5357 Tasting Notes

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
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this one tastes funny to me today. I really hope it’s just my tastebuds having a weird day or else this is getting regifted to a friend. Today this is like burnt something er other….blech.

Sakura Sushi

Oh, no! That makes me sad. :( Cookie has always been so awesome for me. Give it another shot on a different day – maybe it will be better. You have now inspired me to go straight to my pantry and break out the Cookie. Must make sure it’s still a winner…

Sil

haha its probably just me :)

Dexter

Interesting – I wrote a tasting note that I thought it tasted burned, but thought I had over steeped it. Either way, I generally like it. :))
http://steepster.com/Dexter/posts/241284#comments

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84
drank Sweet Helen by RiverTea
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Almost at the end of this one and still enjoying it. I really like the fruit teas that Riverteas has, though i’m not much of a fan of their actual teas. However, this one does the trick for me for sure!

Dexter

Agreed – fruity teas are really good – straight teas, not so much.

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little out of it today but i’ve been drinking this over the course of the morning. I’m still undecided about it..but i think it’s falling in to that category of teas that i like, but don’t need to repurchase. :) more to come later i’m sure as i have another package of this to drink later.

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86
drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
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morning cup of tea. I really hope that the other batch of this tea that i picked up is back to the original taste. I am really not a fan of this version – it’d be closer to a 75.

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84

ohhhh Cavocorax your giant bag of teas here is calling your name….no really lol

I pulled this one out tonight to finish it off and leave the last little sample for cavo. I have a vague recollection that she had liked another similar tea before so wanted to save a sil sized cup for her to try. I quite enjoyed this variation on the theme, though i’m not sure how badly i need a caramel rooibos in my cupboard. I think i’d prefer the fruit caramel i have from tea G…or the decaf caramel as well….maybe not.. either way, enjoyed and now it’s done!

Final Count: 81 (though in other news, i did a quick check and i have a mere 52 non puerhs in my cupboard)

boychik

I can’t believe you are in 80’s

Iridium

wow, I have more teas than you do now. O.O this feels so strange… (congrats!)

Sil

haha it IS weird, but it’s fun for me too…though not ordering has been hard. Except, the one order i DID place with stacy has gone missing :(

Iridium

oh no, that must be super disappointing! I’ve only been on hiatus for something like two months and it’s already hard… >.<

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84
drank Milk Caramel by Lupicia
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As a reward for working on my cupboard so well, i figured it was time to open up one of the few teas i have that i haven’t managed to try yet. I’ve actually been trying to spend more time on not just working through my older teas, but getting around to trying all my teas on hand so that i know what i want to keep around or restock. I was intrigued enough by this one to buy it, since i’ve had some positive experiences with hojicha, and well, i love caramel :)

My initial few sips of this one made me feel like it wasn’t what i expected it to be. i was looking for more caramel…more..just more. However, i realised shortly after that, that my cup was empty lol. This isn’t deep rich velvety milk caramel, but it is sweet and delicious. I’m a little curious how this would fare as a latte, since it might add to the creaminess. Overall, i’m quite happy with this and i’m going to have fun playing with the rest of my bag! :)

Cameron B.

I wanted more caramel, too! :P

Sil

if there’s room i’ll send you a sample of the tea G caramel…. i haven’t had a chance to get envelopes for your swap heh

Cameron B.

Well, if you insist! ;)

Sakura Sushi

I’ve had the English Caramel from Lupicia in the past and found it to be pretty caramel-y. Never actually tried the Milk Caramel to compare the two.

Sil

If English is the black base version…then I think I’ve tried it and found it a little lacking too…but then I adore the caramel from tea g. Heh

cookies

By any chance do you have a package with ingredients on it? I e-mailed Lupicia for a list but they haven’t gotten back to me :(

Sil

cookies – i do! however all it says is roasted green tea, almond flavours. contains: almonds

cookies

Thanks a ton, Sil!

Kittenna

If I give you puppy eyes could I snag a sample of this if you have enough? puppy eyes

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87
drank Golden Strand Black Tea by Mandala Tea
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This was my other straight tea today and i am really a fan of this one. There’s something to be said about the way this one tastes western brew (i really need to try it gongfu). I had this first thing and drank it up before mid morning. a re-stock for sure once i’m out! love this sweet smooth tea!

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68
drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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mmm flavoured tea for today! still enjoying this one, though the zhu rong is a little different. I just wish verdant would figure out their tea supply/demand in order to keep straights and these blends more in stock than not.

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68
drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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sooo my preorder of this finally arrived today and now i’m in the difficult position of trying to decide whether i should just order more right now…or hold off and hope that verdant decides they actually have enough stock to reblend things. ugh.

Ost

Can’t wait to get my order! It shipped yesterday apparently.

caile

Mine too apparently.
I am hoping they reblend the black chocolate genmaicha soon. :)
And I think I’ll order more of this one too, as didn’t like running out of it this time.

Sil

I have 6 oz in my house right now…i’m thinking of picking up another 8…

caile

lol! I only ordered 4 and was thinking to get another 4. ;)
hmmm, 4 ounce is only just over 100 grams though right.. that will go fast, maybe I should stock up better this time too!

OMGsrsly

Sil, order more! MOAR TEA.

Sil

OMG…shhhhhhhhhh i might be able to get to 75 by the end of october!

OMGsrsly

More tea, Sil! MOAR TEA!! ;) (You can take that as “drink more” or “buy more”…)

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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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