4729 Tasting Notes

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drank Dark Chocolate Tea by sTEAp Shoppe
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Sipdown! overall a pretty meh cup of tea but i couldn’t bring myself to not drink it. Not a re-order for me as Janet has better blends that i like way more!

Terri HarpLady

I thought about trying this one today, since you drank it, but I suspect that without sweetener it will be blah, & I’m taking a break from all sweeteners, even stevia, for at a least a few weeks to reset my tastebuds & immune system.

Sil

good plan! avoid this one then.

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I’m trying to work on some of my older verdant samples since i’ve been hoarding them…especially the puerhs. EEP! I pulled this one out since it’s one of the few i have left in the silver packaging.

I’ll be sipping on this, this morning though i don’t think it’s my favourite. It’s not a bad tea but it’s not a re-order for me. that woodsy oolongy taste is overly present in this one and as such it’s not as tasty for me as it could be.

Dexter

“woodsy oolongy taste is overly present in this one”. Uh oh, need to move this one up my list to try. I think most oolongs aren’t woodsy enough. Need to break out this package soon and try it.

Sil

You may not find it woodsy enough for you. For me even small doses of that taste are more than enough for me. There’s a taste in green oolongs i can’t handle and one in roasted… if they don’t have that taste, i’m golden..if they do…meh

Terri HarpLady

It’s been awhile since I drank this one, but I remember the incense flavor of it being pretty dominant. Sometimes I like that more than others. It’s been somewhat of an acquired taste for me.

Dexter

I apparently don’t know what I like, I just got blown away by a green oolong?!? I’m still going to move this one up my list to try. “Incense flavor”, not sure I’ve run into an oolong that I thought was like incense. I love how we all perceive teas and flavors differently.

Sil

haha yeah i saw your review! that’s awesome :)

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SIPDOWN! (well basically since i’m going to cold brew the last of this today to see how it goes).

Let me preface by saying I don’t like Earl Grey and i don’t like floral teas. So why did i pick this up? Well I still want to try ALL THE TEA! And i really do love LB. When i opened the package up, i sneezed. HOLY ROSE batman! I took one look at the contents and wondered what i’d gotten myself in to. While this is a beautiful tea, it’s also more rose petals than anything else. Underlying that scent though, was my LB…so i picked a few of the petals out and brewed some of this up.

The aroma of the steeped tea makes my nose feel like it’s going to sneeze. It also smells a bit like a potpurri store. I can distinguish the bergamot through the floral smells though.

First sip? FloralohhelloLaoshanBlack. Yeah pretty much like that. I have to say that the only saving grace of this tea for ME is the LB. I Can get behind the blend because i think it’s a really neat concept for those folks out there who love their earl greys. I am not one of those people. No Lala…i’m not over to the darkside yet.

What this tea DOES make me want to do, is bust open my bag of LB and have a bunch of it…but i have teas to drink to sipdown first. lesigh

Terri HarpLady

I actually enjoy this one once in awhile, although it’s been a long while since I opened the tin I’m keeping it in.

Sil

blech..not for me…apart from the LB

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drank Black Raspberry by Trail Lodge Tea
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thank you terri! Finally getting around to trying this one, though i have to admit i brewed it as though it were a black tea. Oopsy! Still though! this is pretty tasty! I’ll need to try this out with a cold brew and a “proper” brew just to see how it changes. The taste is a weeee weak for my preferences but still pretty yummy!

Terri HarpLady

I still haven’t tried this as a cold brew. I like that the raspberry flavor here is actual real freeze tried raspberries! :)

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SIPDOWN! (228) Thanks again kittylovestea for sharing this one with me. I’ve really enjoyed drinking it while i’ve had it :)

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drank Bailin Gongfu Black Tea by Teavivre
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god i’d forgotten how much i enjoy this tea. Pulled it out this morning since Cavocorax’s recent order with this one made me want to drink it again. Still as bold and delicious as i rememebr! Must order more of this once i’m through my sample.

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drank Chai by Red Blossom Tea Company
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rainy mornings = chai since that’s the only time it feels cold enough for me to want to drink chai. It’s not a summer drink for me, but at least now i know that heh

Terri HarpLady

I love Chai any time! Last summer I had an iced chai habit that was crazy. When it was cold it was hot chai latte. I haven’t been drinking much chai lately, but whenever I do, I love it.

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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sipdown! (229) this is one of my unlogged teas – terri sent my way from nosfar i believe. Chinese tea company – dian hong golden bud according to the label.
I’m totally distracted tonight but i’m drinking this and enjoying the resteeps of this while i catch up on a few shows :)

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mmmm i like this one from time to time. it’s caramel and appley goodness.

what do you call an alligator in a vest?

an Investigator! bwahahahaha

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drank Butterbeer by 52teas
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Mmmmm I do like this one cold. I always forget that I like it until I have it and then I wonder why i haven’t had any in a while heh. Just a splash of sweetener in this one to bring out the flavours and I’m good to go!

ashmanra

Great idea, I haven’t tried it iced!

Cavocorax

I’ve never tried it either, and I have 2 oz of it JUST SITTING THERE.

Sil

haha it’s pretty good iced i think :)

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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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