5583 Tasting Notes

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drank Champagne Cider by Butiki Teas
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186.

I had a lovely cup of this tonight while watching fringe and trying to organise/plan/explore flight options for florida for vacation. We owe our friends a visit this year but we also have a wedding out in cape breton that will be really bloody expensive and i need to find time to get away from everything so that i actually relax. I promised my other half we’d try somewhere new this year so i’ve been trying to figure out where that should be. I really enjoyed getting to try these amoda/butiki teas. Thanks again for the wonderful gesture dexter!

Anna

I want to go to Cape Breton so bad – it looks ridiculously beautiful.

Somewhere new in the entire world or do you have any specific demands?

Sil

yeah…in the entire world lol My other half basically hadn’t travelled until he hooked up with me. I’ve now managed to get him to 5? different countries in 4 years, though the US and Canada hardly count.

I just can’t decide if we should do something like a week in france/uk or go to peru or china or or or or or…. lol or even something closer to home like new york (he’s never been) but i feel like that could maybe be done over a weekend if i save a bit more..

Anna

NY feels very weekendy to me, but that’s probably because I loathe the place, haha.

You’ve been to China before, right? I think I remember reading something about that in a tasting note. If you haven’t been around Guilin, seen the rice terraces, stayed at one of the guest houses along the river, then I’d definitely recommend that.

And Vietnam, and Cambodia, and France also sounds great, and and and… haha. Sorry, once I get started, it’s so hard to stop.

Nicole

I have never been to NY either. We are going in June but not sure for how long – at least over a weekend. Come in June and we can all be tourists together. LOL

Sil

I love New York…though I think I’d prefer it in he the fall….

And yes Anna….so many choices!

yyz

Tough… So many choices…Never been to New York either, that I remember. Despite the fact that my cousin thinks I’ll loathe it (not enough green space), my father was born there so I’ll probably go there someday.

Terri HarpLady

Tony wants the 2 of us to take our next trip to Austria.

Sil

Austria would be nice…
yyz – New York is fantastic and there are green spaces you can find if you know where to look. it’s got such a diversity going on..love it!

boychik

I love NY. I feel complete here. And every time we go somewhere I’m looking forward to come back.

Anna

boychik: That’s awesome! I think. I didn’t have that feeling for the longest time, and now that I’ve actually found a place where I feel like that, I don’t quite know what to do with it – run away or make it happen?

boychik

Listen to your heart, Anna. You cannot always run away.
The beauty of traveling is you should always come back home. Just my 2 cents, sorry;)

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drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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my other morning tea. Such a good tasty treat to kick off the day. I love this tea.

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apparently this has been one of the teas i keep going back to in this cold. I would have expected to be reaching for the Laoshan village chai, but maybe because i haven’t brought myself to cut the bag open, i’m going for other things. LB is back in stock at verdant and even though i have LOTS OF TEA, there’s a part of me that wants more. eep! Now to try and find a way to resist since i actually gave myself a monthly tea budget this year and i’ve already used that (like 2 days in to January) lol

I don’t really love oolongs, but it works in this blend, so that makes me happy. Maybe i can make my own version someday with just LB and uh…zhu rong!:)

Terri HarpLady

I need more of this blend, but when I placed my last order, they were out

Sil

Restocked now heh

Terri HarpLady

:/
I noticed…like I need to order more tea, right?

Sil

I may just order more anyway. I have a coupon and the 10$ thing from Christmas orders. By I have a few weeks to decide. Likely get more elderberry blend since I don’t have a Cheryl’s herbs haha

Terri HarpLady

I can send you some elderberries if you want :)

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drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
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Sipdown (187) and a sad, sad sipdown it is. We watched fringe tonight so i pulled this one out and it was the last cup to be had. I’m sorry to see this one go since it’s one of the tastier strawberry rooibos blends that i’ve had. What’s nice is that I’m officially sitting with a cupboard whose oldest tea is from march of 2013! woot woot! go me!Add to that that i only have 3 march teas to get through and 1 april, i’ll be into May before you know it. I’m thinking of making that my secondary goal for January. 150 teas and into May teas! (not including puerhs of course).

part of the reason i love this one so much more than frank’s strawberry pie, is the lack of cinnamon. While i don’t have a problem with cinnamon, i like that this is just creamy milkshakey-strawberry. So good…just like walter.

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drank Pumpkin Pie by Herbal Infusions
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sipdown! (188) yeah that’s right.. i’m a sipdown crazy person today, though i’ve nearly reached my limit lol This one still tastes like melon, though i could explain what about it makes me taste melons. It seems to be a theme with me and certain pumpkin teas. heh. Still though, a delicious cup to have along side the chili we made…because it’s COLD! BOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Cavocorax

It is really melon-ish! I enjoyed it though. I wish it were more pumpkin, but it’s not so much pumpkin season now.

Dexter

This one is melony? I LOVE Tealux pumpkin spice (or whatever it’s called) because of the melon – I don’t think it’s a pumpkin tea I think it’s a cantaloupe tea. If this is like that then it excites me…

Sil

Dexter – yeah that’s the one this reminds me of. Mind you this is all based on memory but I’m pretty sure you sent me that one and I had the same response lol melon, not pumpkin but still tasty

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sipdown (189) time to switch to the lesser caffeine options i think. I’ve kinda been drinking a lot today in an effort to stay warm in our house. Our balcony door’s weather stripping is nearly non existent so the wind has been pushing through all day, making the house colder than normal. I had tow ear socks today. blech. 188 up to 193 and back down to 189 lol good times were had by all!

this one’s not too bad but it’s a little picky for my tastes. it’s easy to brew this up and get a bit of bitterness that i don’t like. Still though, an enjoyable cup!

Anna

‘An effort to stay warm’… Pff! We know a radical sipdown effort when we see one!

Sil

i have been cold all day. it sucks.

TheTeaFairy

A Canadian winter to remember that’s for sure…Sil, on top the wind and cold there’s so much snow that for the first time ever, my dog refuses to go to certain spots in the woods cause he sinks and disappears under it, and he’s got giraffe legs, I swear!!!

keychange

I hate wearing socks indoors also!

caile

I need new weather stripping for our back door – its amazing how much cold air is coming in under there!

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drank Eggnog & Pralines by Butiki Teas
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sipdown (190) since the rest of this is going to kittenna to try out :) happy to have gotten the chance to drink this up! thanks dexter!

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sipdown (191) sooooo second cup of this i almost couldn’t finish. the bergamot just got to be too much for me. What i want is this tea…sans bergamot. then it would be perfect and delicious. still though, not bad for an EG :)

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sipdown (192) this one makes me sad. smells so good, tastes bleh. thanks for sharing though dexter! that’s always good for a smile :)

OMGsrsly

Aww. Too bad. I actually kind of liked this one.

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drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
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lol just when i start making progress, more tea arrives hahaha Got my awesome christmas card swap from kallieboo today with a number of teas in it. Steepster really is a great place! Of course i’m back up to 193 teas LOL oh well, there’s always another day just around the corner for drinking tea :)
This sichuan caravan isn’t as spicy as the last incarnation but it’s still damn delicious. I’ve had a couple steeps now and it’s the one tea that’s helped make me a little warmer this afternoon :)

Terri HarpLady

I agree! It is good, but it’s not the same. Oh well…can’t have everything :)

Sil

heh it’s still delicious thankfully!

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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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