5792 Tasting Notes

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drank Breakfast Blend by Fortnum & Mason
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mmmm…it still counts as drinking it in the morning if it’s a minute before noon…right? :)

Brisk and malty and just a good average cup for a tough day!

Cavocorax

You’re drinking your tea in the wrong order today. :P
Now you just need some Organic Morning Journey for dinner.

NofarS

I haven’t tried their Breakfast Blend. Is it interesting enough to warrant a buy?

Sil

NofarS – happy to send you some so you can give it a try before buying it. I’d likely lean towards “no” but i can toss some in the mail for you this weekend if you like

Cavo- wait for it…

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Sipdown on this one. I sent this to the ladies in the BBB Box mostly for a play on the names of the teas. They received a breakfast blend and then an afternoon blend. :) Next trip is going to be Fancy teas!

This helped solidify in my mind that Murchie’s teas are only for me if i want a a nice delicious tea with milk and sugar. It helped as well that i finally figured out i need to steep this at a bit cooler temperature since there’s some sneaky darjleeing in there.

Overall, not a fantastic tea but it’s well enough for the small quantity that let me play with it and share it. I don’t think it’ll be a super huge win with the ladies, but that’s part of the fun! we get to share experiences and some are wins and some are less wins hahaha

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

That’s right!

OMGsrsly

I love how everything is categorized as a win. :)

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drank Watermelon Xylophone by Butiki Teas
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I finally remembered to brew this up as a cold brew! I’m so glad that i did. I am a super fan of this cold – sans sweetner. I will for sure be ordering up more of this in the summer months to serve as a cold tea. it’s refreshing and light and deliciously tasty!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Fjellrev

Marvelous! I keep meaning to try this out cold brewed.

Amariel

I liked CaC better hot than cold, but this one I might like better cold brewed.

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drank Keemun Classic by Capital Tea Ltd.
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mmmm thank you dexter! I picked this as one of my teas this morning and i kept reaching for it even after i’d finished it. In usual keemun fashion i added a bit of maple syrup to this but it didn’t need it. I just like the way keemuns + maple work for me. This could easily be one of my staple tea as it’s not too demanding, but it’s also not unassuming. Appreciate the share dexter! tasty!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Dexter

That’s exactly how I felt about the Yunnan I was drinking earlier today, you just expressed it better than I did. :))

Sil

:) I feel like one of these days i need to have a keemun challenge and just drink as many of them from different companies as possible

ifjuly

a keemun-off! that sounds delicious. love keemun.

Dexter

ifjuly – I had noted that you were an assam, and yunnan fan? Am I confused or should I just add keemun to the list and send you samples of all my black teas…. :))

ifjuly

haha, please don’t worry about sending me stuff! i don’t have enough stuff i think you’d like to send back…i thought of a few more things but it’ll be a little bit because i need to restock them first (down to my last cup with a buncha golden moon :O ). i do love keemun though—i love smokiness, and rich not-very-sweet chocolate notes, so it makes sense i would. honestly, there aren’t many black teas as general categories go that i hate across the board…ceylon’s the only one i can think of offhand, and even that can be amazing when done right (sinharaja FTW).

i still need to add maple syrup to keemun sometime. every time Sil mentions it i’m like “oooooh that sounds good!”

Dexter

Golden Moon? as in Golden Moon Tea? http://www.goldenmoontea.com/
This is why I need to keep sending you tea! Trust me you have lots I’m interested in :))

ifjuly

Yeah! As soon as I place it and get my favorites reordered—I highly doubt they’re doing anything for seasonal sales but just in case I’m going to wait a week or so—I’d be super excited to send you some.

Dexter

I’m not in any rush and I’m not requesting anything, but Golden Moon has been on my list forever, but shipping is astronomical to Canada…..

ifjuly

Yay! That makes me super jazzed.

Terri HarpLady

Count me in for the Keemun extravaganza!

Sil

Terri – maybe we need to do that sometime with the BBB box… pick a variety and do a round of that.

Terri HarpLady

That would be awesome!

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drank Numalighur FTGFOP1 by Mariage Frères
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I had another go at this today and this is not my favourite tea. I much preferred the Yunnan from MF that my parents picked up for me. Not that this is a bad tea, but i prefer others over it. Luckily i have tea friends with which to share this one!

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drank Orange & Cream by Della Terra Teas
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Sipdown! (157) just wanted to relax tonight with another’s a rm comforting tea. I’ll restock this one in he the near-ish future, though I’ve got a few more cups of the lime chiffon before I really need to do that. Good thing Black Friday is creeping up on us haha. That also means I have a little over a week to get down to 150, and even if justjames’s arrive, I should be more than able to hit my goal. Then I can decide if I want to aim for really trimming my cupboard down and trying to hit 100. Not that I mind having lots of tea in my cupboard, it’s just fun to make a game out of things….especially since at the end of the day, I’m doing what I love….drinking tea! ;)

….and now…back to my orange, creamy goodness!

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drank Elder Berry by Cheryl's Herbs
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Mmmmm I’ve been feeling like I’ve been fighting something for a bit now so I pulled these out of my cupboard to have tonight. I know nothing about herbs and the like but Terri told me to drink these if I felt like I was coming down with something, so here I am! Good thing I like the taste too – esp with a pinch of honey :)

CelebriTEA

I love Elder Berry!

Sil

yeah thanks to terri i’m glad i got the chance to try it :)

Terri HarpLady

I need to restock the Elderberry in my pantry, I’m getting low. This is the time of year to drink it regularly, & it is pretty nice with a little sweetening in it.

Em

“I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.” – Monty Python and the Holy Grail

tea-sipper

I learned about elderberries from Hershel on The Walking Dead. :D

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Sample sipdown of this one – passed on to me by my tea sister terri! I’m not overly a fan of oolongs – the roasted variety are better than the green variety but on the whole, 98% of the time i will take black tea/puerh over oolongs. However, i need to try all the teas!

If you are a fan of oolongs, this is likely a really nice roasty delicious oolong, with that familiar roasty oolong sort of taste. heh for me? this isn’t my cup of tea but i wouldn’t turn a cup down.

Terri HarpLady

worth a try :)

Nicole

TRY. ALL. THE. TEAS!

Sil

always! Nicole! you need to give me a poke sometime and tell me what teas i can send your way for fun! it’s been a while since i sent you something :)

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i think this one was my Favourite from the easy teas that dexter was kind enough to share with me. It’s not too light, and also has a fruity flavour to it that is unlike other teas like this that i’ve had. I quite like this one…even cooled (work distracted me!) it’s tasty!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Dinosara

Definitely my favorite too.

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drank Cantaloupe and Cream by Butiki Teas
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nom nom nom nom nom godness i love this one! Still not sure if i’d prefer this one or the pineapple oolong if i HAD to choose between the two. Both have deliciously tasty things that i adore!

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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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