4862 Tasting Notes

drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
4862 tasting notes

tried my random black from china, which as it turns out is actually a puerh…and a VERY strong earthy kind of puerh. That i couldn’t drink, likely because i wasn’t paying attention this morning and brewed it western as in my usual black tea kinda way. oopsy. oh well! live and learn!

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Other from angrboda that I’m enjoying. Now if only my dashboard would behave! Th initial smell of this one had me a bit worried because behind the delicious aroma was a hint of something artificial. Turns out that my worries were unfounded because brewed, this is simply a delicious raspberry vanilla tea. Makes me think of raspberry creamsicles a little :) the icecream mixing with the raspberry…mmmmm

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drank Vanilla Bean Black Tea by sTEAp Shoppe
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I tried this one today and while i much prefer angrboda’s vanilla black, this one isn’t bad. It’s a middle of the road tea, nothing to write home about but certainly nothing to complain about either, so i’m satisfied :)

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mmmm sipdown on another tea that the lovely terri sent my way. It was really nice to have this back in my cupboard again for a brief moment :) I really like the steeps and resteeps of this one, though it’s not my all time favourite from verdant, but it’s by far NOT my least favourite black tea :) thank you terri!

Terri HarpLady

I loved this one. It’s not my fav, but I really enjoyed having it in my cupboard, & I’m sad to not have it anymore. Too bad they aren’t planning to restock it. Glad you liked it!

Kittenna

You may want to edit “but it’s by far my least favourite black” :D

Sil

i hope that was cause i was missing the word tea? :) otherwise….i’m confused lol

Kittenna

Haha, you’re saying that it’s by far your least favourite black tea. Meaning, you hated it more than Adagio’s! I assume you mean, it’s far from being your least favourite black :P

Sil

oh there we go… man. i’m tired. my other half just thought you were being uh…something lol

Kittenna

Bahahaha, nice correction. And nope! You can tell your other half… uh…. :P

Sil

you know him..always trying to cause trouble :)

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drank Passionfruit and Orange by PureAromaTea
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SIPDOWN! (268) I made a cold brew of this and it’s perfect today which is humid and hot and gross. This is a pretty good cold brew as well. Not as tasty as i thought it would be so this one is likely better off as a hot brewed, cooled tea. :) still decent though and not hibiscusy sour

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SIPDOWN! (269) Finally feel like i’m starting to get somewhere with my sipdowns though i do have a few teas coming from cavocorax and i might have just picked up a few teas for terriharplady and i to share. BUT! i think i can get under 250 by the end of the weekend so i think i’m doing ok. Not great, but ok and i’ve certainly managed to curb my spending impulses a bunch.

Really happy with this one from lala! It’s one of those unexpected happy teas :) Sad to see it go but at least i know i enjoy it and can get more eventually!

Terri HarpLady

I think you & I are riding the steeply spiraling slippery slope, lol

Sil

lol at least we’re doing it together!

Terri HarpLady

That’s right, we’re on the Buddy System! :)

Cavocorax

Well at least my samples for both of you are relatively small. I just stuck with what you asked for!

Sil

bwahahahahahaha

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drank Chocolate Delight by Tealux
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mmmmmm raritea rocks my world. She didn’t really like this one so she sent it my way because this is tasty! Not sure if i like it better than chocolate O, or the cocoa tea..but i am a fan of this one. Mousse au chocolate from MF is better in a dark chocolate kind of way but this is like it’s sweeter cousin…at least i think so, though i may be the only one lol. mmmm

Kittenna

Yes. You are the only one. :P

Sil

you haven’t tried mousse au chocolate yet! i thought :P

Kittenna

I have not! I just was trying to say that you’re the only one that thinks this one is really good, hahaha :D

Sil

whatever :P IB doesn’t think it’s as bad as you guys haha

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drank Strawberries & Cream by Simpli-special
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thank you kittylovestea for sending this my way! No steeping parameters on the bag so i went for 3 mins to see how that worked. I think my taste buds are on strike because this tastes like chocolate to me. lol I get a bit of strawberry from this but mostly it tastes like a chocolate cream tea. I’ll have to play around with this…it’s pretty darn tasty but it’s uh not really strawberry to me lol

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
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sipdown! thanks to courtney for sending this along. I’d only had this in the store as a sample, and i can confirm that now that i’ve had a chance to brew it on my own…i still don’t like it. lol it’s just not for me. ah well, glad to have gotten to try it again.

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drank Caramel Apple by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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Another sipdown for the evening! (273!) I like how tasty this is for a tea bag. Not to mention it’s another nice to have in the evening sort of tea for those nights or days when i don’t want my usual black. thanks again kallieboo!

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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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