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84
drank White Wedding by The Tea Spot
1335 tasting notes

This was a one teaspoon sample I took from the Here’s Hoping teabox a while back (I hope that thing isn’t lost right now.) Is it bad that I have the second cup (PM not AM) of my tea days for the next week or so planned out? Of course I want to drink all the teas all the time. Choices choices . haha. Anyway, I like this one! There are plenty of big jasmine flowers in the dry blend but somehow the flavor doesn’t happen in the tea itself. It’s a decent white tea (fuzzy but somehow they aren’t bothering my throat)… it doesn’t taste like cake so much as frosting! Sweet and also a bit nutty. Where is my dessert with this one? The second cup somehow had almost just about as much flavor as the first cup.
Steep #1 // 30 mins after boiling // 2-3 min
Steep #2 // 20 min after boiling // 3 min
Three sipdown tasting notes today! NICE.

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85
drank Red Rocks by The Tea Spot
380 tasting notes

I haven’t had this tea in a while. I’ve been all but out and I was saving the last cup for whatever reason and also for songs unknown reason, I haven’t yet ordered more of this. Tonight the tin is now empty, but I did get a little more in my Tea Sparrow box this month.

I forgot how dang creamy this tea is. Vanilla almond creamy, with that woodsy rooibos flavor too. It’s good. Really good.

I’m exhausted and wide awake so hopefully this tea helps me get to sleep. We’ll see.

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85
drank Red Rocks by The Tea Spot
380 tasting notes

I can’t believe that I haven’t given this tea a rating yet. I think it’s because when I was drinking it before was when my laptop was busted and you can’t do the sliders on the tablet. So there is now a rating for this tea.

This is one of my comfort teas. I really like this one. I just wanted something comforting tonight. My throat is getting scratchy. It better just be allergies because I cannot be getting sick again. Uh uh, no way.

But yeah, almondy vanilla and caffeine free. Delicious. Relaxing. Comforting.

Now if only I could stop hearing, “A tight end?! Why did they take a tight end?! Why didn’t they take Lewan!? Why do the Lions hate their fans so?!”

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML
Hello.Kiki

Though in all seriousness, they should have taken a corner. Sure the offensive line could use some bolstering, but they already have some great receiving hands (Calvin? Reggie? come on guys!) sigh.

Why do the Lions hate their fans so?

Cheri

I don’t understand. I’ve never understood. It’s hard to be a Lions fan. (The thought with Lewan is he was the best player on the board at that point, and either you strengthen the line or you can trade him. Dennard would have been a good pick as well.)

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85
drank Red Rocks by The Tea Spot
380 tasting notes

I really wanted something creamy tonight, but still no dairy while I battle this bronchitis. So this was my creamy.

Hello.Kiki

feel better soon!

Cheri

Thanks! I am doing a lot better already. This just takes a while to clear up.

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85
drank Red Rocks by The Tea Spot
380 tasting notes

What can I say? I have a cupboard full of teas and I’m drinking this one again tonight. But oh oh oh so good. I wish my computer was working so I could actually rate this tea. But like everything else lately, my computer is dead. The hard drive has about a billion bad sectors and it’s just not running anymore.

But this tea….It’s soothing my throat that is raw from coughing. It’s soothing my tired body. It tastes so good.

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85
drank Red Rocks by The Tea Spot
380 tasting notes

Oh wow, this is good I mean really good.

Vanilla, almond, creamy.

Wow

It reminds me of a shortbread almond cookie.

It’s also really creamy. Surprisingly creamy. Deliciously creamy, especially since I’m sans dairy right now.

I haven’t tried a resteep yet, but the tin tells me I can.


The resteep is just as delicious. Maybe not quite as creamy, but still creamy and delicious.

DeliriumsFrogs

This sounds super yummy. :)

Cheri

It is. I have yet to have a bad tea from The Tea Spot.

