5241 Tasting Notes

99
drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
5241 tasting notes

morning tea! so busy today with work things but i did have this to keep me company and yay for that!

Nxtdoor

So not tea related but… I bought cranberry ginger ale today at longo’s! I never had it but after all the talk on here about it, as soon as I saw it (I wasn’t looking for it) I smiled at grabbed it.

Sil

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! must. go. to. longo’s.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

77
drank Pina Colada Honeybush by 52teas
5241 tasting notes

sipdown! (139) Nearly through my remaining 52 teas, which was a mini goal of mine as well since i tend to hoard them. Only 3 left in my cupboard :) I enjoyed this one quite a bit as a honeybush tea, though i likely won’t end up restocking it. There are other flavours frank does much better that i MUCH prefer! :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

I’m drinking this over the course of the afternoon – gongfu style. I have trouble with some of verdant’s puerhs in that they all taste very similar and generic. I will add more later, but at the moment i am getting very little that others have gotten while sipping on this one.

Edit: yeah…future steeps left this tea closed off to me. oh well…there’s always another!

JustJames

afternoon? yeah….. i guess it is. morning!

Sil

Time difference goober!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84
drank Divine Temptation by Bayswater Tea Co.
5241 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84
drank Crème Brulee by Bayswater Tea Co.
5241 tasting notes

this + divine temptation, steeped in milk = OMGWTFYESPLS! :) seriously, the milk adds the right amount of creaminess to bring this all together in one giant delicious mess of tea goodness.

Fjellrev

Hell yeah!

OMGsrsly

I have the mixed teas up here as well because I rarely (never?) drink them separately…
http://steepster.com/teas/bayswater-tea-co/41535-creme-brulee-and-divine-temptation

Sil

Haha good to know omg

Amariel

I’m out of the CB but have a little DT left. I like the idea of steeping in the milk. Yum.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90
drank Pu-Erh Gourmand by Dammann Freres
5241 tasting notes

oh happy day… my love is back with me. Had a couple cups of this in the morning and it made the day better for being in it :)

ashmanra

I want this so badly. Guess I am placing an order!

JustJames

i have to say…. it’s alot better ordering with DF than MF… they’re faster, their prices are more reasonable, their shipping is more reasonable and they give samples.

Sil

I’ve never ordered from DF directly. I opted. For the cadeaux vendom place since shipping was only 8 euro.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

86

So first off, this is one of the most unique teas that i’ve had the pleasure of opening up. FuzzyPeachkin sent some of this my way and i’m glad she did. First and foremost there are berries in here and ceder needles, which makes for an aroma reminiscent of hiking through the rockies as a kid.

Brewed as a black, this tea is very smooth and mellow with a slightly sweet taste hidden in among the cedar. I don’t get any smokiness from this like FuzzyP does – this is just a mellow brew that is much like drinking something that tastes the way cedar smells…but in a delicious way. I’m looking forward to drinking more of this.

Thank you FuzzyP for this unique tea :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

Very intrigued!

JustJames

VERY cool….. i’ll have to look into this.

Sil

It’s neat…just that 3oz is a lot…:(

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

72

this may be headed for my swap list in short order. I had a cup of this to since i hadn’t had any in a really long time and couldn’t actually manage to finish the cup. I’m not sure if it’s the result of being slightly sick or because i’ve just grown out of it but i’ll give it one more shot before it goes on the chopping block. I know there are tons of others out there who would love it way more than i do today heh

Nicole

The Christmas tea I went to served this. Probably not Della Terra’s blend, but I really don’t know. It was definitely a black tea and tasted just like Della Terra’s blend. The tea room sells loose leaf teas in their own canisters and I know for a fact that some of them are from Harney & Sons, so maybe it isn’t a stretch to think they got this one from Della Terra. :) It was still good to me, though I will admit to having grown out of it somewhat and I wish they had offered more than just the one tea for the meal.

Sil

interesting heh. Yeah i’m fairly certain that i’m just over this. Which is OK. I thought of you today Nicole and i’m making cookies. If the recipe works i will share them with you because so far…the dough smells amaaaazing lol

Nicole

Oh… that’s unfortunate. Amazing smelling dough often doesn’t live long enough to become real cookies in my house. LOL But yes, do share!!

Fjellrev

This one is faaaar too sweet for me, and as I was making my way through my 1 oz. pouch, I’ll admit that it was getting harder and harder to finish.

JustJames

sil….. i am not even looking at that link. not going to happen.

Nicole

OMG I so didn’t even need to know about those. Just this morning my husband was saying I don’t make chocolate chip cookies nearly enough… I think these won’t fit into his definition of chocolate chip cookies, but I bet he’ll like them… :)

Sil

So. Good. :) now to work on improving the recipe mwahahaha

keychange

oh…my…I can’t even.

Amariel

I liked my small sample a while back. I’d be interested in trying more, for those who don’t want it.

Amariel

As for the link…I sent it to my friend who makes cookies when we visit him, and he said, “Yes, yes we will have to make these when you visit.”

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

69
drank Breakfast Blend by Fortnum & Mason
5241 tasting notes

well i’m sure you’ll get sick of seeing this in my tasting notes but i’ve got another few mornings of starting out with this one to finish off the tin. It’s from feb of last year and makes up a couple of my oldest teas so i’m trying to knock those down AND get to 150 before the year is out. so drink it in the mornings, i will! :) glad it’s at least a decent cup of tea :)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

…this is becoming a habit. Had a cup of this tonight while playing “All things big and small” the favoured game of my other half. He’s indulged me in playing pandemic a few times in the recent future so we try to change things up a bit here and there :)

I’m stupidly tired from my long day today and i am dying to sleep. No rest for the wicked though as i still have another hour or so with testing before i can sleep. I just hope we wrap things up sooner rather than later. Glad i have my tea if nothing else. :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

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.

Location

Toronto, ON

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer