7144 Tasting Notes

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drank Dulce De Leche by Tealish
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the more i have this one, the more it reminds me of the ones from fauchon and DF but with a black base…or roasted oolong, i forget which this is lol i don’t think i need this in my cupboard for a while – maybe once i’ve finished the fancy french versions and i get a longing to have that taste again – then i might consider it. :)

OMGsrsly

This is an oolong, just not the balled green one!

OMGsrsly

I should take a pic to add.

Sil

yeah as i was writing it, i was like…pretty sure this is a roasted oolong thingy.

OMGsrsly

thingy, as in… tea? ;)

Sil

shush you

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Another one from this morning. I think dexter and i got different batches of this tea. Both are tasty, but mine was a little smoother and refined…or something hahaha Either way, still nice o have this back in my cupboard again for a little while. especially since i don’t have a lot of yunnans currently in my cupboard.

kristinalee

Is this a good company, do you think?

Sil

i have enjoyed the teas that i’ve picked up from dragon tea house – haven’t heard anything bad about them but i also haven’t tried a ton of their teas.

kristinalee

Cool, I noticed they have pretty good prices.

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noms. Pulled this one out today because i wanted a yunnan. After organising my cupboard yesterday, i need to get cracking on a few more of my samples so that I can feel like things are under control. I think i prefer the version of this one from Yunnan Sourcing that i’ve had before. they’re both good teas, but teh one from YS has a heavier feel in the mouth than this one – which is a little wimpy for me :)

OMGsrsly

“Under control” is an illusion.

Sil

shush

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drank Gingerbread Houjicha by 52teas
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Another one i’m drinking tonight – not in the mood for samples tonight as i’m sick and in case my taste buds aren’t quite right, i don’t want to risk it. it’s not bad, but it doesn’t really scream gingerbread to me. I’ll keep trying and playing with steeping.

Tea In Spoons

I’m sorry to hear you’re feeling sick! kristinalee suggested I follow you because she said you liked a lot of blended teas. I’m excited to read your 52tea reviews since I want to grab a few teas. Feel better!

Sil

Thanks! I pretty much drink puerh, flavoured blends (mostly black/herbal) and black straight teas. I tend not to spend much time on greens, whites, oolongs :)

Tea In Spoons

I’m finding myself favouring black/herbal and sometimes greens. So, I’m sure I’ll see lots of reviews for teas I’ll like! I also I noticed you lived in TO; I’ll be going to visit in Feb. Any good suggestion on tea places (aside from DavidsTea) to visit?

Sil

Tao Leaf Tea; Majesteas; Capital teas; Tealish; Tsaa; House of tea; Tea Emporium; Say Tea….there are a bunch :) You could also go for tea at the king edward.

Sil

Kitten and the Bear is a teeny tiny shop that does small batch jam and scones with Sloane teas as well…

Nicole

I am totally jelly of your tea options. :)

Tea In Spoons

I gave them all a quick look; I mostly want tea sampler sizes. It seems like Tao Leaf Tea, Tsaa and Tealish have samplers. If you think of more places, feel free to tell me!

Tea In Spoons

Thanks for the suggestions!

Sil

not sure that any of them really offer samplers. the downside to a lot of canadian companies.

Tea In Spoons

Tao Leaf Tea has a lot of 5g sizes for their teas. I gave Tssa a call and they had “2 cup” samplers. Tealish has prepackaged ones so, I think I will hit Tao Leaf first.

Dexter

(If I were going to Toronto – Tao Tea Leaf would be at the top of my “must go to list”)

OMGsrsly

I definitely didn’t make it to Tao Tea Leaf. Instead we went to Niagara so I could ooh and ahh about the falls and get a mug!

Dexter

@OMG – yeah but you live in a VERY good tea town – for those of us in the tea desert, making it to fun shops might have a higher priority. ;))

OMGsrsly

Heh. True! Still, we randomly walked past Tealish which was lovely. I was on a no-tea-buying spree, which didn’t really last.

Dexter

LOL It’s the no-tea-buying spree thing. That’s the danger of travel to good tea towns. If I made it to Toronto, I would also like to check out some of the Chinese Markets that yyz finds fun stuff in. We don’t even have fun markets…. :(

OMGsrsly

I needed more time! Getting sick really killed my energy. I’d definitely go back. :)

Sil

We have a spare room with a queen in it now and the computer with the single….so room for everyone!

OMGsrsly

Maybe. One day. :)

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drank Appletini by Tealish
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being sick today means drinking weird teas, getting to weigh my cupboard and making a plan for 2016. January = get to 120 teas and 7025g; zero purchases (though that won’t likely happen since the tea festival is jan 31)

I don’t think i’ll pick up more of this later – it’s not bad but it also doesn’t call to me like other herbals. I’ll enjoy finishing it up but then i’ll be good.

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drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
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first cup from this morning. Really trying to get through some of my older teas, even the limited edition ones so that i’ve got smaller quantities. While i enjoy this offering from Damn fine tea, especially as it aged, it’s not my favourite from them, so i often pull out others before this one. Nothing wrong with it, but i prefer the boldness of their other offerings to this one, which is a less bold tea.

VariaTEA

I still have a tin of their horsey tea that I don’t even think I tried yet. Let me know if you want some and I can add it to the Banane Chocolat I have set aside for you :)

Sil

oh horsey tea! that’s the yunnan one right? I don’t think i picked any of that u when it came out…or i finished it lol

VariaTEA

I have to make sure I still have it and if I do, I set some aside for you. Goodness knows that I have more than enough tea to share :P

Sil

like i don’t have more than enough to share lol

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drank Les Classiques by Betjeman and Barton
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last tea of the day…too tired to make tea tonight after work and the movie. I love the vanilla in this one – just makes for a really nice cup of black vanilla like tea. Glad i took a chance on this one in paris.

Final Count: 142 (still haven’t had a chance to weigh my cupboard bah!)

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