4927 Tasting Notes

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I really need to try this as a latte. I like this a bunch, though i wouldn’t want it every day. :) I like that this doesn’t hide the puerh taste but still reminds me of tiramisu. Thanks again for sharing this with us as part of the BBB Box, Boxermama!

Stephanie

Oooh, sounds tasty

Sil

it’s for sure tiramisu/coffee, rich puerh

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Oh man! (Adds to shopping list!!)

Terri HarpLady

I still have some of this too. Maybe I’ll try it as a latte tomorrow.

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Morning latte! I like the vanilla of this tea. It’s not so much vanilla flavour as it reminds me of vanilla bean. I’m glad the sample I purchased has enough for several cups so that I can also try this straight. Overall this is a nice start to a rainy Wednesday morning.

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drank Shangri LA by American Tea Room
4927 tasting notes

sipdown! (190) awe yeah! I can so do this! 40 more teas to go until black friday and i have a bunch of samples to be able to drink up during the week along with working on sipping down other teas. heh While this isn’t my favourite tea, it’s not too shabby unless you’re a hibby hater!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Chocolate Almond Allure by Talbott Teas
4927 tasting notes

sipdown! (191) I’m not focusing on sipdowns during the week but i am happy to take advantage of wanting a particular flavour and being near a sipdown :) This is a pretty tasty tea, although it’s not something i need in my cupboard all the time. I like the blend of the chocolate and almond in this one, smoothed out by the caramel taste. thanks dinosara!

Terri HarpLady

I’m jealous of all your sipdowns!

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drank Noël à Venise by Dammann Freres
4927 tasting notes

soooo for those that don’t know, earl grey cream always tastes like creamy lemon tea to me. this tea? for whatever reason, totally reminds me of that flavour. It’s still a tasty tea but all i could think of while drinking it was earl grey cream…i don’t get much in the way of toffee flavour – this is really just a lemoney creamy tea for me. thanks so much to dinosara for letting me try this one!

Cavocorax

Creamy lemon is a good thing? It can be? But I didn’t know that’s why you don’t like EG’s so much. For me, I don’t like it when it’s too “perfumy” though I’ve only found a few that did that.

Sil

earl grey cream = yummy. earl greys = yucky bergamot. blech.

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drank Mélange Vénitien by Dammann Freres
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Another tea from dinosara I am enjoying this one, but i have to say it’s nothing special. It’s a decent enough red fruit tea but nothing to write home about. I am enjoying this cup tonight while catching up on last season of walking dead. Zombies and “fancy tea” is always a good time haha

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Cavocorax

Hmmm. I always thought Dammann Freres was supposed to be super fancy-pantsed?

Enjoy the Walking Dead! I think we’re a season behind but maybe we should catch up again. (I yell at the tv a lot with that one, but that’s still entertainment).

Sil

cavo – we’re working through uh season 3? not the current season. We’re always a year behind because we wait for the blu ray and then watch them on our snazzy tv on our own time. ian doesn’t watch a lot of tv so it works for us

Sil

(and yes dammanna = fancy tea..well at least to us over here heh)

Terri HarpLady

We’re also a season behind on Walking dead, at least, LOL. We’re were just talking about doing a WD marathon this weekend…maybe. We’ve been so hooked on Cardinals baseball (they won again tonight!) that we’re behind on most of our shows, except the Big Bang Theory, lol.

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drank Caramel by American Tea Room
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I really enjoy this as a latte. Had a giant mug of this after getting home from work while waiting on dinner. I don’t like it straight, but as a latte there’s enough creamy deliciousness to make this a whole lot better!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Queen of the Hill by Sloane Tea Company
4927 tasting notes

Funnily enough, I also picked this one out of my cupboard today. Maybe Terri and i were operating on the same wavelength today or something. :) In the grand scheme of things, this is an average tea. It’s certainly not worth the price in my opinion (9.50 per ounce). Not that it’s an outrageous price but LB is cheaper than that, as is #49 (which is super cheap at 2.50 an ounce or something?) or teavivre’s black dragon pearls etc… long story short, there are better for that price. :) However, i certainly didn’t pay that price as i got a super awesome deal on this one, which makes it much easier to swallow. HA! get it.. yeah… in any case, there’s an astringency here that i’m not a fan of but it’s not so much that i can’t enjoy this tea today. :)

keychange

ha! saw what you did there!

Sil

yeah i’m a dork. :)

Terri HarpLady

:)
I enjoyed it with breakfast. There is a very bright upper edge that would have made my tummy hurt if I drank it without having food, but yeah, not worth a high price tag.

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there’s a certain freedom that comes from having cleaned up your cupboard and made it under 200 without ordering anymore. I totally took a break today from worrying about old teas or sipdowns. I will still try to get my one in when i get home tonight, but this morning’s teas were all about enjoying teas. I picked this one, since it’s out of the box of teas i’m not allowed to open until there is more room in my cupboard. It’s been a while since i’ve had this one and man it is STILL delicious. I am loving it!

Terri HarpLady

Yup! I drank this one on the weekend, & it’s still got it!

Cavocorax

I keep thinking I’ll have to order this some time. The sample was so good!

Sil

Cavo – we can do a joint order sometimes via Sharon :)

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drank Pumpkin Spice Rooibos by Tealux
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sipdown! And since i know there isn’t likely to be another cup of tea this evening, i can say that i managed to end this weekend at 193! Even if i count the 3 verdant blends that won’t show up at my place for another two weeks, i’m still under 200 so ha! go me! roughly 39 days left until black friday (i lose a week with vacation) that’s 43 teas….so 1 a day! I can totally do that…especially since i still have some samples from dinosara to work through and a few left from terri. It’s all coming together now folks! oh yeah!

This is a pretty tasty tea. After letting it steep for 8 mins or so, i get more of the cantaloupe taste that others have mentioned…only it’s spicey cantaloupe…and delicious. and that..makes this a good tea!

Dinosara

Go you! I am out of town so no sipdowns for me this week… I’ll have to get cracking tomorrow!

Dinosara

Haha not tomorrow, next week :P

Sil

….so what you’re saying is,there’s hope for me catching up to you again….someday lol

Dinosara

Yeah I’ll be stalled at 142 until next Monday! Funny that we both have approximately the same amount of teas to go to get to our Black Friday goals (42/43)

Sil

game on! giggling

Terri HarpLady

I need to get rolling on sipdowns!!! ughghghgh!
At least I still haven’t bought any new teas this month, but when we had our sipdown competition I pretty much drank everything that was within reach of being polished off. On the other hand, I think most of my reserve TOMC teas are small quantities. Make I should work on finishing them off.

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