Octavia Tea

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drank Lime Blossom by Octavia Tea
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I tried this one night last week. It’s very refreshing , with a fresh lime flavor that isn’t overly tart. It reminds me of something specific that I can’t quite place, which gives me the perfect excuse to have another mugful trying to chase it down! :)

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drank Strawberry by Octavia Tea
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This would probably be very nice iced. I’m wishing it was a black base instead of a white base, but it’s still nice.

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Trying this one in my new Bodum travel press.

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I picked up a tin of this at our local tea store in the mall. It’s not the very best hojicha I’ve had, but it’s still really good.

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drank Caramel Toffee by Octavia Tea
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drank Caramel Toffee by Octavia Tea
2498 tasting notes

Well, I guess I’ll log this as a sipdown, seeing as there’s none left. Sigh. 937, though. Tidying up my spreadsheet maybe will get me a bit lower than anticipated… (fingers crossed!)

As before, pretty tasty tea, along the lines of other caramel teas, with a nice soft oolong base.

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drank Caramel Toffee by Octavia Tea
2498 tasting notes

Another unlogged yet consumed tea (in fact, I may have drank all of this, and yet have no notes to show for it. Sigh.) I do recall enjoying this one, though not as much as DavidsTea’s Salted Caramel. The oolong base was great, though – I wouldn’t mind more flavoured dark oolongs instead of blacks!

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My mother sent me some teas from this company. Highly unexpected since she usually doesn’t order her own tea, much less ship samples out. Though, I suspect she purchased it locally somewhere and not online. :)

I’ve never had an Octavia tea (that I can recall). I didn’t have particularly high expectations, but it turned out to be a better pu-erh than I expected. It’s not as sweet as some shu puerhs, but it has a pleasant stone, cold earth, and dirt flavor.

I’m used to Pu-er, in general, being able to handle multiple steeps well. This one only gave me two good steeps, imo. I did one 30sec and one 1min for the first two and they were the best.

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drank Passion fruit by Octavia Tea
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Sipdown! This is an okay fruit tea but I’m not sure it tastes like passion fruit. It’s pretty tart and definitely tropical, though, so at least it’s somewhere in the area of passion fruit. I’m sure it would be delicious iced, but since it’s another cold day here I’m not going to be trying that out. I’ll just have to drink it and imagine myself somewhere the fruit would grow.

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drank Chocolate Mint by Octavia Tea
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I got this as a free sample from Octavia Teas. It’s my first time trying roobios and it’s delicious! I’ve never had roobios before so I wasn’t sure what to expect but it tastes like a flavored tea! Lots of delicious notes going on in this tea including chocolate and mint. Maybe a cherry undertone… Anyways, will definitely be ordering more of this in the future since this is something I can enjoy in the evening since it has no caffeine! Yum!

Flavors: Cherry, Chocolate, Mint

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Caramel Toffee by Octavia Tea
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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Caramel Toffee by Octavia Tea
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I got this in one of my Amoda boxes.
I liked it, pretty tasty!!! It was really caramel, with just a hint of nut. I would have liked to have been able to taste some of the oolong, but it seemed to be buried under the flavors.
This was just a solid caramel dessert tea.

Sil

mmm sounds tasty lol

yyz

Yum!

Dexter

I really liked it – drank the last of it last night. Will be misses, but I need to STOP buying from every interesting new company…

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drank Caramel Toffee by Octavia Tea
4550 tasting notes

Backlog:

Yum!

This is a Caramel Toffee Oolong and I love that it delivers on this promise. I am getting lots of luscious caramel and toffee flavors, a sweet, nutty flavor from the Oolong which melds beautifully with the caramel and toffee. It tastes sweet and decadent … it’s completely YUM! Not to be missed!

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Delicious! At first I was not steeping this hot enough, but I brought it to near boiling and now I’m really enjoying it. It’s very, very rosy, so if you don’t like floral teas, this one is not for you. But for you rose tea lovers, it will not disappoint. It doesn’t have that potpourri smell that some rose teas can have, but just tastes like real fresh roses.

Flavors: Flowers

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Caramel Toffee by Octavia Tea
340 tasting notes

Why is the weather so weird lately? Took a nap and when I woke up for dinner…. sssoooo cccold. So I had this tea with dinner. It’s nice and warm :) the caramel toffee taste is tasty. I don’t think I like it enough that I’d have bought a whole tin of it. It’s good that I got it from my amoda tea box so it’s more sample size.

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drank Caramel Toffee by Octavia Tea
396 tasting notes

Wah! Sipdown! I had to underleaf my last travel mug of this because there just wasn’t enough tea left. It was still quite tasty. The flavor is dead on and creamy and perfect for a cold day. This one definitely needs to go in my optimal rotation.

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drank Caramel Toffee by Octavia Tea
396 tasting notes

This was in the March 2014 Amoda box. It’s quite good.

I have enjoyed this several times already. I love it as a breakfast tea in my travel mug on an offensively cold day. The dry leave smells a little artificial, but that doesn’t translate in the brew. Instead, I get a lovely, creamy caramel toffee blend. The flavors are dead on without feeling overwrought. The base is dark and woody, complementing the flavoring. I find this really creamy on its own, but I bet adding some milk or dairy substitute would bolster that creaminess very well.

This resteeps nicely if you give it a long second steep (10-15 minutes). I accidentally left a second-steeped cuppa on my nightstand the other day and it was completely cold by the time I woke up. I decided to give it a taste and OMG it is amazing iced. Absolutely wonderful. I would totally advocate this as an alternative to fruity iced teas in the summer.

All in all, another winner from the Amoda box. Something I would strongly consider restocking.

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drank Caramel Toffee by Octavia Tea
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this was a lovely MissB treat!

now obviously i don’t taste the caramel…. what i do taste though is well ripened anjou pear and brown sugar against a dark oolong background….. a lovely pear curl. (i say that normally liking pear particularly in tea). this is the smell of a pear crumble with fresh pears picked right off the tree…. basted with brown sugar…. gooey in the oven.

who needs dessert? lol.

this is lovely. thank you so much MissB!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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If you are the kind of person who is seeking tea that has a fruity flavor, this tea is not it. I feel as though the description of this tea is very misleading " Melon Pear captures the luscious flavor of sun-ripened pears, ready to twist from the tree,"

I would surely beg to differ! This is not a bad tea, but none of the flavors described are detectable. Overall I think it smell better than it taste. I will not purchase this tea again.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Chocolate Chai by Octavia Tea
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I received a sample of this from Allie in a mystery swap. Thank you for sharing.

This is a really tasty chai! I am quite found of chais so I was excited when I saw this in the bunch of teas. I usually never drink chai straight, I always add about 1/2 tsp sugar and an ounce of milk. I did the same for this chai. This was a thick mouthful. It was a malty black tea base with a hint of chocolate and some spice in the background. It wasn’t a strong spice. The mix of malty/chocolate with spice for me is pretty well balanced. I am glad I got to try this one!

Yvonne

Delish!

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drank Melon Pear by Octavia Tea
34 tasting notes

I have been getting sooo behind on my tasting notes!! I got a bunch of samples from Octavia Tea on a whim just because they looked interesting and so far, so good. I haven’t had that much experience with white tea, but this is nice and sweet. I don’t know that I will go for the full size, because I can’t really distinguish either the melon or the pear, but it is an enjoyable cup of tea.

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