1497 Tasting Notes

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Before reading the history and details of this tea, I would’ve fought to the death and said it was an “aged white”. Or, “smoked white”. These are quickly becoming my favorite kind of white teas, and the only ones I drink.

Alas, this isn’t agred, or smoked, but it does have that quality to it. Thicker, richer, fuller bodied, sweet, yet light and airy at the same time. Plus, the leaves were stunning – long, loosely rolled, and slightly fuzzy.

Thank you shezza for another amazing find in my tea journey.

Flavors: Apricot, Smoked, Sweet, Thick

Preparation
2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

neat!

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Mushrooms. Yep. And, oddly, tart lemon. Well, I’m not drinking it for the taste.

Flavors: Lemon, Mushrooms

Fjellrev

That just got a shudder from me, as much as I like mushrooms.

MissB

Lol. I love mushrooms! Just not in my tea.

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73
drank Apple Strudel by DAVIDsTEA
1497 tasting notes

Shockingly, this is amazing. The staffer told me she too was surprised with it, so I grabbed some to check. No sweetener needed, it’s rich, it actually tastes like a crumbly apple strudel. I’d say this is one of the first apple read teas I’ve really enjoyed.

Flavors: Apple, Cake, Coconut, Creamy, Sweet

Preparation
2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Evol Ving Ness

How did you prepare this tea to find amazing?

MissB

Less than boiling (not sure how much, but it’s the same as every flavored tea I steep), and about 3 minutes. On my phone or I’d have put it in the proper place. :)

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, MissB. I will steep again. So far, it has not been amazing for me. But I haven’t given up completely yet.

TeaBrat

How come you rated it a 73?

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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Is this tea? I took pumpkin pie spice from Whole Foods, steeped it into canned, organic coconut milk and added a touch of xylitol. I think this is a Chai, but, whatever. It’s amazing. :)

Nicole

Sounds yum

shezza

Huh! I’m tempted to try it now

MissB

It’s my version of eggnog. Really tasty!

OMGsrsly

You can add egg yolks, and heat it, and make it into a custard… :)

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No idea why this wasn’t in my cupboard; it’s one of those teas I “need”. Right now, it’s helping me fend off a tooth infection until I can get to the dentist. Swishing with this, and some oil (oil pulling, look it up) has made a world of difference.

Flavors: Ginger, Tart, Thick

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
gmathis

I had a dentist that recommended cloves—just tucking in the side of your mouth where it’s not too uncomfortable. Sorry….few things are more miserable than tooth pain!

Ubacat

Hope you’re feeling better soon.

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drank Echinacea and Raspberry by Twinings
1497 tasting notes

What a lovely gift to myself, this tea – while going through my tax receipts for 2015, I found a small baggie of this left from (assumedly) somewhere in the UK. Woohoo!

I know I sent a bunch of this back to folks, but like me, they forgot to review it. Well, I’ve run out now, so it’s about time I reviewed it!

Very, very raspberry, almost tart raspberry. I’m always a bit surprised. As long as I sweeten it, that is.. left on it’s own, it’s more tart herbal than anything. I won’t go out of my way to find this again, but I won’t say no, either.

Flavors: Herbs, Raspberry, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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74

Found this lovely, local company at a co-op along Commercial Drive in Vancouver, Canada. All packaged in cute little paper bags, mostly local ingredients, all interesting flavor combinations that I wanted to try. Peach Cobbler sounded lovely, and with actual pieces of dried peach? I’m in.

So, red rooibos (not really my thing) but still tasty. I get a bit of breadiness, it definitely needs sweetening to bring out all the flavors, and I did get peach in here. Authentic peach. I was quite surprised. Happy to finish this up, think I shared some with the Murchies gals, curious what they think of it.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Peach, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
OMGsrsly

Trudy Ann’s Chai was at the tea festival! Some of it seemed interesting, but not what I was in the market for. :)

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Grabbed this the other day in White Rock from two lovely gals that I’ve now Steepster-indoctrinated. (Muahahaha! And, welcome ladies!)

This, along with Paris Breakfast (that I also grabbed) came highly recommended with my requests (not floral or jasmine, flavored, dessert-y, earth-y or the like). I tried this the other night, and again today. I had the same reaction each time – I LOVE the smell. It’s decadent, buttery and gooey, like caramel should be. Drinking it isn’t as amazing, but as one of the staffers pointed out, if it did, it would be artificial.

Which I think is why I don’t love this tea. I need to drink it a few more times, but, it’s just not fully “real”. There’s something vaguely artificial to me, which might be the red rooibos (not normally a huge fan), or perhaps the flavoring used. Not sure. I still like it, it’s still really tasty, I’m happy to share… I just won’t reach for it consistently like I do the Caramel Puerh from Tea Desire.

Flavors: Caramel, Thick

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Pina Colada by Tetley
1497 tasting notes

Still tasty, especially for a bagged tea. Much better over steeped hot than any other combination I’ve tried so far.

Flavors: Coconut, Creamy, Pineapple, Smooth

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Earthy. Mushroom-y. Really odd tea, but I was expecting that considering the ingredient list. (What medicinal tea tastes ah-MAY-zing?!)

Flavors: Earth, Mushrooms

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. I now travel full time with only two carryon bags to my name. One quarter of those bags are tea.

It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more.

If I have enough, I’m happy to share. If I’m in your area, I’d love to swap, meet for tea, and explore together.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, travel and my writing and speaking work.

What kinds of teas do I normally like?

YES: flavored teas, fruity, dessert, chai, and spicy (REALLY spicy).

A FONDNESS FOR: all white teas, malty black teas, any herbal or medicinal teas, strange/weird teas you can only get in one place.

ALLERGIC TO: strawberries, lavender

DISLIKES: any added sugars, grains, lapsang souchong, and overly floral teas – I might enjoy a Jasmine Green every once in a while, but unless it’s a creamy floral tea (think roses in a chai, or the smoothness of a floral note in a French tea), I’ll likely pass. Earl Greys are a hit or miss with me; heavy on the cream or fruit notes and I might like it, heavy on the blergamot and I definitely won’t.

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