5906 Tasting Notes

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drank L'Automne by Fauchon
5906 tasting notes

oh man… speaking of orange creamsicles….i so wish this tea tasted exactly like it smells…but it doesn’t ‘cause it’s chocolate and orange. But man, ditch the chocolate and THIS would be it.

Now…having said that. YES! i am a fan! I have no issues with rooibos so it’s game on for me.. orange and cocoa and soooo good! Glad i picked this one up during my winner’s fauchon splurge :)

ifjuly

Dexter3657 was kind enough to send some my way, and I agree, this one’s lovely!

Cavocorax

Oh! I can’t wait to try this!

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79
drank L'Hiver (Winter Tea) by Fauchon
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I’m not really sure what possessed me to buy an entire tin of a white tea. But i did. I think i was carried away with that whole FAUCHON! at winners! stupidly cheap prices! GO! so now i have a huge tin of this. And i don’t really like white teas…

but this tea? I like it! so ha! I couldn’t drink this everyday but it’s certainly a tasty tea. Creamy vanilla delicious tea with a splash of “wake up! it’s lemon!” :) Yep…i will enjoy this, though it may take me the whole year to drink it.

Tuscanteal

I had this tin in my hand when I was buying fauchon and then put it back for the same reason. I don’t drink much white tea. I regret not getting it to even try it, but oh well

Peter

If it’s white tea, what is the quality of the leaves? Whole or mostly broken?

Sil

more whole than broken? :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I may have to swap you for some :) this sounds perfect for my 4am early morning shifts :)

Sil

i’m open to that. I like new teas…just won’t be organised to be doing a swap until January but poke me then for sure!

(tuscanteal – offer is open to you as well if you just want to be able to try it)

Sil

…and uh peter too if that’s what you were after when inquiring about the leaves lol

Peter

The leaves, the leaves, look at the leaves. (Little Britain :-) I was just curious. Not my cup at all.

Sil

haha :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Awesome! Ha ha I’m in the same boat! January is perfect! Yay I can’t wait!

Terri HarpLady

You can also toss a bit in my box :)

Sil

terri – this is one of the teas that will all be part of the christmas BBB Box from me haha

Sil

(i said whatever to that whole non flavoured because it’s spiffy christmas holiday time!)

Terri HarpLady

(Hey, we can do whatever we want…it’s our box, right?)

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89
drank Cantaloupe and Cream by Butiki Teas
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I had this in the afternoon as well – i’d forgotten how much i love this, which i think i say nearly every time i drink it haha. Just a happy tea to drink when i’m looking for a non black tea.

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I am so jealous how you get through so many teas in one day. I envy you!!!

Sil

Heh well work from home days and weekends yes :) normal days = not as many. I’m also lucky in that caffeine doesn’t see. To affect me….at least in tea heh. Coffee is another story :)

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I seem to be the same way with the caffeine in tea. Ha ha ya coffee gives me the shakes ha ha. I try so hard to at least drink one tea a day. My 2 days off….. oh man! All hell breaks loose and I’m a mad man with tea!

Terri HarpLady

It’s been awhile since I had this one. I think I liked Watermelon Xylo better, but they were both tasty!

Amariel

I really love this one.

Roswell Strange

I agree with Terri, Watermelon Xylophone was the better one to me (even though they were both good). Although, that might boil down to my preferring watermelon to cantaloupe in general as far as actual fruit goes.

Amariel

See, now I prefer this over WX.

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81
drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
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had a cup of this in the afternoon to try and ease back on my tea drinking for this evening. Not because the caffeine is bothering me but just so that i don’t have to pee every 5 seconds heh. I’ve got a little bit left of this that i’m tossing in the fridge to cold brew since i’ve been meaning to try that for a while yet. Plus it gives me one more tea to be nearly done :) My only complaint with this tea is that i want a teeeeeny bit more ginger!

Fjellrev

Fully agree on the ginger!

