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#tiffanys2021sipdown Tea #189 overall / Tea #13 for May
Fri 5/7 189/13 stash lemon ginger 2 tea bags 20 oz, water hot and plain. when you just need something easy going to hit the spot love both lemon & ginger, didn’t taste green tea.
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drank Earl Grey by Stash Tea Company
980 tasting notes

Woof! The smell of the teabag is heaven! There is only bergamot oil in Stash’s Earl Grey but it’s this really intense lemon scent with that deeper, peppery bergamot tone. Steeped up, it has a lightly biting, balanced bitter tannins, earthy-woodsy flavor and moderate bergamot. I added just a splash of almond milk to counter that whole made-with-fannings deal. It actually ended up tasting and smelling much like orange, maybe like orange pulp but again, deeper, kind of sparkly. I know that doesn’t make sense so maybe like the smell of candying orange slices but not sweet. No complaints here, but it’s a rare occasion for me to indulge in highly caffeinated black tea bags.

Flavors: Astringent, Bergamot, Biting, Earth, Lemon, Orange, Tannin, Wood

Mastress Alita

I have some of their Double Bergamot EG teabags in my cupboard, and still haven’t gotten to them yet.

derk

I’ve never had the Double Berg. Always been curious about it but I won’t buy a box since I’m a blacktea teabag wuss. I shall sip vicariously through your eventual note :)

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One of the simplest tisanes-called-chai I’ve had, consisting of only cinnamon, red rooibos, ginger and clove. I really enjoy the cinnamon but it’s all I taste. Some rooibos in the undertone and maybe clove but I’m not sure. No ginger to be found. So it’s basically cinnamon tea with rooibos lending some color.

It is nice to have a cinnamon tea that doesn’t get a strong sweetness and all its flavor from cinnamon oil or flavoring. A little sweetness builds up while I sip the cup; a mild spiciness lingers with the cinnamon taste. There’s nothing glaringly bad about this cup and I am enjoying it for what it is, though with a name like Spice Dragon, am I wrong to want more from this?

Flavors: Cinnamon, Drying, Rooibos, Spicy, Sweet

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I’m not a fan of lemon and ginger together but this was decent. So many lemony teas taste watery and ginger can easily dominate. The lemon and ginger were full-flavored here. Pretty sour, not too spicy. I didn’t notice the hibiscus.

Flavors: Ginger, Lemon, Sour, Spicy

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Classic crisp and clean Pacific Northwest peppermint. Strong and sweet! Bag in mug, no problem.

Flavors: Menthol, Peppermint, Sweet

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I picked this up on a whim at Whole Foods, because I love pear and a pear green tea sounded just lovely!

Honestly, it’s pretty good for a teabag. The pear is a bit candylike, but it does taste crisp and pear-like to me, maybe teetering on the edge of apple. For some reason I’m getting banana though? And not actual banana, but Laffy Taffy banana. So that’s a bit distracting, ha ha! The base is actually quite nice, mellow and nutty without any bitterness.

Quite good! And I can imagine it being delicious as an iced tea… Ironically, I just received another pear green tea today, in the form of B&B’s Jasmine Poached Pears. So that’ll be interesting to compare!

Flavors: Apple, Banana, Candy, Grass, Hay, Nuts, Pear, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML
Courtney

I went through a pear green tea teabag phase a while ago haha!

Cameron B.

I love pear! Can’t wait to try the B&B blend.

Mastress Alita

Jasmine Poached Pears is a favorite of mine!

Lexie Aleah

Interesting I like this one and definitely get the candy pear from it but don’t recall ever tasting banana. Now I want to make a cup of this… (:

Tiffany :)

This and their loose leaf pear tea are on my list.. if I don’t get to it before then I suppose there is always WFM in Austin. (On my “to do” list for my Austin trip)

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I really like this tea. I love minty green teas. I like that it has peppermint and spearmint in it. The lemongrass mixes well. Due to stomach issues I have to have green tea in the morning. I really like the brand Stash. I prefer loose leaf tea but Stash has really good teabags. This tea has a lot of flavor.

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Imagine a desk. Desk overfilled with notes, notebooks, laptop, FullHD screen 28", postcards, pens in all colours, tea… there is even my camera I was too lazy to put in the bag…
And in this desk this tea from ashmanra was hidden. I found it as I just knew it has to be there. So thank you!

Again, as always I sniff the tea bag, I coughed because of ginger. Oww, it will be too strong in ginger… It’s not!

It is quite plain. Mildly lemony and mildly gingery. Not a fiery ginger. The aroma isn’t great as well, it’s kind of cleaner like. Somehow, not much impressed of this tea… nothing that would say “this is a reason to drink it again”. It’s okay though. Nothing impressive, but nothing to avoid.

