5595 Tasting Notes

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drank Amsterdam Licorice by Steeped Tea
5595 tasting notes

thanks Cavocorax! this isn’t a terrible cup of tea, as much as you expected i wouldn’t like it haha. I prefer stacy’s licorice chai but this is pretty tasty with a splash of sweetner added to it. I think this would make a pretty good slushie too in summer heh.

Roswell Strange

How would you go about making a tea slushie? That sounds super intriguing!

Sil

sweeten it a little, make it extra strength and then i just pop it in the freezer for a bit…and take it out before it’s totally iced over :)

NofarS

Great tip, Sil!

Roswell Strange

Ooh! I’m gonna have to try that! So many ideas…

Sil

the zoku pop maker thingy has a slushie maker as well that i have, but i tend to only use that one in summer since i generally want it spur of the moment heh

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drank Ancient Golden Yunnan by SOKO Tea House
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I may have over steeped this one but it was not a cup of tea for me. I’ve had more delicious yunnan’s out there so this would not be on my list of things to pick up. However! As always, thanks for helping me in my quest to try all the teas omgsrsly :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

Oh that sucks. I had hopes for their plain teas. I’ll have to try this one today and decide if I want to give it to my parents or not.

Sil

I enjoyed the Keemun!

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drank Imperial Keemun by SOKO Tea House
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sipdown! (174) i WAS doing well and then the BBB Box showed up this morning so now i’m back up to 174 with only 8 days left to get down to 150! This was from omgsrsly and a tasty keemun at that. it won’t replace my favourite from teavivre but it was a great cup to have!

Tea Sipper

Which is your favorite keemun from Teavivre and how many have you tried (I think there are four). If you’ve had multiple batches of the same teas from Teavivre, can you tell if they are different year to year?

Terri HarpLady

So far I’ve had the Organic Superfine & the Keemun hao ya. I enjoyed them both. I think I described them as feminine (the superfine) & masculine (the Hao Ya). I have samples of the Keemun 1 and 2, just haven’t tried them yet. That’s my 2 cents worth

Sil

the organic superfine is my favourite from teavivre of the 3? i think that i’ve tried. There’s just something about it that makes it my go to keemun. Others are good but that’s the one i keep going back to. :)

Tea Sipper

thank you both! I should have ordered a sample of the Superfine with my order! Instead, I requested Hao Ya to tide me over, though I already knew I loved it (since I was sipping it while ordering!) Either my tastes are loving the Hao Ya more or I steeped it perfectly. Ah, if only I could order everything, but I went with three other teas instead of either of the keemuns. I’m looking forward to your reviews of 1 & 2, Terri!

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another cup from this morning. I have a bit of a headache today which i think may be in part not drinking enough or eating enough yesterday in light of the power outages. So i WILL make up for that today! Not much else to say about this tea beyond that fact that it is still delicious and wonderful :)

Terri HarpLady

When I go to my house today to do some ‘work’, that’s on my list of teas to bring back to Tony’s.

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thanks for sharing this one with me Cavocorax I wasn’t expecting much from an unflavoured tea from Della Terra, but it does prove they CAN make tea with no sprinkles :P This isn’t too bad. It’s a good cup for the morning with a medium brew and a slight bit of astringency but nothing to over the top. A decent enough cup :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Yi Mei Ren by Yunnan Sourcing
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sipdown! Today is a work from home and drink tea sort of day given all the issues in toronto. I’ve got soup being made in the slow cooker for this afternoon and now i can settle in and drink up some delicious tea. Not focusing on sipdowns today but i’ll try and get at least a couple so that i’m closer to my goal for the end of 2013. As mentioned before this is a tasty juicy cup =- though i DID like the other one from the BBB Box slightly better :)

Terri HarpLady

Which other one? Zheng Shan xiao zhong?

Sil

yes! :)

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hmmmm today this is NOT a good cup of tea. not sure what happened but i am so not feeling this today. I kept looking into my cup trying to figure out where my beloved 49 went…

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Another evening, another cup of rooibos blend. I’m most annoyed to at I didn’t get a day today to bum around drinking tea but I am greatful that we have power. Some will be without until Christmas!! Count your blessings right? We’ve extended our home to anyone in need, but so far most of our friends have power so thank goodness for that. I’m certainly not leaving the house tomorrow so yay for being able to work from. Home!

Still enjoying that I have this cup as a rooibos option. It’s not the. Worlds greatest but it’s good enough :)

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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So done with internet stupidity and ice storms. Had this tonight…still delicious but should have picked up more on Black Friday haha

yyz

It could be worse after the 90’s ice storm my roommates sister lived with us for over a month because her parents house was in a small village and therefore a low priority area.

Starfevre

There was a nice storm here last year when I was visiting (Massachusetts) and I’m hoping it will not repeat itself.

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drank The Jolly Earl by Verdant Tea (Special)
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EG this is not. This is zhu wrong and LB….and maybe a couple spices thrown in. Again 1 min steeps is stupid. lol Pretty much feeling like i could just toss the two teas together and get mostly the same blend. Will try to play with this a bit more later. still like it..but feel more like this is like other teas than being an EG blend.

Lala

I have not tried this specific blend, but the other blends from verdant I have tried, I have always overleafed to get better flavour.

Bonnie

You do have to steep this longer…really.

Sil

Agreed Bonnie. Thy 1 min timings on all their blends is driving me nuts lol

CelebriTEA

Steep longer,but this is really. GOOD!!!

Sil

celebriTEA…your forget..me and the BLERGAMOT don’t get along :)

Kittenna

I know I’m late to the commenting here, but I’m just going with my standard infusion parameters for all Verdant teas, since they seem to work pretty well. I’m pretty sure 1 minute would be way too watery for most blends unless I’ve way overleafed.

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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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