2141 Tasting Notes

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drank Cinnamon Roll Honeybush by 52teas
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I am sad to see this one go. No more ooey-gooey cinnamon bun in a cup for me :(

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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10

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Finally this is gone!! Thank you Dexter3657 for sharing this with me but I am glad to see it go. I enjoyed this initially but with each additional cup the flavor got worse and worse. It was interesting while it lasted.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Wow all my teas are going nuts and I don’t know if it is the water or my tastebuds. Today, this tea doesn’t have the spice I usually love but is rather sweet and vanilla-y. There is also a fair taste of orange peel that I am not a huge fan of. Nonetheless, this is still a tasty cup, just not the cup I know and love.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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75

Roswell Strange sent this to me and I think my taste buds are off because to me this is tasting almost exactly like Cantaloupe & Cream. They are both melon white teas but usually Stacy’s flavors are so spot on that I feel like I must be crazy. Nonetheless, it tastes great and I still have one serving left to try. Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing this with me.

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80
drank Thé de Lune by Mariage Frères
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I enjoyed this tea earlier so much that I decided to make the rest of it. Unfortunately I may have not had enough dry leaf for a cup so the taste is very watered down. This is not how this tea should be remembered as it is so much better than this. Thank you JustJames for the sample, this tea will be greatly missed.

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Well that is the last of this sample. I have realized this is best when hot because as it cools the taste becomes a little artificial and chemical tasting. However, when hot it tastes like a sweet juicy pear. As tasty as it is hot, I usually won’t reach for teas that are that finicky and for that reason I won’t be ordering this tea. I am glad I got to try it though and I definitely enjoyed the sample while it lasted. Thanks Roswell Strange!!

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75
drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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I am finishing the last of this sample Cavocorax sent me while I watch Blackfish for the second time. Of course my mom waits until after I finish to tell me she wants to watch it. At least it was good so here I am sipping away and watching the documentary. This tea is tasty, the main flavor is the bergamot but I get a lot of the base as well. The caramel and vanilla mix together to add a sweetness to the cup. I have been enjoying this tea while it lasted but now as I finish it up, I don’t think I will miss it too much while it is gone. Thank you Cavocorax for sharing this and other Harney teas with me. Thanks to your samples, I learned the ones I thought I would love (Paris and Florence), I did not like as much especially when compared to some of the others you sent that I didn’t think I would like as much (SoHo and Boston Blend) but ended up really enjoying. That’s one of the great things about swaps so thank you once again, your swap is greatly appreciated :)

Cavocorax

I’m happy you enjoyed them! Also, I think I liked Paris and Florence more than SoHo/Boston Blend too! :P

VariaTEA

I am actually the opposite. I thought I would prefer Paris and Florence but ended up really enjoying the other two. However, I had SoHo when I was in Thornhill and it was not as good as when I had it in Montreal.

Cavocorax

Oh – whoops! I misread that. :P Anyway, it’s funny how we all like different teas. And good, or we’d have nothing to swap!

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80
drank Thé de Lune by Mariage Frères
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Mmmmm….Thé de Lune! This tea is one of the few florals that I actually really enjoy. I am sipping on it now and watching Blackfish, a documentary about the killer whales at Sea World. The two are a very strange combination as the tea is so delicate and floral and reminiscent of sunny Parisian afternoons while the documentary is talking about the deaths of trainers and the dangers of keeping the whales in captivity. Nonetheless, both are very interesting. Thank you JustJames once again for sharing this tea!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
JustJames

i’ve been hearing about that movie all over.

VariaTEA

haha it was on netflix and was recommended by my cousin so I thought I’d give it a try.

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80
drank Lychee Oolong by Butiki Teas
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Roswell Strange sent this my way and like so many other Butiki teas, the lychee flavor is spot on. The flavor is light, delicate, and slightly floral. A very tasty cup. Thank you Roswell Strange!!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Roswell Strange

Glad you liked it!

VariaTEA

It is really good. I am not sure how often I would reach for it if it were in my cupboard but it definitely hits the spot when you want a lychee tea. Thanks again for sharing :)

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I don’t know what I did with this cup but it is tasting very weak and watered down today. I am getting vanilla water which is especially upsetting as this is the last of my sample. Oh well, c’est la vie. Anyways, thank you Veronica for sharing this tea with me. I am very glad I got to try it out.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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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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