7163 Tasting Notes

drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
7163 tasting notes

Still around and drinking tea, just been a little busy. to recap:

cardamom french toast
american breakfast
peppermint marshmallows melting in hot chocolate
golden monkey
1sy picking laoshan black
yunnan gold tips
ambrosia
dian hong

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drank Mango Turmeric by DAVIDsTEA
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i like mango teas. I don’t think i have issues with tumeric. Let me tell you though, i asked for 10g of this one, and didn’t notice when she decided i needed 20g until i got home. Opened it and man was this strongly tumeric – moreso that what i smelled in the store. i ended up brewing this one and not being able to bring myself to take a sip of it until it was nearly cooled down. something about the smell was just not working for me. However, once i finally tried it, i can get behind it lol. I wish there was more mango to this as it’s mostly in the tail end of the sip, but it’s there. This is a spicy tea, so you need to be in the mood for that, which is funny to me since it’s supposed to sooth an upset tummy. Not sure how that works, but i don’t drink tea for health reasons lol i will probably be good with just the 20g of this i received, but we’ll see. I do like my spicy teas.

Final Count: 126 (because i just HAD to go pick up a couple new teas from david’s…)

Roswell Strange

This was pretty good cold, just FYI :)

Sil

good to know! thanks :)

Plunkybug

Turmeric is anti-inflammatory. Ginger for upset tummy. My SA tried the same thing. Tried to sell me 18g. I said no, I want 10g and made her remeasure. Defintely agree with you…light on the mango and heavy on the spices. But tasty.

Kristal

Really enjoyed this tea, but I like spice teas, so that’s my bias coming into play ;)

Sil

kristal – if you enjoy spicy teas and haven’t tried it yet…kaphaa from tea gschwedner.

Kristal

thanks for the suggestion! I’ll look it up :)

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79
drank Poached Pear by DAVIDsTEA
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This came out “again” today and, having not had this the first time david’s was selling, i stopped by to pick some up since i DO enjoy pear teas. Also, herbal teas are something i’m allowed to pick up here and there as i don’t have an abundance of them. Overall thoughts on this one? Not bad but not a 90’s sort of tea for me. I’m not sure this really reminds me of POACHED pears, but it is a pretty typical pear tea. There’s a bit much in the way of cinnamon to me, but it comes and goes with various sips, so it’s not the end of the world to me. A decent cup, though i’m not sure yet if i’ll pick up 50g. especially with the tea festival coming up, and my small purchase of picking up more french toast.

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82
drank Paris s'éveille by Betjeman and Barton
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NOMS! not much else to say beyond the fact that i thought it’d be fun to drink paris breakfast and paris awakens heh

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76
drank Paris Breakfast by Mariage Frères
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Bored of this tea lol. Maybe i can add it to a tea box for others to try. it’s a nice enough tea but it’s on the blerg side of things versus the maltier more delicious (imo) american or french breakfast. a good tea, just not MY tea.

OMGsrsly

Blergamont strikes again!

Sil

it’s not quite EG blergamot…and i knew it when i bought it…sort of creamy lemon..

OMGsrsly

Interesting. (that does not mean I want you to send me all the tea though.)

Sil

hahaha don’t worry…when my new bags come there will be a second box

OMGsrsly

:P I’m still trying to get through all the other samples!

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90

ooooooh this one worked really well today. this is the tea that i remember. delicious malty chocolatey goodness. yay for snow!

VariaTEA

I didn’t feel that way this morning driving to school :P

Sil

LOVE THE SNOW!!! WANT MOAAAAAAAAAAAAAR!

VariaTEA

Hahaha it took me 30 min to get to my friend’s place. She lives 10 min from me.

Sil

should have walked! gotten out and enjoyed the SNOW!

VariaTEA

I needed the car to take us both to school.

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78
drank Combray by August Uncommon Tea
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Got this one to work today. Steeped for 3mins. Vanilla and cardamom come through in deliciousness. the cardamom is more subtle but adds to the vanilla and makes this tasty for me…when i steep it right haha

OMGsrsly

What temp though?

Sil

“green” :P

OMGsrsly

That’s 160F on my kettle… what is it on yours?

Sil

something like that. 160 or 165

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omgsrsly sent this one my way. I’ve never tried anything from this company so it’s nice to branch out. i’m sort of with dex on this one. It seemed much to fussy. When i was able to get the right balance of time and temp it was pleasant enough but then i’d have random steepings that just didn’t taste all that wonderful. even with essentially flash steepings. I’m ok with this though, because i know i have lots of other puerh that i adore :)

OMGsrsly

This is actually one they had pressed themselves, as well. I think. If I remember correctly.

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88

JW snow day! woot woot! this one is hitting the spot this morning – slighty brisk but still a great cup to kick off!

Skysamurai

Well I know who to send mine to from now on haha. I’m not a fan of the smoky teas… But I am glad someone enjoys them =]

Sil

this one isn’t really a smokey lapsang. (though i do love a good smokey lasapng)

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