1329 Tasting Notes

82

Well hum! Now I wish I’d tried this first, out of all the Xmas teas. I do believe it is my favourite! Somehow it ended up in my bin to try. Ah well, I can drink this tea any time, right? Breaking tradition…
Anyhow. I find it odd that while there is no chocolate here, it has more of the texture of chocolate that I was looking for. So yeah, there is no cocoa flavour, but it’s somehow what I want in a chocolate mint tea?! Hrm.
No milk or sugar, this was perfect on it’s own. With a bit of sugar, maybe half a teaspoon, it was more dessert like. Rich and creamy, almost like an aero bar. Yum.

ifjuly

I enjoyed this one too!

Indigobloom

I’ll be sad when it’s gone :)

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72

I think this is the packet that Lala sent me. Thank you so much!!!
And now I’m glad I didn’t go and buy a whole batch of it. Somehow, it seems way different than what I tried ages ago. The base is not what I initially tried so that could be it.
I’ll have to try it again with more precise parameters.

Lala

I find sometimes with re-blends, it never tastes the same as the first time. Sometimes I think I just build it up to much in my head.

Kirkoneill1988

taste like pancakes?

Indigobloom

Lala, I think you’re right. Ah well! Thanks again for sending me some!!

Indigobloom

Kirk, a little bit! though this time around the “pancake” tastes a tad undercooked

Kirkoneill1988

sometimes undercooked (or soft parts) taste good. i will try it someday :)

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Thanks for the sample Lala!
I had to add a bit of sugar for the flavour to emerge here. It’s a very mild coconut/kiwi note, but I really do like the base, so I don’t mind at all. A pleasant cuppa, to be sure. I’d consider ordering a small batch for myself one day. Also tried with milk and that was just as lovely. Malty, and well balanced.
Will hold off on rating as I actually drank this cuppa yesterday and my memory is a bit fuzzy on the deets. But going by memory, I think it’d be around 77 or so.

Lala

You’re welcome

Caleb Brown

The natural sweetness of the kiwi man this blend sweet enough for me but because of this review I tired it with milk and LOVED it! Thanks for the review :)

Indigobloom

Such is the beauty of Steepster!! I’m so glad you tried it out :)

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78
drank Bedouin Chai by Wissotzky Tea
1329 tasting notes

This is soooo lemony! I think I just got some extra grass in there this time heh. Note to self: more tea, less grass :)

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78

Thanks for the sample TeaBrat!
I don’t think I’ve ever had a tea quite like this before. Hot, it was so dynamic and complex, and yummy! I coulda sworn there was yerba mate in there but nope it’s myrtle masquerading as mate. Ha!
Anyhow, now that it’s cooled I can really taste the lemon. Interesting. I still prefer it hot though.

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82

Holy smokes this is incredible. Thanks SIL for the sample!!!
I can really taste the pancake in here. Just like an apple sauce pancake. I am highly impressed. Will def order some for myself at one point.

Shalom!

JustJames

oh, can’t wait to try mine!!! working my way through samples first =0)

Indigobloom

Go for it! I put it off for so long cuz I wasn’t sure what to expect. Now I regret waiting

TheTeaFairy

This one is truly festive for me. I drink it as a nice comforting broth, it truly is a mix of sweet and savoury, isn,t it? And I was so sure to hate it, but it turned out to be one if my favourites from Butiki.

Indigobloom

I know right? I thought I’d hate it too but I ended up in love :P

tigress_al

I have been very hesitant to try this one, but maybe I should just say what the heck and try it already!

boychik

Depending on what you add to this tea a little sugar or pinch of salt you could have 2 versions of latkes. I like it salted

Indigobloom

Tigress, go for it! It’s worth it :)

Indigobloom

Boychick, ha! I hadn’t thought about that! Will have to try it salted when I finally order some

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A friend took me out for Valentine’s the other day and this is what I ordered. I’d have to brew it up myself to really figure it out.
The pot was too large so by the time I got to the bottom it was quite bitter. Also the cups were somewhat smaller than I am used to and it came with cubes of sugar! so I couldn’t modify the input properly. Bah. It was pretty tasty. Very sweet with one cube. I tried with half and that was loads better. However I still haven’t got a picture of what “elderberry” tastes like. It was super intense, so if I had to guess I’d say it was somewhere in between strawberry and blackberry. Hmmm.

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86

The first cuppa I had from this batch was terrible and weak. This time? It was spot on. There is hope yet!

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83

Well geeze. One thing I’m coming to dislike about this tea, atleast this batch, is the remarkable lack of consistency. The last cup I had was almost entirely devoid of Jasmine, which suited me just fine since I really don’t do well in the tummy when it’s overly present. So when the cup I made up this morning had a significant amount of Jasmine in both the aroma and flavour, I was not impressed.
I do really love my Christmas Morning, but when it’s double doused with Jasmine like this, I get a little grumpy! harumph

K S

I’ve only had this in bag form. I never tasted jasmine though it is listed on the ingredients – so, weird. First time I had this I loved it. A year later it was just kind of ok.

Indigobloom

Same here, only bagged. Glad to know I’m not the only one who finds that it varies!

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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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