5754 Tasting Notes

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this plus maple syrup was a delicious tea for me today….got me through a long day of work…long weekend coming up for the last of our migrations.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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today, i mixed this one with laoshan black + cacao shells + vanilla powder. YUM! is all that i can say…

whatshesaid

Vanilla powder?

whatshesaid

sweet lord I need this product in my life

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90
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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do i really need to talk about this one? DELICIOUS. 100g of it and i’m still not tired of it…though it’s almost all gone :(

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drank Cherry Snowcone by DAVIDsTEA
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This was a tea from yesterday…with the maintenance and getting packages in the mail i needed time to get things in to my cupboard lol. My high count for the moment is 128..though if everything on it’s way arrived tomorrow i’d be closer to 160 + extra teas from missB I’m ok with that though, since that means i get to spend the rest of 2015 working my way back down to 50. Yep…that’s my goal for year end lol. Strangely, i’ve sort of been gravitating to this one in the evening…maybe for that pop of “sunshine” in these colder winter days. With a teeny bit of sweetner, this one really works for me hot and cold.

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86

I also had this tea last night, brewed hot…and it made me realise how much i love this tea when it’s cold brewed, steeped in part apple juice. LOL I vastly prefer it that way for that sweet, sour tang. Just trying to help keep my system primed and ready to keep fighting all the sick that is going on at work these days.

Kittenna

Yes. So much sick, everywhere. I believe I’m currently fighting the flu (fever + body aches + everything else) and it sucks.

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Experiment time! I’m home today so i figured it would be the perfect opportunity to compare both of tao’s rice tuo’s side by side.

1st steep – this one remains largely intact versus the sheng…the brew is a light golden liquor and the aroma is slightly rice like and also slightly…sweet? This one tastes like rice at the get go…the brew is a little, almost bitter but not quite, and then mellows almost immediately in my mouth to a smooth brew…

Stephanie

Yum this is a good one :D

boychik

love it

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Experiment time! I’m home today so i figured it would be the perfect opportunity to compare both of tao’s rice tuo’s side by side.

1st steep – this one starts to break apart a lot faster than the shou…the brew is darker and the aroma is stronger…this one smells more like rice than the other. the brew is..plain, average…not super intense, but smooth with the rice flavouring being more on the tail end of the swallow than in the initial sips…

hmmmm more to come i’m sure.

Stephanie

Never had the sheng version!!!

Sil

i think i like the shou version better…but i’ve got more steeps to go

TheLastDodo

:( I wanted to compare these as well! But the group order I did left out the shou…

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85
drank Yu Lu Yan Chai by Verdant Tea (Special)
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I pulled this one out of the cupboard yesterday as well. I am STILL not a fan of goji berries in my chai but as long as they’re there, i can pick them out without too much fuss. I still prefer loashan black chai to this one, but this is also a really tasty one. it’s nice to have both back in my cupboard to get me through the rest of winter – which is the only time i really love drinking chai. :)

Final Count yesterday: 103 (because i didn’t add the teas i received from Cavocorax yet…)

Anlina

I love goji berries but they sound like a really weird addition to a chai.

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88

So the downside to loving this tea is that i am starting to slip in to hoarding mode this month…because i know that come the end of January i’ll be doing a final count and then start working my way down to 50 teas in my cupboard for the end of the year….in order to DO that i need to buy less tea, and drink everything in my cupboard. BUT because the dolllar is so terrible this year, i’m really going to be focusing on ordering from canadian tea companies whenever possible. and this is NOT one of those companies :( oh well…at least i have about 90g left… heh

Cameron B.

HAH, I love it. Hoarding mode… btw 90 grams left! ;P

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drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
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I also had this tea last night, brewed hot…and it made me realise how much i love this tea when it’s cold brewed, steeped in part apple juice. LOL I vastly prefer it that way for that sweet, sour tang. Just trying to help keep my system primed and ready to keep fighting all the sick that is going on at work these days.

Anlina

Is this note supposed to be on Elderberry then?

Sil

hahaha yes

Sil

apparently steepster didn’t like me multitasking lol

OMGsrsly

Haha! Oops. :)

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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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