1470 Tasting Notes


I enjoyed this tea, thanks for sharing it with me, Kristin. I didn’t get much pineapple in this until the aftertaste.

I liked it, but to me it tasted like a weaker Buttered Rum with pineapple, but it will make a great night-time alternative to that daytime favorite!


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Resteep, made another pot, almost better than the first time around. Go away, stupid cold!

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drank Bravissimo by DAVIDsTEA
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Took a turn for the worse overnight, feel like death warmed over today. I love bravissimo, but I’ve had so much of it over the last few days that I couldn’t bear the thought of more, so I made a pot of this instead. Mmmmm, I adore this one, I’m glad we got a tin of it. It’s a bit more expensive, but it’s so light that 50 g of it filled our tin, so it works out for me.

200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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drank Raspberry Royale by Bigelow
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Plucked this out of our suicide jar (a jar full of all of our leftover bagged teas, some good, some terrible. Whatever you snag, you have to brew and you have to drink). I didn’t have high hopes for this one, but it wasn’t terrible! I don’t know if I’d search it out, but it was very nice for a bagged tea! I might restock this one when the suicide jar runs out, and I look forward to making sun tea with this!

Thank you, brandy3392 for bringing this to my attention!

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Formerly aisling of tea, now you can call me ele .

“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

Labels? Here you go: Femme, Wife, Lesbian, Homemaker, Happy. Don’t forget tea fanatic!

New label as of May, 2015: Diabetic. I’m using tea to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings and keep me hydrated without hurting my system or messing with my blood sugar.

Ah, tea. My love for you is ever changing. At my last update, I was all about the rooibos and now I hardly drink it. I only occasionally had an oolong and now I have one just about every day. I’ve learned the art of resteeping and coldbrewing and kombucha. I have a lovely little tea pet named…well, I haven’t decided on a name for him yet. I also have five! live pets, a tabby cat named Rosabella Francis (Bella for short), a ginger cat named Orange Julius Pekoe (Pekoe), a white and grey cat named Earl Jean Grey (Earlie), a tuxedo cat (and the only boy in the house) Prince Erik Darien Darjeeling (JiJi) and a red foot tortoise named Da Hong Pao (Pao). So if you see me referring to my girls, I don’t have kids, just animals.

As for tea, I love oolongs, herbals, and black tea. Since I am no longer working, I no longer feel the constant need for a mate energy boost, though I do still reach for it from time to time. I also drink less matcha, though I do throw a spoonful or two in when I’m making smoothies. Most of my tea I drink coldbrewed, and since I discovered coldbrewed rooibos was giving me headaches, I’m drinking less and less of it. Straight pu-erh is not a thing I enjoy, but there are a few flavored blends I like. Greens are still too finicky for me to bother with hot, but they make great cold brews.

I am by no means a tea purist. I greatly enjoy flavored teas and I put stevia in all of my teas. It’s just how I do.

I think I’m going to name my tea pet Mr. Turtle. Even though he’s a tortoise.


Scarborough, ON



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