5357 Tasting Notes

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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
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it MAY have taken me 40 mins to try and figure out which of the teas in my cupboard i made this morning to be my second tea….turns out it was this one lol

I vastly prefer this to chocolate o, which i quite enjoyed at first, but it has since decreased in how much i like it heh this was a great tea for today!

Cavocorax

I think I like this one more as well! Maybe I should try both tomorrow and compare them…

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seriously, sometimes i want to kick steepster. it was giving me grief getting to this tea to post a note. This one is nearly gone, and i’m happy to say i’ve enjoyed this one from cuppa crew. Not sure if they’re still around, as i haven’t seen them on steepster in a while but if they are, they’re a company i’d be willing to re-order from. They have excellent customer service and i’ve enjoyed the teas of their that i’ve tried. this one has grown on me a bit as well as i’ve had it. :)

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drank Tangerine Ginger Tea by Tao Tea Leaf
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sipdown! that means i’m at 228….so getting to 200 by the end of the weekend should be totally doable as long as my other half doesn’t get my as sick as he is…but if i DO get sick..he’s going to the store to buy me this. this is what i want in a ginger tea…just enough citrus flavour to offset the intense ginger… and it’s caffeine free…AND my other half likes it…so he’s drinking this..and i’ll take the resteep… lol YAY! maybe it will help him get better!

Terri HarpLady

Hmmm…that sounds like an interesting tea!

Sil

i don’t think i bought two samples of this one….you’ll know when my box gets there. i think i got you a ginger puerh instead… i think? i dunno..i just randomly added a few extra copies of some of the teas i got smples of for you

OMGsrsly

That sounds really nice. Do you have the ingredients on your package?

Terri HarpLady

That’s because you’re an awesome tea sister! :)

Sil

Omg – sadly this is a Tao pouch so it doesn’t have everything on it…he does put the ingredients on he the bigger bags. Next time I’m there I can ask what the other herbs and flavouring is outside of the few ingredients he has on ether website.

OMGsrsly

Ooh, I’d really appreciate that. I’ve emailed the company, but don’t know how long it will take to get a response.

Sil

i think they’re usually pretty good. i know i sent a note via the e-form and katherine got back to me in a day?

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Sample sipdown…it’s been a long day..and i’m still working so i’m having puerh at almost 11pm. yeah, that’s right. Why? because i’m stlil up for another hour or so…. I added in my order that came in while terri and i were competing, so new final count after i write my tasting note for the other tea i’m finishing off tonight.

But this tea? I love it! I picked it up as a sample in my recent tao leaf tea order so that i could try a few more of their teas and this is delicious! Better than expected. The puerh isn’t hiding behind the flavours and the vanilla is cutting through the mint to soften it a little. So even though this is just a little sample packet (tao’s samples are enough for a normal person cup, but most of his teas lend themselves to decent resteeps…) i am really enjoying this. I can only hope that the boring basic vanilla black that i picked up is as good, since that was in a larger quantity. off to a good start with these…

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drank Antarctic Expedition Tea by Silk Road
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sipdown yes with maple syrup. happy tea times rolled into crappy day :)

Kittenna

Sipdown? Already?!

Sil

uh yes kittenna…that’s how things work…we buy tea…we share it, we drink it…we finish it lol

Kittenna

Hahaha.

Sil

…it’s also why my oldest tea is from february.. of this year.

Cavocorax

I think I need to make that my next goal. And maybe I’ll allow myself to dump some of my 1.5 year old tea!

Terri HarpLady

Cavo, I finally dumped the last of my peach oolong, which was old enough to be considered a good puehr, if it has been aged properly…& was made by the right people…with the right tea…uh….sorry, I just woke up…from some crazy bizarre dreams…
Anyway, it now resides in my compost pile, where it will become an amazing shu, of sorts, for my garden, & when it rains, it will create a different kind of tea, & my plants will love it!

Terri HarpLady

Now I want pancakes with maple syrup & bacon…sigh…

Sil

i am doing my best to try and make sure my oldest tea is only a year old.

OMGsrsly

That’s a good goal, Sil. One I think I should work on as well. :)

Terri HarpLady

Not counting puerhs, of course!

