is pretty goo with a bit of stevia, this is the 2nd time I have purchased it from Della Terra. See previous notes for more details.

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85

It’s a sipdown for me and this tea!
This was pretty good for a dessert tea, I have enjoyed it. Not sure I need more but might be a re-purchase next time I order something from Simpson and Vail. It’s good with a little stevia to perk it up a bit. Kind of an odd choice for breakfast but it works for me…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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92

I may be getting weird in my old age but I am always seeing these chia seed infused juice drinks around and I thought I would try making a chia iced tea.

I cold brewed this overnight and added the chia seeds this morning. After letting them sit for a few hours they got nice and plump. It’s kind of tasty, albeit slimy. It you try this I would recommend shaking the drink every once in a while to prevent the chia seeds from clumping together.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
OMGsrsly

The chia seeds are so cool! I’ve been rehydrating them and keeping them in the fridge, then adding them to all sorts of things. Lemonade (really good!), teas, matcha lattes… :)

ashmanra

I bought some, too! I put mine in puerh.

TeaBrat

@OMGsrsly – yep, I add mine to Oatmeal and Smoothies, a lot
@ashmanra – I may have gotten the idea from you!

Doug F

There are a couple really nice new second flushes from Upton that I have my eye on.

TeaBrat

Doug – I haven’t bought very much darjeeling this year, I am still trying to drink last year’s! ;-)

Doug F

I totally understand. I have enough Yunnan Dian Hong to last me a couple of years.

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89
drank Foggy Morning Brekkie by T-We Tea
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Mmmm… sipdown!
I have rather enjoyed this and will probably get more someday. I’m not a huge fan of Keemun but somehow it works here with the Nilgiri and Ceylon. I wouldn’t have thought of putting those together myself but it’s a tasty blend.

I’m happy to have my Silk Soymilk back for tea. Regarding plant based milks, I keep trying different ones and Silk Soymilk is definitely the best one for tea, it doesn’t impart much of a flavor but it makes things nice and creamy.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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71

Tea of the eveing here. I’m not exactly ready for the holidays but I was ready for dessert. Lately I’ve been trying to banish all sweets from the house which is probably good for my waistline. this is a nice substitute, especially with a little bit of soymilk and stevia, which is how I like to drink it. I wonder if I will finish off my box from last year before Christmas? In any case, I’m kind of looking forward to the holiday teas.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Sencha "Chiran" by Lupicia
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Tea of the morning here. I’m not usually a sencha in the morning type of gal, but I’m all out of soy milk and the flax milk I last got at Whole Foods was so disgusting I threw it out. Mostly sugar and additives. Blecch! Anyway this is a nice sencha especially if you prefer things a it more on the mellow side. I should probably make a point to finish this off soon although it’s been sitting in my refrigerator, I hope that keeps it fresh for longer.

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90
drank Pumpkin Pie Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Tea of the mid-morning here. This stuff is good but I don’t really like it plain, I blended mine with some soymilk so create a latte. I haven’t been using this too much, the macadamia matcha got consumed a long time ago. I should find a dessert I could make with this matcha, now that it’s fall… a nice treat for the weekend

Sil

i love this in latte form with a little vanilla matcha

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90

Tea of the morning here, somehow I needed to just reach for a favorite. This is such a tasty and comforting assam for me. My boss has had a cold all week and I got it now too, life has been frustrating me lately with various and sundry health issues but at least there’s good tea to cheer me up. :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec
Sil

mmmmm oh i miss this one… so many teas to clean up first.

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91
drank Russian Morning No. 24 by Kusmi Tea
2418 tasting notes

Okay, this is a sipdown. I drank the remaining of this tea this morning, as a hot tea and then as an iced tea with a bit of stevia added. It is good both ways. This is a nice blend of black teas but it’s way too expensive to justify getting more.

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73
drank Egyptian Licorice by Yogi Tea
2418 tasting notes

I’m not a HUGE fan of licorice in tea but I’ve been reading so much about the anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties of it, I figured it would be a good idea to keep some around for cold season and such. A lot of people seem to hate the flavor of licorice but I’ve always liked it in candy, also I like anything anise or fennel related so I don’t have too many licorice “issues.”

This tea is very sweet… that was one of the first things I noticed about it. No need for sugar at all! I am not picking up on the orange peel but I get some other spicy notes from the cardamom, clove and black pepper. It’s a nice tisane and I can see myself drinking a lot of it when winter officially starts around here.

I remember there used to be a plain Yogi tea that was like a chai herbal blend but I can’t seem to find it anymore, I think they stopped making it which is too bad. I liked it! The Yoga Blend from Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants is a good substitute.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

I really love this one! :)

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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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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

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