7674 Tasting Notes

drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
7674 tasting notes

First up.

Autumn harvest 2015 Laoshan Black Verdant VS Classic Laoshan Black 2016 – Yunnan sourcing

I brewed these western style since that’s generally my go to, especially when things are busy as they have been for…uh ever. 200 degrees, 3.5 mins.
LB from verdant has a less intense aroma…you can still smell the bready, cocoa-ey notes…but then you git YS’s version and there’s no contest…YS version is so much more intense and present.
drinking it? today. verdant’s version is tasty…but lacking the richness of YS’s version which occasionally tastes like i’ve just had chocolate in my mouth and there’s a distinct after taste of that chocolate. the brew with YS also has a thicker mouth feel. Now i know i’m comparing 2 different years and different seasons, but both are still available online, so worth a comparison imo. Between these two…Yunnan Sourcing is the clear winner.

(still have 1st picking and reserve from verdant to compare against AND i’ve got the imperial version from YS as well…)

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drank Cardamom French Toast by DAVIDsTEA
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soooo good… really want to see this one come back. Wish there was a magic tea wand that could turn teas i’m less a fan of into this one for me lol

VariaTEA

Haha it may still arrive. DAVIDs seems to have a habit of making the teas of the month old blends

Sil

want. nao.

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drank Lemon Meringue Rooibos by Tealish
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picked this one up to try last weekend when i stopped in for more lemon meringue, mostly because of the positive reviews but because it’s another herbal. I was hoping this would be refreshing and not overly sweet and that’s what came through. I’ll have to write a better note next time i have it again because it was a few days ago at this point…just playing catch up. Have to get organised before vacation (fyi, 16 months is waaaaay too long to go between vacations…don’t do it)

Nicole

Oh, yik. 16 months is a tragedy, girl. At least you had puppy in there, though. :)

Sil

…and a wedding…haha

Nicole

Oh, yeah… hey, priorities, right? Puppy… wedding… :P

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80
drank Pina Colada by Tealish
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drank L'école de Shangaï by George Cannon
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drank étoile des neiges by George Cannon
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85

I really need to weigh my cupboard. I know i’m doing well, but i’m totally curious as to HOW well i’m doing. I’d like to order a few teas but am very conscious of increasing my cupboard count/weight.

Final Count: 84

VariaTEA

The one time I did weigh my cupboard, it was so much effort. Didn’t help that my scale was broken also. It was fun to figure things out though. Perhaps I will do it again sometime

Sil

The smaller the number of teas you have, the easier weighing gets hahaha. I just like doing it now because of all the French teas I brought home. Numbers didn’t go up much but I added 3.5kg to my cupboard.

Kristal

Interesting concept though- weighing your cupboard. I suppose that would give a much more accurate understanding about how much tea you really have.
I have mostly loose leaf teas but even having the few bagged teas I do would make the process a little more difficult, lol. Not to mention I bag up loose leaf teas for work in order to use them up. In the past I have “measured” my cupboard by seeing how many tbsp/cups I have of certain teas. Not as accurate, I suppose, but it’s quick to do and take notes on.

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86

Still getting cinnamon from this one. It’s totally weird but delicious!

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90

working from home in steam room conditions….so what makes sense? HOT TEA! woot!

Evol Ving Ness

This heat—ouf!

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