6481 Tasting Notes

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drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
6481 tasting notes

le sigh. This is not the blend it used to be. Everytime i have it, it makes me a little more sad. This version is a dull version of the previous incarnation. There is way less punch to this one and the spicy is way milder. That doesn’t make for a bad tea, but this version is not something i need to keep on hand. I suppose i could probably find ginger somewhere to add to it to give it a little more punch, but i am not so magically herb inclined as some heh

Terri HarpLady

It isn’t the same, but I still enjoy it, using a heaping TB

CelebriTEA

Good recommendation Terri…I have been using 2 tsp and I love it.
I think a tiny bit more puerh would give a little more punch, and while I like
ginger in a blend…I am not wanting it “in my face” …I wish I could taste the other
blend to compare.

Terri HarpLady

it’s been awhile since I had a cup of this. Might have to break it out later :)

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YYZ had this a few days and it was a nudge to pull this out and have it again this week. I’ve been trying to drink up older teas, and this doesn’t quite fall into that category since i picked it up in September. it DOES, however, fall into the category of delicious, delicious teas that i love. so there.

Terri HarpLady

That works for me!
:)

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
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Last tea of the evening. Stupid mail man brought me nothing today so he sucks. So this was my cup o comfort while i finished up some work things that carried in to the evening. And now, my evening is gone and i’ve done nothing fun…BOOOOO

maybe my tea will come tomorrow.. sigh

(on a tea related note..this one still makes me super happy!)

Courtney

I have so many things in the mail. Every day I get more and more impatient haha!

Yvonne

Aw Sil :( Hopefully something fun comes your way later! At least there’s tea :)

VariaTEA

I am in the same boat. I am waiting on so many things and each day nothing arrives. I have a theory that I will finally hit 200 teas and then everything will arrive to make my cupboard explode again.

Terri HarpLady

I think I’m only expecting one tea related thing in the mail now. I. Think…
I always hate waiting…sigh…

TastyBrew

I got the box packed up last night for you Terri! It will be in the mail today and should be to you friday or saturday! I hope you guys like the choices this round!

Sil

zomg…i need to get cracking on the last offerings!

Terri HarpLady

Yay!!!! I’ve still got several teas from Yunnan Sourcing to share with you guys!! :D

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drank Irish Cream by Red Leaf Tea
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I haven’t had a chance to try this on it’s own yet..so i picked this out tonight. HOLY CRAP PPL! this one smells INCREDIBLE…seriously it’s like deliciously amazing crazy ass creamy, yummy OMG i want to eat you all up tea.

…and then you brew it..and it’s not nearly as insane as the smell but it’s still a pretty decently flavoured cup of tea. So i’m enjoying it..but man, i wish it tasted like it smells… many that smell makes me happy! haha

Terri HarpLady

I hate when that happens

pyarkaaloo

sounds incredible! what would you say it tastes like…if you could compare it to any flavor or tea? is this a flavored black, or a straight black with cream bits thrown in? or does it just have an inherently creamy quality sans additions? any notes you’re picking up on, like caramel or vanilla? from the way you describe this tea, somehow i’m picturing a dark, rich liquor.

Sil

It’s a flavoured black, no bits in there. It’s like Irish cream….so creamier…more like vanilla than caramel but it’s not vanilla….heh

pyarkaaloo

thanks for your clarification! sounds delicious, added this one to my shopping list!

Sil

just poke me sometime mid February and i can send some your way if you like. saves you an order in case you don’t like it :)

Yvonne

I’d love to give this a try as well :)

Bear With Me

[sheepishly adds to shopping list]

Sil

lol 5$ says you try it and wonder what crack i was smoking when i drank it :)

Bear With Me

Dangit Sil, you made me snort tea out my nose!

Sil

puhlease..like that’s hard.

Bear With Me

[looks down into the mug]

shush…

OMGsrsly

AHAHA! Ceylon Star, I love what you’ve put in your bio. :)

Plunkybug

This has gotta be good, and something I can’t screw up…since I suck at making matcha.

Bear With Me

Srsly? YOU, of all people, are judging me? Hahahaha!

pyarkaaloo

Thanks Sil, you are too kind.. I’ll be sure to poke u in February ;p let me know if there’s anything in my cupboard you’d like to try, tho it’s hardly exciting!

Sil

pyarkaaloo – you’d be surprised at what i can find to tantalise my taste buds from ppl’s cupboards…i’m trying to taste ALL THE TEAS after all haha

Terri HarpLady

that’s right!

