1473 Tasting Notes

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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
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This tea is so surprising. It tastes cool and refreshing in a way I didn’t think was possible from a black tea. I love the melon flavor and it’s very good. That said, I need to try it cold, but I probably won’t restock.

Edit: This was my first cup of tea in my new whales nordic mug. Ghost whaaaaaales….

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Got a cup of this iced to go as we left Davids and it blew me away. It reminded me of the grape oolong bubble tea I get at Ten Ren’s and Real Fruit. It’s amazingly delicious, it tastes like a roasty, real grape dream. I can’t believe this is a green, but it is amazing.

Cavocorax

Oh, you’re right. It DOES taste like a grape oolong although I can’t recall where I’ve had it… I’m happy this tea didn’t disappoint!

Daddyselephant

It’s so good, I want to marry it.

Roswell Strange

Doesn’t Butiki carry a Grape Oolong?

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drank Peaches & Cream by DAVIDsTEA
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While sitting outside Davids, chatting with the lovely Christina, I had a cup of this iced and oh my gawd. It was so good. So, so, so good. I see the comparison to a peach gummies, but ermagerd, I nearly walked back in the store and bought a ton of it. But we have samples, so I’m going to try it hot and coldbrewed before investing in more.

Christina / BooksandTea

My tea box at home is stuffed with all of the samples you gave me. STUFFED. I couldn’t even fit it all in there, considering the large bags you gave of the Silver Buds Yabao and the Milk Oolong from Tealish. It’s gonna take months to get through it all!

Daddyselephant

Bwahahahaha. And we’re already planning your next bag full.

MUWAHAHAHHA

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drank Milk Oolong by Tealish
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I took my cold steep of this with me out today and it was so, sooo good. The oolong really came through and it was creamy and refreshing and just so delicious.

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drank Crazy Mint by RiverTea
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Stole another cup of this before packaging it up for a swap. The green is more prominent in this cup, but I still get a hint of orange and spearmint.

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89
drank Crazy Mint by RiverTea
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90
drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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I love this tea. I wish it wasn’t as rooibos-y as it is, but I still love it.

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drank Milk Oolong by Tealish
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Mmmm, I love milk oolongs. Loooove. Of the ones I have, this is my least favorite, even though it is quite yummy, so I’m adding it to the sipdown pile. Especially since RiverTea supposedly has a great Milk Oolong.

Even as I was making it, though, I began craving Birthday Cake from DavidsTea, so I knew I wouldn’t be coming back for a resteep. But the leaves had barely begun to open after the first cup finished steeping, so I poured them into my Mason Jar to let them cold brew. I love watching oolongs unfurl.

The tea itself is just lovely. Lovely! The roastyness of the oolong and the creamy milk….guh. Hands down one of my favorite teas.

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drank Jasmint by Della Terra Teas
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Today I learned several things. First of all, I learned that I do not like spinach pizza. Second, I learned that I can become waaaay too invested in a show ( I’m looking at you, Weeds). Third, I learned that I can enjoy jasmine!

I don’t like floral teas as a rule. They just don’t taste good to me and the scent can trigger my migraines. But I already have a migraine and foolishly grabbed the first mint tea I could find. However, it mixes well with the jasmine and creates a lovely, soothing tea. My migraine is worse, but them’s the breaks. I don’t blame the tea, I blame the Indian food last night and the dang sun this morning.

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drank Superstar by RiverTea
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I’m craving grapefruit in a big way, so I searched out this tea. The scent of the dry leaf is pure grapefruit and it makes me think of my Dad. He and I are the only ones in the house who like grapefruit, so on the weekends, we’d split a grapefruit. During the week, he had to leave at 4 in the morning, but it always made me feel special to open the fridge and find half a grapefruit, cut and ready for me.

ANYWAY, the scent of the steeped tea brings out a bit more of the strawberry, but it’s still yummy, yummy grapefruit.

I love this blend. The strawberry brings down the bite of the grapefruit, and the honeybush rounds it all out. It is wonderful.

Sil

oooh sounds tasty!

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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.

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