387 Tasting Notes

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drank Honeybee by The Simple Leaf
387 tasting notes

Finished this off. I’m sad to see it go. It was great in my Libre.

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drank Pu'erh Ginger (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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It did not brew inky black despite only doing one steep, but it was a short four minutes (the steeping instructions gave you a range of four to six).

First sip is a good ginger. Still pretty hot, though. I’m getting pu’erh in the smell, though.

I only did four minutes, so I can understand why this is rather soft. I like it, though. The pu’erh isn’t too strong, but there, and I like the spicy ginger.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Chocolate Chai by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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Chocolate in the smell, but not in the taste. I get very little of the spices as well, although I can smell them. Mostly getting the rooibos.

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drank Chocolate Rocket by DAVIDsTEA
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One of the four teas I received on Christmas.

I’m going to start by stating that I’ve never hate mate before. Sipping this, I get a powdery chocolate flavour, and a sort of deep taste, bakey—coca or mate, but it feels like a foreshadowing to the caffeine. Healthy energy drinkish.

There’s an almond scent (and a berry smell) that trails into the drink as well. Nice, sweet almond cocoa. Berry smell carries into the aftertaste, giving you… chocolately raspberries.

Looking through the ingredients, chicory—yes, I think that’s the bakey taste. It goes well with the cocoa.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Vanilla Cloud matcha by Domo
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Finished this off today. I might get more. I really liked it. The vanilla isn’t overpowering, and it matches very well with the vegetal matcha. Matcha doesn’t taste incredibly fresh, but I wouldn’t expect it to.

I got a milk frother a few months ago and enjoy adding the foam to this. Mm.

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81
drank Dorian Grey by Great Wall Tea Company
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Welp, this’ the last of this. Saddd. But I’ll just have to go and get more.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I was a little worried when I opened the box and the smell was /overpoweringly/ mint. I was hoping for ‘minty vanilla green’ and it was just ‘MINT RAWR’.

But it brewed pleasant and vanillay and minty fresh. Mmmm.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Probably should have read some other reviews before getting it. It /is/ quite weak, but still enjoyable. Perhaps I’ll double-bag it next time. Hum.

Preparation
Boiling

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74
drank Caramel by Great Wall Tea Company
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Finished this off too.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Dawn by The Simple Leaf
387 tasting notes

Drinking this tea makes me so happy and so sad at the same time. I don’t ever want to run out of it, but I’ve only a few teaspoons left. Every time I drink it while in front of the computer, I have to run a search on google for sites that sell black tea grown in Arunachai Pradesh, India.

I never have any luck.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I change icons often, apologies. On that note, they are usually Doctor Who related (so no, that is not me pictured in the icon, it is most likely one of the Doctors).

A tea-drinking transgendered Canadian, currently in the third year of university, majoring in geology (yes, “rocks and things”). I take most of my tea made straight into a mug, although occasionally if I’m not in a hurry (this isn’t often), I’ll have time to sit down with a pot. It’s the highlight of a good day if I have time for a pot.

My notes and reviews will often sound dis-jointed, repetitive and confused, as usually I don’t work on them as a whole, but rather add notes as I sip without rereading what I’ve already typed.

On most occasions I won’t take my tea with anything (I reserve milk for chai). Occasionally agave nectar if I want to test to see if it’ll smooth it out. Chais I will make with either the nectar or honey. Although on occasion I will sweeten unflavoured blacks the Russian way—with jam or jelly. Occasionally I will take it instead with a slice of a citrus fruit. Normally orange, occasionally lemon if I have any on hand.

I prefer Earl Greys.

Lastly, I keep a teatra.de blog for reviewing and rambling about tea books/publications.

Also, I am a Doctor Who fanatic. As one may have noticed by my icons. For the record, my favourite Doctor is number three, Jon Pertwee.

“But you should never turn down tea, when it’s offered. It’s impolite, and impoliteness is how wars start.” ~Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann

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