6489 Tasting Notes

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drank Thé de Noël by Nina's Paris
6489 tasting notes

thanks VariaTEA for sharing this one with me. Turns out, i prefer christmas teas from MF. There’s something about the spices in this one that has me wanting other christmas teas instead. Maybe it’s the way the vanilla is blending with them, or the sprinkles… lol that being said, I will be picking up more of this next winter to try and see if it’s just due to the fact that we’re coming out of the cold weather and my taste buds are looking for more spring/summer like teas. I have the same issue with chais as well heh they’re my fall/winter beverage!

VariaTEA

There is also the fact that this has apples where as most others use orange. That could also be altering the flavor profile.

I get the whole fall/winter beverage thing though.

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81
drank Dolce Vita by RiverTea
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Another one from Cavocorax it’s pretty much her, terri, variatea, shmiracles and missb for the next little while with all my tasting notes. I have a bunch to get through! I really liked this one. I should probably stop drinking tea now…or at least switch to herbals but i just can’t help myself. Finally nailed down vacation for April so it’s just a matter of working, saving money and getting through the next little while.
This won’t be my favourite tea from RiverTea, but i am a fan of the raspberry flavour in this. It makes me want to try a few more of their raspberry teas, without chocolate in it! Not that i mind the chocolate but i am not a an of white chocolate and i’m not sure it adds much. On the whole though, this is a creamy raspberry tasting cup that i enjoy…though i’m not sure if it would be a purchase for me.

Lala

where r u going?

Sil

Decided to go to Vancouver. We were going to drive around the us for a while but this while be nice.

Nicole

Sounds like fun! Our half day in Vancouver was just enough to see stuff that I wanted to see more of. And not nearly enough time to eat everywhere!!!

Courtney

Woot. We should be going at the end of April. :)

Sil

courtney..you’re going to vancouver at the end of april?

Courtney

Yep. When were you planning?

Sil

18-26 of april haha

Courtney

I would be driving out the 26th, since I have exams until mid-afternoon the 25th. So close!

Sil

doh haha we almost made it that week but i need to be back for a release in may.

Courtney

Maybe one day I will visit TO haha. Sometimes I have stopovers there in the way home. :P

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you know. I wanted to really love this tea. I did. But it’s just sort of ok. The pomegranate adds a bit of a fruity feel to this, but the dominant taste is the oriental spice. I was hoping for more of the spice mixing with the cocoa and the caramel but mostly this comes across as a slightly fruit chai sort of spice tea. I don’t hate it..but i wanted more. Thanks for sharing though Cavo! :)

Lala

maybe some internal organ flavour? ha ha

Sami Kelsh

Mmm, internal organs. :|

I have yet to find a context in which I’m okay with oriental spice. It just tastes like a mess of cloves in my mouth that just sort of makes everything else less good. I think this is just me, but yep.

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thanks cavocorax I still haven’t had a chance to listen to the nightvale series, but this tea is delicious!

30 mins later i uh came back to this note i started lol. got distracted vacation planning. At the end of the day? This was tasty, and even so once it cooled off!

Cavocorax

Well I hope when you do listen to it, that you enjoy it. It took me a few episodes to get passed the weirdness and just roll with it. They’re great for commuting if you’re antisocial like me and wear headphones.

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83
drank Pour Maman by Nina's Paris
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I’ve come to the conclusion that i’ve pretty sure i don’t much like “red fruits” Give me a specific strawberry or raspberry and i’m ok. But the “red fruit” that many of the french companies create, just isn’t for me. There’s something about that flavour that reminds me of something trying to be everything and successfully being nothing. That being said, if you like that sort of thing, this would be a great cup of tea. Thanks for sharing this one with me VariaTEA! I’m glad i had the chance to try it first.

ashleyelizabeth

Well said! I feel the same way about fruit teas in general. I like one fruit flavour at a time. There are a few exceptions though I’m sure, but I can’t think of any right now :)

VariaTEA

I am sorry this wasn’t for you but at least you know for sure now :)

Courtney

I completely agree.

Cavocorax

I like that description…. Yes, give me actual fruit instead of murky fruitish concoctions!

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mmmmm i do like TTC’s teas. This is not one of my favourites, but it is a pleasant, taiwanese cup of tea. Likely won’t reorder this variation from TTC but only because there are others that i love from them, so why settle for a mostly yummy tea when i can have amazing yummy tea? :)

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drank Cashew Turtle by 52teas
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mmmm wanted something i new i would enjoy so i brewed a cup of this one. I really should try this with a little sweetner one of these days before my bag is gone. Especially since this is one of the few 52 teas i’ve enjoyed recently.

