6146 Tasting Notes

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drank Coco*Loco by American Tea Room
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sipdown! (166…oh yes i WILL get to 160 damnit!)
gross gross gross gross gross gross…OMG GROSS. thank you missB for sending this my way. Let me preface by saying i’m not a hige fan of coconut. I’ve been lucky to find a few blends that have it that i really enjoy because it’s that fresh tasting sort of coconut.

THIS? is that gross oily, smells like feet sort of, not natural at all kind of coconut. It assaults my tastebuds and nose. I took a sip and then couldn’d do anything more.

upside? one more tea off the list of ALL THE TEA! :)

Fjellrev

Blech. I’ve read that a lot of their coconut teas tend to taste soapy too. They must use rancid stuff or something.

Sil

missb liked it haha

Fjellrev

:x

Haha. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?

__Morgana__

On the bright side, you’re sooooo close to 160!

Nxtdoor

Omg. So glad I didn’t buy this.

MissB

Aw, that blows. Love your attitude about it! :)

VariaTEA

Oh no! I have some of this in my cupboard. Tbh though, every ATR tea I have tried from my BF order I have sent away. The one exception was Brioche Orangic and even that I am not in love with.

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drank Golden Needle Premium by Mandala Tea
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This was my morning tea…well whatever passes for my morning after staying up all night and getting a 3? hours nap. Still enjoying this one quite a bit but with all the varieties of black teas that i have from our travelling BBB Box, i’m not sure that this will be a restock. Not that it’s not delicious, but i’m not sure it falls in the top percentile :)

TheTeaFairy

Can’t wait to try my sample of this :-)

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I was a little wary of this one given that i’m not a fan of lavender. There was just something about the smell that i wasn’t a fan of. Thanks go to KallieBoo! for sharing this one with me, though after tasting it, was not something that i can drink :) On the upside, it has peaked my interest in this tea company since the tea base and the fig taste hiding behind the lavender was quite nice. So still a win in my books! :)

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Figured i should cut back on the caffeine tonight/this morning? though who knows why. It doesn’t seem to be affecting me either way and either way i need to be up all night lol. I’m glad my other half is getting sleep though. I suspect i’ll be close to useless tomorrow…but here’s hoping i can get a mid morning nap in…maybe? i hope? still enjoying this one a lot…just wish it was a little more toffee like tonight!

TheTeaFairy

Really hope you’ll get your nap…hang in there!

Sil

got one at 8am :)

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wheeee! it’s after midnight…which means everything is ridiculously funny to me. I COULD sleep for an hour before our mid evening call..but i’m not sure there’s a point. Soooo i’m watching TV and the “married with children” theme song is playing in my head. i pulled this one out and had my usual sil sized cup of this. I am digging this quite a bit tonight. I should have tried it with a little sugar but i forgot.

TheTeaFairy

„Married with children»??? Haha! No good, such a dysfunctional couple!

Fjellrev

Even so much thinking about that show makes me feel old haha.

Sil

lol yeah….but man it was in my head on repeat last night…

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drank Vanilla Plantation by Silk Road
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I had this in latte form earlier tonight. I’ve got a long night ahead of me and i’m already crashing. Testing for work tonight, and amazingly enough they’re ahead of schedule…but that means less sleep ironically enough since the schedule before they were ahead gave me a bit more sleep time. I have a funny feeling the next few days are going to be filled with cranky tired Sil. But this cup of tea helped! Hard to believe i’m almost out of this one though heh. At least i’ve got another vanilla black in my cupboard to move on to after this one :)

TheTeaFairy

Working the whole night???

JustJames

thinking of you…. sending energized ions your way!

Sil

teafairy. Yeah. Started at 5pm..but my work doesn’t really get going until 10pm-4am then i get a nap..and i’m back at it around 8am-1pm :)

OMGsrsly

Yikes! Good luck, Sil!

Sil

haha it’s not too bad. it’s just going to be tough in combination with travelling monday and being in chicago tues/wed. don’t sleep as well and it’s long days/nights.

__Morgana__

Whoa, what a schedule. I’m yawning just thinking about the 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. part. Good thing you have tea!

TheTeaFairy

Hey, we’re here for you when you need a break…Not much of a sleeper here, so I can be your night buddy ;-)

Cavocorax

Hopefully you’re able to drink some tea while you’re in Chicago this time around. Failing that, coffee?
I hope they pay you triple over time and a half for hours like that. :P

Sil

in the continuing saga of people being inept. I woke up to my boss telling me to cancel my trip. What fun!

