2087 Tasting Notes

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drank Taurus by Nina's Paris
2087 tasting notes

Made this as an eggnog latte with a shot of Criollo’s Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt liqueur. Both additions are strong sweet flavors that easily overtake the subtle strawberry of this tea. Still, as the sip ends, a candy strawberry sweetness takes over leaving behind a tasty strawberry taste in your mouth.

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drank Apple Barley by Lupicia
2087 tasting notes

As a cold brew, the barley flavor is not as strong as in the hot cup but that’s because there isn’t much flavor at all. There is a light layer of apple and a hint of barley but there really isn’t much happening here. Well, now I know.

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drank Smoked Maple Banana by Butiki Teas
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Banana? Check. Smoke? Check. Maple? Not so much but the other two flavors make such a nice combination that I don’t mind too much. Plus, I am sure any maple notes would be highlighted if I drop in a small splash of the real stuff but last time I tried adding maple syrup to tea I went a bit crazy and it ruined the cup.

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drank Jingle Bells by Lupicia
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Oh Jingle Bells, you are the perfect grape tea. No artificial taste. No cough syrup. Just sweet grape deliciousness paired with a hint of bubbly champagne. Tasty and festive and certainly a tea that hits the spot when you are seeking out grape. Yum!

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I had this as an eggnog latte and I didn’t really taste the difference from My Nutmeg Cream eggnog latte. I am not too said though because I love Nutmeg Cream so all is good. I think I will have to try this one plain though just to see how the two differ.

Dustin

This one is supposed to taste pretty similar to Nutmeg Cream, but it is on a different base which is why it has a different name.

VariaTEA

I know but usually you can taste the difference but not here. Not that I am complaining.

Dustin

I could taste a little difference, but not much. I think I actually like this one better than the original.

VariaTEA

Everyone has said that. I think once I try it plain, the difference might be more noticeable but as an eggnog latte, they were both too similar to tell apart.

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drank Nilgiri, BOP by Lupicia
2087 tasting notes

This tea is brisk and I am just not loving it. My tastes have evolved so that I can now enjoy straight blacks that are fruity or dessert-like but I am not quite at the point where teas like this appeal to me. Oh well. Also, I tried adding some milk and that didn’t do much for it. 284.

donkeytiara

Best Nilgiri I’ve found is from Teabox…glendale twirl. Happy to send you a sample if you like! It really changed my mind about Nilgiris. (that looks funny plural)

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Merry Christmas to those celebrating and Happy Holidays to all :)

When they say Ginger Cream, they really mean it. The dry leaf even smells creamy. It’s amazing! And as this morning’s eggnog latte, it’s like gingerbread in a cup, except super creamy gingerbread. Seriously, this one is good! A great way to start the day.

MissB

Oh my goodness, this is definitely something I need to try. Merry merry to you as well!

VariaTEA

I can hold the rest of the sample for you and pass it along when you return to Canada :). Anytime I can share something with you, I am more than happy to do so!

Dustin

Oh man, now I want to drink a ginger tea! Ah the power of suggestion!

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drank Chaud Les Marrons! by Lupicia
2087 tasting notes

I had this a few days back when my friend was still visiting and though I didn’t get a chance to log it then, I do remember not liking it very much. I passed on my sample to Kittenna because I just found it too heavy to even finish the cup.

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drank Not So Vanilla by Tippy's Tea
2087 tasting notes

This tea starts off tasting mostly like plain black tea. A nice malty black tea, but still, just the tea. However, just as you think you are going to be disappointed, the flavor of fresh vanilla bean takes over leaving you with a sweet and creamy aftertaste that you can only get from true vanilla flavoring. Yum!

TippysTea

That’s exactly what we were going for with this tea. We did not want to over shadow the golden monkey as it is a very good tea, but it does pair very, very well with vanilla. We are happy that you enjoyed our tea!

TippysTea

Oh, and let it sit for around for a while and shake before use if you haven’t. The vanilla beans like to settle to the bottom of the bag.

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drank Sencha "Chiran" by Lupicia
2087 tasting notes

My mother’s morning pick from the book and the tea I sipped on while finally packing up some tea to send out to people. This time of year has really gotten the best of me and it seems I am behind on so many things so it feels good to finally take care of the swaps that people are waiting for. I really do apologize and hope the tea finds its way to you all quickly!

As for the tea, once again I am getting grass and hay. Lupicia claims it should taste like sweet potatoes and if I concentrate hard enough I suppose I can see that but honestly I think that is just power of suggestion as opposed to a true reflection on the tea.

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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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