352 Tasting Notes

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No surprise, this tisane tastes best to me as a cold tea rather than hot. The cucumber comes through as a cool, fresh smoothness over top of the kiwi. For some reason I keep getting hints of lime, but that’s probably just my taste buds?

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drank Vanilla Orchid by DAVIDsTEA
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I enjoy drinking this one hot, but I visited some friends who had a crushed ice dispenser in their freezer door, so I decided to add some to my travel mug. Wow! So refreshing!

I’m off to check out the progress on the renos. Fingers crossed that the good progress will continue.

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All done! I really enjoyed this one, and I will reorder it when I place my next order with Della Terra (whenever that happens). I just received a couple of big tea orders that should hold me over for quite a while…unless I run across yet another deal (or tea) that I can’t pass up. Ugh! I’m a sucker for a good deal. Speaking of which, my hubby and I finally bought our bed frame this past Sunday for about half the original price because it was last years model. Really? Last year’s model? Who knew? It was even cheaper than IKEA (and way better quality). On Saturday we found a two-sided mattress that we really wanted… It was an expensive weekend. :P

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drank The Witching Hour by 52teas
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I thought I already logged this one? Multiple times. Huh? Strange

I’m finishing off my pouch of this one. I’d never heard of tulsi rama prior to this tisane, so of course I had to Google it. Holy Basil eh? I wonder how different it tastes from the basil I’m growing on my windowsill? I think I’ll have to try more tea with it – I suspect I like it. I find the woodiness of the rooibos pops over the other flavors a smidgen more than I’d like, but I’m not typically a rooibos lover so that may just be me? Even with the rooibos I still think this is good. I’d reororder a pouch of it if it becomes available again. I can never have enough caffeine-free options.

Random: I had to resist the urge to buy more tea with the recent 52teas Canada Day free shipping, and the Independence Day sale. I just had a huge box of tea arrive yesterday that my hubby will be giving me for my birthday, and I still have another order from 52teas on the way. I’m such a dummy sometimes, I originally misread the Canada Day free shipping special and I thought it was a Canada Day tea. The description mentioned maple syrup and because I was half asleep I read it to be a maple syrup tea. You would think the mention of mounted police would have tipped me off? Hmmm….what would that taste like?…maple syrup with a faint smell of horses –lol! What can I say, I’m a wreck before my first cup of tea!

Fjellrev

Ha! I resisted that urge too. Nothing really interested me other than the SBT iced teas, and wasn’t sure if I was willing to spend over $20 or whatever it was just on those.

canadianadia

If they had a new honeybush I would have caved

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Light and fruity. Both the tea and the black currant taste equally strong with a lovely sweetness. This one is dainty and classy, a perfect tea to sip while sitting on a patio on an early summer morning. I however, chugged it like a marathon runner whenever I had the opportunity while racing around the offic, trying to get everything done before the end of the day…it still tasted good.

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drank S'mores Genmaicha by 52teas
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Happy Fourth of July!

Wow, it’s been a busy few days. It was my Dad’s 70th birthday on the weekend so we had a couple of parties for him. I bought him a huge mango cake which everyone but me seemed to love. It was one of those cakes that are less sweet. I’m kind of an oddball, I like my tea without any kind of added sweeteners, but I like my cake to be so sweet that my teeth practically jump out of my face in horror.

My step-sister, her husband and her baby girl recently arrived from China (where they live and work). So I had the pleasure of meeting my niece for the first time. She has such cute chubby cheeks that it makes my voice go up about 2 octaves as soon as I see her (what’s that about?)

The memorial for my hubby’s grandfather was also a couple of days ago, and even though memorials are never easy, it was nice to see so many people who loved him and offered their support to the family.

But through all the events I missed checking in with my Steepster friends… So on to the tea! I’m still enjoying this, not as an everyday tea, but it’s a nice occasional treat. The roasty marshmallow taste is even delicious in my travel mug, that smothers the lovely scent. Looking at the ratings I can see that this tea isn’t a hit with everyone, but thankfully it works for my taste buds.

scribbles

I agree…if I am gonna eat sweets the more sugar, butter and fat the better. YUM.

canadianadia

@scribbles – cheers to that :D

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drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
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Happy Canada Day!

I made this using extra dry mix and it was pretty good that way. But it’s still a like, rather than a love for me. I have 2 mates in my tea cupboard and I feel the same way about both of them. It tastes a little like a weak coffee when I make it this way, which is alright, but I’d prefer a good black, green, or white leaf tea over this. As it cools I tend to like it a little less. Meh…I’m not sure if it’s fair to write off all mates quite yet, but I think I’ll try to stick to sample sized mates in the future.

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Finishing this one today from my fruit try me pack. I used a touch more of the tea leaves, and I think I prefer it this way. The smell of the peach from this reminds me a little of the Quaker Oats peaches and cream flavored instant oatmeal. This tea is actually much better than I remember, so if anyone else was disappointed with this one, I would recommend adding some extra leaf in your next go around. Having said that, it’s not so much better that I’d repurchase it – glad I had the chance to experiment though. Gotta love those try me packs!

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drank Raspberry Cream by 52teas
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I took this to work yesterday in my travel mug, it was good, but I think it tastes better in an open style mug where I can get the benefit of the smell while I sip on it.

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Finishing this one off from my Touch of herb try me pack. This is not my favorite tisane, but with so many ingredients that I don’t like (chamomile, cardamom, and St. John’s Wort) I’m astonished that I didn’t just try to pass this off on my brother. I wouldn’t buy it again, but it was worth a try.

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That’s my mug! I’ve never really been a huge fan of Winnie the Pooh, but I like the fact that this mug is more or less clear. Plus, I can’t help but giggle when I say “ewww …I have Pooh on my mug” and people in the room gawk in horror before realizing I’m talking about Winnie. Am I easily amused? heck yeah!

A little something about my interests? – In no particular order, I love tea, makeup, paper crafting (card making), home renovations, and gardening.

As a rule, I tend to drink my tea without adding anything, but if that doesn’t work for me, I indulge in the fact that rules are meant to be broken. Yep! I’m such a rebel…sometimes I even color outside the of lines :P

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