171 Tasting Notes

77

Wow! I’ve been on a green tea kick lately. This was a sample from Crowkettle
and I must say, this little guy is pretty darn good! The leaves are just beautiful and it has this light, sweet and fruity taste. The smell is a cross between fruity and floral.
Just mmm!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec
CrowKettle

Glad you enjoyed this one; it’s probably my favourite of the mariage frères teas I sent you. :)

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92
drank Cocomint Cream by DAVIDsTEA
171 tasting notes

Mmmmm, Late night wind down. Me and my dog each have our cuppa. She’s not quite as subtle in her enjoyment. . .

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86

My first Teavivre! This came as a lovely surprise in my mailbox from Terri Harplady much appreciated!
I sipped this all morning. I followed the directions on the website for three western steeps. The first steep at 1 minute was quite pale and weak. Steep 2 had a sweet, juicy taste to it. My favourite steep. Steep three was less juiny, but still fruity and I probably could’ve gotten another steep out of it, but my daughter forced me to make cupcakes.

Terri HarpLady

The 1 minutes steep was too weak for me, so I usually do 2 minutes on the first steep, 3 on the second, & 4 or 5 on the 3rd. Glad you like it! It really is a loverly tea!

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89

Groan. . . 4 hours sleep to get hubby off for the weekend with army. I’m exhausted and I have a dentist appointment in two hours, so I can’t go back to bed.
This is great cup to wake up with. I can probably sneak in two more too.

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86

Been sipping this all morning. On steep 6, I love it. Goes down easy, I don’t often drink tea bare, but I love my oolongs this way.

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drank Long Life Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
171 tasting notes

I made this horrible mistake of leaving my tea and steeper at home when I went to work. With a 10 hour day ahead of me I had no idea what to do. Then
I remembered that our student helper had bought us the Sweet Indulgences set when he left. So, that solved the tea crisis. . . but what on earth would I use to infuse it? All I had was my timolino and NO infuser with it!
My inner CaveMama leapt out and I decided to use a triangle coffee filter.
I would not recommend this at all. The paper is incredible thick and it took like 10 minutes just to fill my mug. BUT, desperate times call for desperate measures.
Now, there was only this tea and very small amounts of Jessie’s Tea left. Not only does that not have caffeine, but I just plain don’t like it. This was a decent tea, all things considered, the peach was nice.
I wouldn’t have picked under normal circumstances though.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec
Lala

I hate it when you get tea blocked. Good recovery though!

Terri HarpLady

Improvisation is the spice of life!

BoxerMama

LOL! “Tea Blocked”
At the end of the day I found a packet of Della Terra’s Chocolate Chai Puerh, would have rather had that.

Lindsay

Coffee filters are my last resort too in those situations.

BoxerMama

Normally I have David’s Tea filters in a bag in my purse, but those were at home too! I could have drank store brand bags of English Breakfast, I felt that would be worst.

canadianadia

How very resourceful of you – like tea Macgyver

BoxerMama

LOL! I like that.

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85

I always have a cup of black tea in the morning. I turned to Butiki this morning out of sheer excitement. Stacy is going to be doing a custom blend for me. Not with this tea, but another black tea. I’m long over due for an order though, I didn’t quite realize how low I was on most of my butiki!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Sil

AAAAAHHHHHHHH custom blends from stacy! of what of what! tell me more tell me (..like does he have a car…)

BoxerMama

LOL! Licorice Chai.

Sil

OOOH!! Dibs on a sample! lol

BoxerMama

Hahahaha! For sure! It will have a guranse base and a strong licorice flavour. Very excited!

Sil

nice. My strawberry Rhubarb is almost ready to take baby steps into the world from last years contest giggling Through no fault of Stacy’s i’ve been totally telling her to take it slow and there’s no rush. So it’s been a long run but I’m good with that since it’s not like i’m suffering from no tea in my cupboard lol

BoxerMama

Mine is probably going to take a bit because she has to order the licorice stuff, but also no rush for us, it’s going to be a gift for hubby. But, we ran through all the plans yesterday. It was fun and exciting!

Donna A

I’m interested in that Strawberry Rhubarb

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90

Mmmm. . . I love matcha. I have to admit that with unflavoured matchas I have to add a small amount of agave nectar. I can’t do a straight green tea. I’m sure I’ll get there eventually. For now, milk and sweetener and it makes my day!

ashmanra

Tomorrow I should get my first matcha upgrade order! It is a flavored one, but I am pretty excited to try it! I got Bilberry.

BoxerMama

I’m finding myself a bit addicted.

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94
drank Mi Xian Black by Butiki Teas
171 tasting notes

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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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