6042 Tasting Notes

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drank Cherry Snowcone by DAVIDsTEA
6042 tasting notes

Cold brew of this today while i pack up an enormous amount of tea swap packages. Having finally sorted through all of the amazing teas MissB sent us, they will be out the door to other homes tomorrow! Plus a few swaps, some surprise packages and other goodness. I feel very productive considering after tomorrow i’ll just have a box for cavocorax in my house with teas for VARIATEA, and my ongoing box for Terri that is always open waiting for teas. We also got new tiles put in to the kitchen so we can rework the crap work the apartment people did….minor expense in a plce we don’t own to just get the kitchen sorted. Not as productive a staycation as we wanted but at least it feels like a few things were accomplished. And i DID get a tea tray haha.

Still enjoy this one cold brewed and hot brewed, but won’t cry when i finally finish up the last of the 150g or so of this tea i bought while it was a around heh

OMGsrsly

I am staring morosely into my tea, both anticipating and dreading that box. O.o

Sil

haha it’ll be great! you just need to take it one cup at a time… I mean i got a lot of this in december? took me two months to get through it all and out the door.

OMGsrsly

OMG, and you drink tea WAY faster than me.

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86
drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
6042 tasting notes

my other half woke me up this morning with cinnamon raisin toast and this tea..which he figured out how to make on his own using teh internets lol I love that man!

looseTman

Aren’t we husbands awesome! ;-)

Sil

well we’re not hitched yet (september) but some days he really gets it right. “I wanted to make a tea i know you’d like..but i couldn’t find Laoshan Black…” awe….

Lindsay

That’s sweet. :)

looseTman

Congrats!

looseTman

Allow me to rephrase: Aren’t we Steepster men awesome! ;-)

looseTman

We provide service with a smile! :-))

Sil

hahaha

Maddy Barone

Now you see? Dinner and dancing are all very nice, but nothing says love like someone stepping out of their comfort zone to please their partner. That is true romance!

OMGsrsly

Aww, that’s awesome!

whatshesaid

awwwww!!!

MzPriss

Anyone who makes you Zhu in the morning is a keeper

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totally gapped on doing a review for this today but i’ll likely pick it up again tomorrow in any case. I am trying really hard to get through reviewing the samples from Wymm tea that they were so generous about sending out to people. So far yesterday’s shou was my favourite but this one was quite nice. I remember most that this was slightly sweet – slightly floral but not to the point where i didn’t want to drink it. Only got through a few steepings today so more tomorrow.

Final Count: 131

WYMMTEA|惟餘莽莽

No worries Sil, take your time! tea is meant to be enjoyed:)

Sil

oh i’m enjoying! i just don’t want them to fall to the side since you were so awesome about sharing with us!

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78
drank Himalaya Chai by Yogi Tea
6042 tasting notes

*missB sent this one on and i have to say, for a herbal chai it’s not too shabby. I’m a fan of the ingredients and i like the heat that this one has while still being flavourful. there’s a bit of a sweetness here which i suspect comes from the licorice since i seem to be especially sensitive to that sort of sweetness. On the whole though, this was a pretty great cup of herbal chai! thanks missb!

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75
drank Cafe Caramel Pu-erh by Lemon Lily
6042 tasting notes

I figured i should try this as a straight tea before i finished up so i brewed this one according to the instructions in just water. The result very much reminds me of a latte – toned down. I get little to now caramel but i DID remove all the sugar from this package so maybe that’s what brings the caramel to teh yard – er tea…. Not a bad cup. but nothing i need to restock, especially given the amount of sugar that was added to this blend. :(

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I feel like they forgot about the orange in these. I’ve had a couple steeps now and while this is a really nice puerh -smooth, with some depth there is little to no orange to be found. Which makes me sad because i love orange + puerh and was so hopeful for these little guys. Still though, not crying over it because the puerh in itself is lovely and has been very enjoyable this afternoon.

Terri HarpLady

I love those little shu stuffed mandarines I’ve gotten from YS & also from Teavivre.
I sent you one of those, right?

Sil

you did! and Kittenna got me another from another company to try. :)

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76
drank Blackberry Cordial by Butiki Teas
6042 tasting notes

yay! comfort tea to get me through the day. Really trying hard not to push myself too much but i really want to get rid of all the extra crap in the house we keep holding on to for no reason. Today was clothes…good bye stuff i haven’t worn in a year! hopefully someone out there will be able to make use of them as they’re nice pieces, just not anything i wear anymore because of style/comfort/size etc.

sad to see this tea go but it was lovely to have. I really do love the way stacy did blackberry – the flavouring was always tasty!

OMGsrsly

I have an ever expanding pile of stuff in the middle of my living room that I’m trying to get rid of. It’s nice to clear out things that just don’t get used! (Anyone want some rollerblades?)

Sil

i’m up to 2 bags of clothes/jackets/gear and i haven’t started on the books or knick nacks

Dexter

I need to hire one of you guys to come and do that for me…. Keep saying that I’m going to do it and then never do….. Good Job!!!!!

OMGsrsly

Oh Dex. I LOVE sorting things. It’s harder to do it for myself, but it’s one reason I loved archaeology so much. Sort sort sort. Almost as good as packing for other people. :D (Ok, looking at that it might be weird, but hey.)

Leah Naomi

I try to get rid of clothes (and lately, most anything else) I haven’t worn in over a year as well. I tend to do the purge more like every 6 months when I change out the seasonal clothes, with BIG purges every few years before moving because nothing says “You don’t need all this crap” quite like a piece of clothing being not worth the weight/space of carrying it to a new location.

Lindsay

OMGsrsly: Be careful what you say, I might have to fly you out here next time I need to move! ;) I HATE packing.

OMGsrsly

Ooo, vacation & sorting through other peoples stuff? :D

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76
drank Spiced Green by The Naked Leaf
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GCTTB I pulled this one out since it was added in an earlier round and still around – since i enjoyed it. Just enough left for a decent sized cup. Still enjoy this one so it’s nice to see that my taste buds haven’t decided this one isn’t still to enjoy :) It was nice to revisit!

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86
drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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Finally feeling a little better today so i’m going to have to try not to over do it but it’s back to work on clenaing up the house…today is operation closet cleaning! going through old clothes and knick knacks and such while my other half works on the kitchen. We took the week off to get the house 100% back to normal and me being sick has derailed that completely. So here’s hoping we can get most of it done in the next couple of days. this tea was great to kick off the morning. :) comforting and familiar before i try to get through some of my samples/smalller sizes

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84
drank Campfire Blend by Verdant Tea
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Final Cup of tea tonight…. plan for tomorrrow – at least 4 more sipdowns to get through MissB’s teas and hopefully another puer from Wymm teas. This batch doesn’t seem nearly as tasty as previous batches….almost like there’s not enough vanilla or something. It’s stilll decent but would rank lower for me than it’s current rating.

Final Count: 137

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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.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling and am currently working on trying to get my other half to as many place in the world as possible.

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