4644 Tasting Notes

drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
4644 tasting notes

working from home today which hopefully will allow me to try some of the last few unlogged teas in my cupboard. Why am i doing this? so that i can send the other half of my samples off to terri! Not to mention getting a few steps closer to 150. Drinking this one puts me at 198. What am i drinking? Another tea from the verdant reserve samples from rewards – this one is a haixin tang 2007 stone-pressed sheng. Since i have no clue what i’m doing with this – lack of directions is my only annoyance with verdant’s teas, i’m trying to do a few steeps of this at random intervals. heh. I’m sure terri will do a much better job of this for me. This smells earth and delicious, though that may just be a factor of the tea mixing with the rain that we have happening here in toronto :)

this has got an earthy, slightly smoky? taste to it. It will be interesting to see how the steepings change this morning in between some other teas i want to try heh.

Subsequent resteeps of this = pretty decent puerh and not so bad for what i think? is my first sheng? maybe? lol what can i say? i’m at the start of my puerh journey :)

Terri HarpLady

Yay!! Of course, those samples will drive my total up, but what the heck, I love tea! hahaha

Sil

Yeah I need to finish your box this morning so I can take it to the post office this afternoon. It means I have to finally open the packages of the blacks “we” bought. I’d kept them all sealed for maximum freshness lol

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Backlog from yesterday….didn’t really get around to drinking too much tea. I was late for work and then when I got home, friends were over which, for these friends, means burgers and beer as they like to put it. So instead of tea there were delicious toasted caramel whiskey shakes and other such concoctions :)

I had this as a cold brew to end the night and it was deliciously yummy and refreshing. Thanks again kitty!

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drank SBT: Razzleberry by 52teas
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more of this tonight…because it’s hot. and annoying. and my fan is broken and i have to work in 30 mins. again. bah. bah! BAH!!

Fjellrev

I heard summers in TO are BRUTAL. Like blackout-heatstroke-and-eve-death-brutal. Try to keep cool!

OMGsrsly

No! Broken fans are the worst. :(

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drank Flecks of Gold by sTEAp Shoppe
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i tried this one this morning as well but i remember nothing about it besides the fact that i drank it, there was nothing wrong with it and it was gone early in the morning. that leads me to believe that this might be a decent one from steap shoppe. lol i’ll try and write a better note the next time i have this.

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anyone want my job? it pays well..and the people i work with are great…

I’ve been home for about 20 mins…which coincidentally is 12 hours after i arrived at work this morning. And i have a call at 9pm with china to discuss some things for a project, and then tomorrow i’ve got to back up someone else on the team with their project in the evening. I’m thinking…working from home on friday!

I pulled this one out this morning to have since it’s been a little while and it’s still as good as ever. As far as strawberry black teas go, though is one of my favourites.

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drank The Witching Hour by 52teas
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last cup of tea for the evening…I’m still not entirely sure if i like this one or not. there’s something in the mint that i’m not too sure about. chocolate though? not really.

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drank Xihu Long Jing by Maison des 3 Thes
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I could have sworn i’ve logged this before but apparently not. Had a small cup of this one tonight to clear my taste buds out while doing some dishes tonight. I like this one a fair bit, though greens aren’t preferred tea but if nothing else i’ve got a fun box once i’ve finished it! lol

CHAroma

That is a cool box!

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drank Earl Grey Creme by Della Terra Teas
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sipdown! (199) received this as a free sample from della terra…i think? either way i much prefer the earl grey creme from upton, though i really wish someone could explain to my why earl grey creme = lemon chiffon like black tea to me :) it’s alright but if i had to drink an earl grey creme it’d be upton’s. Not rating this one since i’m not a fan of earl greys…but it’s a decent cup.

Lala

I know you are slowly moving over to the Grey side!

Sil

no lala! no no no no no :)

Lala

Keep telling yourself that! :P

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, Sil, it sounds like you’re starting to cave a little.
I enjoy an occasional earl…if they aren’t too acidic.

Fjellrev

I agree, there are better ones out there.

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drank Sunrise Sensation by sTEAp Shoppe
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sipdown! (200) yay for being back down to 200! i’m trying to finish up a few more teas that i want to send off to my tea sister this weekend so there will likely be a few more of these here and there :) I still can’t figure out this tea…it tastes like cinnamon swirl but then it tastes like something completely different. I don’t dislike this one..but i’m not sure where it fits…

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drank The Churchill by The London Tea Room
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sipdown! (201) i had a cup of this yesterday and another earlier this afternoon… tooo much bergamot for me. but i do like the smokiness with this one. :) Thanks terri!

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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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