1471 Tasting Notes

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My first sip was “Oh! This is really good!” But as the sips went on, it tasted more and more artificial and bitter to me, like orange peel instead of juicy orange. By the time I finished the cup, I was chugging it just to get rid of it.

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drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
1471 tasting notes

Sipdown and farewell to this blend. It was wonderful while it lasted, but I think it’s time to say goodbye.

Preparation
Iced
Kristal

So long, farewell…

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This tin of tea is the first tin of tea we ever bought. So yay memories! But this also means it’s five and a half years old. Yikes. My tummy has been off for a few days, so hopefully this will help with that.

It’s still good! Gingery and earthy and tasty. Since it’s taken us five years for drink down this tin, we likely won’t get any more, but it will be yummy until it’s gone.

Preparation
Iced

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95
drank Dolce Vita by RiverTea
1471 tasting notes

Sad sipdown today. Farewell, lovely raspberry tea. You will be greatly missed.

(legit almost cried when throwing away the tin. RiverTea come back!)

Preparation
Iced

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
1471 tasting notes

I had forgotten how much I love this tea. For me, it’s like hot cocoa with a hint of mint. Hot cocoa is too…cocoa for me. Blasphemy, I know, but sometimes I want something lighter than just liquid chocolate, as I’m not a huge chocolate fan myself. But this tea is just perfect, creamy and smooth without being overwhelming.

Helena

It’s a pretty yummy tea but Right now I’m drinking the mint matcha by DT and it’s reminding me of your tea.

Daddyselephant

Mmmmm, I love mint matcha! I’m glad you’re enjoying it.

Kristal

I can’t handle hot chocolate/cocoa too much anymore either, so I hear you!

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drank Nepal Black by DAVIDsTEA
1471 tasting notes

I woke up to a wonderfully drizzly morning. Yesterday the build up for a storm gave me a migraine so bad I couldn’t eat or get out of bed or barely even opening my eyes. But worse than that, I couldn’t even handle tea! :O Awful. So this morning I reached for two of my favorites, Nepal Black and Read My Lips. My cuppa Nepal Black was just lovely, and I was reminded just why I love this tea so much. It was bracing without being harsh and has a sweet note I just adore. This will always be a staple in my home.

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drank Dolce Vita by RiverTea
1471 tasting notes

Ooooh, I’m almost out of this one, which is bittersweet because I love it. It tastes like raspberries and cream, sweet without being cloying. Mine doesn’t have any meringue left, I don’t know if they just melted with time or if I just had them all ages ago.

I miss RiverTea so much, with their unique blends and tasty basics. Hopefully TeaTaxi will fill that niche for me. crosses fingers Though no one can come close to the customer service at RiverTea, they were amazing.

Preparation
Iced

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It is a beautiful morning, if only because it is no longer yesterday XD. Yesterday we discovered our bedframe is moldy and rotting, I broke my toe, and spilled tea all over myself. Today will be better because I say so XD.

However we did organize our sipdowns into caffeinated and non caffeinated, so I can just grab one and go. Hopefully my grabbing this one bodes well for the day.

I had this with an avocado smashed onto an everything bagel and it is just perfect. The tea is nice and fruity, though I wouldn’t pick out strawberry specifically. And the lime kinda tastes like lime peel. Still, it’s a tasty morning cup.

Preparation
Iced
Kristal

Wow, sorry to hear about all that misfortune! :(

For me, I drink 2 (sometimes 3) cups of green tea in the morning then herbals throughout the rest of the day. In order to sip down my herbals I “pack” paper filters and keep a bunch of the tea bags in a ziploc baggie in my purse. I usually only have one type of tea on me at all times so I’m forced to drink only one type of herbal at a time (at least when I’m out and about/ at work) so It’s been an awesome way to sip down :).

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drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
1471 tasting notes

Love this tea, but will likely finish a sipdown of it tomorrow, which is sad, but this tea is another from our scary-old collection XD. Added a splash of vanilla sugar free syrup because I was trying to finish off the bottle and unf. It takes the dreamsicleness of this to a whole new level. So yummy, I will be sad to see this one go, but glad to have another old tea out of my cupboard.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Bella Berry by Tealish
1471 tasting notes

We bought this tea ages ago when we first went to Tealish because Bella is the name of the first cat that we ever adopted together, just after our wedding. She’s currently curled up on my chest, trying to distract me from everything else XD.

I love this tea. Every time I have this tea, I realize how much I love it, and then I don’t drink it for months, years. Ooops. Well, today is a sipdown of that first bag we bought ages ago and it’s as good as ever. I think this needs to go on our restock list. I won’t place an order just to get more, but if we’re already ordering, this will definitely be one to get more of.

Preparation
Iced

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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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