1623 Tasting Notes

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drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
1623 tasting notes

I think it’s been decided that I prefer this over Mom’s Apple Pie. (thanks OMGsrsly)

And Mulberry Magic over Pistachio Cream.
And lots of teas over Sugar and Spice.
And the Pumpkin Chai is lacking depth of flavour.
But Cocoberry is a win!

I’m watching Season 3, Episode 1 of Downton Abbey. God, it’s getting so soapy but I adore it.

caile

Downtown Abbey is great!

Tuscanteal

I absolutely ADORE Downton Abbey!!!!

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drank Kenyan Black by Justea
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My first cup of this was so thick and reminiscent of molasses. It was too much so I had to dump it and steep it for 3 min. It was so much better!

It’s very strong, and malty, and slightly sweet and full of depth. I can’t wait to try the other samples.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

How long did you steep the first cup? 5 mins?

JusTea

Glad you tried it again! Because of the freshness of the tea, it requires a shorter steep time than many other black teas! Hope you try the Chai and the Earl Grey soon!

Cavocorax

I can’t wait to! I was so impressed by the Kenya Black!

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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That’s the last of this!

Until I grab my re-order from Sil. :)

Sil

I dunno what you’re talking about? ;)

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drank Sugar and Spice by DAVIDsTEA
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Ok, now that the new-tea buzz has faded, I’m not so in I’ve with this tea. It just seemed like it wasn’t spicy or complex enough.

So far cocoberry and pumpkin chai are my favourites, and I think I might prefer Mulberry Magic over Pistachio Cream. So far.

keychange

Do you feel as though you need to double up on leaf for pumpkin chai to taste like pumpkin chai? or do you think it’s fine as is?

infused1

I agree with you on Mulberry Magic over Pistachio. Pistachio smells amazing, but tastes a bit blah.

Cavocorax

Keychange- I wonder about that. I enjoy it, but wish it were stronger. I might try steeping it with more leaf so that the milk/cream I add doesn’t wash all the flavour away.

The Pistachio DOES smell so good. Too bad it doesn’t deliver.

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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I love this ridiculous tea, and enjoyed it while getting through my re-watch of Cloud Atlas. I can’t believe how much that story has gotten under my skin, and then writing was so charming. I’ll re-read it someday, but for now I’ll try to read something new.

Anyway, I think I should keep 20g of this around. It’s not for everyday, but it’s nice to have around.

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Sipdown!

Thank you Incendiare. This does remind me of chocolate coated strawberries…. It’s tasty but a bit mild. I wonder if the Della Terra version would be better.

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drank Honey Bee by DAVIDsTEA
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Goodbye, sample!
Today I woke up early to see my bf and his Dad off as they drive across the country with our stuff. My job is to take care of the child and the cat but I just can’t wake up.

This tea was tasty, but didn’t give me the zip I was hoping for!

Sil

You flying out here with the little one?

Cavocorax

Yep! We arrive Thursday afternoon!

Terri HarpLady

When you girls meet up, I want photos!

Sil

She’ll be the photogenic one and ill be the one with my tongue out or my face scrunched up hahaha

Cavocorax

I don’t know about that. I feel so awkward with photos! We’ll have to include the baby and then there will be less focus on me/us. :p

Indigobloom

Squeeee! So exciting :D

Sil

i love your pics! you’re just so darn cute! grin Just finished splitting up the rest of the teas that i have that you and i split..not touching the ones you split with the girls. Little bag set aside ready for you to pick up whenever :)

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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Just what I needed after moving out of our place and driving 5 hours with the cat and baby. I added a bit of half and half to make it fancier.

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Oh man, I hope that whoever decides to hire me isn’t looking at my Pinterest site because they will know how obsessed I am with Sherlock, Doctor Who and other things. And I really try to restrain myself too! I try not to pin pics that are just “OMG look at those eyes” and “I want to ruffle his hair” cause that’s too obvious, but there are still a lot of pictures there

Tumblr is great because of the gifs etc, but the OCD part of me just likes pinning to boards much much more…

And hanging around there led to me drinking this tea, and thinking happy fuzzy warm Johnlock thoughts because even if the show doesn’t go where I need it to go (now, damn you fanfic!), I still have the fiction to fall back on!

And this tea too… Well not really, it’s a sipdown, but I WILL need to get some Sherlock teas to drink while I think Sherlock-thoughts.

Obsessed much? Yep. How does this even happen? Oh right – the Kindle Paperwhite with the built-in light that lets me read waaaaay past my bedtime…

Right and this tea is good. It does start off strong and muddied but it evens out at the end of the sip. It’s dark with bursts of cinnamon, but then the bergamot and vanilla tone things down, and maybe, maybe things will work out.

No mustaches in this reunion though. Not that I’m anti-mustache – I love how everyone flipped out.

Thank you Heather Martin for the sample and thank you Shmiracles (I might have known!) for passing some on to her! :D I love how teas get around.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Fuzzy_Peachkin

Lo! I can’t get on pinterest right before bed or else I’ll be on there far too late It really is addicting! l

Shmiracles

falling face down asleep on my kindle 10 times until i finally go to real bed is the story of my everyday life.

Shmiracles

(i’m having some empty tins appear in my cupboard…it’s possible i’ll be trying some avengers teas? maybeee?) i’m saving what’s left of the 5 sherlock teas i have for new season! and of course my season 1 & 2 rewatch.

Tea Sipper

This one sounds amazing! Hojicha with earl grey and almond? I think I’ll have to try mixing hojicha and some earl grey later today.

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Sil

Told. You. So.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Lol! Sometimes short reviews are the most expressive!

ifjuly

you guys sound a bit like Christian Grey ;) just joshin’

Terri HarpLady

LOL, speaking of Mr Grey, Tony & I were dog sitting his best friend’s dog, who’s name is Mr Grey. Tony decided to nickname him ‘G Dog’, & I nicknamed him, “Fifty Shades”. He responds to both, LOL. He’s a Jack Whippet, BTW.

Terri HarpLady

Oh BTW, Mr Grey isn’t named after the book, he is named after the bad guy in the movie ‘Dreamcatcher’, so Dan, his daddy, calls him ‘mistew gwey’, doing an ‘i Duditz’ imitation. I love that movie.

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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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