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4046 Tasting Notes

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drank Red Berries by PureAromaTea
4046 tasting notes

Hmmmm so this tea smells delicious when you open it. The berry smell really is nice. I originally picked this up from purearoma because i need to find a few more teas for the evening as well as teas i can cold brew. The other portion of my sample will be going towards a cold brew, though i suspect the hibiscus may come out a little strong as a cold brew.

…but i digress. One this is brewed up, it has a lovely fruity taste to it, though there is the taste of the hibiscus at the tail end of the sip. I suspect a dash of sweetner would smooth that out though and make this a lovelier brew. I just got carried away and finished drinking it before i got around to trying it haha. Still digging the samples from purearoma. Also LOVE that they’re resealable. and in super awesome thick bags.

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84
drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
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I decided to celebrate Stacy launching her custom tea section, with another couple of cups of my tea. it’s ben a while since i’d had any for myself, instead i’ve been sending a lot of it out in swamps for others to enjoy and get a taste of what stacy can do. This was for sure a hard taste to capture, which is why i think a lot of strawberry rhubarb teas fall flat for me. Not the case here – plus it’s a black base! YAY! Once i pick up some of the final version i’ll start rating it in stacy’s other entry but for now..i’ve got this one..and probably still uh 3oz left of it or something silly like that heh

graceatblb

Custom teas? That sounds awesome. When is it launching?

Sil

heh i’m misleading you grace, apologies. I’m so very tired tonight. Stacy has added my tea as well as sasha’s to the website, but in the description she’s shared a link to the stories of how each tea came to be. Basically she’s started putting up some of the blends that have been inspired by customers. :) this one and thanks for the licorice is up as of today! So you can stop hoarding now lol

graceatblb

Same here. Today was a migraine sleep day so I’m pretty out of it too. So I probably read that quite wrong in my medicated haze :)

But yay! I am going to have to break my buying hiatus to buy both of those teas, aren’t I?

Sil

lol we just placed a shared butiki order this month and i’m already considering picking up mine, the licorice chai, the banana walnut, the new assam and possibly 1-3 of the new darjeelings going up tomorrow lol

Sil

oh and it was my dad’s birthday yesterday and he informed me that of all the black teas that i gave him at christmas, the taiwanese assam from stacy is his favourite…so i likely need to pick up 4oz of that for dad or something lol

graceatblb

Darjeelings? Oh doodles. I also need more of the Irish Breakfast tea. And the Taiwanese Assam. And Grandpa’s Anytime Tea. And I have to try the Japanese Pu’erh. It’s going to be a big order. My credit card is going to beg for mercy.

Sil

at least it’s shipping to the us for you…though in this case i might make an exception and send mine via my tea mule since it’s been a while lol

tigress_al

That blend sounds wonderful! Congrats on the contest by the way!

whatshesaid

Which is your tea?

Sil

This one! Ruby pie :)

And thanks tigress! It was fun so I hope Stacy does it every year!

whatshesaid

Oh duh! I didn’t even put these two things together lol!! Yay, congrats!!! It sounds delicious!!!

Hallieod

Well, looks as if Steepster started hating me before the crankiness turned general, as it seems to have eaten the comment I posted earlier! Admittedly it was just an admission that I’d read the whole Butiki post about the competition (and winner!) without realising it was you, Sil. But still. Well done! :)

Sil

haha NP. in my other life i’m a spy. hiding in plain sight from everyone

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75
drank Perfectly Pear by Sloane Tea Company
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Had a cup of this one tonight and it just wasn’t all that great. I have no idea if i’m so tired that i just did something silly or what. drinkable but not exactly much flavour going on or anything. hmmm

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SIPDOWN! (242) Thanks mercuryhime for sharing this one with me. I tried the last of this as a cold brew and it was pretty tasty. Still no grapefruit taste to speak of but it’s quite a nice vanilla citrus tea. :) Probably not a re-buy but i for sure wouldn’t turn this down!

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SIPDOWN! thank you again tastybrew for this one. I’m sad to see this one go but it’s on my list to order again for that occasion when i want a delicious tasty bread delicious tea. It reminds me of one of the S7V teas that i’ve had…i think? There’s something familiar about it in any case. :)

Anyanka

Everyone drinking this is making me want to try it.

