1295 Tasting Notes

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drank Blueberry Lagoon by Tealish
1295 tasting notes

Mmmm, this is delicious iced. However, I’m a bit disappointed in it. I used almost half of my package, so around 25 grams, for 2 L, and it is weak. It’s a step above water, but I don’t think I’ll be replacing this one. It’s tasty, but come on. I’ve never used that much tea to make 2 L before and I’ve never had a tea turn out this weak. I was afraid to let it just steep forever because of what looked like hibiscus. So while I love the taste of it, it’s just not worth the money.

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 0 sec

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68
drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
1295 tasting notes

So I figured I should try this tea again in case I need to stock up before it disappears. However, one word comes to mind when I drink this: Forgettable.

Five minutes after I take a sip, I honestly couldn’t tell you what it tastes like. It’s good, but it’s not amazing. Not worth stocking up on, for me.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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Disclaimer: I don’t like green tea or caramel popcorn >.>

That all said, I enjoyed this tea. Not enough to restock, I think, but I’m glad I tried it. It is tasty, if not a little weak. In my experience re:steeping times, less is more, so I only steeped this for four minutes instead of the recommended 5-7, which might be why it’s weak, but most people think this is kind of weak, so who knows. I’m really enjoying the maple, I love maple. I managed not to screw up the green in this cup, yay!

Overall, a tasty tea, but not worth keeping on hand for me.

Another one bites the dust…yay!

Edit: The more of this I drank, the less I liked it. It just is not my cup of tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Jessie

I found the same thing (liking it less the more I drank)! I liked it even less on a second cup. The tea definitely doesn’t stand up to the gimmick.

KeenTeaThyme

I was tempted on this, but not 100% convinced. I trust both Ladykittykat & Jessie’s judgments. Thanks for being the guinea pig. :)

Uniquity

Apparently it became part of the permanent collection already…And Goji Pop didn’t? : )

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I didn’t expect to like it, and then I smelled it and thought I was wrong. Nope. I was right, this is not the tea for me.

Glad we could help, KiTT ;).

Uniquity, I have to say, after going through a tin of Goji Pop, I’m kinda over it. I can’t get past the hibiscus. I suspect it’s going to be like Pumpkin Chai, it will come back every Spring. Also, the impression I get of the “monthly” teas is they’re tests. If the tea sells well, it becomes part of the permanent collection. If it doesn’t, then it’s discontinued at the end of the month.

Maybe Goji Pop will come back like Glitter and Gold did?

Cattibrie

I thought that Goji Pop was permanent. Haven’t tried this one yet but it will be in my order I am getting on Monday (assuming no postal strike).

I do love Pink Flamingo though. Wish it was permanent.

Uniquity

I’m still bummed that Mojito didn’t come back. I’d toss up quite a few teas for that one…I gotta stop getting sucked into trying the new ones, I usually don’t like them long term.

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Cattibrie, Goji Pop was part of the spring line that, as I understand it, was discontinued as soon as the Summer line came out.

Uniquity, I’m with you on that one, most of the tried and true ones are much better than most of the seasonals, in my opinion.

Cattibrie

I just thought I saw on facebook that Goji Pop was going to be continued. Could be wrong. They have announced a few recently.

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I sit corrected, apparently Goji is sticking around until the end of summer.

Indigobloom

I tried a sample of this in the store. It was ok, but too much like a flat pop than an actual tea! I don’t like my teas to be too gimmicky anyhow, and this one, well I think it defines that word!

Indigobloom

that said, it would be great to have for the kids

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88

Added a few fresh strawberries this time…yum! Still enjoying this tea, but looking forward to my next tea I’m planning to make a jug of.

Preparation
Iced
KeenTeaThyme

Fresh strawberries in with iced? I got my mom (for Mother’s Day last year) a pitcher in which you can add slices of fresh fruit in the center. I bet this would ROCK with that! :)

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Ooooh yes. I just wanted something to pull out the strawberry flavor, which was being overpowered by the bamboo due to my own foolishness lol.

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78

I’m a bit underwhelmed. It’s tasty enough, and if I were the kind of person to have a straight black tea every morning to wake me up, I can see how this would definitely be first choice. However, I much prefer their Orange Pekoe (and not just because it reminds me of our cat). I have about a cup’s worth of leaves left, but I don’t think I’ll restock when it’s gone. Still, I did enjoy this cup…there are just too many other teas out there that I prefer.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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77

I’m trying to drink down my stash so I feel less guilty about it, so my new rule is I have to pick something that I’m nearly out of or I haven’t tried before. I enjoyed this one, but I don’t know, the phrase that comes to mind is “not enough.” There’s not enough…something. I just don’t know what that something is. I don’t think this is one I’d want to restock.

Thanks, QuiltGuppy for sharing this with me!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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100

I think I’m in love. This tea is so juicy, but it’s waking me up too, and it’s not too sweet or fruity or fake…guh. I so needed this today. This will make a lovely iced tea as well!

Thank you so much for sharing this, brandy3392

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

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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!

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