1351 Tasting Notes

drank Pear Cream by The Tea Haus
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Yay sipdown! 393/403.

I usually prefer my herbals cold, but I’m eager to get this one out of my cupboard. Maybe I’ll have half hot and put the rest in the fridge.

Or maybe I’ll just chug this and not put myself through a second sitting of this. It’s not so great. First of all, I don’t like how the website only lists some of the ingredients. There is definitely fennel and hibiscus in this, but they aren’t listed. Anyway, it’s a bit creamy, but it’s just…okay. Not something I’m sad to see go.

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I was eyeing this for a sipdown, but there’s enough for at least two more cups, boooo. But I really enjoy it, so I’m not that upset. It’s full of yummy berries and earthy pu-erh. I have a sore throat (thanks, mother in law), and this is soothing it wonderfully.

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

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drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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So hanging out with my bestie turned in to drinking what she dyed my hair (my pink tips are back, yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!). And then playing drinking games.

What I’m saying is, I was painfully hung over for Family Day yesterday. This tea was definitely needed and definitely helpful.

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drank In The Jungle by RiverTea
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This accompanied me back to Etobicoke to pick up my bestie and bring her back to show her the new place. The cold brew was amazing. It’s like Tropicalia with an edge. Definitely going on my wishlist to restock, but for now it’s out of my cupboard!

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drank Blueberry by The Tea Haus
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This is a nice blueberry tea, tasty enough, but it just doesn’t compare to Blueberry Jam from DavidsTea. So I used the last of this for a cold brew and I just won’t be replacing it. But it wasn’t hard to drink this down.


I’ve been looking for a nice blueberry tea and Blueberry Jam keeps coming up a lot…

aisling of tea

Blueberry Jam is amazingly good.

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drank Black Night by Red Leaf Tea
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This tea reminds me how much I love just straight black teas. This is also a sipdown! 372 with tea/382 with teaware. We’re trying to establish a one in, one out in regards to buying new tea, so I’m trying to make up for the 50 new teas we’ve ordered in the last few weeks. This is lovely, but I have so much Nepal black and other straight black teas that I don’t feel the need to replace it. It’s sweet and bracing and yummy.

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I had a bite of my wife’s square of this chocolate and it was so, so yummy. I love the vanilla flavor coming through the chocolate and even the bergamot isn’t a turn off. All in all, a very lovely bite. Again, I wish it wasn’t dark chocolate, but this almost makes me forget that.


hmmmm so the blergamot isn’t bad?

aisling of tea

Nope, and I’m not a fan of bergamot.


good to know :) might have to check this one out

aisling of tea

I think it’s definitely worth a try, if only to say you’ve tried it, you know?

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I really, really wish this wasn’t dark chocolate.

That being said, this chocolate bar really wowed me. I’m a fan of Hot Lips and the flavor really carried through. The front of the bite is all chocolate, but then it mellows and out comes the hot lips, a sweet cinnamon that is so, so good. It burns just a bit and then it’s gone.

This is good. I won’t be buying more due to it being a dark chocolate, but it is very good.

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This hit the spot after a nap (I always wake up super, super dehydrated, does anyone else?), but it’s still unremarkable.


I think it’s normal to dehydrate while you sleep.

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So around 3 pm yesterday, I put a big batch of this in the fridge to cold brew. When I told my wife, her immediate response was “WILL IT BE READY WHEN I GET HOME??”

She gets home at 6 >.

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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!

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 four 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), 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 sugar 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.


Scarborough, ON



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