471 Tasting Notes

95

Yay, another yummy oolong to add to my list of favorites. Ive probably said it before, but I can’t believe I ever didn’t like green oolongs. It wasn’t because I had bad ones, I just had a complete change of taste preference a couple months into tea drinking (In February, it’ll be a year since I started loose leaf and steepster, yay!).

I wanted to sample the Anxi Tie juan yin also, but it appears that I got someone else’s samples. Oh well. Ill probably just order it next time anyway, which will be soon since I need a bigger bag of this now than the little 1/2oz that I got :p

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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95

I was worried about not having ordered more Dinjoye Estate, relying on this new blend to fill its spot, but my worries were unnecessary. I love this new Irish breakfast blend. yay! Bold and malty. yummy :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Fjellrev

Awesome that it’s doing a bang up job filling in for a favourite!

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100

I bought a box of this tea in sachets after sampling it some time ago and it has become my most favorite after-dinner tea. So simple, yet so perfect.

TheTeaFairy

Mint lover here, I hear ya!

TeaBrat

I bet this would be good as an iced tea too,. mmm. I love verbena.

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95

Sipdown.

Good news is that the heat is working quite nicely on the second floor of the gym today. It’s the first day of classes and I was even more pleased to find it not as crowded as usual (I guess the students finally realized that new years resolutions aren’t going to work out, lol).

I debated ordering more of this tea last time I was ordering from Butiki, but I decided to go with the new Irish Breakfast blend instead. I haven’t received it yet, but I sure hope it is a suitable replacement until my next Butiki order.

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85

My Arbor Teas order arrived yesterday and I brewed two cups of this oolong, but was too busy to log it then. It’s a very creamy oolong, not too heavy in the floral department. I’m rarely disappointed with Arbor teas, and this is yet another pleasurable cup of tea from this company.

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85

I haven’t had this one in my cupboard for a while, and I’m glad to have it back!

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95

I went to this gym this morning at it felt like 20degF on the second floor while the first floor was well heated. I was not amused. But now I have tea, so it is OK.

This is definitely my favorite Assam (and black tea) right now. And Im almost out! (((╹д╹;)))

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65

I forgot to log this last time when I added the extra marshmallows and milk that I said i would try. As much as I loved the gooey marshmallows themselves, the additions did little to help the flavor of this tea. I wanted so much to love it because it smells so good, but the taste is too blah. Oh well.

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85

I really really love using my new glass tea pot and I want to brew everything in it! It could be my imagination or pure coincidence, but this tea has consistently tasted better when brewed in my (glazed) kyusu than when brewed in my glass pot. I suppose it makes sense, after all, a Japanese tea in a Japanese pot :D

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
TheTeaFairy

Agreed and even if it’s an illusion, I don’t care, I find the teaware I use makes all the difference in the world when I brew tea, the prettier, the tastier :-)

Shelley_Lorraine

lol, yep. In the end, does it matter if it’s illusion if its a ‘real’ experience? :)

TheTeaFairy

My point exactly!

TeaBrat

I love glass teaware but I always seem to break it

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drank Calendula by Teaposy
471 tasting notes

This tea bloomed much quicker than the Falling Water one. Also, the jasmine flavor is much stronger. I didn’t recognize the jasmine in the other (though it is also supposed to have it), but there’s no mistaking it in this one. I like this one less for that reason, but that’s just personal preference. These flowering teas are a lot better than I expected them to be and they are so much fun to brew!
\(^.^)/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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Name: Shelley Lorraine Limegrover
Location: Wyoming
Occupation: Student and Evil Genius
Ward: 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, 1 Cocker spaniel, 1 super cranky but lovable siamese cat, one bipolar black turkish angora, and my husband’s black and white cat.

Hobbies: Learning, reading books, math, physics (have a degree in it), literature (have a degree in it too), anthropology, traveling, piano, and making TEA, of course (^o^)

Future plans: World domination >-)
Graduate school for Comparative literature (in German, Latin, and Greek) – Update: I’m going to the University of Colorado in Fall 2014!! yay me!

Favorite teas: Kukicha, Green teas in general, aged oolongs, charcoal roasted oolong, taiwanese oolongs, Assam . . .

Don’t like: Genmaicha, Earl Grey, Darjeelings, ginger, coconut, smokey teas (even mild ones), nut flavors, overwhelmingly strong floral flavor (esp. Jasmine), most della derra and adagio teas. . .

My Rating System

100 My happiness absolutely depends on it

95 Will definitely repurchase

85: Might repurchase (teas that depend on my mood)

75 Won’t repurchase (but I would drink it again if offered).

65: meh

45: I reluctantly finished a cup.

15: Couldn’t finish a cup.

I simplified my ratings to single numbers rather than ranges because I can’t precisely compare so many teas with a system more detailed than this.

An unrated tea is most often one that I recognize as having significant notable quality, but that does not suit me personally. Sometimes, I leave teas unrated for other reasons, such as I am undecided or I brewed it wrong, etc.

Note: Boiling temp. barely reaches 200 where I am (and a few times it sticks at 195, I assume due to unexplainable shifts in altitude or the position of the moon. . .aliens?. . .).

Location

Wyoming

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