4923 Tasting Notes

81
drank Raspberry Cream by 52teas
4923 tasting notes

operation 52 tea is back on! This was my first 52 tea from this morning and this is another one i’ll be sad when it’s gone. I really like this one from frank though i really should try it as a cold brew one of these days before the pouch is gone.

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75
drank Lemon Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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Soooo i totally missed my steepster-versay (July 10th) BUT i did discover (probably something most of you already know) that i have a record of the number of different teas i’ve tried in my tea rating log….776!

As my other half pointed out – if i was doing a world of beer tour, i’d have 4? jackets already. haha

On that note…i finally cold brewed this last night thanks to Kittenna’s tasting note and holy crap this is good. i can just imagine how awesome the lime chiffon will be since i totally dig that one slightly more than this one. Although, maybe it’ll be a case of this is my cold brew and that’s my hot brew. Anyway..this? with a teeeeny bit of sweetner, cold brewd = awesome. delicious and just what i needed in this heat!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Kittenna

I know, right?! SO DELICIOUS.

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90
drank Black Pearl by Mandala Tea
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Oh yes. Hello good morning wake up happy tea.

5 pearls for my 16oz travel mug brewed for about 4 mins

I’m not sure there’s anything more to say tht others haven’t covered besides yes…..yes…and more yes. I heart these more than the teavana ones, which is good since those are never around….and I’m not a teavana fan otherwise. This is going on my reorder…well order since these were sent my way by the lovely terriharplady

Yay! Happy Tuesday everyone!

Garret

Happy Tuesday to you, my friend! Enjoy these while you can! These are the perfect age for drinking right now and I cannot find any more of them for the life of me. I am hoping that my producer will make more of these this or next year but when my current (and quickly shrinking) stash is gone, I will be out of these until they make more. About a kg left :(

Cavocorax

Yikes. I have a feeling this is one I’ll really enjoy too. I hope you can source more of it by the time I’m ready to order, which, sadly, won’t be for a few months.

Terri HarpLady

I need moar!

Dexter

I had to order some of this today based on these comments. LOL Steepster gets me in so much trouble….

Sil

they’re delicious dexter! I’m planning on just saying to hell with my hiatus tonight and getting a few things based on what i’ve managed to run through of my samples from terri

Dexter

I love everything I’ve tried from Mandala. You pretty much can’t go wrong with whatever you decide to order – (I also got one of the Noble Mark cakes and some milk oolong – and a Yixing tea pot). Everything is just so good, and everything I haven’t tried other are saying how good it is. LOL Dangerous, dangerous site.

Nxtdoor

Oh, dexter… Hiatus much?

Dexter

I only ordered 3 and a teapot, I thought I was showing remarkable restraint. One of the teas is to replenish one of my all time fav’s that I’m almost out of……

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85
drank Walter Bishop Honeybush by 52teas
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I picked this for my 52 tea of the day since i have fallen behind with that but don’t want a lot of caffeine tonight. I’m hoping i can get around to cold brewing a few more of the ones in my cupboard so that i can have those in the heat. But for now i have this cup..and i’m hoarding this as it’s my last bag.
Will trade blueberry cream cheese danish for this one!

this>strawberry pie from 52 teas every day. it’s less cinnamon, more strawberry and with a dash more “creamy” mmmmmmmmmmm i really need to make this into an actual milkshake for fun haha

Kittenna

PS Sil, I may as well give you the rest of mine. I’ll have another cup of it but you clearly like it way more than me, haha.

Kittenna

Make a note of it on the spreadsheet, lol.

Nicole

I have some I can share. Weren’t we going to swap in July? :)

Sil

haha yes we were nicole… apparently we’re both a little busy. I’ll maybe spend some time looking through your cupboard this weekend. :) My cupboard’s a little crazy but i think i have a least a cup i can share of even my samples sizes so i think we’re safe in terms of you looking at mine heh

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Made this one as a cold brew and i’m not sure if this is the heat or what but it is PERFECT tonight and hitting exactly the spot that i wanted it. I am digging this a lot and it’s making the perfect tea tonight to help beat the heat. thanks lala!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Lala

Glad it is helping you survive that wicked heat wave!

Sil

it’s insane…flood one week…next week heat warnings..

Lala

well as long as you (and your tea) are safe

NofarS

Keep safe!

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83

Cold brew of this one to try it out since i have a GIANT TIN of this! 4.4 ounces to be precise minus what i’ve managed to drink, swap and share :) I figured if i enjoyed it as a cold brew, this would be a good one to drink all summer – maybe with some marco polo as well.

the verdict? this isn’t half bad! i think i’ll be drinking more of this that way…especially if it’s going to be this hot all week!!!!!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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73
drank Vanilla Bean Black Tea by sTEAp Shoppe
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I had this today as well – not much to say about this one except that i don’t mind it. It’s an enjoyable enough tea and i’ll enjoy finishing off the rest of it, but i’m not sure i’ll ever repurchase it.

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85
drank Black Beauty by Mandala Tea
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Another tea from Terri – so many teas to try and so little time! I had this one earlier today and it was delicious! I have a sneaking suspicion that i’m going to be struggling with keeping my first order with mandala to a smaller size. I suspect that even though I’m enjoying these black teas – i may just force myself to focus on the puerhs from Garret as I already want 2-3 cakes… lesigh

This is a bolder tea that is also sweet and reminds me of some of the keemuns i’ve had but not overly so. There’s very little astringency and mostly it’s just a yummy morning cup for me. I’m glad i have a bit left – even if a sipdown would be great too lol

graceatblb

Keeping Mandala orders to a small size is a big struggle. I fear I may make it worse for you when I get around to sending some teas to you…when I can get to the post office. The post office in 100 degree heat is a frightening place.

Sil

ugh i feel you there! my house is super hot this week with temperatures hitting uh converts about 104 this week with the humidex. UGH DO NOT LIKE

graceatblb

I am a complete wuss when it comes to heat. I only leave the air-conditioned parts of the house upon necessity.

Terri HarpLady

That’s my policy as well.
Glad you like this one! I’m already planning my next mandala order…

Garret

This tea totally reminded me of some of the characteristics of Keemun, but I like this alot more… we are having so many people enjoy this tea and that makes me so happy. Matter of fact, unless I can find a really high quality Keemun for the store, I’m going to direct customers looking for keemun like tea to this one. I think it ages waaaaay better than keemun, too.

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85
drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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SIPDOWN! (229) last of this tonight since i want to limit my caffeine intake. It hasn’t been affecting me, but with the weather being as hot as it is, sometimes by body just gets weird on me lol soooo just trying to make sure i sleep tonight. i’ve been remiss with my 52 teas this weekend as well, so maybe a cup or two of those tonight to catch myself back up :)

This will be a reorder for sure. It’s a great peppermint chocolate tea and i love that it’s not a black tea base!

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78
drank Kamba Berry by Butiki Teas
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Decided to finish off the last of this today – sipdown! (230) had this cold brew to finish it off. Probably not a re-order but still a tea i wouldn’t turn down.

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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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