5059 Tasting Notes

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drank Blueberry Wonderland by Majesteas
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I figured out how to drink this one today. Cold steep overnight and add a splash of honey. Not sugar or other sweetners – honey. Because man that honey + blueberry = HELLZ YA! Seriously? it’s nearly enough for me to just bump the everlovingjeebusrating out of this one haha. but i won’t because i don’t like it hot brewed as much and it’s a little too picky for me. But the rest of this? brewed like this for sure!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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Terri was getting on my case for not having tried the two teas that tastybrew sent in our BBB Box that we’re sending around. (even though i only got it friday!!! and it’s already out the door!) sheesh! So i packed this up in the travel mug today. Sadly though, as often it happens with work, it got busy and i wasn’t able to jot my notes down. I remember being pretty happy with this one as it’s not a malty black (which i also love, but have a bunch of..) instead it’s a sweet-er black…but not sweet like stacy’s high mountain tea. it was different…and good. More to come when i get to drinking it when i’m NOT at work :) Thanks for participating in the fun girls!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

This is a interesting & kind of fruity for a black tea, IMO. Glad you got to try it, & it’s nice to have enough to try at least a few more times!

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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if you’ve got it, drink it? or something like that… picked this one today since i’m contemplating picking up another 2-4oz. This is the spring harvest that i’m drinking and though it’s nearly the same tea, it is slightly less cocoa-ey than the fall version i’d originally picked up. It’s not any less delicious to me though, so yay for that!

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drank Orange & Cream by Della Terra Teas
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Last cup of the evening…5 sipdowns today and a wonderful afternoon out of the house wandering the city and enjoying the night out. Not much to complain about here…life is good and tomorrow we start back at work for the daily grind heh.

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drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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had a cup of this tonight while catching up on the last few episodes of falling skies – for sure like orange cream and lime chiffon more than this one but this will do in a pinch for a rooibos blend :)

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drank Red Dragon Pearl by thepuriTea
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Another tea from Terri I was epxecting somethling closer to a black pearl when i tried these so the fruitiness in these was totally unexpected. Chocolate/cocoa notes mixed with fruitiness that is reminiscent of those fruit and nut bars… Really enjoyed the uniqueness of this one! Nice purchase for us terri!

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Sil

Haha we’re all such enablers. :)

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, the fun thing about all these pearls is they each taste different. I initially thought they would all be about the same, for some crazy reason. :)

Terri HarpLady

Of course, it shouldn’t surprise me, since all the Assams taste different, all the Yunnans do too. Pearls can be made from any tea. It makes it funner.

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SIPDOWN!(230) Another tea courtesy of nicole and the first from mahamosa that i’ve been able to try. I really like this one! It’s got a total exotic fruit taste to it, rather than that generic “berry” flavour. I think this would likely be a really nice cold brew as well. I’ve never had jackfruit before, or if i have, i can’t recall the taste – so i can’t comment on how close it comes to the real thing but this is tasty! Thanks to much for sending this my way nicole!

Tealizzy

My mother-in-law had me try jackfruit cooked in coconut milk, which was delicious, but I probably didn’t really get a good sense of the jackfruit flavor. I’ll have to keep this tea in mind!

Sil

I like tasty fruity teas in the summer :)

Terri HarpLady

There’s a Thai restaurant here that serves an amazing dessert called Halo Halo. It is an interesting & fun mix of tender pieces of soft coconut, jackfruit, jello squares made from coconut milk, palm nuts, some other things I can’t identify, & a few pieces of ice, all floating in a bowl of lightly sweetened coconut milk. I’ve looked this dessert up on the internet. It’s actually a filipino dessert, & the pics I see don’t really resemble what I’ve had at the Thai version. Jackfruit kind of reminds me of mango, only it’s not as juicy & the flavor isn’t quite the same.

Tealizzy

Yep! It is Filipino. I’ve had it too. Very fun dessert!

Nicole

The dessert sounds fun! Glad you liked this one. :)

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drank Organic Karigane Genmaicha by Yuuki-cha
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It looks like somewhere along the way i forgot to log this as i’m down to my last cup of this. Hallieod sent this my way and i’ve been enjoying drinking it the 2-3 times that i’ve had it. it’s a pretty average genmaicha. nothing to write home about, but nothing that i would snub. Thanks again for sending this my way!

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drank Mandala Tea Phatty Cake by Mandala Tea
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thank you terri for sharing this with me. I have some of the loose version of this as well in my cupboard that i recently purchased from Mandala. I know that garret is going to be doing something in the near future with this and the phatty 2 that they have now so i wanted to make sure i got a chance to try this one out before then. I’ve been drinking it most of the morning and haven’t been focusing on that particularities of teh tea on purpose. I just wanted a morning with this to get a general sense of how i felt about it. At some point in the future i’ll go through the steepings and make notes but today? Today i am simply enjoying this for what it is. A delicious puerh i could drink nearly every day.

Terri HarpLady

Glad you like it!

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drank Milk Oolong by Mandala Tea
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sipdown! Garrett sent this along as a free sample when i placed my first order from Mandala. As it’s an oolong, i didn’t want it sitting around too long so i opted to drink it down asap. Additionally, the bags that mandala use for their samples are perfect for using to split off the 52 teas that kittenna and i jointly purchased lol Heavy duty sample bags to prevent contamination for the win!

I almost thought about passing this one off to kittenna or raritea as they seem to prefer milk oolongs but figured if i’m going to try all the teas, i better get cracking! This is fantastic! All i can say is that the girls here should order some from mandala because i think they might like it. It’s nothing like slaone’s milk oololng, which i recall kittenna not liking as much…it’s fresh and creamy and i can understand that toffee sense from the description. I’m going to have to resteep this a bit today, which of course will slow down my cupboard progress but this is totally worth it. thank you garret!!

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

DROOOL Milk Oolong is amazing! Soo gooood!

Terri HarpLady

I also have a sample of this one, which I brought with me to Tony’s to drink today. Not sure if I’ll get a chance, as we’re going to a get together at one of his friend’s houses in a few minutes, but maybe after we get home…we’ll see!

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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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