5775 Tasting Notes

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sipdown! woot woot! This has a bit of a fruity taste to it. It’s not a dark bold brew but it is pretty decent. it’s a nice one to be drinking with my apple cinnamon bread thingy lol

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drank Old Silver Tea Pot by Fortnum & Mason
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sipdown! thnks terri and nofars. While this is a decent enough cup of tea for me, there’s a bit of astringency here that i’m not a huge fan of. it’s not unenjoyable but it means that this is not a tea that i need to keep in my cupboard :)

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drank Golden Monkey by Hediard
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sipdown! (252…going to be a long day..) This was a tea from NofarS, via my tea sister terri!I really love this one. There’s a sense of malty chocolate coming off this one that is really tasty, especially in contrast to the qimen. Really glad i had the chance to try this one!

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Thank you dinosara! This tea surprised me. I didn’t expect it to taste as it does, since most of the keemuns that i have tried have also been sort of lightly smokey with a darker note to them. This one is almost fruity, sweet and then it smacks you in the face with it’s smokiness, which isn’t overwhelming in my opinion but it IS obviously smokey. I drank half of this straight (western brewed) and then did as i usually do with keemuns and added a small bit of maple syrup. oh man…now THAT is the sweet spot. i love the way the two flavours blend together in this one. Looking forward to a few more steeps of this one. As others have mentioned, not sure it’s worthy of the reserve club BUT it is tasty :) and i’m super awesomely glad dinosara sent it to me because i am loving it!

Kittenna – this is probably not one for you.

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Dinosara

Glad to be able to send this one to you to try! I will probably sipdown the rest of this today.

Kittenna

Thanks Sil! Gotta find something else to top up my order with… seriously need 5 cents more!

Sil

sample something?

Kittenna

Yeah, except there isn’t anything I won’t have tried! May wait until something new is released…. dangerous.

Sil

hahahaha i’m trying to hold off until november…. dear god i don’t need more tea

Dinosara

I hear you… I want to order more of one of the reserve teas, but I want to try to wait until November. There are 34 oz if it left and I am monitoring it just in case!

Dinosara

I actually really loved the 2013 Yabao (surprised me!). Thinking I will splurge on a stock of it since it will age like a puerh.

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drank Cinnamon Swirl Bread by sTEAp Shoppe
5775 tasting notes

this was my other tea today and i’m happy for it. While i still love this one, i love it a little less than when i first picked it up, and i am starting to prefer the flavours in brioche. However, this is still a tasty delicious tea that i’m happy i have in my cupboard! :)

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sipdown! the last little bit of this will go in a box somewhere for someone to try, just so that this is shared with more people. I have really enjoyed my first samples from TTC and i’m excited that my second order is on it’s way so that i can share more with friends :) This one is included again in that second order since i am a fan!

(222…and while i hoped to get down to 200 this weekend, not sure that will happen with my swap from dinosara that arrived…but i can still try!)

Dexter

Interesting, I was drinking Red Jade by Tealux today. Need to add this to my list. Don’t need more tea yet, can’t order more tea yet..

Sil

hmmm might need to do a comparison lol

Terri HarpLady

I think I’ve only donned maybe sipdown all week, with boxes arriving in the next week or 2, I’ll probably be back up to 300 in no time!

Sil

i’m trying to get at least one sipdown a day…so that i make progress all week so i can go crazy on the weekend!

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drank Vanilla Bean Black Tea by sTEAp Shoppe
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Very nearly a sipdown with this one. I have just a little left to do a taste comparison with 2 other vanilla blacks in my cupboard, possibly tomorrow. This was my morning tea. I’ve been trying to do myself a favour and make my travel mug teas and then make another cup of tea that i have to sit and drink at the table while not doing anything else, before i leave for work. Why? Because my days have been super long, and doing this guarantees that i take 5-20 mins every day for myself. to sit. to drink. to relax.

This tea is pretty average, but decent enough. I think after a full 2 oz of it, i’m about done with it, though i would possibly order it again in future on a rotational basis. it’s not astringent and the flavour is nice enough.

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drank Kenyan Black by Justea
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i had this in the morning..you know its bad and busy when you can’t remember the teas you made that day….

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drank Golden Assam by Tao Tea Leaf
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uh..sipdown. i had this something like 17 hours ago. it was a good start to my day. i feel really bad because i have no idea what to write about it. I think it was fairly average…nothing spectacular but an over all decent version. i apologise tao…you deserve a better review.

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everyone is trying my brioche…and that’s ok ’cause i like to share..but now i feel like hoarding since it took me so long to be able to get it in stock with a sale lol. i think next time i pick up 4oz lol

Fjellrev

I trust your judgement, so next time there is a sale, I would definitely order some for myself. :)

TastyBrew

Yeah, this tea is one I feel ok buying in bulk because I’ll never get sick of it. So yummy.

Sil

incendiare…i can send some your way to try first. Tastybrew was super generous to me and i’m happy to pay it forward lol

Fjellrev

Nono, you don’t really have to! I was going to order last time but couldn’t figure out what else to order, and wasn’t sure if the samples of other stuff are really worth $4, so I got frustrated and walked away haha. But if you truly think this tea is that great, I’ll seriously take the plunge and make an order sometime.

Sil

so i ordered samples the other day with my order just because i had a little extra cash..from the way some of them are working out you’ll get about 5-6 normal people cups worth in the samples

Fjellrev

Oh wow, that’s pretty decent then. Thanks for letting me know.

Terri HarpLady

oohhhh, brioche…sigh…

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