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1191 Tasting Notes

100
drank Pink Dragonfruit by Tealish
1191 tasting notes

AMAZING.

Oh God this tea is good. It’s juicy and pink and DRAGONY.

Rawr

No, seriously, this tea is wonderful. You can taste the berries and it’s tart without being too tart and mmmmmmm no hibiscus!

Kittenna

Dragony?! Hee hee. I don’t actually like dragonfruit, but with that sort of raving review I’d definitely try the tea!

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Everyone should try this tea!

TeaBrat

ooh! no hibiscus is a bonus!

Jessie

Wow, 100! I’m glad I got some of this.

Jillian

No hibiscus is always a plus in my books.

Amariel

I agree with Jillian.

Kay Kanada

I didn’t think it was legal to make a fruity tea blend without hibiscus anymore, what with the way it’s been contaminating everything lately. Nice to see a tea (and a good one, at that!) that is wonderfully hibiscus free.

Does it actually taste like dragonfruit??

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not a clue in the world, I’ve never had dragonfruit. I should try it, though.

Kittenna

Fresh dragonfruit may taste better than I think… the quality in some grocery stores is dodgy. Either way….!

Jillian

I always considered dragonfruit to be quite bland whenever I’ve tried it, but as Krystaleyn said, the quality of the more exotic imported fruit in the stores isn’t always the best.

TassieTeaGirl

I clicked on the tea because I was looking for something else and am just completely captured by the look of it! It looks like muesli with freeze dried berries in it – I want to have some for breakfast!

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96

Mmm. I got a cup of this iced today and immediately went back for a bag to take home. The hibiscus is present, but it didn’t take over. And it was so juicy! I look forward to enjoying the hell out of this raspberry delight this coming summer.

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85
drank Matcha by Tealish
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After an ahem busy morning as well as a Costco run and a long streetcar ride into the city, I was dragging along. We got to Tealish and I sleepily placed my order before slumping into a chair. That order was “Do you have Matcha? Beauty. I need a cup sweetened to hell and back. No seriously, at least two teaspoons.” She laughed and did as I asked, happily handing over my “matcha and sugar rush”. Once it finally cooled, I chugged it down. It wasn’t bad! But frankly, I wasn’t drinking it for the taste, and the promised rush was delivered. I woke up and ended up being conscious enough for an awesome afternoon out!

Amariel

I had matcha today too, though it was Starbucks, and I was told that their matcha isn’t real matcha, but I didn’t care.

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100

At 9:30 this morning we got a call letting us know that my father in law would soon be picking us up for a Costco run. Quickly we got dressed and I put on the kettle, because what is any morning without a good cup of tea? My throat was sore and scratchy, so I brewed up a thermos of this to take with me on my day. Nom nom nom. The cinnamon and spice worked together to burn away my soreness and kept me warm and purring all day. This was definitely a good start to our busy day out.

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100

I’ve been aching for some of this since Jessie first mentioned having some available for swap, but I treasure it and don’t want to waste it, so unless I have the time to do at least three steeps (western style), I don’t touch it. After a really rough day at work yesterday, I rewarded myself with a cup last night, and then I resteeped the leaves twice this morning, one cup to enjoy while waking up and then another for my travel mug on the way to work.

There are few things I enjoy as much as this oolong. I keep trying others, trying to convince myself that they’re just as good, but this is the one that makes me go “mmmm, I love tea”. Jessie, I owe you an incredible debt for this one. I have a full tin of this beauty thanks to her awesomeness and I’m not entirely sure I can ever repay her XD.

This creamy goodness is easily one of my #1 teas.

edit Also, apparently my Steepster-versary was ten days ago, so happy belated Steepsterversary to me!

TeaBrat

Happy Steepster-versary!

Indigobloom

I second Amy’s Happy Steepster-versary!! something to celebrate tomorrow :)

Kittenna

Now I want to try this tea even more! Darn it! I’m never going to get through all my tea if I keep adding new ones to the list…

Amariel

I loved getting it when they had the $1 straight tea promo. Haven’t had it since, but I really ought to have it again.

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So on a DavidsTea run today to pick up some of the new tins, I asked for a cup of something lemony to cut through the mucus from the bronchitis my mother in law so generously shared with me. I had a cut of Bravissimo going, but while that was tasty and soothing indeed, it was kind of adding to the problem. When I got there, I asked for something lemony, and I was offered this and three lemon green. I went for this, as I kinda needed a caffeine boost too. It was a really, really shitty morning. Almost a “walk out on my job and tell them to stuff it” morning.

