2221 Tasting Notes

This is a really dark tea. Not bad today, but then, my taste buds have gone haywire. I can still taste the wood, though. Like that one hallway at work when it rains and the heaters are on.

It feels thick and a little slippery in my mouth.

Slowly increasing steep times. So far, 5s, 7s, 10s.

200 °F / 93 °C 8 g 5 OZ / 145 ML

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Thank you for sharing, Sil!

The spices are perfect with the booze and honey I added. :D

All I can really smell/taste is cloves and a bit of cinnamon, though. Possibly due to the sick, but it’s hard to say. I think I prefer Esprit de Noel (black) from Mariage Freres.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

Hope you feel better soon!


Thanks. :) Definitely starting to feel better.


Feel better


With that 80 proof or so a lot of symptoms go away.

Evol Ving Ness

Hope the sickness is well past now.


Lol. It sure works well, mrmopar. :) Sadly I’m still sick.


Hope you get well soon. It is terrible to be sick.

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With honey. And booze.

So good. (Yes, at 9:30am. I am ridiculously sick. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.)

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Maddy Barone

So sorry you’re sick. The tea sounds good though.


It was good, until the booze got to be too much. :D I’m back to hot honey and lemon now, with no booze. And I’m cooking food, which should help.


Feel better!

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Unknown Chinese green jasmine from Bear with Me.

It’s actually really really good. I’m having it with honey, because, well, I’m sick. The leaves are really lovely, but I totally neglected to take a picture.

Anyways, thanks so much! I don’t have much jasmine in my cupboard, so that was fun to drink today. :)

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 5 g 14 OZ / 425 ML

a flu has been going around. get well.


Thanks! Thankfully I have a friend who went grocery shopping for me. :)

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drank Lapsang Souchong by Tippy's Tea
2221 tasting notes

I have this mixed with North Pole today.

So freaking sick IDEK.

So. Tea with some maple syrup. And soon a nap. I’ll need to go pick some things up later (meds, milk, easy food) so I need to rest up.

Is it still a disco nap if I have it at 10:30 am?

(Tea is not bad, but I can’t trust my taste buds.)

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Thank you Dexter for the sample.

It’s thick, and almost salty. Smoky depths, although I wouldn’t say there’s smoke.

Not sure that this is a favourite, but it’s very smooth and I’m enjoying it so far.

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I… think this is what I’m drinking right now. The wrapper looks right, but Oolong Owl has it and I’m pretty sure it said “2003”.

It’s pretty nice, actually. I’m steeping 6g in 120ml or so. The bitterness is present, but not strong. There is a certain sweetness to it. A little grassy floral taste.

4s/4s/10s, and I’m distracted making a coconut curry chicken thing. But I’m liking the tea! There’s a mild mineral aspect that makes me think this would be wonderful in a yixing, but I only have one and it’s seasoned for shou.

205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec

coconut curry chicken!!!!! I’m jealous


Yeah, chicken thighs were a decent price at the grocery store. :D Never fear, I also totally bought dill pickle chips and some ice cream. Oh, and donuts. :D :D


You’re killing me with your food options. Coconut curry chicken, dill pickle chips? And ice cream? I could eat the shit out of all of that haha.


I ate ALL THE THINGS. :D I really need to make better choices at the grocery store so it’s easier to hit my protein goal. I am a serious carb lover…

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As my mouth is still full of peanut butter (I have a problem, k?) the nut flavour of this is kind of lost on me… but the banana is spot on.


Thanks so much for sharing, Dexter! I’ll do another steep later and see how it is. But this tea + peanut butter = delicious.

Edit: Steep 2 is good as well. 6 minutes. Banana-y, although not super banana-y. Walnut skin nutty flavour. I think I preferred the Cherry Latte Oolong (??) but this is also tasty.

2.5 tsp in 16 oz for 4 min plus some milk.

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

I totally should have had peanut butter with this tea haha. Sounds like a delicious pair.


Mmm, peanut butter and banana! :)

The 13th Doctor

AAAAh I’m getting a banana tea soon and this is making me hungry. ___

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drank Berry Poppins by DAVIDsTEA
2221 tasting notes

Cold brewed this last night and brought it to work today. It’s… meh. I mean, it’s OK, but it’s not the nicest berry tea I’ve had. It’s a little flat. Lacking in something.

Oh well, I did still enjoy having something to sip on. :)

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drank La Naissance by Fauchon
2221 tasting notes

La Naissance, we had a good run you delicious, delicious tea.


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I mostly drink black tea, with some floral oolongs or puerhs thrown in for variety.

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!


Vancouver, BC, Canada



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