5241 Tasting Notes

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drank Pink Grapefruit by Steam Tea House
5241 tasting notes

sipdown (206) oh god…srsly. as a cold brew this is delicious. the only reason it’s not higher is because i find it lacking as a hot brew. but as a cold brew? i might as well be drinking grapefruit juice. honestly. And with a splash of honey? wonderful! so good!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Terri HarpLady

That sounds awesome!

Sil

…it’s great. also, pretty sure at least one of the 2 packages sitting at the post office for me to pick up tomorrow is tea. eep!

OMGsrsly

Yay, tea! :) Glad this one worked for you cold.

Terri HarpLady

Yay, more tea! I can just hear your numbers growing! I wonder if one of the boxes is from me!

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This was my morning tea. I’m super exausted, so not much to tell on the tea front. it was delicious.

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80
drank Bukhial - TGFOP by The Tea Emporium
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sipdown! i figured that i might as well finish this off since i had just a travel mugs worth of tea left. I’ve been happy with this one, and i’m starting to think that the tea emporium does a much better job with their straight teas than their black teas. :) It was a good one!

Indigobloom

What else did you try from them? I haven’t had much luck with their flavoured ones either

Indigobloom

except for lemon black I think

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Sooo i’ve been sitting here for a bit. This is more of a story, than a true tasting note. I haven’t had much tea today but after the events of the day, i knew i wanted to end the day with something a little special. I don’t have many teas that i horde – i’ve gotten much better at drinking the things i love, when i want them. So i had to dig a little to find a tea for today. What struck me about this one was that it’s an aged black tea. 30 years in fact.

So tonight, i’m celebrating with a new tea type, that I haven’t had before (that i can recall, so it totally counts) and with something that was aged for 30 years. Here’s hoping that it’s a great beginning to things that will last.

What the heck am i talking about? Well today marks the day that my other half proposed. Yep. Our anniversary happens to fall on international talk like a pirate day (today) and he opted to pick today to celebrate our four years together – looking forward to hopefully, at the very least, another 30 together. I can only hope we’ll age as well together like this tea.

This is earthy but really smooth…and the more i drink it, the more the flavours seem to be opening up. i am much in the moment. drinking this tea and contemplating the future.

Courtney

Congratulations!!

Sil

thanks… i can’t tell anyone on FB yet, so i have to limit my excitement to here for the most part until i can get around to telling other friends/family lol

Courtney

Haha! We got engaged last December, but weren’t actually home until July and I waited to tell a bunch of people then.

Sil

lol i’m probably not going to tell my parents for another 4 weeks…we’re going on vacation with them in october…so i think? i can wait haha

OMGsrsly

Yay, congratulations! :D

Dexter

That’s awesome!!! Congrats!!!

yyz

Congrats!

keychange

oh my gosh! congratulations! I remember feeling so giddy when my fiancé proposed, and I hope whatever feelings of happiness and giddiness and love and excitement you have will last and last and last.

Terri HarpLady

Congrats Sister! So when are you guys actually getting married?

Sil

Terri…..who the heck knows. Ian’s still vying for a pirate wedding next year lol

Sil

And thanks everyone… I think I’m still in shock lol

Kaylee

Congrats! That’s wonderful! Also, a pirate wedding sounds awesome. You could serve Della Terra’s Lemon and Lime Chiffons with dessert (gotta stave off the scurvy!).

Dinosara

Aww, congrats!

Rosehips

Congrats!

TeaBrat

exciting!!!

Bonnie

Arrrrr!Stay together or walk the plank me hardy!

MissLena

Yay!! Congratulations matey! That’s so exciting! :D

RogersCK

Congrats!

Angrboda

Congratulations! hugs you So when he did it, did he do it like a pirate?

Sil

thank you everyone…still in shock lol

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90
drank Wedding Impérial by Mariage Frères
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backlog from this morning…almost a hint of things to come.

Nicole

A hint??? Yar, mateys? :)

Sil

yeah…more to come in my next tasting mug.. just kind of sitting..mulling…

RogersCK

Now, time to plan that tea wedding party? ;)

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80
drank Bukhial - TGFOP by The Tea Emporium
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nom nom nom nom nom. Oh how i wish i could have another work from home day. Maybe next week. Especially since there are two companies calling out to me to order from. sigh I think i just need to accept the fact that my cupboard is 200 or so teas. always. lol

This tea? It’s almost done, which in a way is nice only because it’s one of my older teas. Once i finish this and 1-2 others, my oldest tea will then be from February of this year. so yay!

Cavocorax

I’m going crazy not placing any orders (aside from the two I placed last week! hahahah). But… it’s really difficult not going for more when people keep talking about Brioche, and Mandala etc.

