739 Tasting Notes

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drank Black Assam by Mana Organics
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This came in one of my Sips By boxes, but I don’t remember which one. A nice little Assam, quite pleasant and bold.

Starfevre

Good for 3 steeps too!

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drank Blue Lady by Zest Tea
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I could have sworn I’ve reviewed this before, which makes no sense that it’s not even in the database. Has there been a purge or something with entries disappearing?

This is tasty, though I oversteeped it. The tea extract that makes it extra caffeine-y makes it taste weird when oversteeped. Otherwise, despite the hibiscus, I liked this enough from my sipsby box from forever ago that I bought some.

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Just opened my bag of this from…years ago. I don’t know how many. More than one. Tastes delicious, definite cocoa note as indicated in the name. Very nice black tea to get through my morning with. 2 steep so far in my giant Deadpool mug and I think I’ll probably go for a third, though maybe with a little less water. Then decide what I want to drink next.

New medication causes weight gain and is making me super hungry so I’m triyng to placate with tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
tea-sipper

I’d get lots of healthy trail mixes. I love trail mixes. :D

Evol Ving Ness

May tea be the salvation!

Starfevre

Trail mixes have tons of calories, unfortunately and I’m currently on a 1200 calorie diet to lose weight from years of being on OTHER medications that caused massive weight gain. I’m finally of “normal” weight although not at goal yet and I’d really not like to go backwards.

tea-sipper

Oh sorry. :( I just figured trail mixes were a much healthier option than all the other crap I eat. haha. I guess I didn’t know they had more calories. If they are nuts without sugar then it should be healthy calories? By the way, I’m drinking one of the teas you sent me a while ago today (Bluebird’s Terry’s). So thanks for those again.

Starfevre

While nuts are healthy calories, they are also LOTS of calories for very small serving sizes. Mostly I’m drinking my calories in smoothies.

tea-sipper

I just figured nuts would be FILLING though, like protein. Oh well, smoothies are delicious too. :D

Evol Ving Ness

Yeah, it’s great how doctors don’t seem to mention these potential side effects and often leave it up to the patient to connect the dots. After years of various drug experiments brought on by doctors’ prescription pads and overall appalling side effects during and after, I do intensive research through patient review sites to see how others have fared.

Break a leg! Hope it’s all a good fit for you.

Starfevre

My doctor and I made a decision to take me off of it (Seroquel, if anyone cares) so I’m back to my regular meds, which I have adapted to already.

Evol Ving Ness

Another one of my doctors suggested that that would be worth a try, in the exact therapeutic dosage i.e. under the usual, for sleep issues. I haven’t tried it tough and likely will not.

Good to hear that your choice is working for you. YAY!

It’s a tricky thing commenting on such things. I was going to delete my earlier comment, but ultimately thought my experience might be useful. Thank you for understanding my intended meaning.

Starfevre

If it matters, what HAS been working for me (for the most part, though I’m adapting which is why we’re searching for other things) has been Trazodone at a 100-200mg dose. I haven’t experienced many side effects with it so it seems fairly safe.

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you for that. For me, the problem is external and Trazodone doesn’t seem to work well for people whose sleep is disturbed. The search continues.

I’ve found magnesium and meditation to be a helpful addition to whatever else I am doing.

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Sad Sad Sipdown. I LOVE this tea. And it’s stood up well to being forgotten in my drawer for a while. Still delicious and coconutty and wonderful and I am so SAD that I am drinking the last of my stash of this discontinued tea.

Dustin

Good to know it holds up! I have a little lingering in my cupboard too.

Starfevre

Best drink it soon. Coconut certainly doesn’t last forever and it’s a year old at this point. Tea of the month for February 2018.

Starfevre

I’m so happy it stands up to a second steep though. Going to probably try for a third too.

Kittenna

Oooh, yeah, I loved this one too. I need to dig out all my coconut teas to salvage what I can! I think I only have a cup or two of this one left.

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This tea is okay but not spectacular. It needed a fair amount of sugar to make the flavour pop for me, which isn’t ideal since I’m on a diet. It was tasty enough, fruity and such, but not fantastic.

It probably didn’t help with the concurrent anxiety attack I experienced this morning but it’s a tasty snack afterward.

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drank Pomegranate Mojito by Zest Tea
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Why does green tea hate me so much sometimes? I wanted to like this but it gave me an upset stomach. I never have this problem with black tea and it is the SAME PLANT. Unfair.

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drank English Breakfast by Tea Forte
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My sister got me a Tea Forte sampler box for Christmas and this is the first tea out of it I’ve tried so far.

This tea is just okay. Possibly I was spoiled with my good black tea over the holiday but this one is just not as good and is making me wish I was drinking something else. There’s something almost grapey to it that I don’t like. I’m not a fan of Darjeelings after all. I will not be resteeping it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I think I must have had this tea 20 times when I was on vacation last week. I brought the container with me and I was the only one drinking it (everyone else wanted to use the easier bagged tea, more for me!). This is still amazingly good for an Adagio tea, especially considering it’s a couple of years old at this point. I had the last of it this morning and I’ll miss it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Sipsby August 2018 box.

Had this hot today, though it says it’s best as an iced tea. I’m going to have to try the last bits as such because as a hot tea it’s just boring. The rosehips give it quite a bit of tartness and the rest is just ‘fruit’. Underwhelmed.

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drank Smart by Wild Leaf
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Sipsby August 2018 box.

There is a LOT going on with this tea. Primarily I’m getting peppermint, with green tea flavours. The rest are a lot more subtle but give this blend an overall ‘herby’ undertone. Flavours are coming more clearly as I continue to drink it down but I’m terrible at identifying things and I’ve never even heard of gotu kola before so I have no idea what that’s supposed to taste like. However, this is not bad and I’d drink it again. If you’re fan of the ingredients, this might be to your liking.

Flavors: Peppermint

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Single, vegetarian, asexual, 5 cats. Airplane Engineer. I drink most of my tea with a bit of sugar and all the ones with a black tea base with a little bit of milk too. I’m super sensitive to bitterness and spiciness so I tend to avoid those.

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