4875 Tasting Notes

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drank Good Morning Sunshine by Butiki Teas
4875 tasting notes

SIPDOWN! I’ve been a fan of having this one in my cupboard for a while now, though I think it’s more of a winter tea for me so i’m glad it’s done for now. I’ll likely restock this when it starts to get cold again since i tend to prefer it when it’s cold outside. I was inspired to finish this off since Helena reappeared for a bit today and this is certainly HER tea :)

Helena

Dang right it’s my tea! and in other news I adopted a kitten from the humane society his name is Cheeto and sometimes he sleeps on my Mastiff (Kikyo) he also bullies her off her puppy bed… oh well pics are up on my facebook and google+ account somewhere :D

Sil

haha awesome! :) glad to hear you’re still doing well and keeping busy!

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drank Papaya Ginger by Tea Blendz
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SIPDOWN! figured i should finally get around to finishing this one up. Overall not a bad little tea but i’ve since had a number of ginger teas that i vastly prefer. The ginger in this one is just a little muted for my tastes :)

Nxtdoor

At midnight, I demand to know the number and quantity of teas you ingested. Surely you’re not resteeping cause that would be like… 40 cups. Hahaha. Go to the bathroom much?

Sil

lol i resteep some of them :) tyically the unflavoured ones :) i drink a lot of tea on weekends…it’s great!

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drank Toffee Dream by Tea Blendz
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sipdown! this hasn’t aged well, not that i’ve had it for very long in the grand scheme of things. I’m still enjoying it but not nearly as much as i had previously :) Either that or my taste buds have changed again since i last had this. That’s ok though since sipdowns are the name of the game! haha

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drank Pound Cake by sTEAp Shoppe
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this is a new blend coming out from janet that she included as a surprise sample in my order for some of the trouble i encountered with her website. I have to say sometimes that i like having issues with my orders if only to really see how stores deal with problems. Janet has some excellent customer service in case you were wondering :)

I’m beginning to notice a trend with a lot of Janet’s black blends in that they all taste vaguely familiar. In this case, i’m getting memories of the steapshoppe’s cinnamon swirl bread but without the cinnamon part. :) not that it’s a bad thing but so far i’m finding i can live with msotly just her cinnamon swirl bread in my cupboard and maybe one of the chocolate teas. I’ve got plenty more to try though and i’m looking forward to it!

scribbles

Almost makes me wish I had service issues!! Just to see!!

Sil

haha i’ve been pleasantly impressed with nearly all companies i’ve had minor issues with

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drank Orange Spice Cake by sTEAp Shoppe
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ick. do not like. This is certainly got that bitter orange taste going on…with some spices. I wouldn’t call this cake though, nor would i call this delicious. I wonder if janet has changed her recipe around or i just managed to get more spice than tea in this cup. I’ve got more left in this sample so i’ll be trying it again but so far, colour me unimpressed.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Cavocorax

Yuck! Every time you review one of these sTEAp Shoppe teas poorly, I panic a little bit because I don’t remember what I ordered. :P I hope I didn’t get any (much?) of this one. :P I’ll see soon enough!

Sil

Haha I don’t mind…we got a lot of sample sizes and that’s half the fun of trying a new company in one go…get through a wack of their teas and figure out in one go that it’s either a company for you or not…

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drank Orange & Cream by Della Terra Teas
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mmm cold brewed this one overnight on a recommendation from kittenna I have to agree with her that this once makes a damn good cold brew! I love this one hot but even cold it’s a delicious orange creamy tea. No “rooibosy” taste here just delicious, delicious orange and cream!

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drank Vicky's Sponge Cake by Bluebird Tea Co.
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I cannot figure out how to hot brew this tea. I think it’s the raspberry leaf that’s just not working for me. I’ve tried a couple times now and have apparently forgotten to log them. Overall, i’ll take this cold brewed over hot anyway but in the grand scheme of things it’s just not a tea for me. thanks to hallieod for sending this my way! (sipdown)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Strawberries & Cream by Simpli-special
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I can’t quite figure this tea out. It’s a really nice blend – fruity and slightly creamy but it’s not exactly strawberry :) It’s more of a pineapple, type black that’s not exactly pineapple either. just that sweetness that comes from pineapple. At the tail end of the sip there is almost a hint of strawberry cream but then it slides away.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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SIPDOWN! (bringing me to 255 and still a few more hours of tea drinking left in the day…..i can do this! lol) I’m not sure i agree with the steeping instructions on this one. 3 mins leaves a pretty astringent brew. I’m thinking 2 mins might be a better spot…and this is for sure a milk kind of tea. oh well…it IS a pretty tea lol Mostly i just wanted to drink this since it’s another one of those darjeelings i have kicking around in my cupboard. Still not a win for me…

Ysaurella

la petite cuillère…never heard about this brand
their website is cute

Sil

i received this in the amoda monthly box :)

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drank Pink Sonoma by Red Leaf Tea
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sipdown! thanks hallieod this is a decent brew though it’s not quite up my alley. The white tea blends nicely with the flavours but it’s a bit too floral for me as well as being a really light tea. :)

Hallieod

Yeah, don’t think I’d quite got your response to floral teas before including this one in the package. :)

Sil

naw it’s all good! i like trying new teas. :)

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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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