1474 Tasting Notes

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I’m confused by the high rating for this on here. Although I had it a few days ago, the bitter, almost tannic coconut in this made the rest of it unpalatable for me, and I dumped it. Will have to try again, perhaps at a lower temperature, to see if I can get it to taste as lovely as it sounds.

Flavors: Burnt, Coconut, Tannin

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

That’s too bad! This is one of my all-time favourites.

sherapop

Your temp was too high, probably. I brew this at 73 or 76 tops…

TheTeaFairy

I gave up on coconut tea. First, it’s hard to find a good one, second when you do find one, it turns waxy and sour in no time…

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83
drank Seattle Surprise by Market Spice
1474 tasting notes

First off: whatever is in the pineapple in this blend causes it to mash together into a huge lump, and it needs separating before drinking. Having said that, this is probably the juiciest, most luscious tea I’ve had along these lines, so I’m thinking it’s a less processed pineapple (because well-dried, it wouldn’t have this moisture to cause smooshing).

Is this a complaint? Definitely not, other than trying to figure out initially if that’s intentional or a mistake (the seemingly congealed mass of white clumps around the tea). This is a bright, light pineapple tea, and while I get little else other than a touch of mango, and zero actual tea from this, it’s really quite delicious. I could easily sip this all summer happily, although I’d likely forget it was caffeinated, it’s just that light.

Flavors: Creamy, Mango, Pineapple

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

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80
drank Green Rooibos Citron by Adagio Teas
1474 tasting notes

Still the only non-fandom Adagio blend I keep in stock at all times — which is funny because I hoard it, when I know I can grab more anytime I want. Need to drink this more often, and try it iced!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
TheTeaFairy

I too hoard on some tea I don’t even need to cause they are still available…it’s like having a security blanket or something :-)

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77
drank Tension Tamer by Celestial Seasonings
1474 tasting notes

I’ve been drinking this almost nightly the past two weeks, just haven’t been logging anything, sadly. I like it… it soothes me, I find it appealing and comforting in a very herbal/creamy/sweet way, and it definitely helps me pass out sooner than if i didn’t drink it. Upping the rating, because I obviously enjoy this more than a 70 rating.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Terri HarpLady

I used to drink so much of this one when my kids were young.

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70

Dunno why this is called cappuccino anything, it’s just a caramel rooibos. A nice one at that, but I was hoping for a coffee replacement in a decaf tea when I grabbed this. Nothing wrong with it, just… not as described.

Flavors: Caramel, Cream

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85
drank Hot Tropic by DAVIDsTEA
1474 tasting notes

So… uh… I drank a whole 50g of this before I even got around to logging it. Darn you, Sil, for suggesting this! It’s excellent, I do love it, and now I have to get more. The empty bag is calling to me, and it’s all I can think of. Darn it!

Flavors: Coconut, Pineapple

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

Hahahaha that’s even funnier to me because I’m so not a fan of a David’s tea….but this one was tasty :)

MissB

You and me both (now) and yet…

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drank Lime by Perennial Tea Room
1474 tasting notes

Was thinking of this for an iced tea when I grabbed it, and I think I’ll need to try it as such to really give it a decent rating. It’s a very smooth, subtle cup, with only a hint of lime in it for me, along with something that’s not reacting well to my lips/tongue. I’m finding myself itchy/feeling like there’s an allergic reaction happening on a smaller scale.

Flavors: Lime

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

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82
drank Huckleberry Tea by Market Spice
1474 tasting notes

Grabbed every single tea I could at Market Spice at the Pike Place Market in Seattle this weekend, because they sell it in one-bag pouches for sampling, or loose in the tiniest of tiny bags for whatever amounts to $0.94 USD. This was one of their in-house blends and in a single teabag to boot, and I kinda wish I’d grabbed more now. Smells very sweet and strongly so, and tastes pretty much the same – even though I oversteeped it by a huge amount, there was zero bitterness or astringency. Would be fantastic iced!

Flavors: Berries, Lime

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
JustJames

i love huckleberries. =0)i used to spend 2 days picking them for a tiny pie when i was a kid, lol.

MissB

Oh! I’ll grab you a few bags of this the next time I’m in Seattle then.

OMGsrsly

Mmm, huckleberries! I need to go hiking and pick some for jam.

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drank Thai Tea by Perennial Tea Room
1474 tasting notes

Had my first cup of this today, from a tea-buying spree in Seattle this past weekend, where among other things I attended The Film School, and ran into Kevin Smith and Jason Mews in my hotel elevator. It’s a nice, solid Thai tea, although I had to oversweeten it (like a traditional Thai iced tea) to have it taste authentic. I can see myself really enjoying this!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Flowers

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Nicole/Tea-Historic

You ran into Kevin Smith & Jason Mews? Soooo jelly…

MissB

It was so surprising, and exciting! Kevin didn’t seem social (I found out later they’d just come from a show), but Jay was all sad/quiet until he was recognized, then he lit up and chatted a bit.

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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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