5241 Tasting Notes

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drank Aussie Wattle Breakfast by T2
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thank you Alice This was one of the teas that Alice sent my way in our swap. I opted to try this one first out of the bunch she sent me because it was a nice small sample – i suspect this is how T2 sends samples with their orders. I’ve also never had wattleseed ever.

I really like this Alice! It’s an interesting blend that reminds me almost of waffles, though i’m not entirely sure if that’s because wattle and waffle look similar or it’s from the cinnamon and wattle seed. There’s a baked good sort of quality about this while still holding on to it’s black tea base. It’s not baked good like brioche for example..it’s that hint of bread like goodness. Overall quite pleased with this one! thanks alice!

Courtney

Waffles, yum!

alice

Woo good to know. I almost bought a whole box so I could try it myself but then the sales person offered to give me a take home sample so I went with that. Maybe I should buy a box. It looks to me like they use an Australian black tea base too.

T2 were bought out by unilever about a month ago so they might find their way to the US soon, who knows!

alice

Oops forgot that you are in Canada and not the US, they might turn up in Canada too who knows. They are an interesting brand with really sleek packaging and stores. I could see them being popular internationally.

Sil

Even if they managed to expand to the US that would be good enough :)

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drank Caramel Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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so as some of you know, i often make matcha smoothies and lattes. Today i opted to try a matcha MILKSHAKE! Now you’re probably asking yourself how that’s much different than a smoothie..but oh.my.god. this is good. ice cream makes all the difference in the world. Creamy delicious french vanilla ice cream + frozen banana + matcha + milk + matcha = SOOOOO good!

The other great thing? This is a mini sipdown because it helped me finish off this package of matcha, though i do have more caramel in my cupboard. Baby steps!

CHAroma

Sounds yummy!

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Another tea that i’ve been drinking all morning from the reserve club. This is one of the few puerhs from verdant that i really enjoy, as in the past i’ve much preferred Mandala’s offering. I am a fan… love it!

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Finally caught up with my tea logs from yesterday! i’ve been drinking this one today as i’m trying to spend some time going through my verdant reserve club teas today. They won’t be sipdowns but they are my oldest teas and the ones i have a tendency to hoarde. This is actually quite a nice oolong as far as oolongs go. it has that oolong taste that i don’t mind, but also don’t love. I have a tricky time with oolongs. Green ones often have that oolongy taste that i don’t like…and roasted oolongs sometimes have a particular taste that i also don’t like. this particular oolong has the same sort of taste, but it’s much less in this particular version. Overall it’s a nice tea.

Terri HarpLady

I know what you mean about hoarding the reserve teas. Mostly mine don’t get drank because they are the kinds of teas that take time to really savor, & I just don’t tend to have time to fully appreciate them as much as I feel they should warrant. There for awhile I was trying to drink one tea a day, from either reserve or classic, but I’ve gotten sidetracked from that agenda. Maybe I’ll try to start it up again this week.

Sil

yeah… that’s also why i stopped getting the box because i wasn’t taking the time. Now i just need to make myself do it on weekends with at least one tea each day.

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drank Breakfast Blend by Fortnum & Mason
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Another one from last night – one of my friends isn’t feeling well so he risked asking me to make him tea. He ended up drinking this one but added a bit of triple sec and rum? i think it was to it…followed by some honey. It actually made for a pretty tasty cup of tea! A little strong for my tastes (in the alcohol department) but something i’d be willing to try again just for fun!

Nicole

Creamy alcohol goes well with some bolder black teas. Things like Baileys, Pumpkin Cream liqueur, Amarula… I have not tried non-creamy with tea. Hm…

Ysaurella

ah you should try Jamaïque from Mariage Frères so ! Indian black tea flavoured with vanilla and Jamaican rum – Delicious !

Sil

interesting…someday i’ll get to France to come home with a suitcase full of tea sigh

OMGsrsly

That one sounds amazing, Ysaurella. They didn’t have it at Holt Renfrew, or I’m sure I would have been sucked in by that description!

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I picked this up when I was in Hilton head because my experience with the republic of tea through variouss trade has been that their bagged teas are decent enough when i need things for travelling or i’m too lazy to brew things properly. Kittenna borrowed a few of these for her travel to New Zealand and said it was a pretty good tea. This one isn’t available on the republic’s website since it appears to be made exclusively for the fresh market.

Overall, from what i recall last night, it was a pretty decent tea. I let it steep forever and it just enhanced the flavours. I won’t cry when i finish it, but i will enjoy drinking this tea when i need a caffeine free, tea bag option :)

Terri HarpLady

I’ve been looking around for some non-caffeine teas lately. The Pumpkin Chai I got yesterday is pretty tasty. I plan to get more, & of course, I’ll send you a sample :)
In your next box!

Sil

sounds good! I need more no caffeine options, not because caffeine really bothers me but every now and then i don’t want to risk it

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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Another one from last night. Not a tea i need to keep on hand but a few cups here and there is a good time :)

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One of my samples that Angel sent me, that sadly I neglected to pay attention to while drinking. Luckily though, I have another packet that i can use to have this again. I think I prefer Teavivre’s superfine keemun over this one, but this one is still delicious. I added a splash of maple as i always do to keemuns, and had this gulped down in the morning before i realised it!

Terri HarpLady

I don’t think I’ve tried this one yet. I do love the superfine one though.

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drank Caramel by American Tea Room
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I had this one last night in latte form, which appears to be the way that i really love this tea. I don’t fancy it as much when it’s steeped in water. Still though, it was a tasty treat!

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drank Golden Needle Premium by Mandala Tea
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I have some backlogging to do this morning. We had friends over last night so i didn’t get much of a chance to do anything besides eat and have fun while drinking tea :) such a hard life.. heh

I don’t recall much about this one other than it was SOOOOO tasty while i was at work. once i get a chance to drink it again, i’ll capture a better note. That being said, this was really a great tea to have yesterday!

Terri HarpLady

I can’t remember if I tried this one or not. I’ve tried & enjoyed most of Mandala’s blacks, though.

Sil

you haven’t..unless steepster lies or you didn’t track it. I’ll try and remember to add some to your next box

Terri HarpLady

that’s because you’re awesome!

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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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