2683 Tasting Notes

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drank Infinite Good Feeling by RiverTea
2683 tasting notes

Thank you Roswell Strange for sending me yet another sample of this tea to try since I stupidly decided to hot brew the last sample I got. This is certainly better cold. There is a lot of creamy vanilla and quite a bit of currant flavor. Raspberry also comes through in a taste that is true to the fruit. At the back of each sip, there is definitely hibby tartness though it is not offensive and I am sure it could be muted with a shorter steep time. It is a good tea and I am glad I got a second chance to try it but it is not something that I urgently need restocked. I would consider adding it to an order though if I were placing one. 160.

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drank Birthday Cake by Bluebird Tea Co.
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Cold brewing this tames the rooibos and brings out a sugary sweetness to the tea. However, there is still a strong floral quality to the blend that I could do without. Thank you Scheherazade for sending this my way but in the future, I think I will stick to DAVIDs Birthday Cake rooibos instead. 161.

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drank Pure Life by Tea Desire
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Cold brewed the rest of this sample from Roswell Strange overnight and I am still getting creamsicle from this blend. It is a touch more muted in this cup than the last but it is still very good. I might need some more of this one. Thank you for sharing Roswell Strange!! You always find such great treats :). 162.

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drank Cherry Bomb by T2
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I decided to have this iced and that was a great choice for this tea. The cherry flavor really pops and the chocolate notes take on a more milk chocolatey vibe. It is almost like a cup of liquid cherries garcia and it is great. Thank you Memily for this tasty, tasty sample!

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Guess what guys?!? Sipdown!! 100 g and a broken kettle later and this tin is gone. I will probably buy this again but not for a while. Still, this tea always produces a solid cup and for that reason it remains a favourite. 164.

Cavocorax

Woohoo! It’s nice to finish off a big one like that!

VariaTEA

It definitely does feel good, especially because it is also my oldest tea. Now to work on Sugar & Spice.

Cavocorax

Ceylon Star is my Sugar & Spice. I bought 7 oz or 8? Whatever those web special sizes are in. I think I’m down to 3 oz and I have until November to drink all that before it hits one year! :O

OMGsrsly

I have a huge amount of Forever Nuts. I need to drink more tea lattes!

Sil

Crazy ppl buying vSt amounts of flavoured teas…

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drank Pure Life by Tea Desire
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This tea tastes sort of like creamsicle, with it’s bright and creamy orange flavor. It is good. Really good. Thank you for sharing Roswell Strange!

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Thank you for sharing Scheherazade but Mighty Leaf is 3/3 when it comes to teas that got dumped. This was just a cup of smoked grass. Not for me. 165.

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drank Birthday Cake by Bluebird Tea Co.
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Thank you Scheherazade for sharing this with me but of the “birthday cake” teas I have tried, this is my least favourite. This is not to say that it is bad but I find the rooibos to be on the strong side and the taste to be mostly floral. The different takes on this tea tend to be more like icing or cake where as this is not something I would immediately recognize as a birthday cake tea. The rest of this sample is getting cold brewed as that is how I prefer DAVIDs Birthday Cake tea so maybe that will change how I feel about this blend…

ETA: Wow. I just read my last review of this tea and it is like two totally different teas. So strange.

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This starts off tasting like white tea and then suddenly develops a banana flavor. It’s good but where is the passion fruit? Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing! I am always grateful to try a 52 tea and this one is good but not something I feel compelled to have in any sort of quantity. This sample is just enough to keep me happy.

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drank Cinnamon Somersault by T2
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Thank you Memily for sharing but this is not for me. It has a very strong ginger quality combined with a sweet cinnamon flavor and the two are just not blending well. I wonder if Sil has tried this as I know she is a ginger fan. Perhaps I will pass along the rest of the sample as this really is not for me. It was still fun to try though :)

Cameron B.

Blarg ginger! :P

VariaTEA

It can be good in some quantities but this was far too much for my tastes

Memily

Yes, it is for a specific sort of palate I think! And this year’s blend is missing the orange that (in my opinion) really tied it together :(

VariaTEA

I could see that toning down some of the other flavors that were rather harsh. I wonder why they changed it.

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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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