2268 Tasting Notes

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drank Just Peachy by DAVIDsTEA
2268 tasting notes

This is a sweet, sweet tea. Maybe too sweet? It is like a Fuzzy Peach without the sour part that is greatly needed to balance out the flavor. It is not as bad as Peaches n Cream but I can’t help but feel like it needs something to round out the flavor and counter the sweetness. Oh well. I have more to play with but right now this is not a restock.

Cold brewed 2.5 tsps in 16 oz for 8 hours

Roswell Strange

I don’t understand the need for another peach tea after JUST having one in the Spring collection… If they want a peach herbal so bad they shouldn’t have discontinued Bamboozled or they should have just released this/Peaches & Cream as part of the permanent collection.

VariaTEA

I think Peaches & Cream didn’t go over well so they tried a different peach.

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drank SBT: Maple Bacon by 52teas
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So I let my brother talk me into this one. It is not my favorite but it is not as scary as I always expect it to be, especially given the strong artificial bacon bit scent. Tastewise it is mostly maple black tea with a touch of smoke. However, the smell is strong to get past so the next cup will need to be in a more narrow glass I think. That or I will just pawn the rest of this off on my brother and his friends at tomorrow’s game night :P.

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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Mmmmm. So good. I can’t thank you enough, jump62359, for such a large sample of this amazing, amazing tea! You are awesome!! Also, I decided to see how this cold brews so I have it prepped and in the fridge now. We will see how it goes tomorrow.

jump62359

Ahh I made sure to send you a larger than average sample of this tea :) I had 150g of this tea at the time, and now I’m down to 30g…
I hate this so much as a cold brew though. I had plenty of this tea one time, then I discovered it was great as a cold brew and now… ugh. This tea is going to be gone soon enough because cold brews need so much more leaves than hot.

VariaTEA

Such sadness. I am having such a terrible conflict with this because I want to drink it because it is so tasty but I also want to hoard it and I just don’t know what to do.

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drank Sangria by DAVIDsTEA
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This. I really like this. Cold brewed all 18 g in a pitcher (the downfall of this is the large heavy pieces) and the result was a fresh, citrusy fruit punch type drink. Yum! I will definitely be getting more.

Memily

Ooh, is this a new summer one?

Cavocorax

I think I was the most excited about this one of the new blends. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

Cheri

This is the only one of the summer blends that interested me at all, but I decided not to put it on my order. It’s good to hear people liking it. Maybe I will order some with my next, if it’s still around.

VariaTEA

It definitely is my favourite, by far, of all the ones I have tried so I definitely recommend it.

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Sipdown!! (192)

Had the last of this cold brewed and somehow managed to bring out the passionfruit flavor. I am not sure what I changed but it is there today and wasn’t in the last bottle. This is still most prominently sweet rooibos but that flavor gives way to fresh passionfruit goodness right at the very end of the sip. Subtle but present, which has made for a pleasant last cup. However, at the end of the day this was merely okay and so I am not rushing to stock it. I am very grateful to my awesome tea twin, Roswell Strange, for the chance to try something new :)

Roswell Strange

So… I sent you more tea today. But only like four more samples – and two are definitely just one cup samples so don’t panic! I was mailing stuff to Courtney and since my stuff from 221 had just showed up took advantage of the new goodies to share some things with you (two Stash teas I don’t think you’ve had, and two fancy shmancy straight blacks for your journey/quest).

VariaTEA

lol Yay! So is that two packages I am waiting for now or just one? You have to stop sending me tea :P

Roswell Strange

You’ve got the one with stickers, right? Other than that one there are two coming in just regular mail/envelopes – so not a bunch. The older one has a Menthe Soleil bloom in it.

