Blue Teapot

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30/28 sipdowns heh the last of this is being split out to a few tea friends that i know might have fun at least trying this one since it’s not a common tea shop, nor local. Had a lovely last cup of this while taking a bath and trying to get my mind to stop thinking about work so that i’ll be able to sleep tonight. maybe.

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another tea this evening – verdict is that i like this more hot than cold. There’s still not enough ginger in this for my liking, but the pear flavour isn’t half bad. Maybe they should just call this pear tea :) Another green rooibos blend which i can get behind, though i don’t mind red rooibos :)

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cold brewed this one overnight to see if it would work over the summer. While it’s a tasty enough cup, i think i prefer hot brew, so next up will be hot brew then cooled to see if that works. I’m always looking for things that are close to water that we can take biking with us as needed. :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Marzipan

Ginger pear sounds good!

Sil

it’s not bad. it’s not as ginger-y as i want it to be, but then most things aren’t haha

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drank Orange Blossom by Blue Teapot
4738 tasting notes

pulling this one out of my cupboard again as well since i can’t seem to make it work. There is too much of a floral note in this one for me to really be able to enjoy it. oh well, some of the others from this company were nice…and i’m always up for xploring new teas and companies!

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drank Orange Blossom by Blue Teapot
4738 tasting notes

I tried this one last night because i got it in my head that i wanted an orange tea, and i hadn’t cracked this one open yet. This tea makes me sad. It’s not orange, like orange creamsicle…it’s more like blergamot orange…. and weakly so. It doesn’t really taste like rooibos…just sort of blergamot water. i’ll have to give it another shot soon, but if this is how it’s going to be, it can go away! :)

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so cold brewed? awesome! I added just a splash of sugar to this one and it’s like drinking a delicious pear drink. The only down side? the ginger has smoothed out more and it’s mostly not there. Still though…this will be super tasty in summer on bike rides. glad i took a chance on it when in Vancouver.

Final Count: 217 teas (still a few inbound as well…holy….)i foresee many, many, new tea tasting notes in my future lol maybe i WILL make it to 2000 types of teas by July lol

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
VariaTEA

Sil, I am ahead of you once again. It has been a while :P. Also, this tea sounds delicious.

Sil

Lol. Come shop haha

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This is another backlog from yesterday – i probably shouldn’t have had this one along side the ginger lime, because pear is a little more uted than lime in the grand scheme of things. I still quite enjoyed this one – the ginger isn’t as strong as i want it to be, though that may just be because i didn’t steep it for long enough. We’ll see how next time goes :)

Final Count: 116 (plus teas from yyz i hadn’t had a chance to add to my cupboard)

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drank Turkish Apple by Blue Teapot
4738 tasting notes

This was a free sample with the teas that i picked up from the Blue teapot while in Vancouver. it wasn’t one that i’d been thinking about picking up, but it’s not half bad. Kittyloves tea had it right when she said that this is a “mixture of sweet and sour tones and crispness.” overall a nice enough tea but nothing to get all excited and crazy over!

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Decided to try out one of the teas my parents apparently purchased the other day at the Blue Teapot.

This is my first tea from there, but as this is a rooibos — a tisane I’m pretty sure I don’t like — I won’t make any snappy judgements on the company itself.

Anyway… I don’t really like it. The blueberry flavor itself is very nice, the sweet sort rather than the tart as some blueberry flavors can be. At the swallow it does taste like I actually swallowed a blueberry. The problem … is the rooibos base. It’s heavy and medicinal. It takes over the scent of the tea, and has a very medicinal like presence all throughout the taste. Honestly, it’s making me feel rather nauseated. I suspect this is the reason why I hated Birthday Cake rooibos so much from David’s. The problem’s the rooibos, not the sweet flavor.

It’s a shame, because the blueberry itself tastes quite good, but I just can’t get over the taste of the rooibos itself. I don’t think a shorter steep time will fix this, as it seems if I steep any shorter I won’t get much of any flavor at all.

