5583 Tasting Notes

85
drank Cookie by Lupicia
5583 tasting notes

YAY for finishing this one off so that i can reorder it again in the future haha. Latte form as well :)

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83

this + maple = yum! not much else to say that hasn’t been said before..i’d totally get this again but 50g please! haha not that i’m done my first 100g yet

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76

thank you for sending this one my way dinosara it was ages ago but i’m finally sorting through my smaller puerh samples, trying to clean up my cupboard AND take the time to focus on what i’m drinking at least once a week. I’ve been drinking this one all morning – though i suppose it’s now afternoon.

What i’ve started to figure out is that i get a smoke like taste often when i drink sheng…it’s not like lapsang smoke…but it comes through as “smoke” to my taste buds. This particular tea was earthy and vegetal like asparagus and then turned creamy. Overall a nice relaxing time today while cleaning up around the house.

boychik

smoke as smoked meats ?

Sil

more like…what your clothes smell like after being at a bonfire or near a woodstove….there’s a taste that tastes like that smell lol

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88

This was a cup from earlier this morning. All i can really recall from it this morning was that is reminded me of the sweetness you get from jam…or at least that’s how it smelled haha I’m still loving this tea. I love the way it looks and tastes, so i’m glad i still have a bunch of it :)

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drank Mint Cacao Tea by Tisano
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my darling swedish chef sent this one my way to try and i’m super glad she did. I have to say, i’m not one of those people who tends to drink cacao on it’s own. I much prefer it as an addition to teas to give them that roasty chocolatey taste. I’m drinking these samples on their own though as i want to get a better sense of how they’ll work with other teas. This one is hints of mint with a lot of cacao. I enjoy it, but i’m not sure i see the point of the mint lol. I’d likely just add cacao to a mint tea so that the mint was more present and i could control the mint level. Enjoyable, though..and a nice cup to end the evening. Time for bed with my headache not getting much better.

Final Count: 85

Kittenna

I have a wicked headache tonight too. Not sure whether it’s dehydration or lack of tea (or something else entirely). Sigh. Hope you’re feeling better [in the morning]!

Fjellrev

Are you feeling better today, the both of you? What is with us getting headaches lately. Yeesh.

Yeah, I wish they put more mint in here. I swear HI’s was mintier? But I like the idea of just customizing mint teas by adding the plain cacao to it.

Kittenna

I was feeling better… until I had a headache today too! It’s gone now though. 95% sure mine are the two causes I previously mentioned, so they should be avoidable. My boyfriend and roommate have also had headaches lately, though. :(

Fjellrev

Aww, no. I had another one today too. They just keep coming. So weird!

Kittenna

Boo :( Weather was my guess that’s more applicable to people other than myself. None of us typically get headaches. (My boyfriend in particular, and he absolutely hates them).

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88
drank Kapha Organic by TeaGschwendner
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gawd i love this tea. Perfectly spicy and delicious and will be a restock, even if this particular bag seems to be super fiery! lol if you enjoy things with a little kick, this really is a tasty cup.

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85

nomity nom nom. Another one of those teas that i really need to drink more often (especially since i have two tins of it) because it’s super tasty. I think i axctually prefer it a little more now that it’s sat around for a bit heh.

Cameron B.

Yes, now you can claim it’s “aged” and therefore fancier. ;)

Sil

hahahahaha

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85
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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another tea from this afternoon. While i’m not making much direct progress with sipdowns, i am getting a bunch of teas within sipdown range, so i’m happy with that since next weekend is going to be a whole lot of not very much tea. Still enjoying this one as both a hot tea and a “hey i forgot about this tea and now it’s totally cold” just enough creamy lime to make me happy heh

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44

soooo forever ago i went to write this tasting note. Got an extreme, almost migraine headache…and didn’t write anything. I can’t remember anything i was going to write besides this reconfirms for me that yabao, is so NAO for me :)

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86

I figured that i might as well splurge on having this one today since i had time for a couple resteeps and because it’s close to being finished. I really do want to keep on getting my cupboard in order – i’m thinking maybe a goal of 50 for the end of next year heh I enjoy this one, though with the discussion taking place about quality vs price this one comes to mind. I have a hard time justifying prices like this one tea, EVEN if it’s a tea that i can resteep and rather enjoy. Mainly because 9 times out of 10, unless i’m doing a puerh session, i don’t want resteeps. I want a different cup of tea. and secondly, there are other teas that are “nearly as delicious” that are half the price. So the majority of the time, i’m ok with those other teas. What i do like, is being able to splurge occasionally on more expensive, quality teas as a treat. So that i take the time to slow down and really enjoy them when i have them. This is one of those teas that falls in to that category. I really like it, but it’ll never be a permanent tea in my cupboard. Rather, i’ll rotate it in when i want a treat :)

Tealizzy

I just got Cocoa Amore…haven’t tried it yet, but I feel the same way…it took me a long time to get this one because of the price, but I decided to splurge this time to treat myself. :)

OMGsrsly

WHOA. 50 teas? Is that really enough selection? ;)

Ysaurella

it’s out of stock now but it was 17,25 USD for which quantity ? Cannot find the information on their website.

Fjellrev

It is per 1 oz., Ysaurella. Pretty steep. :/

50 teas is crazy talk!

Sil

every thing on the website is sold by 1oz quantities – there’s no discount on 2+ ounces

Sil

50 isn’t crazy talk….i got down to 80 this year…from like 200+

Ysaurella

17,25 for 1 oz is indeed very expensive. The quality of the vanilla used by WPC should so be outstanding.

Ysaurella

thanks for the information girls

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