1672 Tasting Notes

82
drank Spiced Fig by DAVIDsTEA
1672 tasting notes

And that’s my first sipdown for the winter collection! (93)
I liked this one but won’t bother getting anymore of it due to how heavy it is and expensive. I had 32g and got 3 cups from it. I’m glad I tried it, but it’s time to move on!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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97
drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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OMG. I don’t know what I did to deserve a surprise sample of this from JustJames but…. OMG. Will… will this be for sale? Please?

I love that the base is PTA, and I can definitely taste the coconut, toffee and caramel. It’s like a more complicated and grown-up Caramel Vanilla Assam. I would stock up on this IN A HEARTBEAT.

It’s buttery, and light, and the flavours are dancing on my tongue. :) Even as it cools to room temperature, it tastes amazing!

Bonus points for the Doctor Who reference. I have to say, I wasn’t immediately impressed by River when we met her with 10, until the end of Forest of the Dead. She just seemed too cocky and bold, and what was she to MY Doctor? :P But she just got better and better. So, now I’m scouring youtube for fanvids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGmc5Rr-2_I and if that’s not sad enough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9UiErrKHJo

Thanks again for the sample!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Butiki Teas

Maybe. I really love this tea! We were planing another coconut tea with a PTA base but this is just really amazing.

I feel the same way about River. She has really grown on me.

jessiwrites

I WANT TO DRINK THIS IMMEDIATELY.

Please, Stacy? PLEASE?!?!

Cavocorax

Ooooh, and maybe have it available to order for Black Friday? :P I’d start with 2 oz, but I’m sure others will snap up the rest.

Sil

River had me a “hello sweetie…”

Cavocorax

:) I was jealous of her I think. I maybe adored Ten too much and didn’t likehow familiar she was with him.

… which I realize is really ridiculous.

Sil

cavo..um no way.

Cavocorax

:P
I love fandom.

Amariel

Heh heh. I can’t wait to get my hands on some, now that I’m back in town. :)

JustJames

must admit stacy…. i’ll likely re-order. soonish. today marks sending #11.

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88
drank Phoenix Pearl by Zen Tea
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Hmmm. This just doesn’t taste as rich as I remember. I wonder if it’s because I’ve had so many dragon pearls and I expect more, or I’ve just let this cup cool too much.

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92

Quite note: We’re running out the door and I needed a boost so I drank some of this with milk, whipped up. It was GREAT. Just, great! It was sweet and popcorny and for some reason that didn’t make THIS an odd combo.

(Mmmmm… love it)

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67
drank Bubblegum Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Backlog: This is one of the matcha’s I won and wow. It’s unusual? Once I got past how strange it is to drink bubblegum, I enjoyed it, but it was still weird as a latte!

Stephanie

whoa…does sound interesting!

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95

This is the perfect cup to start my day! I risked overleafing to make sure the caramel vanilla notes came through perfectly, and it worked!

It’s been a busy weekend with family visiting so my notes have been short, but I expect to be back to regular note posting soon! Also, I want to try all the exciting samples from JustJames, but need to give it a little more time to make sure I can dedicate the time and frame of mind required to trying them!

Courtney

Haha this is what I started my day with too. Nice choice!

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66
drank Choconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m totally distracted by the Licorice. I still get liquid Nutella, belt the end-sip just makes it weird.

OMGsrsly

I, uhh, returned mine.

caile

Too bad about the licorice – it sounds good otherwise.

Cavocorax

LOL. I’m happy you were able to return yours, but it’s just not worth the trouble for me to go back. I’ve only got one or two cups left.

And Caile – it’s nearly great, which makes this frustrating. Maybe if I steep it less the licorice will be more subtle.

OMGsrsly

I couldn’t deal with the couple cups I had left! I’m so glad they took them back. The sales person was rather confused that I’d want to..

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62
drank Coffee Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Hmmm. Not crazy about this.

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72

I bought this as a latte today, and OMG. It’s great. I wish mine tasted this good at home. I need to figure it out…

I looked at the advent calendars too, but didn’t think it’d be worth it for $35. I think I probably would have tried the ones they put in it, so that would take all the fun out.

Sil

mariage freres! spend 35$ on that instead! see my post on FB:)

JoyofSteeping

I find they never taste as good at home. I had a pumkin spice latte from DT and could not make it the same way at home

Ozli

I’m probably gonna buy the DT tree ornaments again this year, the 3pack. They’re just so pretty!

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81
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
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When my pack of Ceylon Star came in, I got a sample of this and had to try it because Roswell Strange told me they heard, “The blend was changed for Alpine Punch. They added black pepper and also upped the amount of coconut in the blend by a significant amount.”

I like coconut, so I was excited. I’m not sure if I recognize a difference because it’s been so long since I had not, but I think this tastes much better than I remembered.

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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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