6059 Tasting Notes

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drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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Another one in my list of “old” teas to drink up…this time from august. wheee! Still enjoying this one, though who knows if it actually tastes like eggnog :)

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86
drank Watermelon Xylophone by Butiki Teas
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having a couple of my “green” teas before i switch to some of the caffeine free options i have tonight. Not because caffeine bothers me but because i feel compelled to also drink those up. I just finished looking at my cupboard list/spreadsheet and it turns out that i’ve tried 1600 teas! (well that i’ve logged anyway). I like even numbers… I’m also having a great night because the snow has been falling all afternoon and it’s fluffy and beautiful outside tonight! And i might just work from home tomorrow…so that’s always a good tea time! I’m seriously itching to place an order but i am TRYING to hold back. It’s hard….i want more cacao…and some verdant staples…and mandala…and damn fine tea and new companies… sigh resistance IS futile…but maybe i can manage to hold out for one more week to get me into late march! Especially since not having samples (though some are inbound in swaps) has me able to focus on my older teas! Only 14 teas left before i’m within 6 months of my oldest tea…i won’t make it for the end of March i don’t think…but it’s always a possibility :)
2-May
2-June
6-July
2-August
2-September

Oh the games i play with myself to encourage me to do this, that or another thing and have fun doing it!

Sami Kelsh

I’m so confused by all the math involved here, but HOLY CRUD 1600 teas. I’m just going to sit here in quiet awe.

admires

keychange

It is fun, though! I’ve never actually counted how many teas I have including samples, and I shudder to think of the number! and omg at 1600…that’s insane!!

keychange

Oh and LOL at a rating of 85 but “not recommended” hehe.

Sil

Sami – no math on that, steepster tells me when i look at my tea ratings haha

Sil

keychange – i started a spreadhseet most just so i could keep track of my older teas. And when my teas come in, i toss the month on the bag so i can see it when it’s in my cupboard too

Sil

(steepster being weird..it also set this to 100 and not recommended…)

Sami Kelsh

I have 76 teas, unless I’m forgetting some, which I probably am. And I nearly ordered another five today. Whoops.

Oh yeah, I was slightly confused by the rating/recommendation combo, too ;)

And to be fair, I keep a spreadsheet for all my blends, to keep track of flavour profiles and tasting notes and caffeine levels and tea types and all that good stuff. And it really is fun.

Fjellrev

That’s impressive! I have teas that are over 1.5 years old.

keychange

You spreadsheeters are so organized!

Sil

swedish chef…well when you drink crazy amounts of tea, as everyone seems to think i do…it’s easy to keep rotating through things :)

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, totally! I think if I’d be more into swapping, hence breaking up and divvying out the stuff I buy faster, that would aid in rotation too. Instead, I have a tin of H&S SoHo just sitting there sloooowly disappearing since the fall before haha.

keychange

swapping can be stupidly addictive! so much fun.

Sil

i love swapping… giggling

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68
drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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Another tea from this morning. It’s hard to believe that i picked up 4oz of this one in december and that i’m likely down to only about an oz left. That’s kind of ok with me though, since i’m due for another verdant order soon-ish to replace my LB that i am also almost out of. However, i will hold off as much as possible since i’m kinda of having fun trying to get my cupboard down small. :)

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84
drank French Breakfast by Mariage Frères
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Keychange made me think of this one the other day so i opted to have a cup of this today. Still quite lovely and though i DO prefer american breakfast, there is for sure a place in my cupboard for both. :) I’ll be sad when this one is gone..and that should be soon unless i horde it…which i might haha

keychange

Oooh yeah…war between French and English breakfast!

Sil

there’s no canadian breakfast, so i’ll have to vote on the side of american breakfast ;)

keychange

They should rename the French one freedom breakfast!

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90
drank Wedding Impérial by Mariage Frères
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other morning tea. No sipdowns today…so much tired, frustration…. loved this one…will be sad when it’s almost done (maybe 3 more cups left!)

Final Count: Still 138.

Cavocorax

Man you are kicking butt! I’m at (down to?) 179, and my box from Shmiracles is now in Montreal…

Cavocorax

Tired frustration = :( Hope you get a break.

