5357 Tasting Notes

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drank Irish Cream Cheesecake by Butiki Teas
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backlog from yesterday – after work we went out to the liquor station and out for dinner AND did a bit of browsing at the jewellery store so by the time we got home i was pooped and just wanted to sleep.

I picked this one yesterday because i am DYING to try all the teas i received from stacy (it’s been forever since i had new teas from her!) and this was my flavoured pick. I need to have this again before making a final decision. It was more irish cream than cheesecake, which i think i recall seeing stacy say was what they were going for. The smell is AMAAAAAZING! It’s a smooth tasting tea. I’m just not sure if I like it. I need to sit with it again in a cup. When i’m focusing on drinking my tea, not doing work. It’s for sure not a cup i hate..i’m just not quite sure how i feel about it yet. :)

Indigobloom

If you err on the hate side, I’m open for donations :P
(almost placed an order based on this one alone!)

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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Oh Patty…you’ve come back to me. four glorious ounces of delicious goodness for me to work my way through. I love having non black tea options in my cupboard! Especially when they’re as awesome as this one. Final count for the day is 163 with my Butiki Order…that will certainly go up as well with a few swaps inbound but so far, I’m still feeling like my 150 goal is manageable by dec 31. As long as i don’t go placing another couple orders….

On this tea? Thanks for making a kick ass mint chocolate tea that i actually really like Stacy! Esp since it’s not black!

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drank Winter Nog by Della Terra Teas
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I hate you winter snowflake sprinkles. I hate you. get out of my teas. Cavocorax brought my della terra teas to me today and so i figured what the hell! Part of the reason i picked this one up is that i DO like it (i hate you sprinkles) but not enough to keep it stocked through out the year. However, once a year, an ounce is nice to have to change things up a bit especially since this is a rooibos option. So cheers!

down with sprinkles!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

I’m so glad I wasn’t drinking anything when I read this. :D

Sil

haha

Terri HarpLady

I refuse to drink anything with sprinkles in it!

Suziqzer

Lol…
I enjoy this blend and don’t mind the little snowflakes, but to each their own. I could, however, see myself drinking this all year and the snowflakes could be a little weird in the summer :)

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alright moosetracks…bring it. yeah that’s right. I figured i’d see what all the fuss was about since cavo was kinda enough to bring the rest of her little bit over to my place today. Plus…totally a sipdown hahaha AND i wanted to decide whether to order this or not since i’m likely looking at a herbal infusions order soon. :)

First off? this smells great. I likely wouldn’t have bought this because of the coconut but there’s really none to be found. If anything its just there, adding a bit of creaminess to things.

secondly..make no mistake about it, this is a coffee tea. If you despise coffee, probably not the tea for you.

Finally, while i don’t agree that this is florence like, it IS mocha/hazelnut delicious and i do quite like it! I’m also curious as to how this would taste with a bit of cream in it..or iced as dexter suggested.

mmm ok this + baileys irish cream coffee creamer is pretty good hahaha

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Wow you too! I can’t take all this jealousy (logs off) :)

Cavocorax

Yay! I’m not crazy. It really is good! :D
Oh, I’d really love to mix this with liqueurs.

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drank White Choco Truffle by CaesarsTea
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Phew back down to 150 after adding my teas from Cavocorax into my cupboard…that’s not saying much since it’ll be up again but every little cup counts. I figured i should start in on drinking some rooibos tonight so i opted to try this one out.

I have to say…i don’t get much from this one. the rooibos base is nice but i do not taste any sort of white chocolate truffle except in maybe the aroma. What i do sot of like about this one is the mint that is there but not OMG IN YOUR FACE. Admittedly it’s mostly rooibos with the hint of mint but for whatever reason i’m ok with that since this is the nice sort of rooibos and not that woodsy sort that i don’t like on it’s own :) thanks cavo! (and technically variatea)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Good job getting back under 150. That was unexpectedly quick.

Sil

oh no… i’m back at 162 with the Butiki order Ian brought home for me hahahahaha

Cavocorax

But you have your Butiki order! I’ve got 9 in my box which is more than I realized. It was such a great sale.

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drank Ginger Peach by Bayswater Tea Co.
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Thanks for sharing this one omgsrsly I have to agree with you that this needs MOAAAARR ginger! The peach isn’t bad but it’s more of a peach tea than a ginger tea. still a decent cup but not a ginger peach blend. someday…

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drank Apricot by Harney & Sons
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Thank you nicole! While i’ve been off of peach/apricot sort of teas for the last little while, I was happy to see this one show up. I tend to like harney’s tea base so i was hopeful on this one. I was right…once again the base blends very nicely with the flavouring and lends itself to a truly delicious cup.

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another sipdown from today (141). I’m pretty much going to have my work cut out for me in terms of getting my cupboard under control this month, but i’m ok with that.

Because this is such an interesting tea, the rest is off to terri to try out. I quite like it, though i’m not sure about a re-order. Either way it’s been great to try these blends from bellocq as i have a better sense of what i might like from them given their smaller quantities are 3oz. Thanks again fuzzyP!

Terri HarpLady

Yay, that sounds like a really interesting blend!

OMGsrsly

I agree with Terri – it sounds so interesting!

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meh. like i said before, verdant’s puerhs seem to not jive with me. I don’t hate them but they tend to not taste like much. I’ll send the rest of my sample to terri since she seemed to enjoy it more than me but i’m glad i tries it. Must try all the teas!

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sipdown! mwahahah ’cause i sent the rest home with Cavocorax for her to try out. Nothing says AWESOME DAY ever than getting to give teas, get teas and throw around a small child ;)

Silly enjoy this one, though i’m not sorry it’s all gone. Decent enough cup but yabao seems not to me quite the right tea for me on the whole!

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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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