1474 Tasting Notes

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drank Coconut Puerh by Teaja
1474 tasting notes

Drinking this again today; it’s really got me captivated.

I’m more fond of it unsweetened. It’s still thick and toasty, rich and earthy, creamy and yet biting. Like raw coconut.

Flavors: Biting, Coconut, Creamy, Thick

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I think this is what OMGsrsly gave me… It’s hard to tell. Either way, always, much love and thanks for sharing!

Rinsed twice for about 1 minute, then steeped for two. It’s quite dark, and, still not completely opened. Ugh. Not sure I’ll steep it again, as… This is weird. Wood, wet wood is what I get. Wet wood and an odd sweetness that I’m not fond of all. I can’t finish the cup. :(

Flavors: Sweet, Wet Wood

OMGsrsly

I’m 90% sure this is indeed what it is. My bag is marked sheng, but it’s definitely not a sheng. It’s not my favourite, I’m afraid, but hoped that someone would like it!

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91
drank Coconut Puerh by Teaja
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The smell. O. M. G. Just on the smell alone, I bought 50g. It’s like a creamy milk chocolate infused coconut. I don’t know how, or why, but that’s what it smells like to me. I just want to dance in it and cover my body with its deliciousness.

Um. So, yea.

Drinking it, I’m a bit perplexed. It’s really, really sweet for a supposedly unsweetened tea. It’s a toasty, warm, creamy, almost biting coconut. There’s an earthiness I love as well, it’s very… Unusual. I swear there are cacao nibs from the flavor… But it’s just tea and big chunks of coconut.

A win, for sure. Must drink more. Just, no sweetener next time.

Flavors: Chocolate, Coconut, Sweet, Thick, Toasty

Preparation
2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Roswell Strange

How interesting; I never would have thought to pair coconut and Pu’erh…

MissB

Me either! The staffer said it was an “adventurous mistake”. I can send you a bit if you’d like.

Roswell Strange

What a neat way to phrase that. No need to go out of your way to send one tea though; I’ll just keep an eye out for Pu’erh blends w. coconut in the future :)

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drank Double Cream Earl Grey by Teaja
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I find it a bit odd that most of Teaja’s teas aren’t on their website. I was told they have a separate blending facility in Olympic Village, and they’re sold through a distribution company (whose name I forget). This is also the name used for the tea festival competition, of which they won two awards this year.

Anyway. This tea… I knew I wouldn’t love it, but the reviews on Yelp and the smell were too good not to try. The staffer knew my reluctance, so she sold me 10g of it… A surprising amount!

It actually smells creamy – is that possible – and floral, blergamot-y. (not a typo). It tastes almost identical to the smell… Cream first, then floral citrus. I could see this being a huge favorite for those EG lovers… I’m just not one of them. Can I send someone here the rest? :)

Flavors: Bergamot, Cream, Creamy, Floral

Preparation
2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
tigress_al

I will try it! I love cream Earl greys! I will pm you

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83
drank Naked Chai by Teaja
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Found Teaja yesterday in Yaletown, and after smelling this, I immediately grabbed 50g of it. It smelled STRONG, like, blow out your nostrils strong, in a yummy way. Yes, this is my kind of chai.

Brewed up a cup last night. Didn’t taste quite as expected, but, very potent. Dare I say, almost, too spicy? ;)

Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Spicy

Preparation
2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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83

Had this in store yesterday, as that’s all my fellow Yelpers said I had to try (I agreed, once having got there… Standard fare otherwise).

Asked the staffer what made this so special, why they make more than 200+ a day.

“We use a spice blend, add sugar and powdered milk, then mix it into a paste with some butter. Then we steep it in a bag with your tea of choice, and milk of choice. Finally, we add more spices if you ask (ginger and cayenne for me) and blend it in a blender until frothy”.

Yes, this is one of the best chai’s I’ve ever had. Super spicy yet soft and rich. I’m using the butter trick from now on… Although admittedly I’ve been putting butter in my tea a while now (think Bulletproof Coffee, but with tea). Never crossed my mind to do it with chai, or to make the spices into a paste.

Flavors: Creamy, Ginger, Spicy, Sweet, Thick

Preparation
2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
shezza

ahhh I love their chai! I used to get it all the time when I was at emily carr

MissB

Almost as good as the one I had in Edmonton… But a totally different kind of Chai. See, now you can make it yourself! Lol (and of course you went to Emily Carr… That explains your breathtaking talent!)

tigress_al

Butter!!! What!! That’s crazy

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55
drank Chocoholic by Look Organic Tea
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Getting sweet feckin’ nuthin’ from this tea, even when I add some monk fruit to sweeten it. I remember a bit of the nut flavoring from the old 52 Teas; it had a woody dryness to it, which says to me they use similar flavoring.

Okay, I get it. It’s tough to get organic nut flavor into tea (why not just use nuts? I don’t get it), to an already flavorful base. Also, they blend their own teas here, so mucho points for that. Still, I can’t imagine how anyone would get nut, cream, hazelnut, anything… from this, much less sell it as a “chocoholic”. It’s not BAD tea, it’s just not at all as it’s represented.

Oh my goodness. Raisins. I smell raisins in this. What the?

Flavors: Drying, Raisins, Wood

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Before reading the history and details of this tea, I would’ve fought to the death and said it was an “aged white”. Or, “smoked white”. These are quickly becoming my favorite kind of white teas, and the only ones I drink.

Alas, this isn’t agred, or smoked, but it does have that quality to it. Thicker, richer, fuller bodied, sweet, yet light and airy at the same time. Plus, the leaves were stunning – long, loosely rolled, and slightly fuzzy.

Thank you shezza for another amazing find in my tea journey.

Flavors: Apricot, Smoked, Sweet, Thick

Preparation
2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

neat!

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Mushrooms. Yep. And, oddly, tart lemon. Well, I’m not drinking it for the taste.

Flavors: Lemon, Mushrooms

Fjellrev

That just got a shudder from me, as much as I like mushrooms.

MissB

Lol. I love mushrooms! Just not in my tea.

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73
drank Apple Strudel by DAVIDsTEA
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Shockingly, this is amazing. The staffer told me she too was surprised with it, so I grabbed some to check. No sweetener needed, it’s rich, it actually tastes like a crumbly apple strudel. I’d say this is one of the first apple read teas I’ve really enjoyed.

Flavors: Apple, Cake, Coconut, Creamy, Sweet

Preparation
2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Evol Ving Ness

How did you prepare this tea to find amazing?

MissB

Less than boiling (not sure how much, but it’s the same as every flavored tea I steep), and about 3 minutes. On my phone or I’d have put it in the proper place. :)

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, MissB. I will steep again. So far, it has not been amazing for me. But I haven’t given up completely yet.

TeaBrat

How come you rated it a 73?

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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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