290 Tasting Notes

77
drank Bubblegum by Steeped Tea
290 tasting notes

And again I don’t listen & brewed this up with the gum still in it, when a globby white chunk floated to the top I freaked, until I remembered it was the gum…. oops

I made this into an iced tea in my new beverage dispenser, I ended up using the full 50g in this jug & it was only about half full. I added some rock sugar, because I expected my girls to drink it. We’ll see what’s left when I get home.

I have to say profile wise it’s pretty similar to Jelly Bean Dream, except I definitely get bubble gum aspects. So it could totally be psychological, but whatever I taste it.
It’s sweet strawberry followed by bubble gum. Yummy!
Strawberry wise though it is nothing like Wild Strawberry from my local tea shop, it’s more like candy strawberry.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
CHAroma

Why would they put bubblegum pieces in it if you’re just supposed to remove them before brewing? Weird. A globby white chunk of anything floating in my brewing basket would freak me out too! Yuck! LOL!

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78
drank Wisdom Pu-erh Chai by Tealux
290 tasting notes

This is an interesting blend.
It’s fruity & chai like. It’s a much different chai than what I’m used to. It was a bit light on flavour despite my amount of leaves I use. You definitely get the berry flavours out front, followed by the muted chai spices.
Overall though a nice fruity, spicy blend.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
Cavocorax

Interesting. I’m not huge into chai teas or anything but fruity chais, or earthy chais, or fruity earthy chais… maybe?

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Received this one as a sample with my order.

It’s very lemony smelling, taste wise that lemon doesn’t come off nearly as strong. It’s slightly lemony & black tea tasting. It’s an alright tea, nothing special.
I was ok with this one until I got the cigarette after taste. Ick.

ETA: I had this again, I added some plain pu’erh because I found this to be mostly lemon. It was much better that way.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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78

Alright so I know most companies say to remove things like jelly beans & gum, buuuut I don’t listen…. like ever, so I kept em in there.

Steeped this up extra strong & poured it over ice. This is fruity, strawberry, a bit tart I swear it actually tastes like jelly beans…. ok no it tastes more like red gumballs. It’s quite tasty.

Preparation
Iced 7 min, 15 sec

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91

Received this as a sample with my order.

It’s definitely mango smelling. But man that 5g was barely anything. Had this iced & it was super delicious, mango, fruity & lightly sweet.
I would have to do a side by side with mango madness, but if I remember correctly they taste very similar. I may stock both & keep this one for a night time iced tea.

Preparation
Iced 7 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

I need to go pick these new teas up soon, before they all sell out or something annoying like that. Hahaha.

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Alright third times a charm, my third time trying to write this note today.

I received this from Courtney

So it’s blueberry (ish- definitely not Northern Ontario Blueberry.) I’m not getting any cream cheese or Danish flavours. I dunno I was so excited to try this & it’s just meh.
I do have more on it’s way from someone else, maybe it was just this sample, a lil cross contamination perhaps.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

Don’t hold you breath. As I understand this reblend is mostly meh

Fiddling

I eagerly scooped up a pouch of this after it was reblended. I’ve tried it twice, and both times all I got was blueberry and no cream cheese. I’m hoping I will figure out a way to coax out the cream cheese danish bits of the flavor before I reach the end of the pouch, but I’m a bit skeptical.

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100
drank PU-ERH MAPLE CHAI by Tealux
290 tasting notes

ERMAHGERD!

I got this as an extra sample with my recent order (they sent me 2 new pu-erh samples).
It smells soooo delicious, spicy, maple goodness!
The taste oh so divine. Probably the YUMMIEST chai I have ever had. The addition of maple makes it near perfection. This would benefit greatly from some added pure Canadian maple syrup.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Sil

hmmm may need to check this one out

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So I’m not entirely sure that this is what I had last night. It wasn’t labeled but I did give some to my mom, which is labeled & looks like this tea.
I’m also pretty sure I took it from the traveling tea box the last time around.

It smelt creamy & coffee like. However once steeped it was light on flavour & smell. Probably a result of age & storing conditions.
I think that if this were fresh it would be quite good.
So not going to give it a rating due to that.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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84
drank Mystery Herbal by Unknown
290 tasting notes

Digging through my basket of samples/swaps. I think I must have received this in a swap. No idea from who, or what it is.

It steeps up a super dark red colour, there are some apples & a huge blackberry in it.
It’s sweet & tart & maple like. It’s quite good, & would probably be fantastic iced. Just wish I knew what it was.
As it cooled it was super tart, it could have used a larger mug with more water.

but overall a nice surprise.
I’m pretty sure there was maple in here, because this morning the infuser was stuck to my counter.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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71

Received this as a sample with my order.
I’ve been going through my sample sizes since Sunday trying to make my stash more manageable.
I found this tea to be mostly minty, lightly so, with some creamyness. It’s nice & light & I swear the chocolate settled to the bottom because the last couple of sips tasted like chocolate cake batter.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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