1449 Tasting Notes

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drank Strawberry Scent by TeaTaxi
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I see why this is called strawberry scent! It smells amazing, like the Strawberry Body Butter from The Body Shop, which I love.

…but I don’t usually drink or eat my body butters and while the taste is strongly strawberry, it’s also kinda…soapy. I don’t know if I just can’t get past the scent making me think of lotion or what, but I don’t think this will be one I need more of. It’s a very strong, in your face, little bit artificial kind of strawberry, and I prefer the light, vegetal strawberry I get from TeaVivire’s strawberry oolong.

Maddy Barone

That’s too bad about the soapy taste. I know exactly what you mean by that.

Kristal

Exactly why I cannot drink lavender tea!

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drank Milky Oolong by TeaTaxi
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eh. I drink a lot of milk oolongs and this one just doesn’t match up to the rest. Weak and kinda bland, it just isn’t worth stocking for me. Not bad, but not good.

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drank Coffee or Tea? by TeaTaxi
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I love coffee teas. I love the taste of coffee, but not the way it affects my body, so coffee-flavored everything is my jam. If they ever make a sugar free coffee crisp, I will never eat anything else.

So this tea is right up my alley! It’s very good, tastes just like coffee, nutty and creamy and rich. That said, it’s just like TLC from Tealish, which I also adore! But Tealish is in my town and TeaTaxi isn’t, so I probably won’t restock for that reason alone. But it is a creamy coffee alternative that I will happily throw into my cart any time I need to get up to $50 for free shipping XD

Dexter

I would like this. :)

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drank The Night Owl by TeaTaxi
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Welp, I’m glad I was kinda against liking this tea due to the price point (11.50 for 50 grams) because one of our cats, JiJi (short for Darjeeling) has developed a taste for tea and knocked over my mug – . -. The sip in the bottom of the mug was okay, but nothing worth writing home about. Some berry flavor, but not worth 11.50 for me.

I’m not going to rate this one, just because all I got to try was a sip.

VariaTEA

I got a sample of this in the monthly subscription. Did not realize how expensive it was. Here’s hoping I don’t fall in love with it :P

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73
drank Mate Caramel by TeaTaxi
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I recently had some Main Squeeze from DavidsTea that was painfully bitter and it burned me out on mate for a while. But I couldn’t resist trying this blend. It’s yummy and creamy and has an odd fruity undertone, for some reason. Kinda almost peach? I don’t know. There’s a wood note too, almost like those balsa wood tongue depressors at the doctor.

All that aside, this is a good brew. I’m enjoying the caramelness of it and it’s unique enough from anything in our stash that if my wife likes it, I wouldn’t mind picking up a bit more.

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drank Pop Goes Life by TeaTaxi
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I am a huge fan of genmaicha and a huge fan of strawberry, so I was all over this. The dry leaf smells like strawberry goodness, but as it steeped, the roasty toastyness of the rice came to the forefront. Yuuuuum.

Hot, the genmaicha is at the forefront, with a lingering taste of strawberry that is just wonderful. I suspect that cold, those flavors will reverse, but I gotta wait for my cup to cool. My life is a hard one. XD.

several hours later

I was wrong! Even cold, the roastyness is at the forefront, but it is delicious and refreshing. This is a tea I absolutely need in my cupboard.

VariaTEA

They only introduced samples AFTER I placed my first order…which is probably the best for my wallet since there are so many teas I would have grabbed. This is definitely one of them. Hopefully it shows up in one of the monthly tea packages.

Daddyselephant

We absolutely placed an order for 20 samples and the Max elephant mug. XD.

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drank Irish Pub by TeaTaxi
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This is one of the teas I’ve been most looking forward to. Rum? Yes. Coconut? Yes. Strawberry? Oh hell yes. So hopefully this lives up to expectations!

And oh man it does. The black tea is a little rough, a little bitter, but the flavors more than make up for it. I taste all three advertised flavors, but the strawberry was the weakest. Still, it’s a tasty tea. I’m just not sure it’s unique enough to stock up on. It kinda reminds me of a version of Monk’s Blend.

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94
drank RhuBerry Sorbet by TeaTaxi
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Oh man this is good. So good. I used my whole sample in my steeper to make two large iced teas. Rhubarb and raspberries and fruity juicy goodness. Rooibos can overwhelm coldbrews or iced tea, but it doesn’t here, it works well with the berries. It’s so good, I need more. And it gives me an excuse to order an elephant tin >.>

Preparation
Iced
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You needed an excuse?

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94
drank Watermelon Oolong by TeaTaxi
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2nd verse, same as the first! The second steep is just as good at the first, and the post-sip is even better. It kinda tastes like sour water melon slices mixed with sour grapefruit slices (which I adore) without the overwhelming sweetness/citric acid bite of the candies. The oolong shines through a bit more, but the watermelon isn’t lost, especially in the iced version.

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drank Watermelon Oolong by TeaTaxi
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Full disclosure: I live for watermelon. I’m the only one in the house who eats it and it makes my stomach hurt but I still buy about a dozen every summer. I love it. I wanted Lucious Watermelon from DavidsTea to be my watermelon tea, but it just doesn’t measure up.

This tea does. It does taste a little artificial, but I don’t care. Sweet watermelon and fresh oolong, this is summer in a mug for me. I’m trying it both iced and hot and both are delicious, but I prefer iced.

Preparation
Iced
VariaTEA

Hmmm…I may have to try this one

Daddyselephant

I’m torn between buying a bag or getting another sample, I JUST DON’T KNOW XD

Fjellrev

I may have to pick this one up next time. :)

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Formerly aisling of tea, now you can call me ele .

“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

Labels? Here you go: Femme, Wife, Lesbian, Homemaker, Happy. Don’t forget tea fanatic!

New label as of May, 2015: Diabetic. I’m using tea to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings and keep me hydrated without hurting my system or messing with my blood sugar.

Ah, tea. My love for you is ever changing. At my last update, I was all about the rooibos and now I hardly drink it. I only occasionally had an oolong and now I have one just about every day. I’ve learned the art of resteeping and coldbrewing and kombucha. I have a lovely little tea pet named…well, I haven’t decided on a name for him yet. I also have five! live pets, a tabby cat named Rosabella Francis (Bella for short), a ginger cat named Orange Julius Pekoe (Pekoe), a white and grey cat named Earl Jean Grey (Earlie), a tuxedo cat (and the only boy in the house) Prince Erik Darien Darjeeling (JiJi) and a red foot tortoise named Da Hong Pao (Pao). So if you see me referring to my girls, I don’t have kids, just animals.

As for tea, I love oolongs, herbals, and black tea. Since I am no longer working, I no longer feel the constant need for a mate energy boost, though I do still reach for it from time to time. I also drink less matcha, though I do throw a spoonful or two in when I’m making smoothies. Most of my tea I drink coldbrewed, and since I discovered coldbrewed rooibos was giving me headaches, I’m drinking less and less of it. Straight pu-erh is not a thing I enjoy, but there are a few flavored blends I like. Greens are still too finicky for me to bother with hot, but they make great cold brews.

I am by no means a tea purist. I greatly enjoy flavored teas and I put stevia in all of my teas. It’s just how I do.

I think I’m going to name my tea pet Mr. Turtle. Even though he’s a tortoise.

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