1591 Tasting Notes

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Mmmmm…. this mostly tastes like chamomile. I get that it’s because Bruce needs to stay calm so he doesn’t hulk out but it totally goes against the “I’m always angry” reveal in Avengers.

So it’s a good, soothing tea but not one I would crave often. Maybe before bed?

But the hulk should totally be an always angry tea I think.

OMGsrsly

What would you put in an always angry tea, though? :)

Dustin

^All the peppers. Maybe a touch of chocolate, but mostly peppers.

OMGsrsly

Haha. That was my first thought too, Dustin. Just. A bag with chili pieces in it. :)

Dustin

And maybe some tiny razor blades to add insult to injury, or in this case injury to peppers?

Cavocorax

Yes! Peppers! Or something that will jolt you awake or something…

OMGsrsly

Hmm… Now I’m thinking of something with puerh and toasted mate and chili and… vanilla? IDK.

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78

MOAR Avengers!

Ok, this one is also pretty great, but it’s Phil, so I expected greatness.

Can I make a small confession? When I first watched Avengers I really didn’t know much about Phil… That was quickly rectified after reading a few Avengers fanfics because Coulson is so freakin’ amazing. He’s an Avengers wrangler and that is no easy feat.

How does it taste? It has lots of roasty mate goodness that makes me think of brisk coffee in the morning, and there’s also a little bit of caramel/nuttiness to add more depth. It’s good, but it’s mostly mate so if that isn’t your thing, stay away.

I think I enjoyed Thor a bit more because of the soft apricot/peach notes, but this is very close…

Thanks Shmiracles!
(178)

ETA: Holy. I’m at 178 teas and it’s only the 6th! Guess 150 isn’t too unreasonable a goal for April 30th!

Sil

…sure until all your orders come in hahaha

Cavocorax

Hahah. Well 4 tins from A&D will stay in my cupboard for a year probably, but only increase my number by 4!

And my Steeped and Infused order is mostly samples so easy in and out I hope?

Oh man… guess we’ll see! I probably won’t catch up to you soon, but I AM hoping to slow down on orders. I keep saying that. I keep hoping.

Shmiracles

Phil was created for the Iron Man/Thor/Avengers movies. and then he died and everyone missed him and now he’s in the cartoons and everything. Cuz he is The Best! and this tea is The Best!
i keep drinking it all and buying more!
and i barely ever never do that!

Cavocorax

I remember seeing him in the Ironman movie as a small character but when he died in Avengers I just did not see why everyone was so torn apart about it? But then I read the fic and now I feel the pain when I see it, or I would except it’s pretty much headcanon now that he’s not dead.

I really enjoyed this but I don’t drink a lot of mate so if I ordered more I’d probably go for Thor? But it would be a very close decision. Maybe I’d alternate…

OMGsrsly

This one is really good for waking me up after a sleepless night. (I also didn’t get the whole “Coulson Lives” brouhaha after the movie, but then fanfic enlightened me. :) )

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81

OMG. Yes.

I didn’t want to push my Avengers tea binge too much further because I was worried I’d start to rush through and not enjoy them, but I am ENJOYING this tea.

It’s thai chai! Creamy coconut and lemon grass! I guess there’s black tea in there too which help make it a little bolder than it might be otherwise but I am totally digging this. YES.

Thank you Shmiracles! (179)
3/5 Avengers added to shopping list so far

Shmiracles

i like this tea i do. but really it does not taste like Clint to me. i keep considering just switching the label on the canister with the derek hale tea i bought hahah. shhhh. more leather. and growl.
(i guess i would remove the lemongrass is what i’m saying?) (whatevs. i’m no expert.)

Cavocorax

It’s totally NOT Clint. I second that.

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77

Hooo boy, this is American! American like Apple Pie! But it’s Apple Pie with attitude (i.e., cardamom and ginger and cinnamon!). It’s tasty!

