1699 Tasting Notes

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drank Caramel Corn by DAVIDsTEA
1699 tasting notes

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I’ve had this cold, and I’m drinking this warm now and I can say that this tea is not as good as Movie Night. You want weirdo-popcorn tea, drink that one. This one is much sweeter and that’s ok if it’s your thing but I wouldn’t want to restock this after I finish this cup.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I grabbed 50g of this from Steeped & Infused when they gave me a huge rebate for doing a survey and I found that this was actually the best of the ones I tried. It’s sweet, and has a neat texture to it, almost like creme brulee.

OMGsrsly

I’m gonna try this one next. :P

A2ShedsJackson

Love the name Steeped and Infused; this one sounds great! Let me know if you taste it again and if anything changes.

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I took one look at this and decided to hold it for iced teas, so it’s my first time trying it today after cold-brewing it for 14 hours. I think I may have oversteeped it as it is just a little bit bitter, but the orange is very nice and a little bit of agave would probably make this perfect! I’ve got lots left to experiment with though!

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Thank you Green Terrace for the generous samples of your teas. I was very excited to try this one based on the description.

I steeped it for 2.5 minutes at 95C and found this tea to be absolutely delicious. It has juicy fruity notes, with honey on top. I can’t wait to re-steep it. Even as the liquor cools at the end of my cup, I have to say that it is still very good with no trace of bitterness.

I was surprised to see that it’s $39.60 for 100g of tea though! Maybe I need a more fully refined palette to appreciate the depths of this tea? OTOH, that’s pretty close to what I pay for Laoshan Black. :P And this was very good tea.

Sil

4oz of LB, which is more than 100g is 3$ ish heh soo close but still cheaper heh

Green Terrace Teas

We have been taking everyone’s feedback very seriously and have reduced the price of this tea. Thank you for the review!

Sil

I need to try and get to my sample of this one tonight/tomorrow….I wanted to see how my thoughts were against yours cavo…for some reason I had thought you had the honey black first heh

Cavocorax

Thank you for listening!

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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
1699 tasting notes

When this tea works, it works SO WELL. When it doesn’t, it’s bitter and undrinkable. Because of that, I’d never buy any, but because Sil gave it to me, I am enjoying a cup now, and have enough for one cup later on. Today it’s almost perfect. I’m getting jammy strawberries and other warm fruits, and it’s only slightly bitter. I count that as a win.

Dexter

Don’t you just hate it when teas don’t behave….

QueenOfTarts

I’ve had the same experience with this tea. It’s either perfect or really, really off.

Cavocorax

It’s so disappointing! When I first had it, it was SO GOOD. I would have been very upset if I had bought a tin based on that cup!

Sil

i, thankfully didn’t buy it – my parents brought it for me. :)

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drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
1699 tasting notes

I had this cup earlier today thanks to Sil!
I remember it being strong and coffee-like before, so I only steeped it for 3 minutes today and it was much milder and and very enjoyable!

Thanks Sil for reminding me about this one!

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Thanks VariaTEA for letting me try these teas again. I was actually disappointed with this as it didn’t really taste like much. I prefer the S’mores, or the Strawberry versions a lot more!

Still, that’s good to know! (210)

VariaTEA

I prefer the others as well. This one was quite the let down.

Cavocorax

Yeah. Sorry you got stuck with so much of it! :O At least you know to stay away?

VariaTEA

Haha I am not too worried. Eventually I will be able to sell it or trade it off

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I drank this today using my free tea from joining the Frequent Steepers club at DAVIDS, and asked that they make it a hot latte.

OMG. Really. I immediately walked back in and bought 100g of this beauty and I plan to make tons of lattes with it.

Preparation
Boiling
VariaTEA

Really? I would have never thought of having this as a latte.

Cavocorax

Mmm. Vanilla, chocolate,and sasparilla…. They all go well with milk!

OMGsrsly

Oh, I have to try that! Tomorrow, though. :)

Hannah F.

Oh yum!

You know, every time I see your name, I have to look closer. There’s a band called Corvus Corax. I haven’t listened to them in a while, but I think I will now.

Sil

huh..who would have thought..

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This is one of the many surprise teas that Sil sent me, buried in a box full of tins from Davids as a silly birthday present (which I love!)

I’m drinking this so I don’t have to add it to my cupboard. I have a lot to add. I’ve had a few people visit me this week and they all brought tea! YAY!

So this is a really nice black tea. I really am going to have to try Capital Teas at some point, once I make a bit of a dent in my unflavoured black collection! I’m tasting an interesting spice but it’s hard to describe what it is. Malt? Cinnamon? Nutmeg? I should resteep it for longer to see if I can tease those chocolate notes out!

Thanks Sil!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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VariaTEA gave me this because I wanted to fall in love with these genmaicha’s again and I’m drinking it now so that I don’t have to log it into my cupboard! Ha!

I am really enjoying this. It’s warm, sweet, marshmallowy goodness. SO GOOD. So thank you for letting me try it again VariaTEA!

VariaTEA

Anytime :)

Cameron B.

They really need to reblend this one so I can try it! :P

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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!

Ratings:
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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