6501 Tasting Notes

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sipdownd of this one. Second cup around there’s a flavour in here i do not like. I can handle the spicy heat of this, but there’s an almost soapy? floral? flavour in the background that i’m not happy with. That being said, this makes me want to go dig sichuan caravan out of the cupboard and have that for the other sort of spicy ginger love it flavour. Thanks for sharing this dexter!

Cavocorax

This is listed as a black chia, but it’s a rooibos, isn’t it? It’s gotta be. Unless I’m crazy.

Sil

Rooibos as far as I’m concerned :)

Terri HarpLady

Mmm….Sichuan caravan…

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sipdown! thanks missb i LOVE the way this one smells. Brewed up it’s also really quite tasty! Such that i may need to think about picking up a small quantity of this in future. :) It’s tangy without being pucker face sour and it smells wonderful! I have a feeling this wouldn’t be too bad as a cold brew either :)

Dexter

Interesting, the eucalyptus scares me. When I hear eucalyptus I think vicks vapo rub. Couldn’t imagine it in a tea, but your tasting note doesn’t really sound like vicks, so hmmmm maybe…

Terri HarpLady

hmmmm…eucalyptus grapefruit?
I love both of them individually, one for aromatherapy & the to eat AND for aromatherapy. I can’t imagine them together, but would love to try that combo, just to see.

Sil

If i get some with my future herbal infusions order, I’ll send some to both of you :)

Terri HarpLady

That’s because you’re awesome!

MissB

I’ve got extra I can send over too if anyone wants to try.

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sipdown! (184) another quick sipdown tonight while watching fringe. Decent enough, but not worthy of a restock! thanks dexter!

Terri HarpLady

Tony & I are back to watching Supernatural, middle of season 5 :)

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76
drank Spiked Eggnog by Herbal Infusions
6501 tasting notes

sipdown! mostly because i really need to drink up some of these teas because HOLY THERE ARE TEA STORES IN CHICAGO! like close to the hotel…i can handle a 25 min walk for tea. I anticipate leaving early from work on monday and going to buy tea….just a hunch. I’m sure that now that i’ve said that, the world will conspire to keep me away from everything tea related but a girl’s gotta try!

this tea was less yummy the second time around but still decent enough to enjoy. not a restock though as there are others i prefer. Appreciate it though dexter! i’ve had a lovely time with these :)

Anna

What, WHAT. You’re going to CHICAGO?!

Fjellrev

Snap to it, Sil. Better make some room for your obvious Chicago tea haul! Chug, chug, chug.

Sil

yeah i leave Sunday night, but get in too late to actually explore tea places… work all day monday – hoping i can get out of work with enough time to at least run up to one tea shop (it’s a 25 mins walk ish), would then have to get dinner and do some work… then tuesday, get up, check out, work all day and fly home… not a fun time but i’m hoping i can get out monday for just an hour or so.

Lala

Ha ha, I would totally walk 25 min to get tea, but if I was out of milk – no way. That would have to wait. Priorities.

Sil

oh i don’t mind the walk…even an hour would be fine..and i COULD technically figure out the red line to get there but walking = checking out some of the places on the way.

Adagio and Tea Gschwender are both there…and if i walk back to the hotel, there’s always the magnificent mile or Macy’s near the hotel if i REALLY want to shop.

Sil

…though i hate shopping for things other than tea lol

Anna

Oh, but the FOODS. And the COCKTAILS.

Okay, which tea stores? Which.

Dinosara

Where will you be in Chicago/what tea store? (Lived there for 5 years!)

Anna

I love that everyone posted exactly at the same time. Sil, you said the magic words, ‘tea shopping’ and ’Chicago’. Who doesn’t get excited about that?

Sil

haha I’m staying at the W Downtown, but I was going to walk up the mile (and then head in a bit) to maybe try hitting adagio and tea gschwender since they’re sort of close to one another.

Unless you have some other secret places i should go to Dinosara…I pretty much just hit goggle tonight as i haven’t had any time otherwise. Plus, there’s a chance i’ll be back another 3-10 times this year so what i don’t hit now, i can hit later. The office is near that hotel so i’ll always be staying in that area…ish

Dinosara

I don’t have too many specific suggestions for you because I wasn’t really tea obsessed when I lived there. You should find an Argo, though, there are a few throughout the city.

Anna

Argo have exploded! Last time I was there, there was one, now there are like 8, or something.

Terri HarpLady

I go to chicago once a year to visit the harp factory. I almost never do anything else there. There was a tea shop there for awhile, but they closed before I got a chance to check them out.

Sil

argo is next door to work i think :)

Anna

I will admit I don’t like their stuff, but I like the free wi-fi, the decor (in the cosy ones)/the people-watching (the less cosy, but more lively ones) and their mugs. Especially the old ones with all the dots. I might possibly have a few at home.

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Another tea that i had this morning and that i’m nearly out of. I haven’t yet figured out yet though if that’s because i’m trying to find an excuse to have to place another order now that LB is back in stock lol. I do really enjoy this blend, though it’s not one for everyday heh!

Fjellrev

I agree. I thought I’d like this one more than LB but no dice!