OMGsrsly

Oh, that sucks!

Sil

im pretty bummed as it may mean that i wont get out to st louis as well :(

Cavocorax

Ohnno!!!

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drank Pineapple by Tea Sante
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Another one from theteafairy I need to try this cold brewed. This had just enough pineapple that i enjoyed it, but it made me crave butiki’s pineapple oolong for that sheer juicy pineapple feeling. I have a sneaking suspicion this one will be even better chilled over ice (or cold brewed) with just a splash of sweetner. still a fun time though! thanks teafairy!

TheTeaFairy

Don’t we looove pineapple oolong…

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drank O'Connor's Cream by TeaGschwendner
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sipdown! (168) I pulled this one out tonight so that i could try another tea Gschwen34u0234uweiroweri tea before i am back in CHicago. Yeah that’s right…stupid letters i never put in the right order. the Tea G! ;) While i don’t love this nearly as much as my friends to the west, it IS a lovely tea. I like the body of the tea base that doesn’t get lost that flavours. I may need to look at picking up a bit more of this to play with it some more. Thanks again MissB!

__Morgana__

LOL re tea Gschwenasdaposdinfoasdfklna. I feel that way about the name too. ;-)

Terri HarpLady

Have fun in Chicago…again…

Sil

going to be so peeved if i don’t get to go to St Louis because of other ppl’s ineptitude!

Terri HarpLady

So that’s still undecided?

OMGsrsly

It’s so good with a shot of whisk(e)y and some honey… :D

Terri HarpLady

I’m keeping my schedule open, just in case.

Sil

I am trying to get it settled as quickly as possible. :(

Lala

Sil, did I miss something and Canadians can sign up for steepster select now?

Cavocorax

I noticed she was a sneaky Select member! I’m guessing she’s getting it shipped to her tea mule…

Sil

haha well, it’s a weird “i’m not sure what’s going on” sort of thing. I tried to take advantage of Jason’s offer on the free box for my tea mule so she could try out some new teas. As a thank you for all that she does. The code and everything didnt’ work, it was all wonky… long story short..uh i’m now the proud owner of a hideous orange growth, but only for a month or so unless my tea mule wants to continue with the box. I will wait until canada i an option.

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drank Raspberry Lime by Assam Tea Company
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sipdown! Thanks for sending this my way MissB I think that this would probably be pretty darn delicious as a cold brew. This initial smelle is a little artificial but once it brews up, it’s a really nice raspberry citrus tea. I wouldn’t call it LIME right off the bat, but the combination of the raspberry lime is a pretty decent blending. I’m really happy to be getting a chance to try out this company’s flavoured teas since i’m sure i’ll be ordering from them in the future to try their straight teas!

JustJames

this sounds awesome….. =0)

OMGsrsly

It really smells like candy, doesn’t it? I’m waiting to try my sample – I want to use my new cold steeping jars!

JustJames

cold steeping jars? my ears are perked! do tell…

OMGsrsly

Teavana had a sale, so I ordered two jugs. One glass, one plastic. The glass ones have a habit of shattering when you hot steep and pour over ice into the jug, so I’m just going to use them for cold steeping.
http://www.teavana.com/tea-products/tea-accessories/tea-tools/p/iced-tea-pitcher-with-orange-lid
http://www.teavana.com/tea-products/tea-makers-infusers/p/blue-infusion-tea-pitcher-large
I can’t figure out the tracking number, so I have no idea how close to delivery they are!

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drank Bamboo-Pomelo by TeaGschwendner
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sipdown! (170) Not bad…down 8 today and tried a few of my samples from the teafairy. Still have more in me though now i have to run some errands so we can get back and make the roast for tonight! I quite like this one, so of course i’m torn now since i might be able to get over to their chicago store next week. To order, or not to order…that IS the question. Thanks for sharing this one with me MissB!

TheTeaFairy

Can’t believe you’re already down to 170!

Sil

I’m kinda wondering if ican. Get to 160 this weekend because I’ll be picking up about 15 teas this weekend from orders arriving….and then if I buy anything in Chicago…

Cavocorax

That’s really awesome! Go, Sipdown, go!

Sil

i don’t think i’ll get to 150 this month as planned but setting goals at least gives me something to work towards. I mean hell, i only have one tea from March 2013 in my cupboard and then my oldest is from May!

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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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