TastyBrew

@Anyanka I have plenty if you want to try it! I always keep a pretty big supply on hand.

Anyanka

You’re the second nice person to offer, but I’m a terrible person to give things to because I’m too busy to ever pay it backward or forward.

Terri HarpLady

I’d love to try this one :)

whatshesaid

It’s so good. Their Canadian shipping sucks though

Sil

Ill send some your way Terri once I place an order. My tea mule is happy to run things across the border for me lol

TastyBrew

@terri I have some I could send you along with some Steven smith teas if you want!

Sil

Steven smith teas! I’m coming to your house…..

TastyBrew

@whatshesaid as your current mule, next time they do another 20% off I’ll be ordering…

Sil

tastybrew…me too me too! mostly just because i’m annoyed at my other halfs work…we were supposed to go away next week and they made him work after telling him he wouldn’t have to…so i’m buying tea damnit!

Terri HarpLady

Sil – buying tea always sounds like a perfectly rational thing to do, especially under those circumstances. I mean, you would have spent money if you took the trip, right? Why not spend it on tea, since you’re staying home…
Tastybrew: I have tried to Steve Smiths, #49 & #55. I’d love to try others if you have any, as those 2 were AWESOME! And of course, I’d be more than happy to trade anything you like that’s in my cupboard.

whatshesaid

Tastybrew that would be awesome!!! I don’t know what other teas they have but this one is worth having for sure!!

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78
drank Blue Mountain Nilgiri by The Tea Spot
4046 tasting notes

hahaha i’m so glad you drank this today terri! Funnily enough it’s what i had first thing this morning but couldn’t find it in my cupboard – somehow missed adding this one. Couldn’t remember who the vendor was so until you posted this i couldn’t log it.

I enjoyed this one this morning but it wasn’t anything to knock my socks off. It was a good bold black to kick my morning off with no astringency. Thanks for the share Terri!

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SIPDOWN! (243)
Oh man… this IS delicious. I made a cup of this to drink while i had my meeting with china tonight and sadly i didn’t get a chance to drink most of it hot. However i have to say this really does have that caramel, chocolatey taste. This is on the order list for my upcoming order from the steap shoppe.

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drank Chocolate & Strawberry Puer by Lupicia
4046 tasting notes

SIPDOWN!

Thank you again mercuryhime for this wonderful tea. Bumping the rating up a little as i think i managed to actually steep this better this time around. The flavours this time were even more delightful and delicious! I really like how fresh the strawberry taste is, rather than an artificial taste. This may have to go on the re-order list for the next shared order with the girls. Really digging this.

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74
drank Starry Night by Art of Tea
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Surprise sample from tastybrew that i thought i’d have today. I have to say i really love the star shaped tea that is in this. They are super cute! I have to say this tea isn’t half bad. It reminds me of something that I just can’t place though. I’ve got a bit more that i’ll have to use to try and figure out what this reminds me of. Either way, happy to have tried this since i haven’t had a lot of teas from art of tea.

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84
drank Cinnamon Swirl Bread by sTEAp Shoppe
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dear tastybrew ZOMG! Yeah i’m still loving this. I resteeped the crap out of the little cup that i had a few days ago…. and then needed to have more today. Oh yes..you will be mine. all mine!

TastyBrew

Ha ha! I’ve tried a bunch of the sTEAp teas and this one and caramel apple are by far the best in my opinion. Another one worth trying if you’re ordering is the Thailand Chaa Khao Hoom Reistee Green Tea. Otherwise she sells very generous sample sizes of everything.

Sil

oh there will be samples of nearly everything in my cart. go big or go home! if you try everything in one order, then you KNOW what you want next time hahaha

whatshesaid

Sounds amazing!

Sil

if you don’t get your hands on some, poke me when you see me cackling at the world that my order has arrived. I will be placing and order with the Steap Shoppe for this one and sadly (or not) i’m considering picking up like 4oz so i can certainly send some your way.

whatshesaid

I would love to try it so I will keep my eyes peeled :)

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