4729 Tasting Notes

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drank Dark Chocolate Tea by sTEAp Shoppe
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pretty sure that this tea falls into the no thanks category. I think it might actually be the espresso in it that is doing me in. While i like coffee and espresso, it turns this tea into more of a coffee type blend that it does a dark chocolate. It’s not a terrible tea but it’s not somethings that wows me at all. Also, something in the aroma of this one is turning me off a little. might have to toss my unopened sample into the swap box! Hopefully someone else will love it more than me :)

Cavocorax

NO sir. I don’t like it. I don’t like it all.

I like coffee, and I definitely prefer tea, but I don’t like my tea and coffee flavours to mix.

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drank Chocolate Orange Tea by sTEAp Shoppe
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Figured that i might as well try this one tonight since prior to this i had the orange tea from della terra.

So initial sips of this one, i felt like i was drinking an orange version of cinnamon swirl bread. There was that bready taste and cinnamon in with the orange. As it cooled though, the tea became much more orangey and even the chocolate came out to make an appearance. overall, not a bad tea but nothing to re-order when it’s gone…especially since there’s my favourite “two friends” from butiki!

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drank Mango by Harney & Sons
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cold brewed this to see how it fare and it is equally yummy as a cold brew! With a little sweetener the mango flavour pops without losing the black tea base. Overall a good time as far as a black mango tea goes! thanks fiddling!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Orange Brulee by Della Terra Teas
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SIPDOWN! and i’m behind on those now i’m sad to say. I’m back up to 235 after a couple of 52 teas showed up today via my tea mule. An order from the end of May so i can’t much complain but i was making such good progress! Actually i’m mostly just bummed because most of my sipdowns will take a few days to get through. So no quick sipdowns here, though it also means i get to have fun trying some of my samples that have been hanging around waiting on me.

This one? Smells better than it tastes, but is better than the initial taste of this blend that i had. So either they changed things up or my tastes have changed. I don’t get a lot of caramel – it’s mostly an orange oolong..but i like orange so yay for that! thanks again tattoed_tea!

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drank Caramel Vanilla Assam by Butiki Teas
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mmmmmm another tea from this morning. Sadly i couldn’t decide what i wanted to drink so i opted for this one, if for no reason than a) i know it’s delicious and wonderful and b) i know it’s on sale now and i can order more in july lol yep.. drinking by “easy to replace” logic :)

Hallieod

Hey, it’s a smart logic. :)

Kittenna

I keep forgetting to drink this one…

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drank Grandpa's Anytime Tea by Butiki Teas
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had this in the morning and now it’s afternoon. I’m so ready for vacation since this is how most of my days go :) Still enjoy this one, though this will likely be a circulate through my cupboard every now and then sort of tea rather than a staple. Still pretty darn delicious though.

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Didn’t get too far with the sipdowns today but i DID manage my one for the day and get some quality time in the sun, so i can’t really complain :) Still really enjoy this one from The Persimmon Tree – though it’s not a hell of a lot of “berry.” it’s more of a vanilla creamy chocolate (white) tea with a hint of berry. But i’m ok with that, because i like it. :)

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drank Strawberry Kiwi by Tea Guys
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SIPDOWN! 233! I had the last of this sample from shmiracles cold brewed to see how it fared and man it’s pretty darn delicious. Maybe it’s because we were out in the sun this afternoon but it’s tyeh perfect tea after spending the afternoon out. Sweet without sweetner and just a little tartness to eek through. Again. not so much with the kiwi but the strawberry taste is yummy!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Smaug by Custom-Adagio Teas, Cara McGee
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sipdown! (234) OH my dear shmiracles I’m so sorry that i can’t get on board with this tea. i do love lapsang…but opening this i was blasted by an all too familiar smell from my childhood – vick’s vaporub. I thought for sure i was off my rocker and imagining things. So i brewed it up. While there is a smokey undertone to the scent upon brewing it, it still smells like vick’s. My first hesitant sip… yup! this tastes like i imagine liquid vick’s vapo rub would taste like. I let it cool a bit to see if that would help to let the smokiness come to the forefront…it did but now all i can think of is vick’s. bah! Oh well, at least it’s another one i can cross off my list. lol

Ysaurella

I imagine the face of the marketing product Manager at adagio searching for a way to promote a vick’s vaporub’s tea ;)

Shmiracles

well. i GUESS you are entitled to your opinion. EVEN if it IS WRONG. hahahee i joke i joke! i know this tea is extreme. i know. thanks for trying it anyways!

Sil

shmiracles – that’s part of the fun of sharing i think! I’m only sad because i know you love this one…and i do like a good lapsang. but man…vaporub….sooo much vaporub lol

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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Inspired by my modicum of success with the puerh that grace sent me, i opted to also try one of the teas that i picked up from the verdant rewards. This was the 2007 Henan Heichan. I wish there was a way to get more information on the teas in the rewards package but sadly the only thing that accompanied them was a note from verdant :)

Sadly i was distracted (or is that focused) and didn’t take notes on my mini session. I do remember finding the tea enjoyable but in comparison to the tea from grace, it wasn’t quite as satisfying.

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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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