Sil

Just a long day…..I had a mostly good one then got tired after work…but I watched a bunch of wow parody videos and that made me laugh lol

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90
drank Black Pearl by Mandala Tea
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some days….there isn’t enough energy for tea writing. Morning tea. 6 pearls for 16oz…delicious.

Cavocorax

Yep. That’s me. I didn’t log anything but I drank 5 cups.

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drank Cacao Tea by Herbal Infusions
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…aaand now it’s gone. thanks again to courtney for sharing a little bit with me so that i could reconfirm that i still like this, AND try out her LB + Cacao creation. Both are delicious and both make me want moar…naaaaaao! only i’m being good and trying to drink up more of my tea! Maybe i’ll treat myself to an order at the end of March if i can get through my old teas! old of course is relative since i only have 2 left from May 2013, 2 left from June 2013 and then i’m in to July 2013! Which was my goal for the end of March along with getting down to 140.

I feel like i’m making good progress lately while still enjoying my teas and not forcing anything with ANY of my goals. Tea is meant to be enjoyed and loved and help me relax so it can’t stop being all of that! :)

Final Count: 138

Fjellrev

That’s a great outlook, and I’ve been trying to do the same, rather than creating this never-ending race in my head to get through all of them. Slow down and enjoy. :)

But damnit, I want, no, need more cacao. Just trying to figure out with whom I should place an order.

Courtney

Good job Sil!

Fjellrev I’m running dangerously low on both Cacao and SCC, and I only got them in a few weeks ago. There are more in the mail now thank goodness. I may as well set up a standing order at this rate.

Fjellrev

Bahaha I know, right? Makes me wonder if I (or we) will ever get sick of them, though.

Courtney

I wonder that too, but then I have mornings like today where to scent of SCC wafting from the Timolino is so intoxicating, even the guy sitting near me commented on how amazing it was haha! I try with so many of my teas not to overdo it and “kill” them though.

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, the scent of SCC is incredible. I’m sure he couldn’t believe it was tea haha. Damn, I need to get on an order. Just talking about it makes me want more. :)

Sil

Must. Resist.

Courtney

Resistance is futile.

Fjellrev

If it weren’t for SCC, I’d automatically order with Tisano this very second. Yet they have rose… blargh. Number-crunching time soon.

Courtney

Haha, oh decisions. I don’t like rose so I’ll stick with HI. :P

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74
drank Dreamsicle Puerh by 52teas
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had a cup of this tonight while trying to relax with dinner. My only real complaint with this one? want. moar. orange flavour!

Fjellrev

Looks like MOAR is the word of the day. :)

Amariel

I want to try this again. I can’t recall what happened with my original tasting, but it didn’t work out, and I only had one serving of it.

Sil

Swedish chef….but of course!

Terri HarpLady

{smirking in the corner}

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drank Après la pluie by George Cannon
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I opted to try this one tonight as i’m making an attempt to try all my last remaining samples before the next batch gets here. This is a very puerh, puerh. I didn’t really get much of the vanilla or fruit from this one. Ysaurella sent me this one and i’m glad i have more to play with. I enjoyed this, but more as a straight puerh than a flavoured one. haha I’ll have to see if i can coax the flavours out :)

cteresa

I got the flavours out but can not remember what I did – lucky me, maybe beginner´s luck since I am very inexperienced with pu erh. Though I did have it on a rainy day, maybe the magic was in that and the name of the tea!

Sil

i like that as a reason cteresa! :) I’ve got lots to play with and thankfully, it’s a nice puerh so even if i don’t get flavours from it later, i’ll still enjoy it!

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89
drank Flowery Pineapple Oolong by Butiki Teas
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mini sipdown of this today since i still have a brand new package of this in my cupboard that i picked up in December, BUT at least this older package is finally sipped down! That brings me one step closer to being within 6 months of my oldest teas in my cupboard (not inc. puerhs). I really like this one on cold, dark dreary days since it adds just a splash of sunshine to things :)

Amariel

I want to try this one at some point, probably once it warms up a little more.

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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.

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