2264 Tasting Notes

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drank Russian Caravan by Tea Centre
2264 tasting notes

Oh, this is good. Different from my standard Murchie’s blend for the fall, but delicious. It’s missing some of the… astringent/tannic flavour that Murchie’s has, but that’s explained by it being a different blend of teas!

I’m happy I got this, but I still might do an order from Murchie’s for the classic.

Taken with milk and a little maple syrup.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML

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I’ve been enjoying this tea SO MUCH. It’s so good in the afternoon with a dollop of milk.

I bought another 100g over the weekend, when I finally managed to go visit my parents. Transit isn’t really safe, especially considering my mom helps care for her mom, so I rented a car and isolated 2 weeks prior, got a super fancy mask for the ferry (because if you’re not on the upper decks, you have to leave your car), etc, etc. It was a procedure, and so expensive, but also super worth it.

Yesterday was my day back home and it was really hard. Today, I’m trying to get through some homework for class. I better get back to that.

gmathis

You did a good thing. Saying that on behalf of moms and dads everywhere.

OMGsrsly

It was so so so so nice to leave my apartment for a couple days. A big problem with living in a residential city (I live just outside Vancouver) with only one big park close by, is that I spend way too much time just at home. Exploring seems useless because every block is just more of the same houses, and I only want to walk on pavement for so long…

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This is a nice one to drink all afternoon. It’s a white puerh, and it’s not my absolute favourite one (I have a cake of my fav!), but it’s nice and sweet and the leaves look cool.

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Having this again. Reminiscent of bagged orange pekoe teas, yet more and better.

Malty, delicious, tea. IDK what the flavours are, friends. But it’s good and I like it as a nice basic non-assam black tea.

I’ll have to ask mom to get me more. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Hahaha. All reviews of this tea are from me.

Had it today, steeped strong, with some maple syrup. I’m out of milk, you see, and can’t get to the store until tomorrow. And I needed caffeine.

Today is the second day of class for me. It’s gonna be A Lot. A good Lot, but A Lot.

Is it naptime yet? (No, I’m still on a zoom meeting. It’s been 5 hours.)

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Iced. With milk. Like a chai latte.

6 tsp tea, 2 cups boiling water, steeped 2 min, with 1 tbsp sugar. Added to 1 cup milk and ice to fill my pitcher.

Yum.

It’s super humid here today, which is helping the smoke smell although there are still smoke particles in the air. But it means my apartment is muggy and hot, even though I have the air purifier in the window to try to get some cooler air inside.

Iced tea is a lifesaver today.

Oh, also, first class for the semester tonight. Should be interesting. Dec/Jan I’ll be working on the proposal for my final project, which should also be interesting. I have a feeling I’ll end up doing more quant stuff than qual stuff, just because of COVID and classes being online in January again as well…

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Oh finally.

Last week I made a really good spiced iced tea and wanted to record it.

6 tsp this tea in 500 ml h2o for 2-3 min. Added 2 tbsp sugar, and then to 1 cup of milk and ice to fill a generous 4 c pitcher.

Delicious. I use lactose free milk which is sweeter, so I might drop it to 1 tbsp sugar.

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This. Steeped short (2 min) and strong (4 tsp per 2 cups) and iced, with orange juice. 4 cups total final volume – add ice and OJ to your preferences!

So good! I think that any vanilla EG style tea would be great iced with OJ. Tastes kind of like an Orange Julius.

If you need it sweeter, add some honey…

OMGsrsly

Maybe even just a vanilla tea for people like Sil…

VariaTEA

Hahahaha I like your modification for Sil but I find this very intriguing.

OMGsrsly

There was a cafe in Victoria that sold earl grey tea iced with fresh pressed OJ for like $6 a glass. That’s where I got my inspiration! But I actually really like the vanilla with the OJ.

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Considering the Burning Season™ BC often gets, I’m kinda weirded out by the name of this tea.

Also, it smells bacony. Which is something I wouldn’t expect due to the rose, jasmine, and bergamot.

It’s not terrible, definitely drinkable with a touch of maple and some sort of milk or cream. This one does better with a shorter steep time for sure.

But it’s not the smokey tea of my heart. That one is Murchie’s Russian Caravan. Which I’m out of.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
Dustin

With three weeks of wildfires raging, I can’t bring myself to reach for and enjoy any of my smokey teas right now. * Shakes fist at fires *

OMGsrsly

I was thinking the same thing yesterday, as we’re getting smoke from WA fires. It’s gonna be a bit before I can enjoy my smoked teas again.

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drank Crimson Horizon by Butiki Teas
2264 tasting notes

Yum. Thick, malty, delicious tea. Had some this morning with a touch of honey and some milk.

Yum yum yum.

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