4923 Tasting Notes


this is another tea that i’ve had a few times and not felt like logging. Both missB and cavocorax sent me some to play with – which is fantastic because me and the doctor, we’re tight lol However, this blend? it’s rather “meh” it’s just kind of one of those generic black creamy sort of adagio teas that doesn’t excite me NEARLY as much as the doctor does. heh thanks for sharing ladies!

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missb sent this one my way and i think i’m just all tired of adagio these days after my whirlwind tour of a number of their blends. Not that i’ve ever been a SUPER FAN! of adagio – middle of the road tea for a pain in the ass to canada, but there have been a few that i’ve enjoyed. this one falls on the side of enjoyed, rather than being a blechy blend. could i do with a little less cloves? certainly, but outside of that, it’s a decent enough blend that was fun to drink!

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drank Peach Guava by Cornelia Bean
4923 tasting notes

so i’ve had this cold brewed, hot brewed and hot brewed, cooled lol and this is the first time i’ve had a chance to log this, so thank you dexter since i’m lazy and tired… here are some highlights..

1) i prefer this cold brewed as long as you don’t mind my second point
2) this looks like someone peed in to a container when it’s in a glass one
3) this is really nicely guava flavoured – i’d love to see a guava only tea from cornelia bean!
4) the peach isn’t overpowering :)

thanks again dexter!

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drank Dragonberry by Cornelia Bean
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another cold brew of this one tonight – good for hydrating after an afternoon in the sun. I’m not burnt, but i am warm and hot…and itchy. which means too much sun for me today lol thanks for sharing this one with me dexter!

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drank Strawberry Cream by RiverTea
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sooooo upon careful consideration i DO prefer this hot to cold. It’s just a little creamier and more delicious as a hot brew than a cold one. I like both, but hot just a bit more. If rivertea has a sale, i’d pick this up again but with general every day pricing, there are others i’d get first :)

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drank Chaud Les Marrons! by Lupicia
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i have not had nearly as much tea as i wanted today, which doesn’t bode well for my sipdown goal for this month…even if i am making good progess. This was one of my afternoon choices and a good one at that since the nutty tastes was just what i wanted when we cooled off inside with air conditioning. :) Glad i restocked this in a small quantity as it’s a nice one from Lupicia!

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this was another one from this afternoon – my other half and i went out to enjoy the day and pick up new tires for his bike – the old ones just weren’t working well with his new rims. I opted to splurge as well today and we went for dinner and i got to have my soup dumplings again! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiaolongbao). I’ve missed them ever since i got back from china…just sooo good with the vinegar and the fresh ginger… mmm and this tea! smokey with a hint of maple!


I’ve had those at Asian Legend. SO good

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drank It's Chai by Informal Tea.
4923 tasting notes

missB sent this one my way and i am a fan! there’s something about this particular blend that makes me pretty happy. I figure it’s probably the cardamon and the lack of cloves… :) I steeped this for about 5 mins and it was a delicious blend of chai for me :) thanks missb!

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Ooh, gorgeous. The words “lack of cloves” are like music to my clove-ambivalent ears.


Ha. The name is pretty informal. Cute!

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drank Choc Chip Chai by T2
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Another tea from missB i figured i should try some of the chais, she and others have sent me or i’ll never get to them until the fall lol Chai tends to be more of what i want in the winter than summer. Although, some of these days i should make it traditional style and then ice it…that might be delicious!

Anyway, i didn’t get much chocolate from this one but that might have beendue to the ration of things in the sample. Instead i had a relatively pleasaant cup of chai tea that had just a little more star anise than i would normally want, but was still tasty. I wish id though to add just a bit of cacao shells to it but it didn’t occur to me until after.

thanks missb!

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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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