5115 Tasting Notes

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drank Cream Caramel Decaf by TeaGschwendner
5115 tasting notes

i bought this a little while ago when i was in chicago and picking up teas for a steepsterite. I wouldn’t normally have picked this up, because i don’t care about “decaf” but since it smelled exactly like the caffeine version, i picked up a little on a whim. Mostly for those days when i haven’t eaten and caffeine is really affecting me. Made a cup tonight to have while watching a movie with my other half… quite tasty :)

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drank Strawberry Bamboo by TeaGschwendner
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mmmm i enjoy this tea a bunch but it’s not my favourite strawberry blend. I actually thing that the bamboo side of this blend takes away from what is a really tasty strawberry tea. I know a few folks who haven’t had a chance to try many, if any, tea gschwewerowuo9kwelekw]erewr teas…so the last little bit of this is off to a swap box for them. Man…so many teas to send out to tea friends heh

Terri HarpLady

For the most part, Ive never really cared for the taste of bamboo in my tea

Kittenna

I like the two bamboo teas I have, for whatever reason.

Amariel

I’ve had a few bamboo teas and liked them.

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drank Strawberry Bamboo by TeaGschwendner
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I received this one as a free sample with my WP order. It was one that i had considered ordering, so i was happy to see it. Brewed, this is a smooth tea, with hints of cocoa, malt with an almost fruitiness to it. It’s not my favourite of the WP teas, but i can understand why so many folks love this one. I throroughly enjoyed this cup, but i’m going to pass the other half of my wee sample over to a friend to try as i think this one might be something they’ll enjoy too!

VariaTEA

This is one I was looking at ordering so I am glad to see you enjoyed it.

Sil

did you want me to kick the sample over to you? ie the other half?

Stephanie

I felt the same way…not bad or anything but not as crazy good as some of the other WP teas.

VariaTEA

Thank you but that’s okay. You should send it to your original intendant and I will pick some up when I finally place an order.

Sil

“original intendant” = you; cavo; RS; T…etc lol

VariaTEA

Haha well then. I think I will pick it up in an order anyways so I am sure one of the others would be happy to receive it. Thanks again though :)

Lariel of Lórien

I’m still waiting for a tea called Vorpal Sword.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Not until after Alice, The Mad Matter, and The Cheshire Cat Blend

Roswell Strange

This one and Rivendell are both on my list to try <3 Perhaps a Whispering Pines order will be my next one since my cupboard is still quite tame ;)

Terri HarpLady

Snicker-snack!

Kittenna

Roswell – a WP order is on my radar too, once things are back in stock. Sigh :P

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no rating on this one – another from Terri. This type of oolong is not my favourite even though it’s a roasty oolong. There’s a taste to these that just never works for me, no matter how much i try. This is a smooth tea though, so i recommend giving it a try if rui gui oolongs are something you enjoy :)

In other news, my creamy basil tomato soup with tortellini is delicious! so happy :)

boychik

Mmm soup!!! I do love Rou Gui , sorry you didn’t enjoy it.

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mmm another tea from terri. As most of you know, oolongs and i don’t really get along, though the roasty variety does better by me. I’ve found a few that i’ve really loved, but on the whole if i had to eliminate them from my tea cupboard, it wouldn’t kill me :)

This is a roasty oolong, but there is a really sweet note in this brew that i quite like. I had a few infusions of this and rather enjoyed them. I would recommend this to anyone who really likes roasty oolongs with a little sweetness :) (f oolongs were my thing this would likely be closer to an 85, but i can still taste OOLONG…which i’m not a fan of)

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Nicole sent some of this my way and it’s very different than the jin jun mei i had earlier today from life in teacup. haha this one is a little too intense for me. Still though, as always, i’m happy to try new teas and appreciate the share!

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another from terri! I’m attempting to get to 115 teas today while i work on making soup; cleaning the house; seasoning my first teapot and possibly baking something delicious to go with our homemade mac and cheese tonight. All our friends are off visiting family for the holiday so we have a grand ol’ day of doing nothing at the house…no commitments,just relaxing and enjoying things. Sadly this tea is not my favorite. there’s a note i’m getting here that is just meh… boring and meh. I’ll pass the rest of this off to cavo and see if it works for her heh

boychik

Pot ? Do share the source and pic if possible

caile

That’s a cute teapot! I have it on my teavivre wish list. :)

Sil

it was on sale during their anniversary stuff, so i bit the bullet and bought my first one. There’s one that garrett has that i really want as well, but we’ll see how this goes first. heh

caile

Yeah, that sale tempted me too…
What kind of tea are you going to use it for?

Sil

i seasoned it with special dark :)

caile

Ah, nice!

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drank Wuyi Jin Jun Mei by Life In Teacup
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i have a confession to make. Jin jun mei is terri’s tea. It’s one of the few places where our tastes diverge as she loves a good jin jun mei, while i haven’t yet found one that knocked my socks off. This one, is so far, one of the ones i’ve enjoyed the most. Terri gave me a package of this one to try and it’s really nice. Lots of sweetness here to enjoy. It still won’t win me over completely but i’m glad to have tried it. Now to find others that i like :)

Dexter

You don’t have to LOVE all the teas, but I would have thought that Jin Jun Mei would have been your style…. I guess Terri and I are on the other side of the fence together….

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i snuck some of this from terri’s overflowing cupboard when i was there just to see if this was something i can get behind. I for sure got the chocolatey notes in this one as i had it this morning, but there’s something about the base of the tea that isn’t my favourite. An enjoyable cup, but i’m glad to just have my little sample cup to drink:)

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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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