87
drank Yule Log by Bird & Blend Tea Co.
3223 tasting notes

I knew this wouldn’t come up in the advent this year, so decided now is the time for a note!  From the July sale.  l have never had a yule log cake, so nothing to compare. Visually, the tea is very festive with little green lime leaves and red peppercorns!  I think these are just added for visuals because otherwise the blend is CHOCOLATE.   The scent of the dry leaf is perfectly chocolate.   Usually chocolate teas can be bad but this one isn’t.   The ingredients also list stevia, but luckily it must be the perfect amount because I can’t tell there is stevia here. (Also no lime flavor from the lime leaves!)  The flavor is cocoa and milky chocolate, almost like a truffle.   The black tea itself might have a natural hint of dark berry.  The second steep is also delicious and fully chocolate!  I will never get sick of cocoa shells.
Steep #1  // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 20 minutes after boiling  // 2 minute steep
Steep #2  // 2 minutes after boiling //  4 minute steep

Flavors: Chocolate

Courtney

Wow, this one sounds delicious!

tea-sipper

Maybe they will bring it back next year! (or maybe even the boxing day sale – they bring random teas back for sales)

gmathis

Wowzers! That sounds great!

gmathis

Wowzers! There will never be an end to the list of teas I’d like to try or books I’d like to read.

AJRimmer

I’m trying all the B&B teas in my house which I hadn’t previously opened so I know if there’s anything I need to stock up on in the sale – gotta be prepared! :P

tea-sipper

gmathis -don’t get me started on the billion books I’d like to read. haha.
AJRimmer – that is usually the plan with me. I think I’ve tried all the B&B that I have on hand at the moment!

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Courtney

Wow, this one sounds delicious!

tea-sipper

Maybe they will bring it back next year! (or maybe even the boxing day sale – they bring random teas back for sales)

gmathis

Wowzers! That sounds great!

gmathis

Wowzers! There will never be an end to the list of teas I’d like to try or books I’d like to read.

AJRimmer

I’m trying all the B&B teas in my house which I hadn’t previously opened so I know if there’s anything I need to stock up on in the sale – gotta be prepared! :P

tea-sipper

gmathis -don’t get me started on the billion books I’d like to read. haha.
AJRimmer – that is usually the plan with me. I think I’ve tried all the B&B that I have on hand at the moment!

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
teakruthi.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Plumdeluxe.com
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com
thenecessiteas.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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