1387 Tasting Notes

90
drank Sparkling Lunch by RiverTea
1387 tasting notes

RIVERTEAS I MISS YOUUUUU.

We moved all of our RiverTeas into the sipdown pile because there’s no sense hoarding them until they go stale. Even if we get sad every time we have a cup. Such a great company.

Anyway, when making lunch (buffalo cauliflower wraps) I made this tea over ice. Seems appropriate, right? It’s so tasty and fruity and reminds me of a good peach tea from back home (Tennessee) with added mango. I love it. It won’t be hard at all to finish off the leaf we have left, but oh man am I going to be sad when it’s gone.

Fjellrev

Kind of glad I never got around to ordering from them because it doesn’t hurt me like it hurts so many.

Daddyselephant

My heart, it aches. Maybe if we’re all really good, they’ll come back to us.

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100
drank Super Charge by DAVIDsTEA
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95
drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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My final tea before bed. It’s an old tea, so I’m not going to adjust the rating at all, but the flavor is all gone. It’s vaguely minty but that’s it. Gonna finish up the rest tomorrow just to get it out of my cupboard.

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42
drank Jolly Jellybean by DAVIDsTEA
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Another tea not really impressing me. And let me tell you, watching one of the jellybeans dissolve in the steeper was painfully unappetizing. Blegh.

Anyway, yeah, there’s no discernible flavor, just vaguely fruity rooibos.

Evol Ving Ness

Yep, I wasn’t even remotely tempted by that one.

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98
drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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This has been moved into our sipdown pile so we will actually enjoy it before the coconut goes off instead of hoarding it for the rest of forever XD. It is my steep-to-death tea for today, 2 minutes for the first steep and 4 for the second. The third will get 6 minutes and there may or may not be a fourth steep, depends if De wants it when they get home from work. I love the longer steeps because it gives me the time to sit on my newly renovated kitchen floor and cuddle our youngest cat, JiJi (short for Darjeeling). He loves kitchen cuddles, silly little thing.

Anyway, the first steep of this was light a creamy and smooth, absolutely lovely. The second steep has less coconut and more oolong, which isn’t a bad thing!

I love this tea.

Preparation
Iced
Evol Ving Ness

How old is your batch?

Daddyselephant

That is a very good question I do not have the answer to XD.

Fjellrev

I really wish they would just bring back the original blend already. Ugh.

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Meh. So much chamomile and while I enjoy it in other blends, I don’t understand why it’s in a raspberry jam blend.

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93

Oh man, this is so tasty and sweet and juicy. Perfect, I love the pineapple goodness. I want more ASAP. I’m tired so the only note I can write is yummy over and over XD

De

All yummy and no play make ele a dull girl.

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95

Oh man this is good. So good. We dumped our 7 gram sampler into our 18 ounce Steeper from DavidsTea. We let the pretty little pearls steep for a mere minute for the first steep, watching them slowly just start to unfurl in the steeper. I’m having mine chilled over ice and it is gorgeous. My wife, De, is having hers hot and she started a second steep as soon as she took a sip of the first. It’s light and peachy and refreshing and just plain delicious. As soon as we have a bit of extra money again, we are definitely ordering a tin. Thank you so much for the sample, Angel from TeaVivre, we have absolutely fallen in love. We plan to steep this for the rest of the day.

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I really enjoyed this cuppa last night with our green curry, but at the end of the day, I don’t think I’d reach for it. I’ll leave it for more discerning palates.

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48

Another eh from last night’s tea of the day DT run. Too hibby, kinda muffin-y, but I’d rather have blueberry jam.

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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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