1455 Tasting Notes

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drank Tra Nghe - Turmeric Tea by Hung Phat
1455 tasting notes

Tonight, this is just okay, and more of a licorice than anything tea. I still love turmeric in my tea mind you, I just think I’ll try and find something closer to Turmeric Snap instead.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 15 sec

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71
drank Choco*Latte by American Tea Room
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A sipdown, only because I’m sending the last little bit off to someone whom I think will enjoy testing it out. Hopefully there’s enough left in there for a cup!

I still like Coco*Late a lot more, however this is a decent substitute when craving something decaf. The rooibos is way too present for me however to really enjoy it fully, and it’s missing a level of creaminess that I’ve come to expect with a chocolate tea.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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91

Hung out with a friend last night who has been fighting a cold for som time now, and now I’m feeling a bit off myself. Time to crack out the elderberry! Steeped this just over 18 minutes, and it’s still delicious, although I am getting more licorice than previous incarnations.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Fjellrev

Hope you can fight it off!

MissB

Aw, thank you. :)

CelebriTEA

Hope you feel better SOON…this is my favorite tea even when not sick.

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90

Steeped this one about 18 minutes; have to say I like it a lot more at the five minute mark, where the rooibos flavor disappears.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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71
drank Apple Strudel by Bluebird Tea Co.
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Surprised I had yet to crack this in my cupboard, considering I’ve got another Apple Strudel tea (Tea Gschwendner) that I love.

Brewing this is a bit tricky, or at least it was for me. The apple pieces were all stuck together, and they basically clung to the rooibos. I decided to make two cups at once so that I could get one teaspoon of apple pieces and one of the rest of the ingredients.

Steeped (and I steeped it too long) there’s definitely an apple strudel feel and taste. Having said that, the apples are tasting like there’s a chemical base (odd, considering I can see the apple pieces), and the rooibos is mighty strong. I’m finding I have issues with some red rooibos, and unfortunately this is one of them.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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92
drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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Creamy awesome deliciousness. So glad I grabbed as much of this in the Black Friday order that I did!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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92

Oh green rooibos candy cane yumminess, how I love you!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Figue Fraîche by Dammann Freres
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Like Ysurella, I smell figs when I opened the bag. Ripe, juicy figs. It smells a bit less so after steeping, and I’m getting astringency from the brew after sipping, however in a good way? I find it pleasant and fitting the tea, oddly. I’ll have to play with this one a bit more on the steeping parameters however; I think I can get it more… fleshy. Juicy. Better.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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88

Craving this all yesterday, so I decided to make a small cup this ‘morning’. Wish I’d remembered I need to steep this for only two minutes… just a touch of bitterness. :(

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Bamboo Integrity by Zen Tea
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Interestingly, the bag says steep this at 203F, and when I did, this is SO good! I mean, it’s good at boiling, but it’s infinitely better at a slightly lower temperature. Holy moly! Increasing rating.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 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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