1693 Tasting Notes

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drank Cavalla French Roast by Crio Bru
1693 tasting notes

Backlog; Thank you VariaTEA! I really enjoyed this last night, even though I expected the vanilla to be a little stronger. It was just perfect with a dash of milk.

My kid was pretty sure it was for her, so I guess next time I’ll have to make enough to share.

Cavocorax

Oh, and they have a pumpkin spice one: http://www.criobru.ca/pumpkin-spice-winter-blend/ I’m getting closer to being able to justify a little order!

Fjellrev

OMG this stuff sounds awesome. I’m going to have to get some too. Did you just use a coffee maker?

OMGsrsly

OH MY GOODNESS, I didn’t need to know about that. Must. Resist… :)

Cavocorax

I would try it if I had one because it’s SO THICK. I steeped it in my metal cup from Davids and it looks very sludgy at the end of the steep. But it’s tasty. And with milk it’s very close to hot chocolate!

Fjellrev

Wow, thanks for the review! What an interesting concept.

OMGsrsly

Sometimes I use a french press, sometimes I use a steeping cup. Works both ways, really. The packaging says to not use paper filters, and I will, umm, agree with that.

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It’s TOO tart for me today, which is too bad because I REALLY wanted something that would help wake me up. (133)

Also – 133? Wow. I must have had a few sneaky sipdowns that I don’t remember! That’s AWESOME.

VariaTEA

You are beating me too now?! I gotta get back on my Sipdown game.

Roswell Strange

I’m kicking both your asses ;)

Cavocorax

Hahah. Nice! We’re all racing down to the bottom.(Or at least under100)

OMGsrsly

Sigh, and I’m still somewhere over 200. ;)

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Sipdown (136)
My head is full of stupid puns, and so when I see this pun I always think Hong Yum and I know I said this before, but there it is again. You can’t change my brain, I guess.

This was good though. Very juicy and dark and strong. Not as good as Wild Mountain teas, but good.

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(139)

This totally tastes how it promises and it’s really totally good, except I’m not big on hazelnut unless they’re in that one candy, whose name escapes me. But, OMG. Yes. Butterscotch and haelnut. NAILED IT.

Dustin

Sounds really good! I love hazelnut.

Stephanie

I was shocked how much I liked this one!!

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80

I’m getting lower on this one, but I’m still really enjoying it. I want to place an Adagio order eventually so I"m working on sipping a few of these ones down so I can make room. Maybe 8 more cups of this to go? Easy!

You really have to over leaf it and steep it at 175 for it to work!

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83
drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
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I finally opened my bag of this, now that summer is nearly over and I’ve wasted my best nights with it.
But it’s great. So great. Now that I’m drinking it, I’ll try to enjoy it as much as I can before the snow falls because I’m sure I won’t be in the mood for it later.

Also, why is this one SO amazing, when the grape one just falls a little flat? It smells OMG so freakin’ good, but tastes bitter and uninteresting.

TeaBrat

this is good cold brewed!

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74

Sipdown (141)
Yes. I’m making excruciatingly slow progress on my sipdowns! I think most of my 1-2 cup samples are decaf so they end up sitting for a long time…

Anyway, I think this was one of the best Night Vale teas, but I’m not sure I could drink 3 oz of it. Maybe another 1 oz tin would be ok, but it just a decent tea and nothing spectacular.

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76
drank Red Queen Cupcake by Butiki Teas
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Goodbye, sweet delicious tea! (142)
I needed a cup of chocolate and this was perfect. Sadly, I couldn’t drink it without sugar which I’m not crazy about, but it was AMAZING with a little added in.

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(145) I found this buried in my flavoured tea bin last night, as I was tidying, and stuffed it in my purse to finish off today. It’s so good, and doesn’t deserve to waste away forgotten in the bottom of a bin.

It’s one of the few non-black teas that I consistently enjoy. That’s really saying something! And it’s so freaking hot/muggy/awful outside right now that a lighter tea like this seems preferable to my typical black.

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33
drank Cinnamon Somersault by T2
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This was weird, and I didn’t care for it. I couldn’t figure it out at the time, but I guess it was the orange zest that threw it off? That or the cinnamon itself. Either way, even with milk I couldn’t finish it. Sorry! VariaTea!
(148)

VariaTEA

Haha don’t be sorry. I wasn’t a fan either. I was hoping you would have better luck with it but clearly that’s wasn’t the case. I am sorry you couldn’t get through it.

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

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1-50: Bleh.
51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)

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