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drank Sweetie Pie Rooibos by Tealish
1844 tasting notes

GCTTB Rd 3:

This has a great almond flavor. If only the rose were not here, this cup would be 10x better.

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drank Winter Blend by Tealish
1844 tasting notes

GCTTB Rd 3:

This is definitely an interesting herbal. It is sweet, tart, and spicy all in one. The hibiscus hits your tongue first but orange follows shortly after adding a citrus flare as opposed to a hibby tart and then the slight cinnamon flavor pushes it’s way through giving you a touch of spice. All the while the almond and vanilla mellows out all the competing flavors to keep them from overpowering the whole cup. Definitely an interesting cup so thank you mewakeling for the chance to try it out.

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Backlog from last night:

As part of my new challenge to get to only 50 teas in my cupboard by September (I’ve got a whole bunch of stuff coming in, plus a TTB, so it will probably be difficult even with easy sipdowns), I decided to revisit this, which was quite lemony and meringue-y the first time I tried it.

Perhaps I wasn’t paying enough attention, but the flavours weren’t quite as apparent today. However, I did realize one blindingly obvious reason why I liked it – it was a mix of red and green rooibos!

I really don’t have any green rooibos in my collection aside from this tea. But alas, I will choose not to remedy this and instead stay strong on day 2 of my official tea-buying hiatus. :-)

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drank Queen West Blend by Tealish
105 tasting notes

Drank the last I had of this, a gift from Azzrian a long while ago. It has lost most of the fruit flavours, but gave a pleasant, kind of malty taste. That may not be anything this tea is supposed to taste like, but I still like it. I think mostly it just tastes like black tea now, and since I added cream it tasted good with that. I can slightly taste the orange and cranberry in the after-taste, now that I think about it.

I seriously need to put a dent in my tea collection. I haven’t gotten a chance to drink or review any more Teavivre greens because I just have so much other that I need to GET RID of. It’s not that I don’t like my tea—but I have no room. NONE.

Anyways, this tea was delish, and I will be reviewing more green tea in another week or so, as I am going out of town tomorrow.

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Finally getting around to trying this tea. As a big fan of lemon dessert teas, I’m very excited to drink this cup! The scent of the dry leaf is wonderfully lemony and creamy.

Sipping… mmm. I like the strong lemon note and the pastry-like finish. There’s a very nice balance between the sweet and tart flavors. I also find the lemon to be a bit stronger than other lemon dessert teas and that’s just fine with me! There isn’t a strong creamy note which I think would have made this tea even more special. It is sweet enough, though, and has a pastry-like quality.

I guess I wish that there were more variety with these lemony dessert teas — they all end up tasting about the same to me. Well, this was a very good cup and I did enjoy the stronger lemon flavor in this one, so I think I can say that this takes a spot in my favorite lemon meringue/pie/dessert teas.

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I’m writing this tasting note under this tea even though I think it might have a new name, “Dulce De Leche” — not sure if it has different ingredients, but I think it’s the same tea. I love the little caramel pieces in the dry leaf! The scent of this cup is very sweet with just a bit of oolong peeking out.

Sipping… I’m surprised that the flavor of this tea isn’t that strong. I do taste caramel and it’s a very nice round caramel flavor. It’s not only sweet, but has that buttery, milky character that makes caramels so delicious. I’m impressed that this flavor can be present in a tea! What I don’t like about this cup is that it’s rather drying and sharp. The oolong doesn’t really seem to contribute anything to this blend, only that drying quality with a hint of wood. Sad, because this tea has such potential to be delicious!

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drank Love Potion Sencha by Tealish
141 tasting notes

Thank you MissB for including this in my mystery pack I received months ago. It smelled so good and from the ingredients I knew I would have to save it and try it iced. I’ve noticed lately that I sometimes enjoy currant in tea especially cold and cinnamon adds something different to berry teas but I’m not sure what I think about pepper and berry together yet. This was a nice berry tea that I cold brewed and forgot I had it in the fridge so it was a nice surprise when I came home to find it waiting for me to drink.

