3133 Tasting Notes

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Prepped this as a latte and though the rooibos is slightly more pronounced prepped this way, the aftertaste is all pear. It’s a nice little after dinner treat.

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drank Cache-Cache by Lupicia
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This is such a weird tea because there is no specific flavor. Rather, it tastes different to different people based on what they pick up in the leaf. For me, I got the sweetness of the sugar and the spice of the peppercorn but somehow the combination came off tasting like stone fruits to me. It was actually really nice and prepped as a latte helped bring out just a tiny but of creamy vanilla. It will be interesting to see what happens as this is prepped different ways.

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Having the delectable combination of cashew milk and this matcha yet again. Banana but bread deliciousness. Yum!

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Tried this as a latte and what I am getting is milky, butterscotch flavored hay. That could be because I have no clue how long I brewed it for but also, I just haven’t had much luck with this one. I far prefer my other Butiki butterscotch teas.

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drank Lemon and ginger by Teapigs
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Lemon? Check. Ginger? Check. Both flavors are present and accounted for and couldn’t be more true to their source than if I had cut up a lemon and a ginger root and steeped them in water myself. With that said, typically I reach for sweeter teas so this isn’t necessarily for me but for those who like this sort of thing, I can see this being a great option. Thank you MissB for sharing it with me! 200

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drank Coconut Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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As soon as I brewed up the last of my sample I could smell it and one sip confirmed that this had gone rancid. Blech! Down the drain it went. This is good but just doesn’t hold out long enough for me to justify stocking it. No worries though because any time I crave it, it’s pretty easy to just run into a DAVIDs and grab some.

Dustin

Awww, that’s always a bummer and risk with coconut teas.

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drank Gold Blend by Barry's Tea
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Thank you MissB for sending this my way. Tbh I was nervous when I brewed this up because my first introduction to tea was a plain black tea bag and I hated it. It took me years to consider trying a new tea after that because I was so put off. As a result, I am always hesitant of plain black tea bags. However, this one is surprisingly decent. Granted it’s a bit astringent but still malty and sweet. This cup is actually enjoyable however given I have other straight black teas I prefer, I am okay with saying goodbye to this. 201.

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drank Brasiliano by Tea Desire
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Made this as a latte and upfront it is mostly caramelized mate – smokey but sweet. However, the aftertaste is 100% toffee. It’s nice though not something I personally need to stock. I just don’t reach for mates enough to warrant that. Nonetheless, thank you Roswell Strange for sending some my way! 202.

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drank Pineapple Coconut by Cornelia Bean
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I decided to use the rest of my sample from Roswell Strange to make a small latte with this tea because I had extra milk from the Brasiliano latte I was making simultaneously. Unfortunately, as soon as I poured the milk, I remembered the curdling issue of Hot Tropic so I had a moment of panic and then decided to drink it quickly before the milk got a chance to curdle. However, as I sip, I can’t help but feel like I am drinking a glass of lotion. It’s weird and creamy but the coconut/pineapple combination is leading to a somewhat sunscreeny type taste. Blech. This isn’t horrible tbh but there are so many companies that do this flavor combination better that I am not sad to see this go. Still, I appreciate the share so thank you Roswell Strange for the chance to try something new. 203.

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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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