1820 Tasting Notes

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drank Monster Brew by Adagio Teas
1820 tasting notes

Of the tree house collection, this is my least favorite. There is a fairly strong cherry flavor that at times can be slightly medicinal. The coconut provides a creaminess but can also take on a lotion-esque quality. Very weird. Not horrible but not great either. Still, I am grateful for the chance to try something new. Thank you Scheherazade!

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drank Rocket Fuel by Adagio Teas
1820 tasting notes

Made this iced and the result is a very refreshing cup. At first, I thought it was lemon that provided the bright citrus notes but I am guessing it was probably the orange. This is sweet and fruity and very nice and whether hot or cold, it is pleasantly delicious. I definitely will be getting more of this one in the future. Thank you Scheherazade for giving me a second opportunity to try this tea! I really appreciate it :)

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Is Mi Xian a type of tea? Or a place where tea is grown? I only ask because I can only recall having one other Mi Xian tea (Butiki’s) and I am really not a lover of either. Not that I think they are bad teas but I don’t enjoy the flavor profile as much as I have some other black teas. I find myself wanting some more malt and dessert-type notes but instead it is more flat and with a touch of fruit at the end of each sip. Nonetheless, thank you Cavocorax for sharing.

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Having this iced this evening and though I am still not in love with this tea, I think it prefer it this way. The mint really shines while the chocolate comes in closer to the end of the sip and leaves behind a creamy milk chocolatey sweetness. Thank you for sharing Cavocorax!!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Tea Rex by Adagio Teas
1820 tasting notes

Thank you Scheherazade for sharing this with me. After really enjoying the Rocket Fuel Cavocorax shared with me, I was really intrigued by the whole collection. This one in particular piqued my interest as it was specifically recommended by Cavo and now I can see why. Instantly I taste chocolate but then notes of chocolate/raspberry sneak in. To me, this seems like a slightly weaker version of DAVIDs Chocolate Rocket but it is caffeine-free which makes it all the more appealing. I definitely will have to pick up more of this in the future.

Sil

i like rocket fuel..but i want this tin..almost bought it when i was in chicago last time… might have to see if this is there again when i’m there in a few weeks..

VariaTEA

I am debating about placing an order and sending it to my dad’s place. Scheherazade sent me the three different collections though so imma try those all first.

Sil

unless there’s a sense of urgency, wait until i hit chicago…then if they have what you want, i can just bring it back in my suitcase! I’ll be there sunday and likely won’t get much time to shop sunday night but mon and tues nights are my own…and i can possibly get away wed and thrs as well heh

VariaTEA

But but aren’t the tins going to be heavy and take up space??

Sil

uh the tins aren’t that big… and work is paying for my luggage, so i can always take the big suitcase instead of my smaller “work” one… lol and 5 days of work clothes is minimal in my suitcase anyway… 1 suit; 1 dress and 4 tops. then a whole lot of space since i don’t have makeup and shit to bring hahaha

VariaTEA

lol in that case, bring back ALL THE TEAS!!

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drank S'mores Genmaicha by 52teas
1820 tasting notes

This bag is quickly coming to an end and I will miss it when it’s gone but I have some of the other marshmallow treats to satisfy my flavored genmaicha cravings. Well, those and Japon of course. Still, this has always produced a rich s’mores treat so I am sad that I have just one serving left.

Cameron B.

So jelly! I want this one and the marshmallow treat version. Reblend please! :P

VariaTEA

Alas, the reblends just never quite measure up :P

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drank Genmaicha by Zen Tea
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This is a buttery and smooth genmaicha with lots and lots of roasted rice goodness. Really a great genmaicha so thank you Dexter for sharing with me.

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
1820 tasting notes

Trying this iced and it is actually quite nice. Sweet and clovey and essentially the same as the hot brew.

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Finally finished this off with one last iced cup of candy cane deliciousness. So long tasty tea. See you next holiday season :)

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drank Queen's Choice by Riston
1820 tasting notes

Thank you for sharing Sil but this tastes kind of like what I’d imagine strawberry potpourri or strawberry perfume to taste like. Not my favourite but I am always happy when I can try new things. Maybe this may be better iced?

Sil

haha no idea.. the tea seems totally different than what we tried at the toronto tea festival. we really liked it there and even when i tried it, i was like PASS

VariaTEA

Maybe they sweetened it or prepared it in a particular way that highlighted the tasty flavors and hid the bad? Or maybe they had a surplus if this they wanted to get rid of so they served a better tea in order to convince you to buy it :P

Sil

no idea… the first year we did the festival we almost bought this one…then this year we did… oh well, it was relatively cheap lol

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After being overweight all my life I finally decided to commit to the long journey of weight loss. When life got too monotonous with all the diet food I decided to try teas in hopes of finding new flavors. I never realized the addiction I would face and now I am in love with all things tea!

However, I am still new to the tea scene and although I have bought many David’s Teas and Teavana Teas I know there is just so much out there to try and I am excited for each and every new experience. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

Well after over a month on steepster, I have learned many new things about tea and my own personal tastes. For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well. Oh and I LOVE Red Leaf Tea’s flavored matcha.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings (a loose guide):
1-15 – This cup is going down the drain
16-30 – I will finish the cup but I am not making another
31-50 – I don’t think I like this but I will try another cup just to be sure
51-60 – I am really on the fence about this tea
61-70 – I like this enough to finish what I have but I won’t be buying it again
71-80 – I like this and will buy it every now and then
81-90 – I really like this and will replace it as soon as I can
91-100 – I LOVE this and will buy more before I run out of what I have so that this is never missing from my cupboard

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