Flavors: Ginger, Lemon

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
ashmanra

Very few Stash teas are impressive in my experience so far! I am glad it was not absolutely terrible, though!

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In honor of today’s sipdown theme – St. Patrick’s Day. This was a letdown, honestly. I haven’t found too many Stash teas I really love. This one just didn’t have much flavor at all. For something that has “Super” in the title, I was expecting it to knock me over.

Preparation
8 OZ / 236 ML

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I made a cup of this after seeing CameronB describe this as tasting like banana candy. I definitely get the banana runts now and don’t know how I never made that association before. This is Still one of my favorite boxed teas along with the Melon boxed tea from Stash.

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Tiffany :)

Is this the loose leaf one? I love green tea and have been considering grabbing a few 100g bags on clearance but Stash does not have much stock on their website on other teas.

Lexie Aleah

This is the bagged one which is actually really good but different from the loose-leaf. Would love to try the loose-leaf one someday though.

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#tiffanys2021sipdown Tea #110 overall / Tea #26 for March / #drinkwhatyouown February 22/25
Mon 3/22/21 — Stash Cranberry Pomegranate. 2 teabags. Sometimes you need something easy going when you are at work.. (and this comes from someone that keeps a metal strainer, few tins of tea, etc. in their locker + carries a large bag full of teas, paper filters, etc. to work) I enjoy Stash tea but this has a fine non-descript fruity taste.
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#tiffanys2021sipdown Tea #90 overall / Tea #6 for March
#drinkwhatyouown February slot 22/25

Wednesday 3/3 — Another longer day with work as I came in a little early and learned some basic tasks in another department (1230-3) before my 3-11 shift. Needed something hot/warm & tisane (because I have 7a-3p Thurs 3/4) towards the end of my day so I pulled this out of my bag (2 teabags) and this answered the call. Not “the best tea ever” but I enjoy when I do grab a box of this for something easy and fruity.

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Wow, talk about scent memories: one whiff of the dry teabag will take you back (hopefully pleasantly) to your elementary school cafeteria on fruit cocktail day. “Pears” nicely—pun intended—with the green tea delivery mechanism. Very cheerful and springy.

ashmanra

Oooo, now I want a cup!

gmathis

Flavor is spot on!

Lexie Aleah

This is a yummy one!

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A friend of mine gave me two boxes filled with a. variety of tea bags. So sweet of her. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that I am a bit of a tea snob—not really as I will try almost any tea—and have mountains of loose tea at home. Mountains.

So I am housesitting, which means that I have peace and quiet, internet access and a reliable fridge to keep milk in.

This tea is ok, but just. Having been blessed with Anne’s stellar chais, this one hardly compares. But I’ll drink it because milk, winter, cold.

And Steepster, oh how I have missed you. My wifi died and then my computer died and then I couldn’t remember my passwords to come back and could not even possibly start a NEW Evol account. And then there’s been the thing of my neighbours keeping me awake for the past 5 years and me having lost the will to live in this permanently exhausted state. And my own health issues even before that started. And then, of course, this covid situation, God help us all.

But while I have wifi for now, I am back!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Martin Bednář

Welcome back!

Martin Bednář

And let’s hope that you passed through all the misery and now better days will come!

Kawaii433

Glad to see you back!

Cameron B.

Welcome back! :D

Leafhopper

It’s great to see you back on Steepster!

Roswell Strange

WELCOME BACK!! <3

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, Everyone! So good to be back. I’ve missed our Steepster gatherings, sharing life, tea, and news, commiserating, and tea slurping.

Alas, tomorrow I go back home to no wifi, no milk, and no sleep. But I am here for now and perhaps this wee rest and renewal will carry me through with enough energy to change things, at least a bit.

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, Ms. Strange! <3 Right back at ya!

I thought of you a lot during the DT upheaval. Are you still in Montreal?

Evol Ving Ness

And BTW, I can’t remember my FB password. Would you kindly tell our peeps there that I am more or less ok?

Lexie Aleah

It’s so nice to see you on here again! (:

ashmanra

Good to see you again! I hope you run into wifi again soon!

mrmopar

I just got my laptop back today. Been 4 days down. Glad to see you back.

Roswell Strange

@Evol Ving Ness – Yes, still in MTL and still at DT :)

Evol Ving Ness

And good to see y’all too! Thank you.

The first three days without wifi is tough and after that, it’s fine. I even got a bit of an attention span back. I even started reading books.

Evol Ving Ness

Wow, good on ya!

Montreal is such a fabulous city. Though right now it may have lost its sheen a bit.

Just a couple of days after DT announced that I had a free 50gr bag of tea waiting for me, the city went into lockdown and all of their shops closed. That sucked. I had the tea I wanted all picked out and everything.

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Another tea bag from ashmanra, thank you!

Well, this tea sounds great but it isn’t that great as name suggests. The orange isn’t juicy at all, ginger way too strong as well. Overall it tastes quite watery as well and flat.

