108 Tasting Notes

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drank Fine Champagne by Teaopia
108 tasting notes

I had a cup of this today with an almond-caramel shortbread and it was a wonderful pairing. I’m not a huge fan of darker oolongs, but they went so well together that I quite enjoyed it. It’s got that strong finish that dark oolongs seem to have, but it was offset well by the dessert.

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drank Devil's chocolate by Teaopia
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I had this at the new Teaopia downtown yesterday. Quite yummy with one of their chocolate zucchini muffins! I imagine it would be lovely with some vanilla soy milk, too.

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drank White Pomegranate by Tim Hortons
108 tasting notes

Gross. I couldn’t finish the small cup I got. I was really tired and hungry, and usually food and tea tastes extra good at times like that, but this was so bad that nothing could save it. It was like dishwater.

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81
drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
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It’s a Happy Kombucha kind of morning. Lovely and warm on this chilly, wintry day.

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drank Kanpe Tea by DAVIDsTEA
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It tastes like mulled cider! :D Very fruity, very deep red in colour. This will be lovely when it’s all snowy outside.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
108 tasting notes

Much fruitier than my usual, but I’m trying to expand my tea cupboard since I can’t drink black tea any more. I enjoyed it. Quite sweet and fruity, but not very tea-like. I think sharing a cup with my daughter while we went shopping together will mean this tea will always remind me of a lovely afternoon. :)

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drank Yun Cui (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Mmm, what a lovely Chinese green. I love that I can distinguish between greens. Now if only I had the vocabulary to describe what I’m tasting … hmm. It’s warm and round. Powerful in a quiet, understated way. It’s not grassy or bright the way a Japanese green can be. Fairly close to an oolong, I think.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Tazo® Green Tea Latte by Tazo
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It’s getting colder and colder, so I got this this morning to warm up. Unsweetened, of course! It’s yummy, though I know it’s a horrific abomination to matcha purists. Still, I like the subtle sweetness. I find matcha creamy on its own anyway, so this just goes together nicely. And it’s pretty hilarious seeing the looks on peoples’ faces as they wonder what on earth I have in my “coffee” cup.

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I wasn’t going to get this, but then my mother picked it up and loved it. I wasn’t sure about picking up a pre-packaged white tea, especially from a grocery store. Aren’t white teas supposed to be far too delicate for the grocery store treatment? Well, colour me surprised once again by this company! This tea tastes a whole heck of a lot like the white needle tea I bought a few years ago from one of the fancy tea shops downtown, and many (many!) of the leaves have the white needle appearance, delicate fuzzy covering and all. Deeeelicious.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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I’m at the point where my family, friends and coworkers ask me for tea advice. It’s awesome, but I still feel as though I’m just getting started.

I love tea, have a small ball-joint doll collection, am fascinated by Japanese culture and faerie folklore, and wish I could travel much more often. I have two daughters, a husband, and three cats. I wish I had more time for all the things I want to learn and do.

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