Cavocorax

Terri – I bet that felt great just letting it go. :P There might be a tea or two that I need to just get rid of due to age but I’ll give them all a last cup just to be sure. But I don’t want to hold on to tea that I don’t enjoy and will never drink either (if it’s stuff that won’t make a good freebie).

Sil – that’s a great goal. One year should be even enough to get through a tin of my Damn Fine Tea’s. The really OCD part of my brain wants to go through my old email receipts so that I can backfill the order dates on my spreadsheet for my older teas. :P

Sil

lol i’m just adding in a general month/year to my spreadsheet…the cupboard does a decent job, but only if i remember to take teas out, before adding in the restock of a tea i reordered. I’ve also started to write the month on the teas in my cupboard as i get them so i see it as soon as i open my cupboard. :)

OMGsrsly

Oh, I like that plan, Sil! Here’s me, going and labelling all the new Verdant teas in my cupboard. :)

Sil

haha silly goose

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day is long. happy tea.

winner terri – rematch i will win.

Terri HarpLady

It’s about time you showed up! I was starting to worry about you, afraid you’d succumbed to your man’s illness.

Sil

not yet… but i did succumb to work….after babysitting him, not sleeping much… issues tonight…still up…

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drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
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i said quits on sipdowns terri! not tea drinking!

yeah…i REALLY decided i wanted this one. and then…because i always realise half way through my cup that i want to try this as a latte…i finally remembered before brewing the tea. So i’m having this, as a latte, and it is deeeelicious! I will be really sad when this one is finally gone because it’s exactly what i want in a strawberry honeybush tea. Frank’s other strawberry pie tea was good…but after this one came out, it’s my new favourite since it doesn’t have the cinnamon factor :) As a latte this is pretty darn close to being a strawberry milkshake..and that? that makes me super happy!

LiberTEAS

It would also make Walter Bishop happy!

Terri HarpLady

Wow! That sounds awesome!

QueenOfTarts

I’m sad I missed this one.. It sounds so tasty!

yyz

let’s start a campaign to get it re-blended!

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85
drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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Having a cup of this tonight… i’ve been up since stupid o’clock having not slept well for the past few nights because my other half is sick and i’m fighting it. I should likely STOP drinking tea but it just seems soooo early lol. At least i’m trying to stick to caffeine free options just in case. I will have to reorder this one soon enough as well since i’m nearly out.

Terri HarpLady

LOL, I though you said you were calling it quits for the night?
I think you were trying to fool me! LOL

Sil

naw these aren’t sipdowns silly… just good tea i want :)

Terri HarpLady

I understand!
All I really want to do tomorrow is drink something I know & love: Zhu Rong, Laoshan Black, or some other awesome tea that I can just savor without having to worry about my count, LOL.

Sil

yep…though i’ll still likely try to do my one sipdown a day and/or drink up some of my 52 teas…that operation is still in effect lol. Hoping i can get to 200 by the end of next weekend…which would leave 5 weeks to get as close to 150 as possible, which is TOTALLY doable if my swaps don’t send me oodles of tea, the BBB Box doesn’t make it back here and i actually manage NOT to place any more orders for all of october…

Terri HarpLady

It will take all of my strength to not place any orders, but I’m gonna try to stay ‘clean’.

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drank Botswana Honeybush by Bayswater Tea Co.
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SIPDOWN! I figured i might as well end my sipdowns for the evening with this one, since it marks my 2600th note since i joined steepster 14 months ago. In that time i’ve met some fabulous people and tried 1118 teas…if steepster is to be believed lol.

This one is interesting but not a repurchase for me. i like the sandalwood addition. thanks for sharing this with me cavo!

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Terri HarpLady

Calling it quits for the night, eh?
LOL, my odds of catching up are pretty narrow at this point, but I do have until midnight! mwahahaha

Ysaurella

congrats on the 2600th notes…serial drinker
You forgot to say how many teas you bought since you joined Steeper…I am afraid to count for myself !

Terri HarpLady

OMG, right Ysaurella! I know we’ve all become compulsive tea buyers since we joined this place! There are just too many teas!

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drank The Diplomat by Java Tea Co
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Sipdown! Another tea from tastybrew. I like this one less than the other. I don’t really get the whole caramel macchiato flavour. It’s an “ok” tea, but I’d rather have the other one, an did rather just drink the actual coffee beverage over that one. Still though, happy to have tried it :)

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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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