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1196 Tasting Notes

96
drank Ice Cream Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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I asked my wife to make me cup of this last night before bed and oh man, this tea. I could smell it throughout the whole house, it smelled so good! And so sweet! This is definitely the tea to reach for when I’m craving something sweet. Mmmm. It was a bit too sweet for me last night, I may need to try it without my usual addition of sugar.

Kittenna

Isn’t the smell intoxicating?! I figured I should keep some on hand just for the smell… all three of the cake teas smell delicious IMO.

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93

Took some to work with me yesterday (iced), we were so busy I didn’t actually get to it until an hour before close. But what a lovely hour that was. This is such a beautifully tasty tea!

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93

This was delicious! I think I might have to keep cinnamon in the house if only to stock up on this blend! It’s so, so good! It tastes like home and fall and yumminess. Next time I might throw a bit of french vanilla, round out the corners a bit, but this was wonderful.

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83

Mixed these two together today…it tasted kinda like blue raspberry cotton candy! I greatly enjoyed it while at work, but I don’t think Raspberry is one I’ll be stocking up on.

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93

Following Tina S’s advice, I cold steeped this last night and fell in love with it at work this morning. It was beautiful and not bitter at all and fruity and maple-y. It is utterly lovely. I don’t feel a need to run out and stock up this instant, but I will definitely grab some next time I’m in the area.

Tina S.

Hurray! Cold steep to the rescue!

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80

I wish I knew what was in this, but it was good? I saw peppercorns and tasted cardamom…it was kind of like a vanilla chai? Whatever, it was tasty and it will be no hardship to finish the sample.

Jessie

Ooh, was this one of the ones in the cute little tins/containers?

aisling of tea

Yup! I’m kinda grateful that it’s good, but not so incredible that I feel the need to hunt down more of it XD.

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87

Rebreaking in my Camelbak waterbottle with this tea and a new resolve to rinse it as soon as it’s empty. Also, I wanted to drink up the last of it so there will be room for new cold brewed tea in the fridge! Still good, still juicy, still not going to restock.

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92

Oh, the Skinny. We’ve been through a lot. This was the first 100 g tin of tea I ever bought because the wife and I were trying to watch our weight and hey, it couldn’t hurt, right? I drank it every night for about a week. De didn’t like it, so we were at a bit of an impasse. I eventually burned myself out on it and set it on a shelf. But it’s made a comeback! Around Christmastime, I was trying to introduce a coworker into the joys of looseleaf tea, and this is the tea that did it. Side note: I’ve gotten three coworkers into DT and they each had a gateway tea that convinced them. One was The Skinny, one was Santa’s Secret, and one was Chocolate Rocket. The tastes in that office crack me up.

Anyway, now when I eat too much or my stomach is feeling funky or I binge on breakfast food, I reach for this one and it makes everything okay again. I don’t think this is a tea I’d ever drink just for the hell of it, but when I want it, nothing else will do.

tigress_al

I completely agree, although the taste has grown on me, sometimes, this is the tea you need and want after such food binging! It always feels better after this tea.

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87
drank Sweet Orange by The Tea Haus
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De made a cup of this to go with our mega brunch/self reward for fasting last night and dealing with bloodwork and an xray this morning. Unfortunately she likes hers darker than mine and it came out too bitter for me. I think Tea Haus blacks aren’t for me, simply because I’m too lazy to deal with a black I can’t make on autopilot, and I know I’ll mess up half of my stash by forgetting to steep it at lower than boiling. Tina recommends cold steeping, so I think that’s where the remainder of the ones I have are going to go.

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92

I have become a firm believer in lapacho, between this tea and Davids’ Amaretto, I am in love. I need to try this via the stovetop method mentioned on the package, I’ve been steeping it in nearly boiling water for 3-4 minutes. But I love it, and I love the way it mixes with the orange. I need to stock up on this and get some straight lapacho to try! This kept me warm while we visited with the Gorillas and waited for the hail to stop.

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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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