2216 Tasting Notes

Yum.

Sadly, though, this tea is almost gone.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

look at you drinking all the teas!

OMGsrsly

Ugh I know! So weird. Delicious, but weird. I guess since I’ve been decluttering other things in my house, this is a good way to decluttering my teas… And I’m gonna have to see if I can return (?) or sell my 1980s yixing because it makes me sad every time I see it.

Sil

Sad?

OMGsrsly

I don’t like using it and I regret buying it.

Sil

doh :(

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Last bit of this. So mapley. So good.

I wouldn’t order again, as I’ve been having issues with some oolongs hurting my tummy, but I am appreciating this one right now. :)

With milk, because yum.

(A quick rinse, and then a 2 minute steep. I might do a 3 minute steep later.)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML
Indigobloom

omg. I have a teeny bit left of this. Never tried milk in it!

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100

Good god damn, this tea.

THIS TEA.

I found some. In the very depths of my stash. And by “some” I mean “loads”.

So I brewed it up with a pinch of Russian Caravan for a little something extra.

So good.

hearteyes

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
drank Windy City Blend by TeaGschwendner
2216 tasting notes

Another tea I’m finishing up. From Sil. Ages and ages ago.

It’s decent. I’d like the strawberry-vanilla better on a black tea base rather than a mixed tea base. The oolong/green is upsetting my tummy today.

Thank you for sharing, Sil. :)

(I have no idea what temp the water was at, because my kettle has decided that today is the day it will boil forever. So.)

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank Barry Lindon by Jardin du Thé
2216 tasting notes

I have been saving SO MANY teas.

UGH.

This is one I was saving. Needless to say, it’s lost a LOT since I first got it. It’s an OK tea now, but not what I’m looking for.

I think I need to go through all my teas and try them and just compost the ones that are toast. :/ So disappointed in myself.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
Evol Ving Ness

:(

That said, no self-flagellation allowed.

OMGsrsly

TBH there aren’t as many that are toast as I thought. Just some greens and oolongs I can’t drink anyways. Most of the black teas are in mylar or tins, yay!

Sil

jeebus you need to have a tea sorting day

OMGsrsly

I haven’t been drinking much tea for the last year, Sil! On the up side, I wasn’t buying much tea either…

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
2216 tasting notes

I can’t remember if I bought this in Chicago, or if I bought it at some random shop over the summer. Whenever I bought it, it was such a good choice.

Sometimes I just want a black tea later in the evening. This one is perfect.

With milk, as always.

YES. I went to Chicago, where there’s an Adagio and a TeaG, and I BOUGHT NO TEA.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Dustin

Bought no tea?! That was either a huge missed opportunity or you have a super power to resit tea buying temptation! LOL!

Sil

that’s happened to me the past 2 trips :(

OMGsrsly

Ehhhh, I just wasn’t feeling it. I almost bought the white tea and blueberry Tardis blend, but it was over $30 Canadian. In TeaG, there were only a couple staff members and they were busy and not acknowledging anyone wandering into the store.

OMGsrsly

Ehhhh, I just wasn’t feeling it. I almost bought the white tea and blueberry Tardis blend, but it was over $30 Canadian. In TeaG, there were only a couple staff members and they were busy and not acknowledging anyone wandering into the store.

Dustin

Ignoring customers is irritating. That is the experience I had at Harney & Sons in NYC. :/

OMGsrsly

I find that a lot of people who work in customer service don’t acknowledge the people who come in when they’re already helping someone. When staff who are busy look up and nod, or say hello, it adds to the experience and I’m more likely to go back.

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drank Dark Rose Tea by TeaSource
2216 tasting notes

This one is from Sil, who got it from Stephanie, who apparently got it from TeaNecromancer.

What a journey.

I rinsed, and am steeping one heart for a while in my usual mug. It kinda smells like just a floral black tea. Tastes kinda like a floral black tea. Has the puerh been sitting too long? IDK. There’s no funk. Just a little astringency.

Not bad, but not really my ahem cup of tea.

ALSO, I forgot to mention this. I made a gluten free bread dough that’s actually OK. I have calzones in the oven. CALZONES. SO EXCITE.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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OMG.

Am I back?

I might be back.

Anyways, IDK what this tea is. Vanilla? Something else? No clue. But it’s pretty darn tasty with a spoonful of maple whipped cream.

Thank you, Bear with Me! I’ve had this FOREVER, but I swear I’m going to finish trying All The Teas™.

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

I’m glad you’re back!

Plunkybug

I just had this yesterday. Weird. I had a hard tome figuring out the flavour, but it wen down so smoothly. No milk or sugar needed.

CrowKettle

OMG, maple whipped cream… I forgot how much I missed your creative food insights on here! XD

OMGsrsly

MAPLE WHIPPED CREAM!

I am also glad I’m back. And I’m surprised I liked it so much! I was expecting mint wahooey, but it wasn’t. :)

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drank Birthday Cake by David's Tea
2216 tasting notes

Some friends got me this for my birthday last spring, and then I didn’t see them until November, and this is the first time I’m having the tea.

It IS tasty, but whoa nelly, that is SWEET. I only usually put sugar/honey/maple into some herbal teas, or lapsang souchong.

This is more of an occasional tea, I think. But it is nice, and they also gave me one of those super cute cupcake tea infusers. :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Dustin

I’m not sure if I have had this one solo before. I usually drink it with equal parts Coffee Puer and it’s perfect! Very tiramisu like.

OMGsrsly

Huh. I bet that would be good, although I am not a huge fan of coffee flavoured tea. Maybe I’ll try steeping some in coffee. :D

Dustin

Oh! I’d be interested to hear how it goes!

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Even though this isn’t as smoky as I’d prefer, I like this tea.

It’s a strong black tea with smoky/toasted notes, and a nice caramel flavour.

Good with maple whipped cream.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Evol Ving Ness

I like the concept a lot. It sounds very delicious.

OMGsrsly

It’s pretty good! And it’s Murchie’s, so it’s cheap. :)

Evol Ving Ness

Double bonus. I will keep my eyes open for this one.

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