5761 Tasting Notes

79
drank Maple Syrup Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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second really quick matcha latte…..this is maple syrup flavouring to me. It’s not maple syrup in it’s pure form. I took a quick taste from the syrup we have here after drinking this to confirm. it IS damn tasty though, and i can see adding this to other matcha for a delicious maple taste.

Final Count: 138 (which means, dear readers that EVEN with the 13 teas i’m picking up in Florida…i’m only at 151. Not that it counts since they’re not here and my official feb month end is 138…it’s still awesome to know that what will arrive, won’t put me crazily behind in my sipdown goals for March….well at least until the BBB Box arrives lol)

Courtney

WOOT. Good job!

Nicole

Are you picking up some tea from the Grand Floridian, Sil? :) They carry from TeaLeaves.com, I think. At least I know for sure they carry the Eros blend from there which is sooooo nommy. And the tea service there is fabulous.

Lala

I am imagining you taking the cap off of the maple syrup and just taking a gulp from the bottle, so Canadian :P

Sil

i’ll have to check that out nicole :) as it turns out our flights may be cancelled..which on a positive spin means i get to drink more teas today lol

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71
drank Mandarin Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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worse tasting note ever…but that’s what happens when your other half says casually.. uh there’s a bunch of milk to finish off before we leave… want a BIG glass?

uh….. i can make two really quick matcha lattes i guess…

flavour one – this one distinctive… this is for sure NOT orange and is most assuredly mandarin. Adding it to milk though, makes me want orange to get an orange creamsicle flavour. I can’t remember if i’ve had orange though… anyway. on the whole this is pretty good but not likely a reorder…but if you’re looking for mandarin…this is it!

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71
drank Mandarin Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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75
drank Jamaïque by Mariage Frères
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another delicious tea from ysaurella the last decent cup of tea that i’ll likely have for a bit so a nice one to end off with :)

Ysaurella

don’t tell me you’re not taking teas with you ?

Sil

i’m taking tea bags with me for convenience sake since i’m not sure how much tea i’ll feel like in the humidity and 30 degree weather. :)

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78
drank Mayflower by Mariage Frères
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mmmmm tasty delicious tea before the panic sets in! thanks Ysaurella!

(yes crappy tasting note! but i have things to do! OMG! running out of time!)

Anna

For a pre-panic tasting note it looks pretty good to me.

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86
drank Tribute by THE O DOR
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WOW! another tea from Ysaurella this is marzipan in liquid form! Funnily enough i’m not a HUGE fan of it in solid form but this is a really tasting almond paste tea :) I am really enjoying the black base that comes through and blends really nicely with the almond taste. This is sweet without being cloyingly so. Probably not something i would have picked up on my own, but now that i’ve had it, i would consider it from time to time. :) merci madam!

Nicole

One of my favorite sweet roll recipes is for Swedish Cardamom Buns and it has almond paste in the filling. This sounds like a tasty tea!

Anna

YES. That IS how you make Swedish cardamom/cinnamon buns the right way! Your honorary Swede badge is in the mail, Nicole.

Sil

yum!

Ysaurella

this is a staple in my cupboard and agree Swedish cinnamon rolls rock. The food is really nice in Sweden, I loved it and I loved too the Pear cider…I would damn myself to get some, impossible to find it in France

Dinosara

Man I have got to try this tea. It sounds like my heaven!

Anna

I have a sample from Ysaurella that I’m going to try tomorrow.

Ysaurella

@Anna ! hurrey I am looking forward to read your review about this one

Anna

Hehehe. I’m terrible for having kept you waiting for so long, I know. I’ve had so many sturdy blacks today, though, I need to give my palate a rest until tomorrow.

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81
drank Phenix MF by Mariage Frères
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Ysaurella sent this to me in our swap and it was the perfect tea this morning to help me focus on the last of my work that i need to get done before i can run around the house like a crazy person trying to get ready. I’m trying to get in at least 3 sipdowns before i go lol just so i can end this month at 140. A nice round number :) It’s also a good way for me to make sure i’m drinking and relaxing a little.

