Midday Flight

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Black Tea
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Flavors
Malt, Wood, Baked Bread, Honey, Smooth
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “This tea is thanks to CrowKettle! It’s super mild. Definitely more of an afternoon tea than a kick-in-the-pants morning tea (hey, someone dropping coffee again can hope!). I can tell it’s a Chinese...” Read full tasting note
  • “Midday Flight? More like Midnight Flight… Thank you VariaTEA for sending my first Tippy’s Tea blend my way! This is a company that’s received a lot of love here on Steepster and one I’ve debated...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is certainly a smooth cup of tea but I am not finding anything that stands out about it. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t an enjoyable tea but there are other teas I already have in large...” Read full tasting note
  • “Backlog: Today, I’m spending the day testing some of the tea samples and tea flavorings that I’ve been sent by companies to start working with so I figured since I can’t write reviews right now...” Read full tasting note

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Tippy’s own unique afternoon blend. Drink it in the afternoon or it is really great as an everyday tea. Smooth and well balanced with malty undertones.

Ingredients: Darjeeling, Assam, Keemun and Ceylon teas

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2221 tasting notes

This tea is thanks to CrowKettle!

It’s super mild. Definitely more of an afternoon tea than a kick-in-the-pants morning tea (hey, someone dropping coffee again can hope!).

I can tell it’s a Chinese black, but it’s not terribly complex. IDK. It’s nice, but I don’t think I’d go after this one myself.

Thanks for sharing, CrowKettle!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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Midday Flight? More like Midnight Flight…

Thank you VariaTEA for sending my first Tippy’s Tea blend my way! This is a company that’s received a lot of love here on Steepster and one I’ve debated ordering from so many times. I’ve done quite a bit of cart building! But, as much as I want to support a Canadian company (especially with our shitty dollar) the fact I’ve never tried any of their blends has always held me back. Now I’ve tried one of them!

Drank this one from a timolino on the walk home from work. It was about 11PM (hence ‘Midnight Flight’) and caffeine was probably a bad idea since it ended up taking me what felt like ages to fall asleep that night, but I needed something warm to get me through the drizzly walk. At least it’s a downhill walk home…

I’ll be totally honest; I went in with zero expectations for this tea and even still I ended up feeling pretty disappointed. And, it’s not like this tasted bad because it certainly didn’t. But all of the flavors felt kind of hollow and definitely didn’t resonate with me. I picked up on some really mild cinnamon and nutmeg sort of notes, earth notes, a bit of malt, but mostly what I was getting was smoke notes – and not the sort of strong Lapsang smoke notes I like but more so what I associate with Keemun. I thought that this was a Darjeeling/Assam blend?

Got home and looked it up before crashing for the night; sure enough this does actually have Keemun in it which is probably my least favourite ‘class’ of black tea. Damn, I wish I hadn’t tuned into the Keemun so much – I think I could have enjoyed this a lot otherwise.

However, I did receive a really generous sample of this one from VariaTEA so I’m definitely going to play around and try and get this one to work out better for me. I’m thinking milk might help this one out, or the Cinnabon creamer I have since I had already picked up some spice notes. In the mean time I’m holding off on rating this one.

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4168 tasting notes

This is certainly a smooth cup of tea but I am not finding anything that stands out about it. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t an enjoyable tea but there are other teas I already have in large quantity that I would reach for first.

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4847 tasting notes

Backlog:

Today, I’m spending the day testing some of the tea samples and tea flavorings that I’ve been sent by companies to start working with so I figured since I can’t write reviews right now that it’s a good time to start working on my backlogged reviews waiting to be written on Steepster.

This is a really pleasant blend of teas. I like that I can taste notes from each component: I tasted malt and richness from the Assam, a hint of smoke from the Keemun, the even character of the Ceylon and the crispness of the Darjeeling.

