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drank Prickly Pear by Tea Desire
7440 tasting notes

roswell strange sent this one my way and it’s a good thing I’m drinking this sick lol I think. There were some massive rose buds in thinks that admittedly I dug out before brewing. It was a nice enoug cup, but not something I need to stock in my cupboard. I think?? I prefer the tea from Cornelia bean of he the same name, though this was a nice light fruit tea.

FInal Count: 219 (not bad 20 teas over the weekend while i was sick!)

Terri HarpLady

Still sick? poor girl

Roswell Strange

It’s good cold brewed; the rose is less noticeable. Tea Desire loves adding big chunks of things in their fruit blends though.

Sil

2 days of sleeping almost non stop and i’m finally feeling a bit better today though my cough is no hell. Working from home so that i don’t get anyone at the office sick.

Terri HarpLady

Glad your starting to mend

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Sucky tasting notes abound…sorry team…just trying to track this so I can get back to sleep. This is another courtesy of variaTEA and a decent one at that. It still can’t compete against the pumpkin tea that Terri and I love but this was a nice enough visit with the pumpkin spice :) thanks for sharing VT!

Terri HarpLady

Hopefully in about 4 months we’ll be able to get more of that awesome pumpkin tea!!

Dexter

Jealous of that special pumpkin tea. Hope you feel better soon Sil.

Sil

dexter, when there is more to be had, you will get some!

Terri HarpLady

We’ll have to place a seriously ridiculous bulk order :)

Dexter

Seriously ridiculous bulk order sounds like a good time to me – especially if I can get even a small piece of it. :))

Sil

yeah…i’d do at least 200g…

Sil

have you even tried it yet dexter? lol

Dexter

No I haven’t, but I’ve tried a MOUNTAIN of pumpkin teas and Della Terra Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie is my favorite. That should tell how excited I am to have the opportunity to try this one. Based on your comments I anticipate making everything else seem like warm swill water….

Sil

ew..no this one is better than della terra’s…though to be fair it’s got ginger, so if you’re a ginger hater, it won’t be for you :)

Dexter

I don’t mind ginger if it enhances rather that obliterates the other flavors. :))

TheTeaFairy

I.love.pumpkin.tea.too. Just saying…

Sil

hahahaha

boychik

ok ppl, i need this what you are talking about. i dont know what tea is that, but based on your conspiracy … very intriguing…

Sil

terri sent me some, i feel in love with it…it’s terribly delicious and fresh and made with love and real pumpkin chunks… and it’s gone…and it’s a sad time because it’s pumpkin AND ginger..and i love it.

TheTeaFairy

(Boychik, I don’t know, just tried to infiltrate the thread also…)

boychik

good to know. i put it on my want list:)
TheTeaFairy ROFL

Dexter

So really we are right back where we started with Terri needing to place a seriously ridiculous bulk order for us. ;))
Notice how I too just assumed my way in.

Sil

that’s how it goes.. and all i have to say is…as long as i get at least 200g…you ladies are all welcome to share in the joy of a giant order. lol otherwise…BACK OFF! (i kid i kid! but i wish i had this one to add to the GCTTB)

Terri HarpLady

OK Peeps, don’t get too excited, because it is only available in the Fall. The gal who makes it used locally grown org pumpkins, which she roasts & then dehydrates, & that is the basis for the tea! Maybe I should plant pumpkins this year…it’s been awhile since I grew them.

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drank Triple Creamy by Bayswater Tea Co.
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Latte of this one with dinner….added a few cacao nibs just to really make it chocolatey…sooo delicious…

QueenOfTarts

Do you think this tea is particularly creamy? I’m always on the hunt for one!

OMGsrsly

It’s 3 types of chocolate, so I’d be more inclined to call it “Triple Chocolate”.

Sil

yeah… it’s chocolate – i don’t love it brewed normally but brewed in milk, i’m a happy camper

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drank Hua Ki by Lupicia
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Cold brew of this one produced a decent cup of fruity juice. I’ve spent all day sleeping so up for dinner, a few things of liquid then back to bed for me

VariaTEA

Feel better Sil!! I have been sleeping too but of course my sister managed to wake me from a wonderful slumber.