I did Tony, so it’s time for Steve. I’ve had 4 of the Avengers already – can I squeeze in any more tonight?

So much tea. (What did you guys think I was talking about?)

Thank you Shmiracles! I hope Ozli enjoys the rest of it. :D (180)

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68

Phew. This one does not immediately go onto my re-order list which is a relief because I’ve already got Loki and Thor and haven’t tried the rest, and at 3 oz a tea, how many can one reasonably order just for oneself?

This is good, don’t get me wrong. It’s bold. It’s flashy and in your face, and… well that’s Tony? There might be the faintest sweetness in there, although I’m sure that would be aboslutely denied if directly pointed out… This just isn’t one I would crave very often.

Thank you Shmiracles! The rest of this is off to ozli! (181)

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80

Wow. This smells so amazing. I’m not really a huge of jasmine, but I DO like spearmint and gunpowder tea, and these really, really blend well together. I’m even enjoying the jasmine in it.

OMG. So, so far I want to buy Thor and Loki teas. They’re in a ‘ship so I will save a little on them, but… what if I end up wanting to buy ALL the Avengers teas? I’m a little worried about continuing on…

SO GOOD.

This tea just screams “GREEN” to me and makes me think of Loki’s green eyes. Ok, I’ll have to send the rest to Ozli!

Thank you Shmiracles!

Shadowfall

Lol. Maybe they’ll make a sampler set of these now that the samplers are only 6 tins?

Cavocorax

Maybe? That’d be cool, but WHO DO YOU EXCLUDE?
“Sorry Mr. Barton. You were… er.. not invited to this box set.”

Ozli

Thanks for the send, dude! This tea is awesome.

Cavocorax

So awesome! If I order any, I’ll let you know beforehand!> :D

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80

“I like it. ANOTHER” ran through my head as I finished up my cup of Cecil, and with those thoughts in my brain, how can I NOT choose Thor?

I had to. It’s friggin Thor and he will not be refused.

Does anyone else find that Avengers fic reads like it’s very fast paced and the narration would leave you breathless if you read it aloud? Just a thought.

So, this tea:
I was surprised that the rec steep temp was 185, but who am I to argue with Cara about her blend? I will do what I’m told. Except I over steeped this..

But it’s ok! It tastes like dark rich mate with peach notes! And apricot! The mate is so roasty and rich that it really reminds me of coffee, but I expect that’s from steeping it twice as long as requested.

Thank you Shmiracles! My avengers tea tasting is off to a fantastic start!

ETA: Finishing my cup. Still loving every sip.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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75

This tastes good but I think part of that is because I just ate a blue whale candy and that’s adding a lot of sweetness to it

Ok, several sips later this is good but not mindblowingly amazing. Sorry Cecil. I love you, I truly do, but your tea does not speak to me as cleverly and beautifully as you do.

Poor, poor Cecil. Poor Night Vale. You guys – things are getting pretty intense! And dangerous.

I taste creamy lemongrass, and a little bit of ginger. I’m not even sure if lemongrass is in this, but that’s what I get.

Kat_Maria

Blue whale candy… OMG! I never knew about the existence of it until now… I am glad I don’t like candy anymore because otherwise I would seriously freak out! BLUE. WHALE. CANDY. A-DO-RA-BLE!

Cavocorax

It’s so good! My bf bought a whole tub of gummy candies and I just want all the whales! :O (but just a few at a time… they’re too tasty)

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
1591 tasting notes

Mmm…. I love this tea. I need to drink it more regularly!

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78

I had this last night and it was tasty, and I told a friend about it and asked if she’d like to try a cup, and she said she’s not sure she’s brave enough to taste their love juice and … well… seriously when you put it like that???? Yikes!

(Unless that’s your thing)

Hahah

Marzipan

Ahahahahaha this made me laugh out loud!

Sami Kelsh

gigglesnort Oh LORDY

Cavocorax

Hehehe. Glad you guys reacted the same way I did.

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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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51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
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