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130 Tasting Notes

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I wanted a robust blend today. I had this as a tea latte with stevia. I brewed it a bit stronger than normal to allow for a good quantity of milk to be added. Cloves, spices, delicious!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Orange Zest, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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Hmmm… so this wasn’t what I was expecting? I don’t know and words cannot describe yet what I feel about this tea… I was expecting it to be a bit more rich maybe? Decadent? When I smell it, I feel like it’s overpowering, but not in the overpowering way you smell a jar of cinnamon… there’s a harshness with it as well. It looks like someone scooped some dirt from Mars and said this is tea… and right now I am feeling like it doesn’t taste much better.

I tried it straight and then put some cream in it, and then added some milk. I don’t have a lot of experience with mate so I think the earthy taste I am smelling and tasting is the mate, but there is so much cinnamon. I feel like aliens from Mars are going to come down and tell me to drink this drink from their homeland because it looks equally as murky brewed. Any one have any suggestions on brewing this one? I didn’t have sugar in it either…

Well I guess I have 250g to play with and we’ll see where it takes me… heh opens gap between ring finger and middle finger like Spoc

Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Earth

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 20 OZ / 600 ML

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drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
130 tasting notes

This tea and Forever Nuts are very similar, however Sleigh Ride has hibiscus in it. I ordered this on web special and drink it chilled for the most part. I like the flavour but I find the huge chunks of cinnamon(which are not advertised in the picture) to be a bit cheeky for purchasing. My 250g had about 20 “hunks” of cinnamon stick in it and I’m totally going to weigh the cinnamon and see how much it came up to!

That being said, I do like this tea a lot and it was a no brainer when it came up for sale to purchase it. Iced, it is delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 3 tsp 41 OZ / 1200 ML

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drank Coincidence Noir by THE O DOR
130 tasting notes

Wow – hello spiffy changed Steepster. I decided to drink this in the morning. I have the late shift today and needed something that felt homey and comforting. This was the choice. Served with cream and stevia!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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drank English Rose by DAVIDsTEA
130 tasting notes

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I am still feeling sick today. Medication and its side effects. I spent about an hour and a half at 3 am examining the contents of my stomach in the toilet. This morning I didn’t want to drink anything, but I threw a couple hunks of fresh ginger into boiling water to help settle that empty sore feeling. It worked alright, but I want that ginger drink mix that they sell at Asian markets instead. All I feel is green :(

Kirlika

:( I hope you feel better soon!

keychange

Oh no. I hope you feel better soon, too. Nights spent in the bathroom are so so awful. :(

caile

Hope you feel better soon!

TheTeaFairy

Oh no, sending tons a good vibes your way, feel better soon!

Tuscanteal

Thank you ladies, I’m hoping I feel better too <3

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I was feeling a little bit nauseous this morning and reached for this tea. Still not feeling great, but it did help settle a little bit by getting something in my stomach. I didn’t even finish my cup, which normally I do. When my boyfriend comes into my office and I have this tea, he always asks if I am eating toast or popcorn. To sum it up, it’s toasty ;)

I steeped this for far too long this morning, causing it to be a little strong for my liking.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
TheTeaFairy

Hope the nausea goes away…not a pleasant feeling at all.

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drank Le Earl Grey by Fauchon
130 tasting notes

Feeling simple and reached for this yesterday morning. Ye olde reliable. I like this EG. It’s simple but has complex undertones to it. Had it with some cream and stevia :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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I had this over the weekend for my niece’s first birthday. It honestly tasted quite a bit like the Christmas Blend, but a bit more spicy.

I enjoyed it with some milk and agave!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
TheTeaFairy

Aww, a one year old cutie pie!

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Another Christmas present from my father-in-law this time.

This was a stocking stuffer and I wasn’t expecting much from it. It reminds me of Tetley or another Orange Pekoe. Simple to brew and seemed pretty forgiving with steep times. I enjoyed it as usual though I feel like for these stronger blends, it’s better to use real sugar rather than stevia. Not sure why?

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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My passion for tea started at a very young age, thanks to my grandmothers beautiful china tea cup collection. I use to brew Tetley’s or whatever version of Orange Pekoe she had in the cupboard and pick out my favourite tea cup to use. It wasn’t until I was in my late teens that I really started to develop a passion for it. My town had the Urban Tea Merchant and it was there I was exposed to high tea and the very fancy Mariage Freres brand. When they switched over to The O Dor, my girlfriend and I found salvation in going for a lovely cup of tea and decompress with some tea scones.

It has since become an obsession. I have a tea cupboard, filled with a very large variety of teas. I also use the Breville Tea Maker to make my tea. I favour black teas, with a close second being North African Mint Green Tea. Because I have the luxury of working from home, I get to enjoy a wonderful cup of tea every morning, and the journey resets daily.

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