5357 Tasting Notes

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drank Hunan Black Congou by Capital Tea Ltd.
5357 tasting notes

Another tea from the lovely dexter that i was drinking this morning. I don’t get quite the same intense flavour profile as YYZ and she do, but this is a good cup of tea. It’s malty and sweet, and there are cocoa notes in this one that make me smile. Saving the last little bit of this to share with the BBB Box ladies since it might be one that really appeals to them. If i ever place a capital tea order, this one will likely be on the list of teas to pick up :) Thanks dexter!

Dexter

I guess it doesn’t matter if you are passing it on, but I like this one with cooler water and longer steep. Something like 90C for 5+ minutes. Capital Teas has lots of choices, I’m sure you can find some more to your taste.

Sil

It matters! Not like I can’t decide not to share it haha

Dexter

:)) I have tons if you would like more to test/share.

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working from home today! yay for being able to drink up a few cups of tea to get back to 150 asap! Also, not feeling 100% today so it’s nice to be taking it easy, at least in terms of getting dressed…. i always work harder at home

this one isn’t my favourite but it’s not bad. There’s a taste to it that i don’t love..not quite astringency but something else. can’t quite pinpoint it. Thanks for sending this my way though dexter! i haven’t had a chance to try many capital teas yet.

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drank Orange & Cream by Della Terra Teas
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not quite a sipdown but getting to the end of my bag. Not that i mind a whole lot since it’s not a hard tea to order more of. I’m also hopefully that herbal Infusions will have the orange tea up that i tried from them as well so i can give that a try and compare between that one and this one given that i only have a vague memory of the other tea. :) Still digging this, but i really do need to find a few more lighter caffeine options for my cupboard. 3? isn’t really cutting it haha

Terri HarpLady

I hear you. I found myself in the tea aisle at whole foods earlier, looking for some non-caffeinated blends that interest me. I bought nothing.

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sipdown! this was a share from dexter, who is awesome! Sadly, this one falls a little flat. It’s not a bad cup of tea but there is a floral note hiding in the tea that i am not the biggest fan on. It’s not enough to ruin the cup for me thankfully, but it is enough for me to pass on needing to pick this up. I appreciate the share though, since i was curious about these teas but missed the chance to try them recently :) thanks dexter!

Dexter

I agree, the couple of these I’ve tried have been just ok. At least you get to try them for yourself. :))

Sil

Yes! And I appreciate it a bunch madam :)

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drank Ying De No. 9 by Jiangtea
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sipdown! i had a lovely cup of this while finishing off iron man 3 tonight with my other half. tonight has been a good night!

Terri HarpLady

Was Iron Man 3 as good as 1 & 2? I don’t think I’ve seen it yet…

Sil

I liked it better than 2 but 1 was still my fav. It was good for a rental and relaxing :)

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sipdown! Morning tea! I actually am really glad i had at least one sipdown today because my verdant monthly teas arrived via my tea mule. Hence i’m even further away from my black friday goal, even though i HAD actually made it at one point. Here’s hoping i can get a couple more in this week before the weekend hits!

I am greatful to dinosara for sharing this one with me. While i have loved drinking this one, I have to admit it’s not an unsually spectacular keemun, and therefore i’m not sure how it ended up as a reserve tea. Still though, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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This was one of my morning teas and quite enjoyable. Still not as deliciously wonderful as some of my other verdant favourites but i enjoy this one a bunch.

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mmmm thanks for sharing this one terri! I think that i’ll have to look into placing an order with yunnan sourcing in the new year. I’ve enjoyed the few that terri has shared with me so i think a few more samples are likely in order :)

Terri HarpLady

Now that my Yunnan Sourcing order finally came (from sept 30th), I have more of their black teas to share with you & TB. :)

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sipdown on this one. 1 out of 3 for the first month of verdant’s blend club is ok i guess. Not a fan of this, though i do like it more than the norther wild one. I tried this one cold to see how that fares and sadly it a whole lot of star anise, which i don’t mind in moderation but it’s overpowering even the mint in the cold brew heh.

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Iced 8 min or more

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sipdown! not that i’ve finished all of this, but i’m going to pass some along to the lovely dexter since she’s been good about sharing a number of teas with me. This is an interesting tea for sure terri! I’ve enjoyed trying it out!

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