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drank Yunnan Forest by Traveling Tea
4041 tasting notes

i have to try not to think about the pumpkin tea from this company that is hiding in my special box. i really do just want to drink it all up. this straight tea from this is a really interesting. it’s sort of juicy feeling. and work just exploded. thanks for sharing t his with me terri!

Terri HarpLady

It’s what I do :)

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drank Thé des Poètes by Dammann Freres
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ok so i know i just waxed poetic about how awesome mate is(NOT)…but this one is ok. It seems the chocolate cuts through that, i’m mate…i taste like burnt chalk taste and adds to this. But you know? if it was just black tea with this flavouring… i’d like it more. so POOP ON YOU MATE! true story. but the flavours of this one at least make it drinkable…mostly. thanks cavo! one more for “all the tea!”

Cavocorax

Yeah, it’s too bad so many of the NV teas had mate in it. I guess it fits with the desert theme?

Sil

yeah… that would make sense

Roswell Strange

I really loved this one :P

Terri HarpLady

I just love the review, hahahah

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BLAAAAAH! Cavocorax got me. YUCK mate! gross! BOOOOOOOO! Seriously, mate is like a second hatred of mine.. NOT as much as jasmine or blergamot… but it’s up there. it just always tastes like mate. always! this is like hey… wanna bit of cinnamon with your mate. blah. sorry cavo.. BLECH

keychange

Have fun with the jasmine tea I sent you then!! haha

Sil

it wasn’t bad…the black helped :)

VariaTEA

So I am going to go out on a limb here and assume you are not a mate fan :P

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sooo milk oolongs. they’re a thing. sometimes i like them..sometimes i don’t…and i never ever ever ever like the resteep. This one isn’t half bad. What’s strange to me is that i got no buttery sort of flavour that i get from most milk oolongs. instead this was almost more like a peach oolong. but a natural peach, not that weird tim horton’s peach flavoured drink (that of course i loved when i was younger!). on the whole…not to shabby! thanks awkward soul!

Sami Kelsh

Oh man, who didn’t love Tim Horton’s peach drink? That stuff was the business.

I swear it got less awesome when they started selling it in bottles instead of as a fountain drink. Or maybe I just got older. Who’s to say?

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drank Ginseng Oolong by Single Origin Teas
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On the whole i don’t like green oolongs much. this one is no exception…and is made harder by the fact that i feel like i’ve brewed up a nice cup of rabbit turds. seriously… or hamster turds…think small rodent who eats green things. and sadly… that’s really all i can focus on. lol sooo the rest of this is off to a better home. thanks for sending this our way awkward soul… i’m always up for trying new things…even turd like things :)
Cavocorax

OMG. Are you trying to wreck oolongs for the rest of us?

Sil

it’s not all oolongs…but THIS ONE…looks like rabbit turds. you’ll see…they look different.

Terri HarpLady

hahahahahahahahah, you’re just making my day here, I’m literally laughing out loud! I DO know what you mean, because this tea looks strange, just like you say :)

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drank Scottish Morn by Harney & Sons
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Keychange sent some of this my way, which is great since there are a great many H&S teas that i haven’t yet tried. On the whole, my impression of them as a company is that they have teas that are just above midrange in terms of quality, and are reasonably priced – esp if you get more than a sample size. Downside is there ridiculous shipping costs to canada, but i have a tea mule so i shouldn’t complain.

I picked this one today as i woke up stupidly early and needed something to get me going right away. This is a strong, bold, brisk cup of tea – likely something that i should have added milk/sugar to, but i just can’t seem to bring myself to do it…EVEN in cases where that’s kinda how the tea was supposed to be drunk :) On the whole i am quite enjoying this – it’s a good kick in the pants sort of tea :) thanks keychange!

keychange

I found this to be way too strong/tannic, so I’m glad that on the whole you’re finding it ok.

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Last cup of this! I’m still not sure if i want to pick up a tin of this. On one hand it’s a really nice cup of tea – smooth, comforting, unobtrusive. On the other hand, there are cups i’ve had that were more flavourful and more of a WOW cup of tea. But sometimes all you want is a good cup of relaxing tea that doesn’t demand your attention. hmmmm

Dexter3657

I agree – I’m on the fence about this one too….

Cavocorax

I realize this shows how completely shallow I am, but if I liked the design on the tin more, it would be an easier choice…

Sil

see i like the horse head…something about it appeals to my ridiculous self

Terri HarpLady

And the little plastic horse head finger puppet they sent is my tea mascot, at least for now, LOL

Terri HarpLady

BTW, I just looked & “Spring Keemun” is officially on the the Damn Fine Tea site…just thought you’d like to know!

Terri HarpLady

AND I ordered it!

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drank Banane Chocolate by Lupicia
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Asante sana squash banana…yep good ol’ rafiki.

i cannot WAIT to go see the Lion King musical again…at least i hope we make it. So good… just like this tea. not so much chocolate, but delicious banana goodness, even after it was cold-ish

Final Count: 187

Fjellrev

Disney is pwning you hardcore right now.

Fjellrev

God I miss the fjords. Disney = crafty. That is so tempting!

Sil

they have some 7 night etc… advance sale for gold members starts tomorrow so i may call to get pricing… an excuse to go to england/france too after the cruise. but official pricing and everything will be up in 2 days

Fjellrev

Nice, I was wondering about that. My mom may actually be interested in that. That’s awesome they’re hitting up the Faroes too.

Sil

i’m thinking.. PRE wedding honeymoon cruise…that’;s a thing right?

Fjellrev

YES IT IS. No need to think twice here.

VariaTEA

Aww I miss Disney cruises. I went on one a few summer’s back and it was fun times.

ifjuly

this is one of my fave ’naner teas!

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this tea makes me happy. unresponsive companies on FB does not. If you’re going to have a presence on social media…that means you need to have a presence/respond to ppl. ESPECIALLY if there are questions on your FB and then you come back to your page, make a post, update pics..that means ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THERE WHILE YOU’RE AT IT! sheesh….

Cavocorax

Ha. I logged on to see if I could see your question, but I didn’t. Maybe I was looking at the wrong company. :P

Sil

haha there are a few companies out there that this drives me nuts over.

Cavocorax

Well it’s a valid complaint. You’re either there, or you’re not. And if you’re not,you’re actually making your company look worse than the advertising helps…

Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Tea

Hi Sil! What was your question? I can’t seem to find it in our Facebook Machine. I’m over 40 so that might be the issue. ; )

Sil

haha sorry for the confusion (damn fine tea) you guys have been awesome….i was just mindlessly ranting about other companies :)

Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Tea

Whew! I was going to go buy a new computer. “The Facebook in this one is broken.” ; )

Sil

hahaha i’m super excited about the new keemun. i think i have 4-5 tins i want to buy asap!

Cavocorax

Me too! Too bad you guys weren’t in Canada!
(I had to laugh at the facebook comment. You guys are great.)

Sil

oh for a free shipping promo to canada ‘cause we’re awesome haha

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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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