1471 Tasting Notes

75
drank Magic Dragon by DAVIDsTEA
1471 tasting notes

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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95
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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95
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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95
drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown! Better than last night but I’m more happy to have one less tea than I am sad for it to be gone. Still, it’s a nice evening cuppa.

Preparation
Iced

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90
drank Sparkling Lunch by RiverTea
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RIVERTEAS I MISS YOUUUUU.

We moved all of our RiverTeas into the sipdown pile because there’s no sense hoarding them until they go stale. Even if we get sad every time we have a cup. Such a great company.

Anyway, when making lunch (buffalo cauliflower wraps) I made this tea over ice. Seems appropriate, right? It’s so tasty and fruity and reminds me of a good peach tea from back home (Tennessee) with added mango. I love it. It won’t be hard at all to finish off the leaf we have left, but oh man am I going to be sad when it’s gone.

Fjellrev

Kind of glad I never got around to ordering from them because it doesn’t hurt me like it hurts so many.

Daddyselephant

My heart, it aches. Maybe if we’re all really good, they’ll come back to us.

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100
drank Super Charge by DAVIDsTEA
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95
drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
1471 tasting notes

My final tea before bed. It’s an old tea, so I’m not going to adjust the rating at all, but the flavor is all gone. It’s vaguely minty but that’s it. Gonna finish up the rest tomorrow just to get it out of my cupboard.

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42
drank Jolly Jellybean by DAVIDsTEA
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Another tea not really impressing me. And let me tell you, watching one of the jellybeans dissolve in the steeper was painfully unappetizing. Blegh.

Anyway, yeah, there’s no discernible flavor, just vaguely fruity rooibos.

Evol Ving Ness

Yep, I wasn’t even remotely tempted by that one.

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98
drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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This has been moved into our sipdown pile so we will actually enjoy it before the coconut goes off instead of hoarding it for the rest of forever XD. It is my steep-to-death tea for today, 2 minutes for the first steep and 4 for the second. The third will get 6 minutes and there may or may not be a fourth steep, depends if De wants it when they get home from work. I love the longer steeps because it gives me the time to sit on my newly renovated kitchen floor and cuddle our youngest cat, JiJi (short for Darjeeling). He loves kitchen cuddles, silly little thing.

Anyway, the first steep of this was light a creamy and smooth, absolutely lovely. The second steep has less coconut and more oolong, which isn’t a bad thing!

I love this tea.

Preparation
Iced
Evol Ving Ness

How old is your batch?

Daddyselephant

That is a very good question I do not have the answer to XD.

Fjellrev

I really wish they would just bring back the original blend already. Ugh.

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Meh. So much chamomile and while I enjoy it in other blends, I don’t understand why it’s in a raspberry jam blend.

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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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