5803 Tasting Notes

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drank Pumpkin Ginger Spice by Traveling Tea
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love. this. tea. seriously. Talk about tasting like actual pumpkin – which of course has something to do with the GIANT chunks of pumpkin in this. So happy terri shared this with me. I thought tonight’s cup would finish off what she sent me but i’ve got enough for another sil sized cup another night. Perfect, since i can resteep this tonight for a couple of cups of goodness.

Back to work tomorrow AND a friend of ours is coming to crash at our place since he still doesn’t have power. While i am totally cool with that, it also means i may need to go in to work tomorrow instead of working from home. but we’ll see.

and tomorrow i get to liberate my mail from jail! WOOHOO!

Fjellrev

I’m glad you still have power!

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drank Spicy Pear by Joy's Teaspoon
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sipdown! (159) brewed up a nice giant cup of this and it’s delicious! Thanks again Tastybrew for sharing this with us. While this isn’t quite the pear tea that iv’e been looking for this really does taste, as TB mentions, a pear and a cinnamon jelly belly in my mouth. lol pretty darn delicious!

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mmm thanks for sending this one my way terri! I like this even with the coconut in it as it comes across as mostly almond cookie :)

Terri HarpLady

yeah, I didn’t really taste much coconut in it.

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drank Pumpkin Spice by The Republic of Tea
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bleh. I like the rooibos version better but i’m glad to have tried this. There’s something about the base that doesn’t sit well with me.

Sipdown and a thank you terri for letting me try this version!

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drank The Jane Austen Mafia by Adagio Teas
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Thanks again for this one cavocorax! Sipdown (162)! While i’m not focusing on sipdowns today – just enjoying drinking what i want, i have managed tod ecupboard a few things today and most importantly, my oldest teas (ignoring puerh) is from March of last year! And there are only 5 in my cupboard from March – 1 from april so i might even be able to start January with my oldest teas being from may! maybe hehe…

i an enjoying this one today.

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it’s like i can’t figure out how to make this tea anymore. Gone is the deliciousness that i loved, replaced with something that’s bitter and not delicious whatsoever. I’ve got no ideas beyond my tastebuds are on strike..but other favourites taste the same so who knows?

Terri HarpLady

If it’s any consolation, mine has sort of gone the same way…not sure what’s up with that.

boychik

I ordered it just after BF. I noticed bitterness too. Even called them up. The lady said I should brew 1 tsp per 12 oz for 5 min. It did work but was kinda weak

Terri HarpLady

I usually brew 1 tsp for 4 min

Sil

well i’m glad i’m not the only one but it makes me less inclined to restock this (i’m almost done) and more inclined to drop my rating.

TastyBrew

Bummer!!!!

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drank Paul & Virginie by Dammann Freres
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Sipdown! A last cup of thisbeforethe rest of this goes out to tea friends :)

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drank La Dame du Lac by Betjeman and Barton
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small cup of this for a sipdown! since the rest is going out in swaps heh

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drank Marco Polo by Mariage Frères
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Sipdown! Had a small cup of this before tucking the rest ofth is away For cavocorax :) while I enjoy this one, it’s not my favourite of the MF teas that I’ve had the pleasure of trying.

Lilysmom

I just found out that MF tea is sold at Fauberg a patisserie shop in central Vancouver….looking forward to trying this brand….

Sil

awesome! MF has a bunch of great teas! If you’re trying to decide what to pick up, feel free to poke me for suggestions if you know what they sell there.

Lilysmom

That would be great – I like flavoured black tea the best – Marco Polo might be a good selection, if they have it….

OMGsrsly

Lilysmom, THANK YOU. I bought another tin of Chandernagor at Holt Renfrew last week, and was worried one more tin wasn’t going to be enough!

Sil

omg – need to get you to send me a sample of that sometime…

OMGsrsly

Oh, I thought you had it! I’ll start a list for you. :)

Lilysmom

This is great, I hadn’t seen the list! I think Chandernagor or Marco Polo might be my first choice? Btw their spice loaf is wonderful…..gingerbread cakey……perfect with tea…..probably only around during the holidays tho……

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third black pearl for the day and it falls somewhere in between the two. Given that Mandala’s may not be back…ever? I’ll have to be content with these ones, not that they are bad by any stretch of the imagination. I just love the flavours that weave through mandala’s black pearls.

These on the other hand are sweet, chocolately with a touch of malt, though not overly so. There’s another note to this that i can’t quite place as well, but i’m sure it will come to me. I could probably steep these a litter longer as well to enhance the flavour a bit. I was just trying to see where things landed when i kept everything the same for all 3 versions i was trying. good times! Not to decide what to buy if anything today haha

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Dinosara

These are my favorite since I don’t care for the smoky notes in the Mandala pearls.

Sil

these are pretty darn tasty!

Fjellrev

i love these so.

tea-sipper

I like your idea of comparing all the pearls with the same steep parameters!

Sil

it was fun. :)

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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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