2587 Tasting Notes

100
drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
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This cooled completely before I got to drink it and there isn’t any new developments since the million other times I had this however I will say the mysterious lemon quality is gone. Curiouser and curiouser!

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89
drank L'Hiver (Winter Tea) by Fauchon
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It’s weird that on one of the few Spring-like days we have had this year (I even got to drive with the roof down – YAY!) I ended up picking a tea called Winter. I looked for something fruity and this caught my eye, probably because of the white base which is lighter. Today the cream notes are really standing out while the lemon is almost completely muted. Still, its sweet and comforting and just a cup of happy.

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87
drank Intensely Buttermint by Twinings
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Made the Creme brulee tea and as it steeped, something in the scent made me crave this one. So I brewed this up too. Not much new to say so instead I will tell you if my new project.

I recently started a diet to lose the weight I put back on in the past couple of years. As I experience new recipes that I have enjoyed, I have kept them which lead to an ugly stack of recipe printouts…until today. I went to indigo and got a cute recipe tin (https://riflepaperco.com/polka-dot-kitchen-recipe-box/) with some fun recipe cards (https://m.indigo.ca/product/gifts/recipe-cards-kraft-set-of/826635144717?ref=by-shop%3agifts%3arecipeaccessories-cardsrefills%3arecipe-accessories-cards-refills%3a2%3a) and now I’m compiling all the recipes. Not the most exciting thing in the world but when your tools are new and lovely than it makes the experience that much better. Plus, anything is better than studying for my 6 exams :P

drpastry

Love Rifle Paper Co.! What a great project. :)

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87

Sad Sipdown (97)

Thank you Roswell Strange for sending me this delightful tea. It’s a consistent cup of Creme brulee deliciousness. Never has the base been noticed which means the flavors are free to take center stage. Even hanging out in a tiny ziploc bag for like a year, this has remained the same as it was the first day I had it. Amazing and definitely one I am sad to see go.

EDIT: This isnt on their website anymore. Does that mean it is gone forever?

Roswell Strange

The website is horribly outdated; next time I’m at the store I’ll look for it as it’s one I’d want more of as well :)

VariaTEA

Thank you!

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68
drank Raspberry Cream Pie by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown (99)

Finished the last of this iced which has boosted the white chocolate element of this tea. Unlike last time, I am not getting the base so much but unfortunately I am not getting much raspberry either with this brew method. However, with the stronger white chocolate flavor, “cream pie” is certainly an easy connection to make.

Ultimately, I have enjoyed this enough while it last but I doubt I will seek it out again.

Roswell Strange

You’re under 100!

VariaTEA

I have been floating around 100 for the past little bit, hence the tea boredom I think lol.

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74
drank Hard Candy by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m at that point in my stash where I know I have a lot to get through but I also feel like I have nothing to choose from. It’s like when you look at a full fridge and “have nothing to eat” or you look at your wardrobe and “have nothing to wear”. Tea boredom, I guess.

This one was a fun surprise because I forgot I got more of it. A little tart. A little sweet. Perfect for what I was craving.

Sil

yes!

Kristal

I feel you! I’m on a mission for the next little while to use up the majority of the teas I bought in 2015 (which will, coincidentally, rid me of most of my DAVIDs’ teas). I’d like to keep the majority of my collection less than 6 months old so I don’t get bored & aren’t holding onto teas I hate.

Alchemist's Fire

I feel like that with my stash, and I don’t have anywhere near 100 (maybe around 20?) but it’s still hard to decide what to brew!

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97

So this is another tea that is nearing its end. Just one serving left after this cup and then its gone forever unless Camellia Sinensis decides to bring it back.

Its probably just as well that I finish this up because the flavor is starting to deteriorate just a touch. The smell is still as strong as ever but the tea itself is more bland.

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90

Nearing the end of this package that I have had for so long. That means a lot of broken bits of leaf but despite that, Im still getting a fair bit of rice krispie treats. The marshmallow is taking more of a backseat than usual but I suppose that is to be expected given the broken bits left behind are mostly the green base.

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100
drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
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Soft and fluffy just like a marshmallow. Also with a light sweetness and just the tiniest bit of…lemon?! Still great and certainly has stood the test of time.

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90

Tried an affogato again. Still not the proper proportions as there was still a little more tea than ice cream and the tea that wasnt diluted tasted like lemon pledge again. My guess is it was also a bit over concentrated as I used 3 perfect teaspoons this time which is a fair bit for such a small amount of water volume. At least I got more than one mouthful this time so I am getting better at this.

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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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