5122 Tasting Notes

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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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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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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this is not a sipdown. and thank goodness because i had it today….the fact that the other half is on my table is proof. but all i remember is being happy to have tea. and drinking it. and then it being gone. so better notes to come i promise…though at this rate, that may not happen until 2014.

Amariel

I really liked this one.

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drank Flowery Pineapple Oolong by Butiki Teas
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Yes…this is in my cupboard. It’s an oolong. and i LOVE IT! Stacy sent me a sample of this a while back and after drinking it, i tried a couple other pineapple oolongs and this one was at the top of my list! So i bought some more…and then forgot about it…until this morning. YUUUUUUUUMMMMYYYYY!

Nxtdoor

It’s the " flowery" part that would scare me. :)

Lala

I don’t think it is that flowery. More so pineapple, with some light floral accents. Its not floral like jasmine, I think of it more like honeysuckle floral.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

This is my favorite Butiki tea!

Sil

nxtdoor. i despise floral teas. hate them. gross. ick. this is just a deliciously pineapple tea. it’s really light…i love my blaks teas and puerh but this is delicious when you just want something a little different. resteeps nicely too

Amariel

Nxtdoor…me too. I have to be very careful with floral teas.

Sil

Heather….but this one is really really tasty. If you like pineapple

Cavocorax

I’m glad to know it’s not super floral. I wonder if it might sell better if she changed the name so it wasn’t “Flowery”? Seems like a few of us are nervous about floral teas.

Sil

cavo – i can share a sample with you…just remind me. i really like it and you know how i hate floral teas…bleh

Butiki Teas

Cavocorax-I’ve thought about changing the name to Hawaiian Pineapple but wasn’t sure about it. The floral aspect only comes from the Wen Shan Bao Zhong. No floral flavorings have been used and the only other floral is a little bit of calendula that is often used in our other blends.

Amariel

Good to know…I do like pineapple.

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drank Gingerbread Coffeecake by 52teas
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sipdown! and i’m feeling proud of myself since this is a 52 tea sipdown. Long day of more issues and i’m currently taking a 5 min break to get my tea logs into the system before i forget even more…but i had this in the morning as a latte…it’s better as NOT one, but it was still pretty decent :)

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drank Wild Strawberry by Tea & Bloom
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this tea makes me happy. I always love it when i can wrangle a little more out of tattooed_tea! had this cold brewed tonight and it is helping to make a no, good, very bad, day better.

Edit: 224 – no sipdowns today and i added 4 samples from Yezi tea to my cupboard. Oh well…two tomorrow instead?

Indigobloom

oh no not you too! I swear, everyone I know had an AWFUL day yesterday :[

Terri HarpLady

Not me!! I spent the day mostly in PJs. sorry to gloat…

Indigobloom

LOL Terri it seems to be a Toronto thing as far as I can tell. An epidemic :/
Gotta love pjs!!

Terri HarpLady

I live in them!

Indigobloom

haha me to Terri!!

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drank Caramel-Toffee by Dammann Freres
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whoops…totally didn’t realise i’d had this before..but thank you dinosara for sending this my way. I love this version from damman, especially since it’s not a super sickingly sweet caramel toffee tea. the black base isn’t lost and this is a delicious, delicious tea. On my must order list!

Dinosara

Haha yeah I love this one!

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drank Crimson Berry by Sloane Tea Company
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I had this cold brew when i got home tonight. I may not get any sipdowns today because of work but at least i’m having some of my older teas and working on my other goals. Let’s not consider i may have received 4 samples in the mail today and uh delivery slip for some package at the mail somewhere…

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YUM! thank you Little Red Cup for this generous sample! This was the tea to kick off my morning at work and man it did the trick. As with all keemuns, i added a splash of maple syrup and it was so very delicious with this tea. It’s a little smokier than some keemuns that i’ve had but since i’m ok with smokey, i was ok with this tea! YUM!that’s about all i remember from this morning. deliciously smokey and yummy and yay!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

I still haven’t tried this one yet, Ikeep getting side tracked, speaking of which my TTC order arrived today! Yay!

Sil

Jealous! Maybe that’s what’s t the post office waiting for me…..maybe

Terri HarpLady

That’s what I’m thinking, it’s your box!
So…I’m starting a new collection of teas for you, lol..which I’ll probably piggyback into the BBBB, but it won’t be huge, I promise, just anything I’ve ordered that you don’t have.
Gotta share the love! :)

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