1455 Tasting Notes

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drank African Chai by Justea
1455 tasting notes

Finished this off during the 10 days of sickness earlier in the month. I actually enjoyed it more while I was sick! Might need to add this to my wishlist for another time.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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83
drank African Chai by Justea
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78

Another one that soothed me during my fight with the nasties (read: the worst cold of my life, thank goodness it’s gone and done).

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sami Kelsh

So glad you’re feeling better! snuggles and more tea

TheTeaFairy

Glad it’s gone, yay!

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86
drank Almond Dream by Souvia
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Gosh I love this tea. Must grab more! Finished it off when I was still fighting off the ick a few weeks back, and it was incredibly soothing even then (y’know, when I couldn’t taste anything). Thanks again khamilton611 for sharing this with me, and for me having my first Souvia tea, it was a fantastic experience!

Flavors: Almond, Apple, Cinnamon, Cookie

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sami Kelsh

Oh, it does sound scrummy.

khamilton611

No actual tea in it, so you can EAT it! The store said that they have a customer who buys it just to eat it.

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81
drank It's Chai by Informal Tea.
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I like this one more today than I did last time – likely because I brewed it for longer. Smooth, light and refreshing, this is mostly spices with some black tea added in.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Sugar

Preparation
2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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100
drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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Not loving this as much as I did last time, likely because the banana is much more present today than the other times I’ve had it. Or maybe I’m just a weirdo. :)

Flavors: banana, Sugar

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cheri

I hate when that happens. I think sometimes as teas settle different things are at the top than are at the bottom, so that first cup is different than the last. Or it could have to do with age.

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59
drank Ginger Fresh Peach by Tea Desire
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Somehow I’ve had this a handful of times since I bought it late last year, however I’ve yet to review it. This time, I’d decided prior to steeping it that this would be an all or nothing kinda thing. If I liked it, I’d keep it. If I didn’t, into the swap box it goes.

… and into the swap box it goes! I’ve brewed this way too long, yuck. I’ve now brewed it for just over a minute, and while it’s more flavorful, I’m just not feeling it. Little to zero ginger, and the peach just tastes like something other than what I was looking for.

Flavors: Fruit Tree Flowers, Malt, Peach

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

sometimes it’s nice to just say “goodbye” to teas you’re not in love with..

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61
drank Bollywood Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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Grabbed a tiny bag of this when I was sick at the recommendation of the staffer. While ill, I found this really comforting and spicy. When I had a cup of it yesterday, I found it overly sweet and a bit cloying. Will have to try it again, as I have another few cups left to play with.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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84

Super smoky chai. I had this a few weeks back when I was still fighting off the worst cold of my life, and even then I could taste every really clearly — which surprised me. I ran out of my free sample (thank you so much!) before I could get home again to grab some marshmallow leaf and add it, to see if this could be more of a s’more chai than just a smokey one.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Smoke

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Dustin

Oooooh, that’s a neat idea with the mallow addition!

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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).

No-can-do: lavender, overly floral (French florals, or florals that are creamy rather than, well, floral work well!), sugar, Splenda, all grains.

Love: fruity, dessert, chai, spicy, all types of tea.

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