5241 Tasting Notes

drank Windy City Blend by TeaGschwendner
5241 tasting notes

This was another tea from yesterday – you’ll have to wait for a proper review, but this has jasmine in it…and i still bought it. and it taste like NOT JASMINE, so that makes me happy…instead it’s more strawberry caramel vanilla, hello! :) so nyah!

Final Count: 87

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drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
5241 tasting notes

Backlog from last night. We got in and immediately were asked by friends to come over for an impromtu board game night…so needless to say we didn’t get in until stupid early this morning, and of course i couldn’t sleep in. What’s made this worse is that I checked my tracking today for my butiki order and it says delivered – 6 days ago. But you know what i don’t have? anything. Not to mention that it’s not even “attempted delivery, here’s a card, go get it at the post office…” it says full on delivered. Which means i have to pray it’s at the post office, or there’s a good chance i’m just SOL when it comes to having a final round of stacy teas at this point sigh

so annoyed. The last of this batch is going off to terri so that she can understand why this tea weirdly went up in my rating while zhu rong went down…all because of the different harvest lol however, there’s another 4oz in my cupboard to crack open lol Hoe it’s as delicious as this batch was

Tealizzy

Good luck with finding your Butiki box! That’s a bummer!

Sil

sooo upset. my post office has nothing so i don’t know where it was delivered to..,.but it wasn’t here :(

Marzipan

What did you play?

Tealizzy

Oh no!!! Maybe a neighbor got it?

Ubacat

Call the post office Sil. Maybe they can find it. Hope you find it!

Sil

marzipan – puerto rico and dominion
ubacat – canada post is the suck, last time this happened they did nothing. i let stacy know since she generally has to be the one to open an investigation as the sender…dumb part is, it says delivered to east york… i live in north york…ugh.

CHAroma

That’s so awful! I can’t believe they won’t do anything!

Fjellrev

Ugh, you’d think they’d be able to track it down since it has a number.

Sil

Hope it works out. Tracking says delivered though…. Stacy confirmed address was right so I’m really hoping it’s just CP being stupid and tracking things wrong.

Fjellrev

Yeah, I was wondering if it would be possible that it’s a glitch. Let’s hope.

yyz

Hopefully it just a case of misdirected post. This happened to me a few times. They send it to the wrong postal substation or on the wrong route and then it gets brought back to be resorted. Depending on what happened you might get it on Monday or within the week. Best of luck!

yyz

Oops misread that delivered is a bigger issue. Hopefully, everything works out.

Ubacat

Hope it works out!

boychik

Oh I’m so mad when USPS shows its delivered but in fact it gets to me next day or even later. I hope package will show up soon

Marzipan

Funny, we are all playing Puerto Rico today.

OMGsrsly

:( Oh no! That sucks so much.

Sil

mazripan – i bought the anniversary version because we love the game so much…we’ve moved on to more challenging games since then but i still love the replayability factor of PR.

Marzipan

We just did Extra Life this weekend so played a ton of new games, and won several.

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Boychik sent this one my way a while back, and these days i’ve been trying to get through those sorts of samples. I have so much puerh in my cupboard and it’s sad when i don’t get to take time to drink it. So I’ve made a promise to myself to continue to make time for myself for my puerh and start trying to take back my life from work :) I drank this over the course of the morning, while booking our vacation! a month to go and we get some serious relaxation time. Spent a little more than i wanted to, but after the year that i’ve had – i need it.

This is a bold, rich puerh. It’s not for those who like wimpy teas. :) I love the colour of this tea…a deep red/burgandy like colour… was especially nice when i accidentally poured it all over the white floor haha.

Initial steepings of this were very woody, slightly leathery but with a bit of a sweetness to it? Later steeps the rougher edges that i didn’t realise were there, smoothed out and there was a hint of a tobaccos like flavour coming through.

I have to head out to meet up with my other half but i may drink more of this later.. it’s tasty! thanks boychik!!

boychik

You’re welcome. And thanks for the idea what to drink tonight;)

boychik

I’m drinking it now, Sil. My hubby! Said its very tasty. Can you believe it? I love it too. I need to get a whole cake cause I have only a sample.

mrmopar

Puerh shop has it I think.

boychik

Thanks , mrmopar, I’m going to Puerhshop to look ;)

mrmopar

If not let me know. I may know of another source.

Sil

here’s hoping i run out of time today before i get around to looking at puerhshop…that sounds dangerous to my wallet..

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85

ok so THIS is what i wanted sleeping bear to be (minus the elderberries). I’ve had this one before via samples, but there’s something to be said about a brand new unsealed package. This was good through several steeps this morning – i’ll likely need to order more when this is finished up. :)

OMGsrsly

I really wish all the cedar teas didn’t have mint in them!

Sil

i hear ya… i don’t notice it in this one as much as others… check the one from belloqc…i don’t recall that one having mint.

OMGsrsly

It did! I emailed them and they couldn’t tell me what kind of mint it was, either.

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86

My tasting notes are all out of order this morning and a little bit random. This is a tasty tea. I think my only complaint is that there’s just a bit too many cloves going on. I really like the vanilla, malt and smoothness happening going on. i’ll have to play with this one a bit more – maybe try it with milk and a bit of honey.

boychik

Or some maple syrup? ;)

Sil

mmmmmmm

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79

nom nom nom nom…this + honey + a waaaaaay too much alcohol in it drink = perfect evening lol. This is almost gone and that makes me sad, but i’m glad i only got a little bit while i was with Terri….means that i can order more teas soon! woot woot!

Final Count: 90

Fjellrev

Sil is getting wasted off spiked tea on a Friday night. That’s my Sil!

Sil

butterscotch ripple liquor. enough said.

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drank Maple Taffy by Bayswater Tea Co.
5241 tasting notes

Figured i might as well hit up my two maple teas at the same time :) This one is close in sipdown range, so i’m going to force it and let another tea friend try this one out hahaha. I enjoyed this, but i’m still not convinced the popcorn had a place in this tea lol

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71

Final verdict on this one after several cups of this, is that it’s not the tea for me. The “nutty” factor in it, ruins what i like about it. It was a decent enough time while i had it, but i’m over it. :)

Sami Kelsh

The name of this tea is what does it for me. Maple seduction! HOT

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i think that this tea is the correct one. KallieBoo sent these my way a while back and i haven’t yet had a chance to sit down with them. I’ve been drinking this over the afternoon while helping my other half feed the little one he’s looking after. I am apparently better at making kiddo eat solids lol I don’t have much to say about this one beyond it’s feeling very middle of the road for me. It’s not bad, it’s not knock your socks off…it’s just kind of there. being tea. neither FANTASTIC! or OMG GROSS… just there. Glad to have gotten the chance to try this, but nothing i need to restock. :)

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