4923 Tasting Notes

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drank Antarctic Expedition Tea by Silk Road
4923 tasting notes

sipdown yes with maple syrup. happy tea times rolled into crappy day :)

Kittenna

Sipdown? Already?!

Sil

uh yes kittenna…that’s how things work…we buy tea…we share it, we drink it…we finish it lol

Kittenna

Hahaha.

Sil

…it’s also why my oldest tea is from february.. of this year.

Cavocorax

I think I need to make that my next goal. And maybe I’ll allow myself to dump some of my 1.5 year old tea!

Terri HarpLady

Cavo, I finally dumped the last of my peach oolong, which was old enough to be considered a good puehr, if it has been aged properly…& was made by the right people…with the right tea…uh….sorry, I just woke up…from some crazy bizarre dreams…
Anyway, it now resides in my compost pile, where it will become an amazing shu, of sorts, for my garden, & when it rains, it will create a different kind of tea, & my plants will love it!

Terri HarpLady

Now I want pancakes with maple syrup & bacon…sigh…

Sil

i am doing my best to try and make sure my oldest tea is only a year old.

OMGsrsly

That’s a good goal, Sil. One I think I should work on as well. :)

Terri HarpLady

Not counting puerhs, of course!

Cavocorax

Terri – I bet that felt great just letting it go. :P There might be a tea or two that I need to just get rid of due to age but I’ll give them all a last cup just to be sure. But I don’t want to hold on to tea that I don’t enjoy and will never drink either (if it’s stuff that won’t make a good freebie).

Sil – that’s a great goal. One year should be even enough to get through a tin of my Damn Fine Tea’s. The really OCD part of my brain wants to go through my old email receipts so that I can backfill the order dates on my spreadsheet for my older teas. :P

Sil

lol i’m just adding in a general month/year to my spreadsheet…the cupboard does a decent job, but only if i remember to take teas out, before adding in the restock of a tea i reordered. I’ve also started to write the month on the teas in my cupboard as i get them so i see it as soon as i open my cupboard. :)

OMGsrsly

Oh, I like that plan, Sil! Here’s me, going and labelling all the new Verdant teas in my cupboard. :)

Sil

haha silly goose

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day is long. happy tea.

winner terri – rematch i will win.

Terri HarpLady

It’s about time you showed up! I was starting to worry about you, afraid you’d succumbed to your man’s illness.

Sil

not yet… but i did succumb to work….after babysitting him, not sleeping much… issues tonight…still up…

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drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
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i said quits on sipdowns terri! not tea drinking!

yeah…i REALLY decided i wanted this one. and then…because i always realise half way through my cup that i want to try this as a latte…i finally remembered before brewing the tea. So i’m having this, as a latte, and it is deeeelicious! I will be really sad when this one is finally gone because it’s exactly what i want in a strawberry honeybush tea. Frank’s other strawberry pie tea was good…but after this one came out, it’s my new favourite since it doesn’t have the cinnamon factor :) As a latte this is pretty darn close to being a strawberry milkshake..and that? that makes me super happy!

LiberTEAS

It would also make Walter Bishop happy!

Terri HarpLady

Wow! That sounds awesome!

QueenOfTarts

I’m sad I missed this one.. It sounds so tasty!

yyz

let’s start a campaign to get it re-blended!

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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Having a cup of this tonight… i’ve been up since stupid o’clock having not slept well for the past few nights because my other half is sick and i’m fighting it. I should likely STOP drinking tea but it just seems soooo early lol. At least i’m trying to stick to caffeine free options just in case. I will have to reorder this one soon enough as well since i’m nearly out.

Terri HarpLady

LOL, I though you said you were calling it quits for the night?
I think you were trying to fool me! LOL

Sil

naw these aren’t sipdowns silly… just good tea i want :)

Terri HarpLady

I understand!
All I really want to do tomorrow is drink something I know & love: Zhu Rong, Laoshan Black, or some other awesome tea that I can just savor without having to worry about my count, LOL.

