4674 Tasting Notes

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drank Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong by Yezi Tea
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nomity nom noms….. this was afternoon tea today since “evening” tea consisted of uh a bunch of alcoholic drinks :) i love this one with just a splash of maple syrup to enhance the smokey factor :)

Final Count: 198 [Fake Cupboard at 123 with the addition of RiverTeas yesterday]

whatshesaid

Fake cupboard?

Sil

it’s my cupboard minus all the 2-3 cup samples that cavo, miss b, variatea, roswell strange, yyz, boychik, terri, angel inundated me with in basically a week’s time. I’m still trying to get to 100 by July 1st in my fake cupboard lol

Terri HarpLady

cheater!!!
:p

Sil

Hahaha oh I failed in my goal….but I was curious how close I could have gotten if I didn’t get all those samples lol

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87
drank Hello Sweetie by Butiki Teas
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aaaalmost out of this one, and it’ll be a re-order. I could do with a teeeny bit more banana since i prefer that to coconut any day but this one is well balanced enough that i like it a bunch :)

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86

Long day…i missed out on the chance to participate in stacy’s contest in the evening yesterday because my other half decided spur of the moment that he wanted to pain the living room RIGHT NOW….so last night i was up way too late. I then missed out on picking up a tentacle nordic mug from davids because i slept in and had a busy day. lol I’m home late tonight because i promised colleagues we’d go out and tomorrow i’ve got ppl coming over so no relax time then. first world problems, i know, right? lol

anyway, i haven’t been drinking as much tea as usual because i’ve been busy and i’m a little tea-ed out. So i’m drinking what i want, when i want and not stressing over it lol

gmathis

Send your spur-of-the-moment painter our way: we’ve got a bathroom that’s been under renovation for so long I’m thinking about hanging blueprints on the wall and claiming it’s deliberately a “construction” theme!

Terri HarpLady

We were gonna paint the front porch tomorrow, but I’ll be planting sweet potatoes instead…guess we’ll paint next week!

Terri HarpLady

Stacy’s contest? Dammit, why am I always the last to know about these things? sigh…

Lariel

This one is coming to my house soon.

Sil

Terri – because you have more of a life than me? :)

Terri HarpLady

Only in spurts, LOL :)

OMGsrsly

Planting sweet potatoes. Wow, Terri! I’m seriously wishing I had garden space right about now. :)

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74
drank Adventures in Africa by RiverTea
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This was an interesting tea. I had hopes for the ginger/pineapple combination, but when i picked it, i didn’t realise that there is both basil and tulsi in this one. As a result, while this is a pleasant enough cup, the ginger and pineapple are dominated by the tulsi. I think i would love this sooooo much if there was no Tulsi – it would make a pretty good tea. And i’m not a tulsi hater, it just bring a particular taste to the table and it’s not what i was looking for in this tea. Still, it’s nice to try a few more teas :)

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
gmathis

Odd combination—tulsi is pretty overpowering. Ginger and pineapple I could groove with.

Sil

yeah it overpowered the whole blend…

Nattie

I always find ginger overpowering, it’s probably from the bad childhood memories, though. Ugh. I can’t stick ginger now.

Terri HarpLady

I love my Ginger, not so much for tulsi though

Sil

i don’t mind tulsi but in moderation :)

Terri HarpLady

meh….first it was rooibos this & rooibos that. I remember herbal teas before rooibos came on the scene, they were way better, or maybe it just seemed that way, back in the dark ages. Now Tulsi is the new rooibos, as far as I’m concerned.

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44
drank Limbo Queen by RiverTea
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Another sample from RiverTea. In my opinion they seem to be doing well in the straight black world, fruit teas and white flavoured teas. Everything else seems to be a little hit and miss. Hot, this one had a few pepper notes but not a great deal. For the most part this tastes like a rather generic fruity sort of rooibos. Not a bad cup but rather tasteless…

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 15 sec
Terri HarpLady

So you’re saying the flavors are in limbo ;)

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73
drank Tuscan Sun by RiverTea
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I received my second box of RiverTeas today and figured i would try all the samples they sent me since that would mean not having to add them to my cupboard since the other half is going over to Cavocorax since it was a joint order :) This one isn’t bad…it’s not as strawberry as i want it to be, but the base isn’t overly bitter and does still come through. It’s more mango than anything, and in my world, that’s not a bad thing…but i did want more strawberry :)

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73
drank Hua Ki by Lupicia
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aaaalllll gone! That makes me happy since i AM still trying to chug away at my goal. I enjoyed a nice cup of this over dinner with my other half. I like the blend of this with the black tea, though truth be told it’s not likely a reorder for me since there are so many other Lupicia teas that i’d rather have. But it was really nice to be able to buy a tin, split it three ways and get a few cups in :)

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84
drank Crème Brulee by Bayswater Tea Co.
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Another one that i had today and it’s still tasty and delicious! I’m glad i was able to pick up a bit of this when i was in vancouver. It’s a really tasty dessert like tea for when i’m in the mood!

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84
drank Divine Temptation by Bayswater Tea Co.
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mmmmmmm…this one is growing on me, which is bad because omgsrsly has not yet succeeded in making steam have a REAL ecommerce site…but if they did, losts of ppl would want this…and others. sigh

Courtney

This one is Bayswater silly. But delicious, yes.

Sil

riiight but whatever they both need ecommerce sites lol

OMGsrsly

Haha. I know, right?! Not even a horrible facebook one. And Bayswater seriously needs to update. When I went in a few weeks ago they said it was coming soon, but it’s been over a year since they first said that!

Dinosara

Haha I would totally order this one if they actually had an ecommerce site. But it’s probably better for me that they don’t (yet).

Sil

yeah…while i appreciate companies willing to ship if you email them..blah blah blah…. no thanks. make it easy or it’s not happening.

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72

I finally busted this one out to try and start drinking and i’m sad to say that i recall nothing of the drink :( work got busy and i totally lost track of what this one was like when i started on my flavoured teas lol

gmathis

For me, an empty cup before you know it is a sign it was pretty good!

Sil

yeah sometimes though, it’s just that work is so busy i don’t focus on the tea…so that could mean i drank it in 5 and it’s amazing or, over the course of 3 hours i drank it and just don’t remember anything lol

gmathis

Some workdays are like that….

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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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