6059 Tasting Notes

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this was my morning tea today, though it’s not exactly this tea. A few of us are experimenting with vanilla bean and this was a trial to see how the blending is coming along. so far so good, it’s not nearly as vanilla-y as i want it to be but it it IS really tastey. the vanilla adding a little creaminess to this base. I’ll have to let is sit a little longer and maybe add a bit of vanilla powder as well, see if that helps make it a richer taste. so far though, not too shabby!

Cavocorax

Interesting! I’m drinking this one right now, but no vanilla. :| Maybe I’ll go to bulk barn and grab some!

Sil

i’ll let you try some of mine…i made a cups worth so i’d have a few cups to play with. Esp since i still have an entire tin i haven’t opened yet of the spring keemun. Figured if i LOVED it as a base, i’d have more to play with heh

Dexter

I liked the vanilla flavor/strength that I got but not the base. Will have to play with others…

Dexter

I don’t think this is as easy as just tossing some vanilla into any black tea….

Sil

I’ll report on the one that i did with LB later too. I added a little vanilla powder to that from the get go as well…so two different types of vanilla in essence

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drank Coconut Truffle by Two Guys' Tea
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another tea from Anlina that i had the other night. This one is a must try for coconut lovers. That being said, i’m not a HUGE fan of coconut as i find in tea blends that it goes rancid fairly quickly and sometimes the tastes is too intense. That being said, i can understand how folks who love coconut would enjoy this a bunch. It’s creamy and chocoaltey and very much like a dessert tea. Sadly the coconut is too much for me to really love it. It’s more personal preference than this being a bad tea. :)

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drank Anxi Fo Shou Black Tea by Verdant Tea
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i adore this tea. It is simply fabulous and delicious. I seriously wish that there was a way to get more of this. It resteeps wonderfully…works well as western brew or in a gaiwan…just. yum. Only one package left and then it’s gone for ever… sigh

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drank Laoshan Village Chai by Verdant Tea
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I still enjoy having this one, but it’s a little sad that it’s almost spring as my desire for chai’s usually falls off then. I’ll try to drink up more of this before it gets to be summer though :) If i take out the goji berries, i love it! heh

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drank Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong by Yezi Tea
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noms. I am lazy these days. Maybe it’s not lazy so much as…. drained. I keep falling behind with things – tea related and otherwise. I had this one a couple days ago – feeling like very little progress is happening with my tea cupboard this year. lol it’s almost april and i’m still well over what i ended last year with. Still enjoying the teas though, so that’s all that really matters. :)

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drank Vanilla Black Tea by Capital Tea Ltd.
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Another from Anlina and one from my wishlist. While dexter and I are experimenting with blending vanilla teas, it’s nice to continue looking for that perfect vanilla tea. This one is pretty darn tasty. I like the base tea here and the vanilla comes across very clearly. Even cooled it was still a really pleasant vanilla cup of tea. Thanks Anlina!

Final Count: 116

MsWhatsit

I love a good vanilla tea.

Fjellrev

Damn! I’ll have to put it on my wishlist now too.

Sil

mswhatsit – we’re trying to blend our own to see if we can manage a really nice one!
@fjellrev If i end up picking up more, i can send you some my swedish chef…IF YOU GIVE SOMEONE YOUR ADDRESS sheesh

Fjellrev

Nope, I’m not doing swapping!

Sil

it’s not a swap if we just send you things LOL

Fjellrev

That’s even worse! I’m not like someone else. ;)

OMGsrsly

What Sil says! I have some violet teas for you to try, Fjellrev. Violet!!

Ost

I LOVE THIS TEAAA! :D
I loveee the malt and vanilla combo!!

MsWhatsit

Violet teas? I grow and cook with violets but never noticed that they had much flavor.

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Anlina was awesome enough to let me try this one from secret garden. I was intrigued by this one as i always seem to gravitate towards pear teas…sadly this one was a miss for me as i didn’t get much pear out of it and it seemed a little bitter. I was trying to be careful about steeping it, as anlina suggested that they are a bit finicky but maybe i mistimed this one. It was just sort of bitter and neither plumlike nor pear like for me. I may try this one again in future though as it seems like the potential is there so i may just have messed it up.

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drank Frisky Rhubarb by Cornelia Bean
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mmmm still enjoying this one as a cold brew. I had this one after my bike ride as well, for some much needed hydration. I really like cold brews after biking esp without the sugar just a bunch of taste! :) noms!

MsWhatsit

It’s getting that time of year again. I’m starting to do cold brews again as well.

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drank Dark Side of the Melon by Butiki Teas
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I thought this would be a sipdown, but there’s enough left for another sil sized cup so no dice lol. Makes me sad since i was trying to get to 115 this weekend BUT happy because there is more of this for me to drink still! haha

MsWhatsit

I’m not much for melon teas, but the name of this one made me smile.

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drank Root Beer Float (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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I had this in usual latte style after our very short bike ride this afternoon. It’s still a little cold, and i’m seriously tired this weekend but we need to start getting out even for short ride so that we get back into the swing of things for the summer. I love this tea in latte form. I’ll be sad when it’s gone but suspect it’ll take me a while longer yet to get through the 100g or so i have left!

MsWhatsit

Sounds good.

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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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