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drank Tangerine Spice by Kally Tea
1308 tasting notes

Meh. Something about the combination of flavouring and spices is familiar, though I can’t recall from where.
At two minutes and about 180c the cup is pretty light. Tangerine comes through, and the delicate white base along with a dusting of cinnamon. Dusty. Yes it tastes dusty. Almost malty, and I’m not sure what to make of it with a white base!
By the time I got to the cup it had mostly cooled though, and I generally prefer my whites as hot as they can be made. I’ll give it another chance.
Perhaps the second steep will reveal something else!

Sil

lol “dusty” that makes me giggle

Indigobloom

It is!! maybe the cinnamon, being a powder, has trouble dissolving in the hot water? I’ve noticed that in cocoa before, how cinnamon just stays grainy.
Ok now I’m giggling to… :P

Sil

I organized my teas yesterday ….oh steeped and infused leslieville location is 50% off everything today including mugs, infusers, liber mug thingies etc… But I’m too lazy to leave my house….

Indigobloom

ooooh yah I can’t risk going near there. Too much to get through as it is.
I’m on the second steep of this tea and it’s a little better! smoother

Sil

well that’s good..

Kittenna

Ah Sil, is that why you seem to suddenly be reviewing/adding a bunch of Steeped & Infused Teas? I have this weird feeling that I have a couple little bags from them, one a peppermint blend and another a bai mu dan (that’s totally crushed into pieces). My aunt had picked them up for some purpose last year…

Sil

Mostly I just happened to be there the other day and they have samples for less than 2$ a pop so I bought a bunch to try before I ever place an ordere

Indigobloom

Chances are I won’t make it before they close down. Ah well!

Kittenna

Indigobloom….. if you try this again and don’t like it PLEASE LET ME BUY IT OFF YOU. This is delicious! Want more than the ~1 oz. I have! (And Sil seemed to like hers more than you…)

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Sil

lol “dusty” that makes me giggle

Indigobloom

It is!! maybe the cinnamon, being a powder, has trouble dissolving in the hot water? I’ve noticed that in cocoa before, how cinnamon just stays grainy.
Ok now I’m giggling to… :P

Sil

I organized my teas yesterday ….oh steeped and infused leslieville location is 50% off everything today including mugs, infusers, liber mug thingies etc… But I’m too lazy to leave my house….

Indigobloom

ooooh yah I can’t risk going near there. Too much to get through as it is.
I’m on the second steep of this tea and it’s a little better! smoother

Sil

well that’s good..

Kittenna

Ah Sil, is that why you seem to suddenly be reviewing/adding a bunch of Steeped & Infused Teas? I have this weird feeling that I have a couple little bags from them, one a peppermint blend and another a bai mu dan (that’s totally crushed into pieces). My aunt had picked them up for some purpose last year…

Sil

Mostly I just happened to be there the other day and they have samples for less than 2$ a pop so I bought a bunch to try before I ever place an ordere

Indigobloom

Chances are I won’t make it before they close down. Ah well!

Kittenna

Indigobloom….. if you try this again and don’t like it PLEASE LET ME BUY IT OFF YOU. This is delicious! Want more than the ~1 oz. I have! (And Sil seemed to like hers more than you…)

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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