5906 Tasting Notes

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drank Flowery Pineapple Oolong by Butiki Teas
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I don’t take this one out often because i never want it to go away but today i needed something light, and delicious and hell, it was a nice warm spring day today so it seemed fitting. Again, this one never fails to disappoint.

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drank Highland Tea by The London Tea Room
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Another tea from terri that i finished up over the past couple of days. This + Maple syrup = yummy! another great smokey tea!

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82
drank Chocolate Chili Truffle by Butiki Teas
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Finished this one over the weekend as well. A really great combination of sweet and spicy. Not much else to say beyond the fact that this would have been a restock :)

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85

I’ve got some catch up to do for sure. Had more of this over the past couple of days…still enjoying the last of stacy’s creations. Also still really glad i have bunches left :)

Ost

This one is soo good. Glad I was able to get some before it sold out! :D

Lariel of Lórien

Now I want waffles, and that tea.

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The last of my samples from Wymm Tea. I have to say i’m impressed with this companies offerings so far. They have all been thoroughly enjoyable even if i haven’t managed to get very good descriptions of the teas out there imo. I recommend giving them a shot if you’re a puerh fan and maybe even if you’re not. As i’ve said before, i generally prefer shou but i’m not opposed to trying out sheng’s as one of my favourite puerhs is a sheng :)

this one is another that i would gladly put in my cupboard and will likely order once i’m allowed to. this one started out on the softer side of things but quickly turned in to a much stronger brew. I didn’t experience any sort of bitterness in these steeps but i was keeping them short with a bit cooler temp than normal.

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drank Berry Poppins by DAVIDsTEA
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i tried this one in store yesterday – it was fairly tasty but i picked up 7g to try at home as well so mini cupboard increase even though i’m not supposed to buy tea so that i can make sure this isn’t something i want to buy a larger amount of when i can finally buy teas again heh. i enjoyed this one in store…slight tang, mostly just a cup of berry goodness. Not overly sweet so yay for that as well.

Final Count: 130

OMGsrsly

I tried this yesterday as well! Maybe when I’m ready to come out of my blanket fort I will report on my cold brew. :)

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drank Strawberry Fields by DAVIDsTEA
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i picked this one up to try yesterday as well without looking at any reviews. The verdict? this is one of the worst strawberry blacks that i’ve ever had. Seriously. it smelled amazing and tasted like nothing you’d want to try. artificial and weird. gross.

Sakura Sushi

Oh, no! That’s too bad – I love strawberry blacks and was planning on picking some up. Guess I shouldn’t bother.

Maddy Barone

Oh, no. I just ordered 50 grams. Hope I like it better than you did. :(

Sil

i hope it works for you Maddy!

VariaTEA

I definitely felt the same. This got dumped :(

Cavocorax

Wow. That bad? Ok, then pass!

leaf in hot water

good to know to steer clear of this one!

Maddy Barone

Since I don’t have a sense of smell, maybe I won’t taste the artificialness.

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drank Melon Drop by DAVIDsTEA
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I picked this one up yesterday as well and i’m glad i did. It was a good cup to enjoy in the evening. That being said, this doesn’t call out to me like some of david’s other herbals so this sample is all i really need. It’s sweet and very much melon like…but in a pinch i’d MUCH rather have lupicia’s golden honeydew :)

Fjellrev

Would you say that’s your favourite melon tea?

Sil

oooh tough call. probably? in part because it’s a herbal so i can drink it whenever. i DO like lupicia’s melon oolong as well…which is saying a lot because i don’t typically like green oolongs

Fjellrev

Oh, interesting. I didn’t know it was a herbal. I mixed it up with their oolong haha. I’ve been getting into melon lately and am wondering what I’m going to do once my Butiki Cantaloupe & Cream is gone. I keep hearing praises about these Lupicia ones. Let’s hope our dollar will smarten up so Canadians can place orders and enjoy life.

OMGsrsly

I can share some melon oolong with you, Fjellrev. If you visit or send an address! I got 100g in the last order.

Fjellrev

Thanks for the offer, but it would really only taunt me if I end up loving it!

OMGsrsly

Haha. :) Even with our dollar so sucky the prices are still pretty on par with davidstea.

Sil

almost placed a lupicia order this weekend in light of the limited editions going away but…i resisted.

OMGsrsly

Aww, Sil! You stayed strong even though I tried to enable you. :)

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drank Highland Tea by The London Tea Room
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Smokey tea this is for sure! Terri sent me this one in the last round of tea we exchanged and i love it! This + a splash of maple syrup made everything right yesterday out in the cold :) I’m glad i have a little more to have again as i’m mostly out of smokey teas in my cupboard at the moment heh. This has got a great balance of smoke, malt and strength to be great in the morning! thanks terri!

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mmm another from yesterday – almost near the end of this tin, though i have a second waiting to be opened. This one has grown on me over time – initially i didn’t love it as much as i do now. it seemed to need a little time to sit for me to fully love it, and now i do :)

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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