1455 Tasting Notes

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Definitely smells like a cinnamon bun. This would get a much higher rating from me, as would all of Della Terra’s offerings, if there were less ‘stuff’ in it. The added sweeteners and/or chocolate chips in many of their blends are just a huge deterrent. Having said that, this is a really close approximation of a cinnamon bun, although I get less cake and more creamy cinnamon and icing.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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76

Weird, only after steeping did I see this has white, green AND black tea in it? It looks like a pu-erh in the bag. Strange. Well, I steeped it incorrectly, and it’s still delicious. Creamy chocolate coconut really, although white chocolate? Hm. That’s a stretch.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
VariaTEA

This is in my box of samples waiting to be tried out. I am so excited now if only I could get my tastebuds back.

MissB

I have so many samples to try!! I hope you feel better soon. Really soon!

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72

Well, I got zero chili out of this, even with a few peppercorns in the mix. Too bad, because I loves me some spice in my chocolate. Still, a really (surprisingly) yummy brew. Creamy chocolate with a hint of vanilla.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Mountain Herbs by Tea Desire
1455 tasting notes

This medicinal is fantastic oversteeped, and I can see myself drinking it over and over again. It’s a mix of a variety of different things… I get a light mint, something berry/fruity (raspberry?), something mildly creamy, a touch of anise, something very woodsy too. I would LOVE to drink this while camping!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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35
drank Tickle Nose by Tea Desire
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I like my medicinals to steep longer than recommended, however this one needs just a 5-10 minute steep. Why? Because all I’m getting is hibiscus and apple out of this one, with faint notes of other, muddled herbs in the background right now. Will steep this properly tonight and see if my rating changes.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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93

Oh why did I get so little of you, dear root beer of awesomeness?

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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88
drank Turmeric Snap (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
1455 tasting notes

I need to make my own version of this; I think I’d be drinking it nightly if I could.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 45 sec

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Weird stuff, this tea. Smells horrid. Tastes like a licorice marshmallow, with a strong hint of dandelion.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec
gmathis

How is it medicinally?

MissB

Having a difficult time telling. I mean, my throat felt better after drinking it, and the ingredient list is impressive. This was one of a few medicinals at a new Ukrainian/Russian deli -type place near Metrotown.

gmathis

I wish licorice weren’t such a good throat soother—can’t stand the stuff!

MissB

Marshmallow, I found, works well too. Or Elixo, although really my go-to is Clari Tea (Whispering Pines). Neither have licorice or anise in them.

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drank White Chocolate Frost by DAVIDsTEA
1455 tasting notes

Weird, I’d already removed this from my cupboard when I found a small bag of it in the back. Therefore, this is a sipdown (451), even though Steepster says otherwise!

I really love the flavor of this one, just wish it came sans oil slick and pre-added stevia.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 15 sec

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48

Ah, Herbal Infusion’s Vanilla Cacao is a much more accurate and authentic version of xocolatl than this. This is just… meh. I think someone bought this for me and thus I’ve got it in the house. Should probably donate it, as it’s just outside my taste bud preference.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 15 sec

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Now, it’s purge time. Time to gather what’s needed and let go of the rest. Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more. And so, I’m happy to share (anytime!) and will occasionally desire small amounts of tea for swaps, just to try.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, and work (dating columnist and consultant).

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