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Pekoe Tea Lounge

Recent Tasting Notes

72
drank Celtic Twist by Pekoe Tea Lounge
4041 tasting notes

missB sent this one my way. it’s an intersting tea…not really sure how i feel about it. I think i’m landing on the side of, thanks but no thanks… this has a quite distinctive taste…and i’d argue that once it cools a bit, it does start to taste more like a stronger alcohol…which, lets be honest, if i’m going for that, i might as well drink the alcohol! still, a unique tea to try. thanks missb!

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75
drank Spicy Chocolate by Pekoe Tea Lounge
4041 tasting notes

last cup of this tonight because i need some calming teas AND because i promised myself i’d get to 150 before i was allowed to open my damn fine teas that arrived today…and i want to drink at least one tomorrow. soooo here i am lol rock ME like a hurricane!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yP1tcy9a10

yes..that’s right. i went there.

Cavocorax

Hahah. You’re so hardcare with all your ruuuuules.

Sil

yeah but i’m so awesomely fun even WITH my rules :P

Sil

(and uh for those who are reading this and don’t know how ridiculous i am…uh…that sounds bad lol)

TeaExplorer

(I’ve got the YouTube video in the background while reading this)
No Rulez! Rip_That_Package_OpenLIKE A HURRICANE =:-O
(sorry … lost my calm for a moment … video ended … i’m better now)

Sil

Lol glad I could share some ridiculousness :)

TeaExplorer

Thank you for that :)

Terri HarpLady

Sil, your rules remind me of Ms Theresa’s rules, that’s why me & little terri keep her locked in the closet (of my mind) most of the time ;)

Sil

rules are fun! (especially when you get to break them sometimes)

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75
drank Spicy Chocolate by Pekoe Tea Lounge
4041 tasting notes

this was another one sent my way by missB Funnily enough the chocolate smell/taste in this one is intense. I have to agree with her, that when something has spicy in the name, you expect it to be spicy…not sweet. This is chocolate rooibos with a hint of something else going on there. it’s still tasty, but it doesn’t have the kick i was expecting it to have. I’ll have to play with the steeping a little to see if there’s anything i can do to make it a littler punchier.

in other news? salted caramel criollo is amaaaaaazing….

Final Count: 149 (19 + 4 to go)

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76

Tonight, this smells and tastes weird, and I’m puzzled as to what’s different. Last night? Divine. Tonight? Messed up, weird.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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64
drank Women's Tea by Pekoe Tea Lounge
940 tasting notes

I mistakenly grabbed this tonight thinking it was something else. Had it anyway, even though it’s really just an apple tea with a touch of cinnamon and herbals way in the background. Less palatable as it cools, although more… satisfying, knowing it’s an herbal, and potentially helping me feel better.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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82

Weirdly a bit drying tonight, and I wish there was more spice. Still pleasant, although frankly, my head hurts so much that almost anything would taste good. :$

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
JustJames

oh dear…. feel better!

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76

Still wondering what’s in here, so I just omitted the red chunks of whatever-it-is, and brewed it up. Hot, it really is lemon meringue pie – more thick creamy lemon than anything though. As it cools it got a bit metallic, although I’m still finding it delicious.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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84
drank Kashmir Chai by Pekoe Tea Lounge
940 tasting notes

A sad sipdown, although this is tasting less amazing than I remember it. I did have to underleaf a bit because I had too little left. Maybe it’s because when I think Kashmir tea now, I think of that amazeballs concoction in Edmonton… no chai will ever compare. Seriously.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
VariaTEA

Oh no. I am sorry to hear this sipdown was less enjoyable than past cups.

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81
drank Lemon Tart by Pekoe Tea Lounge
940 tasting notes

Had some of this yesterday, and it was quite lovely – more lemon than tart, yet still a refreshing, bolder blend.

Flavors: Lemon Zest

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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77
drank Spicy Chocolate by Pekoe Tea Lounge
940 tasting notes

Bah, just not feeling this tonight. Made a huge cup of it, and it’s okay…. chocolately yes, just a bit weak still with zero spice, and too much woodsy rooibos.

Flavors: Chocolate, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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76

Had this the other night after I went to Pekoe Tea Lounge, and there’s something off about it for me – perhaps some strawberries? Still waiting on an ingredient list, which will help me determine what the pinkish yellow soft things are in this brew. It does smelll like lemon meringue and taste (mostly) like it, minus anything crust-like, however I’m reserving rating it until I know more about this tea and try it again.

Preparation
4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Suziqzer

Still not sure about this one? Maybe knowing what all is in it will help you with the flavors.

MissB

Crap. Did I enter this into the database twice, and post about it twice? Bah.

Suziqzer

No, I think you’re good. I didn’t realize you had two lemon ones from Pekoe.

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68
drank Cape Town by Pekoe Tea Lounge
940 tasting notes

Well, I oversteeped this last night, so there’s a definite woodsy rooibos taste and smell. Ick. I get that this supposed be a creamy, lemon-lime sort of tea (maybe) however it’s just meh for me.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Suziqzer

Sounds like the ones you picked up at that shop aren’t quite up to expectations… :(

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77
drank Spicy Chocolate by Pekoe Tea Lounge
940 tasting notes

A tea billed as spicy chocolate should be spicy, right? I got little to no spice out of this, however it was a hearty chocolate brew, thanks to the chicory in it, I’m sure.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Sil

Maudit!

