1474 Tasting Notes

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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
1474 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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drank Tickle Nose by Tea Desire
1474 tasting notes

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
1474 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
1474 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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drank Tra Nghe - Turmeric Tea by Hung Phat
1474 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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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.

Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. I now travel full time with only two carryon bags to my name. One quarter of those bags are tea.

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.

If I have enough, I’m happy to share. If I’m in your area, I’d love to swap, meet for tea, and explore together.

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

What kinds of teas do I normally like?

YES: flavored teas, fruity, dessert, chai, and spicy (REALLY spicy).

A FONDNESS FOR: all white teas, malty black teas, any herbal or medicinal teas, strange/weird teas you can only get in one place.

ALLERGIC TO: strawberries, lavender

DISLIKES: any added sugars, grains, lapsang souchong, and overly floral teas – I might enjoy a Jasmine Green every once in a while, but unless it’s a creamy floral tea (think roses in a chai, or the smoothness of a floral note in a French tea), I’ll likely pass. Earl Greys are a hit or miss with me; heavy on the cream or fruit notes and I might like it, heavy on the blergamot and I definitely won’t.

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