5400 Tasting Notes

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drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
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had a cup of this tonight while watching walking dead. I loev the strawberry flavour with the base of this one. Much less “toffee” flavour than the first time i had this but still a delicious blend! One of the few green blends that i quite like.

Cavocorax

Have you guys read the comics at all? Or do you just watch the show?

Terri HarpLady

I’ve never read the comics, I’ve only watched the show.

Sil

Ian has read the comics….it’s on my list of things to do :)

Cavocorax

:P I’m sure you’ll enjoy them. I was just asking because I’m curious to see how others who’ve read the comics enjoy the show. I hate being one of those the-books-are-always-better people, but that’s how I am with this series. /0\

It diverges quite dramatically, and while I can see how people like that story, I prefer the comic one as I’ve invested so much into it. :P

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I finally thought to check out the company website again while drinking this. I’m sad to say that it looks like they’ve shut the doors and are no longer in business. It makes me a little sad since i was certainly a fan of their tim finnegan’s wake up tea and was considering purchasing more. ah well. Cheers to you cuppa crew! hopefully you’re doing some great somewhere else!

Terri HarpLady

King Cake is a big thing in St. Louis, all the bakers sell them around Mardigras. I’m sure it’s the same in New Orleans.

Kaylee

Oh heck yeah. It’s everywhere down there and it is amazing. Meanwhile, try finding King Cake in New York. It actually took quite a bit of research, phone calls, and trekking. SO worth it, though!

Terri HarpLady

I grew up in San Diego, & I never knew anything about Mardigras until I moved to St. Louis, LOL.

Kaylee

That must have been a fun surprise!

Terri HarpLady

By the time I moved here, I had quit drinking, eating sugar, etc, and I’m not catholic, so I mostly avoid it, LOL.

Kaylee

Yeah, if you can’t enjoy the booze, food, OR religious aspect, there’s not all that much fun to be had.

Terri HarpLady

LOL, Yeah, I’m not a fan of watching people get wasted :)
But, to each their own!

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drank Kenyan Black by Justea
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sipdown! i really need to try the other teas from justea as i have enjoyed this one. It doesn’t top my list of blacks, but it is a solid cup of black. a little astringency but nothing that makes it undrinkable. mmmmm nice afternoon tea before dinner time. though i should probably stuop with the caffeine given that i need to go to sleep and then get up again at 3:30am for testing heh

Terri HarpLady

3:30? ughghg, poor you!

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drank Guava Tea by Ten Ren Tea
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Another one from kaylee this one is a pretty delicious fruity tea. I think it might be best as a cold brew but as a hot brew it was a pretty nice guava fruit tea. It reminded me a little of the tea i had while in china.

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drank Green Tea with Coconut by T Salon
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thank you kaylee!

this is a fairly average green tea with coconut. It’s not bad, but if i was going to drink a coconut tea, i’d probably stick with mango coconut from tea forte :)

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drank Strawberry Cream by Unknown from China
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FInally getting around to try this one from when i was in china. This isn’t a bad rooibos, though the strawberry is slightly artificial tasting. It’s not as creamy as i’d love it to be, but still, this is leaning towards being similar to walter bishop but with rooibos. Too bad this wasn’t honeybush!

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thanks kaylee! This is one from my swap with kaylee and one i was excited for. I’m always looking for caffeine free blends for days when caffeine seems to be bothering me. This isn’t a bad brew but i’m not sure it’s really gingersnap cookie to me. I do like the ginger flavouring, so i may play with this one similar to what kaylee tried and add some sugar and milk. Over all though, a nice ginger cup of tea :)

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 30 sec

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drank Shanlinxi Zhu Wan Oolong by T-Oolongtea
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sipdown. another meh sort of oolong for me, though this one was better than the other. not much to say about it as i’ve already forgotten most of how it tasted as i drank it a while back. oopsy!

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drank Milky Wu Long by Le Palais des Thes
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sipdown, since i’m saving the rest for one of the girls here to punk since i do not appreciate oolongs the way that some of them do. This comes across overall to me as boring. There isn’t enough going on here for me to dislike it, but nothing about it encourages me to love it either lol overall just an average oolong.

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sipdown!this is another lovely darjeeling. i’m really enjoying trying a few of these darjeelings. This is slightly fruity but still has a strength to it. thanks for sharing with me terri!

Terri HarpLady

Was this is TB’s grab bag?

Sil

um…..maybe? lol i think so?

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, those came from TB. I enjoyed them all :)

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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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