Sil

yep…though i’ll still likely try to do my one sipdown a day and/or drink up some of my 52 teas…that operation is still in effect lol. Hoping i can get to 200 by the end of next weekend…which would leave 5 weeks to get as close to 150 as possible, which is TOTALLY doable if my swaps don’t send me oodles of tea, the BBB Box doesn’t make it back here and i actually manage NOT to place any more orders for all of october…

Terri HarpLady

It will take all of my strength to not place any orders, but I’m gonna try to stay ‘clean’.

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drank Botswana Honeybush by Bayswater Tea Co.
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SIPDOWN! I figured i might as well end my sipdowns for the evening with this one, since it marks my 2600th note since i joined steepster 14 months ago. In that time i’ve met some fabulous people and tried 1118 teas…if steepster is to be believed lol.

This one is interesting but not a repurchase for me. i like the sandalwood addition. thanks for sharing this with me cavo!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

Calling it quits for the night, eh?
LOL, my odds of catching up are pretty narrow at this point, but I do have until midnight! mwahahaha

Ysaurella

congrats on the 2600th notes…serial drinker
You forgot to say how many teas you bought since you joined Steeper…I am afraid to count for myself !

Terri HarpLady

OMG, right Ysaurella! I know we’ve all become compulsive tea buyers since we joined this place! There are just too many teas!

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drank The Diplomat by Java Tea Co
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Sipdown! Another tea from tastybrew. I like this one less than the other. I don’t really get the whole caramel macchiato flavour. It’s an “ok” tea, but I’d rather have the other one, an did rather just drink the actual coffee beverage over that one. Still though, happy to have tried it :)

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drank The Liberator by Java Tea Co
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Sipdown! Lol I’m like an addict who just can’t stop….plus I’m soooooooooo bored. I’m about to crack open my box set of Roald Dahl books to see how many of them i can read tonight since I’ve watched a lot of TV.

Trying this one again, I think I’ve landed on being ok with this brew, though I’d rather just drink coffee. The flavour isn’t bad, but for something like this, I’d really rather just have that delicious coffee flavour…coffee…chocolate……mmmmm

Thanks for sharing though tastybrew! I was super curious about these ones!

gmathis

Roald Dahl…loved reading him with my son. Just thinking about The BFG makes me smile.

Sil

yeah…box set was on sale at costco…so i got them. there are a few i haven’t read, so looking forward to them!

yyz

Which is your favourite, I think I read Charley and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach before I abandoned kid’s lit and yes if I am honest I was stuck up about it… Then on the other hand my mother introduced me to Jean
Auel’s books when I became interested in prehistory before I was in grade 3.

Sil

Oh…. I loved the twits and witches…Matilda. I go back and read kids books all the time. Loved jean auel books too!

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SIPDOWN! 221 and i am 98% water for sure at this point. i REAAAAAALLLYY wanted to get to 217 today but i’m not sure i can do it. It’s getting late and i should probably stop drinking fluids lol

There are some silver needles that i quite like, and there are others that are pretty much water. This is one of the former – it’s a delicious juicy white tea.

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drank Casablanca by Alice's Tea Cup
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sipdown! thank you kaylee! suprisingly enough…i REALLY like this. Contrary to my usual dislike of earl grey’s i am enjoying this! The mint isn’t overly present, but it tempers the bergamot and makes this a really nice cup. also..it’s GREEEEEEEEENNN! lol

Terri HarpLady

19 teas today Sil? Really? You’re killing me here…lol

Sil

LMAO i haven’t even finished writing my tasting note!!

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drank Chocolate Orange by Bayswater Tea Co.
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sipdown! this was a cold brew since i wanted to try and see how it fared as a cold brew. Although this isn’t a bad brew, i MUCH prefer this hot brewed, since as a cold brew i kept expecting it to be orange cream, not chocolate orange. :) Thanks again for this cavo…i like it :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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