4732 Tasting Notes

mmm thanks cavo! Having a small cup of this one today and the rest is going into my experiments with dinner tonight. For whatever reason, cooking with smoky teas seems to be what i like to do. Since this is smokey but not overpowering, I’m mixing this one up with a bit of spice! :) I’m glad i have a bit more of this left to have a real cup of later!

OMGsrsly

Do let us know what you end up cooking! Since I just got this tea and won’t be able to drink it all, I’d love to try some recipes with it.

Sil

Try adding a spoonful of maple syrup to your cup :)

OMGsrsly

I don’t have maple syrup! I know, a Canadian without maple syrup… my excuse is it’s $$$ out here.

Sil

omg – only reason we have it actually is because costco carries it LOL I made two versions tonight – 1 with lemon dill spices along with the tea and the other with habenaro and roasted garlic spices. We preferred the spicy one but both were good.

OMGsrsly

Do you just sprinkle the tea leaves in, or make the tea and add it as a liquid? That’s the part I’m not sure about… :) I should put maple syrup on my list for my next Costco trip.

Sil

OMG – i’ve done both but i prefer it as a tea – marinate versus a rub. So i brew the tea up – slightly stronger than i would for a cup of tea, marinate it along with herbs and spices for about 30 mins and then we grill it/fry it/bake it :)

OMGsrsly

Excellent. Thanks!

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drank Lapsang Souchong by The London Tea Room
4732 tasting notes

mmm thank you for this one terri! I think i have another 3-4 of your teas kicking around in various forms and this was one of them. Had a small cup of this this afternoon and the rest went into an experiment with chicken and spinach for this evenings meal. We’ll see how it turns out but it won’t be because his tea was bad…this is a fairly love lapsang :)

Terri HarpLady

I originally bought this one to use in a chicken recipe. I should send you that recipe, eh?

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another cup of hot brewed, cold tea this afternoon. Trying to mix it up a little this afternoon to work on some of my larger samples and try some of my teas that i haven’t yet sampled. Overall a very relaxing afternoon, playing PvZ on facebook and reading and getting vacation stuff a little more organised.

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made this once we got home from costco today so that i could cool it down and drink it cold after hot brewing. I think this is my favourite way to drink it so far, with just a little sweetner. Best part about actually leaving the house today even though i’m falling asleep? Totally picked up a few books for vacation reading AND splurged on nutella lol which i have never purchased before in my life..but those + the waffle wafer cookie things we have = best time ever…especially with a cup of black tea. Hello dessert tonight!

Emilie

Are the waffle cookie things you have stroopwafels? Those things are delicious!

Sil

not sure.. they are basically flattened waffle cones but waaaay lighter/less dense

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drank Grandpa's Anytime Tea by Butiki Teas
4732 tasting notes

SIPDOWN (214) Another from this morning as i needed a good strong black to get me going this morning after the all nighter last night. I really do like this one for that kick in the fact sort of morning tea that’s as close to black coffee as i want it to be (without tasting like coffee!!).

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drank Vanilla by Fru P Kaffe & The
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sipdown! (215) which means mission accomplished for this weekend! And that, ladies and gentlemen makes me happy even though finishing up this tea makes me less happy. I really have enjoyed this tea from angrboda The vanilla blends really nicely with the black base. Really digging it!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Good work reaching your weekend goal!

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drank Mint Julep by DAVIDsTEA
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Sipdown! (216) I tried this one as a cold brew last night and it’s pretty darn tasty. I still wish there was no coconut in this one but there isn’t an abundance of it making it undrinkable. it’s really just to bad as this could be so much more delicious!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Cinnamon Swirl Bread by sTEAp Shoppe
4732 tasting notes

Backlog from yesterday – this is still my favourite from the steap shoppe

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drank Wedding Impérial by Mariage Frères
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backlog from last night. I took this with me to the test site last night. not much to say since i’m still trying to wake up and process the day. i still really love this brew and i’m super pleased my parents were able to bring some back from Paris with me. :)

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sipdown!

As terri has said, this is a very mellow, not too shabby oolong. :) yay for random tea from china!

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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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