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4044 Tasting Notes

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thank you terri for this one! I’m not sure if it was the steeping or something i did but this tastes mostly just like a slightly spicy vanilla black. However, i am a-ok with that because it’s pretty tasty! it still has that weird black taste that all adagio blends seem to have that i dislike but it’s not objectionable in this blend because of the vanilla :) Thanks terri!

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drank Black Forest by Simpli-special
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sipdown! thank you kittylovestea i played with this one a little more today to see if i could improve upon the taste. Sadly it really is just more like a smooth black tea with a bit of flavour that doesn’t speak to me. I added a splash of sweetener and milk which helped a little but i’m sure this isn’t what kitty has experienced with this tea. ah well! at least i tried!

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sipdown! thank you fiddling for sending some of this for me to try. There are a number of S&V blends out there that i enjoy and some that are a bit more on the “miss” side. this one falls somewhere in the middle for me. It doesn’t come across as overly cupcakelike but there is that “something” there that reminds me of how carrot cake tastes. That combination of icing mixed with the spices that go in to carrot cakes. It’s why my other half loves carrot cake…with cream cheese icing! I don’t think i’ll restock this, but not because i don’t like it…simply because there are other teas out there that i prefer. thanks again fiddling!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Raspberry by Murchie's Tea & Coffee
4044 tasting notes

sample sipdown! thank you cavocorax for sending me this along with a few other teas to try from murchies. This is decent enough blend, though i’m not sure it’s as “raspberry” as i want it to be. The black base in this is fairly smooth and blends well with the flavour.
Thanks again cavo!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Ysaurella

so it’s nice but it isn’t THE raspberry tea ?

Sil

no, not THE raspberry tea. I will keep searching for you! ;)

Ysaurella

thank you Sil, dear serial tea drinker :)

Cavocorax

Sorry it wasn’t THE raspberry, but I’ve found the Murchie’s teas to be hit or miss.

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drank Flowery Pineapple Oolong by Butiki Teas
4044 tasting notes

oh man. this is a sipdown, though i never put it into my cupboard because i knew i was going to be trying it shortly after i received it. I asked stacy for a sample of this one in my last order because of the other pineapple oolong that i recently tried and found not so bad from lupicia. I wanted to see how stacy’s version would hold up against that one.

If you had any doubts? hers was of course so much better. First off, the aroma of this dry is like straight up pineapple. that delicious magical wonderful smell that comes from a ripe amazing pineapple. When i brewed this, it was just as divine. Forget that this is an oolong. I generally dislike oolongs but i am loving this tea. I may actually order a small bag to have when i need some fruity goodness. I actually really wish i had more of this to try as a cold brew, since this pineapple flavour is really authentic. mmmmmmmmm! delicious! seriously! love it! thank you stacy!

Edit: uh the pineapple pieces in this? totally delicious if you eat them out of the basket lol

Ysaurella

yes this one is so lovely !

ashmanra

I wonder how it would be iced?

Nicole

Iced is just as good. :) I have been reading the reviews on other pineapple oolongs but I have decided that I don’t need to compare. I started with the best. :)

Sil

nicole – good to know. I actually would never have even tried the pineapple coolong because i don’t typically like them. however the lupicia happy bag had it, and when i tried it, wasn’t half bad so of course i went straight to stacys lol

Nicole

It was the first oolong I ever tried that I liked. I think I started with a sample, too. Then I ordered 2 ounces, I think. :) And from there I’ve found other oolongs as well so not only is this a good tea, it expanded my tea horizons. :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I love this tea! The flowery elements are just awesome!

Terri HarpLady

Looks like another tea for me to try!

OMGsrsly

I’ve requested this one as a sample because of you! :)

Sil

well then i hope you like it omg!

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drank Gui Fei Oolong by Butiki Teas
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sipdown! I’ve been drinking this over the course of the afternoon just to give it a final run through. What i have come to decide is that while i do enjoy this one a lot, it’s not my favourite dark roasty oolong. I may pick it up from time to time but it’s not one that i need to have in my cupboard all the time. There’s a dryness to this tea that is interesting, and i really like the woodiness of the tea.

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Bumping up the rating on this one a little as it was nearly as bitter as the first time i had it. pretty sure i just over steeped it the first time. A decent assam but given all the others i have, I don’t think i’ll restock this once its finished. Not a bad tea but nothing special that warrants a permanent spot in the cupboard.

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thank you terriharplady I think i prefer this black currant version to the Harney’s version that i’ve had. This one has a little stronger flavour, the addition of a bit of vanilla and it smells wonderful! the black base doesn’t overwhelm the black currant flavour and there’s no astringency here to ruin anything. I have a bit left so i might try cold brewing this to see what that does to this one :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Momoko by Lupicia
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sipdown! (fair warning, i’m aiming for at least 290 by the end of the weekend, and this puts me at 301)

this is NOT the tea for me. I don’t mind the peach taste so much but behind the vanilla taste there’s a floral taste that makes me want to cry. It smells delicious! and i really like how the vanilla is in with the peach, but that floral thing going on makes this a NO tea. this might be a really nice tea for someone who enjoys more floral green teas… rating reflects my dislike for floral things…ick.

Dinosara

Mmmm flowers :D

Sil

hahahaha

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sipdown! heh thanks to fiddling for this one. I wanted to try this one in the event that i loved it and needed to pick up a tin of it since it is available locally at chapters. I love the choco-nut ambessa, but as this one is green, i wasn’t to sure how i’d feel about it. Also, i’ve never had a lingonberry before so yay for new things!

As it turns out, this is a little too “green” for me. It might be interesting as a cold brew but hot, it’s very much a green grassy tea with a hint of a fruity taste that i can’t place, which i assume is the lingonberry. Not a bad tea but nothing i’d kill to have in my cupboard. Thanks again fiddling! appreciate the share!

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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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