This is a pretty tasty tea and i can see why it reminds ysaurella a little of the du loup (i miss that tea!) There is caramel and vanilla here, though the caramel mostly comes through as sweetness. I’d be interested in picking this up again if i ever get the chance to go shopping in france grin

Ysaurella

yep, it would be nice if we could organise tea battles on Steester : tonight…Thé du Loup from Theodor vs Phénix from Mariage Frères.
some teas need kind of parallele tasting notes.
Glad you loved it and it helped a little

Sil

haha tea battles… awesome :) reminds me of EPIC RAP BATTLES!
www.epicrapbattlesofhistory.com for anyone who doesn’t know what i’m talking about… (mr t vs mr rogers…)

Anna

Hahaha. You are both awesome.

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78
drank Crimson Berry by Sloane Tea Company
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Forgot I had this with dinner…cold brewed in 1 part apple juice and 1 part water. The juices adds just enough sweetness to offset the tartness and makes it a delicious cup of yum.

Terri HarpLady

Have fun in Florida!

Ysaurella

I am thinking that going in Florida for a Canadian is maybe somehow like going in Spain for French people…distances excepted ! everything is so big on the other side of the atlantic :) Enjoy your break Sil

Barbara

How do you even come up with such an idea? Mixing with juice… :-)

Sil

Barbara…no idea haha I think it was put in my head from Bonnie adding apple juice to verdants elderberry….I just thought, why add when I can just steeps it overnight in the juice haha. It does prevent the hibiscus from taking over the world for those that don’t like hibby.

Ysaurella…..there are lots of other places I’d rather go but I have my adopted family down there, so it’s warm, I have lots of people to see AND I don’t have to pay for a hotel or car rental….so it’s pretty much just flights and then food heh

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61
drank Boatsman by RiverTea
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lost my tasting note… grrrrrr…. own stupid fault.

long story short – too weak a brew, maybe i screwed something up…will try again. Got under 150 but orders in march will shoot me up again and terri is going to sabotage me. true story. :)

Final Count: 143

Cavocorax

Is this one you only had a sample of? Because I have mor eif you want it.
It’s not as good as Dolce Vita though.

Terri HarpLady

Yup, I’m gonna get that mammoth box together & put it in the mail finally!

Sil

Cavo…yeah this was sample size… If the other one is better ill just steal a bit of that haha

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90
drank Wedding Impérial by Mariage Frères
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i love this tea. And yet..it is getting close to being one of the oldest teas in my cupboard and so i need to stop hoarding it and drink it, love it, enjoy it. But i will be terribly sad when it’s gone. There is something comforting about the smell of this one in both dry and liquid form. It’s just totally yum. But i still have enough for a bunch of Sil sized cups…so i won’t cry…..yet.

Anna

Sil size! Also I have a lot of this, plus an MF dealer right down the road – just ask me if you want some. If you tell me before I leave for NOLA mid-March, I can drop it in the mail while I’m over there.

Ysaurella

no worries Anna if you move near Napoli, I can continue and send any MF tea to Sil :) but Sil…is it reasonable with all the teas you have in cupboard ? ;)

Anna

No, I meant I’m going on holiday to New Orleans in March! (I’m shipping a whole bunch of tea then, anyway.)

Ysaurella

oops :) of course NOLA…lol as you are in Italy I thought you were going to move in Italy ;)

Sil

Shhhh ysaurella!

Anna…oh man. I think you just got yourself a deal heh. I’ll poke you when I get back from Floridian d we’ll see what we can figure out. Lol

Anna

Hehe, yeah, it was a logical assumption – however, if I ever actually go live in Naples, send help. Too rough for me.

And yeah, I’m leaving on the 6th, or something, so you have plenty of time, Sil. Enjoy Florida!

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