1449 Tasting Notes

98
drank Vanilla Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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98
drank Vanilla Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
1449 tasting notes

This is truly one of my favorite teas, even more so when chilled. This is the other pitcher of tea I made for the inlaw invasion, but it wasn’t cool in time. Still, by the end of the night, it had cooled enough for me to have a cup and it was delicious. The vanilla and oolong wrap around each other so beautifully. This is the tea that made me go “Oh…that’s what people mean when they say oolongs are buttery.” I want to drink this one for days. I also love watching this one steep, I’m very grateful I set a timer or else I would have been completely distracted by the leaves and let it oversteep.

When we’re coming back from our trip to Tennessee, we’re stopping overnight in New York to visit my brother, and I am bringing him a ton of tea and a perfect mug XD. I’m bringing a pouch of this. He’s tried one oolong and said it tasted like feet, so I’m going to brew some of this up and see how he feels about it. If he likes it, he gets to keep the pouch. If he doesn’t, it is so coming back home with me! Hot or cold, this is a favorite of mine.

Preparation
Iced
Indigobloom

I hope you stop by at Harney and Sons!!! no shipping involved if ya do that :P

Daddyselephant

lol yeaaaaah probably no. He’s not in NYC proper and I’m still on a semi boycott of Harney & Sons lol.

Indigobloom

hahaha I dunno if I’d be able to hold a grudge that long against a place that provides such yumminess! My tea chi is weak…

Daddyselephant

lol well, it helps that Toronto has so many other places more deserving of my money ;)

Indigobloom

this is true! I do love the TO options we have

DaisyChubb

Jealous of your TO connections n_-
I was just there a few weeks ago, should have stocked up on tea instead of shoes haha!
Alas, I’m stuck in Regina with nothing but David’s Tea and 2 unknown loose tea places. It does the job though b^_^

Indigobloom

lol I know, I envy those who live near Harneys and other fab tea-villes so very much… not that I’m whining about it! much. ha.
Well if ya ever feel like trading some teas let me know DaisyChubb! :)

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Around noon yesterday I realized my inlaws were coming over for dinner, and all I had to drink was a lone beer, orange juice, and root beer tea that we didn’t like that had been sitting in the fridge for a week.

So I set to making tea! I made this one first, because my mother in law loves berries. I got a 10g sample in store a little bit ago and have only had 1 cup of hot out of it, so I used the rest of the package and steeped the leaves twice to get a full pitcher. I’d rather use less leaf and do multiple steepings. I’ve also gotten into the habit of not using an infuser for my pots-of-tea-to-be-iced, as I pour them out anyway into another vessel. I just strain as I pour.

This one managed to be cold by five with the help of a few hours in the fridge and the ice tube insert in the middle of the pitcher. We went through about a liter of the stuff! It was light and refreshing, just what we needed after heavy Chinese takeout. Still, I have many other whites I like a lot more, I’m not sure I’ll be replacing this one. Probably not as long as I have Strawberry Rhubarb on my shelf.

Preparation
Iced
Indigobloom

this is my fave… it’s so light!! and crisp, but I have a feeling that was just the batch I bought, and not a regular happening *sighs

Daddyselephant

It’s good, there are just so many other that I like so much better.

Indigobloom

I hear ya. Everyone has their faves… which is good in a sense or else demand would be higher than supply and it would be more overpriced than it already is!! :P

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92

Trying this one iced today. So good! The fruitiness is delicious, and there’s almost a creaminess to it. I think I’ll end up finishing the pitcher tomorrow.

Preparation
Iced

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96
drank Razmintazz by Tealish
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The wife and I deep cleaned the house today, and we are beat. We also went through an entire pitcher of this to keep us hydrated (especially after walking to the grocery store and lugging home groceries in his heat…blegh). This is a definite restock for me.

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96
drank Razmintazz by Tealish
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Yum yum yum. My wife and I are drinking this like mad. It still tastes like a blue icee, without the syrupy sweetness, and the mint makes it just beautifully refreshing after being out in the sun.

Preparation
Iced
Jenn

I’m intrigued! I may have to give this one a go.

QuiltGuppy

I’m hooked and will try it, too. :D

Daddyselephant

Everyone should try this, it’s delicious! If I had more, I’d send out samples, but I only have enough for one more batch to take on our roadtrip with us.

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90

I drank an entire pitcher of this today. That just about says it all.

Preparation
Iced
Indigobloom

I think maybe I’ll try it iced myself! and I’ve been thinking about adding mate. or cinnamon.

MaddHatter

I have not tried this one yet. it smells like my Grandma, and I can’t fathom it smelling better brewed…

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I am on my third cup of this today…nom nom nom. I think I only have another 1-2 in the pitcher, and I’m suddenly very sad that I didn’t resteep the leaves, as I used up the last of them in this batch. This started off as something to just get a bag out of my cupboard, but has turned into a must-buy restock! Yum yum yum.

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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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