1219 Tasting Notes

drank Alice's Tea by 52teas
1219 tasting notes

Getting apricot, jasmine, and orange blossom in this cup. Such an interesting and tasty tea.

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drank Krampistachio by Brutaliteas
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Sipdown 123-2021
A sad sipdown. I’ve really enjoyed having this tea on hand, I find it so dimensional and exciting to drink. This cup was particularly nutty, with some mild cranberry notes, and just a touch of marzipan. I’ll probably re-purchase it at some point.

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drank Sleepy Lychee by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown 122-2021
Finished this off as a coldbrew with honey. The lychee scent is absolutely divine. The front of the sip is juicy, and tastes like biting into a fresh lychee. However, there is a really strong perfumey flavor at the end of the sip and in the aftertaste. The perfumey flavor is so distracting, it’s difficult to enjoy the fresh, juiciness.

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Sipdown 121-2021
I just finished off the matcha genmaicha from the unknown brand that I had as an iced tea, and it was absolutely delicious. Wanting more, I scoured my stash to find another. I’m pretty sure this is the only matcha genmaicha I have left, so decided to finish it off as a cold brew.

It’s relatively old, and I didn’t store it all that well, so I wasn’t expecting much, but it’s still quite nice. Mostly the toasty genmai flavor, with just a touch of grassiness. Unfortunately it’s a bit bitter, especially compared to the impeccably smooth blend I just had (wish I knew what it was, because I would repurchase).

Flavors: Bitter, Grass, Toasty


Matcha goes stale pretty rapidly and can affect the flavor of teas it’s blended with. I always buy regular genmaicha and mix in a little matcha when needed.

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Sipdown 120-2021
Not technically a sipdown, but I’m still counting it, as it’s going into the swap pile. Coldbrewed a small amount, and it just does not work for me. The combination of jasmine, coconut, and cherry intrigued me. But, it just tastes like old cherry chapstick.

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drank Gotham by Grimoire Tea
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Sipdown 119-2021
This is supposed to be a wild cherry bark/earl grey blend. I truly do not know what wild cherry bark tastes like (cherries? bark?). But, this just tastes like and earl grey. A pretty average earl grey at that.

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Sipdown 118-2021
Blech. I forgot how much I disliked this one. So much stevia. Stevia, apples, and hibiscus.

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Sipdown 117-2021
The second to last of the Ette samples from Dustin. Very glad to have been able to try all of these blends.
The bergamot is definitely at the forefront, with just a touch of pandan in the aftertaste.

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I’m working on sipping through the teas I have at work, so I don’t have to bring too many back home. This is one of them (I’m down to 2-3 cups remaining).
I’m still confused about where the violet went. After the initial first couple cups that were incredible, subsequent cups lacked any violet and became a bit lackluster. The elderberry/smoky combo is still nice, just not what I’m looking for in this tea.

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Hello! I live in Los Angeles with my boyfriend and 3 cats [+however many foster cats I have at the moment]. I’m also obsessed with all things spooky.

I became obsessed with the world of tea through DavidsTea years ago. I love to try new brands, so I’m constantly on the look out for new-to-me companies.

Favorite Brands:
Whispering Pines
The Necessiteas
August Uncommon
Jolie Tea Co.

Favorite flavors:
Sweet Potato

Red Rooibos

Though, I’ll taste anything once!

I mainly brew western style.I like my tea extremely strong, so I tend to use wayyyyy more dry leaf than suggested.


Los Angeles, CA

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