2380 Tasting Notes

drank Lemon Ginger by Paromi
2380 tasting notes

My initial impression of this was that it wasn’t an exceptional oolong, and I stand by that. If anything I taste more of the ginger than I do of the oolong.
Now, I love ginger, but I still found that a bit disappointing. Still, on a day when “medicinal tea” is called for, this fits the bill nicely.
Down the hatch!

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Ok, I’m breaking one of my tea rules, which is not to try something new when I’m in a hurry or unwell. I am unwell, and trying a new tea.
My mom brought be back a packet of sachets of “Organic Corn Tea” from the Japanese shop Muji, and I know nothing else about it. And, as I’m drinking tea as if there is no tomorrow, I brewed some up.
Firstly, no idea if I brewed this correctly. The package may have instructions, but its all in Japanese, so I’m out in that respect.
It smells very rich in the sachet, but the scent thins out somewhat once brewed.
What I get is a roasty, almost earthen cup of “tea”, which is quite interesting. Huh. I’m gonna hold off on rating it, as I need more sampling time!


I’m not sure, based on my experience, that there is a right or wrong with corn tea. I think it just gets “cornier” the longer you go :) A personal taste thing.


That pun was so bad. :)

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Ahh. I don’t know why I’ve let this one languish undrunk on my shelf for so long. Its a lovely chamomile, probably my favorite chamomile I’ve tried.
So, to sooth the throat, I’ve brewed up a cup of this.
It goes down so smoothly, and has a faint aftertaste of honey, so its good stuff.

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I woke up two days ago with a mildly sore throat that has turned into a Massive Sore Throat, full of pain, swollen glands, and agony swallowing. A visit to the doctor says its not strep, but we have to wait a few days to see what the cultures say. In the meantime, no drugs, just lots of fluids.
So tea it is! And lots of it! And poured down the ol’gullet in an attempt to make things feel better. So nothing special is called for.
And, it pains me to say this, but this is nothing special. Just a basic oolong, without frills or anything really special.
Oh well, good for this purpose.

Evol Ving Ness

With a name like Oolong Ice Cream, it really should be something special.

Sorry to hear that you are suffering. Feel better soon.


Oh no, I hope it’s not strep, and hope you feel better soon!

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drank Ice Cream Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Oh dear. Nope.
I always have such high hopes for things that are ice cream flavored, and this looked promising! It had sprinkles in it!
But it tastes greasy, it tastes flat. It tastes so utterly fake that it sets my teeth on edge. Why?! Where is my creamy, sweet, rich treat in a cup?
Sigh. Oh well. It was a good shot.

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drank Rose Scented by Harney & Sons
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I’ve been drinking this a lot lately. Maybe its because my little tin seems absolutely bottomless. Maybe its because I really like rose teas, and this is a particularly good one. Maybe its just cosmic forces beyond my control. Who knows.
But the upshot is I still really like this. Its somewhat perfumy, with the ghost of a smoky touch from the tea base. No idea why that is, but its what I get out of my cup.


I love this one. It is a tea shelf staple that I do not allow to run out.


This is a wonderful tea! Also, it blends very nicely with two other fantastic Harney blends – Palm Court and Queen Catherine.


I’ve never tried blending it. I’ve had Queen Catherine before, (and it was magnificent!), but I’ve never tried blending it. I should!


Yes! I blend it with Queen Catherine often, and years ago when I had Palm Court on hand I blended it with that one as well.

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drank Jingle Bells by Lupicia
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Its day two of work related lunchons, which is bad news when I am watching my waistline and my wallet. Sheesh.
But the networking, will be good, and I’m looking forward to seeing some far flung colleagues.
So sweets are right out, as I navigate these tricky lunches, and the sweet teas are in.
This is a very light, almost fizzy grape flavor. I like it a lot on a hot summer morning.
I suspect you’ll be seeing a lot of sweeter teas in the coming days (not that its not usually my m.o.), but I could use the help with my sweet tooth!

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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Ah, yes. Good. Come to me, creamy rich vanilla cup. Perfect. Now, gulpgulpgulp.

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Hello, familiar old cup!
I’d first had this years ago, and had not had any of it since. So it was really lovely to see it in a swap package. A fun chance to try it again.
And you know, its pretty good! As I tentatively explore Earls again, I may bring more of this into my cupboard at some point.
Its creamy, no lie there, and very smooth as it goes down. And I love vanilla/cream in everything. So, good!

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drank Caramel Corn by DAVIDsTEA
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Well, this smells correct. Just like Caramel Corn, to my very great surprise. And if it had lived up to its namesake in flavor I would have hussled right out and bought some more. As it is, I’m happy to have tried this (courtesy of Super Starling!), and need no more.


This was precisely my issue with this tea. The smell: AMAZING. The taste doesn’t compute. If only it tasted like the scent… I’d be buying it in bulk! :(

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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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