7757 Tasting Notes

78
drank Caramelised Apple Green Tea by Twinings
7757 tasting notes

This was another from missB and a tasty treat tonight. VERY caramel with a side of apple. For a bagged tea, i’ll repeat what i said earlier…it’s pretty good. I just wish the bagged teas we have in Canada even came close to these.

Final Count: 71 yay for getting one down today.. WAY too many teas inbound and i’m still working through MissB’s teas that she sent…and those aren’t in my cupboard!

MissB

I seriously need to think about selling teas like Twinings in London does. You can buy any bag by the bag for a small price – just to taste. While I get it might be exhorbitant to ship this way… the bagged tea is so bloody good, I’d be a huge customer.

Sil

Yes. These bagged teas are great.

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87
drank Melange Laduree by Ladurée
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MissB sent this one my way. I’ve never heard of this company before her treats arrived so i brewed this up with no expectation of what to expect and didn’t look at what was even in it. First off, these are great little muslin tea bags. I’m a fan. Secondly…

OMG THE TEA! Another tasting note called this similar to an Earl Grey. If THIS was what all EG’s were like, i’d welcome EG’s in to my heart with open arms. But they’re not. I wouldn’t call this an EG myself – i don’t get that awful blergamot taste. Instead this is a seriously deliciate citrus, spice tea with what appears to be vanilla (according to the website) that makes it just a deliciously smooth amazing cup of tea. So much so that i resteeped the tea bag a second time because i didn’t want it to be finished. drool.

Now i have ANOTHER company on my list to try that i have no access to. le sigh thank you so much MissB!!

Anna

This is a perfect tasting note. Plus you had not heard of Ladurée!!! OMG. I would totally have a Ladurée room off my kitchen, all done up to look like a mini version of one of their stores. LadurSILée!

yyz

There’s a rumour that they are considering CDN location Sil:-)

Mean while they just opened a tea salon in New York.

boychik

I don’t need to know this.

Sil

boychik – sorry lol
yyz – ooooh yay for that~ also, another reason to go to new york!
Anna – noms!

yyz

Here’s a link to their menu. The tea list is towards the bottom.https://locu.com/places/laduree-soho-new-york-us/#menu

TheKesser

I’ve never heard of them either! Now I want to know more.

Sil

I’ve got another one to try from MissB, so maybe tomorrow i’ll pull that one out.

Suziqzer

Sounds great!

MissB

I’ll have to post pictures of the one in London to Facebook; it’s amazing, it’s adorable, and their macarons are almost as good as their tea. Plus, it’s not terribly expensive either.

Anna

ALL, like literally ALL my younger friends know of Ladurée from Gossip Girl. This is typical (and please enjoy the fact that she talks about a COLOR PALATE!!! AAAH! Reverse madness!): http://www.iamnotastalker.com/2013/07/16/ladure-from-gossip-girl/

Dinosara

Argh I was just reminded that I forgot to go to Ladurée when I was in NYC!! I looooooove Ladurée, mostly for their macarons. I have always considered trying their tea (I even looked at their teas in their store in Brussels last year) but have never taken the plunge. Guess I should.

Sil

Dinosara – bummer. When i try the other one that MissB sent (it’s green) i’ll have a better idea, but they feel to me like they’d be up your alley heh.

Dinosara

Yeah, I’m sure they would be. Of course they are one of the 100g at a time French teas so it’s hard to make the first plunge.

MissB

Nope, not 100G at all! (Sorry for the late reply). I grabbed my two tins (paper enclosures, hard to explain) with I think 25 tea bags each in them. Having said that, I had to find a store to grab them in this size, and specifically ask for bags, not loose. I’m definitely grabbing more when I go back.

Sil

Heh I ended up buying a “tin” when I was there of the loose leaf

Dinosara

Good to know. I’ve actually only ever looked at teas in their store in Brussels, and then it seemed to be a standard 100g arrangement (I didn’t see any bags). When I finally get to the one in NYC I’ll have to see what kind of tea arrangment they have here.

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78
drank Caramel Apple by Butiki Teas
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farewell delicious apple caramel tea! I have loved you while you were mine but now you’re gone. poop on stacy closing.

Nicole

Succinct and appropriate. :)

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86

this is another from MissB that i had forgotten that i’d tried before. However, at least i can say that my feelings on the tea haven’t changed haha. This is a really tasty vnilla tea that has a bit of that cookie like feel to it. I’m not a HUGE fan of the base, but it works with this particular combination so ha! :) thanks missb!

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88
drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
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Final tea of the evening because i am beat. Didn’t get anywhere with sipdowns today but given that i have a veritable mess of teas in my house from MissB, i’m ok with that lol instead i tried a few of those teas, so that i can divy them up faster and get them out to friends heh. Still loving this tea…. thank you again omgsrsly for the introduction.

Final Count: 72

OMGsrsly

No note yet, but I HAVE to ♥ that you’re drinking this tea. :D

Sil

haha

OMGsrsly

:D A “mess of teas” huh? Is that what we’re calling it now?

Sil

did you SEE the picture? that was before i started sorting the tea bags…

OMGsrsly

Yes I did! It was awesome.

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77
drank Baked Apple by Whittard of Chelsea
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Another from missB honestly, so very generous and i’m really looking forward to sharing these teas with the tea gals (and guys!). Super exciting to get packages in the mail from her travels and a great tea journey for trying new things. Makes me even more excited for someday getting out there with my other half…once my cupboard is mostly empty and in need of restocks lol I half expected this tea to be similar to David’s TEas apple custard thing..but this one doesn’t have that weird after taste and the apple is much more baked goods like lol thanks for the share again MissB!

Suziqzer

Sounds like a good one. Love MissB!

Sil

yeah..she’s galavanting around the world, sending back tea for me to share with everyone heh

Plunkybug

Oooh, sounds lovely!

MissB

Aw, you guys rock. These solo bags of Twinings were a great find.

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84

another from missB and though it’s a green, i figured why not! seriously though…SO good. I really love this tea…there’s an almost fruity? smell to the bag but once brewed, it’s a lovely gingerbread tea… and honestly, if our bagged tea in canada were more like these…i’d be all over them more often.. :)

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85
drank Salted Caramel Green Tea by Twinings
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woot! tea from MissB i wasn’t quite sure what to expect with this one being as it’s a green tea…but this is great. It really is a deliciously yummy caramel tea – i don’t get much of the green tea base, other than the fact that it’s lighter than a black caramel tea in terms of the depth? of the tea…but i’m ok with that. These are great bagged teas and give me much hope for the toffee bags that were also in the care package missb sent over! :)

OMGsrsly

That sounds so neat! Salted caramel GREEN?

Sil

i know, right!? soo many tea bags…so many teas… must have them ALL…. there are only a couple of some of them ie. the two rose garden ones i set aside for SK are the only two there… One of the perks of getting the box means i get to drink all the teas i want! mwahahahahah (though to be fair, if there are things i KNOW i won’t like, i try not to drink them even for trials sake if i know someone else would love them….)

OMGsrsly

You’re too sweet. ;) Have fun with it! Go wild. Roll in the teas (carefully, don’t want to bust them up too much)!

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86
drank Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong by Yezi Tea
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mmm pulled this one out of the cupboard this morning because i wanted to revisit it. So good…just the right sort or tea for a return to work after the holidays. this has a great fruity sort of taste, with a little malt and cocao thrown in. :)

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78
drank Laoshan Village Chai by Verdant Tea
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sometimes you just need a little chai in your life. For now, this is my go to chai until i find the chai to end all chais lol :) of course, as i’ve said before….i pick all the stupid goji berries out haha

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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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