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drank Borengajuli Assam by Tea Time
563 tasting notes

This is quite a decent cup. Bright, steeps quickly, strong. Would likely make a decent cup even with less than optimal steeping conditions, like in a restaurant. Nothing exceptional and I’m not sure I could have told you it was Assam without looking, but it was good. :) Thanks, Sil!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Ambangulu - Tanzania by Tea Time
563 tasting notes

Sil was nice enough to share some of this with me. It’s a pretty nice CTC. A bit of maltiness in a fairly moderate strength tea. Steeps quickly of course. On the wishlist it goes to remind me to get some at some point. :)

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Cherry Blossom by Tea Time
1055 tasting notes

I’ve been eyeing my cupboard, and Its time to sip down a few of the samples I have.
My sister gave me this ages ago, wit steep time and temps, but not what it is…..
Its it green? It looks like a green tea to me. However Steepster thinks its a rooibos? Hmmm.
Well, whatever it is, I’m not particularly impressed with it. Its not a strong flavor (and I do think it is a green. Maybe? It does not look like a rooibos). (maybe I have the wrong listing?)
In any case, Not impressed. Glad that this sample is now sipped down.

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drank Borengajuli Assam by Tea Time
5370 tasting notes

super weird. no tasting notes for this one though i’ve had it multiple times… frown I’m a little tired of things poofing around here. I just wish i had a way to export my data so that i could keep track of things outside of steepster. This tea isn’t my favourite. I just can’t seem to brew it correctly or in a way that takes the edge off of the one taste i’m not a fan of…not that ou’d know it by the lack of tasting notes.

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drank Borengajuli Assam by Tea Time
5370 tasting notes

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drank Ambangulu - Tanzania by Tea Time
5370 tasting notes

sipdown! airport time in an hour or so and i’m scrambling to get a few more things organised as well as a bit of work done and tea drunk up lol I finished off this one since i’ll have maybe a half day of tea drinking in november with the travelling that’s happening so i might as well get a few sipdowns in :) This one has grown on me…i found with about 2.5 min steepings it was a perfect morning cup…a little bold, a little astringent but smooth and just what i need in the morning :)

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drank Ambangulu - Tanzania by Tea Time
5370 tasting notes

backlog from yesterday. This was a great cup of tea yesterday! I am still working on some of my older teas but i’ve found that the few older ones i have left are much tastier when i drink them at home rather than on the go. so i’m trying that. :)

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drank Ambangulu - Tanzania by Tea Time
5370 tasting notes

mmm i keep forgetting to write notes on this tea. I’ve had it a few times now and figured since i’ve shared a little of this with a few people, i should get to writing a note on this one. this is an interesting tea. it reminds me of “red rose” from my chilhood but a better quality lol. this is more of a milk and sugar sort of tea for me with a rich thickness to it, a slight bit of malt and a brightness here that i could see turning bitter if over steeped.

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drank Pear Toscano by Tea Time
5370 tasting notes

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drank Pear Toscano by Tea Time
5370 tasting notes

I don’t mind this tea, but it’s not really what i wanted in a pear rooibos tea. Mostly i think i’m doomed to be ever disappointed with all pear teas lol. I’ll be passing the rest of this off to someone else as well since i can’t see myself reaching for this before other teas in my cupboard heh

Hannah F.

You’ll crucify me for this, but here in Oz, Nestea makes a bottled single-serve of Honey-Pear white tea. I love it.

Sil

oh man…that sounds amazing!

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drank Pear Toscano by Tea Time
5370 tasting notes

So this is another tea that i opened up yesterday to try. when i brewed it up, it smelled REALLY rooibosy, so i was a bit worried..however in drinking this, the rooisbos taste isn’t nearly as present as the aroma would have you believe and this turns in to a rather pleasant rooibos pear tea. Could it be MOAR pear like for me? for sure! but it’s not bad :)

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ohhhh Cavocorax your giant bag of teas here is calling your name….no really lol

I pulled this one out tonight to finish it off and leave the last little sample for cavo. I have a vague recollection that she had liked another similar tea before so wanted to save a sil sized cup for her to try. I quite enjoyed this variation on the theme, though i’m not sure how badly i need a caramel rooibos in my cupboard. I think i’d prefer the fruit caramel i have from tea G…or the decaf caramel as well….maybe not.. either way, enjoyed and now it’s done!

