2219 Tasting Notes

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
2219 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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Holy SMOKES.

This was forgotten steeping for about 45 minutes. Whoops.

So. Strong.

Blargleargh. Peppermint is bad enough, but oversteeped peppermint? Oh well, at least it smells delicious and sweet.

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Lost my note as my browser crashed. Whee.

To sum up: This tea bored me. I got 5 steeps and now it’s just sitting there. Not sure if I’ll go any further.

Not worth it.

5s, 5s, 15s, 20s, 30s.

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Chocolate and something. The caraway (which honestly I usually detest) wasn’t extremely prevalent. But it was more of a savoury chocolate tea, and I much preferred the sweetness of Passage de Desir (or whatever).

Nice tea, but the flavours aren’t for me at all.

Thank you for sharing all the teas, Sil!

Sil

anytime!

OMGsrsly

:) I really really wish the other teas didn’t have poopy BARLEY in them! But I think I’ll be happy with Passage.

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Has this the other night while a bunch of us were on Facebook egging each other on to make an order. It’s nice. The chocolate is a good chocolate, but what really made it for me was the sweet and nutty flavours.

This is, however, nothing like Chaud les Marrons! from Lupicia. Which is sad.

But I still bough some of this because it’s unlike anything else I have at home, and I happily drank the whole mug, and then uhh, a tea friend whose steepster name I forget came over and had the second steeping, and then we tried Leatherbound.

It was a good evening. :)

Memily

Hey! I have that Lupicia one! Yesssss.

OMGsrsly

The Lupicia one is the BEST. But it hasn’t been on their website in ages. :(

Memily

I got mine in store almost a year ago… u_u

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drank Blackcurrant by Harrods
2219 tasting notes

Yum. Had my last bit of this yesterday and it was delicious.

That is all I have. So tired. Lunch time nap???

Christina / BooksandTea

I have some of this in my desk at work. Maybe I’ll try it tomorrow.

OMGsrsly

Blackcurrant can smell kinda weird, but I do love the fruit. I remember when Sun Rype had blackcurrant juice boxes. :D I loved them sooooo much.

Christina / BooksandTea

When I’ve smelled Blackcurrant products before, it reminds me of cough syrup. Hope that won’t be the case here.

OMGsrsly

:) That’s not what they smell like to me. Probably best if I don’t describe it!

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Honestly, this tastes like something I should be using to season up some lamb. So I put a good teaspoon of honey into it… and it still tastes like something I should be using to season up some lamb!

Really really neat tea, but extremely savoury. Fairly rich, which is nice, especially compared to that tomato-and-red-pepper-water tea I had a few days ago. Not something to drink when you want a sweet treat, but I actually quite like it. I have enough for another cup, and I might also use the leftover leaves from this cup to flavour a piece of chicken… guess it depends on if I manage to get out and do grocery shopping tonight, or if I stay home and continue hassling the cat.

Thank you, Sil! :)

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

This post made me smile. A lot.

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drank Morning Time by Pukka
2219 tasting notes

Ugh oh gods no there’s licorice root in this too? Bear With Me, you are a trouble maker. ;)

Huh. Actually, this mostly just tastes like rooibos. I didn’t steep it long, and I added honey, so maybe that… no, there’s the sweet licorice root grody aftertaste. Haha.

But it’s no completely terrible and I am SO COLD today, I will sit here cuddling my mug.

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I possibly should be embarrassed to admit this.

Day 3 of Grandpa Style steeping some unknown black tea sample from Sil. Unknown because I can’t remember what it said on the packet!! Dragon Bohea something something? I’m really not sure.

It is, quite frankly, delicious. And gives and gives and gives.

Dexter

If I had to guess – I would vote it was this one: http://steepster.com/teas/dragon-tea-house/68352-supreme-organic-china-fujian-bohea-wild-black-tea

I really like it too. :)

OMGsrsly

Ooh thanks! I should not that these are the same leaves for three days now. Hahaha.

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