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drank Elder Berry by Cheryl's Herbs
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I found more of this lurking in my cupboard, though i thought i had finished this up ages ago. I’m fighting something at the moment so i figured this was the perfect time to really finish it off :) Of course it also makes me want to go pick up more of verdant’s elderberry herbal to drink heh

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drank Elder Berry by Cheryl's Herbs
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84
drank Cinnamon Swirl Bread by sTEAp Shoppe
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Almost at the end of this tin. I’m not sure i’ll repurchase – not because i don’t enjoy it but i am a)losing my tea mule and b)find that there are other teas i tend to reach for first.

That being said, this is a great tea! and i highly recommend it for anyone looking for a delicious dessert tea that tastes like a cinnamon bun and resteeps REALLY well, without becoming a wimpy flavourless tea in the resteeps :)

Bonnie

And, it’s a puerh!

Cavocorax

I enjoyed this one too, but I’m not sure about a repurchase either as I wasn’t so crazy about the others teas, and don’t like making an order for just ONE tea.

Amariel

It is really good though.

OMGsrsly

We could just order a massive amount of the one tea. Everyone getting 1-2 oz. :D

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84
drank Crème Brulee by Bayswater Tea Co.
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this is actually this tea + divine temptation and my whole house smells like a delicious wonderful thing. I am in my happy place now. Glad to have this back in my house! Thank you for sending more my way omgsrsly! so that i could try blending the two teas together. sooooo good!

huh…3100 tasting notes, now isn’t that a little scary! 1333 teas rated heh

Shmiracles

holy crap! 1333 is so exciting! when did you join steepster? just curious :)

Sil

uh..July 2012 so about a year and a half

OMGsrsly

When you say ‘TRY ALL THE TEAS!’ you really mean it. O.o

Sil

I always say what I mean lol why do you think I also keep drinking earl greys lol

tigress_al

Whoa, I thought my 600 was lots! You go!!

Sil

don’t know your 600! that’s awesome! i drink a LOT of tea..and this is my version of a mini blog without having to actually blog lol

OMGsrsly

Are you going to try that one I sent you? :D

Sil

It’s on deck for this weekend during operation “figure out how my cupboard exploded when it’s not half the size it was” I have 23 teas to sipdown minimum before the end of the month

Shmiracles

July 2012, huh. i joined in April 2012 and i’m not even half way to your numbers. i’m such a SLACKER! i better start the swaps back up! :)

Cavocorax

1333 teas tasted? That’s amazing! :D
And I’ll try and come over in the next week and clean up your cupboard. Y’know. Just helping out. :P

Sil

I have an entire box and a half of “swap teas” as well for you to root through…they’re not in my cupboard….if I haven’t swapped them. Away by July, to the garbage they go!

Fjellrev

Sil, you’re a tea-drinking machine.

Amariel

This is good stuff. I have a little Divine Temptation left, but I definitely could use more of both.

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drank Alfonso by TWG Tea Company
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huh…mango you say? I think not. I’m going to have to try this one again to see what i can make of it but colour me unimpressed with my first try of TWG teas courtesy of omgsrsly! :)

the science continues…

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77
drank Imperial Keemun by SOKO Tea House
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Another tea from omgsrsly I was hoping for good things from this keemun since i do love a good keemun. However, this one comes across as a little wimpy imo. I’ve got more to play with, so i’ll see if playing around with the tea helps. I like keemuns when they’re bolder and make me pay attention. this one seemed content to just hang out :) still not a bad cup though!

OMGsrsly

(I haven’t tried this one yet.) Glad it’s ok. I should probably try it before I give it to my parents!

Sil

Clearly your cupboard isn’t up to date….I had to add two teas to the database! ;)

OMGsrsly

LOL Yeah, this one and the Yunnan. Right? I haven’t even tried them. They’re not for me, so I didn’t add them when I got home.

Sil

mmmhmmm….

OMGsrsly

Haha, sure, don’t believe me.

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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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