2811 Tasting Notes

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drank Sweet Tea by Southern Breeze
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I had no idea what I was in for when I tried this but what I got was essentially caramel syrup with splenda’s aftertaste. Blech! This was cloying and over-the-top and the pitcher got dumped. I am sure watering it down might have helped tone down the sweetness but alas the Splenda would remain and the aftertaste is not something I can easily get past.

MrQuackers

You are such a trooper! Now we don’t have to suffer the same fate. Thank you!

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Another smoothie cuz yesterday’s was awesome.

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drank Pink Lemonade by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m not a lover of this one. It does remind me of pink lemonade but I was more tartness and I’m just not getting that here. What am I getting? Stevia. Is that in here? Because I am tasting it and it’s just not awesome.

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Made this in my smoothie today and despite the chocolate pudding and the peanut butter and the banana, the main flavor here was the vanilla from this tea. Sweet, creamy vanilla. It was GOOD!

Note for later:
4 pftsp/4 oz 3 mins
chocolate pudding
banana
1 cup milk
PB
4 cups of ice

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80
drank Southern Belle by Tealish
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Cold brewed this and despite the pink color from the hibiscus, this does actually taste like peach to me. Peach, apricot, and lemon…and hibiscus, of course (though not in an offensive way). It’s quite lovely actually.

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drank Intensely Buttermint by Twinings
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Used 1 teabag instead of my usual 2 and though this is still lovely, it is not as flavorful as I am used to. Still, it’s minty and sweet which is what I wanted, even if it is watered down.

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drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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So I tried to think what would go well with frozen berries in a smoothie and lemon came to mind so I grabbed this tea. However, I was thinking adding my usual pudding might be a bit much so I attempted to play with the recipe and sub yogurt for pudding which meant I needed to replace the milk (or use both my milk servings at once, which I don’t like doing). So I decided I would use more tea to get the liquids and absentmindedly used like 10 tsps of tea and 8 oz water. Then realized it would be too hot so I stuck some water in the blender and waited for the tea to brew and poured about 1/2-2/3s of what I made into the blender.

Well, needless to say, this was a disaster. The lemon picked up the tartness of everything so for what is usually a sweet tea, this is a very tart smoothie. The consistency is all off as well. At times I get lemon while other times I get strawberries that aren’t quite ripe yet. Add to that the coating feeling I am getting from the Greek yogurt and you got a disaster in a cup. Add to that the chiffon element popping up at times, which is just so out of place and you really got a shitty smoothie.

Evol Ving Ness

Disaster in a cup, heh. :)

Hope the rest of your day goes far more smoothly.

MrQuackers

I have no idea what you actually did, but it was funny none the less.

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drank Pink Dragonfruit by Tealish
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This is a very subtle cold brew yet flavorful at the same time. It actually captures dragonfruit, which is a subtle flavor to being with which explains the lightness of this tea and yet there is a richness here that is keeping things interesting. Sweet and delicious and true to the fruit. With that said, I am enjoying this but I could see people wanting more!

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I made this because studying was terrible and I just wanted something I know I love. This definitely fit the bill and despite its age (Oct 2014), it did not disappoint. Now, despite having 5 exams to study for this week and the pouring rain outside, I think I will go pokehunting because I need something else to push me through the slog that is cramming for exams about laws (not law school exams though cuz I am not that fancy…yet :P)

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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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