1455 Tasting Notes

64
drank Women's Tea by Pekoe Tea Lounge
1455 tasting notes

Just okay. I consider this a medicinal tea, and thus, it suits for those purposes. I can definitely taste the orange, fennel and herb-like stuffola in here.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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80
drank Green Rooibos Citron by Adagio Teas
1455 tasting notes

This is just so delicious, I’d say it’s one of the few non-fandom blends of Adagio that I truly love, and always want to have in stock. I need to try cold brewing it at some point. While it is very similar to Lemon Meringue (Tealish) and Lemon Chiffon (Della Terra), there’s still a creamier element here that I adore and want to continue drinking. One day, I should compare the three side-by-side.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Sil

Oooooh sounds tasty if it’s kinda sorta like those others

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78

Not sure how peanut buttery or cheesecake-like this was last night, but it was still tasty.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
Suziqzer

I don’t think I got peanut butter with this either, but still enjoyed it.

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82

Also brewed up yesterday and drinking it today – and it’s like a soft, creamy ginger molasses cookie – the best you’ve ever had. Really. Now this is a must-order for me, because cold this is just divine.

This, as well as my last tea, are now so obviously from Cavocorax, I feel silly that I questioned who I got them from. So sorry, Cavo! Still really grateful for the opportunity to try these lovely teas. :)

Flavors: Molasses

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

Ginger~Molasses Cookie? Yum!

Suziqzer

Sounds good.. Although hard to imagine cold.

Megan

Sounds amazing!!

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81

Brewed this yesterday, had a few sips and then forgot about it. Now it’s here in front of me, cold, and I’m still enjoying it. It’s cocoa-y, sweet, and thick, almost like a coffee mocha minus the milk/creaminess. A really hearty, satisfying cup!

I think this came from Cavocorax, although I could be mistaken… someone please correct me if I’m wrong. I went to look at who ‘owns’ this tea in the hopes that maybe that would help, and the only name that popped up was TeaTiff — however I don’t think we’ve done a swap? Mind you, I could be wrong and totally out to lunch.

Flavors: Cocoa

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

Probably because there is a more popular listing for thist tea:
http://steepster.com/teas/the-tea-spot/1262-bolder-breakfast
Argh duplicates! :)

MissB

Bah! That’s why. Interesting it didn’t show up in search for me, just this one.

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82

Wow. This is surprisingly good. Okay, yes, I know it’s an Adagio blend just from the flavor. It’s still a hearty, creamy chai, smells strongly (and tastes strongly) of cloves and… cardamom? Something else? I also definitely get the chocolate in here, which is (I think) a first for a chai with chocolate in it.

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

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72

I really like this simple tea (chai + ginger), even if I was expecting a bit more… devilishness from it, after its namesake and all. ;) It’s a solid chai, and one that I do (and will) enjoy often. Having said that, it’s far from an amazing chai ever, so I doubt I’d make a point of restocking it. It’s just nice.

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

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80
drank Buttermilk Lemon by TeaGschwendner
1455 tasting notes

Had this last night, and all I remember is: “Damn, this is one fine tea!”

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

Anyone want to split an order for this one? It comes in 100g.

Sil

MissB – sounds delicious! I’m really a fan of tea G.

MissB

100g for this tea isn’t a huge amount – it’s a bit weighty. Just an FYI more than anything… OMGsrsly and I grabbed 100g of O’Connor’s Cream at the same time, and the difference was surprising. Having said that, I can send you some/more if you’d like, Marzipan?

Sil, I’m still jealous that you were in an TG store!

Marzipan

I would love to try it!

Sil

MissB…and now I want to go back since in stormer they let me buy 50g

Plunkybug

I think this one is on my wishlist. Hoping I can try it one day. It looks good.

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There’s a new Polish/Ukrainian deli sort of place that’s opened up by my house, and they carry a really odd yet large selection of tea. I grabbed a few the last time I was there, and two more yesterday. This is the first that I tried out of that batch.

This is a weird ass tea. I love the first few seconds of the sip – rich berry tea – and then the mint kicks in, and it’s repulsive. Like mint gone bad? It’s giving me an allergic reaction whatever it is, so I’m not drinking anymore (and… the berries are blackberries, not strawberries, I checked, so this should be fine).

EDIT: Blueberry, not blackberry, because I’m silly.

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

Ooh… Sounds like a not so great tea experience.

On another note … Hubby and I hosted a foreign exchange student from Ukrane for a school year before our son was born. It was a cultural learning experience for all of us. I imagine that deli you speak of would be interesting to try… Might just be careful about the teas from here on out.

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81

Ah, I miss you, Mrs. Hudson. Your ridiculous history and gentle, welcoming and open nature really touched my heart in the BBC version of Sherlock. This tea, I was a bit surprised at the ingredients, and wasn’t sure if I wanted to try it today. Then I smelled it, and hooboy! I needed to have some. Like right now. It smells like a creamy marzipan candy, and tastes like it too.

Hm. It seems that Steepster has a weird algorithm going, where folks who choose not to rate teas, still get factored in. Why do I say this? Because this tea is only rated 76, yet the two folks who did rate it, rated it very highly. While I understand that there are some factors beyond our knowledge (and it’s pretty easy to figure out when you rate a tea 100 and you’re the first who did), however non-ratings shouldn’t affect the overall rating whatsoever. Just my two cents.

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

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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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