6059 Tasting Notes

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drank Cool Cucumber by DAVIDsTEA
6059 tasting notes

hmmmm…. Cavocorax sent this my way so that i could try out another of david’s spring teas. I’m not sure about this one. It sort of tastes like cucumber water that they serve at spas but a little sweeter. Overall, not my thing since i’d rather just drink cucumber water lol still glad to have tried it though :)

Cavocorax

Ooh you’re so fancy you drink cucumber water at spas! I just drink this tea and think it’s the pinnacle of cucumber flavouring in drinks.

Sil

lol goofy. sounds like you need a girls day with tea at the spa….heh

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bah this one wasn’t in my cupboard, so it’s not a sipdown but it sure was a tasty tea. I grabbed this one because i wanted something that i knew i’d love. Plus that smokey maple tasty on a rainy day is wonderful.

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drank Angel of Decadence by Beastly Beverages
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oh. no. nope. not even kinda. negative. lol thanks missB I knew i wouldn’t like this as soon as a smelled it, but as i must try ALL THE TEAS! i tried to drink a bit of this cup. Honestly? this is just a cup of jasmine tea. gross. lol there’s nothing else going on here for me except jasmine. haha

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drank Mind Palace by Beastly Beverages
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Thanks missB This tea, while quite lovely reminds me more of a puerh than an assam/ceylon blend. There’s an earthy quality to this that is in line with the puerh i had this morning haha. It looks like missB saw this as closer to a lapsang…so maybe it’s just one of those teas that changes for everyone heh. Either way, this was a really nice cup of tea for this late morning. Though on that note, it seems insane that the day is barely half over and i’ve still got so many teas that i can drink!

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drank Loki by Custom-Adagio Teas, Cara McGee
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this is a tricky tea…which i’m ok with since it’s loki. shmiracles sent this my way and when i opened the bag i was like “well crap…that’s uh…some jasmine” However, once brewed, the jasmine IN the tea is almost non existant. read that as “sil didn’t have to dump it down the drain” my main problem with this though was that i kept smelling the jasmine, which was turning me off the cup even though every time i took a sip, i was like oh! no jasmine lol

keychange

I’m kind of having a similar experience over here. every time I twist the lid off my travel mug, I get a whiff of what I swear is cat pee, but then I sip and it’s just my delicious pumpkin tea…wtf? haha

Sil

LMAO mmm cat pee…

keychange

hahahahahahahahah!!!

CHAroma

LOL! OMG NO!

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drank Thor by Custom-Adagio Teas, Cara McGee
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I’m not sure i’m getting apricot from this one. it’s not as blechy a mate as mate usually is for me, but it’s not a great cup of tea. I feel like thor should be bold and strong….or something hahaha now i’ve lost my train of though. But thank you for sharing shmiracles!

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Soooo my morning has been sort of awesome. I know it’s friday but i woke up early, and actually felt rested even though i went to bed late again. My other half didn’t have work today so he was still in bed, snoring away. I managed to get up and make myself a bagel and creamcheese while boiling water. Why is this morning awesome? It’s been quiet in the apartment – even as far as the neighbours go. I’m working from home today :) It’s raining in Toronto, so i’ve been able to sit, relax and listen to the rain while having tea, including a number of rounds of this one, which i start with. And slowly, steepster has woken up….folks have started to get online with work…but there’s a calmness to everything. Friday is finally here and it’s time to keep it slow. Only thing i’m missing, is the smell of rain….rain here smells different than out west. But life is good. My weekend is shaping up to be a good one and i’ve got my health, tea friends, friends here….a wedding to plan, travelling to be had, a job and my best friend to share it all with. life is just good. Sure work sucks the life out of me…but at the end of the day… i’ve got so much to be thankful for, that it hard seems worth the blip.

Happy friday everyone! Last one in March :)

(oh…and this tea? i love it…there are days when I think i might like this even more than special dark. There’s just something delightful about all of Mandala’s puerhs that i’ve tried. This one is the perfect accompaniment to this morning’s symphony)

caile

So nice! :) Happy friday to you as well.

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drank Amande Amaretti by Dammann Freres
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nom nom nom. While not my favourite of the DF teas, this is one of the few amaretto sorts of tea that i can drink and really enjoy because it’s not as sweet and cloying as a lot of them are. This one came via shmiracles and it was nice to revisit this friend :)

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Another cup from this morning. I figured before i finished off the last of this, i should have a hot cup of this again since last night was a cold brew. The rest of my ounce is off to Terri and TB in our BBB Box as an extra something with the other teas i sent this round. While i don’t mind this tea. i DO prefer it cold brewed with a little sweetner to a hot brew. All of that being said though…this doesn’t taste like carrot cake to me lol. ah well…still fun to have tried. :)

Terri HarpLady

And the box is almost on the move, eh?
(not complaining, because as you know I kept it for a month or 2, lol)

KittyLovesTea

I also preferred this one cold brewed. :)

Sil

Terri – the BBB Box AND your box are likely to go out this weekend. I have a few more things i want to add to yours and a swap to package up :)

Kitty – ya, you’re the one who inspired me to try it that way haha

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I am on a mission today. My goal is to get at minimum 10 sipdowns, though 20 would be preferable since i suspect i won’t have much time for sipdowns tomorrow with all that’s going on. Massage, board games! i suspect i’ll be out of the house all day :) However, i may use it as an excuse to bring my timolino and brew up a cup in it while playing games heh. This one is now officially out of my cupboard, though i suspect that it will be back sometime in April as I need to place a damn fine tea order ASAP! :) Thanks for letting me get the chance to try this one out terri!

Terri HarpLady

Massage? Yes, please, I am overdue!
Now that my taxes are done I get to start on the rewards Ms Theresa promises me:
- starting my garden (was looking in the basement for my seed collection, I know I have some seeds left from last year….somewhere)
- maybe a small tea order from somewhere once my tax return comes…although looking around at my tea collection, I probably should just set some money aside for a later order (but I did order the Keemun from A & D)
- getting a massage, for sure!!!
- and and and….little terri can be very demanding, she likes rewards!
:D

Sil

haha yeah massage tomorrow, board games in the afternoon and then next week i’m getting my hair cut.

Sil

well…it should be still below my chin…but i’m hoping for above the shoulder? which Ian says is short..but i still think of as long since my hair grows fast lol

Cavocorax

That sounds awesome! I have massage coverage through York, but I never used it. (stupid, stupid!) I hope you enjoy!
And yay, board games! I would bring tea with me, cuz that’s just how I roll.

Sil

cavo..oh i bring tea with me.. but it’s MUCH slower drinking than if i’m home with my kettle :)

CHAroma

OMG TAXES!! I completely forgot! I better get on that…

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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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