107 Tasting Notes

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Had this tea as my ‘I just got to work and need to keep my eyes open’ tea instead of my usual Irish Breakfast. I do like this tea, and will need to get more of it when I run out (which is going to be soon).

I can definitely taste the chocolate, which is not cloying and thick like chocolate can sometimes be. I sort of taste the chilis, but I don’t think they are hot. It’s more like a counterpoint to the chocolate. I think this blends well together, and is a good fall tea. I just wish our weather (it is still over 100 here, but going to be in the 90’s next week) would cooperate a bit.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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81

Had this tea this morning after my usual Irish Breakfast. I like how this tea has the chai spices, but also the mellowness and sweetness of the vanilla/caramel. When I want something that still has some contrast, but not quite as bold as a straight up chai, this is one that I reach for.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Almond Dream by Souvia
107 tasting notes

It had been a while for this tea, but after drinking Irish Breakfast every morning, I wanted something a little lighter. This doesn’t have any actual tea in it, and it fit the bill quite nicely. A nice nutty, fruity, cinnamon-y tisane that was refreshing after the bold Irish Breakfast tea.

I have been drinking tea much more lately. I think there is some sort of internal clock that tells me that fall is upon us, yet it is still 100 degrees outside and hotter than most people’s summer. I don’t know what it is…but I’m happy to clean out the cupboard to make room for…well…more tea!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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70

I accidentally let it steep for too long (5 minutes!), and I think it still tastes fine. I like the bold ‘pick-me-up’, and I just sweeten it (like I do all my teas). I didn’t think it was too bitter…just stronger. I do use my bigger mug now, so there’s more water.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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70

I bought this tea at World Market yesterday. Just imagine, there I am in front of the teas there, looking at Steepster on my phone, trying to find the ratings for the teas I’m looking for.

I was looking for a ‘breakfast blend’…something to wake up to. I read (on Steepster, of course), that Irish Breakfast Blends were stronger than English, so I decided to buy this tea (it also had fairly good ratings here, which helped).

I enjoyed this tea this morning. I can definitely taste the malt. It did provide that jolt I needed, and I thought it was a good tea, bagged or otherwise. I don’t know if a loose leaf variety would have been different, but I got 2 steeps out of the bag, with the 2nd steep being weaker. I would drink this again.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Flyawaybirdie

Haha, I’ve definately done the ‘Steepster on the phone for reviews’ thing at WM… and at the grocery store.

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75

I was at Trader Joe’s last week, and picked up this tea. There I am, standing in Trader Joe’s, pulling up Steepster to see if the tea is any good or not.

I tried it last night. I thought it was pretty good. It was different, but I seem to like a whole lot of white teas out there. I could taste the pear and the white tea…not so sure about the ginger. There are plenty of tea bags left to try to figure it all out.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Granny's Cake by RiverTea
107 tasting notes

Wonderful tea…running out, so will definitely order more when it is gone.

I don’t think of this as a chai, but I guess it really is. It tastes like a chocolate spice cake…the spice gives a good contrast to the chocolate taste (which usually isn’t good on it’s own). There’s a lot going on, but I think it works well together.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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86
drank Pistachio Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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I love this tea. After the in-your-face of assam, I wanted something a lot mellower today. This tea just fits the bill completely. I have quite a bit of it from last winter, but I SOOO want David’s to come out with it again, so I can stock up!

I posted before…the sip starts mulberry and ends pistachio, and I still think that is true. It is just an all-around good cup of tea, and one of my favorites.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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77

I received a sample of this tea when I made my last purchase. I liked this tea…I don’t normally drink unflavored tea, but it was a nice wake-me-up.

I felt it had a good flavor, and not too bitter. A little bit, but I consider it to be more of a bite…this tea isn’t wimpy, and it was really good. I’m going to see if the second steep is good as well.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Blueberry Bliss by Souvia
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They brought it back for one month! I bought 2 bags…I love how tea smells and tastes. Had a cup the day after I bought it. The only blueberry tea I have!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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