6066 Tasting Notes

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drank Northern Wilds by Verdant Tea
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sipdown…i couldn’t finish this cup. Sorry verdant but this one just isn’t for me. too similar to 52 teas witching hour i think it was for this to be tasty.

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drank Lao Tong Zhi 2011 Sheng by Verdant Tea
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I had this over the afternoon but sadly i lost my tasting notes on it. Luckily my tea sister is awesome and i have another session of this one. it was a pretty delicious cup and i enjoyed a number of steepings!

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drank Cherry Ripe Tea by The Tea Centre
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This is another tea from Alice and i can’t say that I’ve ever had a “cherry ripe” bar but i was curious. I’ll have to try this with milk next time as i mostly had a sense of the coconut while drinking this. There wasn’t a lot of cherry or cranberry. However, this is chocolatey and coconuty. Coconut isn’t my favourite taste but i was still looking forward to drinking this. I’m glad i have a few more cups! thanks Alice!

alice

Haha yes I agree that there is almost no cherry or cranberry in it. Definitely one for the coconut lovers.

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90

sipdown! yeah i figured what the heck. To be honest, i like normal LB better than this version. it’s not bad, but this version has a little bit more…dirt? taste than the other.

Barbara

90 for ‘a little more dirt taste’ is still quite an amazing score! :-)

Sil

Haha true…I love me some LB though…and this is still laoshan black, just a little different :)

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87
drank Hip Strawberry White by Steep This!
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So this is like a preemptive sipdown ha! this is one of the teas that Dexter sent my way and i’m choosing to drink this before adding it to my cupboard :)

This comes at a great time, given the two promotions that Steep This! is having right now. I’ve looked at their website a couple of times, but haven’t placed an order because there aren’t “enough” teas that i DO want to try. I’m hoping that they’ll come up with a few more blends in the near future – particularly with black teas!

That being said, this is a great tea! I love strawberry teas but generally they’re either green or black. So this was a nice change. What was even better about this tea is that the strawberry taste is genuine. It’s not that artificial strawberry taste…just straight up strawberry – like dried real strawberries. I don’t much of the “white tea” flavour in this, but really that’s fine with me. most white tea tastes like sweet water to me anyway ha! this would be pretty darn good in summer too…

Dexter

I was happy with the quality of all the teas I got from Steep This!
I agree though there just aren’t enough blends that I’m interested in.

Sil

i tried to pick 6 samples for their buy 4 get 2 free and uh i can only find 5 i’m interested in trying..and that’s if i push it haha

Dexter

If I didn’t have this new MOUNTAIN of tea that is terrifying me, I would be temped to buy 4 samples of this tea and get two more of it free. I think it would be awesome in the summer iced.

yyz

Maybe you could just ask for a second of what you are interested in . I’m kind of in the same boat!

Sil

yeah, i was thinking about that, especially the “fluffier” teas. Truth be told i should just wait….wait, wait wait and keep my cupboard down. haha

tea-sipper

I saw their site yesterday and would have definitely ordered if they had more options!

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95

sipdown. WOW. that’s all i can say, is just wow. This was from the great canadian travelling tea box, though i’m fairly certain this was one that dexter put in. I have been drinking this all morning. Seriously. the smoke is just perfect..and it’s sweet and delicious and every time i forgot what i was drinking and absentmindedly took a sip, i was immediately floored and kept exclaiming Oh! This may actually be one of the first cakes i get around to purchasing from Garrett…even before noble mark or special dark. Because this? this was really good. (though with my luck it’s all sold out or something…keeps happening lol)

Stephanie

:D I love this one too!

Garret

So happy to hear that you are enjoying this one!!! I pressed alot of these and still have more than 200 left, though I might get greedy and hold onto a few tongs for myself :)

I did just score a huge amount of the mao cha from the same producer. It is autumn 2013 crop. Really good. A little less on the smoke, but perfect, nonetheless. Likely, we will do a 2014 pressing of the spring mao cha!!

Sil

sweet! that means there may actually be come left by the time i get all my orders sorted out haha

OMGsrsly

Would you say there’s tobacco or leather flavours with this one too, Sil?

Sil

um………..

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71
drank Apple Pie by The Tea Centre
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this is a sipdown, even though Alice was generous enough to send me enough for a bunch of cups. I just drink big cups AND want to share/return the tea favour with tea friends. So the rest of this is going off to a mystery tea friend since i think she/he might enjoy it. ha! this isn’t bad. i found myself drinking it and wishing it was just a little bit more apple pie like, but still enjoying the flavours and the fact that the tea base is still present, unlike a vast majority of flavoured teas. So thank you Alice this was enjoyable!

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72

mmmm keemun + maple syrup always = my happy place. Especially on colder mornings that i need to get cracking on things. Sipdown as well. I’m not adding the teas dexter sent me until the end of the day so that maybe i can manage to get still be under 160 when i have to add them…or at least not nearly as high above that!

Dexter

I showed great restraint and only sent you 10… and it looks like you are at 156 even with the ones I sent you. Me thinks you are still in reach of 150 by BF.

Terri HarpLady

I might wait until after black friday to add in all the teas you sent me, Sil! LOL, although the ones from Teavivre were already on my list (in an effort to keep up the faith), as were the ones from my Yunnan Sourcing order.

Sil

Dexter…161. There are 5 I’m too lazy to do an entry for on steepsterb exausted they are present from my china a friends:)

Terri…cheating! Hahaha thought don’t blame you….I sent you..um…a lot esp since there were also some inthe. BBB box for you…AND I still have half a box here to go…. Lol

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90
drank Rizhao Black by Ali Express
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Another sipdown! I figured with the incoming BBB Box, i really should get through at least ONE of the teas from the last round! I’ll focus on the others this weekend heh. A great tasting tea that i’m super happy tastybrew sent out way :)

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75

sipdown! I had this early today as i need to get a few sipdowns in today since dexter made my cupboard go up a bunch! I think the BBB Box might also be sitting at the post office for me, so there’s another few teas. I REALLY want to stay as close to 150 as possible to make sure i keep my goal of 150 by black friday. Awesome tea friends are making that hard though! While i’m not an EG lover, i do appreciate getting to try this one out so thanks Cavocorax!

Terri HarpLady

The BBBBox has a few extras in it for you…ahem…

Dexter

(sitting quietly in the corner pondering Terri’s definition of “a few”)

Sil

Dexter….I sure it’s as bad as yours! :)

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