1774 Tasting Notes

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Yum. After trying a few chocolate orange teas and being bitterly disappointed, this Earl Grey with an orange twist is quite pleasant.

This pairs well with a gingerbread house. The molasses adds a nice bit of sweetness to this otherwise malty brew. The icing makes up for the lack of added sugar/cream.

As it cools, I find that it sorta tastes like perfume. Strange. Bleh. I might have to add cream and see if that fixes it.

It’s such a pretty tea, and I love the smell. I don’t want to not like it…(will rate another day)

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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And another Sipdown!

You guys should never have taught me that. :) It feels nice cleaning up some of my smaller odds ’n ends. Will have to repurchase next year!

Ozli

Hehehe. Burns’ hands I’m gonna send you mine… muaahahahaha!

Cavocorax

Oh no! No you wouldn’t!!! #yesplease

Saryn

What’s a sipdown?

Cavocorax

Apparently it’s when you finish up the last of your tea! I don’t know the origin though, although I’m sure someone on Steepster can explain it!

I imagine it’s the tea equivalent (tequivalent?) of touchdown!

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drank Winter Wonderland by Shanti Tea
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Sipdown!

Goodbye Winter Wonderland! Maybe I’ll see you next year! That and your creamy spicy vanilla goodness…. Mmmm

Ozli

Mine just ran out, too! ILU WW!

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drank David's Darjeeling by DAVIDsTEA
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Slightly bitter. Slightly smoky. Slightly sweet. It smells woodsy, and floral, and really really good. I wish I could describe it better.

This brews up as a nice orangish colour too!

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

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The problem with needing tea to wake up in the morning is that you’re not really awake when you make it. Not only may I have understeeped it, I added more than a dollop of cream and now this tea is warmish, creamy, and not very strong. I could just as easily go back to sleep as I could make a new cup.

Today is a stay-in-my-pjs-forever sorta day. I’ll make the new cup, but no guarantee I’ll be fully awake. :)

Ozli

SO TRUE

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drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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Yum. This smells strongly of almond and fruit. I can’t believe I haven’t rated it yet and this is the last of my 30g bag! Sipdown!

It seems like the almond dominates the flavour, but I still get traces of cinnamon and apple and ginger. It’s pretty good, and would be nice on a cold night, but right now I’m a little indifferent to it.

Sorry Alpine Punch! I’ll try you again next year!

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I’m just sitting on the computer researching things, so I thought… hey! Library Blend!

Man, am I glad that I did. I love this tea. I can taste the black AND the green! And the black is only slightly bitter. I think I oversteeped it, and I’m not sure if I used the right temperature with the green in it, but that just gives me an excuse to steep it again! It’s bold, with mellower undertones and a very pleasant floral fragrance!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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82
drank S'mores by Della Terra Teas
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drank Pom Power by DAVIDsTEA
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Yay! Christmas tea! This is part of the DavidsTea tiny tins set (with those super adorable little tins!)

I thought I’d start with this because the pomegranates smelled SO GOOD. Steeped, it still smells strongly of pomegranates, but I can also smell the hibiscus. The tea has a very pretty rose tint, but the hibiscus actually doesn’t overwhelm the tea at all. It’s very nice. It’s slightly tart, yet fruity and yum!!! I don’t really know if I can taste the white tea though – I wonder what this would taste just as an herbal blend? Someday I really need to try white tea on its own just to get an idea of what it’s like!

This is the first time I remembered to use the lid on my steeper too, so… good job me? I guess it’ll be neat (in a tea-geek sorta way) to see if there’s a big difference with the lid on vs using a tea ball in a mug.

I think I have enough left for 1 or 2 more cups – it won’t last long!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec
Ozli

The sweet indulgences is in those tiny tins, too! so cute.

Cavocorax

Cool! They’ll totally be great for samples!

Ozli

Oh yeah, definitely!

Cavocorax

Even better – I’m going to take these tins with me when I eventually (no wait… TOO SOON) go back to work. Then I can have my own mini tea wall and be the envy of… well, someone!

Ozli

That would be so awesome! (TOO SOON! Heeee!)

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Merry Christmas!

Since we ended up picking our own present, I chose DavidsTea Perfect Mug- the giant sized one with the fall tree theme, and 30g of Glitter&Gold. I’ve been looking forward to it! This mug is going to get so much use!!!

I like this tea. Immediately I thought, “Mmmmm. Nice.” The glitter is so pretty, and I like the orange/vanilla combo, although I slightly oversteeped 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!

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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