1387 Tasting Notes

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I’ve been reading through the Tea Hiatus thread and while I don’t feel the need to go on a complete hiatus, I do feel the need to drink down a lot of the samples we have. So while craving a chai this morning, I reached for this tea instead of one of my tried-and-true favorites. I mixed it with some vanilla almond milk for a latte, because that’s the best way to have chai, for me at least.

I am…unimpressed. Everything is undercut by the ginger and the fennel. It’s a decent enough cuppa, but I’m glad I don’t have much of this. But I like my chais strong on the cinnamon, so this likely wasn’t the blend for me to begin with. I found it very weak.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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95
drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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After a wonderful evening with my in-laws (including a round of Cards Against Humanity I will never forget), I just wanted a nice, caffeine-free cuppa. This hit the spot beautifully. Creamy and minty, it put me in just the right mood for dreamland. I’m so glad I have a tin of this.

Preparation
1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
M Mack

Do you still have some of this left? It was the Best tea ever…

Daddyselephant

Oh yes, I’ve about 3/4 of a tin left and I am hoarding it greedily LOL. My preciousssss.

Cavocorax

Simpson and Vail recreated thus blend btw! It’s called Jackie’s Cocomint or something like that.

Dustin

I haven’t tried the original, but the S&V version is pretty damn good!

M Mack

lol, a good reason to hoard!

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95
drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Blarg. Spent last night in the company of someone I don’t particularly care for, and ended up drinking far more liquor than intended in an effort to make them easier to deal with. It didn’t work. Luckily I had the foresight to drink water before bed, but I still woke up this morning with a deep desire for cold pizza and Detox tea. This is one of my favorites, but I always forget about it until I’ve got a hangover HA! Hell, I was drunk when we bought this tea on Saint Patrick’s Day a year or two ago. But it does the trick and makes me feel better.

Preparation
2 tsp 25 OZ / 739 ML

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95
drank Detox (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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So I’ve never actually had a cup of this, but I go through a 100g every other month or so, because I cook with it constantly. Tonight it was the star of a bacon and brussels sprout risotto…well as much as anything can be a star when sharing the stage with bacon ;) But oh my goodness it was delish and add so much more flavor than the 4 cups of water the recipe called for!

mewakeling

That sounds amazing! We have some that was given to us, I am not crazy about the taste but I could totally see cooking savoury with it!

Daddyselephant

It’s great! It adds so much flavor without adding salt or calories! Try it in any bacon dish, or anywhere you would usually use beef stock! My default now is if it takes water, it can take tea, and usually be better for it.

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85
drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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Well, slap my ass and call me Sally, I was not expecting that. I don’t like cherry as a rule, but I tried some of this anyway, if only to finish up some of the cold brew I made for my wife. A touch of agave and….yum? Wait, really? Yum? I started sipping on it as I was working over a hot stove to make risotto and let me tell you, it hit the spot perfectly. Sweet and cold and fruity and not at all floral.

So, I like a cherry tea. Huh.

Preparation
Iced
Lynxiebrat

lol. Very few cherry teas I can stand…most of the ones that taste like medicine…blech! I don’t mind floral though.

Daddyselephant

This tasted like yummy, yummy candy with the agave.

Fjellrev

I’m glad this worked out for you in the end!

Plunkybug

I’m worried it will be too floral….I’m extremely floral sensitive.

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drank Cherry Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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Second verse, same as the first. I don’t do many resteeps, because we have 340 teas…there are so many others I want to drink! But I love how gorgeous this one gets as it resteeps, so I went back for another cup today. Still delicious, still wonderful.

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95
drank Mango Diablo by DAVIDsTEA
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Finishing up my pitcher of this with a sniffle. I make my cold-brewed tea unsweetened, because my wife doesn’t take sugar in her tea and I tend to also keep it on hand for guests, many of whom don’t take sugar. So I added agave and had the epiphany to use my hand-held milk frother to mix them together so it doesn’t all settle at the bottom. It worked like a dream! It tastes like liquid candy in a very, very good way,

Preparation
Iced
Helena

I don’t add sugar to my tea either as a general rule :D I may try this one in store sometime :D

Daddyselephant

Yeah, I know I’m the exception to the rule, but I cut sugar out for a while and found I just didn’t enjoy the tea! Well, that’s no good, so I add sugar and sip along happily.

This is a hardcore favorite of mine! It’s being discontinued, so if you’re going to try it, try it soon!

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100

After a stressful night and a touch of insomnia, this is just the tea I needed. Calming, smooth, and sweet, this is just the creamy tea to make me smile. Simply put, this tea made it alllll better :)

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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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