4862 Tasting Notes

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drank Balade a Shanghai by Nina's Paris
4862 tasting notes

Another Sample from the wonderful Nina’s Tea! Seriously folks, take them up on their generous offer and try a few of their samples! because i have a number of teas on their way and because of Bonnie’s tasting not today, i was inspired to try this one out. I don’t usually drink mint teas unless they’re chocolate mint teas but i can say that this tea here is a good one! The mint in this isn’t overly intense but it’s still obviously a mint tea. I really find this to be a smooth, refreshing tea! Thank you Laurent!

Preparation
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Stephanie

I love how well balanced all their blends are :) nothing overpowering

ashmanra

Grand Amour is still my favorite, but I have six of their teas right now and they are all very nice.

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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thank you Cavocorax for sending a wee bit more of this my way! I still quite enjoy this one though it’s one that i’m now tempted to try as a latte and see if that is a delicious delicious tasty treat!

Cavocorax

I’m happy you enjoyed it! I really like a lot of those flavoured H&S teas, even though they probably aren’t the highest quality.

I have SO MANY tins. :P

Sil

yep! Tins are fun!

Amariel

I think I liked this one when I had a sample.

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86
drank Keemun by Mandala Tea
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YAY for catching up to today’s teas finally. I’m also super happy that i can add new teas again to the database since i had a couple of those to do before i could finish all of that up as well. I am still enjoying this one quite a bit, though part of me was a little sad that it wasn’t a sipdown. I need more of those…like a lot more. I added a wee bit of maple syrup to this even though it’s not really a smokey keemun heh. Mostly because i’m still celebrating being back with my tea! :)

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drank BEAU-TEA-FUL SKINCARE by Silk Road
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…aaaand yet another backlog! last one i swear…well from vacation haha. I don’t remember much about this one except that i didn’t hate it. The lavender was the one thing i wasn’t overly fond of, but on the whole i liked this way more than i thought i would given the ingredients. Not anything i need to stock BUT it is another tea to cross off the list.

Cavocorax

Sounds like a magic tea. Did it make your skin all smooth and glowy? :P Or whatever it was supposed to do?

Sil

no clue. This is part of their “wellness” line…the spa side gave it to me to try…then i went to the actual tea side and they gave me chocolate panda…much better LOL

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drank Chocolate Panda by Silk Road
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backlog from last week. I had this when i popped in to silkroad and it’s the reason i totally want to go pick up one of those silly zokurkwekrhwekrj things. not the popsicle one but the slushie one! This tea + milk in the slushie maker thingy was soooo good. i wish i’d been able to try this straight as well but overall i think what i like about this one is the addition of the vanilla. It also makes me want to try out stacy’s peppermint patty in the slushie with milk :) I’d be hard pressed to say which i like better ONLY because i didn’t get to try this one straight. I’m pretty sure stacy’s would win though….pretty sure :)

ashmanra

Ooo, I have made tea slushies in my Zoku but not tea lattes. Tomorrow! :D

Fuzzy_Peachkin

What a fun idea!

Sil

Yeah I thought so…so I figured I’d share :)

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Backlog from last week. So maybe it’s the addition of carmel and vanilla to this tea but i totally splurged on a latte in the afternoon at one of our stops at murchies. Um hello? yes thank you. This was delicious! I actually ended up picking some more up just to bring home and try straight. I suspect it won’t be as delicious as the latte but now i’m slightly more inclined to try a tea latte on my own outside of the matcha latte’s i’ve tried. I’m fairly certain that murchies is more of a “add milk and sugar to this tea” sort of company based on all the teas i’ve tried now but there may still be room in my cupboard for a few of their teas. :)

Cavocorax

That’s a great way to think of them. That’s probably why I had so much trouble drinking their teas – I don’t normally add anything. I do enjoy their Russian Caravan straight though!

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69
drank Assam Pure by Murchie's Tea & Coffee
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Backlog from last week. I had a chance to try this when i was at Murchies. Overall this isn’t a bad assam but it’s not really compareable to the other assam teas that i’ve fallen in love with as of late. It might have something to do with the fact that it was in a bag instead of loose but i’m not 100% on that. It still had a darker taste to it but it fell a little flat. I’m beginning to wonder if it’s because Murchies makes their teas to be consumed more with additions. Still though, glad to try it and cross it off my list. :) I’d drink it again but it’s not amaaaaazing!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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First tea back! I figured given all of the teas that are incoming in the next little while, I should finish off some of my last few cups of tea. I chose this one because not only did I only have a cups worth left….but it’s delicious! I can hardly wait for this to be back in stock with Stacy. I’m counting down the days until its here. I love that this is not only a black tea but there I a sweet juiciness to this that is unlike other teas that I’ve had. Soooooo good! (Sip down)

Bonnie

I know, this is sooo good! I have almost an ounce left and I sent an ounce to a man and his wife from China who both have cancer. They go to the Orthodox Church in California where my brother is a Deacon and I knew this and some good Pu’er I have would be a proper gift of love. Tea is wonderful for the sick and this one really communicates love and joy.

Ysaurella

yes I love this one and as you do I am counting down the days !

Sil

What a wonderful gesture Bonnie!

Bonnie

I posted that not to say that I’m a good person (steepster is filled with kind people) but the idea of giving tea as a get well gift is something better than a bunch of flowers! I thought that possibly someone had never considered this option.

Sil

Haha I didn’t take it that way Bonnie. I just think that’s a fantastic idea. You’ve inspired me to send some my aunt Mary’s way when I send her pictures of us from our recent visit out west to see her. She’s 94 and still has a HUGE house she lives in by herself…makes herself iced tea to drink every day from tea :)

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drank Green Mango by Murchie's Tea & Coffee
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Forgive the crappy tasting notes…I’m in the land of not really having wifi while we’re out in BC so I’m trying to capture as much from memory as I can. Tried this earlier today and it wasn’t half bad. I was iced, and was pretty decent in the mango department though not as intensely mango as I wished for it to be. The green tea was rocking out in the background for the most part. Nothing I need to purchase, but wasn’t bad to sample.

Fjellrev

Welome to BC!

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drank Pink Lemonade by Murchie's Tea & Coffee
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Had this today while out for lunch in Victoria. This isn’t a bad little blend and if I didn’t have a mountain of tea at home I would have picked up a bit to bring home. I didn’t have this straight, rather murchies added a bit of fizzy water and simple syrup to the blend. It was a little sweet this way for my tastes but I can imagine this would make a great cold drink for hot summers.

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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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