1351 Tasting Notes

97

I love cookies and cream ice cream. I love Oreos. I love cookies and cream candy bars. So this was another flavor I suggested when Red Leaf Tea asked what kind of flavors we’d like to see in matcha. And oh, was it ever a good choice. Yum. The cream part I knew would be good, Red Leaf Tea has always been amazing with their creamy matchas. But the cookie part was also very present and very delicious. It honestly felt like I was drinking an Oreo. This cup got me through my first day back at work after a week off for my brother’s wedding. It was wonderful and I kept reaching for it, even as the day got crazier and crazier. I may have to make another cuppa to get me through today….but no, I have so many other new, wonderful matchas to try! Though I think mixing this with the cheesecake matcha would be too wonderful to be believed. I want to just go sniff the matcha, but my nose is all stopped up and I wouldn’t be able to appreciate the goodness of it. Sad. But this is definitely one to keep around for ever. If you haven’t tried it, I whole-heartedly recommend it. (found here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/cookies-and-cream-matcha.html)

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100

I’m so glad it’s finally cool enough to start my mornings with a cuppa, and this has been a longtime favorite. It wakes me up without making me jittery. I really, really love this blend.

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96

Oh my God this is my happy place after a stressful day at work. It’s finally cold enough to drink hot tea again so I celebrated with this beauty. Love, love, love this blend. Love it.

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93
drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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When I found myself with a bit of free time after work, of course I wandered over to Davids to get this little beauty. I got a cup to go and as soon as we got home, I also made De make a pot for us to share. It’s so, so good, but a little weak. Both the in-store cup and the pot made at home were weak when steeped with our usual parameters, so you might want to give a bit of extra time. Still, it is delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
DaisyChubb

I found it weak as well! I’ll keep it in mind when I bring some home to steep the heck out of it haha

Uniquity

I’m so excited to try this one, Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait and Persion Apple. MMM!

KeenTeaThyme

MUST. ACQUIRE. SOON. :) I love Red Velvet Cake! Any other chicas have the Philosophy shower gel?!

DaisyChubb

eee I love your new picture/avatar! So cute

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85

This tea is…painfully refreshing. It’s just floral enough to just be really…refreshing. Maybe I need to try more rose teas. I really really like this. I don’t think we’ll be getting a tin, but I definitely plan to get a bit more. Iced this is lovely, but I don’t think I’d like it hot.

Preparation
Iced

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96

This is so good. I had to try it after my first sniff! I have to say, I’m not getting much toasted marshmallow from the flavor, but that’s okay because I’m in love anyway! Because while the name might be toasted marshmallow, this is the eggnog tea I’ve been searching for! It’s creamy and spicy and utterly beautiful. Definitely getting a tin and putting it next to the Santa’s Secret for the holidays.

IllBeMother221B

Canot wait to get me order of this!!

potatowedges

ooh, this sounds so good. I’m a little iffy about gelatin, but I might have to get some…

Tina S.

Hmm, yeah I can see the eggnog factor. I agree it isn’t marshmallow, which made me sad.

DaisyChubb

oo eggnog – I can see that with the allspice. Although I haven’t tasted it yet so I should probably just shut my mouf until I do :D

tigress_al

ooh. eggnog. going tomorrow. no question!

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100
drank Bravissimo by DAVIDsTEA
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Love this one. Always have, always will. It saved my life at work when I would start to lose my voice, and it kept me going when all I wanted to do was curl up in the corner and nap. I have been painfully sick and I’m finally on the mend, though working 11 hour days hasn’t helped much. But Bravissimo kept me talking and for that I am eternally grateful. I have a tin of DavidsTea’s Throat Soother, but I’ll choose Bravissimo over that every time.

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85

What a little lifesaver! At my job, there’s really no such thing as a sick day. If you can’t make it to a shift, you have to find someone to cover you. If you can’t, you have to come in. So I sliced off hours where I could (only weeks after asking for more hours, go me!), but there was no real chance for me to just rest at home for a few days. So every morning I made three travel mugs of hot tea. Cold 911, Bravissimo, and usually Detox with the occasional Santa’s Secret thrown in. This tea saved my life and kept the cough away long enough for me to do my job.

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19

This tasted vaguely minty, but that was probably the fault of my travel mug. Still, yum. Apparently I was just in a berry mood as I made my iced teas this week, and it has worked out well for me. I prefer DavidsTea’s Blueberry Jam, but this is not a tea to be missed if you can help it!

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100

After a two week long fight with knock-me-on-my-butt flu, I finally felt good enough to return to my iced teas. Two solid weeks of drinking nothing but Cold 911 and Bravissimo will do that to a girl. Wonderful teas, but boring after too much of them. When facing my empty cold steeping pot, this was the only tea I could think of and so it was the first tea I made and I am so glad I did, it is delicious. I have love in my heart for this beauty, nothing else really compares!

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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.

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