Final Count: 81 (though in other news, i did a quick check and i have a mere 52 non puerhs in my cupboard)

boychik

I can’t believe you are in 80’s

Iridium

wow, I have more teas than you do now. O.O this feels so strange… (congrats!)

Sil

haha it IS weird, but it’s fun for me too…though not ordering has been hard. Except, the one order i DID place with stacy has gone missing :(

Iridium

oh no, that must be super disappointing! I’ve only been on hiatus for something like two months and it’s already hard… >.<

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84

still loveing this one – another from the other day. I really do want to try to remember to make this as a latte though..just for fun :)

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84

love this one, had a fantastic time drinking this on the drive from ottawa to Toronto :) it’s creamy and caramel-y and delicious!

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84

mmmmm another cup of this tonight just for kicks! I am really enjoying my cupboard the past few days…just drinking what i want, when i want. I just wish i had more downtime to sit with my puerhs!

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mmmmmm…opened this one tonight in celebration and it’s a good one! I’m generally a fan of caramel rooibos blend but this one is even more delicious than others that i’ve had. the caramel here is almost rich enough to come across like coffee if that makes any sort of sense. It’s just a darn delicious cup to end the evening with!

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A bold tea, one that brews up quickly and has little distinguishing notes to it other than it’s faintly creamy, smells vaguely like an orange pekoe, and has a few notes of something sweet in it that I’m struggling to place. Honey, perhaps? Maybe a honeyed fruit? Wish I knew more about this tea prior to drinking it, as that would likely help my enjoyment. Off to investigate! :)

EDIT: Bah. This is a tricky one to find online. Does anyone have a URL for the company?

Thank you OMGsrlsy for sharing this with me! :)

Flavors: Honey

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

is this just windsor-csatle tea?

OMGsrsly

Tea Time has no website or online presence. The description is as much information as I have.

MissB

Yea, there are two entries for it. OMGsrlsy: good to know. Are they local?

yyz

This might be it if it’s in Vancouver http://nvteatime.yolasite.com

OMGsrsly

yyz, your google-fu is AMAZING. I’ve looked on and off for months for more information on this company.

Yes, MissB. They are on Lonsdale in North Van. They carry some Mountain Rose Herbs blends, which is super exciting for me.

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drank Sungma Classic SFTGFOP1 by Tea Time
1740 tasting notes

Too-long-hiatus-from-Steepster, be gone! Drinking this tea this morning at the office. Mellow flavors for a black tea.

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drank Sungma Classic SFTGFOP1 by Tea Time
1740 tasting notes

My boss brought me this tea, during her latest visit to the office. Quite a pleasant, light black tea. Made a whole, 4-cup pot of it and shared it around the desk cluster.

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Nice kick in the pants this morning.

Not a bad tea, but… somewhat cardboardy. Or flat. :/ It doesn’t have the full flavour I’ve come to expect, although it is a strong tea with a lot of malt that is good with milk and sugar.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I haven’t had a kick-in-the-pants assam for a while.

This is that tea.

So good. So assam-y. Tasty with cranberry honey and almond milk.

I’ll need to try it plain at some point, but wow. Strong teas to have at breakfast err, brunch. I’ve MISSED you.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
gmathis

The additives sound wonderful!

OMGsrsly

This is a super fruity assam. I have plum jelly in the fridge that would be fantastic in it too. :)

TheTeaFairy

Oh, never heard of cranberry honey, sounds interesting…

OMGsrsly

Muahahaha.
http://www.honeybeecentre.com/honeybee-products/infused-honey-spreads/cranberries-infused-in-honey-500-g#.Uw1jHM7EFi8
http://www.honeybeecentre.com/honeybee-products/pure-honey/liquid-honey/cranberry-honey-500-g#.Uw1jLs7EFi8
I have both kinds. The one with cranberries in it is better with fruit teas, and I also recommend putting it into the basket so you don’t have floaties. :)

Courtney

Oh cranberry honey.

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drank Honey Lavender Rooibos by Tea Time
1620 tasting notes

Steeped 3 min today and it’s less overpowering. Such a good tea before bed, though.

Night. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Honey Lavender Rooibos by Tea Time
1620 tasting notes

I’m thirsty, so I’m making this iced.

I know, I’m weird, whatever. It should go well with my saskatoon berry sorbet.

It works well enough, although it’s quite rooibosy. Oh wells. I’ll probably still manage to drink it. Definitely prefer this tea hot.

(1 tbsp in 12 oz for 5 minutes, over ice and cool water to 1 litre)

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