3741 Tasting Notes

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The dry leaf of this smells crazy awesome and mouthwatering. As a teapop, this tastes like slightly sweet cherry and hibiscus. It’s pleasant enough but a little less hibby would have been nice. We’ll see how other prep methods work.

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drank Dracula's Nightmare by TeaTaxi
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I can taste the chili…super, super subtly. Like I need to concentrate to even notice it there. This is really a sort of meh tea.

Evol Ving Ness

Totally groovy name though.

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drank Shirley Temple by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown (200)

With my cupboard number climbing once again, I am working on some sipdowns. This one is being finished off as a teapop as that is my preferred method of making it. As per usual it is grenadine and orange and very much reminiscent of the drink for which is was named.

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drank Cactus Fig Green by CitizenTea
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Citizen Tea had a free shipping sale last weekend so I decided to check out a few samples. This was among the bunch that I ordered. Both cactus and fig are flavors that intrigue me so I figured why not.

It’s actually quite lovely. It’s got a nice sweet fig taste atop the smooth green base. Not sure if it is the cactus or the aloe but there is also a little bit of a fresh taste here that is ever so slightly minty. Just a touch of grass from the base and you got a pleasant enough tea. I don’t know if it is one I would need to keep stocked but it’s nice while I have it.

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65

This tea is a little chocolatey, a little coconutty, and a little dusty. It’s not my favorite but any means but it is one that is fun to revisit each year. Just a little bit comforting and nostalgic.

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drank Tropicalia by DAVIDsTEA
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Made a Tropicalia teapop and I am not loving it. This is just too sweet and too creamy and it doesn’t make sense as a teapop.

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I’m trying to get this one to work for me but I am just not succeeding yet. The base and the popped rice are definitely present and lovely, as per usual. The mango and the coconut and all other flavors are hiding. Hopefully sometime soon they come out because they sound like they would be delightful.

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drank Shirley Temple by DAVIDsTEA
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drank Cotton Candy by DAVIDsTEA
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For those of you who know this tea, you know how that awesome smell but it doesn’t usually measure up in taste? Well in my smoothie it’s 110% coming through in taste. It’s amazing. But it’s more than just that awesome cotton candy flavor. It’s creamy. It’s like a cotton candy milkshake. And yet I can taste the mango and it’s like it’s drizzled in milk chocolate. So many awesome flavors I can pick out on their own and together they are one of my best smoothies yet.

This tea, frozen mango, chocolate pudding, skim milk and the raspberry & star anise jam.

Fjellrev

That’s awesome!

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drank Develishly Yours by TeaTaxi
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You know how you’re on a diet and then you accidentally eat 2 slice of pizza? Or how you accidentally dropped your phone down not one, but 2 flights of stairs? No? Just me? I think I’ll blame the devil, who I am almost 100% convinced is possessing my terrible dog, Cole.

Or perhaps the devil had a role in this tea because it is just kind of disappointing. It has a strong smell of chai spices and yet it is pretty bland. Maybe some cinnamon and a bit drying but there really isn’t a lot happening here. It’s just sort of forgettable.

Fjellrev

Definitely not just you haha. Too bad this is just that forgettable.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

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