1112 Tasting Notes

drank Pink Grapefruit by Steam Tea House
1112 tasting notes

I cold brewed this one for 8-9 hours this other day and it turned out delicious! It tasted so grapefruit-y, but with none of the pulp or ‘milkiness’ of actual grapefruit juice (though I do love actual grapefruit juice as well). Almost like the essence of all the best parts of grapefruit.

I’ll definitely need to order a full-size of this tea.

Preparation
3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
teepland

I love grapefruits! Adding this to my wishlist.

Tiffany :)

I love grapefruits, never heard of this company, will also add to wish list thanks Courtney!

Courtney

They’re a cute little company in Canada. I’ve enjoyed their teas for at least 8 years. :)

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drank Kenya Oolong by Steam Tea House
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2021 sipdown no. 86

I did enjoy this one, but I’m not sure if I need it again. It does have a mineral oolong taste that I’m not a fan of, but it’s not as intense as many others I’ve tried. Otherwise, it’s not bad, but not overly memorable either.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank Paul & Virginie by Dammann Freres
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I had the slightest craving for this one, so I steeped it up and am so happy I did.

The red fruits with hints of caramel came through in such a lovely way and it was a great cuppa to start the morning of studying off.

I can’t believe how little I have of this left, considering I ordered this in late December? I’m well over halfway through this tea and didn’t realize.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Tiffany :)

Hmm, this sounds interesting.

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2021 sipdown no. 85

Sad sipdown, but perhaps one day I’ll re-order. I really enjoy this one and almost ordered 50g, but instead went with the Guei Fei because I just wasn’t completely sure I needed two oolongs, since it’s so rare I reach for them (except of course, for right now, when it’s all I’m reaching for haha).

I really enjoyed the big apricot chunks here and the green oolong base was also quite lovely. I always got at least two resteeeps out of this one.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank Tangelo by Steam Tea House
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2021 sipdown no. 84

The dry and steeped scent of this one is way too strong. It turns my stomach sadly. But just a sample, so a-okay to at least try it!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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2021 sipdown no. 83

Sadly way too much rose for me!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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drank Taiwan Black by Steam Tea House
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2021 sipdown no. 82

I’m not sure what this tea is exactly, but I have a suspicion this isn’t a Taiwanese black? Perhaps it’s mixed with another black tea?

I has an almost cardboard-like taste, but not like that of an oolong. Like an actual liquified cardboard. Hmm.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
Courtney

Such a shame, but only a wee sample!

Martin Bednář

At least something positive about bad tea :) Not a big loss.

Cameron B.

I wonder if it’s a lower-grade Taiwanese black tea than we’re used to seeing or something?

Courtney

It could be!

Leafhopper

That’s disappointing. I guess all Taiwanese black teas can’t be winners.

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drank Earl Grey Cream by Steam Tea House
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I was ever so slightly concerned with the vanilla scent, but it’s turned out quite lovely. There’s the subtle hints of vanilla and sweetness, but only just enough to take the edge off the bergamot. This one has a great balance.

I’ll definitely have to do a side-by-side comparison of this and the ECG from Camellia Sinensis.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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2021 sipdown no. 80

I really focused on sipping this one down this week. We’ve had some major upheaval the last couple weeks and I’ve been gravitating only towards EGC and non-black teas? It’s weird, but I’m just trying to go with it.

I was hopeful for this one, but it was always just slightly too floral for me. I’m grateful that I quite enjoy the Gui Fei from CS and enjoy other teas from TTC!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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I just submitted my final lab report of the term (as I sipped this tea)! One final exam to go, then onward to the next term and new courses. :)

I have found myself for many weeks having this at least once a day, usually more. It’s never my first tea of the morning, but always around 2p tea time, I find myself boiling the kettle for this.

I really enjoy this ECG. It has the perfect balance of bergamot floral and mellowed out cream with just enough vanilla to make it interesting, but not nauseating.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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I live with my partner and our two bunnies: Callie and Ben, and two cats: Freyja and Ivan. I’m currently working on my MSc in biology and enjoying tea along the way!

I love straight and flavoured black teas and this is what I’m usually drinking.

I’m also happy to enjoy a cup of green or red rooibos (green preferable to red), herbals, oolongs, whites, and subtly flavoured greens. Other teas I’m happy to try at least once!

Likes:
Raspberry, rhubarb, passionfruit, and most fruits in general, maple, creaminess, cacao/dark chocolate, honey, coconut, and chai spices. I’m open to other flavoured teas but they can’t be cloying or fake/candy like.

Dislikes:
Any smokiness at all, stevia, too much blackberry leaf, flowers (rose and jasmine), and ginger (except in chai).

Flavours that can go either way:
Hibiscus, vanilla, and peach.

https://www.instagram.com/biologistcourtney/

Last updated March 2021.

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