4669 Tasting Notes

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drank Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble by DAVIDsTEA
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I’m finally getting around to trying this tea. kittenna made me buy it before it was all gone and i’m happy enough that i did. It smells divine, though i must say on the whole i prefer the strawberry rhubarb pie that Stacy and i created. They are two different beasts but i like my teas to have a strong solid base and i often find that white teas jsut don’t cut it for me. It’s also a pretty ridiculous price all things considered, but then often white teas are. i guess i shouldn’t complain too much though since i prefer black bases to whites so i’m happy with the typical pricing for my preferred tea bases. :)

This is a brown sugar sort of strawberry sour kind of tea. overall, not too shabby.

TheTeaFairy

I have yet to try your ruby pie Sil :-) it’s on «the list» for my next Butiki order…only reason I’m holding on to it is that she’s coming out with a bunch of new teas and I want to put as much as possible in one order to avoid shipping cost!

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75
drank Strawberry Pie Honeybush by 52teas
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mmm another tea so close to sipdown! I’ve got maybe 1-2 more cups left and then it’ll be gone! While it was a wonderful tea while i had it, after two packages i am finally done with it. I’m mostly just tired of the strawberry, cinnamon taste but i’m not unhappy with the tea. :)

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82
drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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Inspired by kittenna yesterday i also put some of this in to cold brew. I wish i’d been able to try the lemon as well but at least this helps narrow down which i love the best. :) Lemon will be tried next up i think. In terms of comparing this one with orange and cream – i much prefer orange and cream cold brewed. However this one is still a tasty cold brew that is less tangy than i want it to be, but it’s still pretty good. I think i like lime chiffon best as a hot brew though for that extra bit of tangy zip (but not of miracle whip). HA! anyway…good times :)

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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65
drank Orange Brulee by Della Terra Teas
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Well i’m glad that tatooed_tea sent me another bit of this since it appears that i like it a bunch better this time around. While still not my favourite in any way, shape or form, it is better than it was when i had it before. So yay! for that!

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81
drank Good Morning Sunshine by Butiki Teas
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SIPDOWN! I’ve been a fan of having this one in my cupboard for a while now, though I think it’s more of a winter tea for me so i’m glad it’s done for now. I’ll likely restock this when it starts to get cold again since i tend to prefer it when it’s cold outside. I was inspired to finish this off since Helena reappeared for a bit today and this is certainly HER tea :)

Helena

Dang right it’s my tea! and in other news I adopted a kitten from the humane society his name is Cheeto and sometimes he sleeps on my Mastiff (Kikyo) he also bullies her off her puppy bed… oh well pics are up on my facebook and google+ account somewhere :D

Sil

haha awesome! :) glad to hear you’re still doing well and keeping busy!

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65
drank Papaya Ginger by Tea Blendz
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SIPDOWN! figured i should finally get around to finishing this one up. Overall not a bad little tea but i’ve since had a number of ginger teas that i vastly prefer. The ginger in this one is just a little muted for my tastes :)

Nxtdoor

At midnight, I demand to know the number and quantity of teas you ingested. Surely you’re not resteeping cause that would be like… 40 cups. Hahaha. Go to the bathroom much?

Sil

lol i resteep some of them :) tyically the unflavoured ones :) i drink a lot of tea on weekends…it’s great!

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81
drank Toffee Dream by Tea Blendz
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sipdown! this hasn’t aged well, not that i’ve had it for very long in the grand scheme of things. I’m still enjoying it but not nearly as much as i had previously :) Either that or my taste buds have changed again since i last had this. That’s ok though since sipdowns are the name of the game! haha

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drank Pound Cake by sTEAp Shoppe
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this is a new blend coming out from janet that she included as a surprise sample in my order for some of the trouble i encountered with her website. I have to say sometimes that i like having issues with my orders if only to really see how stores deal with problems. Janet has some excellent customer service in case you were wondering :)

I’m beginning to notice a trend with a lot of Janet’s black blends in that they all taste vaguely familiar. In this case, i’m getting memories of the steapshoppe’s cinnamon swirl bread but without the cinnamon part. :) not that it’s a bad thing but so far i’m finding i can live with msotly just her cinnamon swirl bread in my cupboard and maybe one of the chocolate teas. I’ve got plenty more to try though and i’m looking forward to it!

scribbles

Almost makes me wish I had service issues!! Just to see!!

Sil

haha i’ve been pleasantly impressed with nearly all companies i’ve had minor issues with

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drank Orange Spice Cake by sTEAp Shoppe
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ick. do not like. This is certainly got that bitter orange taste going on…with some spices. I wouldn’t call this cake though, nor would i call this delicious. I wonder if janet has changed her recipe around or i just managed to get more spice than tea in this cup. I’ve got more left in this sample so i’ll be trying it again but so far, colour me unimpressed.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Yuck! Every time you review one of these sTEAp Shoppe teas poorly, I panic a little bit because I don’t remember what I ordered. :P I hope I didn’t get any (much?) of this one. :P I’ll see soon enough!

Sil

Haha I don’t mind…we got a lot of sample sizes and that’s half the fun of trying a new company in one go…get through a wack of their teas and figure out in one go that it’s either a company for you or not…

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drank Orange & Cream by Della Terra Teas
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mmm cold brewed this one overnight on a recommendation from kittenna I have to agree with her that this once makes a damn good cold brew! I love this one hot but even cold it’s a delicious orange creamy tea. No “rooibosy” taste here just delicious, delicious orange and cream!

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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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