6407 Tasting Notes

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drank Hua Ki by Lupicia
6407 tasting notes

Cold brew of this one produced a decent cup of fruity juice. I’ve spent all day sleeping so up for dinner, a few things of liquid then back to bed for me

VariaTEA

Feel better Sil!! I have been sleeping too but of course my sister managed to wake me from a wonderful slumber.

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YYZ sent this one my way and let me tell you, i am a FAN! this is how i want more darjeelings to taste. :) I’m not sure what previous years tasted like but this is not floral and doesn’t have that typical darjeeling taste that i tend not to enjoy all that much. i am going back to bed…sick is not a fun place to be and today i’m too exausted to be even out of bed..but it was nice to get in a couple cups of tea. especially such nice cups.

OMGsrsly

Get better, Sil!

yyz

So glad you like it! By teabox’s and the old Darjeeling expresses description of this tea this years flavour is probably more typical, than my previous box with it being sweeter with more chocolate notes. My previous box kind of reminded me of a mature deciduous forest with herbal and loam and green floral notes along with the fruit and cocoa. It tasted a little bit cooler and green, but still very good. It’s interesting how the Yunnan translates to the Darjeeling environment. The tea can get muscatel characteristics if you give it a long steep. I found them at about 5 min, but I love the warm, cocoa fruit mix of shorter steeps. Hope you got lots of rest today and are feeling better!

Sil

I’m really looking forward to trying the other teas you event my way. I’ve just been cautious this weekend as I’m not sure how impacted my taste buds are by being sick…..so far, though, they seem to be doing ok..

boychik

Feel better;)

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drank Bai Lin Kung Fu by Shang Tea
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boychik sent this one my way and fulfilled one of my wishlist teas. I’ve been wanting to try this one again since i had it almost a year ago and didn’t get the chance to write much about it. this is a great tea. this is smooth and clean…there’s a bit of a note in here that could almost be floral but it’s not…if that makes any sense. There’s a sweetness here to, making this a unique cup of tea. thanks for the re-visit boychik!

boychik

I just love anything fr Shang( except jasmine just not a fan in general)

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drank Orange Kidd by Lupicia
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i had high hopes for this one given some of lupicia’s other flavoured teas. turns out this one isn’t bad, but it’s not nearly as orange as i want it to be….however that seems to be the case with all the orange teas i have haha. this one isn’t bad…there’s none of that weird woodsy rooibos taste that i don’t like in a rooibos, but you still get a hint of the rooibos in the background. over all not bad. i’ll have to see if future steepings can make this a little more orange intense with a little tweaking.

Final count: 224 (I doubt I can get through 24 tomorrow but hey, you never know…)

OMGsrsly

I know I’m cheering you on from the sidelines!

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drank Chai Apricot by Tea Desire
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i dind’t realize that i’d had this one before until i looked at the tasting notes for this one. i have to say that this time around, i’m find it less appealing. theres something about the smell that is just turning me off, though to be fair it might just be that whole being sick factor. i was looking for something with a little kick to it, but tonight this is just feeling weak and sweet. weirdness. chalking it up to not being well.

(oh thanks for sending this my way roswell strange!)

Ysaurella

I didn’t realize I had this one…;) you need to accentuate the sipdown sessions it seems :D

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Roswell strange sent this one my way and i was a little excited to drink it, especially after she corrected my cupboard to get the right tea in to it… turns out i like this one a lot. while the banana tea from Rivertea is basically liquid banana bread – this one is a little less sweet and slightly less intensely banana. i attribute that to the chocolate. still not a huge fan of the weird looking tea is produces, but i did enjoy this a lot. and in the grand scheme of teas, i’d probably be able to drink this one more often than the river tea one because of the fact that it’s a little more laid back. :)

VariaTEA

This is less sweet than Happy Banana?! Now I am afraid of what Happy Banana will taste like because I found this incredibly cloying.

Sil

Lmao. Liquid, banana bread.

VariaTEA

I hope so.

Roswell Strange

I’m excited for Happy Banana! I really want to compare the two. I love this one, though :) Glad you do too.

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drank Buddha Bamboo by Tea Desire
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yay! tea from roswell strange and VariaTEA this was one of two? overlaps between the girls when they both sent me teas…i figure that’s pretty good since i know how much sharing the two of them do :) i liked this one a lot…though i can’t for the life of me remember what i liked about it because my other half came home and tucked me in to bed and i fell asleep. clearly i needed it..i only ever nap when i’m not well. soooo thanks for sending me this one. i’d drink it again lol

Terri HarpLady

I’m glad he takes good care of you :)

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drank 30th Anniversary Blend by Harney & Sons
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this tea was on my wishlist and was sent to me by boychik man i have to say, i wish this was in loose leaf form. I am not a fan of teabags even though i tolerate them sometimes. I am, however, a fan of this tea! it’s a really nice blend of toasty, malty, sweet, earthy deliciousness. haha just a really nice cup of tea. if only it were in loose leaf form! thanks a ton for sharing with me boychik!

boychik

It is loose in their SOHO shop. 2oz minimum. I’m happy you liked it. I find it reliable.

Sil

Oh man….wish I could pop down for a weekend hahaha

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tea from variaTEA i have to say, not a bad little cup for a tea bag. It’s the wrong season for me, for this tea but i can see myself enjoying this a lot in the cooler weather. It’s a nice balance of cinamon and vanilla. thanks for sharing!

VariaTEA

Glad you enjoyed it. One of the better tea bags I have tried, though I understand preferring it in the cooler months.

Cameron B.

This one is definitely my favorite out of their holiday teas. Then again, I’m a sucker for anything vanilla. :D

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drank Cinnamon Cookie Puer by Lupicia
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oh man… this was exceptionally good today. I put in a little of the vanilla creamer we have in the house and it turned this into a whole new level of delicious, cookie tea. Seriously…sooo good! sad to see it go but possibly a reorder in future heh.

Terri HarpLady

I used to have such an addiction to vanilla creamer…sigh…

OMGsrsly

If you love it still, Terri, you can make creamer with egg and coconut and vanilla and maybe maple syrup or honey if you can have that.

Terri HarpLady

HUH? Recipe?

OMGsrsly

Muahahaha. Ahem. http://bravoforpaleo.com/2014/01/10/paleo-coffee-creamer/ I prefer using a couple egg yolks instead of whole eggs. I also add 1 tbsp or so of maple syrup because yum. Make it like mayo. :) It thickens in the fridge.

Terri HarpLady

Cool, A paleo website I haven’t already visited 100 times! Thanks!
Hmmm….so is it really tasty? Also, does it separate in the cup? I tried one paleo coconut milk creamer that people ranted and raved about about a year ago, & it sucked, it was gross, hahaha. I have used the heavy cream from the top of the coconut milk can, which was ok, & I’ve used coconut whipped cream, which was better. Neither was particularly satisfying.
So the eggs don’t make it gross, huh?
Really, I guess it’s sort of a vanilla flavored mayo. Of course, the idea of putting mayo in my tea cup sounds disgusting, but maybe it’s really more like marshmallow cream! I could see adding that to certain teas :)

OMGsrsly

I just googled it and linked the first recipe that looked right! I used someone else’s recipe, but they’re all basically the same. I do like this creamer. It separates in the cup a bit as the tea gets cold, which is disappointing, but initially it does mix in fairly well. The eggs cook in the hot water, so it ends up being like you’re adding custard into the tea. Custard > mayo! I’ve been using whipping cream a lot recently because I’m lactose intolerant, not dairy intolerant. But I’d totally use this one no problem. Lasts about 1 week.

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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.

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