952 Tasting Notes

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drank Girlie Grey by T2
952 tasting notes

It’s midsummer but it’s cold as heck and it’s probably going to snow on the mountain tonight. I’m curled up on the couch with a mug of this, some freshly baked banana bread and a distressing movie. What a great way to end the week.

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75
drank Whispering Woods by T2
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Lovely afternoon brew when you’re out of milk. I sweeten it with a bit of sugar (but honestly not too much, around half a tsp for 500ml is PLENTY to bring out the sweeter notes).

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95
drank Go Go Goa by T2
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Still perfection, imo, with a dollop each of honey and milk. I’m a fiend for it.

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65
drank Lemongrass & Ginger by T2
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Hahahaha I absolutely have another cold virus. Just put me out of my misery, please. I’ve even had to take a Sunday off work and I NEVER do that because $$$. Crying.

Nattie

Feel better! Everyone seems to be dropping like flies atm

Memily

I’m even in a different hemisphere and it’s still happening! It’s bloody summer down here! Having said that, it’s snowing in my state today. The world’s gone mad.

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70
drank Indian Spice by T2
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RIP me, I have a sore throat that 100% feels like a “first stage of cold virus” sore throat and I really don’t want a cold virus for Christmas. FFS, body, what is wrong with you?

ohfancythat (whatshesaid)

I have that throat/first stage of a cold virus thing right now too :( I’m willing it to just attack me immediately so I can try to get rid of it in the next week! Boo. Hope you feel better

Memily

Wah, thank you, you too! The cold I had last month was drawn out like yours sounds, this one came out of nowhere and knocked me out :(

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50
drank Chin Hsuan by Teehaus Artee
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Ok, after another mug of this one (now I’m confident that it’s an oolong) I’m changing my tune a bit—it’s nice but it’s quite weak; I definitely don’t like it as much as the Tung Ting. Which is good, actually! Look at me hbi g opinions about green teas beyond “it’s a green tea”!

The question is, do I bother finishing the small packet of this or do I justvin it? Can I bring myself to bin a tea? Is it the age of the tea that’s affecting the flavour (though this COULD be a yes I think it would be a loose one as this is a mild oolong by description in any case).

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drank Chin Hsuan by Teehaus Artee
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I am ON IT this week.

This is supposed to be an easy drinking green, though I can’t pick much of a difference between it and the oolong (it’s similarly rolled leaf) but that’s probably just because I’m a GREEN NOOB/DON’T CARE. ¯\(ツ)

Still enjoying getting through these, after saying that.

Memily

OH LMAO it’s a fucken oolong too. Never mind, then.

Dustin

No matter how hard I try, I just can’t get on board with the oolongs.

Memily

Oh man! Oolongs are the only green variety I feel strongly about.

Dustin

I have read a bunch of reviews of people talking about how wonderful, creamy and smooth they are, but all I taste is bitter cardboard. I feel like I’m missing out on something!

Memily

I don’t get the creamy notes at all but I rarely pick up on flavours apart from “mmm tea”. Unrefined tastebuds :(

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65
drank Hsian Pien by Teehaus Artee
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Oh cool, since I added these Austrian teas to Steepster, the tea shop has gone online! Decent photos! Good times!

Now that I’ve finished the oolong, time to hit the jasmine. Again, I’m not a green tea drinker but gosh I’ve been enjoying a mug at bedtime lately. There’s something kinda cleansing about it, especially when I’m full of food! Burger Mondays are intense.

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Translating my ratings, at a glance:

100 — CRITICAL OBSESSION LEVEL REACHED; CAN YOU MARRY TEA!?
95 — this must always be in my pantry. forever.
90 — excellent! you need to try this tea!
85 — very good! you should try this tea!
80-70 — I enjoyed this and will happily drink it again.
65-50 — Fine. Unremarkable.
45-35 — this wasn’t the worst drink ever but I was disappointed; it didn’t live up to my expectations at all.
30-0 — I didn’t enjoy this tea and that makes me sad.

MY TEASTORY:

Grandad got me started young, white (a LOT of white) Irish breakfast with two.

I never strayed far from that until the world of T2 Tea came to Brisbane some years ago, and now I don’t know what I’d do without a pantry full of tea options.

These days I prefer to drink my teas straight without sweetener (though I appreciate some black variations shine better with milk and/or a dash of honey/sugar). I also love a speedy iced tea (hot brewed then poured over ice), and my latest obsession is cold brewing (which doesn’t make a lot of sense, as Australia is headed into winter and I live in the coldest corner of the country, but oh well).

I’d love to make a bunch of tea friends on here, especially those who can talk Aussie teas with me. I’ve recently come back from a jaunt to North America and it was a real hoot to hit up DAVIDsTEA after reading so many reviews! I wish I’d had the chance to get to more stores… but I’m happy with what I got back past customs. See those teas and my local jams in my reviews.

I LOVE:
+ black teas
+ white teas
+ oolongs
+ flavoured versions of all three of the above
+ herbal infusions and fruit tisanes

NOT A FAN:
+ most green teas
+ LICORICE ROOT (my sworn enemy) and aniseed flavours

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