1458 Tasting Notes

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drank Pom Springs by DAVIDsTEA
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Another sipdown! This smells like those pomegranate vitamin c cough drops. Not the best association, but not necessarily a bad one either. Just not something I would ever want to drink a cup of XD.

It tastes….like it smells, medicinal hiding under fake fruit flavor. Meh. Glad to see it gone.

edit Bananas. Why am I tasting bananas?

Preparation
Iced

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drank Cool Cactus by DAVIDsTEA
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Rewarding myself for the sipdown for bitter hell with one of my favorite teas. I adore this tea and it’s perfect for these last days of summer. Maybe they’ll bring this one back sometime crosses fingers.

Preparation
Iced

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Sipdown and thank goodness. I thought my wife’s cup last night was bitter because I accidentally over-leafed, but I was more careful with mine this morning and it’s still crazy bitter. Steeped under boiled for a mere two minutes and I’ve got a bitter brew with maybe a hint of cranberry? Maybe? Blegh. Will finish my cup, but I’m glad to be rid of it.

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drank Super Charge by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Jolly Jellybean by DAVIDsTEA
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This is a good peachy black tea I picked up the morning of my little brother’s wedding . Unfortunately, that means it a few years old now. But still going strong, the ratio of juicy peach to decent black tea just perfect, neither lost to the other.

For a cheap tea in a thin plastic container bought years ago, this is damn tasty.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Apple Strudel by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve been going through a fair number of sipdowns, so I decided to reward myself with my new favorite tea. When my wife found out this tea was 50% off, they insisted on buying me 150 g worth. :D Best wife!

Still yummy and apple-cider-juicy and perfect.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Magic Dragon by DAVIDsTEA
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Another Sipdown! Light and fruity and sweet. Juicy, even! Yummy. But I don’t feel the need to buy any more, as the hibiscus is too tart for me.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Tea Loves Coffee by Tealish
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I’m craving coffee super hard this morning, but I’m trying to kick the habit again, so I reached for this tea instead with a little bit of soy milk. It reminds me of a coffee crisp, a strong coffee flavor with a bit of chocolate. I love this tea and I’m nearly out…this is sad news! Although it does give me an excuse to put together another Tealish order XD.

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drank Mango Diablo by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown! And I’m so sad about it. I have adored this tea since the second it came out. I love the fruity mango and the chili burn…yum. Saving the leaves for a second steep before I say goodbye. If anyone out there knows of a tea like this one, please let me know!

Preparation
Iced
ashmanra

Gurman’s has a tea called Pepper Mango. It has a green base. I think you can find it from other companies. They will ship to the US, but I always have Superanna pick it up in Dublin. Not sure where you are located. Canada?

Daddyselephant

Yup, I’m in Toronto trying not to buy out of country because that exchange rate is ridiculous XD. I will definitely look into that though!

ashmanra

Superanna is my daughter and she travels all the time. She already has a fistful of money from my friend and a list from me to hit Gurman’s when she is in Ireland in a few weeks! The great thing is that she always buys me tea when she travels and she is so sweet and generous to me, but then I find so many teas that I love that are ALL OVER THE PLACE and OY THE SHIPPING when I want more! Right now I am craving Fairmont Maple from Canada and Dark Chocolate Rose Obsession from Marie Belle in New York. She is picking up Magic from Dublin for me. :)))

Daddyselephant

Jealous! Lucky you!

ashmanra

Oh, oh, oh! I just read your bio all the way through! You have a red foot tortoise! One of my friends had one named Mort the Tort when I was a teenager. He just roamed their house. We have a small habitat in our backyard for Eastern and Western (three-toed) box turtles that were formerly people’s pets and they either wanted to get of them, or they moved or weren’t successful at keeping them healthy. We have had some of them for twenty years, a mother and daughter pair. The daughter was actually hatched on our kitchen counter because the man who owned the mother didn’t know how to care for them properly and when the mother laid eggs he let them dessicate and tear. We took the remaining viable eggs and put it in dirt with a hygrometer and hatched the babies.

Daddyselephant

Torties are the best, and such easy pets! I’m so glad you were able to rescue that pair!

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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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