5360 Tasting Notes

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drank Chocolate Break by Teaja
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the more i have this tea, the more disappointed i am. Today it was a rather tasteless sort of cup. For something this expensive it should be a much more rich and velvety sort of cup of tea.

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83
drank Traditional Yunnan by RiverTea
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I had this one this morning with breakfast. Sometimes this is just the right cup of tea. Today was one of those days – smooth, slightly malty…just the right cup.

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87
drank Root Beer Float (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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made this as a latte last night while gaming. It was just the thing to end the evening after some delicious food with friends.

Final Count: 78

Fjellrev

Good call. What kind of games?

Sil

we played terra mystica, tsuro and cuba :)

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86

soooo what i have learned about this tea is that it needs to be had in a ceramic mug and NOT in a travel mug. In a mug, this is a delicious, cocoa-y tea that i adore. In a travel mug, i’m just not a fan of it. haha. There’s a sweetness to this one that i quite like especially when combined with the cocoa notes. I think i’d consider keeping this one around for special occasions to drink from time to time. mmm

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85

backlog from last night :) I’m almost done this one, so it appears that i likely should have ordered 3-4 ounces lol I really like this one as an evening tea, especially when it’s cold outside. it reminds me of being up north in the winter. so tasty.

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89
drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
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i need to keep working on using my little pot that i bought, so i figured today would be a good day to have a mini session in the kitchen while i wait on our friends. If nothing else, it’ll give me an excuse to show off my pot to non tea obsessed friends haha.

Ysaurella

did you already post a pic of this pot ? I missed it if so…would like to see it :)

boychik

You have to show off here :D

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88
drank White Night by Mandala Tea
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sipdown! the last of this is off to my tea sister terri to try :) i’ve been drinking this all morning while i get the house a little more tidy for friends who are coming over tonight. I’m hoping that i’ll have time to finish tidying up AND maybe make some chocolate chip cookies…now that it’s fall i just want to bake! haha I love this tea. It might be one of the very few white teas that i keep around in my cupboard. It’s got the right balance of sweetness to it and actually HAS flavour – something i find most white teas to be lacking in. OFten it’s just warm water to me when i drink other whites :) I also really like that i can continue to resteep this one and it lasts for a number of steepings :)

Hillel

Oooh, glad to hear it. I am drawn to white teas and got some of this in my recent Mandala order, but haven’t had a chance to taste it yet. Now I want to rush right home from work and fire up the gaiwan (though I should probably wait until my head cold clears to really appreciate it).

Sil

as someone who is more of a black/puerh lover, this one is tasty to me…though i know variaTEA tried it and found it to be tasteless lol so i hope for your sake it’s more like my experience! haha

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88

sipdown! but it will be back…soon :) i had this in the morning as my wake up tea with my everything bagel with herb and garlic cream cheese. Perfect start to the morning! I love this tea. Today i drank one cup normally – this is smokey with a bit of brightness to it, some hints of cedar… soo good. Added a splash of maple syrup to a second cup and it was even more delicious. I do love my smokey teas with a splash of maple! thanks again for sharing this one lala! happy to return the favour anytime!

boychik

perfect breakfast tea

Fjellrev

Whew, glad I didn’t grab this then. ;)

Sil

Hahaha. I can always send you a taste if you want my Swedish chef! When I get mine

Fjellrev

Thanks, but don’t worry about it! I don’t like smoky teas. I’m going to wait until they (hopefully?) have free/better shipping for Black Friday so I can get others. Is the Red Tailed Hawk at all smoky, in your opinion?

Sil

Nope. Not that I recall. It’s like a Darjeeling more than anything, but one I’ll drink. I can send you a sample if you want

Fjellrev

Ah ok, thanks for the offer! But seriously, I owe you tea more than anything else. I’m probably going to grab a three pack of their EG, Assam, and Red Tailed. Cavo was kind enough to send a sample of the Assam last year. :)

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87
drank Rocket Fuel by Adagio Teas
5360 tasting notes

Final tea of the evening – while settling in to watch some walking dead in honour of Halloween. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy this tea so it was a nice tea to revisit. I like that it’s clearly a rooibos but super uber fruity and not that woodsy sort of rooibos. We’ve got friends coming over for games tomorrow night, so that should be a lot of fun.

Final count: 80…made my goal after all, even though I didn’t get to drink tea most of september! Woot woot! Though I still have a few teas from April, so I still haven’t made it to my “6 month goal”

caile

Yay! :)

Tealizzy

Yay for walking dead!!!

Sil

ya we watch it on blu ray so we’re a season behind and that’s how i like it… i can watch 4 episodes in a row then take a break lol

Tealizzy

We do that too, but we’ve been tempted to buy the season pass on Xbox and watch the new season, cuz it’s such a great show!

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87
drank Pure Buds Black by Mandala Tea
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oooooh man. today this was sublime. maybe it was the two minute steep or the rainy day..but this was exactly what i wanted it to be today and more. love garrett;s teas! wish i could partake in the sale ending today :(

Matt Warren

It was also really tempting for me to partake in the Mandala sale! I had to remind myself that I had plenty of tea to enjoy and explore, some of which I’ve never even tried.

Sil

hehe i’m finally getting my cupboard under control so i’m trying to make small orders infrequently heh.

boychik

I got a lot of pu samples. By the time I try them they already sold out.

Sil

haha that’s part of why i want to get my pu samples under control…so that when i get more in, i try and and buy a cake right away hahaha i DID buy the one apricot cake you guys were happy with…

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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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