A very satisfying afternoon tea! I liked this one a lot. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2015/01/14/midday-flight-black-tea-blend-from-tippys-tea/

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Can I please change taste buds with someone? :(
I am really sad. I’ve tried two of Tippy’s Teas now and I don’t really like either of them. They really aren’t living up to the hype for me. :( Turning out to be such a waste of money, I don’t even know what’s wrong with me… Clearly there is something wrong with me since everyone adores these teas and I’m literally the only one who doesn’t like them.
Gahh! I really wish I had better taste buds. :(
This tasted a bit malty, but mainly just woody to me. Not at all what I expected. :( Need to learn not to trust so much in everyone’s tasting notes on teas because I seem to always be the odd one out. My taste buds suck, man. :(

Flavors: Malt, Wood

OMGsrsly

Black teas really don’t seem to be your thing. I mean, there are some you post about liking, but there are way more you don’t like.

Sil

nothing wrong with you! it might just be you will enjoy a particular variety of black teas. I’d recommend swaps instead of purchases for black teas because you seem to have issues with them.

Ost

OMGsrsly, I don’t think that any tea is really “my thing” anymore. Used to love all the oolongs but now I’m very particular. I only really like green floral oolongs and really dislike the others. Don’t really like silver needle white tea, really only like white tea when it’s flavored. Don’t like green tea unless it’s flavored or genmaicha. And while I do like quite a few black teas, I am really particular and picky on them. Feel like I’ve figured out the other teas, but not black teas so far. There’s just so many and I feel like it’s still just trial and error, ya know? Don’t know if that makes sense. I’m just super picky, and I can’t always tell what I won’t like and what I will like. It’s easier to tell on the other teas for me.

Yeah, bummer is the people that have the black teas that I wanna try don’t wanna swap with me at all. Like ever. xD So that makes it harder, Sil

Maddy Barone

You shouldn’t ever blame yourself for not liking something. It’s not like there’s anything wrong with you! Everybody has different tastes. It’s like books. All my friends rave about Shades of Gray and I couldn’t get past the first half of the first book. My friends think I’m nuts, or elitest or something. But I don’t like that book. There’s nothing wrong with me, or with them, we jsut have different tastes. Same with tea. If you don’t like a tea that everyone else raves about, you’re not wrong. We just have different tastes.

Sil

ost…we can do a swap anytime…or i can just send out a sampling of things to try..not like i need tea back. I’m a little insane these days but i’m happy to try and o through your tasting notes and find things you haven’t tried that are in my cupboard.

OMGsrsly

:( If you want my list (of DOOM) I’m happy to just share some samples. I don’t really need anything back right now, is the problem. That and I just don’t have nearly the selection Sil does for straight black teas.

And I think everyone goes through periods where tea is just tasting meh. Totally normal, not broken.

Sil

i have way more puerh than black teas now hahaha after mandala and streetshop lol

TippysTea

I have to apologise, we are really sad that you seemed disappointed with our teas.

cookies

Aw, Ost :( If there’s anything in my cupboard you want to try just let me know.
Do you tend to brew your the same as others? Maybe you could try under-leafing to reduce some of the woodenness?

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Another share from cavocorax which was great because it let me NOT place an order with tippy teas, and still get a chance to try out a couple. Now i know that an order will be placed in future…once i get my cupboard under control! This is a relatively nice black tea. Nothing crazy out of this world, but it’s nice and smooth, with a little bit of heft to it so that it’s not on the wimpy side of things. There’s a little bit of maltiness here but not overwhemlingly enough for me to be like WOAH MALT TEA! :) A nice afternoon cup!

TippysTea

“… Once I get my cupboard under control!”

I’ve told myself that lie as well. For every one tea I finish two seem to magically appear in its place. Sometimes I don’t know whether it is an problem or a blessing.

Glad you enjoyed the tea. You pretty much got what we were trying to do. A lovely afternoon cup. We were hoping for a tea that you could sit down, drink, enjoy, have flavour. By the time you drink your cupboard down we should have several new teas as well. We have quite a few ideas in the pipeline.

