328 Tasting Notes

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Another SipsBy offering for the month of January. I was surprised to see another pistachio tea from Fava in my box so soon, but I love pistachio, so can’t complain. This tea has loads of ingredients that I love (marzipan drops and almonds in particular), but there was just something off about this blend. It’s not nearly as bad as the other Fava pistachio blend that I tried, but I’m still not loving it. It’s missing that marzipan favor, and is instead reading as a bag of mixed nuts.

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I received this in my SipyBy box this month and couldn’t wait to try it. I’m a bit burnt out on chaos after fall, but I love moringa. I was very pleasantly surprised by the balance of spices- cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger are balanced very well. This definitely gave me a boost of caffeine, and none of the jitters I get from coffee. I always welcome the addition of moringa, it’s one of y favorite ‘superfoods.’ It seems Miracle Tree also has some straight moringa+flavoring blends that I’m very excited to try with my SipsBy code.

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I’ve really been enjoying straight teas over the past couple weeks, and just placed sample orders at Verdant and Mountain Stream. So, as I await for this new orders [that I definitely didn’t need to place], I’m trying some old samples I still have. This one is from Autumn 2018. It’s really nice and mild, very much roasted corn. I’m finding it particularly pleasing today.

Flavors: Corn Husk, Vegetal

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A bit of a dry mouthfeel, that I’m not particularly fond of. Definitely cherry and chocolate at first, and I’m getting a bit of the vanilla as the cup cools. There’s something almost stevia-like in the aftertaste.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Kawaii433

I like this one but my favorite WP is Cocoa Amore.

amandastory516

Cocoa Amore was incredible, thank you for sharing it with me. I’m definitely going to need to stock up on that one.

Kawaii433

You are very very welcome <3. Give me a holler if you want me to send more.

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The first time I tried this tea I brewed it according to the package instructions. I found it pretty unpleasant. Strong dirt flavor, and not much else.
I decided to retry and this time stuck to 200degrees,1 min, and wow. A world of difference. Rich and malty, with sweet vanilla notes.

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drank Sencha Mango by T2
328 tasting notes

Another Boxing Day sales score. I love mango teas, and found this one very delightful. Pretty unextraordinary, and more of a generic tropical fruit vibe, than just pure mango. Still very enjoyable though. Lupicia’s mango flavors are still my favorite.

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75

I really wish there was more actual tea, and less sugar crystals. I love sweetened teas, but this can get to be a bit much. I still enjoyed it, but I do wish it was a bit more balanced.

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I made a nice big mug of this to take to work, and it was really nice to sip on throughout the day. I’m currently working out of a different shop, so I don’t have my kettle or tea ware to make tea throughout the day, so I have to decide on one tea to last me all day. It’s definitely something I need to adjust to.

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drank Sweet Potato by 52teas
328 tasting notes

This tea is just so comforting. Decadent without being sweet. Drinking this one in the morning before work really lifts my mood and gets me ready for the day.

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Hello! I live in Los Angeles with my boyfriend and 3 cats [+however many foster cats I have at the moment]. I’m also obsessed with all things spooky.

I became obsessed with the world of tea through DavidsTea years ago. I love to try new brands, so I’m constantly on the look out for new-to-me companies.

Favorite Brands:
Bird and Blend
The Necessiteas
Brutaliteas
August Uncommon
Lupicia
Jolie Tea Co.

Favorite flavors:
Marshmallow
Vanilla
Marzipan
Almond
Honey
Smoke
Cocoa
Malt
Banana
Pineapple
Melon

Dislikes:
Most mint
Stevia
Red Rooibos

Though, I’ll taste anything once!

I mainly brew western style.I like my tea extremely strong, so I tend to use wayyyyy more dry leaf than suggested.

Location

LA, CA

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