1621 Tasting Notes

drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
1621 tasting notes

Here’s another one I bought today that I totally didn’t need, but… was curious about? This is actually the second steep because I gave the first to a friend, but it was still spot-on – just less sweet. I think 30g is enough though. It’ll be perfect when I’m craving something sweet!

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I had a cup of this earlier today as we sat in our icy-cold basement and I wanted to warm up a bit. ;P (Best complaints for the summer?) It was really good, considering root beer should be cold. I could taste the sasparilla and other spices – but they weren’t overwhelming.

Yes. So good. I might (might?) get a tin of this for the summer! The hype was right!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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Thanks Sil for this sample. I enjoyed it and it helped me decide to order from TTC.

I drank the last of this with Lot 306 to see if I could notice any differences, but to be honest, I didn’t. They were both so simliar and I couldn’t quit describe the differences. I think until my palette becomes better refined I’m better served buying whichever one is cheaper! :D

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Sil

I didn’t think the lots had different prices unless they are in fact different teas. Ill have to pay attention next time. :)

Cavocorax

I didn’t actually check? :p But I did now. And Lot 152 is long gone.
so I guess it’s reassuring that they’re similar if I wanted to reorder from a different lot than what I sampled!

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Sipdown! (157)
I drank 3 whole oz of this! :O Now I can open up another of my Adagio teas and rotate them through. :D

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drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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I LOVE this tea. It’s so good!
I’m down to 152 teas after a few unsatisfactory sipdowns so I’m ending the night with this delight! I’ll have to cold-steep the leaves for tomorrow. :D

sherapop

I hadn’t thought of cold-steeping spent leaves. Great idea!

VariaTEA

This was my delightful tea after not-so-great teas today as well.

Sil

I wanna catch up! I have cupboard envy!

VariaTEA

You aren’t far off given where you started

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This is the first of 9 samples I ended up with from TTC! I’m so excited. I wasn’t even sure where to start, but I’m very pleased with this one.

It smells like honey, and tastes almost like baked bread with honey and just the barest hint of cinnamon. It has a thicker mouthfeel than your average tea, and is rich with flavour.

It’s too bad I finished off my Butiki Mi Xian because I’m curious how they compare? I enjoy both blends (and am looking forward to resteeping this all evening) but can’t say what makes them different.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Cinnamon, Citrus, Honey

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I forgot how much I liked this tea. It’s good! So good! Just add milk and you have a nice creamy, coffee-like substitute with cocoa notes in it. And maybe hazelnut? I’ll have to get more. Maybe someday Bayswater will ACTUALLY get their webstore going so that I can do so without relying on others to get it for me. :D

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I decided I wanted to try one of my WP teas, but I chose not to drink Campfire Blend because I wasn’t craving smoke. Well… whoops? Should have gone for Manistee Blend or North Winds.

So this is fairly smoky, with a little bit of sweetness. And cocoa! I’m enjoying it but I’m not going to rate it as it’s not what I was craing. It’d be better as an evening tea.

mj

I did the same thing this morning haha. I opened the package and was like, whoa smoke, welp this is happening

Sil

silly you

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drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
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Backlog:
I had this earlier today after steeping it for over 12 hours. The sample came with my tentacle mug that I bought last week.

I was REALLY impressed that this was a green rooibos. I’m getting sick of red rooibos and I find it irritates my throat a little, but green rooibos hasn’t let me down. And this tea, is PERFECT Cotton Candy. It’s light and fluffy (for a liquid) and SO VERY sweet.

I’m not certain if I want to buy more of it because I generally don’t add sweetener to my teas, and this has plenty of sugar in it, but for those who want something sweet and like cotton candy, then this will be your new favourite tea!

Roswell Strange

Did you taste the mango? It’s in the ingredients list and very much weirds me out. But otherwise I think this would be so good…

TheTeaFairy

That’s pretty much how I also feel about it also :-)

Cavocorax

I didn’t actually notice the mango! Mostly just the sweetness and whatever it is that gives it a cotton candy sorta mouthfeel!

TheKesser

It’s a green rooibos?!?! I’ve been asking them for ages to get more green in. I can’t wait to try it!

Cameron B.

OMG the balloon mugs are adorable! :3 Yay carnival!

A2ShedsJackson

How’s the tentacle mug? I haven’t bought one of their steeping mugs before. Is the design etched into the glass or a white color on clear? Tried to send this as a message but Steepster keeps sending it to a different user. Thanks!

Cavocorax

The tentacle mug is cute! I think the tentacle mug was made by applying a blue sticker onto the white mug – there’s a slight ridge along the edge but it feels solid. It was a great price!

A2ShedsJackson

Thanks for the tip! Might get a new mug one of these days.

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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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