5392 Tasting Notes

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not sure if this is because it’s an old tea but um no. gross.

Terri HarpLady

LOL, I hate when that happens!

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85

oh! this is a delight! Terri either didn’t review this one or the other part of the sample is sitting at her place somewhere. But this is delightful! My thanks should also go out to nofars for sending this terri’s way in their swap. This is a tea i can get behind. This is a malty tea, but not overly so…there’s also a sweetness with a hint of spiciness? in the background. It’s juicy and yet leaves my mouth a little dry feeling. I love the taste that linger in my mouth after sipping on this. yep. I’m a fan.

Terri HarpLady

I didn’t write a review of that one? Hmmmm, I wonder if I posted it in the wrong place or did a random steepings sort of thing with it. I know I drank it, & yeah, not only does it have an awesome name, it was also a tasty cup! :)

Sil

haha

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this is more of an orange tea than a cranberry tea…and it comes across as slightly artificial to me. I did my usual “don’t steep this for very long” as with most of franks teas. Overall, pretty lackluster.

(also…this brings me to 247, which is where my lovely tea sister ended last night. Not sure if she’s up and about drinking tea yet but it’s time to get down to business lol)

Terri HarpLady

Lol, I just woke up!

Sil

good! that buys me some time… i’ve got stupid work to deal with today :(

Terri HarpLady

That ok, I’ll be it’d up with a wedding & reception for several hours.

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This tea makes me sneeze. I pretty much wasn’t expecting to like this tea since it’s a green one :) I had a go at this one, mostly just to sip a few of the steepings and move on to the next steeping. I can see how lovers of the green, would really enjoy this one :) It’s subtle and then floral and stuff. Wasn’t a fan of the jasmine that came from behind! ha. Overall, i can appreciate this tea, but it’s not for me so no rating here. If you like creamy, floral delicious green oolongs…this is a tea for you :)

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sipdown! I’ve been drinking this all morning while i catch up on yesterday’s backlog and plan my tea drinking today. I have a bunch of errands that i need to run, which of course involveds being away from my tea. So much planning must ensue to make sure i keep pace with my tea sister :) I’ve had this one before and while it’s a decent enough puer, i prefer some of the others ive had over it.

Terri HarpLady

I enjoy this one, & of course it’s the base for our beloved Sichuan caravan.

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This is my last backlog from ysterday – which means i officially ended my evening with 250 teas. What i love most about our little contest is that we’re both going to be rewarded with smaller cupboards at the end of it haha

This tea was a pretty big disappointment (sent to me via terri). No pear, very little caramel, nice base? i guess. sigh

Terri HarpLady

That was one of the teas from the HHTTB. I somehow though it would be amazing, & was sorely disappointed as well.

Sil

go back to bed! lol and yeah.. booo on tea that isn’t yummy

Terri HarpLady

I’d be glad to go back to sleep, but I have a wedding to play this afternoon, so it’s time to get moving! :)

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Another tea from yesterday, also sent to me via kaylee (who appears to have gotten it from adagio breeze). I really like this tea! I just wish that the coriander was a more present flavour in the actual brew. There’s a hint of the coriander, but mostly this is a lovely strawberry brew. I suspect that cold, it would be even better. My only complaint is the lack of a distinct coriander note running through it, so dropping the rating a few points because of that. Thanks again kaylee!

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drank Alice's Blend by Alice's Tea Cup
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Catching up on my logs from yesterday so that i can continue trying to kick terri’s butt in our sipoff :) This was a sample sent to me courtesy of Kaylee! This was an interesting tea. It calls for boiling, but given the green tea in this, i opted for a slightly cooler water temp. Now i have to say, that i didn’t expect to like this one because i am not a fan of most teas with florals in them. But i wanted to try it and kaylee was awesome enough to send it my way.

This is a pretty decent cup of tea. It’s not really up my alley but i wouldn’t turn down a cup. It has a great vanilla, rose scent and the taste is similar. Luckily the rose doesn’t overpower the brew and the vanilla complements it very nicely. This was a lovely cup to try! Thank you Kaylee

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drank Antarctic Expedition Tea by Silk Road
5392 tasting notes

This is a pretty decent black blend. I picked this up when i was in vancouver visiting silk road and i’m glad that i did. I opted for the limited edition, let’s see how they do with a straight black tea before ordering more online. This is a pretty decent bold-ish cup of tea. I’t pretty smooth, with a little bit of kick to it, if you’re the sort that isn’t a fan of bold, black teas heh

Nicole

Dern you. I need no more tea!!!

Terri HarpLady

I really enjoyed this one in our BBBB!

Terri HarpLady

Plus the name is awesome!

Sil

Nicole. Send me a pm. I can send you a wee sample so you don’t buy a big amount! I’m mailing things this weekend lol

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sipdown! I needed something without caffeine just to change things up a bit. While this isn’t a bad fruity tea, it’s more a generic fruity like all those other fruity teas with hibiscus in it sort of fruity tea. sense make? :) It’s not a bad tea, but it’s not really a pomegranate tea. Oh well, still decent!

Terri HarpLady

I kept the rest of that from the HHTTB. Somewhere in my mind I thought this would make a coldbrew, mixed with some other flavors. I haven’t done anything with it yet, of course!

Sil

i think it would make a good cold brew….speaking of which, i totally put my sichuan caravan in cold water once i couldn’t drink anymore hot haha

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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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