6338 Tasting Notes

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sipdown (189) time to switch to the lesser caffeine options i think. I’ve kinda been drinking a lot today in an effort to stay warm in our house. Our balcony door’s weather stripping is nearly non existent so the wind has been pushing through all day, making the house colder than normal. I had tow ear socks today. blech. 188 up to 193 and back down to 189 lol good times were had by all!

this one’s not too bad but it’s a little picky for my tastes. it’s easy to brew this up and get a bit of bitterness that i don’t like. Still though, an enjoyable cup!

Anna

‘An effort to stay warm’… Pff! We know a radical sipdown effort when we see one!

Sil

i have been cold all day. it sucks.

TheTeaFairy

A Canadian winter to remember that’s for sure…Sil, on top the wind and cold there’s so much snow that for the first time ever, my dog refuses to go to certain spots in the woods cause he sinks and disappears under it, and he’s got giraffe legs, I swear!!!

keychange

I hate wearing socks indoors also!

caile

I need new weather stripping for our back door – its amazing how much cold air is coming in under there!

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drank Eggnog & Pralines by Butiki Teas
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sipdown (190) since the rest of this is going to kittenna to try out :) happy to have gotten the chance to drink this up! thanks dexter!

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sipdown (191) sooooo second cup of this i almost couldn’t finish. the bergamot just got to be too much for me. What i want is this tea…sans bergamot. then it would be perfect and delicious. still though, not bad for an EG :)

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sipdown (192) this one makes me sad. smells so good, tastes bleh. thanks for sharing though dexter! that’s always good for a smile :)

OMGsrsly

Aww. Too bad. I actually kind of liked this one.

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drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
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lol just when i start making progress, more tea arrives hahaha Got my awesome christmas card swap from kallieboo today with a number of teas in it. Steepster really is a great place! Of course i’m back up to 193 teas LOL oh well, there’s always another day just around the corner for drinking tea :)
This sichuan caravan isn’t as spicy as the last incarnation but it’s still damn delicious. I’ve had a couple steeps now and it’s the one tea that’s helped make me a little warmer this afternoon :)

Terri HarpLady

I agree! It is good, but it’s not the same. Oh well…can’t have everything :)

Sil

heh it’s still delicious thankfully!

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drank Imperial Breakfast Blend by Verdant Tea
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mmmm i just wanted a cup of warm, unflavoured, delicious tea. so i had this one. yay! nothing new to say about it heh

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drank Shamrock Tea by 52teas
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decupboarding this (182) because even though i like it a bunch, i find myself never wanting to drink it. ie. there is always something else i reach for first. I guess that means i should get around to posting in the swap thread since i have quite a number of teas that need good homes heh

What i like about this one is how the vanilla softens the mint so it’s not like ZOMG MINT IN YOUR FACE MWAHAHAHAHAHA! :)

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drank Strawberry Oolong Tea by Teavivre
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sipdown(183)! I needed a tea to cleanse my tastebuds but wanted to try and get another sipdown in. So i picked this one since the flavouring feels very natural. While not a huge fan of oolongs, this is one that i can get behind whenever i’m craving that strawberry flavour that isn’t artificial. This tastes like the strawberry aftertaste of freshly picked garden berries :) Always love this one from teavivre!

caile

hehe Great multi-taskn

caile

Lol – that posted without me.
I meant to say great multi-tasking! Cleansing your taste buds and another sipdown. :-)

Sil

i have to! my cupboard ran away from me! lol

TheTeaFairy

Already down to 183? You’re a real tea vacuum!

Terri HarpLady

I’m at 366 now, hahaha…although I did manage 7 sipdowns since New Years day!

Sil

teafairy yea it helps the samples dexter sent me are fairly small considering i drink double cups most of the time. :)

Dexter

:)) I sent you a “taste” of all of them, rather than quantities of a few. If you would like more of any that you liked, just let me know.

