6059 Tasting Notes

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
6059 tasting notes

my other morning tea…which i still love but might be done with by the time i get through 4oz of this haha.

let this be a record that i started today with 174 teas after a lovely package yesterday from dexter bumped up my numbers. Today the teafairy’s package arrived and now i find myself sorting through teas…where will i land…

Edit: Apparently – 193. lol go go still being under 200? until something else arrives?

Indigobloom

4oz? I thought that was only for LB :P

OMGsrsly

I fobbed some off on her. :)

Sil

I wish lol. You sent me some AND I ordered 4oz of this one and campfire blend. With my coupons it was the same price as 2oz. But I’m still not sure what I was thinking. Lol

OMGsrsly

HA! Awesome. :D

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tea of the morning because somehow, even though my day was crawling…all of a sudden it’s 9:30 and i’ve done nothing? since getting home. Haven’t had any tea or anything tonight but i’ve looked at trips, registered for a wedding open house, bought tea and now i’m sorting through my amazing package from the tea fairy and loving all the messages she’s sent along with them. I need to step up my swapping game!

This tea is almost done, but it just gives me an excuse to pick up another tin during the next sale AND maybe consider a tin of their newest blend heh

Nicole

I love looking at trips! :)

Sil

Haha I almost booked us on an 8 day tour of china. It was 800 per person including airfare. No chance of exploring outside the tour dates but shit it was cheap!

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

what?! that’s cheap! My inlaws did a river cruise in China and it was probably around $3k not including airfare.

Nicole

I’d be suspicious of ever coming back for that cheap! They might make you work in a tea factory or something! :)

Sil

yeah it was on one of those groupon like deals. just happened to be going when my other half was still in school or we’d have done it just for the hell of it

OMGsrsly

That’s really too bad! I need to save up some money and start looking for sweet deals like that. :)

Nicole

Groupon Travel has some pretty good deals. My aunt & I are going to Vegas in 2 weeks on one of their deals. Not as good a deal as that China one, but good enough. :)

Sil

living social has a bunch of good travel deals…goupon… even expedia has some occasionally as well heh

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made this in latte form tonight for a relaxing cup of tea before trying to get an earlish night in. I’m going to try and go in to work tomorrow so i need to rest up and make sure i get as much sleep as possible. I quite like this as a latte, though i’ll need to try it with the black version as well to see which is tastier!

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I think it was Helena that had this today and put the thought in my head…if not her then someone else. I haven’t had this in a while so it was nice to pull it out and enjoy it again. Similar to straight LB but the added oolong and cocoa nibs make it just a little different :) PLus i like the rice even if sometimes they remind me of things you DON’T want in your tea..or food. haha. Nice to revisit this one :)

Terri HarpLady

I really have been wanting some of this, & I swear I had some in the cupboard, but while I’ve been re-arranging my stash over the last 24 hours, I realized I don’t :(
So I went on the Verdant website, cuz I had some tea cash to burn as my reward from Black Friday weekend. They don’t have any either :(
Needless to say, I spent my tea cash anyway, LOL

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Another one from missB! I felt like i was making cupboard headway today but then 12 teas arrived today from dexter so i’m back to square one lol oh well, that’s half the fun! And i have given myself until the end of the month to try and get down to 150 so i think i’m still more than fine :)

I like this one quite a bit. It doesn’t have that woodsy rooibos going on and there is a creamy amaretto like taste that i can get behind. The flavour isn’t overly strong but i only steeped it for 4 mins or so, so it could likely brew for longer. Looks like darlene may do rooibos well haha thanks missb!

Terri HarpLady

I’ve given up on lightening my stash. Instead I’m going to celebrate it’s immensity!! LOL!

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drank Velours Nacré by Dammann Freres
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mmmmm thank you missb! another almond flavoured tea that i quite like, though i’m not sure this surpasses the others from Damman freres that i love. Another smooth tea with a base that i enjoy. I don’t really get the blood orange taste that is supposedly in this one, so maybe thats why it seems similar to the other DF almond teas that i’ve had. However, still a pleasant tea :)

Edit: 163…whee!

Anna

Can’t I just give you my Dammann Frères teas, and you send me an equal amount of Lupicia teas? Everyone happy.

Terri HarpLady

She’ll probably do it, Anna!

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drank Ginger Vanilla by Assam Tea Company
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i asked missB to send me a couple to teas from the assam tea company as i’d never heard of them before and their website comes across as being quite extensive. This is one i would have picked up for myself so it was nice to receive. The dry aroma of this one is vanilla! and more vanilla! however, upon brewing the tea the ginger makes itself known. the taste of this tea is more like a sweet vanilla with a bit of something that cuts through it. It’s not the kind of ginger that i love – there’s a sweetness here that isn’t not the familiar spicy ginger i adore. However, it’s still a good blend. I’d be interested in seeing how this company does a straight vanilla black! overall a good first tea as an introduction to this company :) thanks missb!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

mmmmm, ginger vanilla… ;)

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drank L'Anniversaire by Fauchon
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another tea from MIssB I brewed this without looking at what i was getting into in terms of flavours because i wanted to to be surprised. It smells like a fruity mint….some essence of a black base there.

tasting the tea is like drinking a minty concoction that is tempered by a fruity background. I wouldn’t call it raspberry, though the fruit does sort of pop out at the end of the sip. Mostly though, this is a mint tea. It suits me just fine though as i do not count myself among the haters of mint ;) I for sure could get through a whole tin of this, though it wouldn’t be with any speed as mint is not always the first taste i want. Over all though, quite a nice tea even if it doesn’t remind me of any cake i’ve ever had :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Ice Wine by Darlene's Teaport
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soooo i figured while i’m enjoying a puerh, i’d take the opportunity to have a few of the flavoured teas missB sent me as a contrast against the straight puerh deliciousness.

Dry this one smells like grapes…sweet grapes. As it brewed, the scent became more floral, which of course worried me. However, drinking this, there is not floral to be found. It’s not quite a grape tea…i suppose if you used your imagination a bit, this could be like a weak icewine. It’s not a bad little tea and certainly better than the last icewine tea that i tried. This one actually comes closer to feeling like an icewine. My only complaint? Darlene’s teas tend to have a bit of a film to them that rest on top of the water. Thanks for this one missb! i’ll enjoy this cup :)

Bonnie

When I first started Steepster 2 years ago, almost nobody drank puerh. Really. Amy Oh and I did..one other maybe. Then gradually people began to try and liked it. What an amazing turn of events!

Sil

i love puerh! i just don’t always have the time to really sit and enjoy it :)

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drank Golden Gong Ting - 2005 by Mandala Tea
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I’m sipping on this one over the course of the morning to give it a full run through of as many steepings as possible. Gracebtlb sent this my way and i’ve been looking forward to trying it.

First couple steeps have been earthy with a hint of almond.

Edit: as this progresses the tea is becoming slightly sweet. I’m not getting the cherry flavours that grace mentioned but i am really enjoying this.

(more to come later)

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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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