1470 Tasting Notes

drank Feng Shui by TeaTaxi
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The eucalyptus is throwing me off, it smells like Buckley’s. I forgot about it and couldn’t try it hot, but cold this is…interesting. Kinda medicinal, kinda berry-y, but at the end of the day it kinda tastes like cough syrup. A high end, organic cough syrup you might find at whole foods, but cough syrup. It makes me think of having the sniffles and curling up with juice and medicinal tea. Might be worth picking up a bit more for just those days.


Ick! I hate cough syrup!


A high-end cough syrup. Ha!

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drank Strawberry Sundae by TeaTaxi
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This is oddly satisfying, it tastes like a milkshake without the banana taking over. A light milkshake, maybe? I like it, maybe I’ll try a resteep over ice. It’s strawberry green tea yumminess. Maybe I just need to try more greens, because at the end of the day, as tasty as this is, I’m not a huge fan of the banana, as light as it is. But that’s a personal preference and doesn’t reflect on the quality of the tea .


sounds yummy!


Sweet, I’ll have to try this next time I order!

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drank Strawberry Scent by TeaTaxi
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I see why this is called strawberry scent! It smells amazing, like the Strawberry Body Butter from The Body Shop, which I love.

…but I don’t usually drink or eat my body butters and while the taste is strongly strawberry, it’s also kinda…soapy. I don’t know if I just can’t get past the scent making me think of lotion or what, but I don’t think this will be one I need more of. It’s a very strong, in your face, little bit artificial kind of strawberry, and I prefer the light, vegetal strawberry I get from TeaVivire’s strawberry oolong.

Maddy Barone

That’s too bad about the soapy taste. I know exactly what you mean by that.


Exactly why I cannot drink lavender tea!

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drank Milky Oolong by TeaTaxi
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eh. I drink a lot of milk oolongs and this one just doesn’t match up to the rest. Weak and kinda bland, it just isn’t worth stocking for me. Not bad, but not good.

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drank Coffee or Tea? by TeaTaxi
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I love coffee teas. I love the taste of coffee, but not the way it affects my body, so coffee-flavored everything is my jam. If they ever make a sugar free coffee crisp, I will never eat anything else.

So this tea is right up my alley! It’s very good, tastes just like coffee, nutty and creamy and rich. That said, it’s just like TLC from Tealish, which I also adore! But Tealish is in my town and TeaTaxi isn’t, so I probably won’t restock for that reason alone. But it is a creamy coffee alternative that I will happily throw into my cart any time I need to get up to $50 for free shipping XD


I would like this. :)

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drank The Night Owl by TeaTaxi
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Welp, I’m glad I was kinda against liking this tea due to the price point (11.50 for 50 grams) because one of our cats, JiJi (short for Darjeeling) has developed a taste for tea and knocked over my mug – . -. The sip in the bottom of the mug was okay, but nothing worth writing home about. Some berry flavor, but not worth 11.50 for me.

I’m not going to rate this one, just because all I got to try was a sip.


I got a sample of this in the monthly subscription. Did not realize how expensive it was. Here’s hoping I don’t fall in love with it :P

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drank Mate Caramel by TeaTaxi
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I recently had some Main Squeeze from DavidsTea that was painfully bitter and it burned me out on mate for a while. But I couldn’t resist trying this blend. It’s yummy and creamy and has an odd fruity undertone, for some reason. Kinda almost peach? I don’t know. There’s a wood note too, almost like those balsa wood tongue depressors at the doctor.

All that aside, this is a good brew. I’m enjoying the caramelness of it and it’s unique enough from anything in our stash that if my wife likes it, I wouldn’t mind picking up a bit more.

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drank Pop Goes Life by TeaTaxi
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I am a huge fan of genmaicha and a huge fan of strawberry, so I was all over this. The dry leaf smells like strawberry goodness, but as it steeped, the roasty toastyness of the rice came to the forefront. Yuuuuum.

Hot, the genmaicha is at the forefront, with a lingering taste of strawberry that is just wonderful. I suspect that cold, those flavors will reverse, but I gotta wait for my cup to cool. My life is a hard one. XD.

several hours later

I was wrong! Even cold, the roastyness is at the forefront, but it is delicious and refreshing. This is a tea I absolutely need in my cupboard.


They only introduced samples AFTER I placed my first order…which is probably the best for my wallet since there are so many teas I would have grabbed. This is definitely one of them. Hopefully it shows up in one of the monthly tea packages.


We absolutely placed an order for 20 samples and the Max elephant mug. XD.

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drank Irish Pub by TeaTaxi
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This is one of the teas I’ve been most looking forward to. Rum? Yes. Coconut? Yes. Strawberry? Oh hell yes. So hopefully this lives up to expectations!

And oh man it does. The black tea is a little rough, a little bitter, but the flavors more than make up for it. I taste all three advertised flavors, but the strawberry was the weakest. Still, it’s a tasty tea. I’m just not sure it’s unique enough to stock up on. It kinda reminds me of a version of Monk’s Blend.

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drank RhuBerry Sorbet by TeaTaxi
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Oh man this is good. So good. I used my whole sample in my steeper to make two large iced teas. Rhubarb and raspberries and fruity juicy goodness. Rooibos can overwhelm coldbrews or iced tea, but it doesn’t here, it works well with the berries. It’s so good, I need more. And it gives me an excuse to order an elephant tin >.>


You needed an excuse?

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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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