2286 Tasting Notes

More of this from Sil! I just checked and neither my last review nor Sil’s review has disappeared this time.

Maybe age has improved it or I’m back at “YAY TEA” as far as flavour profiles go… but I do like it. Malty yum. Little astringent. Perfect and sweet with a splash of milk.

I should note on here that I’m now a masters student. Yes. I’m doing a masters degree AND working full-time. So I have today off as a vacation day and I’m sitting here doing readings for class. It’s a perfect time to drink lots of tea.

If I could visit with family or friends life would be good… O.o

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 18 OZ / 532 ML
Nattie

Wow, congrats on your masters! That is a lot to tackle all at once. I envy your commitment (:

mrmopar

Congrats ! Quite an accomplishment.

OMGsrsly

Thanks! I mean, for this particular program it’s not as much of an accomplishment (it’s not a thesis-based program!), but it’s a lot of fun and I’m learning an awful lot. There are a lot of papers, though…

eastkyteaguy

Which subject are you doing your master’s in?

OMGsrsly

Post secondary education. :)

eastkyteaguy

Very cool.

eastkyteaguy

Very cool.

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drank Assam by Joseph Wesley Black Tea
2286 tasting notes

Yum! So good.

Fruity, malty, delicious.

Of course I’m having it with milk. And hot, even though it’s fairly warm out today.

So warm, in fact, I’m planning to take myself out on a picnic dinner! I made a couple things on my lunch break, and will need to mix up my limeade and fry up my marinating chicken before I head out. I’d do iced tea, but I don’t really have much in the way of fruity teas. I can no longer have apple, so my go-to selections are not good options.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
__Morgana__

Wow! Blast from the past! So great to see you!

OMGsrsly

Yeah, I’ve been off Steepster a while. And then I was doing YouTube stuff for work and a tea vlogger was recommended and I decided to dig through my (real old) samples! Working from home definitely makes tea easier!

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drank Peach Ginger by Bulk Barn
2286 tasting notes

Made into an iced tea with honey. Not bad. Probably needed more leaves but I was using the reminder of my bag.

Would buy again. Possibly. In the future. When transit isn’t as much of a serious health risk.

Weirdly I can drag the bars on my Android but not on my iPad. Oh, Steepster.

Preparation
5 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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drank Unknown Black Tea by Unknown
2286 tasting notes

This one is labelled “Thailand – Mariage Freres” only I can’t find this tea on their website or on steepster.

It’s a super mega fine CTC black tea. Very strong. Would be so good with sweetened condensed milk. But I’m drinking it with vanilla sugar and regular milk.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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Hello,
hello.

Just popping in here because Sil sent me this sample ages and ages ago and I finally tried it.

It’s, uhh, dirt tea. The stuff people always say tastes like chocolate.

I only finished half the cup.

Thank you for sharing, Sil, but this one didn’t work for me!

ALSO tasting note 2222. -

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
Sil

funnily enough..steepster did that thing it does and i have no rating or note for this one so who knows how i felt about it

OMGsrsly

I noticed there wasn’t a review from you, and I thought it was weird. Oh Steepster,

Nattie

Well hi there! Hope you’re doing okay. (:

OMGsrsly

I’ve finally moved away from my love, the espresso machine (said as I enjoy an iced latte), and am exploring more tea options again! Also since I’m working from home it’s easier for me to pop on here every once in a while for 5 min. :)

Nattie

Lockdown has brought me back to Steepster too. Glad to see you here. (:

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Pretty good. Very very strong, but it does have a tonne of bergamot oil in it. Nice with cream. It’ll make an excellent Earl Grey chocolate cake…

Preparation
2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
VariaTEA

Ofc you’d come up with something tasty like a EG chocolate cake :P

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drank Far Afield by August Uncommon Tea
2286 tasting notes

Oh, this is good! The orange flavour reminds me strongly of another orange leafy-herbal tea I used to have.

It’s very much orange-sage-ginger. I added a tiny bit of honey to take it towards sweet and away from savoury.

Right up my alley.

Roswell’s description is true for the flavour notes, too. Earthy. Orange. A bit of spice. Yum.

(Also, i FINALLY got it today! I ordered right at the end of November, and had an argument with customs (tea is not taxed in Canada…). I’m super excited to drink the rest of what I got.)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
InterMo

I want to try it too! Thanks!

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drank Earl Greypfruit by Tealish
2286 tasting notes

I was so excited to see this tea! There’s an Earl Grey Grapefruit that I had and loved, but I can’t remember if I’ve been too lazy to go get more, or if the company doesn’t carry it anymore.

Anyways, I got this one. So delicious.

I do occasionally love me an Earl Grey, and the addition of grapefruit is perfection.

Sil

nice

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drank Lemon Meringue Rooibos by Tealish
2286 tasting notes

This is pretty tasty! I’m having it with milk (as always) and it’s creamy and lemony. Not quite candy, but definitely not lemon cleaner.

I’m really glad I stopped in and picked this up when I was stuck in Toronto.

Huge thanks to Sil (and partner and dog) for picking me up and letting me stay!

Sil

glad you got a couple you’re enjoying

OMGsrsly

I think I’ve now bought 4 teas this year… :D

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An oldie from Sil, I think.

I really like it. Nice and sweet and fruity, and I do like the bergamot as an addition.

Sadly, the primary ingredient is apples, and so I will probably be regretting this cup of tea in a couple hours. Darn apples are everywhere.

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