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69
drank Vanilla Rooibos by Blue Teapot
1715 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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69
drank Vanilla Rooibos by Blue Teapot
1715 tasting notes

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69
drank Vanilla Rooibos by Blue Teapot
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Preparation
Boiling

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71
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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74

Sooooo excited to try this one from Blue Teapot as I am very new to Blue Teapot Teas! This one is colorful blend-wise and smells nice and floral and woodsy. I can taste the jasmine and cherry primarily. It has a bit of a woodsy aftertaste. Not what I expected…but then again…not real sure what I WAS expecting…and I am not saying that in a bad way…it’s a tasty tea…the flavor just surprised me, I guess.

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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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72

It seems a bit odd, but I’m getting a sort of spiced apple scent to this tea, both dry and wet, though when it’s wet I can also pick out the ginger. There’s even a bit of it in the taste although that might be rooibos. Definitely not a conventional chai flavour, but I don’t mind some variety – the same-old gets boring after awhile. One thing I especially enjoy is the bite of the pepper at the very back of the tongue, like a delayed reaction.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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72

Sometimes I think this smells like cough medicine, sometimes I think it smells like apple cider; it changes for sniff to sniff, which is quite odd. It also brews up a surprisingly dark reddish-brown colour for a rooibos-based tea.

Each taste seems to be divided into three distinct parts. First there’s a bit of vanilla-ish sweetness right on the tip of the tongue, this quickly fades into a distinct, but not overwhelming, peppery bite. Then the aftertaste carries the distinct tart-earthy flavour of rooibos.

It’s interesting and I’m leaning toward liking it, though like most rooibos teas this one will have to work at it a little to gain my affections. ;)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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38
drank Vanilla Rooibos by Blue Teapot
1611 tasting notes

Does this count as adding to the ‘Vanilla Vogue’? I added some honey to the tea and that improved the flavour slightly from the last time I drank this tea – I’m actually getting a bit of vanilla now, though it’s still pretty weak.

I’m also, incidently, eating a bowl of Vanilla-Almond Honey Crisp cereal. XD

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
Angrboda

It’s got vanilla, it counts.

Jillian

Yay. :D

Rena Sherwood

In my younger days, when I had money and wasn’t yet on Prozac, I would pair teas with the scents of candles, bubble baths and body lotion. All you need is vanilla body lotion, bubble bath or scented candle to complete the vanilla universe.

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38
drank Vanilla Rooibos by Blue Teapot
1611 tasting notes

Meh, there was barely any vanilla flavour to speak of. The boyfriend likes it though.

Preparation
Boiling
LENA

Agreed! None of the flavors I’ve tried are any good at all. I have a 4oz. tin of the cin-apple rooibos up for a swap on Adagio’s chat site. Nothing beats plain ole rooibos in my opinion…at least thus far.

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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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65

Not really much more to say about this tea – go read my past tasting notes if you’re curious. :)

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

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65

I brewed up a big pot of iced tea which used up a good portion of the tea I had left in the canister.

When I brew iced tea I tend to add the usual amount of teaspoons per cups of tea and then brew it a little longer than I would with a hot tea, usually at a lower temperature too. Then, while it’s still hot, I usually mix in a bit of honey to sweeten it and then I leave it on the counter to cool to about room temperature and then I stick it in the fridge.

Preparation
Iced

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65

There’s such a mix of teas that I can’t really distinguish any particular kind. It is a nice looking blend though, with jasmine buds, and calendula and rose petals. No apricot though, oddly enough.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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65

Why are there so many frickin’ twigs in this tea? It’s not supposed to be a kukicha! Interestingly I’m tasting an almost nutty undertone to the apricot flavour, right now.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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65

I forgot how long I steeped this – oh well. I got to enjoy it with my friends who are both tea-holics. Good times. :)

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65

I steeped this a bit longer than maybe recommended with a white tea but it didn’t seem to hurt it, maybe because the delicate whites are mixed with a few different and possibly more resilient greens in this blend. The apricot flavour is quite strong but there’s a perfumy flavour present aswell, possibly from the the jasmine blossoms.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Luthien

In my experience, some white teas can be very forgiving if they’re over-steeped – certainly a lot more than most greens. Other white teas, not so much.

Jillian

Interesting, I figured it would be the other way around since white teas are so young and delicate.

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65

Steeped it twice, unfortunatly it doesn’t seem to resteep very well. :(

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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65

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65

This makes a light, delicate brew. The hint of apricot in the flavour was nice, although it smelled a bit overwhelming when I first opened the tin.

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70
drank Mate by Blue Teapot
1611 tasting notes

I’m so in love with my new tea strainer right now. This is one of the finer-textured teas in my cabinet so before I’d always ended up with a thick layer of ‘sludge’ on the bottom of my cup. No more! Now I can enjoy its toasted herbal nutty goodness without spending half an hour picking leaf bits out of my teeth afterwards. :D

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Tamara Fox

You’ve gotta tell us whichtea strainer you’re using. Please? :)

LENA

Sweet! I haven’t ventured into the mate world, but I would like to give it a whirl soon. Need to keep this strainer in mind.

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70
drank Mate by Blue Teapot
1611 tasting notes

The flavour to me is a combination of vegetal, nutty, and baked, and it’s on the verge of tasting like one of those “good for you” herbal drinks – but not quite. I don’t mind it but I feel like I want something a bit ‘more’ in it.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 7 min, 45 sec

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70
drank Mate by Blue Teapot
1611 tasting notes

It’s been awhile since I’ve drunk this so I decided to give it a go for something different today. The taste is very vegetal as I’ve said before but it has a richness to it that’s nice enough. I am noticing that I feel more awake and energetic, which is a point in this drink’s favour.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Mate by Blue Teapot
1611 tasting notes

This is my second time sampling yerba mate and it tastes…green (though not unpleasently so) and there’s a hint of nuttiness. It doesn’t give me the energy jolt that a black tea would, but this late in the day that’s probably a good thing. I don’t have much experience drinking yerba mate but this one seems pretty decent to me.

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