5370 Tasting Notes

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drank White Monkey by Little Red Cup Tea Co.
5370 tasting notes

sipdown! This was a sample from Little Red Cup Tea Company. The sample they sent was more than generous, which is why i’m passing along the other half of my sample to Terri, to help spread the word about their teas. This is a delicious tea! it’s nothing like a green tea…instead it comes across as more of a white tea, but with a bit more flavour than i’m used to in whites. it’s sweet, not overly floral, though there is a bit of that. i quite like this one, and hope my tea sister does as well. Looking forward to trying the keemun from the same company too!

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drank Fig Formosa Oolong by Angelina's Teas
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sipdown! (246) I wasn’t expecting much from this after seeing terri’s review. She passed on a little of this one for me to try. Fig teas always interest me, mostly because i know gracebtlb is on the look out for a great fig tea. This is not it grace! not unless you think figs = grape. because all i get from this one is grape…and that artificial grape flavour, not juicy green or purple grapes. not a bad tea, but not the tea it claims to be. :)

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sipdown! I’m not a fan of this one. there’s something in the flavours that i just don’t like. it’s peachy and yet there’s something else here. ick.

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Terri sent this one my way and i am so delighted with it, that rather than saving the other cups of this one, i’m going to send the rest off to omgsrsly so that she can try it, and hopefully share it with shaynebear too. i’m not sure how to describe this one..it’s a bright? tea…not astringency and it’s sort of fruity but yet not? heh thanks terri!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

Ooo, exciting! I’ll make a note to share it with Shayne. :)

Sil

there are a few darjeelings in the box, so feel free to drink them, share them etc… at this point i’m sort of just tossing random things in there for fun lol

OMGsrsly

I’ll sniff them all and try some, but I’ll probably share most! They definitely do better as a green tea for me, but I am not patient enough for that. To drink them regularly I really need a variable temperature kettle.

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sample sipdown! I’m glad i had the chance to try this one. It’s coming across to me, much like a refreshing cup of spring water, though with hints of the darkness. there’s a bit of floral here, but it’s not that cloying floral that i hate. Shaynebear – this might be one for you

there’s barely any astringency to this one, likely because i kept the temperature low. overall a decent cup!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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78

sipdown! woot woot! This has a bit of a fruity taste to it. It’s not a dark bold brew but it is pretty decent. it’s a nice one to be drinking with my apple cinnamon bread thingy lol

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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76
drank Old Silver Tea Pot by Fortnum & Mason
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sipdown! thnks terri and nofars. While this is a decent enough cup of tea for me, there’s a bit of astringency here that i’m not a huge fan of. it’s not unenjoyable but it means that this is not a tea that i need to keep in my cupboard :)

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drank Golden Monkey by Hediard
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sipdown! (252…going to be a long day..) This was a tea from NofarS, via my tea sister terri!I really love this one. There’s a sense of malty chocolate coming off this one that is really tasty, especially in contrast to the qimen. Really glad i had the chance to try this one!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Thank you dinosara! This tea surprised me. I didn’t expect it to taste as it does, since most of the keemuns that i have tried have also been sort of lightly smokey with a darker note to them. This one is almost fruity, sweet and then it smacks you in the face with it’s smokiness, which isn’t overwhelming in my opinion but it IS obviously smokey. I drank half of this straight (western brewed) and then did as i usually do with keemuns and added a small bit of maple syrup. oh man…now THAT is the sweet spot. i love the way the two flavours blend together in this one. Looking forward to a few more steeps of this one. As others have mentioned, not sure it’s worthy of the reserve club BUT it is tasty :) and i’m super awesomely glad dinosara sent it to me because i am loving it!

Kittenna – this is probably not one for you.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Dinosara

Glad to be able to send this one to you to try! I will probably sipdown the rest of this today.

Kittenna

Thanks Sil! Gotta find something else to top up my order with… seriously need 5 cents more!

Sil

sample something?

Kittenna

Yeah, except there isn’t anything I won’t have tried! May wait until something new is released…. dangerous.

Sil

hahahaha i’m trying to hold off until november…. dear god i don’t need more tea

Dinosara

I hear you… I want to order more of one of the reserve teas, but I want to try to wait until November. There are 34 oz if it left and I am monitoring it just in case!

Dinosara

I actually really loved the 2013 Yabao (surprised me!). Thinking I will splurge on a stock of it since it will age like a puerh.

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drank Cinnamon Swirl Bread by sTEAp Shoppe
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this was my other tea today and i’m happy for it. While i still love this one, i love it a little less than when i first picked it up, and i am starting to prefer the flavours in brioche. However, this is still a tasty delicious tea that i’m happy i have in my cupboard! :)

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