1064 Tasting Notes

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Made this into tea syrup for sodas…my husband loves it! I got some raspberry sorbet recently and it tastes just like it. Don’t come to this tea expecting to taste a high quality, fancy base tea. Just expect juicy raspberry deliciousness!

Flavors: Berries

MissB

Talk to me about how to make tea into sodas? Cold steep super strong and then add it like flavoring after to the seltzer water? We one of the Soda Streams from my sister, and I’m curious how tea soda works.

Stephanie

I hot steep triple strong and then simmer with 1/2-1 cup of sugar depending on how sweet I want it. Chill it. Then add a couple of tablespoons to a glass of cold soda water!

teamore

Great tip!

Starfevre

How much water do you simmer with the sugar?

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89

I had this for breakfast today as a hot latte. Perfect Monday morning breakfast! :)

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Thank you for the sample Dexter3657 :)

I haven’t had Earl Grey in a long time…there is something weird and not quite right about this one IMO. It SMELLS really good but tastes weird. I will finish my cup and glad I got to try it but this is on my do not like list , heh.

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Dexter

Sorry – I don’t do EG, you asked for Lupicia, so I just passed it along. I hadn’t tried it – not that I would be a good judge. :((

Stephanie

No, don’t get me wrong, super glad to try it! especially for free since I didn’t like it and all :)
Plus everything else you sent has been amazing so far :D

Dexter

I know, can’t win them all. Yes you get to take it off your list without buying it. :))

Stephanie

Also? Sometimes I feel weird that SO many of my tea reviews are resoundingly positive…so its actually kind of refreshing when I can leave a neutral or somewhat negative review on something, LOL!

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92

I am digging the new Steepster updates! Also still very much digging on this tea. To me this is ideal classic ‘shu’ flavor. Perfect when I am in the mood for it!

Flavors: Earth, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
BrewTEAlly Sweet

Is this still the one is sent you for Xmas?

Stephanie

Yes ma’am :D

boychik

You inspired me, I’m drinking it right now. Very smooth. I think it would be perfect for beginners. I enjoy it a lot.

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I’m glad it was enough for you to savor:):)

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90
drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
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Had this one iced with my lunch. Perfect balance of sweet/fruity and tart! This is going to be a re-stock when it is gone for sure :)

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94
drank La Naissance by Fauchon
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I had this for breakfast. I will be sad when my sample is gone! I’m getting pretty attached to this one…

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90
drank Pear Tea by Fauchon
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Another generous swap sample from Dexter3657!

First off, I wasn’t overly excited by the idea of this tea. I do rather enjoy fresh pears, but the thought of a pear flavored black tea was just kinda “eh” in my mind. Boy was I wrong! OK, you know how a really good Bosc pear will have an almost floral quality to its scent/flavor? This tea somehow captures that. These French teas, man…something magical about them :)

TheTeaFairy

Oh, how convienient, I also have a sample of this from Dexter, yay! You make it sound really good Stephanie, will be hard to resist it, it is screming at me right now, drink me, drink me!!!

Starfevre

I have more of this if you want another sampler. I wasn’t too enthused about it.

Stephanie

Wow it even re-steeps well! Dang, Starfevre, you’re so generous! I’m sending you some surprises this coming week but I haven’t picked them out yet…

Starfevre

I also have a caramel and jasmine tea from Fauchon that I hated very much.

Stephanie

:-O that sounds amazing…

Starfevre

I don’t think there was anything wrong with the tea. I think I just hate jasmine.

Stephanie

I lurve me some jasmine :)

Starfevre

I’ll send you some then.

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98
drank Anji Bai Cha by Butiki Teas
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This tea is hard for me to measure! The leaves remind me of pine needles…so I usually end up guessing how much to use.

Anyway, I love a sweet creamy vegetal green tea, and this one has the added bonus of occasional twinges of tart cherry sneaking in occasionally. Very complex and delish! Happy Friday everybody!!

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