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4043 Tasting Notes

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drank Lord Petersham by The Devotea
4043 tasting notes

funnily enough, I didn’t realise that i’d had this tea before via someone’s amoda box :) So colour me surprised when i saw a rating there…which i’ve since upped! This was a fabulously strong yummy cup of tea today. So i was either really in the mood for it or my tastes have changed slightly. It looks like straight blacks are my thing with the devotea, rather than the flavoured :)

Robert Godden

Based on a limited survey, the whole of America likes it, Sil.
It is our top selling tea in the USA, but around #10 in Australia.

Sil

What’s the top unflavoured in Australia?

Robert Godden

It’s 1910, Sil. Also our new Queen Adelaide is doing well. And a few of the single origins. But 1910 is our third best seller here, way behind Aussie Ginger Chai and Lady Devotea.

Terri HarpLady

Queen Adelaide?
I think I’ll make a pot of 1910 to go with brekkie this morning…:)

Sil

oh nice. i have 1910 in my cupboard so i’ll have to explore that one

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90
drank Black Pearl by Mandala Tea
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I have been hoarding this tea..no longer! Today was 5 pearls for a 16oz travel mug and it was perfect. Seriously, i REALLY hope that Mandala is able to secure more of these in the future so that it doesn’t become like my beloved that i can’t bring myself to finish. :) Really though…these resteep well, and the chocolatey deliciousness of these are just awesome.

Dexter3657

I know – I’m hoarding it too….

Sami Kelsh

Man, these sound so good.

Sil

sami – my #1 favourite pearls.

Dexter3657

Agreed – the ones from Teavivre are really good – these are AMAZING!!!!

Sil

teavivre = #2! :)

Garret

I am working on it! In contact with my supplier and attempting to find out how much I would need to procure in order for him to make them for us!!

Sil

haha i know Garret…it’s just that every time i have a cup i’m reminded of how lovely these are :) only 3 cups left…

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72
drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
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Another morning of this as a latte with a little bit of the vanilla tea from Tao added to it. Not my all time favourite latte, but it’s gotten me through the rest of this tin, so i’m not complaining! :)

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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Last cup of the evening before tucking for snuggles and a show…. still loving this one a lot, though i tend to forget i have it haha.

Final Count: 175 (yes..that’s right…35 more teas in 5 days… OR 2 sipdowns a day and then 30 on the weekend… i could do that…maybe? hahahaha)

Courtney

This one is a delight. I often forget I have it too.

keychange

snuggles are the best!

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drank Ginger & Lemon Myrtle by Lupicia
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second last cup of the evening. I wanted a few more cups but felt like today was one of those days the caffeine might get to me…even if just because i had a stupidly insane work day today. So i pulled this one out and again i’m remind of what a tasty tea this is…and even though it’s more lemon than ginger, it’s still a good time!

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80
drank Orzo by Lupicia
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nice…. I figured i really should try the original orzo, since i started with the caramel/honey one. I’ll also have to make sure i steal a cup of Kittenna’s strawberry orzo before she picks up her teas. :) I think i prefer soba from H&S for a normal cup of wheat sort of tea. However, the caramel/honey version of this is like a creamy cup of coffee for me and i love it. Normal orzo sits somehwere in between the two. I still love this cup, but it’s a little one dimensional…it’s like there’s something missing to push it over the edge to a wonderful cup of warm yum. still though? i’ll enjoy all of the rest of my cups…

VariaTEA

Have you tried Lupicia’s Pineapple Barley? That also sounded interesting.

Sil

i didn’t know it existed… either that or it was a tea bag haha. i tend to gloss over anything i can’t get loose.

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88
drank Kapha Organic by TeaGschwendner
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WHOOOOO EEEEEEE! i love this ! hahaha I’m super glad MissB was kind enough to send me some…even if i think it was a ploy to give me a heart attack in terms of my cupboard numbers. Since i’m finding great success with Tea Gsweoriuweojsofns teas, i can see this being added to an order in the future. It wouldn’t be an every day tea, but this is a really nice spicier sort of delicious tea. I really like the want the fennel smells like, and i like that the tea isn’t just spicy. there are multiple flavours peaking out all over the place. Of course, that being said, i uh steeped this for a little long so i’m sure it’s MUCH more on the spicier side than most people would want bwahahahah oopsy!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Terri HarpLady

sounds interesting!

OMGsrsly

SO GOOD, AMIRITE?!

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this one is a little better. Likely because of the ginger in it…ginger makes every thing better for me haha. Another one from Cavocorax that i can get behind. Still not an overwhelmingly AMAZING tea, but it’s not a bad little cup if you’re after a fandom sort of blend. I wish the ginger was a lot stronger in this but it did show up a little.

Terri HarpLady

I love my ginger!

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63
drank Dark World by Custom-Adagio Teas
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this is a wackload of “meh” for me. It’s not a bad tea but in the grand acheme of average adagio teas…there are others i’d take first. Appreciate the share though cavo!

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drank Chai On Life by DAVIDsTEA
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thanks cavocorax this is an interesting sort of tea… i’m not sure how i feel about it. on one hand it’s a decent enough chai-like sort of tea with a bit of spice/kick to it. on the other hand…it’s weird. there’s a fruitness here that seems out of place. i guess i don’t hate this, but i don’t love the crap out of it either :)

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