5761 Tasting Notes

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drank Sweet Helen by RiverTea
5761 tasting notes

Love this. Like a lot. When I get back I will write a proper note but this is wonderful. Only downside? Heavy tea = not many cups in 50g :(

Cavocorax

So your flight wasn’t cancelled after all? :P I thought you were in florida but finally caught up to your earlier posts!

Sil

No. I’m still here. Leave tomorrow….I hope

Cavocorax

I hope so too! Booo

Fjellrev

Crossing my fingers you’ll get to board a freaking plane tomorrow.

Sil

I’m at the airport!

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84

internet dropping. highlights = nice green tea, spinach, tasty, refreshing…would get this one again when i want to rotate a green into my cupboard.

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60

internet dropping like flies in summer… i’ll try and write a proper review of this tomorrow if it comes back up. This is not as oolongy as other oolongs i dislike, but nothing here wows me. prefer the green tea from tea @ sea

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drank Crème de Menthe by DAVIDsTEA
5761 tasting notes

GCTTB!

Mint? check.
Creaminess? Check?
weird after taste that makes me want to not drink this? check.

Sorry david’s tea, another miss for me.

(also my tea at sea samples arrived, so goal for today is to get 3 sipdowns in so that when i get back from vacation, i’ll be at exactly 150!)

Fjellrev

They just couldn’t help themselves with the Weird Aftertaste extract.

TheTeaFairy

Haha! Fjellrev, exactly!
(Feet, yes Sil, this one tastes like feet. Drank it few years ago and still remember how BAD it was…)

Sil

blech

Helena

My mint to be one had a really nasty aftertaste that reminded me of a bad pineapple… I threw it all out and was so very disappointed. Oh well there is always Read My Lips and White Chocolate Frost..

Ysaurella

Feet ! oh lord, I’m happy I never tasted that one

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drank Chocolate Chip by Adagio Teas
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GCTTB

Another one from Adagio… Not a fan of this one. The taste is a weirdly generic sort of flavour. it could be chocolate but it might also be something else. It’s an indescribable sort of weirdness. I don’t hate it but it’s just sort of there.

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drank Cream by TeaGschwendner
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yep.. i like this one better than adagio’s but mostly because this one gives the sense of “cream” rather than being an artificial like tea + cream…if that makes sense? I also like the cream flavour in this one a little more since it doesn’t remind me of vanilla. I think this would probably be a lot of fun to add to other….oh man maybe i should combine this + orange lapacho… hmmmmm that could work..

yep.. i like this one better than adagio’s but mostly because this one gives the sense of “cream” rather than being an artificial like tea + cream…if that makes sense? I also like the cream flavour in this one a little more since it doesn’t remind me of vanilla. I think this would probably be a lot of fun to add to other….oh man maybe i should combine this + orange lapacho… hmmmmm that could work..anyway…i also really love smelling this one.. up under my nose and i’m good… a happy little heffalump.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Courtney

Mm cream!

Tabby

Did you… just copy and paste the same paragraph?

Sil

weird.. nope.. steepster being weird..

Sil

and if i edit the tasting note… only the second paragraph is there.

Nicole

Now I have a chuckly picture in my head of a happy little heffalump sipping tea with an extended pinky…

Anna

Oh, Steepster. Sometimes you are very weird.

Sil

nicole – hahaha love it!
anna – yep… it’s weird

Tabby

How bizarre. It’s glitching on me, too. I can’t add an image to a tea in my cupboard. It just makes an X, no matter what I do. :/

Fjellrev

Go home, Steepster. You’re tea drunk.

K S

A glitch in the Matrix. This doesn’t end well unless you’re Neo.

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drank Cream by Adagio Teas
5761 tasting notes

GCTTB!

I will be the first to admit that i am not a fan of most of the black bases that Adagio uses. Courtney’s comment about tea gwewkerwekjrh’s cream reminded me that this one was in the box, so it was the perfect time to do a quick mini comparison of this one and the one from tea G.

this one? it’s sort of a combination of vanilla and cream… it’s a little on the fake side, but not so much that i can’t enjoy it. Also, the flavouring hides the base a little, which makes me happy. Nothing i need to buy agan but not as bad as a bunch of adagion teas i’ve had that weren’t fan blends

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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GCTTB!

I picked this one out since it’s down to the last little bit of it and i didn’t want the tea to get any more crushed than it kind of already was. Plus, i’m game for trying things i don’t always love…that’s part of the fun of a TTB (wait till you see what i’m going to drink later…willingly…heh)

I’m not getting a lot of blackberry out of this one, but i can taste the basil and it’s an interesting addition to the tea. White’s aren’t usually my thing, but in this cup it’s actually a good pairing with the basiland lemon. I just wish the blackberry was a little more present :)

__Morgana__

What an unusual mix. Sounds like a sauce for poultry.

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drank Lychee Fruit by Silk Road
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GCTTB!

oh noes. this is NOT the lychee tea for me. this is way too floral and not so much at all like lychee. I vastly prefer the one that i tried from Lupicia back in the day. This one is just… no. no. and uh…no. :)

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drank Royal BC Museum Tea by Silk Road
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GCTTB!

…..well so much for getting to florida today. Up side? I can drink all the teas in the travelling teabox today so that when i get back, it will be a quick thing to pack it up and get it out to variatea. sooo incoming flux of a million small cups of tea and tasting notes!

I rather like this one. It’s a decent base with just a bit of berry poking through. Not something i would have picked up on my own, though i suppose i did consider it when i was in Victoria. :) Happy to get to try it and i’m enjoying the little cup i made :) I’m doing my best not to finish anything in the box unless there’s something with only 1 cup left heh

Lala

not getting to florida?

Sil

nope. flight cancelled until tomorrow.. sigh

Lala

Oh that is too bad. Now you drank all of the milk for nothing :P

At least it gives you a bit more time to get all of your stuff done.

Also, did you know there is a store in Downtown Disney called Tea and Spice exchange (or something like that). Not to be a problem starter or anything, even though I totally am. My mom tried to stop me from going in, but I almost ripped her arm off when I just turned and bee-lined for it without even saying where I was going. Definitely set my credit card on fire there.

Sil

haha yeah i’ll likely check it out….trying to be good but there are a few there i’d like to try…didn’t realise there was a location @ downtown disney though heh

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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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