773 Tasting Notes

drank Sun and Cloud Mist by 52teas
773 tasting notes

silly label. pretty good tea. i had a lot of problems trying to get these 52teas christmas box teas brewed in a tasty way. i just never seemed to get the time and temp right even after all the teas i tried. but this one was nice. do like lemon greens :) yum


Everything was so finicky at first with the Christmas teas. It tasted like I was over-steeping and burning everything. This was the first one to be OK for me too :)


I sorta want this one just bc of the silly label.

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“do you buy root beer and leave it opened on the dashboard of your car all day before enjoying it? well if you like your root beer flat and warm, then this is the tea for you!!”

damn i can’t remember where i saw it, but i read a review once of a root beer tea that enthusiastically read like that. and i STILL laugh at the joke today. it made an impression.

this is a tea i tasted 3 months ago and never made a note about.
i do remember finding it strange while not hating it.
but it did taste strange enough to procrastinate drinking it again. and it made my cup very dirty with lots of floaties. so clean-up was even more reason to procrastinate. and then i eventually did try it again, and again didn’t hate it.

so. ya. root beer float. didn’t hate it.


Cheaper to buy a big gulp size, let it go flat and heat it up…gross!

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drank English Rose by DAVIDsTEA
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i went to davidstea in chicago, bought an ounce of this, and then went back 5 hours later and bought 2 more ounces for my sister. it’s a tea that calls out her name. and she’s the one i owe my enjoyment of tea to (well, her and british television) so i LOVE sharing all of my tea with her and giving her tiny tea gifts.

ya know, i came to log this tea, and then i IMMEDIATELY got side tracked by TheTeaFairy’s post about it
so that probably means we should just go read that instead.

besides, my nose is too congested right now to properly enjoy this tea. sad sad.
(it’s just that i have tiny scarred sinuses, it’s not a cold or anything, don’t worry.)
(i hate to think on how my sinus effect my enjoyment of tea. i’ll go irrigate i guess.)


What a sweet thing to do for your sister Shmiracles! And what a sweet thing to say about my review :-) Can’t wait to read what you have to write about it yourself when your sinuses clear up! I’m alreay out of the 50 gr I bought, it’s one of those tea that I can’t label as «extraordinary» but I keep finding myself craving for it…I always go «hmmm» when I have my first sip! I will buy a 100gr tin of this tea to make sure I always have some around :-)

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since i found this small glass gongfu pot, i am now so excited to drink small 8oz cups of everything. one at a time. EVERYTHING i tell you!!!!

it’s the weekend. a great time to run long distances, fetishize my tea, and watch vintage sherlock.

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drank Checkmate by DAVIDsTEA
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this tea is ….. zzzzzzzz…. oh wait, …… where was i… ?

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first pouch of the ‘12 days of tea’!
but, um… i peeked!

at ALL of them!!

i did it i confess. i got the box weeks ago and immediately sat on the floor of my bedroom and opened all 12 pouches and then smelled them and then put the labels on the outside of the pouches and then tasted a few and then texted my sister about them and then took some pictures of them and then folded and clipped each little pouch closed before i organized them according to date.
the end.

(i think i steeped it too long, should have maybe stayed with the 3 min steep. i seem to remember my previous cup being lighter and sweeter in tone.)


plugs ears LA LA LA AVOIDING SPOILERS since mine won’t arrive for a while.


in that case i will post at the top of all my 12 days teas, DO NOT READ VALERIE! hah


HAHAHAHA it’s okay! a steepster very generously offered to send me her 12 days box to me but since the us/canada mail is so slow in december for me it will probably end up being the 12 days of january 2013! XD


Bahahahaha at peeking.

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drank Goji Pop by DAVIDsTEA
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i drank this one ages ago and never reviewed it. i’m just not that in to the fruity herbal teas i guess. even if it’s scorching hot out and the ice cubes are tumbling.
i made a mason jar of this cold brewed a few weeks ago and it just sat in the fridge for a month until i decided i should just throw it out. I KNOW SO SAD! i’m sorry to all of you goji pop lovers out there for this horrible travesty. i’ll try again with more vigor soon.

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drank Sleigh Ride by DAVIDsTEA
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why does steepster go wonky and dead around 3p everyday? i mean, i’m not REALLY complaining, i’m just kinda curious.

i have a Hario gongfu teapot that i’ve really wanted to use so i decided to try it now even though this tea isn’t really gongfu material i don’t think. maybe i’ll get one of those little over the cup strainers and then use the gongfu whenever i want. :)
i smelled the tea, and was like ‘this seems nice, why didn’t i buy more of this one?‘…aaaaand then i tasted it. and it’s a hibiscus tea. and we all know the blah blah about hibiscus teas. so i’ll just spare us all and say it’s pretty. and nice enough. and i won’t buy more. and i’ll give my sister the rest of my sample. with love xox


I noticed a lot of people were linking to a forum post around then, I don’t know if it caused it today or not but both days it’s been at the absolute worst time…when I am trying to get addresses to send people tea.


random update note. I’m less complainey in my older age! and I totally do like this tea now and would never write such a grumpy note about it if you asked me now. sweet and savory. a unique scent that’s a really nice change.

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the green smells like grass to me. or maybe old spinach. or seaweed. something about the way the pepper mixes with the green i think? or maybe it’s the safflower? i don’t think i’ve had much safflower.
this tea just does not want to be my friend.
i know,… it’s not the tea, it’s me.

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i have a cat named House Party 3.

i drink my tea plain.

vegan. fine arts major. bass player. runner. yoga do-er. childfree. scifi fan. e-reader fanatic. knitting newb. ADHD club member (ie; all my exclamation points are for realz!!)

i’m always aspiring to read more books.

i don’t care what you say, chamomile is barfaroony.
i’m so over rooibos.
evil hibiscus is evil.

some tea pictures!

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i only log each tea i taste once.

!!! SWAPPING !!!

ALWAYS interested in reducing my tea stash, so please ask if you want to swap or sample something! even if it’s just one tea.

every tea in my cupboard is swapable! (at least i TRY to keep it up to date)
every tea i have tried is listed in my rated teas.


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