4942 Tasting Notes

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drank Raspberry Cream by 52teas
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tea from this morning. it’s almost gone and that makes me a sad, sad panda since this is one of the few recent blends from Frank that i’ve really enjoyed!

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drank Gingerbread Coffeecake by 52teas
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Split order with Kittenna This one is pretty decent for a green tea. I weirdly think i’d like this steeped in milk though,so i’ll have to try this. Steepster is frustrating me tonight so bad tasting notes.

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82
drank Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake by 52teas
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I had this first thing this morning steeped in milk as a substitute latte since i was pretty sure i prefer this to starbuck’s pumpkin spice latte, which i really enjoy…and i was right! too bad this is nearly gone :(

QueenOfTarts

Wish that I had liked this one when it first came out. It was way too spicy for me.. Was it more pumpkin/caramel/cheesecake and less spice with milk?

Sil

yes! i vastly prefer this one steeped in milk for a creamy delicious goodness..

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drank Indian Spice by Harney & Sons
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meh. swap from fiddling overall nit a fan of this chai. I prefer others as there’s something about the blending of this one that doesn’t appeal to me.

Fiddling

I’ve learned that this one is best when underleafed and kept to a short steep. Otherwise it is just awful.

Sil

haha good to know. :)

Sil

Still happy I was able to try it out!

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80
drank Bukhial - TGFOP by The Tea Emporium
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Had this one in the morning, still really enjoying it! Should have been drinking this one sooner! :)

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drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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..and final tea of the evening since i figured i should have some caffeine free options! There are none in the travelling tea box A, so i’m sneaking some from my cupboard that are getting close to sipdown status so that i can push them closer to the edge.

..and um now i have see a woman about an elephant on her tea…

Dinosara

Really?? It was like 50% rooibos when it got to me. Maaan wish I had been later in the line of people.

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drank Orange Blossom by DAVIDsTEA
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sipdown! which leaves me still at 224 because i snuck a tea to keep out of the travelling tea box A. ;) I figured that while i’m doing a good job of not increasing my cupboard tonight with the teabox, i should still try to get a sipdown in since i did not have any 52 teas from my cupboard tonight. I’ll try to do better tomorrow with my 52 teas sipdown – have a few earmarked to try/drink. I figure maybe there’s hope of getting to 210 by the weekend…maybe. heh

I still enjoy this one, though with orange cream from della terra, i don’t need to keep this one in my cupboard, even if it is easier to access. I prefer the Della Terra blend and they’re usually having a sale haha! Thanks to kittenna and cavocorax for letting me try this one out though!

keychange

Oh yeah, definitely not a fan of this one. I find that artificial bubble gum thing just gets in the way of my enjoyment, although given that there are similar offerings (in the creamcicle department), I’m not losing hope.

Sil

Try orange and cream from Della terra :)

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68
drank Buttered Rum by Granville Island Tea Co
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travelling tea box A!

and in other news – this is the 975th different tea that i’ve had (to pull a shmiracles), if steepster is to be believed.

**also in other news i totally lost my train of thought because someone’s facebook status made me laugh a lot. You know how there are words out there that people clearly don’t know what they are…how to spell them etc.. and you kind of shake your head and go with it? Well i never though i’d see the day that obstacles (a fairly “easy” word) was spelled wrong. Oppsticals. And yes..sometimes people have learning disorders and crap..not mocking the world but this was clearly from one of my friends who doesn’t know the word is obstacles, rather than her being unable to spell it properly. like my friend who thought it was “for all intensive purposes” instead of “intents and purposes” that sort of thing.

….holy tangent batman. So anyway…this tea? reminds me of i think? it’s palais de the’s toffee tea. I think? there’s something i’ve had that reminds me of this. The tea is not really buttered rum, and it’s a bit on the astringent side. it might fare better with a little cream or something but i prefer teas that i can drink straight.

Mercuryhime

Not sure what it is about this community, everyone here has good writing skills. As an ex-English teacher, this gives me great hope that writing is not a dying art.

Sil

oh god i hope not. u no its herd to rite gud. ;)

Nxtdoor

Sil. I laughed out loud. I am an ESL kid but I’m happy to say I keep up with the best of them!

Nicole

I love when I find things like that. Seems to happen a lot with phrases that people hear but have never seen written down and especially when they don’t understand what the words themselves mean.

Sil

Glad you laughed! I mean no disrespect to folks who do suffer from learning disabilities as I can’t even imagine having to cope with that sort of thing in life. My friend suffers no such thing though, so i’m allowed to make fun of her just a little. Reminds me of those times when someone sings a song out loud and you’re like uh, those aren’t the words…. haha

Sil

Nicole – so true! but the word obstacles totally floored me. it seems like one of those words i use every other day haha

Mercuryhime

Haha! Every form of variation language is a legitimate form of expression. The key is to get others to understand you and your intent. Maybe your was trying to express herself creatively. :)

Terri HarpLady

Speaking of Rum, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is right around the corner!!!!! We need to recruit a bunch of people to be pirates for the day, reviewing teas in character! And come up with an appropriate collection of teas…like anything with “Rum” in the name, Black Dragon Pearl, Hmmmm….what else?

Sil

fine, fine…i konseede! see what i did there :P

Sil

Terri – that day also happens to be my 4 year anniversary with smelly over here ;) he picked the day haha i told him when we get married…we are NOT doing it on the same day!

Terri HarpLady

I know, you told me! LOL!

Nicole

that would be an AWESOME wedding. :)

Sil

nonononononononononononono…

unless you’re going to bake for it nicole!

Sil

..and terri can sing and play pirate themed harp music!

Terri HarpLady

If you get married on Int. Talk Like a Pirate Day, I will come to your wedding. We’ll have to find someone locally that has a Harp to rent to me, & you’d better plan it a year in advance, cuz Sept is one of those months that books up early. But I’ll do it! I’ll dress up like a pirate wench, & play music from all the Pirates of the Caribean movies, & sing “yo ho yo ho, a Pirates life for me!”. I think you should do it, & totally carry out the pirate theme to the max!

OMGsrsly

Arrrr, me mateys. Does rum in my maple “Hong Kong” style iced tea count?

Sil

Lol I love you guys!

Terri HarpLady

OMGsrsly, hell yeah!
This really is the best community ever! :)

Nicole

Don’t know how I missed this continuing discussion. :) I would soooo come to Canada to bake for a pirate wedding! A treasure chest wedding cake with golden coin cookies or mints, tea based grog… oh, yes, I can see it. :)

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drank So Long by THE O DOR
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travelling tea box A!

oh god. this smells…uh gross. I’m fairly certain it’s the bergamot that’s inflicting this pain on my nose..or rather the blend of bergamot and passion fruit, which smells distinct on it’s own and is now coupled with bergamot. blech.

As for the taste? It’s really not too bad. The base blends quite nicely with the rest of the flavouring, leaving a cup that is actually pretty decent…except i can’t get past that smell. To which my other half has declared – “it smells like bad weed” not that i’d know what that smells like lol but his roomate at one point was too cheap to smoke good stuff…which apparently doesn’t smell as bad haha.

Terri HarpLady

I’m so glad the box FINALLY arrived!

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70
drank Pi Lo Chun by Tea Desire
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travelling tea box A!

Not a tea i would normally purchase for myself but i figured i should use the tea box as an opportunity to try and few “not normal” teas for me since that’s the whole fun of a travelling tea box! This is a pretty average tea for me. It’s nothing i need to keep in the cupboard, but i wouldn’t be opposed to drinking more of this. it’s not as light or refreshing as other greens i’ve had, but that’s maybe a bit of why i like it.

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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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