Anyway. I let it steep too long (boo) and I had honey instead of my usual sugar. Still, it was soothing and helped restore my voice, so yay for that. Still, I don’t think it’s one I’d reach for again.

Kay Kanada

If you have some Electric Lemon left, it would definately do the trick! Unfortunately, DT has since yet to wow me with a lemon tea. Maybe the best (and healthiest and most efficient) means to kill your killer throat mucus would be to squeeze some real lemon into a tea??
PS Cough over your boss as revenge

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Yeah, usually I reach for honey lemon tea, aka hot water with honey and lemon juice, but that just wasn’t an option today. Ah well, next time!

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92

Oh man…I made a cuppa this in my thermos to start off my morning yesterday and oh man. So good! It tastes like candy nom nom nom. It’s sweet and juicy and just plain lovely. Good call, Indigobloom and Jessie, good call. I can’t remember the specifics, as it was NUTBARS at work yesterday, but yeah, it was a good, good tea. I do remember practically chugging it and then being heartbroken when it was gone.

At our Toronto Tea Party on Monday, we got a bag of this to split and all of us try. This is one I will definitely be purchasing more of.

Absolutely no backhint of ass.

Tina S.

Damn, now this one has two entries ‘cause I made one last night too, but didn’t blog it yet. So glad the tea is awesome!! <3 (Mine is at Pommeberry, hence the confusion!)

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Yeah, I couldn’t find it listed on the site, I likely have it wrong >.<

Tina S.

We’ll blame it on my crappy pen, lol. I stole the backhint of ass bag so I put up what was on it on my entry if you want to copy and paste it into this one too.

Jessie

Awesome! I can’t wait to try this one, especially hearing that it’s ass-free.

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There, I fixed this one, maybe we can ask Jason to delete the other? Sorry I am made of fail! .;;

And yes, this was amazingly ass free!

Angrboda

‘Ass free’… Do I want to know…?

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The Tea Emporium bags have a…unique scent.

Angrboda

Hee! Oh dear. :p

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We’re just glad it turned out to be the bags and not the tea!

Indigobloom

whew, I am so relieved that the backhint hasn’t penetrated the tea!

Indigobloom

Aisling, I just read your comment. Sorry I hijacked your thoughts!! :P

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80
drank Roasted Mate by DAVIDsTEA
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Dear Jessie: Thank you so much for talking me into taking this tea off of your hands. You are my hero.

This is just full of roasty, toasty goodness. Mmmmm, love. And I am perking up, which is very good, as I need it today >.< But this tea is just lovely and I’m happy to have a good bit of it. It reminds me of something, but I can’t quite put my finger on what XD.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Tina S.

I’m still jealous of that canister!

Jessie

Thank you for taking it! The tin is so cute, but I just can’t get into mates. It’s so sad.

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88

My wife snagged a cup of this from the lovely Indigobloom tonight and as soon as we got home, we brewed up a bubbe teapot full to share.

This is lovely! It’s juicy (which I consider a good thing ;) ) and the citrus cuts some of the sweetness…it’s just a nice little tea. Kind of like Pink Flamingo without the overwhelming hibiscus. I think we might need to investigate this further.

Indigobloom

another score for the tea emporium!!! :P
who knew calcium carbonate could do so well in a tisane…

Tina S.

I still haven’t tried this one, maybe I shall do so tonight! :D

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97
drank Bella Berry by Tealish
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Made cup of this in my CRAZY AMAZING NEW THERMOS from Contigo (http://www.fenigo.com/ContigoAutosealTumblers.htm) before heading downtown to meet my fellow steepsterites. No seriously, y’all, that tumbler is freaking amazing. Kitchen Stuff Plus. $20. Worth every penny.

ANYWAY. Yum. I wanted to pick something the wife and I could share and this one won out easily. Delicious. We both just love this tea. It’s right up there with fairy dust. Hot or cold, this tea is love. Juicy and fruity and everything I ever wanted in a tea.

Tina S.

Damn you and your fairies! :P Now I have yet another tea on my shopping list!

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I’ll bring you some on Sunday. It’s soooooooooooo good

Tina S.

Yay! Check out my cupboard and let me know if you want anything! :D

Indigobloom

It does look interesting, not sure I’d like the melon aspect. Funny that you and Jessie are the only ones to have reviewed this!!

Cheryl

Thanks for the mug link…looks like Amazon carries the brand, so it can go on my (ever growing) wishlist for now : )

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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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