100
drank Ocean of Wisdom by Samovar
117 tasting notes

Today, I chai’d this up. Did you know you could chai this up? I didn’t, but that’s never stopped me before. =)

Honestly, I’m not sure Ocean of Wisdom can do any wrong. It is such a forgiving blend, and apparently you can do whatever you want with it and it’ll remain delicious. I did my usual: boiled water, sugar and tea (since it’s rooibos, I like to maximise steep time and don’t bother waiting ‘til the water’s boiling), then added (vanilla soy) milk and let it bubble, bubble, bubble for a while.

Nummy.

Preparation
Boiling
Claire

I don’t even like rooibos, but seeing your reviews keeps making me think I should try this at samovar!

Nik

Go with someone who does like rooibos so that you can taste it (I would totally go with you if I were there—[sniff] =( ). I think that the rooibos’s own flavour complements the blend really, really well, but it’s very, very present. I would hesitate to recommend it to anyone who’s not a fan of that base.

Claire

Rayn tends to like rooibos blends, and so does my brother in law, so I can probably persuade one of them to try it with me. :)

Nik

Perfect. =)

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Claire

I don’t even like rooibos, but seeing your reviews keeps making me think I should try this at samovar!

Nik

Go with someone who does like rooibos so that you can taste it (I would totally go with you if I were there—[sniff] =( ). I think that the rooibos’s own flavour complements the blend really, really well, but it’s very, very present. I would hesitate to recommend it to anyone who’s not a fan of that base.

Claire

Rayn tends to like rooibos blends, and so does my brother in law, so I can probably persuade one of them to try it with me. :)

Nik

Perfect. =)

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2012.10.07: I hear people like to understand other people’s ratings, so here’s a loose guide:

01-29: Dear God, why.
30-49: I’ll finish this cup, I guess, but no more.
50-59: Meh.
60-69: Decent. Maybe I can blend it with something else and make it better.
70-79: Heeey, this is quite good!
80-89: I love it, but I’m not in love with it.
90-100: Permanently resident in my Happy Place.


Update: I have steeped, and it was good. =] Still a tea-ophyte, though.


This is a tea site, so I feel like “well, I’m Indian” should be enough of an introduction. Because, I mean, it’s kind of in my genes, right? But the fact of the matter is that I’m an absolute tea-ophyte.

I’ve just discovered a world beyond Celestial Seasonings. I’ve just discovered “sachets” instead of “normal” tea bags and bought my first loose tea sampler. I don’t get the whole water temperature and steep time thing yet, nor that if I want to get a yixiang tea pot, I’d need one for each type of tea. I have this infuser ball thing, but I haven’t used it yet.

Don’t cringe, but right now I’m still just boiling water and pouring it over a teabag, adding some sugar, and drinking a nice, hot cuppa. I’d like to learn more, I think, and I’d like to train my palate. I figure participating in this community is the best way to do that.

So ya. Hi!

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