Sil

hey i’m not complaining dexter! it was perfect sizes to try them all out :)

Dexter

Sorry I didn’t mean to imply that you were complaining – I was trying to say “my cupboard is your cupboard” – if you would like more :))

Sil

haha just making sure you didn’t think i was upset :) i’m sure i’ll be poking you at some point for samples of things heh

Dexter

Poke away!! I think I need to go and buy more tins to deal with that box I received today…

Sil

i haven’t quite figured out what i want to do about tins…i bought clips from taiwai tea crafts that i like for bags that you cut. I just want figure out what i want my cupboard to look like. Tins = harder to figure out what is where for me…so i like bags. but samples from friends = little mini tins i found when teaopia went out of business..small enough to hold things and keep flavoured smells from mingling, but they all fit in their own bigger container heh.

Dexter

I like the color coded ones from Davids. As long as the correct type is in the correct color all is well. I leave most teas in the resealable package – unless it’s permanent in my cupboard, then it will have a tin. The box I got today has a lot of “quantity” tea in zip bags (that’s fine we split orders). I can’t just leave them like that considering I might not get to them for a few months. I’ve bought cute little spice jars from the dollar store with colored lids – those also work for me for smaller quantities – but I haven’t taken the time to paint them, so they have to go in the cupboard to prevent light exposure. Uggg – I need a month vacation to organize and do all the projects I have planned….

Shmiracles

i like the David’s Teas tins too. but i use whatever tin i have and color code using magnetic labels. i’ve bought some of the colored ones, but also use the plain ones they send free. old pic, but you get the idea http://instagram.com/p/Uh6GZyIc-N/
i love organization discussions!

caile

Awsome pic! I wish I had drawers like that – it looks so organized and easy to see everything!

Dexter

Shmiracles – I need to hire you to come and organize my stash….My house looks like a tea store exploded…

Shmiracles

i accept payment in TEAAAA!!

Dexter

LOL that seems win- win to me….

Sil

if i had drawers i would do that, but i’ve got a bookcase type set up with doors on them

Sil

hahaha my other half took one look and went YAY! someone else that makes a way worse mess than you ever do!

I’d love to have those teas in my house though..

Sil

also…i totally just started looking at the pics to see what might interest me haha

Dexter

I posted more in the Tea Buying Hiatus Support Group thread

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drank Absinthe Frost by Herbal Infusions
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another of the 12 days of christmas sent via dexter apparently my goal today is to drink a bunch to stay warm so that hopefully whatever is at the mail today doesn’t explode my cupboard any further lol. This one is pretty tasty for a white! I’m starting to think that i prefer flavoured whites over flavoured greens and straight greens over straight whites. Either way i’ll figure it out eventually. :) This one isn’t too bad. I have zero clue about what absinthe should taste like but this is minty and refreshing without being overly ZOMG in your face flavoured. not likely a restock but i did enjoy this cup a bunch :) thanks again dexter! this has been fun!

Terri HarpLady

I’ve never had absinthe, but I’m thinking it’s got a liquorice type taste?

TheTeaFairy

I meant to tell you, it’s not fair that my cupboard was not up to date when we swapped but yours was so please have a look now and tell me if you crave something else, I can send it by the end of the week :-)

Sil

this for sure wasn’t licoricey heh
teafairy – you sent me more than enough things for me to explore! I just hope my package gets there soooooon!

TheTeaFairy

Ok, but don’t be shy, my cupboard is yours :-)
Fingers crossed, i’ll let you know when I get to my mailbox today!

Dexter

(I have had absinthe – IMHO it’s this odd/strange/horrible mix of licorice and herbal. Think of a blend of Jagermeister and Sambuca)

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drank Jack Frost by Joy's Teaspoon
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sipdown! (185) this one reminds my of cocoa butter. You know the lotion…i haven’t seen it in forever but it’s one of those scents from childhood. This tastes, like that smells lol. It’s not a bad thing, it’s actuall quite tasty, but that’s what it tastes like. Thanks for sending this our way tastybrew!

Preparation
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