5945 Tasting Notes

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drank Pêché Mignon by THE O DOR
5945 tasting notes

this is is another from missb Again, not typically a fan of green teas but this is a lovely cantelope and peach sort of tea. It reminds me a little of stacy’s canteloupe and crea tea but it’s different. A tasty cup for mid morning…

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drank Thé des Riads by Jardin du Thé
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this one is another from missB Really not sure how i feel about it… it’s mostly just weird. There’s a bit of a heft to it..but at the same time, it’s fruity. There are some floral notes in here as well that i’m not sure i like. Hoenstly…hard pressed to say WHAT this tastes like… weird.

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drank Tang Yang Gong Fu by Tao Tea Leaf
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Another tea from dexter I’m on a mission today to get through at least 10 sipdowns so there will be good times ahead! She sent this one along because it’s one of a small few black teas from tao that i haven’t tried. I figured this would be nice to try shortly after nannuoshan’s similar tea.

Verdict? boooooooring! There is nothing inspiring about this tea or anything that makes me want to order it. It’s just sort of an every day boring black tea. And who has tie for boring!? not me! lol there’s a bit of maltiness to this one, and it IS a smooth tea. it’s just not anything special. I vastly prefer the other teas from tao that i’ve tried.

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drank Yi Ji Qi Hong Xiang Luo by Nannuoshan
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Another sample from Nannuoshan….this tea was on my wishlist so i was SUPER excited to get it as part of the samples that were sent out to folks. Funnily enough, i was excited to try it because of the smokey notes that people were finding…but when i had this, there were none to be found for me. Instead, i want this tea to have tea babies with me. Seriously…I have NO idea if this would taste as amazing brewed western, but while the aroma of this one is pretty bleh…tasting it was like a party in my mouth. i could not get enough of this tea. In fact the leaves are sitting there waiting for me to come back to them to make sure i’m not imagining things.

This was oh so deliciously chocolatey and malty for me. Now i’m on tea hiatus, but i DID go look on the website to check out the price and bookmark is..and it’s not there! So confused…where has it gone!! Because seriously? i want more… MOAR!

Edit: NM it’s there i’m just blind.. lol

Tealizzy

Woo! Party in your mouth, eh? This one was on my sample list too…can’t wait to get it!

Sil

i really loved this one..

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drank Tanyang Gongfu by Nannuoshan
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oh man. This was a sample from nanuoshan – thank you SO much for tyhe opportunity to try some of your teas! Honestly, i think if i hadn’t tried this along side one of his other offferings, i’d have been over the moon with this one. First off, the aroma of this one is amazing….i poured it and was like OMG is that the tea!!!
That being said, this doesn’t taste like the aroma haha. It’s stilla lovely tea but funnily enough, while the smell is like a sweet caramel, the taste is more like a creamy, fruity, slightly cocoa like tea. There’s no smokiness to be had in this one. I brewed this one gon fu – with probably the latter steeps being my favourite as the tea really started to have that heavier feel to it. Initial steeps were almost creamy in their lightness. Overall, this is a nice tea and i’m curious as to how it would lend itself to a western brew. I may just pick some up in the future to check it out!

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drank After Dark by Steam Tea House
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last cup of yesterday evening so now the real fun can begin haha. I pulled this one out because i was craving it…there’s just something about this blend that makes me squee in delight. I can’t even explain it lol. omgsrsly sends me refills of this, but at SOME point i may just have to start buying it since i seem to be drinking through this relatively quickly haha.

Final Count: 150

OMGsrsly

I have another box started for you, so I can get you more before I send it out!

Sil

hahahaha

OMGsrsly

I go there every other week… and I’m heading there right now… * tries to tempt you *

Sil

lol i am not allowed to buy tea!! but i will be looking in to vancouver again…maybe we can afford two trips out there…esp if i can steal MissB’s house lol

OMGsrsly

Pssht. You wouldn’t be buying it, I would be buying it. Come on now… :D

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drank Campfire Blend by Verdant Tea
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this was one of my last teas from last night… I’m trying not to run through all my herbals since i’m on tea hiatus, but at the same time, i love those evening cups of tea that are delicious that i can enjoy without worrying if THIS TIME, the caffeine will affect me…since it doesn’t always. Still love this one after however many zillion times i’ve had it….need the longer steeps to really make it slightly spicy AND citrusy all at the same time!

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drank Canal Street Carnival by Butiki Teas
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This one from stacy is really interesting. I’m not sure where i land with this one…. it’s coconut and strawberry…with a bit of a nuttiness. I am enjoying this one a bunch…but i think it falls into the same spectrum as the pumpkin cheesecake one…i’ll drink it, and enjoy drinking it…but i don’t love it like it’s out of this world amazing and would trade for the few that i DO love out of this world..if that makes sense :) Still though, a really nice cup.

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this tea has made me super sad. I love stacy’s bana flavour..and yet with this one i’m getting awhole lot of oolong..with only an after taste of banana…. and while there’s a bit of a sweetness there…it isn’t butterscotch to me…or walnut. le sigh. At least someone else out there will love this i’m sure!

Kittenna

Gotta try this…

Nattie

I didn’t pick any of this up, if you want to wap a tiny sample of it my way…

Sil

will do nattie!

Nattie

Woo! Thanks (:

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drank Mei Zhan Zhen by Camellia Sinensis
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mmmm tasty tea from Dexter Since this year will be the year of Canadian companies…who let you buy in CANADIAN DOLLARS thank you very much, we’re trying to get through as many samples of teas as possible from various companies. this one is a deliciously tasty black tea. it’s a little floral like but it’s also sweet..not honey leafhopper sweet, but still sweet. This is a tea that is lighter…but not lacking in flavour. Overall another enjoyable tea from Camelia!

Cavocorax

I’m still shaking my head at those shenanigans. Sneaky.

Sil

just another X against their name in my books

Kittenna

I think I missed something.

OMGsrsly

Zen Tea was poopy and changed their currency to USD on the sly then announced a sale.

Kittenna

That is unbelievable. (Yet not, because, you know. But still. Screw them.)

Sil

meh..i’m still bitter about that issue we had 2? yrs ago lol

Cavocorax

Yeah, that was bs. :|

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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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