5075 Tasting Notes

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drank Darjeeling FTGFOP by Fortnum & Mason
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mmmm i like this one! even though it has a little astringency to it, it’s not unpleasant. I could get behind drinking this one on a more regular basis if i needed a darjeeling to add to the rotation. I still think that i’d rather drink a straight up black tea most days though.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Ysaurella

you’re in a darjeeling trip today ?

Sil

a little bit yes. I have a bunch of darjeeling samples to try so i’m working through all of them today :)

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this was an interesting darjeeling for me this morning – not my favourite sort of darjeeling but i did like that it was different. this has more floral notes than i prefer but there’s also a taste running through that i do like. Happy to have the chance to try this one.

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sipdown! i really like this one. I seem to find F&M’s bolder teas to be quite delicious. this one was a lovely bold tea that was perfect for this early morning.

gmathis

“Tippy” in any tea generally means highly tasty! And it’s just fun to say “tippy.”

Sil

haha agreed!

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drank Assam Hazelbank by Whittard of Chelsea
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sipdown! i’m running behind with my tasting notes…“early” night testing for work and now i have additional testing to do. I’ve been drinking a bunch of teas this morning but i haven’t had a second to start logging them. this was one of my earliest teas. An assam that is bold, malty but also fruity and sweet.

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drank Gingerbread Coffeecake by 52teas
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I tried this again tonight and added a little sugar to it…SO MUCH BETTER! i don’t like to add anything to my teas but man, the contrast between this one straight and this one with sugar is amazing. So much more delicious than when it’s straight.

Terri HarpLady

I made gingerbread pancakes for breakfast :)

Fjellrev

Drool, gingerbread pancakes. That must have rocked so many socks.

Kaylee

Recipe please!

Terri HarpLady

I use the gluten free almond flour recipe from Elana’s Pantry:
http://www.elanaspantry.com/silver-dollar-pancakes/

But I add things: 1 tsp cinnamon, some ground ginger (not sure how much, I just dump some in…1/4 to 1/2 tsp?), a generous grating of fresh nutmeg, 2 T maple syrup (instead of the honey), & lately I’ve been adding dried orange peel. If the batter is too dry, add a little more water, 1 tsp at a time. These can be a little difficult to turn over, so it’s best to keep them fairly small, & cook them in coconut oil. They are to die for, well almost, & are especially nice with a bold breakfast tea!

Kaylee

Thanks!

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81
drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
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had a cup of this tonight while watching walking dead. I loev the strawberry flavour with the base of this one. Much less “toffee” flavour than the first time i had this but still a delicious blend! One of the few green blends that i quite like.

Cavocorax

Have you guys read the comics at all? Or do you just watch the show?

Terri HarpLady

I’ve never read the comics, I’ve only watched the show.

Sil

Ian has read the comics….it’s on my list of things to do :)

Cavocorax

:P I’m sure you’ll enjoy them. I was just asking because I’m curious to see how others who’ve read the comics enjoy the show. I hate being one of those the-books-are-always-better people, but that’s how I am with this series. /0\

It diverges quite dramatically, and while I can see how people like that story, I prefer the comic one as I’ve invested so much into it. :P

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73

I finally thought to check out the company website again while drinking this. I’m sad to say that it looks like they’ve shut the doors and are no longer in business. It makes me a little sad since i was certainly a fan of their tim finnegan’s wake up tea and was considering purchasing more. ah well. Cheers to you cuppa crew! hopefully you’re doing some great somewhere else!

Terri HarpLady

King Cake is a big thing in St. Louis, all the bakers sell them around Mardigras. I’m sure it’s the same in New Orleans.

Kaylee

Oh heck yeah. It’s everywhere down there and it is amazing. Meanwhile, try finding King Cake in New York. It actually took quite a bit of research, phone calls, and trekking. SO worth it, though!

Terri HarpLady

I grew up in San Diego, & I never knew anything about Mardigras until I moved to St. Louis, LOL.

Kaylee

That must have been a fun surprise!

Terri HarpLady

By the time I moved here, I had quit drinking, eating sugar, etc, and I’m not catholic, so I mostly avoid it, LOL.

Kaylee

Yeah, if you can’t enjoy the booze, food, OR religious aspect, there’s not all that much fun to be had.

Terri HarpLady

LOL, Yeah, I’m not a fan of watching people get wasted :)
But, to each their own!

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80
drank Kenyan Black by Justea
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sipdown! i really need to try the other teas from justea as i have enjoyed this one. It doesn’t top my list of blacks, but it is a solid cup of black. a little astringency but nothing that makes it undrinkable. mmmmm nice afternoon tea before dinner time. though i should probably stuop with the caffeine given that i need to go to sleep and then get up again at 3:30am for testing heh

Terri HarpLady

3:30? ughghg, poor you!

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drank Guava Tea by Ten Ren Tea
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Another one from kaylee this one is a pretty delicious fruity tea. I think it might be best as a cold brew but as a hot brew it was a pretty nice guava fruit tea. It reminded me a little of the tea i had while in china.

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drank Green Tea with Coconut by T Salon
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thank you kaylee!

this is a fairly average green tea with coconut. It’s not bad, but if i was going to drink a coconut tea, i’d probably stick with mango coconut from tea forte :)

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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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