846 Tasting Notes

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Backlog from last night!

I got SO MANY teas in the mail yesterday- http://twitpic.com/dmlor5

This is the first one I decided to try. It does indeed taste like rootbeer! I’m really glad it was a honeybush and not a rooibos tea. I hate rooibos. I’m glad to have a few nice caffeine free teas around for evening consumption :)

Cavocorax

That’s an awesome haul!

Stephanie

It was epic! I’m not allowed to do any black Friday shopping now :P

Fjellrev

Nicely done!

mrmopar

I got some stuff coming too that I am going to be in trouble for too!

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drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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SWEET COCONUTTY GOODNESS! Oh man oh man, I loves me some coconut, and this tea takes the cake. The banana and assam, too…its just perfect! It tastes like super creamy toasted coconut pudding, with banana toffee crunch. Or maybe a buttery toasted coconut pound cake with banana cream pudding trifle. drool I would totally buy this one, for the record. I think I prefer it to everyone’s beloved caramel vanilla assam!

I am drinking it straight this time, but with the rest of my sample I’m definitely going to try adding cream and sugar. I bet it will be heavenly! Thanks for the sample JustJames and thanks for creating this blend Stacy! :D

Stephanie

I think I would love this tea even if it was just a generic black base, but with the special delicious assam? Could it be more perfect? OK, I’m done gushing now :)

keychange

Oh, you’ll love love love it with cream and sugar as well! Unbelievable!

JustJames

=0) so glad you like it….. try drinking it while watching dr. who!!

Stephanie

I am a huge nerd, and I love Star Trek, and other sci fi, but I just can’t do the Who :/

I never got into it and then my British ex husband kinda ruined it for me! Ha!

LOVE the tea though :D

Fuzzy_Peachkin

oh! THis sounds amazing!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

(Drooling) coconut obsession

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drank Jardin Bleu by Dammann Freres
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Thank you JustJames for sending me a sample of this tea!

I really love rhubarb and strawberries too :)

Though this was obviously a black base, I steeped it a little on the cooler side just to be safe. The flavoring is still outstanding. Tart rhubarb and sweet strawberry, YUM! Mild nondescript black base. I’d definitely drink this again and I bet it’d be fab iced as well as hot.

JustJames

i adore this tea….. they did such a good job.

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Oof. Rushing back to work this morning after my weekend out of town and I’m really dragging. A hot matchaccino latte seemed like the easiest option before work. I know exactly how long to microwave the milk to get it just warm enough and I use half a scoop of mix and whip it up with a small french wisk. Tasty and fast and easy! rushes off

Courtney

How much it half a scoop? I want to try this one with the wee bit of MATCHAccino I have left :)

keychange

And how long do you put it in the microwave?

Stephanie

Courtney- I think I used about a rounded half tablespoon. I don’t like it full strength because it is a bit too sweet for my tastes :)

Keychange- My microwave is pretty strong- 1 minute and 20 seconds gets it drinkably warm but not simmering which I think would burn the matcha!

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drank Cookie Dough by DAVIDsTEA
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Another tea from my Chicago friend’s stash that I got to try today. Such a strange choice for a white tea base! Very very cookie dough like flavor though. I was shocked! I had this unsweetened but with some sugar it would be a hella good desserty treat.

In other news I got to visit my first Adagio tea store and Teavana store. I was impressed with Teavana because I got offered and drank 4 tiny free samples while I was in there! Amazingly enough I purchased nothing from either place. So much fun to visit though! Lots of pretty tea pots :)

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I am up in Chicago this weekend visiting a good buddy of mine. She is into tea too, and actually worked at a David’s store as a seasonal worker last winter. So I brought her a bunch of stuff from my tea stash and I’m raiding her stash for breakfast :)

This tea did not impress me that much, heh. My fault for selecting a bagged tea :)

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My first Mariage Freres tea! Thanks so much Shelley_Lorraine for the sample!

This tea has a wonderful soft natural apple and almond flavor, with a hint of frosting or pastry floating around in the background. The base tea is mild but pleasant and unobtrusive. This is very enjoyable! Especially for those of us that like our tea to taste like a bakery treat sometimes :D

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Wow! The ultimate dessert tea?

Terri HarpLady

This one sounds tasty!

Stephanie

Not my personal ultimate dessert tea, BrewTEAlly Sweet but a very nice one! :)

TeaBrat

where to find this?

Sil

mousse au chocolate > macaron haha

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Sounds like it!!!

Sil

Amy – no idea beyond france..but man i would love to be able to get more of this series from MF…. sigh

Shelley_Lorraine

macaron > mousse au chocolate ;)

Sil

Shelley….hahaha I just wish they hadn’t been limited editions. I want them to come. Back..

Shelley_Lorraine

best that way if they are, b/c temptation to spend more on shipping than on the tea is too high :)

Terri HarpLady

maybe we can get ysaurella to buy some & send it to us ?

Sil

Terri – pretty sure it’s gone now…my parents were having a really hard time trying to find The tin they managed to bring back for me

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drank Tamarind Pop by Butiki Teas
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Thank you so much Shelley_Lorraine for sending me some of this tea in a swap!

I’ve always wanted to try this tea. My husband and I cook a lot of southeast asian food so I’m familiar with tamarind and a big fan of the flavor. Of course, the base tea pairs perfectly with the tamarind! Slightly malty and sweet. I don’t think it needs any sugar. This one is definitely going on my shopping list! :D

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Guuuuhhhh, these are so goood!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

You bought those?!?! Omg drool!

Stephanie

Shh, I’ve been hoarding them ;) They might be my top fave tea of all time!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Ha ha silly. Jasmine pearls make me feel sophisticated ha ha idk why

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Graphic artist, printmaker, lover of tea.

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

Butiki, Verdant, Mandala, TeaVivre and Den’s are my favorite online retailers so far.

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