1455 Tasting Notes

94
drank Lemon Meringue Rooibos by Tealish
1455 tasting notes

Gosh I love this tea. It soothes and pleases, and I always drink it way too fast after it’s cooled. I may need to see if a cold brew is in order at some point… I mean, I have more than enough of it to try. ;)

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

MissB, would you say this resembles Della Terra Lemon Chiffon? I’m just curious cause that’s about the only rooibos I can tolerate!

MissB

They’re very similar teas, however this one is a green rooibos, which I find I enjoy more than most red rooibos. I can send you some if you’d like to try it out?

TheTeaFairy

Aww, thank you missB, you are so kind! I will pass on the offer for now, trying so hard not to get anymore tea cause my cupboard is so out of control but will keep that in mind :-)

MissB

I understand the out-of-control cupboard all too well. I’m sure I’ll have lots for a while, so feel free to ask anytime.

CelebriTEA

The name of this tea is enough to make your mouth water…mmm…
Lemon Meringue…mmm

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72
drank Detox Herbal Tisane by Simpson & Vail
1455 tasting notes

Made a cup of this last night. While I do like it, and will probably re-order it at some point only because I like the idea of a detoxifying herbal tea, it’s just okay. It’s sweet, creamy and smooth, it’s just… missing something for me. I guess I’m really loving my blacks of late, and the depth they provide.

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

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88
drank Black Chai by Fru P Kaffe & The
1455 tasting notes

I want more of this. Angrboda, I may need to see if you’re willing to be my tea mule for more, because this is just plain amazing – and I’m so grateful to you for sharing it. Funny, because I’m double-fisting it with the Yu Lu chai from Verdant, and they’re both equally amazing, if quite different.

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

Teehee! I’m sure we can sort something out. (Gosh and it’s still in my box of things untried!)

Marzipan

Oh wow, my husband is from Åarhus! Skœdstrup to be exact.

Angrboda

We’re on the opposite side of town from that. :)

Marzipan

He has sisters all over town. His dad is still in Skœdstrup, one sister in Tilst, one in Hadsten, one in Odder, and one in Viby. We go there every couple of years.

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98

Soooooo good. Thank you so much Dexter3657 for this surprise gift.

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

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80
drank Lemon & Ginger by Clipper
1455 tasting notes

I’m going to need more of this, I’m drinking it way too fast. It’s so good! Even though I do want more ginger… always… more ginger.

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

Hope you’re feeling better today!

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52

This is much better cold than hot, although it’s still.. weird. It’s grapefruit, kind of, with something weird in there that’s still fruity yet… I dunno. Tart in a way that seems weird to me. It’s… tea tart? Hard to explain this one.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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79

Really just a chai, with a hint of something chocolatey in the end. Oh wait, caramel lingers after. I do like it… kinda makes me feel like I’m making out with Watson after he’s had a long drag off a pipe. A chocolate pipe, of course.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
221tea

WHERE DO I SIGN UP? Make-out sessions with Dr. Hotson? COUNT ME IN.

MissB

Ha! I’m definitely sending you some of this. :)

Suziqzer

I have to admit that I had to look up who Watson was … blush…, but your comment made me laugh.

Cavocorax

heheh. I’ve never heard Hotson before but I’m filing that in my mental lexicon.

Cavocorax

(also, 221tea, I think I sent you some Sherlock)

Roswell Strange

(221, if you’re interested in doing a small swap, I can send you some of the Irene Adler blend if only just to try another Sherlock tea – I could also probably do a couple matcha samples. Though I don’t have a ton left at this point…)

221tea

I am literally bouncing up and down in my chair with excitement…and maybe too much caffeine…

SAMPLE ALL THE SHERLOCK TEAS!!!

Cav…I got “Hotson” from a fic where john was still in the army…his mates called him Hotson to get under his skin…hehe.

Roswell…I forgot to PM you about the Matcha…gonna do that now.

MissB…sorry for hijacking your post…I get excitable…

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80
drank Cold 911 (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
1455 tasting notes

More of a tummy tea for me, and I hope it works tonight. Bleh.

This cup is more juniper berry than anything, which is weird. Or, maybe I really am in the midst of some sort of stomach bug that’s thrown me off. All I know is, today this tastes weird, offputting, metallic and biting. I’m still drinking it.

Preparation
2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Jillian

Feel better soon!

jump62359

Oh my gosh I am so sorry.
Please oh please, I hope you feel better!

MissB

No Miss jump, it’s not the tea prior – I’ve had a stomach bug for most of the week now.

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Bah. Strawberry flavor. Now, I only had a very mild reaction to this, so it’s obviously minute in detail. Still, it kinda sorta ruined the cup for me, which blows, as jump62359 so graciously sent this to me. And the name! The name!! I love it. In turn, I wanted to love this tea.

All I got from the two sips I had was an earthy sort of chai-like tea, with some weird background flavoring that I can’t quite place.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
jump62359

I AM SO SORRY.
Had I known you were allergic to strawberries, I wouldn’t have sent this!! I promise, I’m not out to kill you haha.
Hoping that the other teas are still good and no allergic reactions happen1!

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83

Well, I royally messed up the steeping of this. According to the directions on the bag (which differ from the website): 2g in 150mL for 30-60 seconds at 158-176F for the first few infusions, and increasing steeping time and heat thereafter.

I weighed one of the surprisingly large balls, and it was 3.38 grams. So I plunked two into a large mug, 200F water cooled to 185F, and steeped it for two minutes. As that wasn’t strong enough, I added another minute to the steep.

This tea smells like chocolate out of the bag and even more so as it steeps. It’s got a really sweet flavor to it, almost too sweet. That’s the majority of what I got from the first steep, although when it was hotter, it had an earthy cocoa quality to it as well as a malty flavor.

Do I like this? Yes. However I need to play with it a LOT more before I can say that I love it.

Got it here: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/wholesale-100g-Handmade-Black-Dragon-balls-Organic-Black-Pearl-3-5-OZ-free-shipping/487099430.html

Flavors: Chocolate, Honey, Malt

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 7 g 18 OZ / 532 ML
Ubacat

I’m really curious about some of the teas from this store! Looks like great stuff. I checked it out but everything is in huge amounts.

MissB

Oh? It was all so cheap, I didn’t notice. I can send you some if you’d like? Or, just go in with someone nearby maybe if you’d rather, it’s all so very inexpensive.

Ubacat

Oh cost wise I think it was good. It was just that you couldn’t order anything less than 100g. My tea cupboard is so full , I can’t imagine ordering 100g of even my fav tea. I would be interested in getting some samples from you on mostly the greens, whites, & puerhs (with an occasional black). If you want to swap anything with me or do it as sample surprise pack where I pay, I’m good with that.

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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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