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141 Tasting Notes

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85 degree water with a 2 minute steep yielded plastic flavours with plastic undertones of more plastic. What the heck. This smelled like orange julius, and tastes absolutely nothing like it. I had to dump this cup unfortunately. Thanks Harney and Sons anyway for the free sample!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Pure Peppermint by Tetley
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Not a remarkably tasty peppermint tea, but it’s all I have at work and my stomach is very, very mad at me. Brews up dark and quickly. I think I fished the bag out around the 1 minute mark.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
141 tasting notes

As much as I try, I don’t really enjoy pu’erh on its own. But this blend is probably the one exception. I love it to bits. I’ll drink anything with ginger in it so that helps too. The spices really make the yanxin nuggets more palatable for my picky tastes. I will be working on this tea for the rest of the evening, since it goes strong after three or more big mugs. Not only is this blend a great tummy soother, I really want to believe that it is helping to lessen a nasty hive breakout from an apparent Amoxicillan allergy. It must be the tea!

90C, 1 minute steep to start.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

I love this tea! I just got more of it today :D

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79

Misc work tea. All my gear is at home, and I am desperate for something hot and tea-like. I enjoy the mildness of the honey in this tisane. It’s sweet but not cloying/in-your-face like Honeybee from DavidsTea. I don’t know what an elderflower is but it seems ok. Not much lemon balminess in my cup. 1 minute steep in an 8 oz mug; the bag re-steeps well. I might buy a tin of this, it’s quite relaxing and satisfying.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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55

I bought this only to see if it would help me fall asleep. Friday nights I work until 10 and I have to be back at 6 on Saturday morning, so I am always looking for something to start winding down my system. Usually the only thing that works for me is beer. shrugs

In terms of taste, the valerian root makes this brew bitter when it’s lukewarm. Drink it hot and fast if you can. It’s quite minty and sour from the hibiscus as well. Truly, I won’t buy this again after I finish the 50g bag, but I can appreciate it’s calming effects. After 2 cups I start yawning a bit more (this does manage to re-steep once if you keep the first steep to ~4 mins).

Glad to have tried it. It seems to work better for some and less so for others.

(low rating is for taste)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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70

Not impressed with this tea after trying two milk oolongs from TeaVivre. The milk taste is alright, but maybe the oolong quality is waning in this bag. At least 25 grams goes quick.

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100
drank Caramel Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
141 tasting notes

Thank you Steepster for introducing me to flavoured matcha. This latte is ah-may-zing! My life and spending habits will never be the same again.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C
Sil

soooo true!

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drank Cheesecake Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
141 tasting notes

~ 1 tsp Cheesecake Matcha + ~ 1 cup dry pancake mix + ~ 3/4 cup of milk + blueberries = the BEST pancakes I have EVER made, EVER. MAN OH MAN.

Sil

Ooh that sounds tasty! I keep meaning to try matcha in my pancakes!

Lindsay

You should try it! I’m sure many other flavours would work well.

DaisyChubb

mmm this is on my list! :D

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85
drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
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90
drank Kapha Ayurvedic by DAVIDsTEA
141 tasting notes

YUMMY IN MY TUMMY

This is an awesome herbal blend, and also my first ayurvedic tisane from DavidsTea. I bought 50g online and now I want to order another 100g…

There are a lot of delicious ingredients in here and they meld so very well. Ginger cinnamon cloves cardamom tulsi saffron peppermint, I feel good just sniffing the cup. I believe this is also the only ayurvedic blend without chamomile. Chammy and I have a tolerant relationship, but i’m super glad there is no cham in here.

All in all, this is a great cup of herbal goodness!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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