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YYZ sent this one my way and let me tell you, i am a FAN! this is how i want more darjeelings to taste. :) I’m not sure what previous years tasted like but this is not floral and doesn’t have that typical darjeeling taste that i tend not to enjoy all that much. i am going back to bed…sick is not a fun place to be and today i’m too exausted to be even out of bed..but it was nice to get in a couple cups of tea. especially such nice cups.

OMGsrsly

Get better, Sil!

yyz

So glad you like it! By teabox’s and the old Darjeeling expresses description of this tea this years flavour is probably more typical, than my previous box with it being sweeter with more chocolate notes. My previous box kind of reminded me of a mature deciduous forest with herbal and loam and green floral notes along with the fruit and cocoa. It tasted a little bit cooler and green, but still very good. It’s interesting how the Yunnan translates to the Darjeeling environment. The tea can get muscatel characteristics if you give it a long steep. I found them at about 5 min, but I love the warm, cocoa fruit mix of shorter steeps. Hope you got lots of rest today and are feeling better!

Sil

I’m really looking forward to trying the other teas you event my way. I’ve just been cautious this weekend as I’m not sure how impacted my taste buds are by being sick…..so far, though, they seem to be doing ok..

boychik

Feel better;)

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drank Bai Lin Kung Fu by Shang Tea
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boychik sent this one my way and fulfilled one of my wishlist teas. I’ve been wanting to try this one again since i had it almost a year ago and didn’t get the chance to write much about it. this is a great tea. this is smooth and clean…there’s a bit of a note in here that could almost be floral but it’s not…if that makes any sense. There’s a sweetness here to, making this a unique cup of tea. thanks for the re-visit boychik!

boychik

I just love anything fr Shang( except jasmine just not a fan in general)

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drank Orange Kidd by Lupicia
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i had high hopes for this one given some of lupicia’s other flavoured teas. turns out this one isn’t bad, but it’s not nearly as orange as i want it to be….however that seems to be the case with all the orange teas i have haha. this one isn’t bad…there’s none of that weird woodsy rooibos taste that i don’t like in a rooibos, but you still get a hint of the rooibos in the background. over all not bad. i’ll have to see if future steepings can make this a little more orange intense with a little tweaking.

Final count: 224 (I doubt I can get through 24 tomorrow but hey, you never know…)

OMGsrsly

I know I’m cheering you on from the sidelines!

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drank Chai Apricot by Tea Desire
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i dind’t realize that i’d had this one before until i looked at the tasting notes for this one. i have to say that this time around, i’m find it less appealing. theres something about the smell that is just turning me off, though to be fair it might just be that whole being sick factor. i was looking for something with a little kick to it, but tonight this is just feeling weak and sweet. weirdness. chalking it up to not being well.

(oh thanks for sending this my way roswell strange!)

Ysaurella

I didn’t realize I had this one…;) you need to accentuate the sipdown sessions it seems :D

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Roswell strange sent this one my way and i was a little excited to drink it, especially after she corrected my cupboard to get the right tea in to it… turns out i like this one a lot. while the banana tea from Rivertea is basically liquid banana bread – this one is a little less sweet and slightly less intensely banana. i attribute that to the chocolate. still not a huge fan of the weird looking tea is produces, but i did enjoy this a lot. and in the grand scheme of teas, i’d probably be able to drink this one more often than the river tea one because of the fact that it’s a little more laid back. :)

VariaTEA

This is less sweet than Happy Banana?! Now I am afraid of what Happy Banana will taste like because I found this incredibly cloying.

Sil

Lmao. Liquid, banana bread.

VariaTEA

I hope so.

Roswell Strange

I’m excited for Happy Banana! I really want to compare the two. I love this one, though :) Glad you do too.

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drank Buddha Bamboo by Tea Desire
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yay! tea from roswell strange and VariaTEA this was one of two? overlaps between the girls when they both sent me teas…i figure that’s pretty good since i know how much sharing the two of them do :) i liked this one a lot…though i can’t for the life of me remember what i liked about it because my other half came home and tucked me in to bed and i fell asleep. clearly i needed it..i only ever nap when i’m not well. soooo thanks for sending me this one. i’d drink it again lol

Terri HarpLady

I’m glad he takes good care of you :)

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