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36 Tasting Notes

91
drank L'Automne by Fauchon
36 tasting notes

Well, this cup finished off my sample from MissB. I really need to buy some of this, it’s so good! Perfect evening treat.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I’m trying to get back to a regular tea time and working on the rest of my samples from MissB

Had this one with breakfast & thought it was good, but I would’ve preferred more vanilla. I’ll finish the sample I have, but it’s not something I’d purchase.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I think Atkins has changed my taste buds, because this seemed overly, sickly sweet this morning! I’ll give it another try in the evening & see what happens.

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Had this tea with breakfast this morning and thought it was just ok. I’ve decided I don’t really like apple-flavored teas, they just never taste that great to me.

Preparation
212 °F / 100 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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5
drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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Backlog.
I tried overleafing as MissB suggested, and I also tried stirring to melt the chocolate chips better, but I still couldn’t make this work for me. Maybe my taste buds are too used to artificial peppermint tastes that don’t have that “green” aspect? There’s something very vegetal in this to me. In any case, I passed it along in the Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box so hopefully it will be a nice treat for someone else. It has such great ratings, I really hate that I dislike it so much!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95
drank Choco*Late by American Tea Room
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Backlog. At some point I’ll log teas the same day I drink them!
Had this with breakfast the other morning, and it’s still so, so good! Yummy, chocolatey, amazing. Finished off my sample from MissB, now it’s on my wishlist!

Flavors: Chocolate

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Not sure why I didn’t log previous cups, but this is the 2nd or 3rd time I’ve had this tea. It’s a good chocolate-mint tea, not super strong or super sweet but still very nice. Had it with breakfast but would probably enjoy it more at night.

1.5 tsp in 8oz. boiling water

Preparation
212 °F / 100 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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My last sample from the Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box. Had this one with breakfast this morning, and I’ve decided I just really don’t care for black tea at all! Tried it plain, then added a splash of Half & Half, but it’s just not for me.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Backlog.
Another sample from the Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box. This was my very first Earl Grey, and probably my last! The bergamot just reminds me too much of the smell of natural cleaning products… I couldn’t get past it. Also I’m realizing I just don’t care for black tea at all.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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10
drank Fig Rose by Teavana
36 tasting notes

Backlog.
Another sample from the Caffeine-Free/Decaf Traveling Tea Box. Fig Rose is one I had looked at during Teavana’s Heavenly Sale, but ended up skipping, so I was happy to see it in the box. I wasn’t in the mood for hot tea so I made it iced, following the instructions on the back of the package. I really didn’t get a fig taste? Seemed like my cup was a lot of hibiscus, along with something I couldn’t quite place (but definitely didn’t like). Couldn’t get through a cup, ended up pouring it out :(

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I’m 33 and happily married to my high school sweetheart for almost 14 years now. Due to some continuing health issues, I’m now trying my hand at being a housewife (1 year down, so far so good). I’m also in a constant battle to reduce my level of perfectionism and general OCD-ness :)

I’ve been actively involved in my church (Faith Baptist) ever since we moved to Tacoma when I was a teenager, and I especially love working with the youth ministry each week.

I spend an obscene amount of time reading and researching topics I’m interested in, and I have a tendency to lurk much more than I comment, but I’m thrilled to be a part of the Steepster community! As for teas, I don’t handle caffeine well so it’s herbals/tisanes or decaf for me. And I just can’t seem to develop an appreciation for chais or other spiced teas. I’m also trying to avoid sugar and other sweeteners. And I can’t stand anything that tastes like licorice.

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