2811 Tasting Notes

So I don’t think I know what 1/2 the ingredients are in this tea but what I do know is it tastes like oolong and not much else. I suppose that is okay for some but I am just not a lover of oolong so I am thinking this is probably not for me. Still, it is always fun to try new things so thank you Sil for the opportunity!

Now back to studying…kill me now :(

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drank Choco Blues by TeaTaxi
2811 tasting notes

Made this as a smoothie and it was rich. Very, very rich. The chocolate pudding and berry mix were highlighted by this tea so the entire thing was a chocolate blueberry flavor punch to the face. Depends how you feel about the flavor combination. For me, I am on the fence about it so I need to be in the mood to enjoy it. Today, though I can appreciate this, I would have preferred more banana or some other fruit (although that is a reflection on me, not the tea).

Sil

interesting. I DO like a good blueberry tea…but chocolate banana would be more up my alley heh

VariaTEA

LOL, I can set this aside as well for you to try! I am going to try one cup plain to see if it is still as flavorful but the rest can be yours.

VariaTEA

And by the rest, I mean the couple of tsps since it is not a giant quantity

Sil

haha sure!

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drank Pina Colada by Tealish
2811 tasting notes

This + Mango, Peach, Pineapple Sparkling Water = a lovely teapop

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drank S'mores by TeaTaxi
2811 tasting notes

Sipdown

The leaf for this has little graham cracker crumb marshmallows and you can taste them. This is definitely a good s’mores tea, up there with the likes of the Della Terra one, if not better. The base is mild but thick enough to support the heavy flavors of S’mores. The chocolate is smooth and milky which compliments the marshmallow sweetness beautifully. The graham also pops up making for the complete package. Delicious!

Flavors: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Graham, Marshmallow, Smooth, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Sil

ooooooh

Fjellrev

Nice, you have me intrigued.

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drank Cinnaberry by DAVIDsTEA
2811 tasting notes

I tried making this as a smoothie since I figured the cinnamon blueberry of the tea would compliment the chocolate blueberry of the other smoothie ingredients. Alas, this didn’t so much compliment as it did cover up everything else. It meant I tasted nothing but the sorta wet-dog flavor I sometimes get from this tea. Luckily, just one more cup to go since I am over this tea and cant wait to say goodbye.

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drank Fairy Dust by Tealish
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I made a cold brew of this and I took it to go see my sister for her wedding dress fitting. Apparently she was thirsty because she took the bottle from my hand, which is rare since she doesnt love tea all that much. However, she must have liked this one seeing as she drank half the bottle before we were even taken in for her appointment. I can see why she liked it so much. Sweet, candy-like strawberry melon – it reminds me of laffy taffy, which I was obsessed with for a while – and just a hint of floral to keep things interest. Plus, the end of a sip has the slightest tartness to it which rounds out the flavor so wonderfully. I really am a fan of this one.

Sil

interesting…might have to consider this one.

Inkling

Love the name!

VariaTEA

Sil, I was surprised you didnt try a sample. I can set some aside for you if you like?

Sil

i don’t open ppl’s tea and steal tea! (i also totally forgot to ask you to do that to be honest…) that would be great!

VariaTEA

Already done :P

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drank Pêché Mignon by THE O DOR
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Cold brewed this and it is very green today. I am missing the peach and melon that I could pick up on slightly in past cups. Today it is all base and a generic fruity essence. Pleasant enough, I suppose, but not really my thing.

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drank Fairy Dust by Tealish
2811 tasting notes

Hello sweet melon tea, I like you.

Ending my night with a hot brew of this while I watch Dexter.

Will provide more details with subsequent cups.

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I debated having this in a smoothie or as a teapop and then when I looked at the leaf I had left, I realized there was just enough for a simple iced tea. Not that that is a bad thing. Sipping it now, I wish I remembered the cold brew of this better but from what my note says and what I remember, I think the cold brew is better. This seems to have more hibiscus upfront and only after that subsides do you get strawberry. Kiwi has basically disappeared and you really have to focus to get even the strawberry. This is not to say that it’s bad, just cold brewing would be my preferred method if I were to get this again. And I think I could get this again.

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drank Birthday Cake by Butiki Teas
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Made this as a latte and decided to cap it off with some fat-free whipped cream, a couple of sprinkles, and a cherry on top. It made for a cute idea but a sloppy execution because the foam of the latte couldn’t hold the added stuff so this just caved in on itself. That left the cherry to sink right to the bottom. Add to that the fact that this is so subtle even the milk drowns it out and you are left with a slightly sweet cup of warm milk with a tiny cherry aftertaste.

Speaking of cherry, my friend bought a cherry liqueur when she was in Cuba and we decided to do a shot last Saturday while we were celebrating my friends birthday. The start of the sip was a medicinal cherry flavor (read: cough medicine) but the aftertaste was what really got us. We drank it and looked at each other puzzles going “I know I know this flavor…what is it?!” And then someone said “curry”. Yep, cough syrup with a curry finish. Pretty damn disgusting. Not that I did much better because I brought a bottle of wine that I bought in Greece and alas it went bad so we were left with a wine that tasted like caramel syrup coated raisins, and vinegar. Blech.

Fjellrev

Ha, it was worth trying.

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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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