5360 Tasting Notes

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drank Blackberry Custard by Trail Lodge Tea
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terri…this is so good! seriously. green teas? not my favourite but this is totally custardy and delicious without being overly sweet or too “green” YUM!
Thank you so much for sharing!

QueenOfTarts

I’ve been looking for a custardy tea! Does this really taste like a creamy custard?

Sil

I think it does. Terri could likely give you her opinion too. I’m not a fan of custard but this is like a mouthful of creamy deliciousness.. :)

Terri HarpLady

Not sure if it tastes like custard, but it was pretty nice!

JustJames

yum! added to shopping list!

gmathis

Mercy, that sounds good!

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72
drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
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someone drank this yesterday and i’m supposed to give someone some of this but i remember nothing of that now. But it was the reason this got pulled out of the cupboard today and it was DEEEEEELICIOUS! so yay for life’s simple happy moments!

Cavocorax

Was it OMGsrsly? Because you gave her Chocolate “O”? Or do I have that backwards.

Yeah. This is a great one. <3

Sil

that is very much a possibility… today i know nothing….my brain is on hiatus from me..almost said it was on hiatus from my mind… yep. that’s me haha

Terri HarpLady

It was me that drank it, & I think dexter wanted it…

Terri HarpLady

At least that’s what ms Theresa said…

Sil

HA! yes! you are correct terri :)

Sil

goes to write that down

Dexter

:)) Unless you are enjoying it and would prefer to keep it.

Sil

dude please…even if i am, there’s always room to share with friends! i have a tin!

Terri HarpLady

(enjoying fond memories of planning that massive order with Sil & Cavo while I was in Florida)

OMGsrsly

You did mention this to me, but I don’t want any more teas right now! EEP! This weekend I’m going to have to drink tea till I’m sloshing and buzzing with caffeine, just to make a dent.

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87

i had 2 cups of tea today. I won’t get in to my day, but it suffices to say that I’m currently hiding from my blackberry having 5 mins away to drink some rye and coke before the next headache starts. As a result…i didn’t get to fully appreciate this while i was drinknig it today but it DID get my through the day. I did NOT add maple syrup to this one as i usually do with keemuns and it was a really wonderful cup of tea. thank goodness i’ve got more to enjoy later!

TheTeaFairy

Sorry about your day :-(
Hoping your are heading to a great tea week end and lots of delicious sipdowns!

Sil

that is the plan! if nothing else, i can look forward to sleeping on tomorrow!

Cavocorax

:( Rye&Coke sound like a win. Hope you wind down.
We picked up Gingerbread Kahlua so… I’m looking forward to some of that!

Sil

soooo i know you haven’t spent copious amounts of time with me…yet but stick me on a 12 hour call for “issues” and i guarantee there will be fun to had. I often have folks sending me notes because i keep everyone laughing and smiling even when it’s the shittiest situation ever. (’cause i know when to get back to business). so sucky day…mostly exausting more than anything after i got over ppl yelling heh

Terri HarpLady

I believe that :)

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85
drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
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well i made it to 160 tonight after adding the teas that dexter sent me to my cupboard and getting a work from home day with which to drink a bit more tea than usual. I’m having a cup of this though while i add in all the teas that terri sent me in addition to the BBB Box (travelling black tea box that i share with terri and tastybrew). I’ll miss this one when it’s gone. I’ve also come to the conclusion that i have somehow managed to find myself with a cupboard of 150+ teas, of which probably 98% of which are black teas (flavoured or unflavoured)…meaning when i want the occasional tea without caffeine, my options are seriously limited lol

Oh well…i can remedy that later!

Edit: Dear Terri…180. (dexter – a few means 16+ to terri!)

Fjellrev

Ha! I had a similar issue, which is why I started to explore fruit blends to cold steep. Got to cut down on the caffeine!

Sil

heh. I don’t have much of a problem with caffeine in terms of sleeping or anything like that but i always feel like with the amount of tea i drink, i should try to ingest less heh

Fjellrev

Caffeine never gets in the way of my sleeping either but I’m more concerned about its diuretic effects. I need to get more water in, or at least, cold brewed fruit blends which pretty much count as water.