Bottom line, if you don’t mind the medicinal-like taste of rooibos and you like blueberries, pick this one up! :)

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

I have yet to have a straight blueberry rooibos/honeybush that’s tasty. The best I have found so far is Della Terra’s Blueberry Creme, which also contains black tea and clearly is meant to be creamy. Hopefully someone will get it right eventually!

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drank Winter Wonderland by Blue Teapot
1574 tasting notes

Christmas teas were half-off the last time I was at the Blue Teapot store in Vancouver, so I picked up this seasonal blend. It has a very smooth white tea base with a surprisingly nutty flavour and it’s not even the least bit vegetal in flavour like many Bai Mu Dans can be. The fruity apple flavours are subtle but they work so well with the base that there’s also a dessert-like quality to this blend. I’m not picking up much in the way of pepper though I don’t think the tea is really ‘missing’ it. Very yummy.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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95

Makes like the best latte!!!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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95

Such a nice refleshing blend! Love leaving a mouth full of tea and letting the taste linger on my tongue!! And the price is so good for nice quality loose tea!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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76

Has a suprising spicy afternote, first time I had it I steeped for too long, so the second time only steeped it for a min and added a bit of german rock sugar, loved it!!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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drank Turkish Apple by Blue Teapot
1067 tasting notes

A quick backlog for this one. It’s rather appley with a mixture of sweet and sour tones and crispness. There is nothing that separates this apple tea apart from any other but it does make a tasty mid tea treat.

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72

Finally finishing off this tea – I’m making it a mission to use up the older teas in my cupboard.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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drank Chocolate Raspberry by Blue Teapot
1574 tasting notes

This tea smells quite delicious and unlike many blends it actually manages to replicate the flavour of real raspberries to a good extent. Unfortunately there’s just something a little ‘off’ about the flavour that I’m not liking. Maybe it’s the oddly herbal undertone it has or maybe it’s the fact that it could stand to be a bit sweeter and more chocolaty than it is. Whatever the reason it’s just not working for me. I’m glad I just got a little sample of this tea rather than a full 50g bag which is the amount I usually buy teas in.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Turkish Apple by Blue Teapot
1574 tasting notes

I’ve discovered that this tea is lovely with a teaspoon or so of honey stirred into it, which turned the tea into a sweet, fruity treat that could easily take the place of dessert. Apples and honey – so very Turkish. ;)

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Turkish Apple by Blue Teapot
1574 tasting notes

I bought this on my Boxing Week trip to Vancouver (I picked up a lot of tea during that time). I don’t normally drink many fruit tisanes but this one caught my interest being that it’s an apple-based tea instead of the usual berry-based ones. And even better – no hibiscus – whoot!

The apple flavour, predictably, is the strongest component of this tea and drinking it make me think of biting into a crisp, juicy Macintosh apple. It’s naturally sweet and there’s a faint hint of something spicy underneath as well. It’s a very ‘warm’ tea that, for me anyway, dredges up memories of Thanksgiving and Christmas time.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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drank Vanilla Rooibos by Blue Teapot
1683 tasting notes

The last of this tea that I had. Not amazing, but satisfying at times.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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drank Vanilla Rooibos by Blue Teapot
1683 tasting notes

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drank Vanilla Rooibos by Blue Teapot
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Preparation
Boiling

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drank Rose by Blue Teapot
104 tasting notes

Backlogging from yesterday.

Thanks go to Jillian for the chance to try this tea :)

I have got to say, I love the color of the liquor: dusty, antique rose. The disparity of the primarily rose aroma and hibiscus taste threw me a bit but it was still enjoyable. Pleasantly tart with a lingering aftertaste of roses, it made me want some candied rose petals to munch on. I’ve never had candied rose petals but I suspect they would go perfectly with this.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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65

That’s it for this tea folks. It was a decent tea (and great iced) but not one I liked so much that I’d want to repurchase it.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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