2638 Tasting Notes


Sipdown (171/177)!

Damn you Courtney for introducing me to this one! I was hoping this second cup would taste flat and I’d feel like compelled to buy more, but alas it was another cuppa creamy, liquid Terry’s Chocolate Orange and I need MOAR. Fuck.

So, I’m a bit behind on my Supernatural, but the season finale was tonight and Tumblr is freaking out and I’ve laid eyes on some spoilers – albeit very out of context spoilers. Don’t worry I wont give anything away for the people who watch the show but how the fuck could this happen?. I’m alarmed and confused and somewhat scared now to catch up.

Someone hold me and tell me it’ll be ok…


Your note inspired me to catch up on Supernatural so now I am all caught up and sad :P

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Every time I see my tin of this I think “Hey, that’s something I can sipdown and not miss that much” – but then every time I actually make myself a cup it’s more like “Wow; this is so good! Peaches and Cream oatmeal! How could I ever think I don’t need it!?”. Gah; conflicting feelings…

So, I cold brewed it because that uses a ton of leaf: and it’s really good cold brewed too! Peach – but not a ton, a taste of apricot and this creamy, butty quality that always makes me think of my favourite breakfast food! Why must I have such absurdly fickle and conflicting thoughts about peaches!? A love ‘em/hate ’em attitude isn’t helpful at all!

I think I may have figured it out though: tangy, fresh, stoney peach flavour? No way! But a creamy, thick peachiness? Sure; I’m game! Just think about it – what are my favourite peach things? Peaches & Cream Oatmeal, Peaches & Cream Strudels. My favourite Peach tea? DT’s Southern Belle which had yogurt in it. Common denominator? The cream! Still not sure whether I’m ready to sip this one down though…


Butty quality? :P

Roswell Strange

Nutty. Hush.


I need try this. I have some in my cupboard, but I’ve been putting it off because of my mixed experience with oolongs…

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Coconut Matcha Soda and Macaroni and Cheese for breakfast! It may seem like a simple meal, but it’s the best I’ve cooked for myself since last Wednesday when I got sick – and certainly the most fun I’ve had with my matcha…

Somewhat sadly this finishes off the Coconut Matcha from Courtney; thankfully I still have a full 30g bag of it sealed in the freezer – but now I’m probably going to wind up opening that a little sooner rather than later.

As a matcha soda; this is ok! It’s pretty refreshing and feels like some kind of tropical spritzer type thing I could be having while on vacation. Downsides are that it’s a bit more vegetal than I’m accustomed for with this particular matcha, and not as creamy. For those reasons, I prefer this in milk: but I will enjoy the rest of the soda I’ve whipped up too.

Side Note: I’m so pissed at my mailman right now! I checked the mail at 10:00AM today for my Red Bubble T-Shirt order and the mail hadn’t been delivered yet. I checked again at 11:00AM and the mail had shown up but the stupid mail guy had just left me of those pick up slips which means I have to go rescue my stuff from postal jail.

It’s a huge piss off though because the postal jail they send my stuff to is not closely located to my home despite having THREE other post offices within a closer range (ugh!), and I have a standing agreement with my post guy that if he gets stuff for me and no one answers to just leave it in the boot room, which is unlocked (because the door to my area of the house locks and so does the door to my landlord’s area of the house). So, either my postal dude is being a dick or it wasn’t him today…


Even more frustrating: there’s an $18 charge to go pick up my stuff. Why!? Don’t tell me it had inadequate postage: I bought it online – those bitches should know their shit. I just want my fucking t-shirts.


That is indeed supremely frustrating. uggh!


I wonder if there are tariffs or duty charged to get it. There shouldn’t be any additional postage as if would have been returned to sender if there wasn’t enough. Unless the company sent it COD

Roswell Strange

I’m trying to figure out when I can actually go pick it up… I don’t have a day off until next Tuesday! And post office is closed by the time I’m off work.


They do 3 attempted deliveries. I am not sure how often apart, I think every two days. But if you have to pay a fee for it, they probably won’t leave it.

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drank Coffee Cake by DAVIDsTEA
2638 tasting notes

Sipdown (172/178)!

Finished this off in the timolino last night. I made it for work, but didn’t drink it until long after I’d gotten home. Surprisingly, my timolino held up shockingly well and this was still decently hot even though I was drinking it about thirteen hours after I had made it…

It was better than the oil slick thing last time – but only because it didn’t taste oily. Otherwise, this was totally heavy on the DT Red Velvet Cake flavours – and I HATE that blend so I was not sad to see this one go. Icky.

But what happened!? My first few cups were all nice and like Della Terra’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake which is brown sugar spongey deliciousness…

Also; I feel awesome today! Hooray! That means I can do some tea drinking today and not feel like I’m wasting leaf! Negatives? My mouth is all sore and cracked from wheezing and, lets face it, probably some dehydration and stuff. That wouldn’t concern me usually, but I wanna be all pretty and recuperated for next Tuesday because I sort of have a date.

I don’t know the guy that well, but he seems interesting enough. Definitely really nerdy and that’s kinda my thing, so. But he’s so tall! Seriously, he’s like 6’4’’ and I’m 5’3’’. Bleck.