Terri HarpLady

want…. :)

Fjellrev

Now now, don’t make me regret me decision. ;)

Sil

haha i can send you a sample terri.
swedish chef – this one came to me via trade. I still refuse to purchase things

Fjellrev

Ah, sneaky. Sneaky Sil.

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drank Cherry Kiss by RiverTea
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nope. not even sort of. thanks cavocorax, but i’m pretty sure i dislike the “chocolate” that RiverTea uses. thankfully that crosses off a bunch of teas of theirs for me that i now don’t need to try. this is just.. not a happy place for me. it’s not even artificially cherry..it’s just. wrong. i’d rather drink perfect carlos, and that was a pretty averagely adagio blend.

VariaTEA

Oh no. This sounds like a horrible experience.

Sil

not horrible but just, no thanks… the sink will love you more

VariaTEA

Oh the sink, always there to drink up everything you don’t like :)

Cavocorax

Apparently I forgot to review and rate this, but that doesn’t bode well for it.

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thank you cavo! This is not a tea for me. Sadly, this is one where the black adagio base is coming through strongly and the only other flavour i get in this one is almond. I know there were chocolate chips in here and such but really..it’s just a cup of "meh"lightly flavoured almond water with that adagio base.

(but now i’m SO caught up to variaTEA hahahaha!)

VariaTEA

MUST SIPDOWN MORE TEAS!! Are you going for the 190? Is that the goal here?

Sil

lol yeah… i don’t know if i’ll make it, but i’m going for 190 today…from 208? lol but i’ve been up forever today…. and thankfully i’ve got lots of small samples.

VariaTEA

Good luck! I doubt I will hit that however in theory I will be sending teas away soon so my cupboard will shrink (YAY!)

Sil

haha yeah, i packed up the BBB box today so i could get one sipdown that way hahaha

Terri HarpLady

Hopefully TastyBrew will hang on to it for a little while, :)

Sil

haha i likely won’t get it out until next weekend…i’m stupidly busy this week and super tired today so i don’t wanna leave the house

Terri HarpLady

That’s ok with me. I held on to it for weeks…mostly cuz I was too busy & disorganized to send it back out.

Sil

yep…it’s kinda nice that way.. no pressure

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68
drank Tropical Dream by RiverTea
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I had another cup of this to reinforce that i’m not crazy about it. Thankfully that makes a sipdown since the rest of off to Cavocorax, as i forgot to include a sample of this in our last exchange mwahahahaha

TheTeaFairy

I have to admit I was somewhat disappointed with Rivertea. I guess my hopes were too high, I was so excited when they arrived. But out of the massive bunch I got, there are still a few that could be worth reordering. Too bas cause I love their presentation and all the info they provide for each tea.

Sil

I like the fruit teas they have a lot… but chocolate flavouring doesn’t sit with me.. one of the straight teas i wasn’t fond of… I have more to go through but there are some wins. It’s just figuring out which ones are the wins. For me, they seem to do well with the no caffeine ones, so i’ll likely stock up on those for summer “juice” :)

TheTeaFairy

I’m not always a fan of herbals, but I really liked their banana something (but of course it was only a sample!!!)

Terri HarpLady

I haven’t tried any of their teas. I think I stopped by the website, but nothing really called out, “buy me”, so I didn’t.

Sil

when i place another order i’ll send a few your way terri :)

Cavocorax

Sil – Mmmmm… summer juice!
And awesome – more teas. Thanks. IF I ever get to go on hiatus between shows, I’ll make sure to come visit you with TK.

And Terri, I should have sent bigger samples to Sil so she could share them with you*! If you’d like I can send you samples of Assam Beast of the East
Granny’s Cake, Cherry Dream, Boatsman and/or Mulberry White.

Terri HarpLady

Sure Cavo! That would be awesome!

Cavocorax

Great! I’ll add it to my spreadsheet and try to get them out to you next weekend. :D (Of course if you see anything else you’d like to try let me know – if I don’t have enough, I’ll just tell you!)

Terri HarpLady

Just for the record, I’m glad Sil shares the stuff I send, & I usually send a little extra, cuz I know she will. That also saves me postage :)

Cavocorax

:) I really appreciate it too! It’s been awhile since I had anything for Sil so I hadn’t thought to add more, but I’ll keep that in mind for future swaps I do with her. :D All that tea swapping around is just great.

Sil

Cavo – You can also always drop them off with me… I regularly send parcels to terri, so i’m happy to just add them to the ones i’m sending to save on shipping. I have 2 here to go out her way at the moment

Cavocorax

Awesome! I’ll keep that in mind!

Terri HarpLady

2 parcels or 2 tea samples? lol

Sil

Uh 2 boxes? ;) ones the BBB box so it has to go through TB but the other is all you baby!

Terri HarpLady

I’ll be back up to 400 teas in no time ;)

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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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