1425 Tasting Notes

Sadness! This one is almost gone. :(

Oh well. It’s delightful, and I know I need to get more if I or anyone close by does a S&V order. :)

Also, meet my cat!
http://omgsrslyfolks.tumblr.com/post/88975034566/oh-cats-meet-princess-shadow-destroyer-of-knit

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
yyz

Cute!

Courtney

She’s awesome! And beautiful. :)

OMGsrsly

Haha. He (I know!) is a rescue I’ve had for a few years. Poor beast is an old man with really bad arthritis. So I got him a distraction. :)

gmathis

Tazo does that same shred-it-with-the-back-paws move! Have you tried a feather on a string for entertainment yet?

Veronica

I recently found out that the back paw move is how cats kill their prey. It will break the neck of a bird or mouse. That poor knit mouse didn’t even see it coming. :)

Courtney

Eep sorry for the gender mix-up!

TheTeaFairy

Adorable!!

OMGsrsly

Lol. No worries about gender. :) He LOVES feathers and I have a couple sticks/strings with feathers. He also has a fuzzy ball with feathers that I’m constantly finding stuck under things.

TeaBrat

I want more of this too… sigh

OMGsrsly

Last I checked it was still on their website! Doesn’t help with a no-buy though.

TeaBrat

I know it’s there… just trying to resist it ;-)

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Sipdown (258)!

This is a really decent spiced white bagged tea. I’m glad I got it whenever it was I picked it up, but I don’t think I need to get it again. Today it’s mostly chicory and white tea that I’m tasting, with a few spices and a little sweetness.

And I’m still under 260 even with the new teas, which is nice. I might drink a few more easy sipdowns tonight, or maybe not. :)

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Amariel

It is still pretty nice though. I remember having some that you sent.

OMGsrsly

I don’t regret it at all, I’m just closer to figuring out what I drink in quantity, and white teas aren’t it. :)

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drank Nina's Japon by Nina's Paris
1425 tasting notes

Yum! Toasted rice and caramelly goodness.

Thanks so much for the sample, VariaTEA. :)

(Sipdown! But IDK how much tea I have because I haven’t finished adding what I bought on the weekend. Actually, I haven’t started. :) )

Amariel

It is really tasty stuff!

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drank Tea Star by Justea
1425 tasting notes

I picked this up on the weekend to share with my parents. It’s super cute! As it brews the star POOFS up and becomes huge.

Sadly, the flavour was not for any of us. I would say “strong marine notes” but it tasted like kelp. So seaweedy.

Still, I’m glad I had a chance to try it. Such a neat idea, and I’m sure that people who like darker oolongs would like this a lot more.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Courtney

“strong marine notes” hehe.

OMGsrsly

IDK, it just feels more professional somehow. :)

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drank Sun Moon Lake by Tea Centre
1425 tasting notes

3 steeps later and I’m neither tea drunk nor awake. Is it bed time yet. Mom says it isn’t, which makes me sad.

This tea is delightful. I haven’t had another sun moon lake before but I couldn’t resist because of the name. Nice and sweet assamy malty flavours. Sil and MissB will definitely be getting some of this.

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I gave the last bit of this to my BFF this evening, and the summary of her thoughts was, “This is really good. You need to buy more.”

So, onto her birthday shopping list it goes!

(I really liked it as well, but I don’t drink white teas too often.)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank TARDIS by Custom-Adagio Teas
1425 tasting notes

I love how “Chicken Soup” is one of the flavours listed for the tea. :D :D

This is my favourite of the fandom blends, I think. So tasty. Blueberry caramel! Yum yum yum.

Flavors: Blueberry, Caramel

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML
Cavocorax

LOL. Chicken soup?

OMGsrsly

Yeah. :) Roswell Strange definitely gets some interesting flavours!

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drank Caramel Pu Erh by Tea Desire
1425 tasting notes

Finishing this sample up tonight while I 20/10 my house into submission. I’m going to Nanaimo tomorrow, and will pester my friends until they take me past the Tea Desire! So I’ll soon have lots of this tea. :D :D :D

A nice introductory flavoured puerh, this is mostly caramel and there is no mushroomy fishy weirdness that seems to put people off this general type of tea.

So if you like caramel and are starting to investigate puerh, try this one! So good. :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Strawberry Cream by Zen Tea
1425 tasting notes

Not bad, not bad. A little weak this morning (yes, it’s still morning!) but nicely strawberry-y. Not nearly as much pure strawberry as the one from Herbal Infusions, though.

I forgot I had this tea until I was poking around for something that wasn’t “the usual” this morning. So I probably wouldn’t get it again, even though it is a pretty good strawberry tea. :)

Flavors: Cream, Strawberry

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I got more of this tea, because I remember liking it so much.

And it doesn’t disappoint. Cold brewed 1 tbsp in a canning jar (4 cups? 1L or so) for 24 hours. Yummy. A pinch of sugar brightens it up a lot. It is quite tart, with a chili kick at the end. The chili does come out a bit more when iced, but it’s good this way too.

Sil

This one makes me happy too

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

When I rate, my ratings are based on the little faces, and depend on what face I make when I sip the tea! :)

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!
http://goo.gl/maps/gXsKK

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