1307 Tasting Notes


This is wonderful. I’m stressed beyond words today and for no real reason. I’ve got to stop using my days off to go out and be sure busy >.<. My hormones are all out of whack…when my wife showed up to see me at work today and brought me a diet dr pepper, I nearly cried. One of those days. Anyway, this got me through work today and I just have to make it through one more day before I get three glorious days off. Yay! But this was creamy and sassy-frassy and tasted a bit like a root beer hard candy with a creamy vanilla swirl. Definitely one to love.

cold steeped.


This one was sold out at my local DTs to pick up the latest teas 2 weeks ago :( How long did you cold steep this for?

aisling of tea

I left it in my fridge overnight!


<3 Today is a new day!

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drank Bamboozled by DAVIDsTEA
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Love, love, love this blend. It’s so tasty! It’s been cold steeped as part of my Teas of Day here at home and I went through a pot of it in a day. The peachy pineappley goodness of this chilly blend is just perfect for these days at work with a less than stellar AC unit. If there are better ways to stay hydrated, I don’t want to know!

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drank Prairie Berry by DAVIDsTEA
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Cold steeped my 10g sample of this beauty, and while it was very good, I don’t think it’s one I need to stock up, especially considering I have a tin of Blueberry Jam. Of the two, I still prefer the blueberry, though if this one was offered, I certainly wouldn’t say no! I love berry teas and this one is very, very good at being just that.

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Cold steeped this and yum! Still not quite my cup of tea, but darn good regardless. The wife liked it, and since she’s not a fan of cold tea, this is a major win. But the tartness of the lemon mixes well with the creaminess of the meringue…I can see why she loves it.

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Cold brewed this and love it. I can’t wait to try it with agave instead of sugar, but this is love. It’s tart, but not too tart, and just delicious. Best raspberry tea I’ve ever had.

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Cold steeped this, not impressed. It tasted bitter and like an ordinary green, I didn’t get any taste of strawberry or rhubarb at all. Sadness. It was alright, but I think I’ll save it for the wife, who likes it hot.

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Used this as a pick me up on Saturday after a hellish Friday and a sleepless night. Boy did it work. The sweet cotton candy taste brought a smile to my face with every sip. I wanted to share it with everyone I talked to.


All these matcha flavors sound SO good!


I agree. I want to try them all! I can’t figure out which one to try first though.


I gave every one I wanted to try a number and then use a randomizer to decide which to get, hahaha.


That’s awesome, Amanda!! I was overwhelmed for my first free one, so went with Green Apple since aisling of tea’s Caramel Apple blend sounded great (although I have to review the Green Apple before getting the caramel, of course!) I might use your randomizer system for my picks after that, though!

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Love this matcha. Love it. It’s almost as good as the cotton candy, but not quite. But it’s sweet and juicy and guh. I’m still amazed at how good it is.

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drank Root 66 by Red Leaf Tea
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I had this hot once, and I remember it wasn’t bad, but I decided to use up the rest of my sample in a cold brew experiment. It was…less than delicious. I wanted it to taste like root beer and it just didn’t. Ah well, this is just one less tea I need in my cupboard! I can’t remember what I didn’t like about it, I just remember it wasn’t nearly as good as I had been hoping for.

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Butterscotch is another one of those flavors that I adore. Butterscotch anything is pretty much a guarantee I buy it. I love the rich buttery-ness of it. In my drinking days, butterscotch schnapps was my go-to drink. I love it. Mix it with a bit of milk or hot cocoa…oh yes. The best, though, is around the holidays, mix a touch of it into egg nog. Ooooh, now that’s an idea, egg nog matcha. Red Leaf Tea, I will love you forever if you develop an egg nog matcha by the holidays! I can’t have real nog any more, so I’ve been hunting for a good tea substitute.

Anyway, yes. Butterscotch is love for me. It’s another Dad memory, he loves it and it makes me think of him…or maybe I’m just homesick this week. Butterscotch pudding is the only pudding I’ll touch and if an ice cream shop offers butterscotch topping, I’ll risk the dairy allergy to get a cone covered in the stuff. Liquid gold, it is. And seeing the success of Red leaf Tea’s Caramel and French Vanilla flavors, I have complete confidence in this blend being amazing. I think this definitely calls for a hot tea latte, despite it being stupidly hot outside. Am I in Toronto or back in Tennessee? These hot days are killing me…I should be able to handle them better!

No, I went for a cold matcha instead, it’s too hot out there to bother with hot drinks, though this one was made to be enjoyed hot. Hot with a touch of rum and milk. Mmm…anyway. Yes. Cold, it’s less than stellar, but it’s still yummy. Very buttery and rich, but not too rich. I want to sip on this all day, but I need to save some for when it’s cool enough to be able to handle a hot drink. It does taste like candy, but it’s not overwhemingly sweet. It’s just tasty. I’m not wowed by it like I am with some of their other blends, though. This one’s good, but I need to try it a few more times before I decide if I’m going to keep it on my shelf or not. Perhaps a warmer water temperature will help, or a better ratio of tea to water. Still, it won’t be hard at all to convince myself to drink this one! I might even be convinced to share it. It can be found here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/butterscotch-matcha.html

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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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