2605 Tasting Notes

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I got lazy and I think that resulted in more matcha and less milk than usual. The result? A very chocolatey cup. I feared it might be vegetal but instead I get the low calorie version of chocolate milk. Yay! Thank you MissB!!

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80
drank Strawberry Field by CaesarsTea
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Goodbye strawberry papaya juice tea. It was fun while it lasted.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Courtney

147, good job!

JustJames

i like the name of this one…..

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65
drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
2605 tasting notes

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Thank you to both The Teaist and Scheherazade for sharing this tea with me. I expected to love it given the rave reviews but tbh I am less than impressed. It is good but nothing I would write home about.

Today, I am comparing it both hot and cold brewed. Personally I think I prefer it cold brewed as there is a nice berries and floral element that really shines. Hot the flavors are a touch muted. Although ultimately I will not miss either flavor profiles now that the tea is gone. Nonetheless, I am extremely grateful I got to try this.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

Thank you Dexter3657 for the chance to have this tea again. It is warming and delicious and tastes like a fresh cookie. With that said, I think my initial awe with all Simpson & Vail teas has worn off. I find myself comparing this to Brioche and it falls a touch short. Doesn’t mean I am not really enjoying it but rather I am not so desperate to get my hands on more of it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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81
drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
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Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing. I think this is my favorite of all DAVIDs mate teas. It is a nice combination of raspberry and chocolate and the roasted mate only emphasizes those flavors. However, at the end of the day I just don’t reach for mate often enough to justify buying a lot of this. Though I can imagine this is something I would pick up 10 g of from time to time when the mood strikes.

In other news, apparently I missed it but I am now over 800 tasting notes.

Flavors: Berries, Chocolate

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Courtney

Holy crow, 800! Nice. :)

CHAroma

Congrats!

Kamyria

Wow… 800… congrats!! :)

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90
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
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I know people struggle with the sweetness in this cup but I really wanted something sweet this morning. The caramel marshmallowiness of this cup is certainly hitting the spot.

Flavors: Caramel

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70

After steeping this for 20 minutes I am getting some peanut butter and a little bit of a creaminess that I would call cheesecake. With that said, it is not what I was expecting. Something about it is a touch off and I can’t quite put my finger on it. I have one more cup of this remaining and though it is a tasty enough cup, I won’t be too heartbroken when it is gone.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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65
drank Honey & Spice by Della Terra Teas
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This is more spice and less honey. Not anything special but not offensive either.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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88
drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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Thank you Cavocorax for sharing this one with me. It is actually a very delicious vanilla tea. However, I have said before and I will say it again, this is quite similar to Vanilla Comoro and as that one is caffeine free, that is the one I will be keeping around.

Flavors: Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cavocorax

Glad you enjoyed it! I wonder how this compares to the caffeinated version of Vanilla Comoro? I think I’d probably still prefer the decaf version though…

VariaTEA

I did not even know that Comoro had a caffeinated version :P

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drank Big Apple by DAVIDsTEA
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Thank you Aimee Popovacki for this tasty tea. I drank up what Roswell Strange sent me yesterday and today I finished off the last of my second sample. It is a good tea and I am sure I will get more in the future but I just don’t know when in the future. So much tea, so little time but I am happy I got to try it.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Plunkybug

I love this one. I drink it more in the spring and summer, and it cold brews well too. A fave of mine for sure.

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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!

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, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

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.

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