1617 Tasting Notes

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I really shouldn’t like this tea. I guess I didn’t expect to? And I don’t deserve to because it was an impulsive buy and those are supposed to bite you in the butt.

But I do.

It makes me think of a Ceylon, but I guess there is Assam in there too; both black teas make a strong showing, and then the vanilla and pomegranate make their appearance, bow, and leave centre-stage. This tea wants to be astringent, but it isn’t. Just enough to make me stop and pay more attention to the flavours, which isn’t a bad thing at all.

I think I’ll drink this one when I’m homesick. ;)
(for wherever “home” is. I was only in Vancouver for 5 years. The on Vancouver Island for 3. Then High Prairie for 3. Kamloops for 4?)

I guess I’ll drink this when I miss Vancouver. :D

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

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Backlog from yesterday: I drank 30oz of this beause it was just so good and I wanted to keep going with it. It was a bit maltier than I had remember in the first steep, but REALLY good. I’m sure that 100g in my cupboard won’t last terribly long.

Amariel

It’s extremely good, yes.

Cavocorax

I’m so happy I ordered from Teavivre! It was such a great sale and the shipping is just SO reasonable. I got my order quicker than I get orders from the US, and for half the price. Go figure.

Amariel

It really is.

CHAroma

Mmmm, I think I might go make a cup of this one now too. :)

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Sipdown!

This was just a little sample with my last order, but I requested it because I thought it would make a nice iced tea – and it did. The baby and I have been sipping away at it all day. I get a lot of the orange, but there are bits of apples and other fruits hiding away in the back. I can’t remember how much this one costs, but I could see this one being an easy one to drink down in the summer. It’s just a touch tart, but not unpleasantly so.

Preparation
Iced

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Here’s a quick tasting note from the Walmart checkout. I tried this iced to-go, and I love it. It wouldn’t be great hot, but it’s enjoyable iced.

Apparently I CAN do hibiscus. Agave helped.

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drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
1617 tasting notes

Well, and that’s that for that.

This tea is one of the few that I bought 100g from at DavidsTea and didn’t regret the impulse buy at all. I actually refilled my tin before they stopped stocking it because I KNEW I would want more.

I’m sad that it’s gone, but, strangely, not heartbroken. This was a really good relaxing tea, but I’m sure I can find something to fill its place.

Jackie T

Simpson and Vail created a replica of this for me, it’s called Jaclyn’s Cocomint Tea, the only difference is that SV uses unsweetened coconut flakes :)

Jackie T

www.svtea.com and search “jaclyn”

Cavocorax

Oh, that’s really awesome!
I didn’t realize they made custom blends either.

infused1

I was really excited for a minute. SV’s blend looks great, and it’s a good price too, except for the $28.25 they charge to ship to Canada. Agggh. I hope Davids brings Cocomint back this winter. I have the 100g I ordered last week, but it won’t last forever.

Jackie T

I wrote to them and begged haha, they were happy to do it! I sent them a sample of the one from David’s and they recreated it and sent me a sample back. Then I ordered a pound. infused1 would you like me to send you some? I have SO MUCH!!!

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Mmmm. Paris!
I was so tempted to have another cup of the Taiwanese Mountain tea from Butiki, but because it’s in a little plastic bag I should probably keep that in my tea-survival-kit that I’ll be carrying around once I finally get around to packing my teas, and so I drank one from a tin.

How long can I go without packing them up? they’re taking up a bit of space on my counter, and I’m slowly packing up all my flat surfaces. :P

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Another sipdown! (102 + possibly 8 more?)

This was really tasty, Incendiare, so thank you for sharing! It smelled good enough that it motivated me to go for a walk and buy some milk. :)

I drank it down so quickly though that I couldn’t really remember the flavours, but I know I liked it.

I drank this at 6, and I think that maybe part of the reason I’m still awake and power-cleaning while the baby is down for the night is this matcha. :P Also, who needs sleep when we have tea? I’ll be grumpy in the morning until I make my first cuppa. (You know you’re addicted when…)

Still, I’m hoping she’ll sleep until 7 or 8. :P

Short Sorceress

My husband thinks I’m nuts when I go on my late night (caffeine fueled) cleaning sprees, but it is the only time I don’t have a toddler running around undoing all my work. It is amazing just how big a mess such a small person can make in a matter of seconds.

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Easy sipdown! Thought I would pick this one today as it was enough for one flavourful cup. Thanks Incendiare!

This was a nice cup with vanilla and mint, but it wasn’t memorable, sad to say. I’d drink it again if I came across it, but I wouldn’t order it as there is better to be found.

I’m at 103! (Plus… my Bayswater teas which I need to sort/add).

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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drank White Christmas by 52teas
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So I gave the rest of this away to the tea group yesterday, but kept just enough for 1 cup just in case not having 2 oz staring at me in the face would make me more appreciative of the tea itself, and not the number of cups I was committed to in the future.

And now that it’s gone, I can say that it is still as good as I thought. I like it, but don’t need it when I have Read My Lips.

OMGsrsly

Uh oh. And now I have both!

Cavocorax

Hahah. But you don’t have 9 oz total like I did? :P They’re different enough that I’m sure you’ll enjoy it – I was just BEYOND my quote of sugary dessert teas.

#sucker

OMGsrsly

True, that! :)

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Thank you CrowKettle for passing on some of this tea. Oh wow. It’s really amazing, and I’m getting all the pastry and honey notes that I was promised. I’d gush about it more, but I’m starting to feel like I won’t have enough time to do everything before I move so… back to work!

Sorta sad I didn’t order any, but… I’m hoping this is one that’ll stick around for a little bit? Maybe for Black Friday?

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

I’m glad you liked it! I hope it’s around for Black Friday too because I don’t see my 2oz lasting that long.

Sil

Told you guys….

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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.

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