4704 Tasting Notes

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drank Earl Grey De La Creme by Red Leaf Tea
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I figured with my senses being off, i might as well taken this opportunity to try out the bergamot filled tea that Hallieod sent my way :) She did warn me that it was coming, so no harm there. Turns out, that i’m ok with earl grey cream. Mostly because to me? It tastes like lemon. Which may or not be weird. Holding off on rating this one for now until my sinuses and such clean up but so far, not a terrible cup, though still nothing i’d ever be ordering for myself :)

Lala

I knew you would eventually move over to the EG side :P

Sil

no no no no no! the only earl grey i seem to be able to handle is earl grey creams…because they taste like lemon. lol

Lala

Just keep telling yourself that. Haha!

Hallieod

….. lemon? Well, hmmmm. Not quite seeing it, but glad it worked anyway! :)

Sil

Yeah don’t ask me why but earl grey cream consistently tastes like a lemon cream to me. Apparently it messes up my taste buds just enough lol

Terri HarpLady

As a former EG-phobe, I’ve gradually grown to appreciate a few. The EG from Smith (#55) is particularly nice!
I think the big deciding for me is whether they use real essential oil, real fruit, or some lame artificial flavoring.
Also, the first time I tasted cheesecake, I hated it. It took awhile for me to love it. Unfortunately I’m allergic to milk now (probably always was, just didn’t realize it), so I never get cheesecake (probably a good thing, as I would eat it too much).

Cavocorax

Lemon cream sounds better than perfume (which is what I get with some EG’s).

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drank Vicky's Sponge Cake by Bluebird Tea Co.
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thank you halieod for sending some of this along with our swap. Even though i’m slightly sick – ie. congested and my sense of taste is a little off, i figured that I would have a cup last night since i figured the raspberry would cut through things. I was right! This was a lovely cup of tea, though i’m sad to say that i didn’t get much in the way of “cake.” it came across as more like a raspberry tea than anything. I’m hoping that this is just because my tastebuds are off so i’ll withhold rating it until i’m better. Either way it was still a lovely cup of tea that i quite enjoyed :) I’m looking forward to trying my other samples when i get them.

Terri HarpLady

I think I need to check out Bluebird, they have some tasty looking teas!

Sil

in june you mean of course :)

Terri HarpLady

that’s right, no orders until june…and I have to get my total teas down to 200 also :)

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Nothing to add much on this one, see previous tasting notes. I had a travel mug of this today while running some quick errands. Have to love buy one get one free towels that are uber awesome quality :)

TastyBrew

That you do. Hope they wash and dry well. :-)

Amariel

It’s on my Della Terra wish list.

Terri HarpLady

I wish I still had some of this…

Sil

lol terri i actually traded for some more of it to tie me over until my della terra order gets here :)

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drank Peach Oolong by The London Tea Room
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sipdown! a sil sized cup for me and a share with a friend :) Thanks terri for sending some of this my way. For an oolong? this ain’t half bad…for a peach tea, there’s a bit of an after taste here that is sitting funny in my mouth this morning. I’m not sure if that has anything to do with my sinuses being messed up, but it’s not my favourite taste. That being said though, it’s not a bad taste, just an after taste that it’s my fav. Overall this is a pretty decent tea. I like that the peach has a bit of sour too it, as if they’re slightly on the unripe side. But not enough to detract from the peach taste. thanks again terri!

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drank The Sweet Life by PureAromaTea
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backlog sipdown! (223, after some adds and deletions but there’s another box waiting at the post office for me….eek!)

Another tea that went off to my friend last night after sharing a cup. I don’t think i’d reorder this but not because it isn’t a lovely tea. I just don’t love the taste of marzipan so it wouldn’t be something i would need to have on hand lots. I would however pick this up now and then in the sampler size to have a few cups :)

Terri HarpLady

gotta love those samplers!

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drank Strawberry & Kiwi by PureAromaTea
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backlog sipdown! I had another cup of this last night but the rest went off with a friend who is looking for more variety in her herbal teas. She’s suffering from a heart arythmia and so her doc has said no more caffeine for a bit. So she came over to raid my cupboard since she knew i’d have a bunch to toss her way lol She was pretty amazed that i have 200+ teas and they all tuck away nicely in my bookcase. I think i’ve given her some ideas lol. I quite enjoyed this tea and will likely pick some up again. :)

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drank Starry Night by Art of Tea
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backlog sipdown!

sooo this cup of this tea? no thanks..but the last cup was delicious. So either i had a cup with more star anise than the first one or i did something wrong this second time. I don’t think i’d stock this permanently in my cupboard as a result of having two vastly different experiences. Thank you tastybrew though for sending this my way!

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drank Keemun by The Tea Spot
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backlog sipdown! Had this yesterday and after all of that, this is a pretty middle of the road keemun for me. It’s not bad but it’s not exciting and different. This could be in my cupboard or not. I’m still glad to have tried it, since i wouldn’t be opposed to having it in my cupboard again :)

Terri HarpLady

I think the first time I tasted this one I really enjoyed it, there was some novelty to it that I can’t quite remember. The last time it wasn’t really all that for me. I really enjoy Keemun’s, but they aren’t Assam or Yunnan, if you know what I mean ;)

Sil

haha yeah! I do like my keemun from red blossom though…it’s much more smokey than this one. Overall give me an assam anyday. not sure where i fit with yunnans yet :)

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backlog and sipdown!

I tried this hot brewed yesterday and man it was super delicious! I actually think i prefer this hot or would brew it hot and then cool it down. It was super tasty and i ended up gulping it down and getting to the bottom of my giant cup way too quickly. Thanks so much for this one lala! love it! especially since it’s a herbal i can add to my list :)

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Lala

This is definitely one of my new favorites too!

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drank Keemun by The Tea Spot
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I had this earlier in the day when I was trying to see how I was feeling. Sadly I don’t recall much, beyond feeling like it was an average every day kind of Keemun. Ill write more after I have the last cup of this.

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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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