286 Tasting Notes

85

Yum, this is so what I needed tonight.

I’ve been looking forward to drinking genmaicha all day. I like it best as an evening tea, it’s so warm and cozy and relaxing. I debated just having regular genmaicha, but I have very little of it left, and… I quite enjoy this blend. So it won.

I dumped my leaves into a jar to cold-brew them, as I only had time for two infusions and it seems a shame to waste them. I’m curious about how that will turn out.

Good night. I need to sleep off this sore throat.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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81

I’m pretty sure this one is my favorite of the Della Terra citrus rooibos selection. Tart and creamy and so, so good. How they manage to hide that awful medicinal flavor, I can’t imagine, but they do it well.

I read that rooibos teas are good for seasonal allergies, and since it feels like someone sandpapered my throat, I thought I’d up my rooibos consumption. Going to take this one out with me to an improv show in a few minutes.

I hope to be home soon after to drink more tea. It’s the only thing that feels good right now.

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4 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

I am convinced that there is “bad rooibos” and “good rooibos”, because there’s no way that the medicinal flavour can be hidden in some of these teas.

jessiwrites

You might be right. It’s so weird how certain teas don’t have it at all, and others are practically undrinkable.

Stephanie

You make me want to try this one

jessiwrites

Stephanie, I’ll send you a sample, if you want. I’ve got about 3oz of it right now, so I can spare a few teaspoons for you. :)

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73

I like this one quite a lot.

So many teas that have chocolate in them are too sweet, like milk-chocolate creamy sweet. This one tastes more like dark chocolate, and while it’s a lovely sweet dessert-y tea, it’s much more palatable for me.

Also, I just really love coconut. I think I’d drink any coconut tea, ever.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec
Stephanie

Ditto @ coconut

jessiwrites

Have you tried this one yet?

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76
drank Prairie Berry by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

I haven’t had this tea in a while, so I had a few cups this afternoon. Yum. It’s very good, I should drink it more often. SO MANY TEAS.

Anyway, I love the maple-y taste combined with the berries. It gives this tea a little more depth than lots of other fruity teas. Delightful.

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4 min, 0 sec

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77

Finished off my last bit of this tea this morning, since there is more headed my way this week. It held up quite well for a couple steeps, but the third was a bit weak.

My throat feels like razor blades, so I’ve been drinking tea like crazy today. But too lazy to post as I’m drinking it… sigh.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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77
drank Mudslide by Teaopia
286 tasting notes

This is the other tea I got from KiwiDelight, because after I got some from Mitch, I couldn’t resist another attempt.

This tea is quite delicious, banana-y and chocolate-y, but not overly sweet and also not medicinal-rooibos-y. I am just having my third infusion now, and I’m a fan. I haven’t tried too many Teavana teas, but so far, I am enjoying their caffeine-free selections.

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5 min, 0 sec

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75

Finished off the last of this tonight, and it did not impress me. Maybe it’s just the end of the bag, but man. Not a good cup at all.

I’m not adjusting my rating, because I have previously quite enjoyed this one, but definitely not tonight.

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2 min, 0 sec

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78

KiwiDelight sent me a sample of this, and I just received it today! I can’t pass up a mint tea, so I made a cup right away.

I take back what I’ve said about Della Terra blacks. If they are black with MINT, I am a fan. This is quite lovely. I might prefer Shamrocks & Shenanigans, but I think they are basically the same thing. So tasty, a wonderful blend of mintiness and creaminess that work very well together. Thanks, KiwiDelight!

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec

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drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

Oooof, I love this tea.

I also brought this to my farm last night, mostly for myself. But everyone else ended up loving it, too, and before I could leave I had to make a cup for the singer who performed. He was very excited, and asked me where he could possibly order this tea and have it delivered right to his home. So… good work, Mulberry Magic. You are amazing.

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4 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

I know! It’s so good!

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72
drank Bollywood Chai by DAVIDsTEA
286 tasting notes

I am definitely not a fan of chai, and it’s one of the few teas that I usually sweeten, because that makes it a bit more bearable for me. However, Courtney sent me a sample of this one, and since my friend Scott specified chai tea… I brought this to share with him.

While it was definitely one of the best chais I’ve ever had, I’m still glad I split the cup with someone else. I didn’t even sweeten it, the candied fennel seeds provide a perfect complement to the spices. Very nice blend, thanks for sharing, Courtney!

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4 min, 0 sec

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