6160 Tasting Notes

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Another from shmiracles her swap is what has both saved me in my epic quest to get to 140 for april and caused much of the issue in not being there already haha. The nice thing is, once i get to 140, i’ll still have a few of her samples left over to make a quick bump down a little lower while i continue to work on some of my older teas. :)

This may have sprinkles in it..but man this is a whole lot of lapsang in a cup. I’m not getting much in the way of anything else…but i’m ok with that because it’s kinda what i wanted. haha a little splash of maple and i’m a happy camper :)

edit: 3900 tasting notes…I think i’ll get to 4k before i hit my steepsterverary again haha. May not hit my goal of 2k teas tried though…

Nicole

Anything I can send along to help the 2k goal? Or is it time that you are short on? I can’t imagine you being short on tea… :)

Sil

haha 300 new teas in 3 months :) mostly i just need to keep swapping and trying new things for fun….i will try all the teas!

Nicole

Well, my cupboard is up to date so feel free to request any you haven’t tried. And I will probably be adding to that stash after payday this next week… :)

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thanks for this one shmiracles I actually was pleasantly surprised and happy with this one. An earthy blend with just a bit of sweetness going on to carry you through the cup. The vanilla balanced it out well and made for a nice cup of tea!

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sooo tired. long day of managing not to get much accomplished at all….i had a nice cup of this courtesy of shmiracles not uch to say about this one other than it was a decent cup of tea :) nothing to make me blaaaa and nothing to make me YAAAAAAAA. :)

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shmiracles tea fest! another one from that package. This is a nice enough cup of tea, but in this cup there is just too much cinnamon. it’s not that the cinnamon is overpowering or anything, but i feel like it’s hiding all the other wonderful things in this tea…like GINGER! :) i did enjoying drinking this one, but i also felt like there wasn’t much point to the other ingredients since they weren’t coming through like the cinnamon. Ah well, still another happy tea to have tried (and that gets me to 150 at least…10 more to go in 2 days heh)

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thank you*shmiracles!* This is a really pleasant cup this morning. I don’t get much almond flavouring in this one but the cherry is quite nice. It’s somewhere between cherry candies and real cherry flavouring, and the assam in this one is cutting through the sweetness, preventing it from turning in to a cloying mess of blech. Thanks again for all these fun adagio blends shmiracles :)

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Terri sent this my way and i was surprised that i hadn’t yet tried this one from Stacy. I’m not sure that this would be on my top ten tea list from stacy, but it is a unique tea for sure, and one that i wouldn’ turn down if offered. that’s mostly because darjeelings tend to be hit or miss for me. I really like the strength of this tea and the maltiness….and the aroma. for whatever reason, the aroma of this one is just a happy time for m this morning. I’ve been sitting here inhaling the cup and smiling every time haha thanks terri!!

Nicole

I haven’t tried this one specifically, but the more my tea palate expands and matures I have found that Sournenee is one of my favorite estates. They actually have a website for the estate that is apparently maintained by the estate, not a reseller, which is something I haven’t found much of when I just do searches on the estate names. Their store is somewhat frustrating as they seem to have products that I would like to try, but can’t see a way to put them in a cart and they don’t give a whole lot of detail – like I’m not sure what flush they are selling… :) But interesting nonetheless. And the overnight packages sound really cool. :)

http://soureneetea.com/

Sil

nice! thanks for sharing lady, i’ll have to check it out :)

Sil

(i think your web browser might be broken? i was able to go and add something to my cart…)

Nicole

No, I can add stuff. But if you look under Tea Chest/Specialty Teas, they have things there that are described as though they have them there at the estate, but there is no indication that they sell them through the site. Or at least I can’t find a product in the store that would correlate with the things in that Specialty area. Probably just my misunderstanding – they may be talking about specialty teas in general, not specifically things they produce.

Sil

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh

TeaBrat

oooh, I want to go stay there :)

Butiki Teas

Blarg, I’m not a big fan of estates doing that but oddly enough it doesn’t look like they are selling their Black Blossom, which we are about to add to our website.

Nicole

Oh, good! That’s the one I wished was in their store. Plus, I’d rather buy from somewhere that I’m not paying shipping directly from India. :) And again, I’d prefer a site that went into a bit more detail, like what season the tea is from.

Nicole

And I must have placed my order just a hair too soon! Ah, well. I’ll probably be out of something else soon enough and have to place another order! :)

Butiki Teas

Nicole-The one we are selling is 2nd flush from 2013. We were late to the game on that one. Initially, we were selling this version but once I tasted the Black Blossom, I decided that we needed to switch. So this tea isn’t being sold anymore but the Black Blossom will be.

Butiki Teas

Nicole-If you want to add some, let me know. I could price it out for you.

Terri HarpLady

Sil – Glad you like it!!

Black blossom….mmmmm….

Butiki Teas

That website is pretty new. I always google tea estates and I know it wasn’t around last flush. The teas up for sale are almost certainly 2014 1st flush.

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Another tea from shmiracles. I was hoping for a bit of zing from the ginger but i’m finding instead that this is mostly just lapsang. It could just be that there wasn’t a lot of ginger in the bag or something. On the plus side, this isn’t a bad lapsang and with alittle bit of maple it smoothed out into a rather tasty cup. thanks shmiracles!

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yes! this one is a really nice cup of tea. Thank you shmiracles for showing me what adagio can do when they get it right (or maybe i should thank aun -juli) :) This was a really nice cup of fruity, vanilla delicious tea.

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mate…blech. This one’s not terribly bad…the chestnut flavouring helps a little but i am just not a fan of mate. i don’t hate it….it just does nothing for me and most teas with mate in it…all i taste it the mate, dominanting all the other flavours. ah well, thanks for sharing with me shmiracles!

Kaylee

haha I love the name of this one!

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
6160 tasting notes

I figured since it’s likely i’ll be placing a verdant order in the near future for some old favourites that are back, i should have a bit more of this as i’ll probably need to order some more of this tea to hit free shipping threshold.

don’t get me wrong, that’s not a hardship since i love this tea but i also don’t want to just start stock piling it and have 10 oz in the house lol. last time i ordered 4oz and thankfully i’m down to my last 2 oz or so…maybe less.

Zeks

just received my 8 oz today :)

Sil

haha i think the most i’ve ordered at ounce is 4 of this, and the most i’ve had in the house at one time is 6oz…

Zeks

I usually split 4oz for home and 4oz to drink at work.

Helena

It’s hard not to stock up on favourites :D

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