5111 Tasting Notes

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drank Campfire Blend by Verdant Tea
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Another tea from tonight, largely so i could put the wee little bit Kittenna gave back to me in to the tin with the rest of this. haha. Not that it made it in to the tin, but at least i’ve condensed the bag down. 3 more days left in october and i’m curious if i can get to 75 just for fun. I’m not all that confident that i will since i’m not focusing on teas with smaller amounts – rather just letting my tastebuds dictate. And tonight…they wanted this! :) Still enjoying this creamy vanilla like spicy tea at about a 7 min steep…anything less is too wimpy :)

CHAroma

Sometimes it’s best to let tastebuds dictate. :)

Kittenna

Bleh. I wish I could have liked this. The ingredients sounded delicious…

Sil

heh yeah too bad K. :(
i agree charoma lol

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73
drank Chocolate Break by Teaja
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tried this one as a latte tonight. This is more like dark chocolate than milk chocolate, but it’s still just not what i was hoping for when i picked it up. I’m not a HUGE fan of the base but the chocolate is decent for what it’s worth. Maybe a little sugar would have improved things but i didn’t get around to that as i drink most of my teas without sweetner

Kittenna

I definitely got milk chocolate over dark. Agreed on the base though – I think that could really improve it.

Sil

the “stick” pieces are a little weird too..not sure if you had any in the samples i sent over. This was one of the teas from a random vancouver company i walked past.

Kittenna

I didn’t notice any “stick” pieces… interesting.

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88
drank Kapha Organic by TeaGschwendner
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Another tea from this afternoon. While i adore this tea, i totally don’t know how anyone would be able to steep is for a full 5mins and drink it :) about 2 mins is all i can handle before it’s just too spicy :)

OMGsrsly

Ahahaha. :D I totally do 5 min, but I add a little honey to tone down the spice.

Sil

yeah well 5 mins + sweetner, maybe :)

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86

mmmmm having a grand cup of this with a splash of honey to smooth out the edges!

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81
drank Cookie by Lupicia
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this one tastes funny to me today. I really hope it’s just my tastebuds having a weird day or else this is getting regifted to a friend. Today this is like burnt something er other….blech.

Sakura Sushi

Oh, no! That makes me sad. :( Cookie has always been so awesome for me. Give it another shot on a different day – maybe it will be better. You have now inspired me to go straight to my pantry and break out the Cookie. Must make sure it’s still a winner…

Sil

haha its probably just me :)

Dexter

Interesting – I wrote a tasting note that I thought it tasted burned, but thought I had over steeped it. Either way, I generally like it. :))
http://steepster.com/Dexter/posts/241284#comments

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84
drank Sweet Helen by RiverTea
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Almost at the end of this one and still enjoying it. I really like the fruit teas that Riverteas has, though i’m not much of a fan of their actual teas. However, this one does the trick for me for sure!

Dexter

Agreed – fruity teas are really good – straight teas, not so much.

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little out of it today but i’ve been drinking this over the course of the morning. I’m still undecided about it..but i think it’s falling in to that category of teas that i like, but don’t need to repurchase. :) more to come later i’m sure as i have another package of this to drink later.

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86
drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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morning cup of tea. I really hope that the other batch of this tea that i picked up is back to the original taste. I am really not a fan of this version – it’d be closer to a 75.

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84

ohhhh Cavocorax your giant bag of teas here is calling your name….no really lol

I pulled this one out tonight to finish it off and leave the last little sample for cavo. I have a vague recollection that she had liked another similar tea before so wanted to save a sil sized cup for her to try. I quite enjoyed this variation on the theme, though i’m not sure how badly i need a caramel rooibos in my cupboard. I think i’d prefer the fruit caramel i have from tea G…or the decaf caramel as well….maybe not.. either way, enjoyed and now it’s done!

Final Count: 81 (though in other news, i did a quick check and i have a mere 52 non puerhs in my cupboard)

boychik

I can’t believe you are in 80’s

Iridium

wow, I have more teas than you do now. O.O this feels so strange… (congrats!)

Sil

haha it IS weird, but it’s fun for me too…though not ordering has been hard. Except, the one order i DID place with stacy has gone missing :(

Iridium

oh no, that must be super disappointing! I’ve only been on hiatus for something like two months and it’s already hard… >.<

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84
drank Milk Caramel by Lupicia
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As a reward for working on my cupboard so well, i figured it was time to open up one of the few teas i have that i haven’t managed to try yet. I’ve actually been trying to spend more time on not just working through my older teas, but getting around to trying all my teas on hand so that i know what i want to keep around or restock. I was intrigued enough by this one to buy it, since i’ve had some positive experiences with hojicha, and well, i love caramel :)

My initial few sips of this one made me feel like it wasn’t what i expected it to be. i was looking for more caramel…more..just more. However, i realised shortly after that, that my cup was empty lol. This isn’t deep rich velvety milk caramel, but it is sweet and delicious. I’m a little curious how this would fare as a latte, since it might add to the creaminess. Overall, i’m quite happy with this and i’m going to have fun playing with the rest of my bag! :)

Cameron B.

I wanted more caramel, too! :P

Sil

if there’s room i’ll send you a sample of the tea G caramel…. i haven’t had a chance to get envelopes for your swap heh

Cameron B.

Well, if you insist! ;)

Sakura Sushi

I’ve had the English Caramel from Lupicia in the past and found it to be pretty caramel-y. Never actually tried the Milk Caramel to compare the two.

Sil

If English is the black base version…then I think I’ve tried it and found it a little lacking too…but then I adore the caramel from tea g. Heh

cookies

By any chance do you have a package with ingredients on it? I e-mailed Lupicia for a list but they haven’t gotten back to me :(

Sil

cookies – i do! however all it says is roasted green tea, almond flavours. contains: almonds

cookies

Thanks a ton, Sil!

Kittenna

If I give you puppy eyes could I snag a sample of this if you have enough? puppy eyes

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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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