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81
drank Lemon Tart by Pekoe Tea Lounge
940 tasting notes

I liked this much better cooled than hot; it was just mediocre hot, with a mild lemon flavor. Cold however, it was a sweet, creamy lemon tart-like concoction, and I immediately thought of Suziquer wondering if she’d like to try some for her iced tea experiments.

Preparation
2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Sil

Mmmm limon c’est tour ours parfait dans les boissons froides dans mon opinion.

Suziqzer

Hmm… I don’t know. Funny you think of me and citrus now.. :) Surely stretching me further! I could try it, but lemonade and iced tea were not a good mix for me as a kid. Maybe if the lemon is less citric acid like and more toward sweet/creamy… wish I could smell it :)

Cheri

Sounds nommy. :)

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64
drank Women's Tea by Pekoe Tea Lounge
940 tasting notes

Had this last night, before bed. It’s an interesting tea, and I wish I knew what was in it. Took a bite out of what looked to be dried apples, and I (think?) they were indeed apples. Tasted more like really chewy marzipan though. Unfortunately I’m forgetting most of what this tasted like, other than it surprised me.

Preparation
2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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84
drank Kashmir Chai by Pekoe Tea Lounge
940 tasting notes

Bah. Images not working. I do have a lovely picture, and will add it when I can. So, this is a green chai, which intrigued me enough to get a sample from the owner of Pekoe Tea Lounge. I must say, it’s a delicious blend — however I do think there is some black tea in here as well, or at least something granular that looks like black tea. It’s sweet and earthy in a chai-like way, with all of the requisite spices in there… cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper. I wish I’d grabbed more!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Suziqzer

You do love your chai! :)

Suziqzer

I’ve noticed several of your notes from this place so I Googled them. Looks like a nice place for tea and pie! & lots of choices… That would be the hardest part. But Yum!

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62
drank Festivus by Pekoe Tea Lounge
940 tasting notes

Too much apple for me! I think I was expecting something different… plus a huge whallop of caffeine in this one… I’m actually shaking.

Preparation
2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Sil

Mmmmmm pomme. C’est un peut drole votre demand parce que mon fiancé viens d’acheter 2 livres pour qu’il peut commancer a practiquer son Francais. Il veut que je Lui parle en Francais maintenant.

Fjellrev

Ça suffit! ;)

Sil

Swedish chef – autocorrect to English is the suck lol

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82

Steeped for more than 10 minutes in cream, this is lovely with Zero astringent anything. None of the flavors popped up to hit me in the face, everything just mellowed into a lovely brew that I’m sure I’ll be drinking often

Preparation
8 min or more 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75
drank Celtic Twist by Pekoe Tea Lounge
940 tasting notes

Hm. Much better cooled than hot. The whiskey flavor comes out more, although it did get slightly bitter cooled. Hot, it was just a plain black Tea. Still nice, although I think I prefer O’Connor ’s Cream.

Preparation
2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Madras Spice by Pekoe Tea Lounge
940 tasting notes

Tried another and leafed it more… this is a lovely chai. Definitely sweet even on it’s own. need to try with cream!

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Bah. I can’t upload images from my phone! I took a great one for this Tea.

Went into Pekoe Tea Lounge today because my fancy phone told me it was nearby. Talked to the owner about where he gets his Tea from… now I know but they’re different names and several companies. Easier if I post this way then, right?

pretty Sure I under leafed this, will have to try again at home. Definitely chocolate, just a but weak and got a touch bitter as it cooled.

2 min steep, No idea temperature

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
OMGsrsly

Pekoe as in the one at Laurel and Broadway?

MissB

Yes ma’am! Was an interesting experience. Will share more when on my computer again.

OMGsrsly

It used to be a Steeps, and I know they carry a LOT of Steeps tea. The setup hasn’t changed in years. Look forward to hearing more!

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The apple flavour is kind of sour (like a Granny Smith) and sadly doesn’t smell very good. The spices are nice enough, but I’m not too excited about them.

From reading, it’s difficult to find a nice apple tea.

This one unfortunately isn’t for me.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Apricot by Pekoe Tea Lounge
709 tasting notes

I stumbled on Pekoe Tea Lounge as I was walking down the street. I had this one in house. I have been SEARCHING forever for a great tasting, not too artificial or chemical tasting apricot tea. This one smelled so good. Like sweet, dried but juicy, apricots. I ordered a large French press. I am unsure how long it steeped for but I am guessing between 3-5 min before I pressed the plunger down. It tasted like a medium bold black tea with a nice apricot flavour. It is slightly artificial but still quite delicious. There is a very slight sweetness. Very similar to fresh, dried apricots. The tea got astringent towards the end of the French press but I am not surprised as it would have been sitting for about an hour.

Sil

Have you tried tangier by American tea room?

Lala

No I haven’t. I will have to check it out.

Sil

i double checked but the last of the sample i picked up has left my house or i’d have sent it your way

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This one is OK. I don’t think I care for the Ceylon-heavy base tea, but I do like the flavours. It’s almost more peach than strawberry, even though it does smell quite strongly of strawberry.

This is another one I think would be better iced – either cold steep or flash chilled.

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

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