OMGsrsly

Not judging, Ceylon Star! I think it’s awesome! And the icon too. :)

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drank Yu Lu Yan Cha Black by Verdant Tea
6481 tasting notes

So..im not sure if the first experience i had with this was the same tea lot as the lot that i picked up in December but this was a totally different tea from what my tasting notes appear to show. I picked this up so that i could try it again and decide whether to get more before it disappears. This morning it felt much more like a subtly smokey, sweet keemun. I’ll have to try this again soon….

Terri HarpLady

Hmmm, that doesn’t sound like the same tea at all! I know teas are different from one harvest to the next, but I don’t recall Yulu being smokey. Maybe I should have grabbed a little

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
6481 tasting notes

ok really quick catch up with things. Tea from this morning because i keep forgetting campfire blend is a herbal and therefore nothing i want to waste on a day time tea. lol Still loving this, and going through my 4oz fairly quickly…no new AHA moments with this one..just wish the “tea” was a little more present.

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drank Lime Chiffon by Della Terra Teas
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Sipdown! 168 BOOYAH! Having a couple cups of tea this evening while we relax and watch some fringe and the following. Mostly it’s just nice to be at home enjoying our company before a hopefully relatively early night after our adventures from this past weekend :)

Maybe i’ll make 160 my goal for January haha that might be doable…

VariaTEA

The Following! I keep forgetting it came back.

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sample sipdown because i can heh. So yes, i picked this one out myself, and yes, it has coconut. But i was really hoping for a more pineapple like creation when i picked it. I pretty much figured that at the very least it would give me a chance to see how Tea G. does rooibos. Now, after drinking this one? I can say with confidence that they do rooibos relatively well – it doesn’t have that woodsy sort of taste that the rooibos i don’t like has. But this particular blend? Too much coconut and not enough pineapple. However, what i DID like about this was that it’s clearly a creamy coconut rather than straight up coconut. And my mug didn’t have an oil slick on the top of the brew, which in my books, makes this a pretty decent cup, even if it IS mostly coconut :)

Fjellrev

You’re not really a fan of coconut? I can’t recall.

Sil

blech. Coconut isn’t as bad as Blergamot…

I like coconut that’s done well, but that coconut that’s sort of rancid smelling and has that oily gross film on it…blech. Mostly it’s just that so many flavours of coconut are not nice at all…

Fjellrev

Hmm, I was gonna send you some of Bayswater’s Creamy Coconut, which to me, tastes like a macaroon. It’s your call if you want to take the chance.

Fjellrev

At least I knew about the BLARGHAMOT.

Sil

LOL i am always willing to TRY coconut things..hell i even try BLERGamot things…and BLARGHamot things.. :) as long as no one expects me to love them…we can all be pleasantly surprised when i find ones i like…like that one time, with that one tea that i liked that had that icky stuff in it…you know that time ;)

Fjellrev

I do indeed know that time. That time was a good time.

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drank Mandarin by tweed and hickory
6481 tasting notes

“i know you don’t like bergamot, but maybe you’ll enjoy mandarin?” says the handwritten thoughtful note from the *teafairy Let me tell you…this smells AMAAAAZING. it’s 100% a MANDARIN smelling tea. this isn’t orange, or random citrus, this is mandarin. And i, am a sucker for mandarins :) So great choice teafairy! I brewed this one up and man was it a tasty, tasty delicious treat. Seriously..this one is UBER delicious, especially if you love mandarins :)

Edit: 170

__Morgana__

Shopping list!

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drank Banana by tweed and hickory
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So apparently, when i get things in my head, i inadvertently just kind of go for it. Lamost down to 170 teas today after adding my weekend splurge to my cupboard. Not that i’ll hit 150 but apparently my brain is in sipdown mode when choosing teas haha

This is another from my dear teafairy, which will also be shared with terri along with all of the lovely notes on each of the teas so that she can enjoy the comments from the teafairy as well :) This is actually a really lovely banana tea. It’s really subtle, which i’m coming to see is the name of the game with Tweed & Hickory, but that’s fine by me. I like teas that make me pay attention to them :) This is similar to Foxy Roxy but also not. I am really digging the banana flavour of this one..thank you for sharing madam!

Bianca G.

ohh, I’m always on the look out for banana teas. i’ll have to add this one to my list to try.

Sil

It’s a subtle banana, not in your face…

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