886 Tasting Notes

drank Long Island Cola by Island Rose
886 tasting notes

Thank you Skysamurai for letting me try this unique tea!

I’m generally a fan of hibiscusy herbals, so I was excited to try this one and intrigued by the cola aspect. It steeps up a BRIGHT purplish red immediately and smells distinctly of cola. I took a couple of sips hot and knew I wanted to pour the rest over ice. I think I really like this tea conceptually. I think the hibiscus, cinnamon and cola pair well together, but the stevia is throwing me off. If this had no sweetener so I could add my own I would be much happier, I think. Really unique though and I’m glad I got to try it! :)

Starfevre

I hate stevia so I hate it when they add that in.

Stephanie

Yeah, this blend would be nice otherwise! :/

Skysamurai

I agree. Stevia can be odd but this one definitely is better cold.

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
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Ooof. This weather! We didn’t even get that much snow compared to the rest of the state…but it is so cold my garage door was frozen shut and my boss had to come pick me up and bring me to work :(

Anyway, LOTS OF HOT TEA TODAY. Special dark is perfect for this weather :)

Go home Arctic, you’re drunk! http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2014/01/05/go-home-arctic-youre-drunk/

Shmiracles

oh gawd global warming. globaly breaking my heart.

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Made this one into tea syrup and combined with carbonated water for a tea soda! Very nice this way :)

ambeth

Psst… How do you do your tea syrup?

Butiki Teas

Oooh, that sounds lovely!

Stephanie

For this tea syrup I brewed 1 cup of tea, triple strong. Then I simmered the Super Tea with 3/4 cup sugar. Chill and add to carbonated water to taste!

Stephanie

This one was great but I slightly prefer the Ruby Pie as my tea syrup of choice :)

Sil

yeah baby! RUBY PIE! woot woot!

ambeth

Thank-you for the instructions! :)

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Still enjoying this one. I don’t think I would reorder if it became available for sale but it is welcome in my cupboard as long as it lasts!

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I haven’t had this tea in forever! It is still VERY good. Yesterday I drank SO MUCH puerh, heh. (I may have been a tiny bit hungover, heh) Back to work today, and back to cold dreary January. Does anyone else get the post-holiday blahs? I need more tea! ;)

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I’m working a half day today and this has been my morning tea while I work. Always enjoyable! So creamy and rich and just astringent enough to be nicely balanced. I haven’t had any real Irish Cream in a few years, but now I want some!

Hope everyone had a wonderful 2013 :)

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I’ve had this tea several times now. I’ve been trying to write a tasting note, but I’m having a really hard time describing it. It is bright and sweet, and a little bit tangy. I’m definitely not getting “red velvet cupcake” LOL, but it is certainly a very nice sheng, without any funkyness.

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drank Champagne Cider by Butiki Teas
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Ehh, this one is not my thing. Honestly, I think Honeybush is just a little too close to rooibos for me. Bummer! I love the idea of apple cinnamon tea…

Fjellrev

I agree about the honeybush. Not that much different than rooibos to me.

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drank White Rhino by Butiki Teas
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Thank you so much CrowKettle for sharing some of this special tea with me! :D

It DOES have a really interesting combination of black tea and white tea characteristics. There is enough going on here to keep me rapt sip after sip! I would purchase some in the future, if my cupboard is ever low enough to allow it, lol.

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Back at work today and “detoxing” from all the holiday goodies with some shu. I’ve also drank the sheng a few times but haven’t found the words to write a note about it yet, LOL.

This one is much easier to describe. So clean and crisp! :)

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I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos.

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