1496 Tasting Notes

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drank Pêché Mignon by THE O DOR
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Still loving this, yet it always strikes me as the Lupicia melon flavor instead of peach. Still really really tasty, but…

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drank Christmas Tea by Dammann Freres
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I swear I have some of this at home… Yet haven’t reviewed it? Odd. Regardless, must have it in excess here (Café J’adore in Lyon, France) as it’s the only tea option on their brunch menu. Lots of other DF teas to order separately though. Reminds me of an orange Chai.

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drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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Can’t remember where I grabbed this solo teabag from. It’s a decent earl grey with more of a light feel to it (grapefruit, maybe?) although it’s definitely a black. Zero floral notes, thankfully. A tiny bit malty and creamy.

Flavors: Earl Grey, Grapefruit, Malt

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Maddy Barone

I still have a few bags of that in the cupboard. My brother brought a box with him at Christmas. He likes Earl Grey and I like citrusy teas, so he thought it would be a good compromise for us each to enjoy. I agree with you, though. It’s not terrible. I don’t mind drinking it. But it is nowhere near a favorite.

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77

I keep on drinking this and not really paying attention. Bah! Had it yesterday and remember it being pleasant and sweet, almost too sweet. I do really love these though; green tea that I can’t seem to mess up and get all bitter and icky.

Flavors: Sweet, Tropical

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

Another awesome-sounding Twinings. I love your tea notes while traveling, MissB. :)))

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drank Blackcurrant by Harrods
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No idea how I didn’t add this to the database when I originally grabbed it. Can’t seem to buy it on their website, and when I was in their store, it was only available as a bagged, boxed tea. With the Brits so fascinated by anything blackcurrant (I don’t get it), I thought it would be a decent addition to my fix. Had my bag the other day (pretty sure I sent off the rest to Sil to distribute), and it was… okay. Fruity, full bodied, nothing to write home about — although I guess with this review, I technically am writing home about it.

Flavors: Fruity, Thick

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
OMGsrsly

I love blackcurrant! :) I wish we had more available here. As it is, my mom gets us licorice-blackcurrant candies from an import store once a year and that’s pretty much it. I remember the Sun Rype blackcurrant juice boxes – my favourite. :)

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79

Bought a box of it, although a touch unsure of why I did now… it’s really good, it’s just not as amazing as some of the other blends from this line. Hm. I did see Salted Caramel at the store…

In good news though, I’ve yet to really ruin this tea, even with boiling water and oversteeps. It’s just… more cotton candy than gingerbread to me.

Flavors: Cotton Candy

Preparation
1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
ohfancythat

it’s too bad all of these fancy Twinings blends aren’t just hanging around in Canadian grocery stores!!

DeliriumsFrogs

WHATSHESAID!! (I’ve been wanting to use that for SOooooo long…. lol)

ohfancythat

hahaha glad I could finally assist in making that dream a reality for you ;)

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drank Intensely Buttermint by Twinings
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Let it steep overnight to see if that made it even more “intense”. Well, yes, it did, but not in a good way. The mint got sharp and a touch bitter, so I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much. Lesson learned. I mean, it’s still spectacular, just not as much so. That’s okay, because frankly, I’ll just make another cup soon that’ll erase away that taste. :)

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

Oh, how I wish we had your Twinings selection in this part of the world!

OMGsrsly

I know, gmathis! I keep reading all these notes and drooling. :D Even when the teas might not turn out for everyone.

Fjellrev

I had no idea THEY HAD SO MANY. Wow.

MissB

In most British grocery stores, I’ve found at least two shelves of Twinings bagged offerings. I keep on finding more each time I go somewhere!

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Much better left to steep quite some time than just steep and drink it. I find this quite mild with both the ginger and the lemon, although it’s still nice… it’s a “nice” ginger and lemon, not a “no-holds-prisoners” kinda ginger and lemon, which I much prefer.

Flavors: Ginger, Herbaceous, Lemon

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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79

I’ve had this at least four times in the past week, as evidenced that I only have one package left. Boo. Still junky/fake food tea, but oh-so-yum.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 12 OZ / 354 ML
DeliriumsFrogs

Sometimes junky/fake is the best thing in the world. lol

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drank Intensely Buttermint by Twinings
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I don’t know how to tell you guys this, so I’ll just say it: this is one of the best teas on the planet. It tastes EXACTLY like a buttermint, like you’d expect one to taste. Creamy, dreamy vanilla and a hint of refreshing mint at the end. Like, well, a buttermint. Like a hard candy, but in liquid form… I’ve already had six cups today. It’s that good.

Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Mint, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Mikumofu

“Intensely” is a word you don’t often find in a tea name, looks like it’s accurate!

Anlina

Oh that sounds amazing. I’m not allowed to order more tea but here I am poking around Britsuperstore, contemplating an order.

MissB

I doubt I’ll have enough left over to share at this point, but I may need to grab another box.. so I might be able to send over a few, depending. Mikumofu, their entire Intensely series is actually quite good! Although, I didn’t have any of the chamomile ones, so perhaps they aren’t as amazing.

Mikumofu

This still sounds like the best Intensely of the lot! :)

Maddy Barone

That really sounds good!

Sil

Oh wow….

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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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