1212 Tasting Notes

drank Cassis & Blueberry by Lupicia
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Agree with people that say this is not as tasty as it smells. This was one of the make up samples Lupicia sent and I’m on the lookout for a black currant tea I like. This one would not be it.

I’m not sure if it’s the base tea or the flavorings themselves but the taste is just kind of meh. It’s very, very berry but it just seems kind of fake tasting. The base tea started off okay but has fallen flat in my opinion to holding up the flavors. It doesn’t help either that as it’s cooled it’s gotten a bit bitter.

Oh well, plenty more out there to try.

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drank Mint Verbena by Harney & Sons
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I quite like this. I got it as a sample when I ordered back in November and it was really the only one they sent me that I felt I’d even drink.

Feeling blah means this combination sounded most excellent tonight.

It’s nothing remarkable, it’s mint and lemon verbena. It mostly tastes like mint though, there’s maybe a little bitter/tart taste of lemon to it, but hardly.

I’d rather have just plain mint tea. But it was nice to try for something slightly different.

Ohhh I have exciting Black Bear Laboratory news, I am going to start on solid perfumes too. It just seemed it was finally time while I was ordering all the oils/butters and such for more. I can’t believe how many lip balms I made off 1 lb of wax.

ashmanra

Cool! My Sammie dog loves my Pumpkin Chai lip balm I bought from you. He tries to lick my lips!

Mercuryhime

oooo, solid perfumes sound fun! I gave some tubes of lip balm to my friends who now want to eat all they flavors you sell.

Josie Jade

Oh I love lip balms! Where do you sell yours at?

Josie Jade

Thanks for the link, I’ll be ordering some soon!

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Continuing on the finishing of samples, this one is out.

I don’t really like this at all. It’s WAY too strongly jasmine to the point it just completely overpowers the green tea. I couldn’t even drink it hot…okay I fell asleep because I had taken medicine.

Now I’m trying to drink it cold and it’s better, it just tastes way too much like I’m drinking flowers and now that I’m aware of other jasmine greens, I know that’s really not how it’s supposed to be.

Isaila

yeah, when I drink this I feel like I’m drinking perfume…

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Tea from last night…also during hockey…so far when I drink tea and watch hockey my team wins..hm.

I was tired of green tea so I decided black tea would be good, and when my friend went to make tea, there was a goal…so I thought I’d try. Didn’t work. Haha.

This is really good for a ceylon, I don’t tend to like them just because the briskness isn’t my favorite. But when you have a decent quality one like this you really don’t have to worry about it going bitter so quickly the way some flavored teas w/a ceylon base do. It’s sweet and brisk, but smooth.

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drank Dragon Feelers by Butiki Teas
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You ever just make something that is so good you feel like you could go build a skyscraper or something? I made a curry sauce for pasta with spinach and green bell pepper and it made my nose run, something suuuuuper helpful right now. When I went back to the kitchen I seriously gave myself like a happy dance because I have another bowl for tomorrow.

It’s fun to watch these steep because they look like pea pods floating around.

This is odd. It tastes like juicy fruit and kind of more like oolong? Peaches or pears..I can’t tell.

I don’t get much butter/cream, just sweetness. It is just a little bit vegetal, and just a tad astringent at the end. Mostly I get sweetness from it too, though I would guess that’s why it tastes like pears to me.

I really feel like my taste buds are broken now.

Tamm

This tea looks so fun!

Kittenna

Broken taste buds :(

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drank Organic Korakundah by Butiki Teas
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This is pretty tasty. I barely get spinach or greens at all. It’s really sweet and almost has a citrusy note to it, like oranges or tangerines. There’s just a little vegetal quality to it.

Then again I am pretty sure everything it tasting sweet to me right now but there is absolutely nothing bitter or smoky to me about this.

I only got this as a sample and I am not sure it’s omg must have material but it’s pretty different for a green tea.

Also now for some reason my mouth feels really nice.

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drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Second/last chance for me and this tea…still not feeling it.

I don’t get cake at all, nor chocolate. It tastes like maple syrup to me. And it’s just slightly creamy.

I’ll take the cake instead, or red velvet froyo.

TassieTeaGirl

Aww, so sad you’ve had bad luck with this one! I hope you have a favourite cake tea, I love the concept.

momo

I can’t think of a cake one that really stands out but I definitely have a pie tea!

TassieTeaGirl

Oh pie! Just as good. I like the warming, filling qualities to pie/cake/pudding teas.

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drank Exotica by DAVIDsTEA
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Trying to go through and drink things marked as one cup left in my spreadsheets of tea.
Yeah plural.

I know lemongrass is supposed to be good for like anti-bacterial purposes and what not, so maybe it’ll help my sinuses. Cause the weather sure as heck isn’t going to help me out any time in the next week.

I’m not as blown away by this as I was before but with the stuff going on, it doesn’t surprise me. Still definitely can note that it’s both sweet and spicy but I don’t think it’s really something I want to buy and drink regularly.

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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What exactly is Steepster’s formula for a) deciding which of your tasting notes to display first and b) where they are on a page? I had to get through half the 260+ notes to find my bunch and for some reason like the oldest one (least amount of likes on it too, I always thought it was organized by likes/comments) comes up first. The rest are not in chronological order either, the next one in that order is the last one! I don’t get it.

Anyway I decided to have a pot of this and I steeped it for a shorter time than usual and I think I like it more that way. Everything comes off as a lighter flavor and everything blends in well with the black tea. I kind of think it tastes a lot like candy if there was ever a nice, delicate fruity and floral candy.

Still has a nice black tea to support the flavors, I would keep this as a staple, for sure.

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drank Afternoon Tea by Lupicia
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I would be the one to get sinusitis in a year of bad flu. Hah. I should have realized it weeks ago probably. So lots more tea it is.

I knew I was going to like this, Assam and Darjeeling blends are quite possibly even better than an Assam or Darjeeling by itself. So I made an entire teapot full.

As it’s sat in there though it’s lost some of the super sweetness it had at first, but that’s okay.

While it’s nothing REALLY special, it’s nice. The strongest thing I can taste past the maltiness coming from the Assam is honey. And it is tasty. Also very helpful for getting out the nasty taste of nasal spray (did they really think putting fake sweeteners in there helps? BLEH).

Honestly if I didn’t want a kick, I don’t think this is really afternoonish. I’d drink it more in the morning. But I also prefer a more rounded blend of black teas. Speaking of which I am still SUPER tempted by that Rue La La Harney deal because I would spend it entirely on black tea blends.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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