DeliriumsFrogs

That’s really good to know! I’m going to have to add them to my ‘check out this vendor asap’ list. thanks! :)

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85
drank Red Rocks by The Tea Spot
380 tasting notes

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This is sooo jasmine. Really strong.

I originally made this to be a hot tea in my carry mug, but I realized after heading out the door to my mother-in-law’s house to take her grocery shopping that it was just too hot of a day for this tea. So when I got there, I iced it down.

I really like it that way.

I think I might do some cold brew in the fridge tonight for tomorrow.

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I got this tea a few weeks back and while it was nice and jasmine-y, I had a bad blend with no jasmine flowers in it. The Tea Spot fixed it for me and sent a whole tin full of Jasmine flowers right away.

And then I couldn’t taste Jasmine for a while. That was sad.

Today, I can taste Jasmine. Perhaps not as well as normal but I finally taste it again.

And yes, I like this tea.

The base green is quite nice, but the Jasmine flavor in this is strong. In a good way. I would spend more time describing this tea, but honestly the codeine is kicking in and I don’t think words are coming.

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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
1304 tasting notes

Morning cup. First off I just noticed this is Bolder Breakfast not Boulder Breakfast like I spelled it on my blog a while back. Had to fix it. Second, I didn’t feel like searching to post, so I typed bolder breakfast into the search. There seems to be at least 3 different listings for the same tea. Such is Steepster in the morning. My blurry head tastes chocolate, something mildly spicy, and pu’er. That’s all I got until I wake up. I recall it being awesome from last time.

Sami Kelsh

Mmm, I like awesome.

Cheri

I put some of this in a small tin and I wrote up the label as Boulder Breakfast. The Tea Spot does have a tea called Boulder Blues, but this one is just Bolder.

K S

I remember checking out their website and since they operate out of Boulder it was a short jump to mistaken identity and yeah, seeing Boulder Blues helped steer me off course.

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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
1304 tasting notes

This has a lot of reviews and I am not sure I can add anything new but that won’t stop me from trying. I opened this expecting a basic black breakfast so imagine my surprise at the pretty yellow petals, whatever they are, and CHOCOLATE! I wrote on my blog this must be the breakfast tea dad would serve ‘cause mom wouldn’t let me have chocolate first thing in the morning. This is more of a grown up take on the flavoring. It is well behaved. The brew is not messy or cloudy as chocolate teas tend to be. The chocolate flavor is light and melts into the tea blend. The pu’erh is the only one I can single out as it has a mild earthy taste. Not bitter or astringent. Half the caffeine of a cup of coffee. That I can’t single the other teas out is as close to a complaint as I have – it is almost too perfectly blended. But for too perfect it is darn tasty.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 5 g 10 OZ / 295 ML
ifjuly

this sounds really nice. chocolate for breakfast makes me feel like a spoiled special kid at my aunt’s house ’cause my mom never let me have sweet stuff for breakfast either, ha.

gmathis

My mom’s theory was that eating SOMETHING before I left for school, regardless, was preferable to running off on an empty stomach. I had Chef Boy R Dee ravioli for breakfast a lot.

K S

I never really understood the candy restriction. I mean we ate super frosted sugar bombs cereal and doughnuts so what is the difference? Never tried ravioli for breakfast. Sounds…. different. :)

Cheri

I love soup for breakfast

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82
drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
380 tasting notes

This is my go-to morning caffeine right now. So yummy. I like the earthy notes from the pu-erh, and the richness from the chocolate.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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82
drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
380 tasting notes

I had this for my morning tea, and so did my husband. We both enjoyed it. I love the subtle chocolate notes this tea has. Very comforting.

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82
drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
380 tasting notes

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82
drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
380 tasting notes

My computer won’t boot up again, and recovery doesn’t seem to be working, either, so I’m posting from my tablet.

I decided to try this one this morning because a little chocolate seemed needed. It was a very good choice. The pu-erh adds the right balance of earthiness to this tea, and the touch of chocolate flavor just rounded it out.

