171 Tasting Notes

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I ordered this as part of the 4 for 3 deal. I love peppermint, however I got it at the flavouring level “There’s matcha in there?” BIG mistake! While it still tastes wonderful, it’s sooo darn peppermint-y it’s like drinking a glass of scotch mints. My husband loves it, I feel like it would make a great addition to a cup of hot chocolate or blended into another flavour. I will definitely order it again, once this runs out, but I’ll ease up on the flavouring.
When I first opened the package I was in love, it was the first one of the order I opened and the one I was most excited about. The smell reminded me of Sunday drives with my late Grandpa. He always had a big bag of peppermints in his car and my cousin and I would eat them as we drove through the city, stopping at yard sales. This was also the first matcha I ever sifted. to me it seemed silly to think that could make a difference. Boy does it! This little baby frothed up like a champ! I made it as a latte and even tried it with a little agave nectar. I will buy again but probably at distinctive level.
You can buy it here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/peppermint-matcha.html

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I’ve taken some time off work and I feel like I’m on house arrest. Gotta keep watch of Octane. We got good news from our vet this weekend, but we’re still on seeing the results in him that we should.
So, with stress at maximum level I was grateful to have my tea club haul arrive yesterday. I’m escaping in this cup today, it’s fantastic, on my fourth cup, it’s smooth and sweet and woodsy. I’m in love!

Kittenna

Glad to hear there was good news :) Keep us updated…

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I haven’t done a tasting note for a while. One of my babies (my dog babies) was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy and he’s dying. He’s responding to his meds really well and has finally started eating on a regular basis, and I think he’s toying with sticking around a bit longer. According to the vet, he shouldn’t have made it this long. From this day forward, everyday with have with him is a celebration of beating the odds stacked against him. I love you Octane!
So anywho, it’s been pretty dark around here. There has been tea drinking, but it hasn’t been as enjoyable. This morning I desperately wanted an irish breakfast, but it’s gone. So I went with an english. I just wanted a nice bold cuppa and this guy is perfect. I do not enjoy it steeped for the 4-6 minutes they recommend, far better at around 3 minutes. Perfect compliment to toast and jam.
Here’s to brighter days! :)

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JacquelineM

I’m sorry to hear about your little one, but that’s so good that he’s eating and you’ve had more days together than you thought you would. My heart goes out to you guys!

I lost my Beni Beagle in May and although it’s almost been a year, it feels like yesterday in so many ways.

BoxerMama

It really is awful feeling. He had a perfect day yesterday and now today, since posting this he two episodes. I don’t even know what to do, other than just sit here and stare at him.

ashmanra

So sorry about your dog! I utterly adore my dog, I can not imagine what you must be going through. Hugs from afar!

Josie Jade

Aw, so sorry about your pup!

BoxerMama

Thanks guys. We have another vet appointment coming up soon, hoping they can adjust his meds.

Alphakitty

SO sorry to hear about your baby. :( Losing a pet is the most awful feeling, but at least you can cherish your last few days with him.

CharlotteZero

So sorry to hear about Octane… :-(

Kittenna

:( I’m so sorry to hear that. Dealing with a sick pet that is not going to recover is truly awful. I’ve only been through it twice, but it broke my heart both times.

Rachel J

Just checking your profile after you answered my discussion post. I also have a dog who is like my baby, and it really saddens me to hear of anyone going through something like this. I hope Octane can hang in there a while longer for you to soak up as much love as you can. Remember that when the inevitable happens, as hard as it will be to deal with the loss of his physical presence, the love you shared with each other will have left a permanent mark on you. You will never really be without him. My pup is 7 and healthy, and even so, I tear up at the thought that I’ll lose him someday. Hang in there.

BoxerMama

Thanks, Rachel. He’s having some good days, but the second he has a spell, it’s an instant reminder.

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Spending the day with this, comforting my dog. He looks like we may have a bit more time after all. I didn’t drink or eat anything yesterday, but with our spirits up, I picked this one to enjoy.

TheTeaFairy

sending good thoughts your way :-)

BoxerMama

Thank you! He has cardiomyopathy, so it’s only a matter of time. We just want his time here to be of quality.

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drank Tamarind Pop by Butiki Teas
171 tasting notes

Oh, the sweet, tangy comfort you bring. I love you and I need you and you always help to clear my head.
What a day. My poor dog had a rough go of it and ended up going through a million tests and getting diagnosed with a heart condition. We still need more answers though. But, man what long terrifying day.
I figured out that this is my go to tea though

Sil

oh i hope your dog is ok and that you’re able to relax and come down from all the stress :(

BoxerMama

He’s definitely not himself, but he’s much better.

BoxerMama

Oh. . . You meant me! lol, I’m definitely not myself, but I’m much better. ;)

Sil

well i’m glad he’s much better too :)

Butiki Teas

Oh no, so sorry to hear about your doggy. It must have been a very emotionally draining day.

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Sipping this, this morning blended with the 5 year aged tieguanyin. Wonderfully compliments one another. The creaminess of the oolong is in perfect balance with the spice of this blend. Happy Friday!

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drank Coconut Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
171 tasting notes

I ordered this one for my husband. I have to throw something in for him every now and then or he gets upset about how much I spend on tea. lol, Thankfully he LOVES this one almost as much as the Pumpkin Pie one.
When I first opened the package it didn’t smell like a whole lot of anything. I dove right in anyway I got one of those lovely little bamboo spoons for Christmas in the 12 days exchange. I tend to heap them, I love the taste of matcha. Once I released this bad boy from it’s package I got a whiff of a light, sweet coconut mixed with the nutty scent of matcha. It whisked up beautifully in 70 C water, I prefer mine on the cooler side. I also used steamed milk to make a latte. It looked almost as good as it tastes. The taste is like pure, unsweetened coconut. It’s not overwhelmingly sweet and there isn’t even a hint of artificial to the flavour. I have always told myself that I am not a coconut fan, Then I try a tea like this and it completely wows me. If I wasn’t a fan before, I am now.
I purchased starter grade in “There’s matcha in there?!” flavour level.
You can buy it here!
http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/coconut-matcha.html

Alphakitty

This is one of my favorite flavors from them!

ashmanra

Oh wow, how did I not notice coconut! Is it new?

BoxerMama

I’m not sure if it’s new. It’s great though!

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Mmmmm! I haven’t eaten breakfast yet, but I feel like I don’t need to now. This tea is fantastic and I’m thrilled to add it to my collection.

Terri HarpLady

I’ve never tried that tea, although It sounds interesting…now I want pancakes…sigh…

BoxerMama

I’m going to have to send you some then!

Terri HarpLady

And I will drink them!

Terri HarpLady

I almost got talked into making paleo pancakes this morning, thanks to you! LOL! Luckily I ate a sensible breakfast, so hopefully I’ll get something done around here! :)

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There are few things in life that I enjoy more than a good cup of tea and the company of my dogs.
I’m a down to earth person very true to my Virgo roots. I own two Boxers, Octane (male, 6 years) and Rally Rims (female, 3 years). I do not breed or show, they are an integral part of my family. I also have a loving husband in the Canadian Military and a beautiful daughter who amazes me with her wit and intelligence everyday.
I love Autumn, for it’s colour, smell and general ambiance.
I’m just a girl, looking for a good cup of tea.

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