2217 Tasting Notes

drank Lapsang Souchong by Tippy's Tea
2217 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.)

Preparation
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.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec
shezza

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

OMGsrsly

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

Fjellrev

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.

OMGsrsly

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.

Yum.

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.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

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

OMGsrsly

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
2217 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
2217 tasting notes

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

Omnomnommynom.

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This is not a tea I ever would have chosen for myself, because “latte” makes me think coffee, and tea and coffee should remain separate drinks.

But OMG. Thanks so much for sending me some, Dexter! It’s SO GOOD. The cherry flavour is amazing. It really tastes like those cherry candies that ooze cherry syrup when you bite into them. The expensive ones, though, not the waxy $2/box ones you sometimes find at Christmas.

Yum!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Dexter

YAY!!! So happy that you liked it. :))

OMGsrsly

I’m totally second steeping this now. :) I rarely do that, I hope it works out!

Dexter

Milder but yep you should get a second steep – don’t be afraid to add a couple minutes on the second.

OMGsrsly

I did and it was also delicious. OM NOM NOM. And I have a little left for a smaller cup tomorrow. :)

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I made a good choice with this one.

Not as boozey as it was that first time.

Really delicious, though. This might not be my ideal chestnut tea, but it’s a nice nutty chocolate tea. Here’s hoping I don’t get tired of the chocolate flavour before I reach the end of my 100g!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 6 g 16 OZ / 473 ML
Christina / BooksandTea

BOOZE AND CHCOCOLATE MWA-HAH-HA

OMGsrsly

Don’t they make a Godiva chocolate liqueur? The idea sounds divine.

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Thank you to Dexter and Sil for sharing this.

It was… bad. So astringent. The chili barely made itself known, and the chocolate did not blend well with the astringent Ceylon base. “Brisk” is what they call it…

Even milk didn’t rescue it for me.

So disappointed. The flavours sounded like such a great combination after I tried Passage du Desir.

:(

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Dexter

:(( I guess they can’t all be winners…..

mrmopar

Dex you get an A for effort! Sharing is caring.

OMGsrsly

Normally Sil and my taste isn’t so far off. I think that if the base was different, I’d like it a lot more.

Sil

Weird. I enjoy this one, though it’s not stupid spicy

OMGsrsly

It’s not even a hint of spicy. :P

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drank Lapsang Souchong by Tippy's Tea
2217 tasting notes

This is… quite smokey.

Which means it’s FANTABULOUS with maple whipped cream.

OM NOM NOM.

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

Maple whipped cream! oooooooooh, the deliciousness.

OMGsrsly

It’s SO GOOD. Had some in my coffee this morning too. :D

beelicious

maple whipped cream? Ohmigod that sounds amazing!!

Evol Ving Ness

Are you making this yourself or are you purchasing it ready to go? Clearly, we all need more information.

OMGsrsly

It’s just maple syrup and whipping cream… whipped.

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