1474 Tasting Notes

80
drank Lemon & Ginger by Clipper
1474 tasting notes

Somewhere along the line I finished this off, and will definitely seek more out. I’m still surprised at how authentic this is, especially for a bagged tea.

Flavors: Lemon Zest

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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11
drank Spiced Plum by Harney & Sons
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Funny, I didn’t even put this in my cupboard.. I knew it would be outside my interest. Ah well. I tried it, and then dumped it. Why? It brewed up a purple-ish color, and then went blood-red almost immediately — never a good sign for me. Honestly? It tasted like spiced blood, and that’s something I find unappealing.

Regardless, my colleague Helen in Australia sent this along, and I am really grateful for all the great teas she gave me the opportunity to try.

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

Spice blood, hey? I guess it is safe to say you are not a vampire.

MissB

Agreed! It would do well for a blood color though.. made me think of painting.

Megan

Spiced blood?! I can’t imagine what that would taste like. I’m not sure I want to..

Angrboda

Hibiscus always tastes rather bloody to me. Rosehip as well to some degree.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Sounds vile. I am guessing this one contained hibiscus?

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92
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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I am SO grateful that jump36259 (I think I got those numbers right) sent me even more of this! The initial few cups she sent me went down way too fast, so now I’m into stash #2. Still amazingly delicious, and will become a permanent fixture in my cupboard.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
jump62359

Hahha, close enough! They got jumbled up a bit, bit it’s all good.
Glad you love it!

MissB

Ha! I should just write it all down. Or, have any device to help me remember the order?

jump62359

Hahha well, there’s this band called Mcfly and I love them so much. I made a thing in middle school and had to think of a user name so it kinds stuck?? Haha well, 62359 spells Mcfly on a phone soooo yeah.
I know it’s weird! But it’s been with me for years and I just kept it :)

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81
drank Blueberry Lagoon by Tealish
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So… have been drinking this a lot of late. It’s a bit sweet cold, but hot? It’s deliciously awesome, like blueberry juice.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
CelebriTEA

Sounds delish♡

madametj

Sounds really good!

MissB

I have a bit left if anyone wants me to send some along, I should just grab some more.

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78

Birth Day, Verdant and Teavivre orders arrive, and sipping this while watching Awkward and waiting for my hair to dry after stripping the color (currently, it’s flurorescent orange). It’s a good, fun day. :)

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

caile

Happy birthday! : )

Sami Kelsh

Happy birthday! :)))

Sil

I wanna see pics of the new hair!! Happy birthday lady! Hope it’s the best damn day ever

Terri HarpLady

Yay! Happy Birthday!

VariaTEA

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope it is amazing :)

Flyawaybirdie

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! =)

tea-sipper

Happy Birthday!

Ubacat

Happy Birthday!

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93

Super tasty, although again, like the other teas of the day, it’s not as good as I remember it. Everything is tasting slightly metallic to me.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Suziqzer

I had an off day yesterday too. Here’s hoping today is a better tasting day :)

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82
drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
1474 tasting notes

I still adore Miss OMGsrsly for giving me this, and so I’m drinking it on her birthday even. Woot! Tea toast!

I think this is a blend that needs mixing each time I drink it, because now it’s mostly large pieces of cinnamon sticks and cardamom at the bottom of the bag, and thus, that’s all it’s really tasting like. Good to know!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
OMGsrsly

I also tend to smash up the big pieces. It’s therapeutic. :)

MissB

Ha! Great idea.

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92
drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
1474 tasting notes

Always yummy, although still not as amazing as I remember it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90

Had a huge mug of this tonight. For some reason, it felt like it stripped my teeth of enamel in a very slight yet significant way. Still tasty, and perhaps I brewed it incorrectly somehow.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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64
drank Women's Tea by Pekoe Tea Lounge
1474 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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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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