Hillel

Yup, your experience of this tea matches mine. It’s rich and flavorful with some maltiness, but not heavy at all. A terrific blend. Gonna order more for sure.

Sil

Tippy – that’s great news. I’m looking forward to spending my money on canadian companies this year and you are on that semi short list haha luckily i’m the queen of sipdowns, so i should be down to 110 soonish…well once i get the other 60+ inbound hahahahaha

OMGsrsly

Definitely something for me to check out! Sounds good. :) And I think Cavo and CrowKettle have samples making their way to me, so I’ll have a good idea of what I like!

Sil

oh good. glad you’re getting some!

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How lovely! This one made me sit up and smile. The dry nose caught my attention right away with its deep keeemun richness. The flavor has a firm base, with definite malt, but balanced with a lighter, slightly sweet topnote. Definitely a keeper.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Well, I was happy to leave my tasting notes at an even 1700, but this was a free sample with my Tippy’s Tea order,and I thought I should give it a review since they’re a new company and can use the exposure!

First off – for a new company, I’m very impressed with their customer service. Ordering on the site was easy, and I received all communication in a timely manner. The shipping notice even had a link to track the shipping which was a nice touch! And the packing list had a nice handwritten note on it which was sweet, and definitely made me feel like I was ordering from a real person and not a faceless company.

Now, on to the tea itself! This is definitely a hearty black blend- nice and strong. It’ll get you past the afternoon hump when you just want to nap, or mindlessly surf the internet or stare out the window.

I can definitely notice the tang of the darjeeling, adding that not-quite bitterness to it, but there’s also some nice woodsy and malty notes to it as well. And a tiny touch of smoke! I think that as it cools, I can get notes of baked bread too!

Overall? Thumbs-up! I just had a cup of Lord Petersham from the Devotea earlier, and noticed I was running low, but I think this tea would be a nice replacement for that one when I run out!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
CrowKettle

I want my order to get here already. Torturous Canada Post!

Fjellrev

w00t hi hi, Cavo! I told myself not to order from them until I pare down my stash a bit. They sound legit.

Cavocorax

HI FJELLREV! :P

Hope your order gets in soon CrowKettle!

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Another sample from Cameron B! :)

Like they say on their site, this is a good everyday tea. I think you can pretty much taste each of the teas blended in, which makes it a nice complex black tea. I got notes of cocoa, citrus, and it was kind of bread-y. Very nice. Makes me want to try their other tea blends.

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Hello Steepster! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday with their families and friends. I must say, it’s nice to be back in my own house and just lazing about, watching TV with the boyfriend. This is the first tea I’ve had in a few days, since I didn’t want to be bothered with taking some along to our relatives’ place. This was the only straight tea blend that I chose for my 5-tea sampler pack from Tippy’s. It’s a blend of Assam, Ceylon, Darjeeling, and Keemun teas.

I must say, this is quite a tasty little blend. I can definitely taste the Assam, it adds that bit of intensity and plenty of malt, though overall the tea is very smooth and mellow. There’s a strong bready note, I’m not sure whether that’s from the Ceylon or the Keemun (I don’t have much experience with Ceylon teas). I don’t really taste the Darjeeling, which makes me think perhaps it’s a second or Autumn flush, especially since I didn’t see the telltale Darjeeling color scheme in the dry tea (purples and/or greens). Overall, it’s very good for a mellower black tea blend, making the name quite appropriate.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Honey, Malt, Smooth

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Fjellrev

Are you over your cold?

TippysTea

Yep, the Darjeeling used is a 2nd flush, good call! It’s just a nice, light afternoon tea. The breadyness is from the ceylon, the keemun gives it a slight malt/cocoa taste.

I’m very glad that you enjoyed this tea, hopefully you enjoy the other four that we sent!

Stephanie

Welcome back :)

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