VariaTEA

Oh dear. I am trying to stay under 200. I think your job is bad news for my attempt to reign in my cupboard because now your are ordering/sharing more tea :P

Roswell Strange

I have to make up for the lost time when I was only receiving tea from generous Steepster members and couldn’t afford to reciprocate ;) Also have to get you back for making my cupboard balloon :P Oh, I also got a large sample of Peanut Butter Marshmallow Treat today so no need to pass that one along :)

VariaTEA

I am still waiting for mine so you will have to tell me how it is

Roswell Strange

So much for cracking open my plain Marshmallow Treat, eh? I have two new Genmaicha samples (PB being one of them) to finish up first…

VariaTEA

haah you are just never going to get to it :P

VariaTEA

I should just send you a sample of it so you can try it.

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Sipdown!! (193)

Thank you Fjellrev for sharing an incredibly generous sample of this tea. However we have run our course and now it is time to say goodbye. The blueberry flavor is great but the tea, on the whole, is weak. Plus, is has quite a low steep temperature which makes this sort of a pain to brew when I am without my fancy temperature kettle (which has spoiled me a great deal) and a working thermometer.

In other news, my mother decided the day when she would be completely incapacitated was the day we should have turkey for dinner. I have never cooked turkey which was already daunting enough however the thermometer she gave me to use was broken! Unfortunately, all the working thermometers from my apartment are trapped with my whales mug in a box in the basement so now I am just hoping the food is edible.

Sil

i’m watching your numbers….

VariaTEA

They went up :P

Sil

they feeeeeeel too close to me lol

VariaTEA

I am at 190something. Aren’t you in the 150s? Or did your cupboard explode??

Cavocorax

I got bumped up to 215 with 221B’s swap, and my Simple Loose Leaf order. I’m just saying, so you don’t feel bad about 190. :P

VariaTEA

Haha. I suppose it isn’t too bad. I also have the box though which I am slowly getting through.

Cavocorax

Hahah. At least the box had a bunch of new-to-you teas. Saves you from buying them later. :D And if you hold onto it long enough you can grab your Butiki order from Sil. :D (and mine… bwhahaha. but c’mon that wasn’t very transparent)

VariaTEA

Ahh. Good plan. And hopefully people don’t mind that I have had it so long (though everyone is super relaxed so I doubt its a bother)

Cavocorax

Well, I don’t know if the people who get it next actually realize they are getting it next. Aside from Sil.

VariaTEA

I think the people getting it after Sil are hoping it takes a while so they get a chance to reign in their cupboards.

Dexter

VarieTEA = 190
Sil = 150
Cavo = 215
I am doing something really wrong…..

VariaTEA

Haha Dex. You are on a whole other level at this point.

Roswell Strange

Roswell = 188, for those who care :P

Dexter

Oh I care Roswell… It just further proves how far behind?/ahead? I am… I need to gain control.

VariaTEA

Darn it Roswell Strange, you are beating me again and then sending me packages to put me even further behind

Cavocorax

Yay! We’re all clumped together. :D Dexter can be our outlier, but we can still include her!

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My whales Nordic mug is trapped in a box in the basement so I decided to brighten up my day with a pineapple Nordic mug that I am not christening with this tasty tea! Yay!

It is chocolatey and has a strong coffee taste without being too thick and unpleasant. Yum! Thank you Fjellrev for the sample. Perhaps my next and last cup will be prepped as a latte.

Courtney

The pineapple mug was so cute! But I have three perfect mugs, none of which I use, because I only use my Spock mug haha. Also, where has Fjellrev been?

VariaTEA

She hasn’t been very active on fb either :(. Perhaps she is just busy…

Roswell Strange

I miss her tasting notes :(

Sil

I was just saying that! The fox is missing!

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drank SBT: Monkey Fart by 52teas
2268 tasting notes

Sipdown!!

So long Monkey Fart. It was fun while it lasted but we won’t be seeing each other again.

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71

So cold brewed, any passionfruit flavor is gone for the most part leaving behind just a sweet rooibos flavor. Very weird.

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Thank you Roswell Strange for this tasty fruit blend! It seems thin at first but the berry flavor comes through so nicely and the hibiscus gives it a bit of tart fullness to round out the sip. I was worried the hibby would be too strong but luckily it is quite nice in the blend. Delicious :)

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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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