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1164 Tasting Notes

This one came from CrowKettle.

Sadly the tea is really flat. There’s no life to it. I added milk and sugar to see if it would perk up at all, but it didn’t. I didn’t quite finish the cup (I was in an all day training session, and the smell of coffee was just… I gave in and had half a cup), and that is sad.

This really isn’t a tea for me, although I really liked the last Wanja tea CrowKettle shared with me.

YMMV. :/

Oh. It’s a high altitude tea. Maybe that has something to do with it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This sample from CrowKettle. You, uhh, gave me a lot of tins! A lot! Tins! :)

So, it’s pumpkin SPICE matcha for sure. Mostly spice. Not so sure about pumpkin.
http://instagram.com/p/mTi5pUx5BF/

I think it would be best as a milkshake, with some extra additions… like rum. Yep.

Just shaken with milk? Uhh… not really for me. I think I’m going to put this in the blender with some frozen banana and a drop of vanilla and maybe some other things if I can find anything interesting.

OMGsrsly

I added a banana, vanilla, and some chia seeds. It’s… more like a milkshake and therefor OK.

OMGsrsly

Therefore? Ugh, brain.

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drank Read My Lips by DAVIDsTEA
1164 tasting notes

Gotta sip down the minty stuff since I’m moving in with my BFF, who is horribly allergic.

This is from Cavocorax. :)

Kind of disappointing today really. Not much tea, lots of mint (which is surprisingly ok for me this morning) and the DavidsTea chocolate flavour of meh.

Generally I do like this one as an occasional treat, but I’m not too disappointed I won’t be able to have it again.

Thanks for sharing, Cavo!

Preparation
3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Uniquity

I’ve never heard of a mint allergy before – I feel so sorry for him or her! I am a mint addict. MMMM.

whatshesaid

This was THE tea that started me down this path, my very favorite tea for a long time.
Until I found Della Terra’s mint chocolate teas….then this one became kind of meh.

OMGsrsly

Yeah, it’s interesting. And it’s just peppermint and garden mint. Flavourings as well as the plant. Well. Interesting. Her throat closes up and she can’t breathe, so it really is horrible.

Uniquity

I have mint lotions and aromas and tea and anything else I can get minty. Almost all my lip balm would be awful for her. I used to have a field of mint when I was a kid. It was lovely. It must be hard for her to avoid mint, it is a pretty common aroma/additive. I have a personal loathing of coconut but at least it doesn’t try to kill me!

Cavocorax

Boo… sorry it was disappointing. I find it never hurts to overleaf this one, and then you’ll be done it sooner!

OMGsrsly

Cavo, one cup left! Hopefully it’s more like I remember. :)

Uniquity, she has to get off transit because people are chewing gum, leave cafes because people get mint tea, and recently had to evacuate her shared office because someone came in with mint. She had to go outside the building and get someone to bring her all her things. Allergies suck!

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88
drank Sublime by Silk Road
1164 tasting notes

Sipdown (currently 271, but I need to package up and send out a bunch of teas, and also share some stuff with my brother).

Like. Will buy again. :) Just need to get over to Victoria, which isn’t going to happen until after I move and settle in.

CrowKettle

Or you just need someone in Victoria to send some over.. :)

OMGsrsly

But… visiting is more fun. More shopping, more socializing, more sushi. :)

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I mixed up some Hazelberry Puerh from Steam with Bossa Nova oolong from Zen Tea.

A+ choice. Hazelnutty caffeinated dessert in a thermos.

(Note: I am moving May 15. If you have my address, please disregard it. I can always send you the new one if you need it for anything.)

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I think I might need a caramel toasted mate to help get me going on mornings like today. So out of it. Caffeine good. This is a strong contender, because it’s the only one I’ve had and there is also the awesome name. Too bad Adagio is so hard to get in Canada!

OMGsrsly

Oh! And thank you Shmiracles! This is what happens when you write notes as your bus is arriving – you forget important bits.

Cavocorax

I can’t wait to dig into my Shmiracles samples! I smelled them and am very excited, but wanted to sipdown 40+ samples that were in loose baggies and more exposed! (Protect the samples!!!) I love the bags she uses though. I need to get those!

OMGsrsly

I know, right?! I’ve received so many samples in odour proof bags lately I want some now too. :)

MissB

Ah, this reminds me I still have an Adagio order waiting at the border.

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Aww! Dexter3657 surprised me with a package today. Thank you! Some puerh to hoard away err, share with my brother, and a couple other samples. This was one!

I used the whole thing in a giant mug. :) Go big or go home tonight, I guess. And I like it! So true, it’s like puffed wheat. Only hot and not chewed. I think it would go well with milk! Mmm… I think I will need to hunt down something like this locally. Maybe one of the Asian supermarkets will have it!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML
Dexter3657

LOL – a little sweet, and a little milk and this is almost a sugary kiddy cereal. If you get a chance, I would for sure try it with a little milk. Glad you liked it. :))

OMGsrsly

I have buckwheat in my cupboard as well, so I could just make some. :) That would be sooo good! I wonder if I can resteep…

Suziqzer

Oh… Try the resteep.. I always do if I find something I really like. Why now see how many cups you will get. ?? But that’s just me. :)

Suziqzer

Why “not”… Oopsie… autocorrect got me again!

gmathis

Good thought—I’ll have to remember to look for it at our local indie grocery source.

OMGsrsly

You can get instant cereal tea with milk and sugar already added, I do know that. I haven’t been able to try them because they all have gluten.

I’ll be trying the resteep tonight. Fingers crossed!

VariaTEA

My roommate said this is very similar to Korean barley tea so you might be able to find something along those lines at an asian supermarket

OMGsrsly

Sadly barley = gluten. I have checked! I haven’t found one that’s unsweetened yet either. There’s a lot of instant stuff available here.

VariaTEA

Oh that is right. My bad.

OMGsrsly

:) No worries.

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Thanks, Shmiracles!!

Oooh, it tastes like a vanilla chai cake. Yummy!

I’m having it with (surprise) almond milk. It goes well.

Yum yum yum.

(FYI to everyone with my address, I’m going to be moving May 15. Yes, this is lots of warning, I’m doing this on purpose! I just got a surprise package today!)

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

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I got my Bellocq samples from fuzzypeachkin and CrowKettle! YAY!

Of course I’m having the assam first.

It’s nice. Really smooth. Really doesn’t need anything added to it (and I do like adding things to my tea). It’s a very sweet assam. IDK. Descriptive words are escaping my brain.

Tea good.

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

it was a nice one, eh? :)

OMGsrsly

Yes. And less strong than some, but still nice and strong. I wonder what shipping is like… :)

Sil

the tea itself is a little pricy for some of them heh

OMGsrsly

Yeah, sadly. And with moving now May 15 (we haven’t even looked at the house yet but it’s ours if we want it) and the added costs there… I probably shouldn’t buy any more tea.

CrowKettle

When I ordered the white wolf blend shipping came to about $9, I think. The teas are definitely pricey though.

OMGsrsly

Oh, that’s not bad. But yes it’s quite expensive for the amount.

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96
drank Chandernagor by Mariage Frères
1164 tasting notes

I think “Mmm…” is all I really need to say about this tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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