1725 Tasting Notes

83

Yet another sample from Kiosque… I think I need to start in on my staples again. My palate is getting tired!
Anyhow, this was ok. Could definitely taste apricot, and peach… and each of them distinctly, which surprised me. I did not expect that. It all balanced very nicely. It was a very light tea as well. No sweetening or milk required!
If I hadn’t just found another great peach tea last week, I would have surely liked this one more. I guess that’s how the tea leaves fall :P

Bonnie

Wah….boo! : (

Indigobloom

C’est la vie Bonnie! atleast I have a backup :)

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68
drank Wild Cherry by Teaopia
1725 tasting notes

I’ve tried this iced and hot now. Neither one impresses me :(
Too much floral going on there, whew! it’s like drinking cherry perfume. Not that earthy sortof floral that I actually enjoy, more like when your buddies spray perfume in the air as a joke (behind you) so when ya turn around you somehow end up with a mouthful of it!! (this happened to me not long ago. Don’t worry I had my revenge! Smelling like a funeral parlor wasn’t much fun either so there was double trouble! ha!)
Anyhow, the floral overshadowed whatever cherry I was able to suss out. So glad I haven’t got any of this in my cupboard…

Kittenna

Uh oh! Just bought this one. Hopefully I disagree with you.

Indigobloom

Eeeep! Kristaleyn, I hope you like it! more than I did lol
Bonnie: dun dun!

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I think I messed this up. The first steep was bubblegummy, the second was better…
I’ll try it again. It was definitely left in there too long. 30s infusion next time!

Bonnie

Girl what have you been puttin in yer Tea?!!

Indigobloom

Toronto water? hahaaa. Actually I use filtered mostly. *shrugs!

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95
drank Stamina Tea by Red Leaf Tea
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Do you LOVE ginger? (and this is not a reference to Gilligan’s Island)
If you answered yes… then this tea is for you! Oh yesssss this is a potent tea!
It is SO overpowering. As in… someone popped their head up from the neighbouring cubicle when I opened the package to see what it was because they smelled something “healthy-like”!
Anyhow, ginger is not my thing but I can see how this would be rejuvenating on low days, or a great pick me up when sick!
I made it to three infusions and only on the last did the tea and ginger find any balance

Bonnie

You made me laugh you made me laugh you made me laugh Hahahahahah!

Indigobloom

I’ve been on fire all day Bonnie, dunno what’s got into me :P

Bonnie

Just what are you needing your stamina for anyway?

Indigobloom

Getting through the day without crashing when I get home! ha. That would be nice…

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85

So… this was great! it tasted “fresh” like just picked greens washed in spring water, maybe even made into a broth. Rather smooth, and not fishy at all! The hint of natural sweetness was nice, like you find in some salads. A tiny hint of agave brought out that note a bit more, not that I was craving it lol
As for whether it reduces my sugar cravings… well, we shall see! I didn’t expect it to work the first time. I assume these things have a cumulative effect.

Bonnie

Hi! There you are! This sounds refreshingly good!

Indigobloom

Hi Bonnie!!!! ahhhh this site is SO slow today. I’ve got such a backlog… but no patience to post.
and yep, I can’t wait to try it iced!!

gmathis

Will be interested to hear about the sugar-craving element.

Indigobloom

well I only had ONE chocolate ball instead of… (errr let’s keep that number secret shall we!) :)
But then I didn’t follow up with a second matcha today

chaijeeyah

I have never tried Matcha but I have one in the shipping right now and I am very excited about it.

Indigobloom

oooh! did you get a whisk as well? exciting indeed!

chaijeeyah

No, not the whisk, I opted for spending more on tea than teaware this time :)

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84
drank Kenyan Tinderet by DAVIDsTEA
1725 tasting notes

I used the last bit of this sample to make iced. It was ok.
But for now, I think I’ll stick with hot brewing and then icing in the fridge. Cold brewing seems to leave an odd round note that sticks in the back of my throat, with black teas.
Now I wish I had some left to try hot brewed/iced.

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87

Hummm. I really don’t know what to think of this!
It reminds me of a dark fruity oolong, but has aspects of green.
The first steep was the most green. Notes of floral orchid and leafy greens and yet it has a darker profile. Roasted? I’m not very good at picking out the notes. The second steep was more fruity, still floral but not as much. It reminded me of Jasmine (ick! so glad that didn’t last into the third cup). Also, I can see what they mean about “wine”.
The third fruitier again, and heavier on the roasted flavour. Almost no ‘green’ notes to be found.
So yes, that’s right… each cup was darker than the one before!!

Azzrian

Yummy Sounds GREAT!

Indigobloom

it was pretty darn great! I’m sad it was only a sample now lol

ashmanra

I am pretty sure the Blue Spring at A Southern Season has ginseng on it, but none of the online descriptions of Blue Spring from other companies indicates ginseng.

Indigobloom

Ginseng? huh that is interesting. I don’t even know what that tastes like lol

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83
drank Blueberry Black by Thé Kiosque
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Hmmm this was better than the blueberry white, somewhat. It’s a dark tea, reminds me of pu-erh in some ways… in the wildness of the blueberry! like it’s gonna come roarin’ in on a motorcycle :P
I had hoped for a brighter flavour, something more “berry” like, but then I didn’t pay attention to the website descriptor of “wild” blueberry, which really should have tipped me off! Anyhow, it was a fun cup.
Adding milk did nothing for it sadly. The berriness was completely hidden.
I’ve lowered the rating of the white version, now that I have some context!!

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85
drank Strawberry Cream by Teaopia
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mmmmm I tried a cuppa this last night, at the mall hunting for my summer sandal… (I found one but they were sold out in my size. Half price to!)
This time, I actually found some creaminess. It really tasted like strawberry to. Juicy sweet strawberries! yum. Rating holds at 85.

Azzrian

Bummer about the sandals!

Indigobloom

yep, but it wasn’t meant to be. I’ll find them eventually! :P

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82
drank Summer Berry by The Tea Haus
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Cool! A “bubblegummy” tea that has some character! normally these types don’t do it for me, so I was a little apprehensive to try it.
I have an orange tea in a similar flavour, so I’m guessing if it’s properly paired with a fruity flavour it isn’t so bad.
I mean, I could actually taste the berriness here. Raspberry maybe?
Mind you, I only went for one steep. Somehow I wasn’t in the mood to have more than that.
Next up: having this iced! :P

Bonnie

T sounds good!

Indigobloom

Tis!! lol

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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