854 Tasting Notes

80
drank La Luotuo-De by Tippity
854 tasting notes

I’ve been getting through my stock of this more lately as my lazy morning beverage, seeing as I now work somewhere I can make myself a good coffee in the morning I don’t keep fresh beans around at home so coffee isn’t the go-to even on days off. Making me happy, this new routine!

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30
drank Lapacho by Kappy's Tea & Coffee
854 tasting notes

Ooh, I’, not sure how I feel about this Monstrositea sample! I had a pot of it last night and found it surprisingly sweet, now this morning with a second round I’m getting a kind of burnt flavour. Still lots of caramel and vanilla, particularly on the nose but also to taste. How intriguing! Still plenty of my sample left so I’ll ponder it for a couple of days and then head back in…

Flavors: Burnt, Caramel, Vanilla

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65
drank Green Rooibos by Monstrositea
854 tasting notes

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60
drank Chamomile by Monstrositea
854 tasting notes

Ah, it seems I’ve drank this up without logging and removing from my cupboard. Tsk. It was quite nice seeing the chamomile flowers bobbing away and the honey sachet was a cute addition to the Monstrositea selection for the month, but I rarely drink straight chamomile, I prefer to go for the sleepy tea blends, for fancy reasons.

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65
drank Green Rooibos by Monstrositea
854 tasting notes

It’s got the taste of rooibos without the annoying rooibosness. If that makes any sense at all. It doesn’t really, does it?

Finally brought my tin full of Monstrositea samples to my lovely new workplace so I might finally start getting to the bottom of more of them, hooray for me! And hooray for my lovely new workplace! A month and a half and I’m still in honeymoon stage.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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85

Got this sample from a Monstrositea box (I’ve unsubscribed for the time being, to try to get through more of the teas in the pantry!) and I have to say, this was far more exciting than I was expecting. A lovely choc mint treat, it’s also got splashings of rose and coconut through it… not what I was expecting when I read its name! Come on, get a more exciting name, so I can get more excited. I’m down.

Flavors: Mint

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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85

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100
drank Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA
854 tasting notes

Ooh, I took one of my fifty million sachets of this to work today and drank a wee teapot of this while I worked at my wonderful new job and everything was a bit perfect, so.

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40

My guayusa love is over, turns out. I have been trying to get through the last of this and just not enjoying it. Bye!

Courtney

Oh dear. And I am so sad I’m on my last package of this hah! I hope there are others you love. :)

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80
drank Truffle by Pine Tea and Coffee
854 tasting notes

Oh ho! This was a truly delicious dessert tea, surely in part because I served it with milk and sugar but also because it was delicious. Considering purchasing this one after trying a sample of it in one of the recent Monstrositea boxes.

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Translating my ratings, at a glance:

100 — CRITICAL OBSESSION LEVEL REACHED; CAN YOU MARRY TEA!?
95 — this must always be in my pantry. forever.
90 — excellent! you need to try this tea!
85 — very good! you should try this tea!
80-70 — I enjoyed this and will happily drink it again.
65-50 — Fine. Unremarkable.
45-35 — this wasn’t the worst drink ever but I was disappointed; it didn’t live up to my expectations at all.
30-0 — I didn’t enjoy this tea and that makes me sad.

MY TEASTORY:

Grandad got me started young, white (a LOT of white) Irish breakfast with two.

I never strayed far from that until the world of T2 Tea came to Brisbane some years ago, and now I don’t know what I’d do without a pantry full of tea options.

These days I prefer to drink my teas straight without sweetener (though I appreciate some black variations shine better with milk and/or a dash of honey/sugar). I also love a speedy iced tea (hot brewed then poured over ice), and my latest obsession is cold brewing (which doesn’t make a lot of sense, as Australia is headed into winter and I live in the coldest corner of the country, but oh well).

I’d love to make a bunch of tea friends on here, especially those who can talk Aussie teas with me. I’ve recently come back from a jaunt to North America and it was a real hoot to hit up DAVIDsTEA after reading so many reviews! I wish I’d had the chance to get to more stores… but I’m happy with what I got back past customs. See those teas and my local jams in my reviews.

I LOVE:
+ black teas
+ white teas
+ oolongs
+ flavoured versions of all three of the above
+ herbal infusions and fruit tisanes

NOT A FAN:
+ most green teas
+ LICORICE ROOT (my sworn enemy) and aniseed flavours

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Hobart, Australia

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