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drank Winter Blend by Tealish
475 tasting notes

I have been so behind on logging tea! Long story extremely short, my partner and I are moving cross province in just over a month so I have living arrangements to set, work to find, and a move to organize and, somewhere in there, occasionally find time for a quick cup of tea.

As for this tea, it is as delightful as I remember it being. However, I have paying more attention to brewing times and pulling this tea after a shorter time. I think I actually liked it better with a longer steep. The berry is more subtle with a shorter steep, though it does become much more apparent as the tea cools.

Overall, it was fun to try another cup of this blend, but I think I might need to really play around with the brewing parameters a little more.

caile

Good luck with all the moving arrangements!

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drank Hot Chocolate Chai by Tealish
1108 tasting notes

Made the mistake of having this alongside Mariage Frères Chandernaggor, which is the epitome of chai’s for me. It still held it’s own though! Just a bit smoother, more creamy, and less chai spicy than it’s competitor. I will definitely re-order more of this when I run out.

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

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drank Lemon Meringue Rooibos by Tealish
58 tasting notes

Delicious! I’m amazed how much this tastes like its namesake with only a few natural ingredients to pull it off! Very smooth, not too harsh at lemon teas can be, and the flourish of vanilla at the end is perfect! One of the best Rooibos teas I’ve had the pleasure of tasting! Big thanks to Cavocorax for sending a sample to my wife :)

MissB

This is one of my all-time favorite rooibos teas; I bought a pound of this and Candy Cane by Simpson & Vail. So glad that Cavo introduced it to you!

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drank Blueberry Lagoon by Tealish
1108 tasting notes

Why do I oversteep my last sips of a favorite tea? Silly me. Too much tartness and apple in this incarnation, so now I’ll just have to order more… ;)

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

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Ahh, so now I see what the fuss is about with all this stuff around chiffon/citrus rooibos teas!

I oversteeped this slightly (8 minutes instead of the recommended 4-6) and this tea was a rosy amber colour instead of bright red. And even better – it didn’t get that woody taste that some rooibos teas can get. Instead, I got a nice flavour of lemon candy, though that could also be due to the lemon honey I added. It was sweet lemon rather than sour lemon, and as the tea cooled, I could taste the vanilla/meringue flavour more.

This was quite tasty. Thanks to Ubacat for sending me a sample!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Ubacat

Glad you liked it! If you have a Whole Foods nearby, they carry this tea.

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drank Creamy Caramel Oolong by Tealish
404 tasting notes

So I’m trying this tea again and it is tasting different than the first time. I don’t recall if I had sweetened it before, but I’m drinking it without sugar today. At the beginning of each sip I get a tobacco flavor! Like when you go into a pipe tobacco shop and smell all the flavored tobacco? Well this would be a light caramel one. There is a slight sweetness that hits at the back of my tongue.

Aaaaaand my kid nearly just threw a dirty sock in my cup. Wow. Talk about breaking the enchantment of a cup of tea!

I am enjoying this more than the first cup for sure, but it is still not on my must have list.

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

Sounds interesting! I’ll have to grab a sample next time I order.

CHAroma

LOL! Silly munchkin.

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drank Lemon Meringue Rooibos by Tealish
49 tasting notes

Another one from MissB. I think this is the first rooibos tea I’ve loved. Maybe it’s a rooibos tea hater’s gateway drug tea? From the intense lemon smell I expected it would be more tart but it’s perfectly creamy and a little sweet. I will definitely order this one!

MissB

Ah, so glad you enjoyed this one! It is green rooibos, which I enjoy much, much more than a red rooibos.

Megan

Thank you for sending it to me! I don’t know if I’ll ever like red rooibos but green is delicious!

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drank Lemon Meringue Rooibos by Tealish
1108 tasting notes

Monster cup of this last night turned into lovely cold leftovers.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 3 tsp 30 OZ / 887 ML
Suziqzer

Love when that happens! It means I was too tired to finish a good cup but it waited for me and was still yummy in the morning.. Maybe even better. Coffee isn’t patient like tea and gets ugly and bitter and gross.

madametj

Ha ha Suziqzer, think you might be a bit biased? (I absolutely hate coffee, btw. lol)

Suziqzer

Maybe a little biased, now that I’m a tea drinker.
I used to be a coffee drinker, still have the occasion cup of coffee usually w/ creamer, or a latte/cappucino. Hubby says I don’t really drink coffee because I almost always add something to it.. Lol.

