6404 Tasting Notes

90
drank Two Friends by Custom (Butiki)
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mmmmm i have having an excellent morning. Delicious teas, quiet work day and time to just relax. :) Also love being able to watch TV while i’m working heh – not something i do often but today i don’t need to concentrate as hard as I usually do. :) I’ll have to restock this one eventually when i get around to placing another Butiki order. :)

keychange

Can anyone order this from stacy? Or only you? LOL

Sil

haha pretty sure anyone can, but she’d have to make a special batch so there’s a minimum quantity involved. I can’t remember if i included some of this in your box…i might have…

Courtney

I thought this one was special and I just decided I would never have it haha. That’s cool she could make up a batch if enough of us want some.

Sil

Haha no. Kitenna ordered some with me as well last time. I hated three friends and I was sooooooo disappointed. Stacy (because she’s awesome) helped me figure out how to love her version of chocolate orange

keychange

We should band together and put in a request then! I also thought this was special and I’d never get to try some either LOL.

Courtney

I am in!

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81
drank Royal Golden Safari by Butiki Teas
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snowy morning today…spent a bit of time before i got going drinking this tea while staring outside at the snow. Gotta love the freshness that a new snowfall brings to the day. I like this tea, though it’s not my favourite black from Stacy. It’s still a nice cup to have on occasional run through my cupboard :)

keychange

I still can’t get over the fact that you like this weather. At least someone’s happy LOL!

Courtney

Me either. Shudder.

Cheri

I love snow. I hate the cold.

Sil

snow typically = warmer temps i just prefer it to the dirty, salty, gross, half melted mess that spring brings.

Cheri

Very true. Snow looks pretty. Much better than nasty brown grass all winter. It’s the only bonus to the amount of snow we’ve had this year.

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87
drank Golden Monkey Black Tea by Teavivre
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Mmmm i haven’t had this one in a while. I still really love the taste of this one. Slightly sweet, with a bit of malt. Perfect start to my morning earlier :)

Cheri

Sounds nice. I already placed my Teavivre order but maybe I can slip it in the next one…

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74

mmmmmmm wheee! tasty cup while looking at vacation spots for april

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80

not crazy about this cup tonight, but it’ll do :)

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88
drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
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Another one in my list of “old” teas to drink up…this time from august. wheee! Still enjoying this one, though who knows if it actually tastes like eggnog :)

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86
drank Watermelon Xylophone by Butiki Teas
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having a couple of my “green” teas before i switch to some of the caffeine free options i have tonight. Not because caffeine bothers me but because i feel compelled to also drink those up. I just finished looking at my cupboard list/spreadsheet and it turns out that i’ve tried 1600 teas! (well that i’ve logged anyway). I like even numbers… I’m also having a great night because the snow has been falling all afternoon and it’s fluffy and beautiful outside tonight! And i might just work from home tomorrow…so that’s always a good tea time! I’m seriously itching to place an order but i am TRYING to hold back. It’s hard….i want more cacao…and some verdant staples…and mandala…and damn fine tea and new companies… sigh resistance IS futile…but maybe i can manage to hold out for one more week to get me into late march! Especially since not having samples (though some are inbound in swaps) has me able to focus on my older teas! Only 14 teas left before i’m within 6 months of my oldest tea…i won’t make it for the end of March i don’t think…but it’s always a possibility :)
2-May
2-June
6-July
2-August
2-September

Oh the games i play with myself to encourage me to do this, that or another thing and have fun doing it!

Sami Kelsh

I’m so confused by all the math involved here, but HOLY CRUD 1600 teas. I’m just going to sit here in quiet awe.

admires

keychange

It is fun, though! I’ve never actually counted how many teas I have including samples, and I shudder to think of the number! and omg at 1600…that’s insane!!

keychange

Oh and LOL at a rating of 85 but “not recommended” hehe.

Sil

Sami – no math on that, steepster tells me when i look at my tea ratings haha

Sil

keychange – i started a spreadhseet most just so i could keep track of my older teas. And when my teas come in, i toss the month on the bag so i can see it when it’s in my cupboard too

Sil

(steepster being weird..it also set this to 100 and not recommended…)

Sami Kelsh

I have 76 teas, unless I’m forgetting some, which I probably am. And I nearly ordered another five today. Whoops.

Oh yeah, I was slightly confused by the rating/recommendation combo, too ;)

And to be fair, I keep a spreadsheet for all my blends, to keep track of flavour profiles and tasting notes and caffeine levels and tea types and all that good stuff. And it really is fun.

Fjellrev

That’s impressive! I have teas that are over 1.5 years old.

keychange

You spreadsheeters are so organized!

Sil

swedish chef…well when you drink crazy amounts of tea, as everyone seems to think i do…it’s easy to keep rotating through things :)

Fjellrev

Oh yeah, totally! I think if I’d be more into swapping, hence breaking up and divvying out the stuff I buy faster, that would aid in rotation too. Instead, I have a tin of H&S SoHo just sitting there sloooowly disappearing since the fall before haha.

keychange

swapping can be stupidly addictive! so much fun.

Sil

i love swapping… giggling

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68
drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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Another tea from this morning. It’s hard to believe that i picked up 4oz of this one in december and that i’m likely down to only about an oz left. That’s kind of ok with me though, since i’m due for another verdant order soon-ish to replace my LB that i am also almost out of. However, i will hold off as much as possible since i’m kinda of having fun trying to get my cupboard down small. :)

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84
drank French Breakfast by Mariage Frères
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Keychange made me think of this one the other day so i opted to have a cup of this today. Still quite lovely and though i DO prefer american breakfast, there is for sure a place in my cupboard for both. :) I’ll be sad when this one is gone..and that should be soon unless i horde it…which i might haha

keychange

Oooh yeah…war between French and English breakfast!

Sil

there’s no canadian breakfast, so i’ll have to vote on the side of american breakfast ;)

keychange

They should rename the French one freedom breakfast!

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90
drank Wedding Impérial by Mariage Frères
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other morning tea. No sipdowns today…so much tired, frustration…. loved this one…will be sad when it’s almost done (maybe 3 more cups left!)

Final Count: Still 138.

Cavocorax

Man you are kicking butt! I’m at (down to?) 179, and my box from Shmiracles is now in Montreal…

Cavocorax

Tired frustration = :( Hope you get a break.

Sil

Just a long day…..I had a mostly good one then got tired after work…but I watched a bunch of wow parody videos and that made me laugh lol

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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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