4861 Tasting Notes

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I had this earlier today…seems like so long ago. Another swap from Terriharplady that was quite delicious! While not my favourite assam, it’s certainly one i wouldn’t turn down! I’m just not in love with it like i am with steven…er i mean #49 :)

Terri HarpLady

Did I mention that I had a crush on a kid named Steven Smith when I was 10 or something like that? ;)

Sil

haha awesome

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SIPDOWN! Yeah that’s right. No hoarding! So i had this today while getting ready for work, something i normally don’t indulge in. Lookingforward to June when i can pick up more of this as it’s a really nice assam. Of course that depends on whether or not I can get my cupboard to amanageable state by June as well. I’ve got something waiting for me at the post office today AND if my tea mule is at work today, that’s my three orders from May that have arrived. Not to mention the tea with Raritea and Kittenna lol Ah well…at least i’m sort of hovering at the 200 mark (227 to be exact at the moment). We have a release weekend on saturday so i’m sure i’ll be drinking plenty of tea from 9pm until 3am. yeah that’s right… party at my place! woot woot!

Anyway, i digress…if you like assams, this tea is for sure worth picking up and trying :) Thanks again terri!

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sipdown! I shared this with a friend the other night and left myself just enough for another large sil mug of this one. I really do like this – just a delicious fruity blend to enjoy in the summer.

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drank Caramel Cream by PureAromaTea
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I really like this version of green caramel. I’m pretty sure it’s my favourite so far. There’s just something about it that is seriously creamy and delicious without any sort of bitterness. if i need a green caramel in my cupboard it’l be this one for sure!

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drank Vicky's Sponge Cake by Bluebird Tea Co.
4861 tasting notes

So i wanted to try this as a cold brew since the warm cup i had was more raspberry than sponge cake. It turns out, the cake was hiding in the cold brew :) This is a creamy cup of delicious cake like tea. I am digging this. Now i just need to try and figure out how to get this taste with a hot brew!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
tattooed_tea

I can’t wait for my order to get here.

Courtney

These Bluebird teas keep popping up on my feed with great reviews – I may have to give in and order some myself!

Tealizzy

How long did you cold brew it for?

Sil

Some where around 10-14 hours…. I never time them. Just toss them I and drink them somewhere between 1 to 3 days later lol

Tealizzy

Nice!! I’m going to have to try this one cold!

Cavocorax

Ooh. I’ll have to ice it!

Hallieod

See, I knew it’d find a better home with you. :) We just gave up when we couldn’t discern any cake.

Sil

If i figure it out hot, i’ll let you know how i managed it lol but so far i’m with you on the hot = no cake :)

tattooed_tea

How do I open the packages? Do I have to cut the tops off? It’s been here for 45 mins & I haven’t smelt them yet, I’m having anxiety ahhhh lol

Cavocorax

Not sure why, but it does make me think of sponge cake when it’s hot – only because it gives in my mouth? IDK. It’s an imagined texture thing perhaps.

Sil

tattoed_Tea – pretty sure you just cut the top off. I got mine in a swap from hallieod but it looks like that’s what she did to me. IE. it’s no resealable, which would be my only negative comment….i prefer resealable packages! :)

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drank Chai by Red Blossom Tea Company
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mmm had a tasty tasty cup of this in the morning with a splash of milk and sweetner. It’s warming up, so i won’t be overly inclined to drink chai moving forward, so it’s nice to be able to drink it when the urge strikes. Still enjoying the blend of these spices!

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drank Keemun Mao Feng by The London Tea Room
4861 tasting notes

mmmm another tasty black courtesy of Terriharplady! This is a pretty enjoyable keemun. I think, as I have more of them, i’m coming to learn that i tend to prefer assams over keemuns, though i don’t find keemuns objectionable. I like the maltiness of this particular keemun. There isn’t a lot of smoke happening in this tea, which is nice as i don’t need much of that this morning. There is some though, and it adds a nice depth to this tea. Overall a pretty decent little number!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Earl Grey De La Creme by Red Leaf Tea
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I figured with my senses being off, i might as well taken this opportunity to try out the bergamot filled tea that Hallieod sent my way :) She did warn me that it was coming, so no harm there. Turns out, that i’m ok with earl grey cream. Mostly because to me? It tastes like lemon. Which may or not be weird. Holding off on rating this one for now until my sinuses and such clean up but so far, not a terrible cup, though still nothing i’d ever be ordering for myself :)

Lala

I knew you would eventually move over to the EG side :P

Sil

no no no no no! the only earl grey i seem to be able to handle is earl grey creams…because they taste like lemon. lol

Lala

Just keep telling yourself that. Haha!

Hallieod

….. lemon? Well, hmmmm. Not quite seeing it, but glad it worked anyway! :)

Sil

Yeah don’t ask me why but earl grey cream consistently tastes like a lemon cream to me. Apparently it messes up my taste buds just enough lol

Terri HarpLady

As a former EG-phobe, I’ve gradually grown to appreciate a few. The EG from Smith (#55) is particularly nice!
I think the big deciding for me is whether they use real essential oil, real fruit, or some lame artificial flavoring.
Also, the first time I tasted cheesecake, I hated it. It took awhile for me to love it. Unfortunately I’m allergic to milk now (probably always was, just didn’t realize it), so I never get cheesecake (probably a good thing, as I would eat it too much).

Cavocorax

Lemon cream sounds better than perfume (which is what I get with some EG’s).

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drank Vicky's Sponge Cake by Bluebird Tea Co.
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thank you halieod for sending some of this along with our swap. Even though i’m slightly sick – ie. congested and my sense of taste is a little off, i figured that I would have a cup last night since i figured the raspberry would cut through things. I was right! This was a lovely cup of tea, though i’m sad to say that i didn’t get much in the way of “cake.” it came across as more like a raspberry tea than anything. I’m hoping that this is just because my tastebuds are off so i’ll withhold rating it until i’m better. Either way it was still a lovely cup of tea that i quite enjoyed :) I’m looking forward to trying my other samples when i get them.

Terri HarpLady

I think I need to check out Bluebird, they have some tasty looking teas!

Sil

in june you mean of course :)

Terri HarpLady

that’s right, no orders until june…and I have to get my total teas down to 200 also :)

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Nothing to add much on this one, see previous tasting notes. I had a travel mug of this today while running some quick errands. Have to love buy one get one free towels that are uber awesome quality :)

TastyBrew

That you do. Hope they wash and dry well. :-)

Amariel

It’s on my Della Terra wish list.

Terri HarpLady

I wish I still had some of this…

Sil

lol terri i actually traded for some more of it to tie me over until my della terra order gets here :)

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