324 Tasting Notes

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Pass the Stash TTB #10

I’m in utter love with this. LOVE. This tastes like buttered rum. Amazing. I really don’t know how David’s did it but it’s amazing. This is delicious.

Oddly enough, I had some rum last night at a Halloween party though I don’t normally drink it, so I have the flavor at the front of my memory right now. This tea mimics it very well.

Flavors: Rum

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Scarlet by Rishi Tea
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Pass the Stash TTB #9

I had no expectations for this tea at all. It was a pleasant fruit blend, but not really anything truly spectacular. Good solid cuppa, though. I’m glad I had the opportunity to try it.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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95

Pass the Stash TTB #8

I have’t been getting through the box as fast as I’d hoped. Stupid life. But I’m really glad I grabbed this tea just now because it is amazing. A bit of sugar and it’s liquid blueberry jam in my mouth. And we all know my love affair with blueberries. So good.

Definitely staying with me.

Flavors: Blueberry

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Boatsman by RiverTea
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Pass the Stash TTB #7

Something drew me to this tea as soon as I saw it. It just spoke to me.

I had a bad night last night. I got some bad news that left me feeling emotionally off-kilter. Sleep helped. But tea is also a healing balm.

This tea is lovely. It’s light, fruity without being perfumy, and just what I needed to pick me up. The mango is subtle and not overpowering, and melts into creaminess from the vanilla. There’s only a little bit left in the bag so I’ll be finishing it up before the box moves on.

Flavors: Cream, Mango

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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Pass the Stash TTB #6

This is lovely, absolutely lovely. I adore coconut, though it’s not a flavor I usually seek out myself. But when I do have some, I’m reminded how much I truly love it. It’s creamy and warm and adds a hint of decadence to ordinary tea.

Truly wonderful. This tin is staying with me.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Blueberry Merlot by Tea Forte
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Pass the Stash TTB #5

Looking for a non-caffeinated tea in the box tonight so I won’t lie awake until 4:30 AM like I did last night. Whoops.

I love blueberries so I’m always up for trying blueberry flavored anything. Unfortunately, I’m really not getting any blueberry notes from this tea. It’s very tart and I’m not enjoying this at all. I added a bunch of sugar and that didn’t even help.

Flavors: Tart

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Montagne d'Or by Mariage Frères
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Pass the Stash TTB #4

I was really looking forward to this one. It smelled divine. Though once I drank it, I could not wrap my head around the flavor because it tasted exactly like lychee black tea. I’m not sure where the apple and “stone fruit” taste is supposed to come from because it’s lychee 100%. Which is not a bad thing; I love lychee tea. But it was not what I was expecting.

If I hadn’t tasted lychee tea first, I probably would have been blown away by this tea because it is lovely.

Flavors: Lychee

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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drank Strawberry Zabaglione by 52teas
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Pass the Stash TTB #3

I’ve had other 52teas blends to varying success. This one is better than middling, but not something I would have chosen for myself. I have a very mixed relationship with strawberries – I don’t like them. Fresh strawberries taste awful to me, and yes, I know this makes me strange; I’ve been told. But I love strawberry flavoring (because it doesn’t taste like strawberries!). I end up avoiding a lot of strawberry things because I’m not sure how they’d taste.

This tea had the strawberry flavoring with a undertone of cream. I had to add some sugar to really bring out the flavor. And it’s leaving an odd taste in my mouth. Not sure how I really feel about this.

I could see this being better chilled. Must ponder.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec
Cheri

I don’t like strawberries, either.

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Pass the Stash TTB #2

I’m really not sure how I feel about this. The flavors are not mixing well and my mouth is so very confused. Also, I’m slightly nauseated by this tea.

I see others really like this but it’s just not for me. I ended up dumping the rest of the mug and brewing something else.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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Pass the Stash TTB #1

First tea from the Pass the Stash TTB. It’s kind of meh for me. I’ve definitely had worse rooibos teas, but this isn’t really anything special to write home about. I don’t get much coconut, and just a very faint hint of macadamia. It’s drinkable, but that’s pretty much it.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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I’m a tea-aholic. I’ve always loved tea. It is soothing and warm and comforting. I always had it when we went out to eat as a child so my first association is with rich and delicious food.

As an adult, I’m learning to enjoy tea on its own merits, and bask in its subtleties and varieties. The ritual of making a cup of tea is instantly relaxing.

I prefer oolong and white teas, followed by greens. For the most part, I don’t like straight black tea, but appreciate it as part of a blend or flavored. I’ve learned to love the world of flavored teas out there.

I’m slowly learning to appreciate rooibos blends, which I started drinking for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Love: Oolong, almond, coconut, peach
Hate: Ginger

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