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drank Northern Wilds by Verdant Tea
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sipdown…i couldn’t finish this cup. Sorry verdant but this one just isn’t for me. too similar to 52 teas witching hour i think it was for this to be tasty.

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drank Lao Tong Zhi 2011 Sheng by Verdant Tea
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I had this over the afternoon but sadly i lost my tasting notes on it. Luckily my tea sister is awesome and i have another session of this one. it was a pretty delicious cup and i enjoyed a number of steepings!

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drank Cherry Ripe Tea by The Tea Centre
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This is another tea from Alice and i can’t say that I’ve ever had a “cherry ripe” bar but i was curious. I’ll have to try this with milk next time as i mostly had a sense of the coconut while drinking this. There wasn’t a lot of cherry or cranberry. However, this is chocolatey and coconuty. Coconut isn’t my favourite taste but i was still looking forward to drinking this. I’m glad i have a few more cups! thanks Alice!

alice

Haha yes I agree that there is almost no cherry or cranberry in it. Definitely one for the coconut lovers.

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90

sipdown! yeah i figured what the heck. To be honest, i like normal LB better than this version. it’s not bad, but this version has a little bit more…dirt? taste than the other.

Barbara

90 for ‘a little more dirt taste’ is still quite an amazing score! :-)

Sil

Haha true…I love me some LB though…and this is still laoshan black, just a little different :)

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87
drank Hip Strawberry White by Steep This!
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So this is like a preemptive sipdown ha! this is one of the teas that Dexter sent my way and i’m choosing to drink this before adding it to my cupboard :)

This comes at a great time, given the two promotions that Steep This! is having right now. I’ve looked at their website a couple of times, but haven’t placed an order because there aren’t “enough” teas that i DO want to try. I’m hoping that they’ll come up with a few more blends in the near future – particularly with black teas!

That being said, this is a great tea! I love strawberry teas but generally they’re either green or black. So this was a nice change. What was even better about this tea is that the strawberry taste is genuine. It’s not that artificial strawberry taste…just straight up strawberry – like dried real strawberries. I don’t much of the “white tea” flavour in this, but really that’s fine with me. most white tea tastes like sweet water to me anyway ha! this would be pretty darn good in summer too…

Dexter

I was happy with the quality of all the teas I got from Steep This!
I agree though there just aren’t enough blends that I’m interested in.

Sil

i tried to pick 6 samples for their buy 4 get 2 free and uh i can only find 5 i’m interested in trying..and that’s if i push it haha

Dexter

If I didn’t have this new MOUNTAIN of tea that is terrifying me, I would be temped to buy 4 samples of this tea and get two more of it free. I think it would be awesome in the summer iced.

yyz

Maybe you could just ask for a second of what you are interested in . I’m kind of in the same boat!

Sil

yeah, i was thinking about that, especially the “fluffier” teas. Truth be told i should just wait….wait, wait wait and keep my cupboard down. haha

Tea Sipper

I saw their site yesterday and would have definitely ordered if they had more options!

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95

sipdown. WOW. that’s all i can say, is just wow. This was from the great canadian travelling tea box, though i’m fairly certain this was one that dexter put in. I have been drinking this all morning. Seriously. the smoke is just perfect..and it’s sweet and delicious and every time i forgot what i was drinking and absentmindedly took a sip, i was immediately floored and kept exclaiming Oh! This may actually be one of the first cakes i get around to purchasing from Garrett…even before noble mark or special dark. Because this? this was really good. (though with my luck it’s all sold out or something…keeps happening lol)

Stephanie

:D I love this one too!

Garret

So happy to hear that you are enjoying this one!!! I pressed alot of these and still have more than 200 left, though I might get greedy and hold onto a few tongs for myself :)

I did just score a huge amount of the mao cha from the same producer. It is autumn 2013 crop. Really good. A little less on the smoke, but perfect, nonetheless. Likely, we will do a 2014 pressing of the spring mao cha!!

Sil

sweet! that means there may actually be come left by the time i get all my orders sorted out haha

OMGsrsly

Would you say there’s tobacco or leather flavours with this one too, Sil?

Sil

um………..

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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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