2198 Tasting Notes

Drinking this today for a bit. Here’s hoping it goes better than last time! Especially now that I have a bit more experience with sheng.

Now my opinion is that it’s pretty light. There’s a neat thickness to it, and some smoke and leather, but it’s nicely mellowed. Yum. It’s a little bitter, a little sweet. Just what I was wanting, actually!

At this point in my taste evolution, I’d say I’d like more of this tea. LOL. Oh well.

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Oh, this one is interesting. But in a way where I don’t think I want to drink it.

It feels pretty rich. Kind of like a gunpowder in the way that it’s a teensy bit smoky/earthy with some sensations of being in the open air on a mountain side. But the green vegetable notes are really not agreeing with me. :(

Thank you, fuzzypeachkin, but this is so not for me. I’m not sure if it’s the age, but I would think that this tea would age pretty well due to its shape and apparent processing.

Edit: Also marine notes. That might actually be it. Sorry tea, it’s definitely me.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

heh this is the one i really like.

OMGsrsly

Yeah, the sample was big so I threw it into your box. You can see if it’s changed a lot in the past couple years. :)

Sil

hahahaha

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Oh. My god.

I’ve had these samples for TWO YEARS.

I’m so sorry, fuzzypeachkin and CrowKettle. I’m drinking them today I swear. O.o

Anyways, this Assam is a decent Assam? It’s a little sweet. Malty with that typical Assam flavour. I’m actually drinking it WITHOUT milk, which is almost unheard of, but it’s nice. I haven’t had a straight Assam for a while, so I’ll just sit here and enjoy the cup.

OMGsrsly

In other news, the orange part is chipping off my DavidsTea Halloween mug. The colour change parts are fine, but the surrounding colour is leaving. WTF. :/

Sil

i didn’t pick up more of this one as it was nice, but not as nice as the price heh

OMGsrsly

Yeah, some of their prices are a little… high. :)

Fjellrev

So strange about the mug! Is the paint chipping off or wearing off?

I know you said yours doesn’t have this problem, but t almost bought that colour-changing candy cane mug on sale the other day but remembered how previous versions’ colour-changing stuff would peel off.

OMGsrsly

It’s chipping off. :( They did change their colour changing stuff though, no problems with that. But I’m a little disappointed in the other part. It’s not happening on my octo-mug, just this one. Maybe because the decal is so big?

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drank Banana Nut Bread by DAVIDsTEA
2198 tasting notes

As a (SURPRISE!) eggnog latte.

I steeped 10 minutes in a preheated mug with a lid, using BOILING water. I wanted AS MUCH FLAVOUR as possible.

And it worked, I think? Still not a lot of banana. Definitely nut and bread tho. And it works well with the creamy nutmeg of the eggnog.

Evol Ving Ness

Well done! It sounds delicious.

OMGsrsly

Yum! Sadly there’s a lot of textural GOO at the bottom of the mug. I noticed it last time, too.

Evol Ving Ness

Yes, this is a particularly mucky one.

OMGsrsly

I’ve moved onto booze. The only drama I have with booze is getting tipsy and declaring my love for everyone. So. Not that bad.

VariaTEA

Haha OMGsrsly, I do the same when drunk except I also text and that makes for awkwardness in the morning :P

OMGsrsly

I should totally start randomly texting people “drunk” messages. Hahaha.

VariaTEA

I once told one of my managers that we should be besties. Luckily he is young and also likes drinking so he was quite entertained by the whole thing. It could have been much worse in retrospect but when I read that I was just like oh no.

OMGsrsly

LOL. Oh dear. Well, I’d probably confine it to friends. And my brother.

VariaTEA

That’s a good idea. As for me, I should probably invest in one of those apps that stops you from texting for a period of time. I can also lock it when I am in class too and thus I shouldn’t get distracted.

Evol Ving Ness

I walked into a local DT today and found out that there are no more eggnog lattes to be had.

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Oh blackcurrant, why you gottta smell so BAD?! D: D: D:

Thankfully I’ve made this in a travel mug, so I can put the lid on it and don’t have to smell it.

Ahh, that’s better. It’s a fairly light tea, I think I could have steeped it a little hotter. But it’s pretty nice! The blackcurrant-peach flavour is really nice, and delicate at this point as it’s in my travel mug. I’m quite enjoying this.

Thanks so much, uhh, tea fren. :) (MissB maybe? I got it when I visited Sil.)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 15 OZ / 443 ML

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Oh, apparently I’ve tried this one already. So that means I need less water, since I didn’t weigh the sample.

I am sick. Definitely coming down with some sort of terrible cold thing. MEH. And today I do need to go into work, but I think I’ll do that, then come home and get back into pyjamas and drink more tea.

I kinda like this one, even though it’s super green today, and a little watery because I keep mis-judging how much water I need to put in my pot. Haha. Oh well. I haven’t had a sheng in a while, so I’m hoping this gives me some energy to go deal with work stuff for a couple hours.

Fjellrev

Oh no, I hope you fight that bug like a boss.

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I totally forgot I’d had this one, and pulled it out of the stash as an easy sipdown.

YUM. How delightful.

If I didn’t have SO MUCH TEA, I’d totally consider getting more of this one. I do like it. The spice notes and warming sensation are really neat.

Thanks so much for sharing, Dexter!

Happy New Year, all! :)

Dexter

I thought you send out a good chunk of your tea. ;)

Happy New Year!!

OMGsrsly

Oh I packaged everything up BEFORE I weighed the remainder.. O.o

Dexter

Ahhhhhh – so you really did have tons….
I’m still planning strategy for cupboard reduction over the next couple of months.

OMGsrsly

Yeah, the cakes are heavy. Really heavy. :P Of course, a lot of my weights are estimations because I’ve broken some teas up into tins, etc. But yes, I have a lot of tea. And I really wasn’t drinking it at all. :/

Fjellrev

Haaaappy New Year, ZOMG!

Cwyn

This tea contains the herb Hong Jing Tian, l.n. Rhodiola rosea, a male tonic. I thought I was going to have a heart attack from this tea, irregular racing heart beat.

OMGsrsly

I noticed that last time.I had it, Cwyn. But I guess I drank it slow enough last night that I was fine…

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Ohhhhhhh my goodness, this smells amazing. I have a failed (the dough was weird so it never cooked through yet it burned on the outside) gingerbread loaf sitting on the counter, and I can say that this smells very similar. Molasses, some spice, sweet baked goodness. It also smells a little like genmaicha. Green/seaweed and toasted rice. Yep.

Actually, that’s not bad at all! There’s some warmth from the spices. It’s a bit too “green tea” for my preference, but it’s really not bad.

If only the flavour was available as a black tea. :)

Thanks so much, MissB!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Butter Pecan Black Tea by 52teas
2198 tasting notes

A mug of this, and one pot pasta for breakfast.

Om nom nom.

And apparently we had an earthquake last night. I didn’t even wake up. :) I’ve seen everything from 4.3-4.9.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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drank Hibiscus Berry by Rishi Tea
2198 tasting notes

Not really getting orange OR mango from this. It honestly just tastes like a generic berry tea, heavy on the hibiscus.

Not bad, but not one I’d get again.

(Cold brew overnight.)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 3 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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