5079 Tasting Notes

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drank Shangri LA by American Tea Room
5079 tasting notes

I’m not really sure what “shangri-la” is supposed to taste like..but i’m guessing it’s probably not this lol However, this is kind of tasty..but can’t quite place my finger on what i like about it.

I cold brewed this the other day and the initial sip was pretty hibiscus sour. So i added some sugar. and now? now it’s drinkable and delicious!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Raspberry Macaron by Fauchon
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sipdown! i had some of this hot brewed earlier today and then cold steeped the rest. Let’s talk about how that was a bad idea. Don’t do it. I was hoping it would let the flavours come out a bit more…no such luck. Ah well, at least i enjoyed the hot steepings of this one, and i’m really glad to have crossed this off my list! thanks a bunch dinosara!

Dinosara

Haha good to know!

Sil

yeah,…stick to uber low HOT water temp

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80
drank Wild Cherry Hibiscus by Fusion Teas
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I wanted to try this one hot first….thank you Dexter3657! No tealogs on this one yet, but so far, this is pretty good as a hot brew. It’s not exactly “wild” cherry, but it IS cherry…and much closer to wild cherry than that medicinal cherry syrup flavour that is just WRONG in anything but medicine lol I actually think this would be a pretty decent one in summer, especially against a splash of lemonade!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec
Dexter

I like Tealux Cherry Goddess better than both of these. Cherry tisane steeped with a little green is one of my favorite things.

Sil

Hmmm ok not sure if I’ve tried the tealux version. I’ll have to look :)

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79

thank you Dexter3657 (and possibly nxtdoor?) I haven’t had the time to add all the lovely teas dexter sent me in our swap but i figured if i tried a couple i could start getting them into my cupboard.

This is a pretty decent caramel rooibos. I don’t mind rooibos, so for me, i can get behind this one. It’s a bit less “full” than i’d like but overall, this is for sure one that can hang out in my cupboard! It’ll be nice when i can finally place an order myself with nmt co.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Nxtdoor

Nope, I didn’t send this directly to you. By proxy for sure, because I had some sent to Dexter. :)

Sil

that’s what i meant… heh sorry to confuse. dexter sent it to me but i saw that you had sent it to her! haha

Dexter

Maybe we should just all move in together and dump all our teas in one pile…..

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93

i still love the crap out of this tea. It’s dark chocolate delicious mousse. i only wish i hadn’t had this so long ago!

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87

soo delicious. i think this needs to go on my re-order list once i have room in my cupboard. i’ll be sad for my sipdown next time i drink it!

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82

I honestly think this might be the first time i’ve ever had this in a real cup. like not a travel mug. it’s damn good…even if i always think of that scene in wayne’s world….

which you can find here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPkjljS1Cxk just in case you’re like my other half and had totally forgotten about this…

Cavocorax

Hahahahah. I haven’t seen that in FOREVER.

Sil

glad it made you laugh…

OMGsrsly

That is so hilarious. :)

Fjellrev

Haha good stuff.

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drank Kathryne Kenyan Earl Grey by Justea
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sipdown. nope nope nope nope nope nope nope. I could tell this wouldn’t be a tea for me as soon as i cut into the package. but i tried. and no. the rest is going in a box for terri. and tony. ’cause this is a tea for him….not me. but if you love earl greys…IGNORE MY REVIEW! since i suspect that many a fan of the EG would like this.

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Indigobloom

no offense to any EG lovers out there, but the only good thing about it is Patrick Stewart.

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

I am in the middle ground of EG, there are some that I LOVE and some that I really think made a mistake somewhere. I am glad I was not the only one who thought this tea was not for me, I felt kinda bad.

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90
drank Pu-Erh Gourmand by Dammann Freres
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note to self. When you’re exausted and have trouble forming coherent sentences…stay away from new teas that you won’t be able to write about well anyway because you’re mentally challenged from the sheer stupidity of the world you work in. That about sums up my evening. This was from dinosara and i solemly swear that i am up to no good…oh wait i mean that i’ll write a better review the next time i write it. ;)

Anna

Have! And I really want to drink it now. Maybe I have time for one more cup. Why, Sil, why do you tempt us so?

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77
drank Yunnan Golden Needle by Tao Tea Leaf
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sipdown! sooo that makes 2 today? so i caught up from yesterday but have made no progress to getting my cupboard back to where it was before my samples came in…and then my swap from dexter…not to mention that i have 4 other packages yet to come in the mail (no terri…today i didn’t get my TTC order..i’m jealous of yours…but you should be jealous of my tea from dexter. so there. neeener neener boo boo).

this tea? uneventful. I think i’m not a huge fan of golden needle, rather than it being this tea if that makes sense? It’s a decent enough tea but there was no pizzazz…no fire! no deep radiating buurning deliciousness to wake me up, knock me over and steal the keys to my car…if i had one.

so yeah…decent, but not my favourite sort of tea. :)

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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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