1320 Tasting Notes

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drank Crazy Mint by RiverTea
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I love the way the orange and the mint mix in this. Oh, it’s lovely. I’m already dreaming of this cold steeped. And the flavor of the tea is in no way overshadowed by the flavors of the mint and the orange. This is wonderful. This is one of the teas I asked for as a sample and I very much need to order more. So yummy.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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This tea has inspired a week and a half of my wife and I rushing into rooms saying “CRISS CROSS!”

Throw Momma From the Train, anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

My Dad looks like Danny DeVito, of course I’ve seen it.

Right, the tea. It smells luscious. Just…so yummy and juicy. Cranberry and pineapple? I never would have thought to combine them but it’s sooooooo good. And I even like the green, which is so weird for me! It’s delicious.

I think I’m gonna go call my Dad…

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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94
drank Marquis de Gris by RiverTea
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A surprised yum from me! I’m not an earl grey, but the mango balances it out to the point that it is a gorgeous sip with a citrusy twang. It’s so good. I think I might fight the wife for this one.

Our Della Terra teas came in today, but I want to try all of my RiverTeas first! Aaaaah! I will drink all the teas and be happy for it.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90
drank Boatsman by RiverTea
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This is one of the ones I eyed and then decided not to get and then my wife talked me into. I’m glad she did, it’s good! I taste cranberry and orange on the front of the sip, then the smooth vanilla, and then mango and banana in the back. Yum. The cinnamon comes out to play here and there and that is A-OK with me, I love cinnamon. All in all, it’s a very intriguing cup…I look forward to getting to know you better, Boatsman.

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90
drank Sparkling Lunch by RiverTea
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So I was making lunch and figured this was perfect to brew up. I’m having super spicy Jamaican patties and when I took a sip to cool down my mouth, I was immediately reminded of Thai green curry…I’m gonna wait until my mouth cools down.

…Okay! So this is cool, but I like cool/cold teas, so party on! So now I’m getting mango and peach…with an undertone of green curry. Yum. I have no idea what it is, but it’s gooood. Except now I want curry. Maybe it’s the mango, as I usually get a mango salad when we have Thai. Regardless, it is tasty. A yummy lunch.

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A Strawberry-Lime tea? Yes please! My bestie will be super excited, that’s her favorite flavor combo, besides strawberry-kiwi. I’ll have to be sure to save her some, but this cup is alllll mine muwahahaha.

I steeped with one at just below boiling and there is absolutely no bitterness, yay! The strawberry and lime work well together to create a sweet but tart blend that makes your lips pucker ever so slightly. Utterly delicious like their other offerings. It is certainly an eye opener, and as I sip along, trying to pick out everything I’m tasting, I discover I’m at the end of my cup! Sadness! It is very yummy, but I don’t think it’s a must-have for me. We’ll see how it does cold!

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drank Breather by RiverTea
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Tea o’ the morning t’ ye!

…I apologize for that.

I was very eager to wake up and try this tea, because I knew better than to have a pu-erh late at night, no matter how good it smelled. So of course this was the first tea I reached for today. Sidenote: After my drinking binge yesterday (eight perfect mugs full of tea, yowza), we had to run the dishwasher with the entire top rack filled with teaware XD.

Anyhoo, dry the leaf smelled fruity and light and amazing. Steeped, holy cow pu-erh! Not the most pleasant thing in the world, but I’m not a pu-erh fan. I smelled a hint of fishy, but mostly…leather.

The taste? Very yummy. The fruitiness is toned down by the earthiness of the pu-erh. I get orange, very strong earth, and just a hint of berry. It’s tasty, but I think my wife will like this more than I do, so I’ll save this for her.

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92
drank Magic Summer by RiverTea
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I wasn’t expecting to love this hot, but I do. Oh my glory, I do. It’s so hard to find a good melon tea, but this…this is wonderful. I love it. It’s juicy and sweet and a brilliant combination of peach and melon. I am painfully eager to try it iced.

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drank Superstar by RiverTea
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Grapefruit! Lovely, yummy grapefruit! And juicy strawberries…mmm. And caffeine free too, so I can sip this all the way to dreamland.

….lordy, I’m tired.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Spring Tea by RiverTea
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Oh my…spring tea indeed.

This is raspberry oolong at its finest. There is raspberry, luscious, juicy raspberry. But there is also the oolong. Neither one overpowers the other, instead they work together to create a smooth, vaguely roasty treat. The raspberry takes me back to the angel food cake with burnt raspberry icing my grandmother used to make for my mom’s birthday in October, because she somehow always still had raspberries then.

Yummy.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Roswell Strange

Another one I need to compare to Tea Desire’s version.

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I highly recommend trying this one, it’s amazing.

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“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!

My tastes in tea have changed, so I should update this as well. I find myself leaning more towards rooibos and herbals, if only for their great ability to chill in my travel mug for hours and not get weird on me. When I have time to properly brew a cuppa, I lean towards white teas (which I only steep for 30 seconds) and black teas (which only get 2-3 minutes from me). I cannot stand green teas, they’re too fiddly for my tastes. Oolongs are great, but a bit fiddly as well. However, I love watching oolongs open up in my looseleaf brewer. I’m slowly discovering mates and falling for them…there are many I look forward to trying!

So…yeah. That’s me and my tea!

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