223 Tasting Notes

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drank Black Rose by T2
223 tasting notes

A sipdown!

I made a timonlino of this to bring to work this morning as it was viciously windy last night and I got very little sleep. Its a rare day when I’d say this, but thank god for eye makeup. I needed something warming and easy to drink, and a bit sweet to sooth my tired brain and body, and this is doing the trick.

I really enjoyed this one, I might get it again at some point and tried it iced. Apparently its meant to be good like that.

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94
drank Black Rose by T2
223 tasting notes

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Still loving this one. I had a glass last night after getting home and I fell asleep before finishing it! So I’m finishing it this morning after its cooled down. Still lovely and sweet. Beautiful.

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67
drank Peppermint by Twinings
223 tasting notes

This was one of the teas from my swap with Michelle. As a peppermint, it was fine, not the best I’ve ever had though. Probably something to do with the non-organic nature of the tea and the fact it was bagged. But fine! I’d seek it out at a hotel or meeting where bagged is the only option. Its giving my Gorgeous Geisha some new notes too!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Gorgeous Geisha by T2
223 tasting notes

After steeping it up for my smoothie, I did a re-steep for my timolino. ITs come out well, but I think the thermos needed a more ferocious scrub after having a peppermint tea in it yesterday, I’m getting green strawberries and mint! Its quite tasty, just unexpected.

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drank Gorgeous Geisha by T2
223 tasting notes

I made a standard steeper of this to put in my green smoothie as a base this morning (my Blendtec arrived, so naturally I had to try it out!). I made it up hot, even to go in a green smoothie, because its winter and my TCM Dr tells me I have a cold constitution and I should eat and drink warm things at the moment. No arguments here, it seems to work for me! The strawberry tones of this tea worked really well in my smoothie, adding a bit extra sweetness to drown out the weird fishy taste of my spirulina and chlollera supplements. I might just have to do that again!

I can’t wait until summer, I imagine making iced tea slushies in a Blendtec is pretty easy to do.

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I’m making a concerted effort to get through my sample boxes, and this is another one from Michelle. I brewed up one sachet in my Timolino. Its a tasty dessert tea, great for a bit of fun (or needed perking up today given my horrendous night’s sleep). It does taste like a sugar cookie, which to me means tasty and a nice treat, but nothing exceptional, and the tea gets this spot on, so they’ve done well there. I can get why this would be nice on a northern Christmas.

In happy news, its Thursday so its yoga day for me, I can’t wait for my class this afternoon. And my tax return self present, a Blendtec, arrived earlier. Can’t wait to make my green smoothie in the morning (with green tea as the base of course!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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95

Sipping on the last of my last of this. Another sipdown, and one I’m sad to do! This is a lovely tea, definitely goes in the dessert category but that hasn’t stopped me having a cup or two for breakfast. Also been good for those days where you just need some chocolate, of which this is on. If I ever do a DTT order this will be on my list! Thanks for the sample Azz!

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This was another from my swap with Azzrian (my, that was at last Christmas and I’m still working through it all… Must remember to clear cupboard then swap…). I’m sure I’ve tasted this but not logged it before too.

I made this to take to work this morning. Its fine. Tasty, not bitter, berryish. Just not mind blowing. I’ll happily finish it off but not something I’d love to order. But I do like how my sample bags came printed with my name on it, lovely touch!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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And we’re at the last of my small bag of this! I hope I can finish of my timolino full so I can re-steep the fruit etc in this one before the end of the day.

Blimy, long time no see steepsterites, my apologies for being so lax! My Whole30 went well, really well (http://mymissingfactor.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/you-are-what-you-eat/), and while it didn’t prevent me from having tea, I cycled through a few favourites/compliant options. The Art of Tea and Rabbit Hole were both very helpful! And then last week I had to have another period/withdrawal bleed/drug test week (http://mymissingfactor.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/my-period-survival-kit/), and my brain wasn’t quite into reviewing on Steepster! But I’m back! Weehee! And, in exciting news, the other half is now drinking both greens and chais, neither of which he liked before. Gotta love some whole food induced taste bud realignment. Now he can help pay for even more of my addiction! I’ve also decided that I really want to do a cupboard clean out, which will involve some drinking on my part, and some shipping out to friends (of which you guys are definitely included!), so I’ll let you know when I have a list of teas together.

Anywho, back to the sipdown at hand – Ruby Zing! Still filled with hot timolinoness, but its lovely and flavourful and tart! Another beautiful offering from Rabbit Hole. Do you ladies even know what crappy tea is? Everything is awesome!

Sil

Woot! Yay for your other half finding a happy tea place :) glad to have you back!

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I remember getting my first cup of tea at about the age of 8. Just a standard run of the mill black, with some sugar and milk to make it palatable to an 8year old. But a love was born and I’ve never looked back!

I’ve always appreciated the quality of loose leaf, and thanks to the discovery of the fanatastic gadgets at DavidsTea while on holiday, the tea obsession has grown! Is it weird to be ordering tea and having it sent half way around the world?

I’d love to do some tea swaps with people to try new teas. I have a bit of a DavidsTea range for any Australians interested in trying some DT goodness minus international postage fees!

Ive just started working at The Art of Tea , a small Tasmanian company. They dont currently ship overseas, but im more than happy to arrange swaps with people. their full product listing can be found here: http://www.artoftea.com.au/. (December 2012).

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