1915 Tasting Notes

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It was so much fun to try this!
Warm, woody, nutty, a bit odd, this tea was a good way to pep up the afternoon.

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My goal to taste all the teas (currently in my cupboard) is mostly an exciting challenge! Look at this tea! Didn’t it sound good when you got it? Why havn’t you tried it yet? Get crackin!
And then there are the teas that I have trepidation.
Poor pu-erh, a teas that I live in apprehension over. Its probably not pu-ehr’s fault, I’ve hardly had any of it. But I cant move past the idea that this is a tea that is Not For Me.
No good reason there.
Super Starling! sent me this, as we share a love of all things sweet, but though caramel and toffee sound delightful, I’m wavering at the pu-erh.
But I’m being brave, so I brewed it.
I don’t taste a single note of caramel or toffee, alas. Just te pu-erh, which remains not my favorite. Oh well.

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drank Cardamom French Toast by DAVIDsTEA
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Its been a bit of a rough morning, I had to have a somewhat urgent doctors appointment before work, but the good news is that I am alright. I am quite glad about that!
But I started my day with this, which was comforting and nice, I’m pleased to say. There are those mornings when you just need that niceness.

Mookit

Glad to hear you are ok!

Fjellrev

Glad you’re ok too!

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drank Orange and Spice by Bigelow
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Wait, I’ve had this before? Yes, it looks as if I must have!
I was sent a teabag of this by, of all things, a perfume vendor, who adds little surprises to her packages. It was a nice touch, though I like the perfume better than this tea.
This is not the Christmas in a cup that I was expecting with a name like orange and spice. I don’t get either orange or spice, actually. I get hibiscus and maybe the tinest hint of orange?
In any case, it was hot and soothing on the throat today.

gmathis

I’ve written elsewhere that this is the herbal version of Constant Comment, which is a nostalgia/comfort tea for me. I agree that it’s not as strong as you’d expect, but it’s still pretty tasty.

Rosehips

Oh is that it! I knew this seemed familiar, and I can see what a comforting sort of blend this would be.

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drank Orange and Spice by Bigelow
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I think I overbrewed this today, as its a bit tart.
Oh well, its a sipdown anyway.

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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Wait, how have I got another Paris tea bag in the sample bowl? Where are they coming from? Where did I get them in the first place?
I hope that this is the last of them!

Mookit

You should be hoping you have more instead! Love this tea :)

Rosehips

I love it too, but I’d rather have it in leaf than in tea bags.

Mookit

Oh, yes of course. I actually ordered Paris loose leaf for the first time from H&S and am really excited to try it out.

Rosehips

Its really good that way! I hope you enjoy it. I’m sure you will. :)

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drank Black Forest by Bluebird Tea Co.
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I may have mentioned by love of cake here before. Possibly rather obsessively. Cake cake cake.
So I grabbed this with great eagerness to try all the cake blends, forgetting that chocolate is not my favorite, and ignoring the hibiscus.
Oops.
Moreso than the chocolate I feel that the hibiscus is denting my enjoyment of this blend. A tart berry flavor would be good, but the sharpness of the hibiscus is too much for the subtler chocolate and berry flavors.
Sigh. The quest continues for the perfect cake blend.

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drank Buddha's Blend by DAVIDsTEA
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I ventured into this sample with some trepidation. I have an iffy relationship with both green and white tea. I’ve got two samples of this, and I’m feeling brave today, so I am giving it a whirl.
And I don’t care for it. Its just not the soft dream I always expect with white tea, and I’m feeling my classic slightly ill sensation that happens when I have a green tea blend.
Bleh. Oh well.

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drank Banana Dulce by Art of Tea
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I like bananas, but I do not like banana flavored things. That probably explains why this has been sitting in my sample bowl for so long, untouched.
But I am being brave, this November, and am drinking things that have been untasted. Plus, samples are easy sipdowns.
I am relieved to say that this isn’t too banana-y. Its a bit like banana bread, not my favorite, but not as bad as, say, banana taffy.
I’m not going to get any more of this, but it was harmless enough.
Sipdown.

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I love tea! I confess that I was a hot chocolate lover for most of my life, but recently a switch has gone off in my brain, and suggested that I might just love tea. And I do!
I’m a bit of a novice, but an enthusiastic one, and am happily sipping new varieties all the time.
I love vanilla, fruity, and caramel flavors, and cant wait to try more.

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