If you want to drink coffee cold, you have to pamper it with ice and flavorings.. In my opinion anyway.

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drank Blueberry Lagoon by Tealish
1108 tasting notes

So… have been drinking this a lot of late. It’s a bit sweet cold, but hot? It’s deliciously awesome, like blueberry juice.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
CelebriTEA

Sounds delish♡

madametj

Sounds really good!

MissB

I have a bit left if anyone wants me to send some along, I should just grab some more.

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drank Creamy Caramel Oolong by Tealish
645 tasting notes

From the HHTTB2

I don’t know what to make of this tea. It smells like caramel, and it varies between tasting like nothing (no base tea, no flavor, no nothing ) and tasting like cotton candy. The difference from one sip to the next is disconcerting. I’m so confused I don’t even know how to rate it!

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drank Lemon Meringue Rooibos by Tealish
1108 tasting notes

Gosh I love this tea. It soothes and pleases, and I always drink it way too fast after it’s cooled. I may need to see if a cold brew is in order at some point… I mean, I have more than enough of it to try. ;)

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

MissB, would you say this resembles Della Terra Lemon Chiffon? I’m just curious cause that’s about the only rooibos I can tolerate!

MissB

They’re very similar teas, however this one is a green rooibos, which I find I enjoy more than most red rooibos. I can send you some if you’d like to try it out?

TheTeaFairy

Aww, thank you missB, you are so kind! I will pass on the offer for now, trying so hard not to get anymore tea cause my cupboard is so out of control but will keep that in mind :-)

MissB

I understand the out-of-control cupboard all too well. I’m sure I’ll have lots for a while, so feel free to ask anytime.

CelebriTEA

The name of this tea is enough to make your mouth water…mmm…
Lemon Meringue…mmm

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drank Blueberry Lagoon by Tealish
1108 tasting notes

I’ve had this at least five times in the past few days, and I’ve noticed a few things:
- it’s too sweet cold, and as it cools;
- it’s infinitely better hot, and with a shorter than five minute steep;
- the apple takes over if you re-steep, oversteep, or let it cool too long.

I do love it, however it’s a bit finicky. This is a partial re-steep (I re-steeped the last cup and added more leaf), and probably my least favorite of all the times I’ve had it. The last cup however – 3 minute steep with 200F water and all brand new leaf – was amazing while still hot/warm.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Citrus Grove by Tealish
222 tasting notes

This is nice. I didn’t get coconut in there anywhere – smell or taste. That’s a good thing or it would have gone into my swap pile. I liked the strong lemongrass flavor and scent. I got this in a swap and it will be nice for a couple of cups, but probably not one I will reorder.

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drank Coconut Cream Chai by Tealish
80 tasting notes

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drank Pink Dragonfruit by Tealish
1220 tasting notes

Coldbrew Sipdown (316/298)

I love this one. I will definitely restock, but not in a tin. Just a 50 g bag. But it is wonderful.

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drank Lemon Meringue Rooibos by Tealish
191 tasting notes

I’ve had this tea in my cupboard for awhile but didn’t add it to my cupboard here. I don’t have it that often and had a cup last night. It is very delicious. A cream lemon rooibos. Yes, the tin is almost empty but I have enjoyed every cup. Almost want to run out and get more but my cupboard is pretty full…..

Flavors: Lemon Zest

Preparation
Boiling

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drank Love Potion Sencha by Tealish
191 tasting notes

I love green teas and was looking forward to trying this tea because it had such good reviews. I can definitely taste the cinnamon, candy, peppercorns but the sencha is lost. I don’t taste it at all. I think the cinnamon/candy flavor has overpowerd it. It’s still a decent tea but coming from a green tea lover, not for me.

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C

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