Cavocorax

I’m trying to focus on the whole Black Friday thing…

Sil

Oh Black Friday will be great. But ordering today does not mean I won’t in november as well. Plus I try to participate in civellos cyber Monday – they double gift certificates you buy so it lets me pre-pay for my haircuts and get freebies in terms of money to spend at the spa haha

Dinosara

I cannot believe you have that many teas and none of them are older than February. How is it possible?? I have teas that are older than 2yrs at this point.

Terri HarpLady

I need to do that…
When is Black Friday? Is that the day after thanksgiving?

Sil

Dinosara – i drink a lot of tea? lol the couple i have that are older that i need to finish are from october. Then the next teas are from february lol

Terri – that’s uh your friday thanksgiving day thing

Terri HarpLady

oh right…I always forget that thanksgiving is a US holiday…

Sil

Um it’s also a Canadian holiday silly…we just have ours in October :p

Terri HarpLady

Aye…I learn new stuff every day on steepster!

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78
drank Pink Grapefruit by Steam Tea House
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mmm another caffeine free option tonight while making pumpkin spice cupcakes! omgsrsly sent this my way so that i could sample some of steam’s offerings. The initial aroma from this tea is GRAPEFRUIT! man… does it smell like a juicy delicious ripe pink grapefruit.

After steeping this though, it’s a little lacking in flavour. it’s “almost” pink grapdfruit but not quite. I think in this case, you almost need a bit more tea than normal. It’s still tasty, but i’m going to try cold brewing the last of this so that i can get a feel for how it fares as a cold brew – esp since omgsrsly suggested it’s tastiest that way :)

OMGsrsly

I do like this one with a bit of honey. And I’m pretty sure I overleaf it every time I make it. :)

Sil

haha good to know :)

Terri HarpLady

I want to eat a pink grapefruit!
I want pumpkin cupcakes too!

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73
drank Christmas Stollen by Bayswater Tea Co.
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thanks Cavo! I figured i needed some no caffeine teas tonight to give me a break from all the other teas i had today. Sadly i’m still pretty much ready to curl up and go to bed. I can’t say that i’ve ever had christmas stollen either but this is a fairly tasty tea. The hibiscus doesn’t overpower and there’s still a sense of all the flavours coming together. Much like cavo, i wouldn’t drink this all the time, but every now and then i can see this being a nice treat.

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81
drank Coconut Mango Colada by Tea Forte
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Wheeeee! Sip down! (208….)And now it’s time to have some water and caffeine free options for the rest of the night. I think my kidneys would like a break lol. Snuck one of these from the great Canadian travelling teabox as Lala has been kind enough to share and I know I like this one. Mostly I just wanted to end my sip downs for today on a flavoured note! Now to have some enchiladas for dinner and bake some pumpkin spice muffins!

Stephanie

Everything about this post sounds delicious- coconut mango colada, enchiladas and pumpkin spice muffins!? Can I come over for dinner? LOL

Sil

Haha :)

Terri HarpLady

I want enchiladas! of course, I’m allergic to milk/cheese ;p

Sil

Haha you poor unfortunate soul….. That’s always what I think lol

OMGsrsly

Terri, if you can find it I like Daiya shreds. And I do consume regular cheese as well, so I feel confident recommending it. :) There’s also this awesome enchilada recipe I found – I make the sauce with corn starch, so I mix everything up and cook it then add corn starch mixed with a little water, and wait for it to thicken. I also like mixing some sauce into the filling. http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/04/black-bean-avocado-enchiladas/

Terri HarpLady

Daiya is the best soy cheese, although I haven’t been eating that lately either. Or cornstarch. Or corn tortillas. or or or or or…

Terri HarpLady

food sensitivities suck!

OMGsrsly

Oh, boo. Not really any grains at all? Because there are rice tortillas by Food for Life, and you can use tapioca in the sauce. :) If I were to do it paleo, I’d use loads of sauteed veg and maybe layer with shaved sweet potato to make a casserole. Of course, I’ve never had real enchiladas so for me there’s no nostalgia attached.

OMGsrsly

Actually, that sounds REALLY good, and I have all the ingredients. I think I know what I’m cooking tomorrow.

Terri HarpLady

Let me know how it turns out!

Sil

you guys make me giggle :)

OMGsrsly

Aah! My avocado was icky. Will try to make on the weekend.

CelebriTEA

I love everything on your menu,
But have to say enchiladas & pumpkin spice muffins are an unlikely combo ; -)
This tea is yummy

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Sipdown! mostly because i’m splitting the remainder of this package up for my tea sister and for my tea friend down under. I’ve had a couple yellow teas before, that inspired me to keep trying them. This one, however, is pretty meh. It’s not a BAD tea…but it’s not nearly as delectable as the other yellow teas that i’ve had. where those were juicy and mouthwateringly good…this is just a cup of lighter tea. It’s like it can’t decide if it wants to be a white or a green. Ah well! one to cross off my list!

Terri HarpLady

I think there is a yellow tea in the box that is on it’s way to your door as we type!

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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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