And people should totally help me figure out what movie to see. Choices to narrow between are:

- X-Men: Days of Futures Past (I love X-Men! Go Marvel things!)
- Spiderman 2 (It’s killing me I haven’t seen it yet…)
- Godzilla (His idea; I’m sorta neutral right now?)
- Neighbors (It’s funny, and has been doing well in box office?)


X-Men! Though maybe Spiderman 2 – IDK, I hate seeing great movies with bad dates hahaha. I’m sure he’s great, and if not, then, hey, movie!


I am going to see XMen this weekend though Spiderman was really good. Honestly though, I think all are good choices. Also yay for a date!


Don’t worry about the height thing – my husband is 6’4" and I’m 5’4", and we’ve been together for a while! You can make it work. Plus, if this relationship works out, you now have someone who can reach the tall shelves. ;-)

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Cold brewed three tea bags of this over night to try and use it up, but also because I didn’t want to waste higher quality tea for work today was I was pretty sure I’d still be feeling cruddy – and I am, so…

It’s really tart. Too tart. Drinking it is unpleasant. I want to dump it; but I’ve had so little tea as of late I’m struggling to bring myself to actually do it. Argh. Dilemma.


I say dump it if you are not enjoying it! There is always more tea, dont feel the pressure to drink so many cups or anything like that!
I hope you feel better soon.


Feel better!

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Sipdown (173/179)!

Yummy pineapple brown sugar spongey glaze thing! This was a happy moment in my otherwise sucktacular day yesterday. I’m sending the last bit to Sil so I hope she likes it! I’m very sad to be out of this one; but I think it’s definitely one of those ones that has to be shared.

If I had a chance to get it again, I probably would though…

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Sipdown (174/180)!

Thanks VariaTEA for the sample. In a moment of clarity I finished this off last night. I actually really liked it, but I didn’t think it tasted any different than the regular Creamy Eggnog and I’m not sure if that’s because I’m sick or if the difference is really subtle.

I think I would need to directly compare to really solve the puzzle, and I happen to be out of both, so probably not going to actually happen…

Leaving unrated because not sure how accurate I was tasting things yesterday.

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Yummy cold brew; I was feeling slightly less ick yesterday so I allowed myself some nicer teas such a this one. I was thankful I could still taste it…

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So I needed to pack up a swap thinger for Sil but, uhh, sick – so I’ve been trying to avoid actually handling my tea or tea things too directly; somehow I convinced Tre to help me package things up for her which is a miracle in an of itself. I think he took pity on me because of the pitiful wheezing…

So, Sil got samples of things she requested specifically but also of every single Tea Desire blend I own. Really, she should be thankful for the sick because this package has less than 20 teas in it because I knew Tre was getting impatient: if I’d been doing it myself I would have flooded your cupboard with things!

It also turned into a “nibbling on things from the tin” type of night – which is why I don’t feel so bad making a “tasting note” under the generic headline. Umm, I did taste some things…

So I ate (all Tea Desire blends):

- Chocolate coated Banana bits (Banana “Tea” Chocolate Cream)
- Caramel Chunks (Caramel Pu’Erh)
- A candied Strawberry (Buddha Bamboo)
- Some Kiwi (Pricky Pear)
- A Walnut (Walnut Truffle)


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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
2638 tasting notes

Made in my timolino days ago…

I saved it for after work, took one sip of the yummy brew, and realized it was 10PM, my everything hurt like a mother trucker and caffeine was the last thing I needed in my system if I was going to actually fall asleep and feel somewhat rested…

So, I sadly dumped it onto the concrete. What a waste. Being sick blows.


No fun! Hope you’re feeling better soon!

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My name is Kelly. I’m a barely twenty tea drinker and reviewer living in Saskatchewan, Canada. I started drinking loose leaf fairly casually nearly two years ago, and at some point between then and now that ‘fun little hobby’ turned into a serious obsession.

You know you’ve got it bad when you get your hobby tattooed to your arm.

Typically I drink flavoured blends more that straight but one of my mini goals this year is to get that ratio to a more 50/50 level. I do a daily cold brew, and have at least (but usually a lot more) two hot cups of tea every day. Naturally I lean towards black or white blends, but I WILL drink everything; the last half year or so I’ve been challenging myself by further exploring Oolong and Pu’Erh which are the tea types I know the least about overall.

My default for preparation is Western Style with zero additives (the exception being matcha which I drink in straight milk with no additives); so unless I mention otherwise you can assume that’s how I’ve prepared my tea!

Favourite flavours/ingredients: Pear, Lychee, Cranberry, Cream, Melon, Pineapple, Malt, Roasty

Least favourite flavours/ingredients:
Lemongrass, ginger/“Chai” in general, raisins, overly vegetal, chamomile, sometimes mango or peach

I also have a severe allergy to mushrooms; as such I do not drink Kombucha teas!

Currently exploring/looking to try: Straight Pu’Erh or Dark/Roasted Oolong, Sweet Potato flavoured blends, and anything with Goji berries

I also write reviews for SororiTea Sisters! Typically what I post there is more edited, focused and expanded reviews of what I’m posting here. Unless I was sent a tea specifically to review for the blog, I will post here first.

If the tea was sent to me specifically to review there then the full review will only be posted there, and my Steepster review will just contain a snippet of the review and a link to the full review on the SS site.

The URL to my tumblr blog is: guyfierithirdandfinalantichrist


Saskatoon, SK, Canada



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