Terri HarpLady

I REALLY want to place another Verdant order. I need to get a bunch of this, some more of the Vanilla Citrus Spice, & try out the new LB

Sil

i have two coupons to use before the end of january so i WILL be placing an order, even if it’s a small one heh

Terri HarpLady

Little Terri is really trying to be good :\

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78
drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
6501 tasting notes

I think i’ve got it in my head that i need to finish this one off since i’m so close to the end of one of the bags of this i own. I’ve got more waiting to be opened but i’m almost at the end of my July order heh. I love this tea a ton…it might just need to be what i bring with me to chicago!

Pandeme

This is one of the teas I bought when I wen crazy shopping online the other day, I’m excited to try it!

Sil

nice! hope you like it, it’s one of my favs from verdant…one haha

tigress_al

I’m pretty sure I need to order this!

Sil

tigress – if you haven’t at least tried it, i recommend it. it’s quite lovely!

Terri HarpLady

You’re going to Chicago?
Are you coming to St. Louis? It’s not that far away… :)

Sil

St. Louis is your birthday weekend IF t group continues to participate in the sessions. I’ll be doing my best to convince them I need to go to that.

Terri HarpLady

I hope hope hope it happens! That would be the best birthday present ever!

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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
6501 tasting notes

another one from this morning as i wanted something a little flavoured for the day. I was glad to have this one as well and for some odd reason it went perfectly with my lemon poppyseed loaf this morning :)

Terri HarpLady

I almost had this one earlier :)

Dexter

I have this in my purse as a work tea – need to try it again…

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First tea of the day. Admittedly i haven’t done much tea drinking today as work got busy and now that i’m home i just want to go to bed. heh Still loving this and looking forward to being able to place another order in the near-ish future to replenish my stock heh

Anna

I wish people would stop drinking this tea. It always dashes at the worst possible time, making me hungry. (The picture looks like SUSHI.)

Sil

hahahahahaha it so does haha

Anna

I starve and you laugh!

TheTeaFairy

Nana-nana-na, I’m-gonna-taste-it, cause-sil-sent-some-my-way!
(What’s wrong with me today? I sound like such a brat!)

Lala

MMmmmmm, tiger sushi.

Terri HarpLady

mmmmm, sushi!!

Kamyria

Omg.. it looks like sushi! I love sushi!

Starfevre

I have thought the sushi thing as well, for quite some time. Takes me a second every time I look at the picture.

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drank Champagne Cider by Butiki Teas
6501 tasting notes

186.

I had a lovely cup of this tonight while watching fringe and trying to organise/plan/explore flight options for florida for vacation. We owe our friends a visit this year but we also have a wedding out in cape breton that will be really bloody expensive and i need to find time to get away from everything so that i actually relax. I promised my other half we’d try somewhere new this year so i’ve been trying to figure out where that should be. I really enjoyed getting to try these amoda/butiki teas. Thanks again for the wonderful gesture dexter!

Anna

I want to go to Cape Breton so bad – it looks ridiculously beautiful.

Somewhere new in the entire world or do you have any specific demands?

Sil

yeah…in the entire world lol My other half basically hadn’t travelled until he hooked up with me. I’ve now managed to get him to 5? different countries in 4 years, though the US and Canada hardly count.

I just can’t decide if we should do something like a week in france/uk or go to peru or china or or or or or…. lol or even something closer to home like new york (he’s never been) but i feel like that could maybe be done over a weekend if i save a bit more..

Anna

NY feels very weekendy to me, but that’s probably because I loathe the place, haha.

You’ve been to China before, right? I think I remember reading something about that in a tasting note. If you haven’t been around Guilin, seen the rice terraces, stayed at one of the guest houses along the river, then I’d definitely recommend that.

And Vietnam, and Cambodia, and France also sounds great, and and and… haha. Sorry, once I get started, it’s so hard to stop.

Nicole

I have never been to NY either. We are going in June but not sure for how long – at least over a weekend. Come in June and we can all be tourists together. LOL

Sil

I love New York…though I think I’d prefer it in he the fall….

And yes Anna….so many choices!

yyz

Tough… So many choices…Never been to New York either, that I remember. Despite the fact that my cousin thinks I’ll loathe it (not enough green space), my father was born there so I’ll probably go there someday.

Terri HarpLady

Tony wants the 2 of us to take our next trip to Austria.

Sil

Austria would be nice…
yyz – New York is fantastic and there are green spaces you can find if you know where to look. it’s got such a diversity going on..love it!

boychik

I love NY. I feel complete here. And every time we go somewhere I’m looking forward to come back.

Anna

boychik: That’s awesome! I think. I didn’t have that feeling for the longest time, and now that I’ve actually found a place where I feel like that, I don’t quite know what to do with it – run away or make it happen?

boychik

Listen to your heart, Anna. You cannot always run away.
The beauty of traveling is you should always come back home. Just my 2 cents, sorry;)

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78
drank Zhu Rong Yunnan Black by Verdant Tea
6501 tasting notes

my other morning tea. Such a good tasty treat to kick off the day. I love this tea.

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