307 Tasting Notes

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drank Ritual Chai by Gnat and Bee
307 tasting notes

Advent tea!
A bit clove heavy for my liking, but a good tea to roust me out of bed and get me in to traveling mode this morning. Its a warming tea, pepper, clove and cardamom, but no ginger. I’d sip this again but wouldn’t seek it out to buy. Thanks Lexie for letting me try it.

Flavors: Cardamom, Clove, Pepper

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drank Dandelion Red Chai by Teeccino
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This is a basic Chai with chicory and sweetened with dates. Not their best flavor and not something I’d seek out to purchase. On the Advent there are quotes behind each tea packet. Today’s was list 5 things you are grateful for. Well, you lovely steepsterites are certainly a community I am thankful for. Thanks for making me smile :)
Other things I am grateful for: Cold weather (to appreciate when it gets warmer), Exciting world cup football matches, legs that carry me where I need to go and books to read.

Flavors: Cardamom, Chicory, Clove, Pepper, Rooibos

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Advent Tea!
This is amaretto to start, red rooibos in the middle with a sweet coconut cookie finish. I only brewed with 6 oz of water and it came out pretty nice. The rooibos gave it a bit of a woody taste but I’d drink this one again. Thanks Lexie!

Flavors: Amaretto, Coconut, Cookie, Rooibos

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drank Zion by Simpson & Vail
307 tasting notes

Hmmm something medicinal about this tea is turning me off. I do like the color that reminds me of red sandstone and now I’m thinking of rocks and geology. But the aftertaste here, somehow minty and there’s no mint in here. Can’t say I’ll finish this sample pack.

Flavors: Elderberry, Medicinal, Sage

Lupiressmoon

It’s so funny you mentioned this because I have the box set for this, and I went to try this next, but haven’t brought myself to yet for some reason. I need to get back to it. These are such strong smelling teas!

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drank Chai Matcha by DAVIDsTEA
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I am not a matcha person, something about the powderedness is un-tea like to me. Skysamurai sent me this one and I thought I’d try it out. At first sip this is too sweet for me. And at second sip. But there is some nice cinnamon and warming clove going on here too. I’d drink this for a morning caffeine boost, but its not going to find its way into my shopping cart.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Sugar

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drank Mango Lemon Balm by Teeccino
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If you have a lot of imagination you might get some lemon balm at the end and just a hint of mango sweetness. This is mostly chicory with a bright lemon zest finish. Can’t say I’d search this one out, but it was good to try in the advent.

Flavors: Chicory, Lemon Zest

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Well the reviews for this tea are a bit underwhelming, but I liked it! A black tea base without bitterness or astringency along with vanilla cereal flavoring. Maybe I didn’t expect a lot from this flavored blend, but I liked the second steep so much I tried for a third. Which was weaker, but still drinkable. I give it a thumbs up for drinking again, maybe not to seek out and purchase :)
Thanks to Skysamurai for sending it my way!

Flavors: Marshmallow, Vanilla

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Advent tea!
It is baking season and this tea is the real deal vanilla taste. Vanilla buttercream with a hint of oak from the bourbon flavor? A smooth Assam underneath the creamy vanilla goodness. Wow this is a nice one, thank Lexie!

Flavors: Butterscotch, Cream, Oak, Vanilla

gmathis

They (I think) carry this locally at our Natural Grocers. Kinda pricey, so I was reluctant to make that kind of investment in an unknown. Now I know!

Lexie Aleah

I thought you might enjoy this one. I saw somewhere that someone said it was comparable to the Mariage Freres vanilla black tea. I’ve never tried that one though. This one was sold out for a long time on the website and at my local grocery store but after quite a bit of hunting, I was able to snag some from my local Fredmeyer. It was worth it though!

Michelle

Sometimes the tea tastes even better when there is effort involved!

gmathis

That’s true!

AJRimmer

Ooo sounds like I need to track down some of this one too!

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drank Maple Pecan by Teeccino
307 tasting notes

Teeccino blends are not for the feint of heart, they are bold, earthy and have plenty of chicory to lend a bit of a bite. If you are good with that, carry on and try to distinguish the subtle flavors of the different blends. A sweet maple aftertaste? Yes. Pecan… maybe? Would I drink this again? Sure. Add it to an order, maybe.

Flavors: Chicory, Creamy, Maple Syrup

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I started drinking more tea about 10 years ago when I found that even my half -caf coffee was making me jittery and then sleepy after the caffeine wore off. While I started out with mostly Teavana, but soon expanded my tea cupboard to include lapsang souchon, pu-erh, Assam, and other strong black teas. I do enjoy oolongs, green, and other teas, as well as a nice tisane for an evening cuppa.
I’m not fond of jasmine or bergamont teas, though I’ll try anything once.
I am an avid traveler, hiker, soccer player/watcher.
I love trying new tea in new places, if you see something in my cupboard you want to try, hit me up for a swap!

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