5605 Tasting Notes

90
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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last cup of the evening! Still have another bag of this one left and that makes me happy. It’s like a taste of summer in the winter months :)

Final count: 82

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70
drank Chai Cacao by Tisano
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my darling swedish chef sent this one my way. I opted to have it tonight and all i can say is that this tastes like normal cacao. no spicy…no chai…just some cacao…. :( Good to know though since i would have likely bought this one myself heh

Fjellrev

Ha, weird, I find it’s rather heavy on the cinnamon. Kind of like Aztec hot chocolate stuff.

Sil

strange..it was like cacao…just cacao

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85
drank Cookie by Lupicia
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YAY for finishing this one off so that i can reorder it again in the future haha. Latte form as well :)

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83

this + maple = yum! not much else to say that hasn’t been said before..i’d totally get this again but 50g please! haha not that i’m done my first 100g yet

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76

thank you for sending this one my way dinosara it was ages ago but i’m finally sorting through my smaller puerh samples, trying to clean up my cupboard AND take the time to focus on what i’m drinking at least once a week. I’ve been drinking this one all morning – though i suppose it’s now afternoon.

What i’ve started to figure out is that i get a smoke like taste often when i drink sheng…it’s not like lapsang smoke…but it comes through as “smoke” to my taste buds. This particular tea was earthy and vegetal like asparagus and then turned creamy. Overall a nice relaxing time today while cleaning up around the house.

boychik

smoke as smoked meats ?

Sil

more like…what your clothes smell like after being at a bonfire or near a woodstove….there’s a taste that tastes like that smell lol

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88

This was a cup from earlier this morning. All i can really recall from it this morning was that is reminded me of the sweetness you get from jam…or at least that’s how it smelled haha I’m still loving this tea. I love the way it looks and tastes, so i’m glad i still have a bunch of it :)

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81
drank Mint Cacao Tea by Tisano
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my darling swedish chef sent this one my way to try and i’m super glad she did. I have to say, i’m not one of those people who tends to drink cacao on it’s own. I much prefer it as an addition to teas to give them that roasty chocolatey taste. I’m drinking these samples on their own though as i want to get a better sense of how they’ll work with other teas. This one is hints of mint with a lot of cacao. I enjoy it, but i’m not sure i see the point of the mint lol. I’d likely just add cacao to a mint tea so that the mint was more present and i could control the mint level. Enjoyable, though..and a nice cup to end the evening. Time for bed with my headache not getting much better.

Final Count: 85

Kittenna

I have a wicked headache tonight too. Not sure whether it’s dehydration or lack of tea (or something else entirely). Sigh. Hope you’re feeling better [in the morning]!

Fjellrev

Are you feeling better today, the both of you? What is with us getting headaches lately. Yeesh.

Yeah, I wish they put more mint in here. I swear HI’s was mintier? But I like the idea of just customizing mint teas by adding the plain cacao to it.

Kittenna

I was feeling better… until I had a headache today too! It’s gone now though. 95% sure mine are the two causes I previously mentioned, so they should be avoidable. My boyfriend and roommate have also had headaches lately, though. :(

Fjellrev

Aww, no. I had another one today too. They just keep coming. So weird!

Kittenna

Boo :( Weather was my guess that’s more applicable to people other than myself. None of us typically get headaches. (My boyfriend in particular, and he absolutely hates them).

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88
drank Kapha Organic by TeaGschwendner
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gawd i love this tea. Perfectly spicy and delicious and will be a restock, even if this particular bag seems to be super fiery! lol if you enjoy things with a little kick, this really is a tasty cup.

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85

nomity nom nom. Another one of those teas that i really need to drink more often (especially since i have two tins of it) because it’s super tasty. I think i axctually prefer it a little more now that it’s sat around for a bit heh.

Cameron B.

Yes, now you can claim it’s “aged” and therefore fancier. ;)

Sil

hahahahaha

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85
drank Lime Gelato by DAVIDsTEA
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another tea from this afternoon. While i’m not making much direct progress with sipdowns, i am getting a bunch of teas within sipdown range, so i’m happy with that since next weekend is going to be a whole lot of not very much tea. Still enjoying this one as both a hot tea and a “hey i forgot about this tea and now it’s totally cold” just enough creamy lime to make me happy heh

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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.

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