1676 Tasting Notes

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Oooh – very fruit! I was hoping more from this because I’ve enjoyed the other bluebird teas, but I think the hibiscus on this is detracting too much from the rest of it. It’s too tart!

of course had I known there was hibiscus in it beforehand I would have steeped it for less. For that reason, I won’t rate this. At 3 minutes, it might have been perfectly balanced, and iced it might have been amazing.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Bossa Nova by Zen Tea
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Seems like an odd combo – hazelnut and oolong? It’s pretty good though. I enjoyed it, even if it was slightly artificial tasting. Drinking the rest of my 1oz pack won’t be any trouble, but I probably won’t rush out to get more.

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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Thanks whatshesaid!

I’m happy I got a chance to taste this one as it sounded interesting. When I smell it, it reminds me of nuts, but when I taste it I get a little bit of caramel corn, followed by apples.

Even as a fruity/nutty green it is very enjoyable, and seeing as it’s about 95% add-ins, I imagine it barely has any caffeine in it either!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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82

This was a surprise tea from Melanie!

I was a bit nervous when I finished brewing it due to the light pink colour, but no – it’s not hibiscus! It’s fruit! This tea is nice and fruity, and quite refreshing either hot or cold, although it’s much nicer cold.

It would be quite pleasant to sip away at this all summer!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Backlog from yesterday – I had this for our roleplaying session because it’s quick and easy to steep so I won’t disrupt anyone, and it’s one I can savour. It was great.

I had a little bit left over that I sipped on this morning and it was still quite tasty at room temperature.

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Backlog from Sunday

This was a pretty nice oolong, and I enjoyed the creaminess of it, but it was far more floral and much less buttery than the Creme de la Creme Oolong, and I guess I was hoping for more buttery smoothness.

I’ll try this one again when I’m in the mood for something floral-y so I can give it a proper rating!

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94

This is AMAZING iced and with a touch of stevia. It’s tart, but not hibiscusy, and it’s incredibly refreshing in the timolino. I guess I’ll have to keep this in the house ALL SUMMER!

Sil

mmm this sounds delicious!

Cavocorax

I thought so. And I’m fairly sure that it’s not because I was ridiculously hot. (i.e. Desperate)

Sil

hahaha

Cavocorax

Did you want me to send you a little bit when I get my 52Teas in?

Sil

If I think about it maybe. I know I have a few samples coming my way….just can’t remember if this was one of them – will have to check the spreadsheet lol

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77

Thought I’d empty this out before my next Amoda box arrived!

Sipdown! :)

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Why did I start my morning with this cup? :O I also brewed the Countess of Seville (DT) and Vicky’s Sponge Cake (BB) but am drinking this one now. It’s too artificial tasting for me, and I think there are too many cloves or something. Something is givin me a weird burnt orange flavour.

Guess I’ll add this to my swap box!

JustJames

LMAO…. thank you so much for adding it to your swap box!

Cavocorax

Hahaha. Well, my feelings won’t be hurt if you don’t like it? It seems like a lot of cinnamon orange teas are artificial tasting like this… It’s good at times, but I already have one.

JustJames

i’m not being facetious… read my review!

OMGsrsly

James, you might want to check out the orange spice chai from Murchie’s if you like those kinds of flavours. In fact, I have some I will carefully wrap in tin foil and send you… :)

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drank Ripe For Romance by Adagio Teas
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Thank you Melanie for the sample!

Her swap box ended up pushing my tea count up to 125, but I’m loving it. Also, these won’t take too long to sipdown. #challengeaccepted

This is supposed to be chocolate raspberry truffle, but it sorta smells like roses to me. Maybe that’s just the v-day association? I am getting sweet raspberry flavours, and a touch of chocolate too. It’s simple, but pleasant.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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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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