4738 Tasting Notes

So I’m pretty sure darjeelings aren’t my thing. Similar to most green oolongs, there’s a distinct flavour in a lot of them that I don’t enjoy. Stacy sent me this sample, and afterwards apologized because she realized that this wouldn’t be a tea I’d enjoy. That’s what I love about her – she tries to build relationships with her customers. :) I saved this for a day when I could try a few darjeelings at the same time to see how they compare. This one has a sweetness to it that I can get behind, but still carries that same Darjeeling taste. I think it’s the after taste that I don’t like. Well I can appreciate that this is a lovely tea, Stacy is right in that it is not the tea for me. Still though, I’m happy to have tried it :)

OMGsrsly

I love the smell of the leaves of this one. I’d be happy if it came in perfume form.

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drank Flecks of Gold by sTEAp Shoppe
4738 tasting notes

I had this one last night – it’s a fairly mid range black for me. There’s a little astringency to it, but nothing that would really ruin drinking it. However it does mean there are other teas i’d prefer to drink first :)

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drank Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake by 52teas
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First cup of the morning – latte style. I will be really sad to see this one go as it is pretty much one of my favourite teas, especially when steeped in milk. It IS almost fall time though, which means i’ll have my chais as well since i tend to gravitate towards those in the fall. Maybe 1-2 more cups of this and then it’s all gone…

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drank Raspberry Cream by 52teas
4738 tasting notes

Another one from this morning and it’s a sipdown! One less 52 tea in my cupboard though i’m terribly sad to see this one go as i love it a bunch!

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drank Yunnan Impérial by Mariage Frères
4738 tasting notes

Morning cup of tea as i’m trying to also rotate through some of the older teas in my cupboard as i continue my sipdown journey. I’m hoping i can hit 210 by the end of the weekend, though i’m working for part of it, so not sure how feasible that is. I’m glad my parents picked this one up for me, as i’m not sure i would have picked it up on my own. This isn’t a bold cup of tea but it is a delicious straight black.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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mmmmm tasty tasty tea! last cup of the evening – totally going to bed early tonight. Lots of work to do tomorrow!

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drank Pina Colada Honeybush by 52teas
4738 tasting notes

52 tea of the day…getting closer to finishing off a few of the bags I have, so that’s nice. This one is a nice one to have for every now and then. It’s not something I want to drink a lot of, since I’m not a huge fan of coconut and though I DID discover in Cuba that I love piña coladas now…it turns out I’m less a fan of them hot ( but I don’t like the cold brew of this one) haha. Still though, I can understand why this one won third place :)

yyz

MMM Pina Colada’s.. Another thing that a lot of the Bartenders in Cuba will do for you if you ask is a Batido ( Basically a milk Shake). I love a Papaya Batido when I’m in a certain mood( I also had some good but odd sounding ones in Ecuador ( Avocado and Strawberry)).

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Sipdown! I like this one a bunch :) I may have to put this one my rotational list just to remember to pick it up every now and then. Tooooo tired to write more. Is it bed time yet?

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Teabagsipdown! Thank you for sending this one my way CHAroma! This one smelled pretty darn good. I just wish the flavour was a little stronger. I find with this one that the flavour is mostly in the tail end of the sip. However, the base of this one is pretty nice with no astringency. Overall a pretty good tea bag for those times when those are just the easiest :)

CHAroma

Hmm, I may go make this one now. Thanks for the review!

Sil

Always fun to see how people’s tastes compare :)

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Nearly through the last of this. Have one other container of this cold steeping in the fridge and then it’s gone. I think that this might be one of my favourite straight teas to brew cold. There’s just something satisfying about this one – a little sugar and/or lemon and i’m golden. :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or 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.

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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