It’s a shame, becasue when I have opened the pouch, it was very mouthwatering and nice aroma. It was like a fresh orange juice with hints of tangy ginger. But nope. The result is sad.

Flavors: Ginger, Orange

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
ashmanra

Oh, that sounds bad! I have never had any of the last ones I sent. They were samples from an order and I sent the bags for your collection! What a shame the teas couldn’t at least be decent tasting? The only Stash tea I have really loved is White Christmas.

Martin Bednář

It’s rather just a shame! I think the ideas are great. But blending them somehow doesn’t work well. Maybe there are guys in Stash company who like it. Customers like it too (based on their website). But I have been expecting more.

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TEA MAIL from ashmanra, thank you for sharing a few cups with me again :)

Okay, another exam passed. I was exhausted. And cold, as it was raining all the time I was going home from the train station. Felt asleep watching a ice hockey match in early afternoon!

So, decided to brew this one. It sounded very fiery and I wasn’t that sure about it at all, ginger and Mate; Fire in name, I was afraid this tea isn’t for me.

Well, it has got indeed interesting taste. I had Yerba Maté several times, but never cared if roasted or not, or how it should taste like and those things.

Today cuppa woke me up sucessfully. And it was somehow mineral, quite spicy (fiery, from ginger I guess) but it wasn’t excessively. A wee hint of cinnamon.

Wouldn’t call it Chai honestly. It was a ginger drink with yerba maté. That’s it.

Flavors: Ginger, Mineral

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
White Antlers

Congratulations on ANOTHER exam passed! : )

gmathis

I like mate for its effects rather than its flavor. This might work pretty well for me.

Martin Bednář

White Antlers… only two more! On Friday and next Thursday.

gmathis: I see, it certianly woke me up. And more than I would expect :) Too bad it’s quite simple in flavour though :(

Leafhopper

Congratulations on passing your exam! I’m glad you have only two more to go.

Martin Bednář

Thanks Leafhopper :)

ashmanra

A passed exam and an afternoon nap in the rain sounds like an almost perfect day! So happy for you! Step by step you are getting closer to your goal!

mrmopar

Congrats on passing another one sir!

Martin Bednář

ashmanra: If only I don’t have next exam tomorrow! I wanted to prepare; but I am not even able to be that productive today (an yesterday). So, it was part-perfect :) Sometimes it’s just a bit more than I can. But of course, super happy that only two are remaining.
mrmopar: Thank you! Small steps, but it’s something :)

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I made a pot of this to share with my partner, who is slowly opening up to more and more teas. I added a splash of milk to mine. It was very floral and lavendery today, I didn’t really get much bergamot! I meant to add sugar and completely forgot. I’ve never had an amount of tea this big, I think it allows the ingredients to mix and separate interestingly and each cup seems like it’ll be different! What an interesting tea adventure

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I’m trying (yet again) to get back into reviewing teas on Steepster. I love the community and always miss this place :)

One of the reasons I’m trying to get back in is because I bought a new milk frother to make tea lattes with! I’m a sucker for London Fogs and want to try replicating those at home. I saw a review on the milk frother that said this tea was a great way to do just that! I was excited to see that Stash had a loose leaf version and bought that, not realizing I was buying an entire pound of tea that I had never tried before!

I brewed this today with my amateurly frothed milk (definitely needs practice!). I was getting Earl Grey bergamoty flavors, as well as a kind of floral perfumey bitterness. I’m not sure if I got a bit too much lavender or steeped it too long or what! I added some simple syrup and that smoothed out the bitterness but covered up the lavender.

Now that it’s cooled off to a kind of lukewarm temp, I’m getting more lavender as well as a more distinctly orange flavor. I have a whole pound of this tea to get through so I’m looking forward to playing around with it! Maybe I’ll even try to get into baking and cooking with tea!

Flavors: Citrus, Floral, Lavender, Orange

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec
gmathis

Well, hello there! A pound definitely gives you lots to experiment with. Lemon lavender pound cake? Lavender brownies?

ashmanra

This sounds really nice. I may have to order a wee bit.

Lexie Aleah

I"ve been wanting to try this one but can’t find it anywhere nearby. It’s always out of stock. Must be a mostly online only product.

tea-sipper

Welcome back!

Emilie

Thanks everyone! I found some earl grey lavender cookies I might have to try out! And lavender brownies sound amazing

Lexie, I definitely will have some to share if you ever need it lol. And I saw a few different options online, but you might only be able to get loose leaf in the one pound bag!
gmathis

I’ve never made anything with lavender except suggestions ;)

Lexie Aleah

Aww Thsnks (: Earl Grey Cookies sound delicious! There’s a local coffee shop here that makes the best earl grey shortbread cookies and uses a lavender frosting for the filling.

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