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drank Black Buckwheat Tea by Tiger Line
4026 tasting notes

I figured that i’d better have this myself before the entire world got to try it. The funniest thing about this tea is that it was a last minute purchase from the grocery store because i thought it would be something different to try. I wasn’t really hoping for good, just a novel-tea drink that people could try in swaps and that i could bring back for the girls.

Turns out? this isn’t half bad. My other half was in agreement that it kinda smells like a pretzel…or really dense bread that you can get. When he tasted it, he likened it to ovaltine. Now, i haven’t had ovaltine in AGES…so i’ve got zero recollection on that one but his taste buds are also pretty strange. It has almost a sweetness to it that’s pretty decent. I have NO idea if there’s caffeine in this or not – i’m guessing possibly not? Either way, this is pretty decent. I think i prefer this one to Orzo – honey from lupicia (which i tried to compare against this one). it’s much lighter in taste..or something not sure. WEIRD! but good lol

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
Indigobloom

ovaltine!! next time I go for bubbletea (where they have it) I’m so getting me a cup. I think I had it once but I can’t recall the taste!

Kittenna

Buckwheat wouldn’t have caffeine in it :)

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79
drank Chilli Chai by Teapigs
4026 tasting notes

SIPDOWN!

Gotta keep on keepin’ on. Della order arrived, but may not get put into my cupboard if only because it’s a shared order so I may hold off on opening them up so they stay fresher longer until we are able to make plans to get together.

I am really liking this tea as a tasty alternative to loose leaf at work.

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73
drank Caramel by Kusmi Tea
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Dropping the rating on this a little. I think there are other caramel teas that i prefer more. Not that this one is bad, but i’m discovering that there’s something about the base tea with kumi that i seem to not enjoy as much as others.

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82
drank Black Tea Merlot by Vintage TeaWorks
4026 tasting notes

SIPDOWN! Thanks to the Amoda tea box I was finally able to try one of the vintage teaworks teas and i’ve been hording it ever since. SINCE i need to reduce my expanding cupboard, i figured tonight would be a good night to have the last of this. It’s a rainy miserable evening outside, but the house is filled with delicious, delicious sausage smells and i can sit here, sipping my “wine,” in my comfy clothes while outside the world is grey and dark and cold.

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72
drank Caramel Sweetheart by Yumchaa
4026 tasting notes

SIPDOWN!

So i tried this again and overleafed it a little to see if that helped with the flavour. I’m happy to say that it did, so this seems to be a tea where a little more leaf is a good thing. What i like about this one is that it’s a more natural tasting caramel than say your della terra teas, however it is a much weaker taste in my opinion as well. That being said, i’m ever so glad to have tried it. Thank you so much Scheherazade for the swap!

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84
drank Rouge d'Automne by Mariage Frères
4026 tasting notes

SIPDOWN!

And i have to say, i added a bit of extra leaf to this one today and man there are the chestnuts! totally nutty delicious in my travel mug today while i got busy at work. I am really digging this one :) Thank you so much ysaurella for sharing!

Ysaurella

you’re more than welcome Sil :) Rouge d’Automne is going to become one of your staples ?

Sil

it may very well. Mes parents vont a Paris dans une semaine alors il y en a quelques un que je viens de leur demander d’acheter pour moi si’ils ont le temps. :) Je crois que j’ai mis wedding imperial et charlotte au chocolat sur ma liste aussis. :)

Terri HarpLady

I really liked this one too!

Ysaurella

hum tell your parents to take raincoats :) you’ll see these teas are not so much expensive in France (rouge d’automne is one of the most, 10 €/100g)

Sil

thank you for letting me know Ysaurella :)

Ysaurella

I found a tea shop bd Montparnasse where they can buy MF teas by 50g :http://dismoiou.fr/p/fra/paris/7AO5W1/the-et-chocolat
be careful they ONLY accept to sale 50g during the week, not the week end.They are a little bit more expensive than MF shops but you can taste more

Ysaurella

they should have at least 120 MF teas in their shop

Sil

I wish I was going!

I’m sending my parents to MF, DF and theodor :)

Ysaurella

Excellent choices :)

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82
drank Black Cherry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
4026 tasting notes

More of this in smoothie form today! Also had a mini sipdown of my friends french vanilla matcha though i still have an unopened bag in my cupboard. Sooo much matcha to go through.

Starfevre

I feel you. My collection of matcha is getting…excessive.

Sil

heh i’m not allowed to open the new ones until i get through the ones my pregnant friend dropped off. On that note do you like CHAI or Raspberry Truffle????

Starfevre

I haven’t tried either, but I imagine that I will like raspberry truffle but probably wouldn’t like chai.

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92
drank Anxi Fo Shou Black Tea by Verdant Tea
4026 tasting notes

Holy moley i’m behind with tea notes today. This is a sipdown! Which i so need given all the new teas that arrived today. I feel like at this point i really should just order more of this. However, I think i’ll try and wait until i get my sample of the new batch of laoshan black from mecuryhime to see if i can pick up more of that safely too. I need to try this one brewed gonfu style, but so far from a western brew perspective i still really like this one.

TastyBrew

I’ve only made it gongfu style. Loved the first few steeps but then the roastiness faded. Does it stay nice and roasty when you brewed western style? I only had the 1 serving so I can’t experiment till I order more.

Sil

don’t remember what resteeps bring. I’ll try to remember to make note tonight when i get home and have more of this

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82
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
4026 tasting notes

Had a tasty cup of this tonight to compare it against the champion (by a slight margin) in my lemon chiffon trial lol. I think i like the zing that the lime brings just a weeee bit more than the lemon square taste of the lemon chiffon.

Sipdown count at the end of today? 216 (behind in my target by 8 teas) but still potentially on track to at least get under 200 by Friday, which i think? is when Dinosara is back!

Indigobloom

totally giving you and the girls the rest of mine!! if you want it.

Dinosara

I fly back Saturday, so you have an extra day!

Sil

Woot! Oh man. Saturday night? Lol or Saturday morning lol

Kittenna

Compare against the champion? I’m so confused… which tea is your favourite?? Did you ever try the Lemon-Lime Cream Tart? Will I find this out if I scroll back far enough without falling asleep? Only time will tell…

Dinosara

Saturday night. :)

Sil

Kittenna – in order: lemon sherbet from yumchaa; lime chiffon; lemon chiffon….though the difference between them isn’t much

Sil

Dinosara….oh man, with a Saturday….game BACK ON! Lol

Kittenna

So basically you’re saying that I should put Lemon Sherbet on my shopping list. Gotcha :D

Sil

it’s one from the UK (yumchaa)

Kittenna

Yeah, I know :P One day, one day.

Sil

oopst order above is wrong haha i see where the confusion was

Kittenna

Dude you are so confusing!

Sil

oh and you’re NEVER confusing!

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79
drank Lemon Sherbet by Yumchaa
4026 tasting notes

sipdown!

Decided to try this one and compare it to the lime chiffon. Overall, i think this one is better than lemon chiffon from della terra, but on the whole, the lime chiffon is just a little better in my opinion.

Kittenna

PS your rating of this one is lower than Lime Chiffon. Just sayin’.

Sil

it should be. lime chiffon>lemon sherbet>lemon chiffon :)

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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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