It smelled like an instant hot chocolate pack when I opened the sample pack, so I was actually a little worried this would be too chocolate, but my fears were unfounded. It was a perfect touch of flavor.

I can’t post a rating but it’s going to high. Even my husband likes this one.
Husband: It tastes like tea. It’s good. I like it. A+. Will drink again.
Me: would you like me to order some?
Husband: Sure. I like it.

This is the same man who laughs at me every time I get more tea in the mail.

So I’ll be placing an order with The Tea Spot later today.

TheTeaFairy

Yay for “tea friendly” hubbies :-)
(You are good I must say, pretend you are ordering for him, that’s a good trick, lol)

Cheri

He’ll have it every once in a while, I’m sure. And we both know it’s mostly for me.

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81
drank Organic Chocolate "O" by The Tea Spot
1114 tasting notes

Smells strongly of chocolate, and tastes of it when hot. Cold, it’s more tea than chocolate, while warm, I wasn’t a fan at all. Hot though, this was liquid chocolate awesomeoness.

Dinosara thank you so much for letting me try so many teas on my wishlist. This was something I’d wanted pretty much since day one on Steepster, and I’m really glad I got a chance to try it!

Flavors: Chocolate

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

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85
drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
1943 tasting notes

Finishing up this sample this morning. This tea is popular for a reason; it has nice dark chocolatey flavor with a smooth robust tea base. Still can’t really taste that there is puerh in here. Not much else to say about this one this morning. Thanks again for the sample, Sil!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85
drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
1943 tasting notes

I’m really glad Sil sent me a sample of this tea even though I didn’t request one. I have always been curious because this one is always compared to my beloved Organic Chocolate “O” from The Tea Spot, and it seems like most people prefer this one. I remain skeptical, however, because most of those people are puerh drinkers, and I am not.

That said, for anyone who is scared of puerh or is looking for flavored puerhs that don’t really taste like puerh, do yourself a favor and get some of this tea. The puerh here is unobtrusive and basically just adds a very slight earthiness to the cup.

Mostly this cup tastes like chocolate. I would say that if Organic Chocolate “O” is milk chocolate, this tea is dark chocolate. Not super dark chocolate (I’ve had teas that were darker, more bittersweet). Maybe 60% cacao dark? It’s quite tasty, and if I didn’t know about the Organic Chocolate “O”, it might be my favorite chocolate tea because it is a quite authentic flavor. However, I am a milk chocolate person, so the “O” ranks above this one in my heart. Glad I finally got a chance to try it, though, and satiate my curiousity. Thanks Sil!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Stephanie

Hey that sounds really tasty :) I might have to check both of those out some day!

Sil

Glad i was able to send some your way :)

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drank Boulder Blues by The Tea Spot
38 tasting notes

I was underwhelmed by this one. The smell of the dry tea was great (very fruity), as was the smell of the teacups after we had finished the tea (they smelled sort of like Virgil’s cream soda), but the taste of the tea itself was rather weak. I could tell that it was vaguely fruity, but neither the taste of the tea nor the taste of the fruit was strong enough. I don’t like most flavored teas, with a few notable exceptions (like Earl Grey), partly because I love the taste of tea, and I find that the other flavors often overwhelm the taste of the tea. Here, though I feel like both the tea and the fruit underwhelmed each other. My wife enjoyed it, but it was just missing something for me. Oh, and it was difficult to get the smell out of my French press (as is the case with many flavored teas). I just wish I liked the taste as much as I liked the smell.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Boulder Blues by The Tea Spot
186 tasting notes

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86

I’ve been drinking this one cold over the last few days. It’s really good as a cold steep. I think I’ll rinse my pitcher and get more going for tomorrow. It’s just tasty.

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86

I highly recommend this one as a cold steep. After just a few hours in cold water in the fridge, I’m in heaven. Lemony, spearminty (my favorite kind of mint), just enough floral to be floral, but not over the top in any way. Oh, this is good. Easy. Tasty! I’m raising my rating on this one because I like it cold steeped soooo much.

Preparation
Iced

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